Memorial Day Parade & Celebration

Mon., May 29

Starting at 10:00 am - Ending at 2:00 pm



  • Joe Leonard


Begins with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall on I-85. and a parade downtown. After the parade, there will be free hot dogs while they last, plus paratroopers and more fun!

8:10-8:45 am:Amtrak trains arrive
8:30 am: Vietnam Veteran's Memorial service on I-85
9 am: Bandstand Opens, North Main St.
10:00 am: Downtown Thomasville Parade
10:30 am: Parade ends and other activities begin at Cushwa Stadium, Stadium Dr.
11:15 am: NC Gov. Pat McCrory, Keynote Speaker, folowed by other guest speakers
12:00 pm: presentation to families
12:30 pm: Parachutists Jump
1:13-1:45 pm: Amtrak trains depart

This is the first time that Amtrak is providing a stop in Thomasville for the event and will arrive both from the North and South prior to the start of the parade and will pick people up again after the parade. Tickets via

Admission: Free

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