The New Britain Memorial Day Parade always takes place on May 30 every year, the traditional Memorial Day to Veterans, (which falls on a Sunday in 2021) beginning at 6 p.m. The Parade honors all Veterans and members of the military who have served and are still serving our country. The Parade begins at the top of Broad and Burritt Streets. The line of march is East on Broad Street for 1.5 miles downhill to South on Main Street for 0.7 miles past the Reviewing and Grand Stand in Central Park to the dispersing point at Franklin Square in front of the New Britain Courthouse. The Reviewing and Grand Stand will be on the west side of Main Street on the north side of Central Park.
The parade features many local Veterans organizations and their respective auxiliaries; local youth organizations, the New Britain Police, Fire and EMS departments, four school marching bands including the New Britain High School Golden Hurricanes as well as the Slade/DiLoreto, Pulaski, and HALS Academy Middle School Bands, three youth and two adult Fife and Drum Corps, a clown, the Sphinx Temple Motor Patrol, Cyclists, and False Alarmers, and many other local organizations.