Monday, May 31, 2021
to enormous interest to participate in this parade, entries will be
accepted on a first come basis.
- Deadline to submit entries is midnight, Friday, May 14, 2021 OR
entires have been received
- Only Veteran or military type entries will be accepted after
Friday, May 14, 2021.
Follow us on
Memorial Day in Dacula
ALL PARADE PARTICIPANTS AND ATTENDEES
are urged to practice social
distancing and are strongly
encouraged to wear face
coverings in accordance with current CDC guidelines.
SO THAT WE MAY BE FREE
101-Year-Old Georgia Twins
WWII U.S. Army Veterans
JAMES and JENNINGS WATKINS
Route for 2021!
to construction of the new Harbins Road bridge at Hwy 8, the Dacula
Parade route has changed.
Click HERE for New
Beginning this year, the parade will 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.
NEW Parade Announcing Stand Location for 2021!
The location of the parade announcing stand has moved! The new location is in front of the Shell gas station
at the corner of Dacula Road and Fence Road. Click HERE to see new location.
Dacula Memorial Day
Parade will once again step off for the 27th time
on Monday, May 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM. The
parade takes place rain or shine.
There is no rain date.
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 the
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!
begin to line the street hours before
parade begins. Averaging 150 units in the parade each year,
there are 10,000+ spectators lining
parade route when the parade steps off at 10:00 AM.
Dacula Memorial Day parade is one of the most high profile events in
the metro Atlanta area on Memorial Day. It is important that
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
see that today's youth understand the significance of Memorial Day.
For this reason, every parade unit is to focus on honoring
Veterans and display patriotism.
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 much more!
Notice To 2021
FULLY AND CAREFULLY
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 entries MUST adhere to the
spirit of this Memorial Day parade by having a patriotic theme which
honors our fallen heroes including the use of American flags.
The theme of
this year's parade is: SO THAT WE MAY BE FREE.
car / truck entries will be allowed in the parade.
antique tractor entries will be allowed in the parade.
Only THREE (3) political
entries All political
candidates and/or elected officials MUST
ride in a vehicle. NO EXCEPTIONS!
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, promotional or political
campaign literature, flyers, coupons, brochures, pamphlets, etc.is
permitted from parade entries or walkers alongside parade entries.
Political Campaigning is allowed. As
we honor the sacrifice and service of our
fallen heroes, entries
are not allowed to distribute political and/or campaign
literature along the parade route. THIS
IS NOT A POLITICAL PARADE!
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.
understand the complete list of
Parade Rules and Regulations.
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 as there is no rain date.
Dacula Memorial Day parade is a solemn event intended to honor our
men and women who make the sacrifice and the many who gave the ultimate
sacrifice so we can enjoy our freedoms.
Want to participate
in this year's parade?
* * A MAXIMUM
parade entries will be accepted. * * *
Form and 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?
in Dacula on Memorial Day
Due to the
Memorial Day parade,
through Dacula will be disrupted with road closures on
Memorial Day, May 31,
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 AM.
Other roads in the
Dacula area will be very congested
All roads will
reopen at the end of the
parade (sometime between 11:45 AM 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 these events as we
pause to honor our Fallen
on Memorial Day.