Memorial Day parades and events

Dates and times for 2017 Memorial Day parades in New Hampshire.




We are thankful for all of the brave men and women who have served and died for their country as well as the families who support them. Below you will find dates and times for 2017 Memorial Day parades and ceremonies in NH, organized in alpha order by town name. We did our best to list them all but please let us know in the Facebook comments below or send us an e-mail if we've missed one. You should always double check with your local town/city hall or police department to verify dates and times.

This list was updated on Monday, May 22. please note: We're still waiting to hear from some towns and cities for 2017 details, so if you have information then please send it our way!

Antrim, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
More information: http://www.townofbennington.com


Atkinson, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Parade route: Stars at Town Hall and goes to to Academy Avenue, left on to Leroy Avenue and right on Main Street and proceeds to the Atkinson Town Dow Common where a Memorial Day ceremony will take place.
More information: http://www.town-atkinsonnh.com/


Bedford, NH
Memorial Day Hometown Parade

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017; 1 p.m.
Parade route: Parade starts at Bedford High School's driveway, goes down to County Road and up to Liberty Hill Road, and ends at McKelvie Intermediate School.
More information: http://www.bedfordreconline.com/


Belmont, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 1 p.m.
Parade route: Parade takes place along Main Street and following the parade is a ceremony held at the town memorial near St. Joseph Church.
More information: http://www.belmontnh.org


New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH
Memorial Day Ceremony

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 11 a.m.
FYI: Please plan to arrive by 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. The ceremony normally runs for one hour.
More information: http://www.nhsvc.com/


Bennington, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
More information: http://www.townofbennington.com


Bow, NH
Memorial Day BBQ and Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017
A wreath ceremony will be held at the Town Pond at 4:15 p.m. to honor all branches of the military. Attendees should bring chairs and blankets for the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Town Bandstand from 4:30-5:15 p.m. and food will be available from 5-7 p.m. with music and entertainment from 5:15-7 p.m.
More information: http://www.bownh.gov/256/Parks-Recreation


Carroll, NH
Memorial Day Parade and BBQ

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 11 a.m.
More information: http://www.townofcarroll.org/


Center Harbor, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; noon
More information: http://www.centerharbornh.org/


Claremont, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: The parade beings at the Claremont Middle School, proceeds down South and Pleasant Streets, pausing at the West Pleasant Street Cemetery to honor the Tomb of the Unknowns, then continues up Pleasant Street to Opera House Square and onto Broad Street for a ceremony in Broad Street Park.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/


Concord, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 9 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts along Main Street and Pleasant Street to Main Street and Franklin Street and Franklin Street and North State Street to North State Street and Capitol Street. The parade then marches south on North State Street to the Statehouse plaza for a closing ceremony.
More information: http://www.concordnh.gov


Danville, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017; 10 a.m.
More information: townofdanville.org


Derry, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017, 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade begins at Hood Commons on Crystal Avenue then takes a left onto East Broadway and will end at MacGregor Park (next to the Derry Public Library) where a ceremony and observances will take place.
More information: http://www.derry.nh.us/


Dublin, NH
Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

When: Monday, May 29, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Parade route: The parade begins at Yankee Publishing’s parking lot and proceeds to the cemetery for a short ceremony and then returns to the village center for a closing ceremony.
More information: http://dublinadvocate.com


Durham, NH
70th Annual Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts at Mill Pond Road and heads to downtown Durham and Memorial Park.
More information: https://durhamrec.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/


Epping, NH
Memorial Day Parade and Cookout

All are invited to a cookout after the parade at the American Legion.
When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
More information: http://www.eppingrecreation.org/page33.php


Exeter, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10:30 a.m.
Parade route: Parade begins at Swasey Parkway in Exeter, NH
More information: http://exeternh.gov/community/annual-events


Farmington, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017; 1 p.m.
Parade route: The parade beings at the Civil War Memorial in the Pine Grove Cemetery and proceeds to the Old Town Hall.
More information: http://www.farmington.nh.us/


Fitzwilliam, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 8:15 a.m.
More information: http://www.fitzwilliam.org/


Francestown, NH
Memorial Day Ceremony

When: Friday, May 26, 2017; 1:30 p.m.
The ceremony will take place at Cemetery #3.
More information: www.francestown-nh.gov


Fremont, NH
Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017; 9 a.m.
Parade route: Parade begins at Town Hall on Main Street and ends at the Village Cemetery in Fremont.
More information: http://www.fremont.nh.gov/


Gilford, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
More information: http://www.gilfordnh.org/


Goffstown, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017
Parade route: Along Main Street.
More information: http://www.goffstownmainstreet.org


Greenfield, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017; noon
Parade route: Along Forest Road.
More information: http://www.townofbennington.com


