Shenandoah Memorial Day
Festival & Parade


Red, white, and blue fill the streets of Shenandoah each May, when small-town charm and community pride take center stage during the annual Memorial Day Festival and Parade.

Held each year on the Friday and Saturday preceding Memorial Day, the two-day event features special observances and ceremonies, food and games at Shenandoah's carnival grounds, children’s activities, a children's parade, a car/truck/tractor show, and community yard and bake sales — culminating in an annual parade through town.

The family-focused celebration marks the unofficial start of summer, with the long weekend making it an ideal time for a three-day getaway or weeklong retreat. The Town of Shenandoah offers pristine parks with sweeping mountain views, riverfront splendor of the storied South Fork of the Shenandoah, and easy access to Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park.

Shenandoah Memorial Parade

Shenandoah Memorial Day Festival & Parade

Shenandoah Memorial Day Festival & Parade

Shenandoah Memorial Day Festival & Parade


Friday, May 24

Shenandoah Cruz-In

Shenandoah Memorial Day

• 4-6 p.m.  |  Food and Games

Carnival Grounds
Shenandoah Fire Co. 70.  |  300 First Street

• Beginning at 5 p.m.  |  Steamed Shrimp

Shenandoah Moose Lodge #2176   |  1675 US Hwy 340 S
Preorder by calling (540) 218-4900 or (540) 742-9282

• 6-9 p.m.  |  Cruz-in on First Street

First Street  |  Shenandoah
Food, live music, and fun. All makes and models welcome.

• 7-9 p.m.  |  Flag Retirement Ceremony

Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 8
Veterans Park  |  205 Virginia Avenue

Saturday, May 25

• 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Yard and Bake Sale

Shenandoah Pentecostal Holiness Church
300 Shenandoah Avenue

• 8 a.m.-3 p.m.  |  Vendors / Craft Show /
Yard Sale / Food Vendors

First Street,
between Virginia Ave. & Pennsylvania Ave.

• 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.   |   Farmers Market

Daughter of the Stars Farmers Market
Big Gem Park  |  736 Fourth Street

Choose from locally grown produce, homemade goods, and handmade items.

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  |   Petting Zoo

Shenandoah Landing & River Park
315 Morrison Road

Come see the animals at Grampy's Village Zoo. The traveling petting zoo gives kids and animal lovers of all ages a chance to intermingle with a variety of farm animals.

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  |   Book Sale

Shenandoah Community Library
418 S. Third Street

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  |  Car/Truck/Tractor Show

KVK Precision Specialities
500 Quincy Avenue

See classic cars, hotrods, trucks and tractors on display.

• 10 a.m.  |  Memorial Walk

Shenandoah VFW  |  1103 Varina Avenue

Come and take a solemn walk to remember Virginia soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

• 10:15-11 a.m.  |  Memorial Service

Shenandoah VFW  |  1103 Varina Avenue

Led each year by Mayor Clinton Lucas, Jr., this service remembers sacrifice and honors U.S. servicemen and women.

• 12-1 p.m.  |  Garden Workshop

Shenandoah Community Library
418 S. Third Street

• 1 p.m.  |  Children's Parade

Sponsored by the DAR Shenandoah River Chapter
Shenandoah Landing & River Park
315 Morrison Road

Children will take to the walking track decked out in their most patriotic finery. They may also decorate their bikes, wagons, strollers, and electric vehicles. 

• 4 p.m.  |  Annual Memorial Day Parade

Portions of Route 340, Maryland Avenue,
First Street, and Virginia Avenue

• 5-10 p.m.  |  Food and Games 

Carnival Grounds
Shenandoah Fire Co. 70
300 First Street

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