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Bowie's Hometown Parade - May 23, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Memorial Day Parade
The City of Bowie Memorial Day Parade takes place on Saturday, May 23rd.  The parade is the City's salute to all of our service men and women and the veterans who have served in the past. It is also a day to remember those who died in the protection of this nation.

Watching the Parade
Information about the parade route is listed below. The best locations to watch the parade are near the reviewing stand on Stonybrook Drive at Acorn Hill Park or along Sussex Lane (which runs parallel to Annapolis Road). Vendors will be set up in both locations. Be sure to bring chairs or plan to sit along the curb to watch the parade.


From matching bands, to community groups, to animals, there is something for everyone in the lineup of participants for the 2015 Memorial Day Parade!

2015 Memorial Day Parade Participants

Parking and Parade Route
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Click the link below for a larger view of the Parade Route Map.

Parade participants can park at Bowie High School or at Bowie Marketplace. Please be advised the parking at Bowie Marketplace is limited this year due to construction work at the center.

Parade viewers can also park at Bowie High School or on side streets along the parade route.

Parade Route

  • The parade steps off from the Belair Annex at 11 a.m.
  • Proceeds down Belair Drive toward Bowie HS
  • Turns right on Sussex Lane and travels Sussex Lane to the end where Sussex intersects with Stonybrook Drive
  • Turns right on Stonybrook Drive.
  • The reviewing stand is on Stonybrook Drive in front of Acorn Hill Park
  • The parade ends at Sage Lane (just past the reviewing stand)

Parade Route Map

Traffic Restrictions

  • Beginning at 9 a.m., Belair Drive between Trinity Drive and MD 450 will be restricted to one way traffic going from the Belair Annex toward Bowie High School (northbound direction).
  • Starting at approximately 10:30 a.m., access to Belair Drive and Stonybrook Drive from side streets will be closed while the parade passes by.
  • There will be no access to Belair Drive from MD 450 from 9 a.m. until the end of the parade turns onto Sussex Lane.

Parade Participant Information

Parade Rules

Matt Corley
Special Events Coordinator

Community Services Department
15901 Excalibur Road
Bowie, MD 20716

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