to the OFFICIAL
Day in Dacula
Annual Memorial Day parade in Dacula
Monday, May 30, 2022 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.
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.
OUR FALLEN, YOUR FREEDOM
Colonel (Ret.) Ben H. Penton
Click HERE for his Biography
What is Memorial Day all about?
Click HERE for Memorial
Day Facts, Meaning and Traditions
parking lot exit to Dacula Road, turn right onto Wilson Street
off Dacula Road, turn right onto Second Avenue,
cross Broad Street to Hebron Church Road (in
front of Dacula High School) and continue back to Hebron Baptist Church.
Click HERE for 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 30,
Safety of the event participants and spectators is most
road closures are:
is Dacula Road to Wilson Street to
Second Avenue to Hebron
Church Road. These
roads will be closed at 9:30 a.m.
Other roads in the
Dacula area will be very congested
• 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 30,
2022 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 and remains the only Memorial Day parade in Metro Atlanta,
largest in the the state of Georgia and one of the largest in our
nation with more than 150 units participating in the parade each year!
Families begin to line the street hours before the parade begins.
Averaging 150 units in the parade each year, there are 10,000 +
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 Veterans, Veterans organizations, active and
reserve service men and women, active and restored military vehicles,
marching bands, Scouts, churches, community groups, custom designed
floats, local businesses, horses, antique cars, trucks and tractors and
We hope you will plan to join us while we honor those who gave their
lives for our freedom!
Notice To 2022
PLEASE READ THE
COMPLETE LIST OF PARADE RULES AND REGULATIONS
CAREFULLY AND IN FULL.
Design Guidelines - The Memorial Day Parade is held to
honor the men and women who bravely sacrificed and served our
country. Please keep this
in mind as your organization designs and builds its entry. All parade
entrants ARE REQUIRED to
recognize and observe the Memorial Day parade's purpose and
theme. The theme of
this year's parade is: OUR FALLEN, YOUR FREEDOM.
car / truck entries will be allowed in the parade.
antique tractor entries will be allowed in the parade.
POLITICAL ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE PARADE.
IS NOT A POLITICAL PARADE!
of candy, favors or other items 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, or promotional literature, flyers,
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?
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