The Malvern Memorial Parade

The oldest Memorial Commemoration in the United States.

Our 150th Parade and 202nd Memorial Ceremony.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Parade History

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On Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1:30 PM, The Upper Main Line Memorial Association will sponsor the 150th Annual Memorial Parade in the Borough of Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Recognized as the oldest Memorial Commemoration in America, the Parade in 2018 will be a milestone the 150th,  with special participants and activities.

The Parade route will again follow King Street from the Malvern Fire Station west to Warren Avenue, south to Monument Avenue then west to the Memorial Park.

There are several changes to this year’s program. 

  • The 5K Run will no longer be held, however we will be selling special “Remember the Fallen” tee-shirts at the Malvern Blooms Festival and the Parade in continued support of the medically discharged Marine, who has suffered multiple injuries and has been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 
  • Due to reduced participation, there will no longer be a decorated bicycle parade segment.
  • The Community Cake Walk will return in the Park after the Parade! 
  • And finally, in response to suggestions from the community and to more easily facilitate the reenactment this year, we have moved the location of the Memorial Service to the lower portion of the Park, near the entrance from Monument Ave.

The 5th Annual Community Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by Growing Roots Partners (the organizers of the Malvern Farmers Market) will once again be held in Memorial Park at 5PM on Saturday, June 2nd. Tickets should be purchased in advance for the dinner. Tickets can be purchased starting in May at the Malvern Farmers Market (Saturday mornings in Burke Park), The National Bank of Malvern or Kohlerman’s Pharmacy. Following the dinner, there will be a free concert by the Chester County Concert Band in the Park. Visit the Malvern Farmers Market website or their Facebook page for more information.

After the Parade on Sunday, the 202nd Memorial Ceremony will take a moment to remember and pay tribute to those who have defended our freedom or simply may deserve our gratitude by encouraging those in attendance to place a ribbon on the Malvern Tree of Honor.

Following the Memorial Ceremony a 100+ participant Revolutionary War battle reenactment will take place in Memorial Park.  As a special added attraction, to honor the 150th Parade, the Community Cake Walk returns!  Details regarding the reenactment, Cake Walk and other special events that weekend will be posted on our Facebook page as they are finalized. Please be sure to “friend” us to get all the information!  As always there will be food and restroom facilities, so everyone is invited to come bring a chair or blanket, enjoy the Parade and park festivities!

All of the events take place in Memorial Park, on Monument Ave. in Malvern. In the unlikely event of rain, there is no rain date for the parade or any of the activities. The Community Dinner and concert will be moved to an indoor location in the event of inclement weather. The location and details will be posted on our Facebook pages.  Except for the Community Dinner, there is no charge to attend any of the activities and all are welcome.

The Paoli-Berwyn-Malvern Chapter of the Lions Club will be selling refreshments in the park and will be collecting used eye glasses and hearing aids. Please drop off your unused glasses at the Lion’s Club stand. For more information visit the Lions Club website.

We invite you to explore our website to learn about the Parade!  For more information, call Frank Ortner (610) 647-2577, Robert Bucco (610)296-2496 or Richard Lee (610) 647-3084.  Or email us at: