Memorial Day 2024 parades and events in Concord and surrounding towns

Riley Bell Prince, 3, looks up at a flag as she helps her dad, Matt Prince, plant American flags at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Sgt. Prince served in Iraq for eight years and his father served in World War II. Veteran groups and citizens put flags on every marker.

Riley Bell Prince, 3, looks up at a flag as she helps her dad, Matt Prince, plant American flags at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Sgt. Prince served in Iraq for eight years and his father served in World War II. Veteran groups and citizens put flags on every marker. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Riley Bell Prince, 3, helps plant American flags with her parents, Matt and Suzanne, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Sgt. Matt Prince served in Iraq for eight years and his father served in World War II. Veteran groups and citizens put flags on every marker.

Riley Bell Prince, 3, helps plant American flags with her parents, Matt and Suzanne, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Sgt. Matt Prince served in Iraq for eight years and his father served in World War II. Veteran groups and citizens put flags on every marker. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Riley Bell Prince, 3, helps plant American flags with her parents, Matt and Suzanne, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Sgt. Matt Prince served in Iraq for eight years and his father served in World War II. Veteran groups and citizens put flags on every marker.

Riley Bell Prince, 3, helps plant American flags with her parents, Matt and Suzanne, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Sgt. Matt Prince served in Iraq for eight years and his father served in World War II. Veteran groups and citizens put flags on every marker. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Volunteers plant flags at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

Volunteers plant flags at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Patricia Skidmore puts flowers on her husband, Thomas Skidmore’s marker at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Skidmore served in the Vietnam War.

Patricia Skidmore puts flowers on her husband, Thomas Skidmore’s marker at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery on Thursday, May 23, 2024. Skidmore served in the Vietnam War. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

The Concord High School marching band makes its way down Main Street during the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29, 2017.

The Concord High School marching band makes its way down Main Street during the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29, 2017. GEOFF FORESTER

Published: 05-23-2024 1:30 PM

Modified: 05-24-2024 2:38 PM


The following list was created from entries from community members who submit content for our weekly Talk of the Towns. Please check your town website for updated information, or if your town is not listed.

Allenstown; May 27; Memorial Day Mass; St. John Baptist Cemetery (In case of rain: Cemetery Chapel); 9 a.m.

Canterbury; May 27; Memorial Day Service and Parade. Parade starts at 10 a.m., followed by a Memorial Day Service in the Bandstand. Featured speaker: Beth Blair, highlighting contributions of women of the American Red Cross who served during World War II; The Center and Bandstand, Canterbury; Parade at 10 a.m.

Concord; May 27; Memorial Day Parade. Starts at Christ the King Church lot, Thorndike St., goes left onto South Main St. and down Main St., left onto Park St., left onto North State St. and left onto Capitol St., back to the City Plaza for a brief ceremony. Parade starts at 9 a.m.

Chichester; May 30; Chichester Memorial Day Program; Town Hall; 6:30 p.m.

Dunbarton; May 27; Annual Memorial Day ceremony including wreath placement on four war monuments, musket salute; Library/Town Hall, 1007 School Street; 11 a.m.; Unveiling of bronze medallions on graves of Revolutionary War Veterans; Center Cemetery; Following the ceremony; Memorial Day event with Hopkinton Town Band concert featuring patriotic music; Community Center (DES Gym), 20 Robert Rogers Road; 1 p.m.

Henniker; May 27; Annual Memorial Day parade; Henniker; 10 a.m. to noon

Hopkinton: May 27; Memorial Day Parade, Riverside Drive and the western corner of the Fire station parking lot; 9:30 a.m. Rain plan: If there is thunder, the parade will be delayed one hour.

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Penacook; May 26; Third annual Memorial Day Parade presented by the Penacook Village Association. Parade route from Merrimack Valley High School to Village Street, north on Village Street to Boudreau Square, then to Washington Street School; 10 a.m.

Pittsfield; May 26; Memorial Day Ceremony; Dustin Park, Main Street; 1 p.m.

Warner; May 27; Memorial Day Celebration planned by American Legion Post 39; Volunteers can email Charlies Trowbridge at cetrowbridge1948@gmail.com for more information.