Many Lake County communities hold Memorial Day parades and ceremonies to pay respect to those servicemen and women who risked their lives and gave all to our country. Before you kick-off your summer with a day of eating and drinking with friends and family, be sure to check out one of these moving tributes to our fallen heroes.
Memorial Day Parades & Ceremonies in Lake County
Barrington: 10:30 a.m., Park Avenue, ending at Evergreen Cemetery where a short service will follow.
Grayslake: 9:30 a.m., kicking off from Grayslake Central High School at 400 N. Lake Street, and traveling south and east on Junior Avenue toward Memorial Park. There will be a service at the park immediately following the parade.
Lake Villa: 12:00 p.m., sponsored by the Lake Villa VFW Post 4308 and Boy Scout Troop 323, this parade begins at Peter J. Palombi Middle School, 131 McKinley Avenue, and heads toward Lehman Park in downtown Lake Villa. Services will be held in the park following the parade and there will be a hot dog lunch after the service held at the VFW post located at 130 E. Grand Avenue.
Lake Zurich: 10:00 a.m., parade steps off from the American Legion Hall at 51 Lions Drive, and heads toward the Veterans Monument located at 200 Mohawk Trail. There will be a brief service after the parade and refreshments will be available at the American Legion Hall afterwards.
Libertyville: 9:30 a.m., parade begins at the Metra station located at 200 Lake Street and heads to Cook Park where there will be a ceremony after at 9:45 a.m. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at the American Legion Hall, 715 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville.
Mundelein: 10:00 a.m., the 2018 Memorial Day Parade route will begin on Division to Pershing to Memorial Park. The parade line-up will take place at the Mundelein Metra Station, 205 N. Archer Avenue.
Round Lake communities: 9:30 a.m., starting with an opening ceremony/memorial at the American Legion in Round Lake Park located at 111 E. Main Street. This parade is very special in that it has three different ceremonies throughout the route. The parade kicks off at 10:00 a.m. from the American Legion. The second memorial happens at approximately 10:30 a.m. at the corners of Route 134 and Cedar Lake Road, with the parade stopping mid-way. The parade ends at the Round Lake Beach Memorial located at the corners of Clarendon Drive and Cedar Lake Road where there will be a third memorial service.
Wauconda: 10:00 a.m., parade starts at the Wauconda Park District located at 600 N. Main Street and works its way down Main Street through downtown, and ends at Wauconda Memorial Park, on the corner of Main and Route 176, where there will be an American Legion ceremony afterwards. Come early since families line the streets hours ahead of time!
Waukegan: 10:30 a.m., parade starts at the corner of Grand Avenue and Genesee Street and will end at Veterans Memorial Plaza on the corner of Washington and West Street. There will be a memorial service following the parade where wreaths will be laid.
Winthrop Harbor: 11:00 a.m,. parade will start at the corner of Sheridan Road and State Line Road. It will travel south on Sheridan to 9th Street, then head west to Village Park where there will be a service presented by the Winthrop Harbor VFW at noon.
Memorial Day Ceremonies in Lake County
Gurnee: 12:00 p.m., sponsored by the American Legion Post 771, at Veterans Memorial Park located in front of the Gurnee Police Department at the northwest corner of O’Plaine Road and Washington Street.
Lincolnshire: 10:00 a.m., held in Spring Lake Park located at 49 Oxford Drive.
Lindenhurst: 10:00 a.m. at the Lindenhurst Veterans Memorial located at 2301 E. Sand Lake Road. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Public Works garage which is located behind the Village Hall.
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