Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade


May 27, 2024 at 9:00 AM

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You are hereby notified that Derby Shelton Memorial Day Parade Association President Joel Hurliman and Parade Chair James “Chic” Tortora have announced that the annual Memorial Day parade will take place on Monday May 27, 2024, beginning at 9 am, rain or shine, at the intersection of Wharf Street and Howe Avenue in Shelton and finishing in Derby.

Please find attached the Parade Orders and Parade Line Up as finalized by the Parade Committee.  The parade line up will be on Howe Avenue, Shelton from Center Street to Wharf Street.  Please see attached documents for details.

There will be a Military Flyover at approximately 9:30 am during the Parade.  There will also be a ceremonial wreath ceremony on the Derby Shelton Bridge when the Honor Division and Veterans Division reach the bridge.

The Reviewing Stand will be at the Center of the Derby Green on Elizabeth Street in Derby.

This year’s parade features the following fabulous bands – Shelton High School Marching Band, Mattatuck Drum Band, Connecticut Hurricanes, Bradley School (Derby) Marching Band, Derby High/Middle School combined Marching Band and Cheer Team, Shelton Intermediate School Marching Band, Rich Bobinski Orchestra, King-Robinson Magnet School Band.

Also, you may also bring old flags that need to be retired.  The St. Michael Post 1562 Catholic War Veterans will be collecting them along the parade route so that they may be properly retired at a ceremony they will conduct after the parade at their headquarters in Derby.


Also, please like our Facebook Page – Derby Shelton Memorial Day Parade Association

The approximately 1.5-mile parade route is as follows:

Starts in Shelton at Wharf Street and Howe Avenue (End of Exit 14 South from Route 8)

March south.  Take Right onto Kneen Street.

Take Right onto Coram Avenue – Teke Right onto White Street – Take Right onto Howe Avenue

Take Left at Derby-Shelton Bridge – Proceed to Derby

Take Right onto Main Street – Take Left onto Elizabeht Street

Parade ends at intersection of Elizabeth Street and Cottage Street

We also remind you that the Derby Shelton Memorial Day Parade Association will conduct its annual Memorial Service on Friday May 24, 2024, at 6:00 pm at Shelton Intermediate School.  For more details click on this link -

We look forward another great parade honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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