Memorial Day parade plan

Norwalk’s 2024 Memorial Day Parade will march at 10 a.m.on Monday, May 27 from Veterans Park, 42 Seaview Avenue, to the Town Green on East Avenue.  U.S. Army Veteran Richard Olson, Commander of Norwalk’s American Legion Post 12, is the parade’s Grand Marshal. 

According to a press release, this will be the third year that a C-130 military transport plane is scheduled to fly over the parade route around 10:30 AM, courtesy of the 103rd Airlift Wing/118 Airlift Squadron of the CT Air National Guard.

Norwalk Veterans Memorial Committee members  and Mayor Harry Rilling will march to the beat of the Brien McMahon High School Marching Senators and the Norwalk High School Marching Bears, plus bands from Nathan Hale, Ponus Ridge, Roton and West Rocks Middle Schools.


3 responses to “Memorial Day parade plan”

  1. Elsa Peterson Obuchowski

    Which streets will be closed, and starting at what time?

  2. Claire Schoen

    Elsa –

    From the Police Dept:

    I-95 Exit 16 ramps will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    The Norwalk Police Department announces a temporary road closure of the Memorial Day Parade route on Monday, May 27, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m.
    The parade starts at Veterans Park in East Norwalk and proceeds east on Van Zant Street, then north on East Avenue prior to concluding at the Norwalk Green.
    Van Zant St, East Ave (south of Route 1), and the northbound and southbound ramps of I-95 Exit 16 will be closed to all traffic.
    This closure will allow Norwalk’s Memorial Day Parade to proceed safely to the Norwalk Green.
    Variable Message Signs located along I-95 and at the Exit 16 ramps will serve to
    notify motorists of the Exit 16 closure.
    All other I-95 exits in Norwalk will remain open during the parade.

    Rowayton closures:
    The Rowayton Memorial Day Parade will be on Sunday May 26, 2024 from 12:00-1:30PM. The following streets will be closed during this time:
    -Highland Avenue from Wilson Avenue to McKinley Street
    -McKinley Street from Highland Avenue to Rowayton Avenue
    -Rowayton Avenue from McKinley Street to Witch Lane
    RT 136 will be detoured from Rowayton Avenue onto Witch Lane to Crest Road to Wilson Avenue. This will be the same route, in reverse, for motorists traveling from Wilson Avenue

  3. Paige Doyle


    Is parking allowed behind city hall?

    Thank you 🙂

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