Greenland, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10-11 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts in the Town Hall parking lot and heads to the town green in Greenland for a short ceremony.
More information: http://www.greenland-nh.com/


Hancock, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 2 p.m.
Parade route: The parade starts down Main Street and continues to Norway Plains Cemetery.
More information: http://www.hancocknh.org


Hampton, NH
Memorial Day special fireworks display

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017; 9:30 p.m.
Head to Hampton Beach for a special Memorial Day fireworks display. Fireworks are best seen between B and C streets and happen every Wednesday throughout the summer.
More information: http://www.hamptonbeach.org/events/


Hampton Falls, NH
Memorial Day Ceremony

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 9 a.m.
Location: Weare Common
More information: www.hamptonfalls.org


Henniker, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 30, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade begins at the Henniker Community School heads to the town square ends in Community Park on Main Street in Henniker. Following the parade, there will be a chicken barbecue and proceeds will benefit the 8th grade Washington DC trip.
More information: http://www.henniker.org


Hollis, NH
Memorial Day Ceremony

When: Monday, May 30, 2017; 5:30 p.m.
More information: http://www.hollisnh.org/announce/memorial-day.htm


Hooksett, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 12 p.m.
Parade route: Parade route begins at Lambert's Park on Merrimack Street and will make its way to the American Legion Post #37 on Riverside Street where a light lunch will be served.
More information: http://www.hooksett.org


Hopkinton, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: The parade takes place in Contoocook Village and will include the VFW Color Guard, Hopkinton Town Band, veterans from the VFW and American Legion Post 81, antique cars, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and youth sports teams. After the parade, the American Legion will host a hot dog lunch at the VFW, located at 169 Bound Tree Road.
More information: http://www.facebook.com


Hudson, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 2 p.m.
Parade route: Parade starts at the Hannaford parking lot and continues to Derry Road to the Hudson Common. There will be a ceremony in the common and then the parade continues to the American Legion.
More information: http://www.hudsonnh.gov


Laconia, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade begins at Wyatt Park then marches up South Main and continues down Main Street ending at Veteran's Square in Laconia.
More information: http://www.laconiadailysun.com/


Lebanon, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 11 a.m.
Parade route: The parade will proceed down Route 120, pausing at the Hanover Street Bridge for a memorial service, continues around Colburn Park, heading down Church Street and entering the School Street Cemetery for another brief service. Then, the parade will continue out of  the School Street Cemetery and onto School Street and proceed to Colburn Park.
More information: https://lebanonnh.gov/


Londonderry, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: The parade starts at the high school on Mammoth Road and goes to Glenwood Cemetery and then returns to the Town Common. Ceremonies will be held at both the cemetery and the common.


Manchester, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 2 p.m.
Parade route: Parade route starts along Elm and Webster Streets, goes along Elm Street and ends at Veteran's Park in Manchester.
More information: https://www.manchesternh.gov/City-Calendars/Event-Details/EventID/X87614


Marlborough, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017; 2 p.m.
Parade route: Parade starts at Frost Free Library
More information: https://signedevents.com


Merrimack, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 11 a.m.
More information: http://www.merrimacknh.gov


Milford, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade assembles and beings at the West Street Cemetery, proceeds down West Street to Elm Street and then proceeds to the Milford Oval and then to the VFW post at One VFW Way.
More information: http://www.milford.nh.gov/


Moultonborough, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade begins at Blake Road, near the Central School, continues on Route 25 to the Town Hall in Moultonborough.
More information: http://www.moultonborough.org/


Nashua, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts from Holman Stadium on Amherst Street and continues to City Hall on Main Street in Nashua.
More information: https://www.facebook.com


Nelson, NH
Memorial Day Parade and Concert

When: Sunday, May 28 2017; 11:30 a.m.
More information: http://www.nelsontownband.org/


Newmarket, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 11 a.m.
Where: Parade starts at the library.
More information: http://www.newmarketrec.org


Newton, NH
Memorial Day Parade and Honors Ceremony

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts from the fire station then continues up Main and Highland Streets ending at the Whittier Street Cemetery in Newton.  
More information: http://www.newton-nh.gov


New Ipswich, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Sunday, May 21, 2017
There are two parades held on this day: one at 10 a.m. and another at 1 p.m.
More information: http://www.townofnewipswich.org/


North Hampton, NH
275th Kick Off Memorial Day Parade/Townwide Barbecue

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/


Northwood, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts at Coe Brown High School and will continue along Route 4 to Town Hall.
More information: http://www.northwoodnh.org


Pelham, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017
Ceremony starts at 9 a.m. and parade begins at 10:30 a.m.
More information: http://www.pelhamweb.com


