Lest We Forget participates in several community parades and this is a current list for the year.
May 6, 2017
Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade, Saturday May 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
The Grand Floral Parade is the Crown Jewel of the Blossomtime Festival and will be celebrating its 111th year in 2017. The Parade begins in St. Joseph and continues its way through the city, across the Bicentennial Bridge and into Benton Harbor. St. Joseph and Benton Harbor have been the host cities since the Parade’s inception in 1923. The Grand Floral Parade features over 120 units including bands, floats, clowns, costumed characters, antique cars and tractors, unicycle teams, equestrian units and the famed Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill Team celebrating their 54th consecutive appearance leading the parade in 2017. You are invited to visit Southwestern Michigan to observe the beautiful bounty and participate in the day’s activities. Come join Miss and Mr. Blossomtime 2014 and their Courts of Honor, and the lovely 22 community Queens as they preside over the Grand Floral Parade.
May 26, 2017
Memorial Day Parade, St. Joseph Michigan.
A parade to honor those veterans who have served this great country of ours and sacrificed their lives to keep our freedom. Parade takes place on Lake Boulevard at noon. Veterans wishing to walk or ride in the parade please call the St. Joe Today office at 269.985.1111. St. Joseph Today is asking all veterans and any active duty military to consider joining the parade. Any American Legion Post or VFW hall that would like to participate is more than welcome. Anyone wanting to show off a convertible car - we have your ticket! Please call the Welcome Center at 269-985-1111 or stop in at 301 State St. St. Joseph MI.
May 29, 2017
Galien Veteran's Day Parade begins at the American Legion at 1:00 pm and ends with a ceremony at the Cemetary.
June 11, 2017
Three Oaks Flag Day Parade 3 p.m. The nation's Largest Flag Day Parade started in 1953 in Three Oaks, Michigan. In 2017, the Three Oaks Flag Day Parade is celebrating 65 years! The parade honors the American Flag, Veterans, Service Men and Women, The United States and Freedom. The parade averages over 100 units of Veterans, Color Guards, Musical Marching Units, Clowns, Equestrian Groups, Drill Teams, Antique Cars & Trucks, Drum & Bugle Corps and Antique Tractors all display and honor the American Flag in the grandest tradition that only this iconic parade has been exhibiting for six decades.
2017 Parade Day Information
Check In: Will be on the corner of Elm and Walnut Street
Line-up: 1:30 (Elm Street will be closed at this time)
Start: The 2017 parade will begin at 3pm at the corner of Buckeye & Elm St.
Direction: The parade will go South on Elm Street and turn East on Linden Street, ending at the American Legion.
Media Coverage: TBD
Judges: Will be located in front of the Three Oaks Library
July 1, 2017
Watervliet Fourth of July Parade begins at 1:00 pm. NEW PARADE ROUTE: STAGING AREA & PARADE ROUTE BEGINS AT THE OLD PAPER MILL SITE
July 8, 2017
Celebrate Bridgman Parade is at 11:00 am. Line up at the Bridgman High School by 10:30 am
August 5, 2017
Glad Peach Festival Parade Coloma, MI
LWF will have the trailer and the jeep in the Coloma Glad Peach Parade this Saturday. Parade starts at 1 so please try to be there by 12:15. LWF trailer is no. 8 in the lineup so the closest place to park would be in the church parking lots of the Methodist and the church next to the Methodist. The charge for the Methodist parking is $3 and the other church is free. The parade will go down Center street and end up at the Wesco gas station at the northern end of town. I hope that we get a good turnout for this Coloma parade.
September 30, 2017
Niles Apple Festival Parade, Niles MI
LWF will have our patriotic trailer in the 2017 Niles Apple Festival Parade. If you are interested in participating please contact us for more information. Parade set-up and judging begin at 8 a.m. the parade begins at 1:30 p.m. the parade line up is at the Niles City Hall 333 North Second Street, Niles MI 49120 and travels down Main Street to Broadway to 15th Street and ends at Niles High School.