Memorial Day Parade
2022 Memorial Day Parade
The annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at the Wayland State Police Post, 544 N. Main St., and concluding at the Wayland VFW, 735 S. Main St. For additional information, please contact the chamber office at email@example.com or call 269.792.9246.
Please register online. In the "Comments" field, please list if you have a float, walkers, vehicle or what type of entry you will have.
Floats and advertising vehicles are to be lined up no later than 10:15 a.m. on Dahlia Avenue facing Main Street. Walkers must be lined up no later than 10:40 a.m. in the field across from the Michigan State Police Post.
NOTE: DO NOT TAKE MAIN STREET TO LINE UP. PLEASE TAKE MILL ST OR PARK ST TO LINE UP ON DAHLIA SO YOU ARE FACING THE CORRECT WAY. THERE WILL BE NO ROOM TO TURN AROUND FROM MAIN ONTO DAHLIA. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK ANY DRIVEWAYS.
This parade has a no-horn, no-sirens policy in honor of the fallen Veterans.
Veterans are needed for cemetery honors (including rifle and taps) and parade participation. The bus for the cemetery honors will depart by 7:30am from the Wayland VFW. Please arrive by 7:15am. The cemetery schedule is:
8:50am: Native American
9:45am: St. Cyrils & Methodias
City police parade rules are as follows:
-Nothing shall be thrown from any moving vehicle. Handing out candy or other objects is permitted by walkers only.
-All dogs in the parade must be kept on leashes and held by someone strong enough to handle them.
-All animals participating in the parade must be kept under control.
-Four wheelers, all-terrain vehicles, and mini-racers are prohibited except in certain conditions that are approved by the Wayland City Police Department.
-A parade entrant which operates a vehicle or other equipment in such a way that can be dangerous (burn outs, careless/reckless driving) to spectators or other parade participants will be removed from the parade and possibly cited. -The parade route is one-way. No parade entrant may reverse direction.
-Participants on bikes, scooters, skateboards, skates, etc. must wear a helmet and proper safety equipment.
-No one may step off a vehicle, float, or any other moving piece of equipment during the parade except in an emergency. Float riders must be completely on the float with no legs or other parts of the body hanging over the sides of the float.