Peterborough, NH
Memorial Day Parade and Auxiliary's Bake Sale

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 8:30 a.m.
Parade route: Elm Street to Main Street to Depot Street to School Street to Grove Street to the Memorial Gates. There will be a pause at the Main Street Bridge to honor the Sea Veterans.
More information: http://www.townofpeterborough.com/


Piermont, NH
Memorial Day Observance and Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 11 a.m.
Parade route: Starts at the Congregational Church, proceeds along Church Street to Route 25, then travels south on Dartmouth College Highway, past the Piermont Town Offices, Library and Village School and ends at the South Lawn Cemetery. Following the parade there will be a ceremony at Veteran's Memorial Garden in Piermont.
More information: http://townofpiermontnh.org/memorial-day-parade


Plymouth, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10:30 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts at the National Guard Armory on Armory Road in Plymouth.
More information: http://www.plymouth-nh.org/


Portsmouth, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 1 p.m.
Parade route: The Central Veterans Council Memorial Day parade and cemetery service begins at the corner of Parrott and Junkins avenues, continues to Pleasant Street, through Market Square to Congress Street, onto Middle Street to Richards Avenue, and finally to South Cemetery.
More information: http://www.portsmouthnh.com


Raymond, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts on Main Street by Harriman Road and will travel down Epping Street to the Pine Grove Cemetery and back. A short ceremony and 21 gun salute will immediately follow the parade on the Town Common.
More information: http://www.raymondareanews.com


Rindge, NH
Memorial Day Picnic and Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; noon
More information: http://www.rindgenh.org/


Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, NH
Memorial Day Service

When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017; 4-6 p.m.
More information: http://cathedralofthepines.org/events-2/


Rochester, NH
Memorial Day Parade
When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: Starts at the Holy Rosary Church (189 North Main Street), proceeds to the bridge, and then marches to the Commons.
More information: http://www.rochesternh.org/pages/SpecialEvents


Rye, NH
Memorial Day Ceremony

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 9 a.m.
Parade route: Ceremony takes place at Central Cemetery (next to Rye Town Hall) for a Presentation of the Colors.
More information: http://www.town.rye.nh.us/pages/index


Salem, NH
Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10 a.m.
Parade route: The Memorial Day ceremony will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery and then parade immediately follows leaving from the cemetery to Main Street and Veteran's Park.
More information: http://www.townofsalemnh.org/


Sandown, NH
Memorial Day Parade & Service

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 12 p.m.
Parade route: Parade will begin at the Sandown Depot and then proceeds south on Main St. (Rt. 121A) with a brief halt at the War Monument on the Town Hall lawn.  Children are encouraged to place tokens of their appreciation at the Town Hall War Monument during this time.
More information: http://www.facebook.com


Seabrook, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017; 9 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts at the Seabrook Town Hall on Lafayette Road and ends at the Rand Memorial Church on South Main Street in Seabrook.
More information: www.alseabrooknh.org/calendar.html


Somersworth, NH
American Legion Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 11:30 a.m.
More information: http://www.somersworth.com/


Stratham, NH
Memorial Day Celebration

When: Monday, May 30, 2017; 12 p.m.
Parade route: Parade starts on Jackrabbit Lane then heads east onto Portsmouth Avenue to Stratham Hill Park. A Memorial Day program will be held at Stratham Hill Park following the parade.
More information: http://www.strathamnh.gov/pages/StrathamNH_Admin/MemorialDay2016.pdf


Swanzey, NH
Memorial Day Parade and Events

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 2 p.m.
Parade route: The route is half a mile and begins at Cutler School and ends at the West Swanzey Community Church at the corner of Main Street and Homestead Avenue. 
More information: www.town.swanzey.nh.us


Tilton, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 9 a.m.
Parade route: Parade lineup meets at Winnisquam Regional High School and proceeds to the WWII Veterans Monument, continues down Main Street to Park Cemetery and Riverside Park.
More information: http://www.tiltonnh.org/


Warner, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 8:45 a.m.
Parade route: Parade begins at the Legion Hall accompanied by the Kearsarge Regional High School Band marching across Main Street onto Kearsarge Mtn. Road. A program and brief ceremony is held at at Town Hall and then the parade continues through the rear exit road of cemetery to the bridge over the Warner River at No. Village Road for a brief ceremony saluting those veterans lost at sea.
More information: http://www.warner.nh.us/POST39-memorialday.pdf


Windham, NH
Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 9:30 a.m.
Parade route: Parade begins at Windham Center School and ends at the Veterans' Section of the Cemetery on the Plain in Windham.
More information: http://www.windhamnewhampshire.com/


Wolfeboro, NH
Memorial Day Parade and Observance

When: Monday, May 29, 2017; 10:00 a.m.
Parade route: Parade starts at Brewster Memorial Field then proceeds to Carpenter School, Wolfeboro Post Office and Cate Park Bandstand.
More information: http://www.wolfeboronh.us

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