May 30, 2022
Due to inclement weather, the Memorial Day parade will take place at the Furniture and Things Community Event Center field house. Participants should still plan to be at the FT Center at 9:15 a.m. with the parade beginning at 10:00 a.m. followed by a short ceremony at 10:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend and show support.
Elk River is set to host a Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 30 at 10:00 a.m. The parade begins on Norfolk Street, just east of Handke Pit, and will run down Main Street to King Avenue, where attendees are encouraged to gather at Rivers Edge Commons Park for a Memorial Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
Mayor John Dietz was the driving force behind resurrecting the city’s Memorial Day parade tribute honoring those who have served, gave their lives serving, and who currently defend our country as a member of the armed forces.
The parade includes members of the Elk River American Legion and VFW posts, as well as ISD 728 Cadets. The Legion Auxiliary, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Legion Riders and several other organizations are also planning to participate. If you’re an Elk River Veteran who is not a member of the Legion or VFW, you are encouraged take part in the parade as well. If you are unable to walk the parade route, please email Mayor Dietz for accommodations to be made.
Participants are asked to report in uniform to Norfolk Street at 9:15 a.m. on #MemorialDay.