The Parade - May 23, 2020
Official Event Schedule
5:00 PM Opening Ceremony - Fort Derussy Park
5:30 PM Kalakaua closes - opening performance at the review stand
6:00 PM Parade Begins on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki
The American Gold-Star Families Memorial Day Parade Committee has been commissioned to organize the Hawaii's Official Memorial Day Parade. Each year on Memorial Day the parade will pay tribute to our veterans, active military and and America's Gold-Star families. This event will commemorate the past and celebrate the future in one of the United States most historic and culturally enriching locations.
The parade theme is "remembering the past and celebrating our future." Memorial Day is observed each year in our country to remember our fallen military. Behind each fallen son or daughter is a family that loved them. These "Gold -Star" families are honored for their sacrifice in this important Memorial Day Parade in Hawaii.
The American Gold-Star Families Memorial Day Parade will provide a meaningful tribute to our Gold-Star families, veterans and armed forces. The event also features performing groups, associations, local, state and national dignitaries and organizations, along with military groups and officials joining together to share the Spirit of America with the citizens and visitors of Hawaii.
The Parade Route
The Parade begins at Fort DeRussey in Waikiki. It proceeds down Kalakaua Avenue for 1 mile, then takes Monsarrat Avenue to the Kapiolani Park.
See map of the parade route
The Parade Committee members have been selected from a variety of backgrounds and experiences in order to provide participants and spectators with the highest quality program.
2020 Parade Line Up