to the OFFICIAL
Day in Dacula
Annual Memorial Day parade in Dacula
Monday, May 29, 2023 10:00 a.m.
The Memorial Day parade
in Dacula is a
solemn event intended to honor the
women who made the ultimate
sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedom we have today.
WE ARE NO
LONGER ACCEPTING PARADE ENTRIES
The parade entry deadline
for the 30th Annual Dacula Memorial Day parade was midnight, Friday,
May 19, 2023.
ALL PARADE PARTICIPANTS AND ATTENDEES are
urged to practice social distancing and are strongly encouraged to wear
face coverings in accordance with the current CDC guidelines.
RESTING AS HEROES
FALLEN HEROES OF GEORGIA
What is Memorial Day all about?
Click HERE for Memorial
Day Facts, Meaning and Traditions
Direction for 2023
DUE TO SAFETY
CONCERNS OF PARTICIPANTS
AND OF SPECTATORS,
THE DIRECTION THE PARADE PROCEEDS WILL BE REVERSED. THE ROUTE IS THE
SAME AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS.
ROUTE, JUST IN REVERSE DIRECTION. DETAILS BELOW:
The parade will stage at Hebron Baptist Church, but will officially
start in front of Dacula High School on Hebron Church Road, continue
on Second Ave., turn
left on Wilson Street, turn left on Dacula Road and continue back to
Hebron Baptist Church.
The parade route is approx. 2 miles long.
Click HERE for the NEW Parade
Announcing Stand Location
announcing stand location will again be in
front of the Shell gas station
at the corner of Dacula Road and Fence Road. Click HERE to see
in Dacula on Memorial Day
Due to the
Memorial Day parade,
through Dacula will be disrupted with road closures on
Memorial Day, May 29,
Safety of the event participants and spectators is most
road closures are:
• Parade route is Hebron Church Road to Second Avenue to Wilson Street to
Dacula Road to Hebron
These roads will be closed at 9:30 a.m. Other roads
in the Dacula area
will be very congested as well.
• All roads will
reopen at the end of the
parade (sometime between 11:45 a.m. and Noon)
the parade route are urged to plan ahead and be
prepared for these road closures and traffic delays.
We ask for
your patience during this event as we
pause to honor our Fallen
on Memorial Day.
Dacula Memorial Day Parade will once again step off on Monday, May 29,
2023 at 10:00 a.m. The parade takes place rain or shine.
There is no rain date.
The parade begins at Hebron Baptist Church and proceeds South on Dacula
Road towards Hwy 8, turns right on Wilson Street, turns right on Second
Avenue, crosses Broad Street to Hebron Church Road and proceeds back to
Hebron Baptist Church.
Founded by Marvin Atherton, the Dacula Memorial Day parade has been a
proud tradition in Dacula since 1994. The parade has grown over
the years with about 100 units participating in the parade each year!
Families begin to line the street hours before the parade begins. There
are 10,000 plus
spectators lining the parade route when the parade steps off at 10:00
The Dacula Memorial Day parade is one of the most high profile events
in the metro Atlanta area on Memorial Day. It is important that
we take this opportunity to honor the sacrifice made by thousands of
Americans who died guarding our precious liberties and way of
life. As founder of the Dacula Memorial Day parade, it is my goal
to see that today's youth understand the significance of Memorial
Day. For this reason, every parade unit is to focus on honoring
our Fallen Heroes and display Patriotism.
The parade features our Fallen Heores, Veterans, Veterans
organizations, active and
reserve service men and women, active and restored military vehicles,
marching bands, Scouts, churches, school organizations, community
groups, local businesses,
horses, antique and classic cars, tractors and
We hope you will plan to join us while we honor those who gave their
lives for our freedom!
Notice To 2023
PLEASE READ THE
COMPLETE LIST OF PARADE RULES AND REGULATIONS
CAREFULLY AND IN FULL.
POLITICAL ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED OR ALLOWED IN THE PARADE.
IS NOT A POLITICAL PARADE!
Design Guidelines - The Memorial Day Parade is held to
honor the men and women who bravely sacrificed and proudly served
country. Please keep this
in mind as your organization designs and builds its entry.
FOR 2023 - ALL PARADE ENTRIES ARE REQUIRED TO
RECOGNIZE A FALLEN HERO WITH SIGNAGE ON THE ENTRY.
Hero is one that died in the line of duty. Knowing that everyone
doesn't have a Fallen Hero in their family or have a friend or neighbor
that does, a deceased or living Veteran would be fine to remember and
your entry. You can display on your entry however you like, on both
sides of the entry...on poster board or on a banner just as long as it
is readable from the sidewalks.
I want people to remember what Memorial
Day is all about and remember why they are in the parade. Not just to
be there for self exposure. Reading the names of our Fallen Heroes
helps to keep their legacy alive.
FOR 2023 - NO SEMI TRUCK TYPE VEHICLES AND/OR TRAILERS ARE ALLOWED.
All parade entries MUST observe the
Memorial Day parade's purpose and
theme: RESTING AS HEROES.
favors or the like ARE NOT TO BE THROWN FROM PARADE ENTRIES!. These
items MUST be
distributed to parade spectators by walkers alongside their parade
entries and tossed in the direction of peoples feet. This is
for the safety of everyone but especially for the safety of our
children to keep them from running into the parade stream of vehicles
to get that coveted piece of candy or favor.
Distribution of advertising, promotional or politcal campaign
coupons, brochures, pamphlets, etc. is
permitted from parade entries or walkers alongside parade entries.
with animals of any kind are responsible for their
animals’ health and well-being. We strongly suggest that
animal owners have water available, protection from the sun and
protection from the heat of the pavement. Please be
responsible and clean up any “deposits” made by the animals in the
staging area and along the parade route.
While we are hoping for wonderful weather, the parade will
take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather in
the area, delay of the start of the parade may occur. If the
severe weather continues, the parade director and/or local authoriites
may make the call to cancel the parade at that time. Safety
of all parade participants and volunteers is a priority!
Sorry, no refunds if the parade is cancelled due to weather as there is
no rain date.
Want to participate
in the parade next year?
Please check back here in
January, 2024 for entry form and preliminary details for the
Annual Dacula Memorial Day parade!
Parade Entry (CLOSED)
and Parade Information
order to open these
forms, you will need to have
the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Here is the link
to download Adobe Reader for Free
a Parade Question?