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Bowie Memorial Day Parade

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

People Marching in Bowie Memorial Day Parade

Remembering & Honoring Those Who Serve

Bowie Memorial Day Parade
Saturday May 25, 2024
Bowie High School Belair Annex 3021 Belair Drive Bowie, MD 20715

Please join us on Saturday, May 25, 2024, for our annual parade.

The City of Bowie’s Memorial Day Parade is organized as a way to recognize members of the Armed Services, past and present, and to honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

This popular patriotic event features an entertaining variety of marching bands, performing groups, floats, and local clubs and organizations.


The top units in the parade will be recognized in a short ceremony at Acorn Hill Park following the parade. Judging categories are:

  • Most Patriotic Marching Band
  • Most Spirited Marching Band
  • Best Vehicle
  • Best Costume
  • Best Non-Profit Float
  • Best Commercial Float

Parade rules (PDF). 

Memorial Day Parade Program


The parade begins at the Belair Annex on Belair Drive at 11:00am.  Continuing down Belair Drive, then turns right on Sussex Lane, concluding at the corner of Sussex Lane and Stonybrook Drive. The reviewing stand will be on Sussex Lane. (near the intersection with Stonybrook Drive)

There are great viewing locations all along the parade route. Bleachers are available next to the reviewing stand or attendees can stand, sit on the curb, or bring their own seats.

Other Parade Day Details

  • Those watching the parade can park at Bowie Marketplace or on side streets along the parade route.
  • Vendors will sell refreshments on Stonybrook Drive.
  • The parade is broadcast live on the Bowie government channel (Verizon 10/Comcast 71)
  • Dress for the weather. The parade takes place rain or shine.

For more information, contact Matthew Corley, Special Events Manager at 301-809-3078 or

Additional information on Bowie Memorial Day Parade can be found below.


May 25
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


City of Bowie
View Organizer Website


Bowie High School Annex
3021 Belair Drive
Bowie, MD 20715
+ Google Map
(301) 805-2600
View Venue Website

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