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May 29, 2017 for the 53rd Annual Memorial Day Parade!
The state’s largest Memorial Day parade with 100+ entries, Commerce City celebrates 53 years of honoring veterans on Monday, May 29, 2017. From military units and bands to floats, antique cars and horse entries, the 1.5 mile parade route kicks off at 10 a.m.

Event Details
The 53rd anniversary parade starts promptly at 10 a.m. along a 1.5 mile parade route that begins at 64th Avenue/Newport Street and ends at 6060 E. Parkway Drive. The parade lasts approximately two hours. In 2016, we had nearly 100 parade entries. Prior to the parade, the city will host a ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:30 a.m. to recognize this year’s grand marshals. The parade is held rain or shine; parade participation and admission is free. 

Grand Marshal Nominations

Nominations for grand marshals have now closed. Candidates will be notified by March 31, 2017.

2017 Memorial Day Parade Entry Form

Completed Forms Due: 5 p.m. May 12, 2017


The City of Commerce City’s 53rd Annual Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 29, 2017. Parade participation and admission along the 1.5-mile parade route is free.

The annual Memorial Day Parade honors veterans for their service to our country. It is designed to appeal to veterans and families throughout the Commerce City community and metro region.

All parade entrants are required to recognize and observe the parade’s purpose and design. All participants must prominently display patriotic style decorations to meet the parade's purpose. View examples of previous entries.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete ALL required information on the entry form
  2. Read and sign the participant rules and regulations
  3. Submit your completed entry form, including a signed copy of the participant rules and regulations:
    1. Fill out the Online Form OR
    2. U.S. Mail or Hand-Deliver:
Commerce City Memorial Day Parade
c/o Glenys Trost
7887 E. 60th Avenue
Commerce City, CO  80022
Hard copies of the parade entry forms are available at the Commerce City Civic Center located at 7887 E. 60th Avenue or available for download here.

Parade Contact and Entrant Reminders
For more information on entering the Memorial Day Parade, contact Glenys at 303-289-3728.

Read parade entrant reminders and FAQs here.

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