On Memorial Day, join one of our Main Street Maine‘s communities as they remember and honor those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

2023 Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parades (on Main Street Maine)

Augusta, Maine: 

The Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Association holds a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery on Civic Center Drive.

Bath, Maine:

Monday, May 29, 2023 at 9:00am. Parade Lineup is 10:30 am at the West Bath Fire Department (192 State Rd).

Belfast, Maine:

On Monday, Belfast’s Memorial Day Parade will line up at 10:30 a.m. in the Reny’s Plaza parking lot, to step off at 11 a.m. and march down Main Street to the Waterfront for a final ceremony.

9:00 am Service at the POW-MIA Monument at Bridge
9:20 am Service at the Legion
9:45 am Service at the VFW
10:00 am Service at the Grove Cemetery
11:00 am Parade starts from Reny’s Plaza down Main Street to the waterfront.

Biddeford/Saco, Maine:

Biddeford Saco Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. It will start in Saco at 10 a.m. and proceed to Biddeford. The Closing Ceremony will occur at Biddeford’s Veterans Memorial Park. We ask all parade participants to strongly consider attending the closing ceremony as part of showing respect for the intentions of Memorial Day.

Brunswick/Topsham

Monday, May 29, 2023 – Topsham Municipal Building (Town Hall), 100 Maine St, Topsham, ME 04086 to Railroad Ave & Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011

The Brunswick Memorial Day Parade is the largest in the state of Maine and will begin with an observance at Monument Place 8:45 a.m. The parade will then travel down Main Street and cross the Frank J. Wood Bridge, where a wreath will be laid. It will continue into downtown Brunswick and conclude at Veteran’s Memorial Square

Gardiner, Maine: 

No 2023 event listed. If you think this is an error or we missed a Memorial Day event in Gardiner, please e-mail – Thank you!

Rockland, Maine:

11 AM: Bay Winds North Wind Ensemble will honor Memorial Day in Rockland with a ceremony on Monday, May 29, at 11:00 AM at Chapman Park, Main Street, Rockland.
Included in the ceremony will be Walker Hutchins , Master of Ceremonies, Deacon Robert Cleveland, Mayor Louise MacLellan-Ruf, Rob Gabe, Patrick Blum, Theodore Benner Jr, Chris Blum , Teri Crockett and Bay WInds North Wind Ensemble under the director of Marlene Hall

1 PM: The American Legion Post 1 in Rockland Maine hope you all will join them for their Memorial Day BBQ Monday at 1pm. 335 Limerock Street.

Skowhegan, Maine:

May 29, 2023 at 10:00 am. This parade features floats and walkers including community bands, little league teams, community organizations, and retired military personnel. Typically starting at 10 a.m., the route proceeds south on Madison Avenue, travels downtown, and turns onto Water Street before ending at Skowhegan Veterans Park beside the municipal building. 

FMI: Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce or 207-474-3621

Westbrook, Maine:

Memorial Day 2023  ceremony – May 29 at Riverbank Park, Main Street. Westbrook is having a Memorial Day parade and short ceremony in Riverbank Park immediately following the parade. The Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Mechanic Street and William Clark Drive. Floats will be traveling down Main Street and a ceremony will be held at Riverbank Park.

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