Holiday Events and Activities

The Town hosts and sponsors holiday events and ceremonies. Read more below:

Memorial Day Ceremony

Monday, May 31 at 11:45 a.m.
The Town remembers those heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 31, 2021.The ceremony began at 11:45 a.m. at Purcellville Town Hall, 221 South Nursery Ave.  The ceremony was live on the Town’s Facebook page. In accordance with CDC’s guidance regarding COVID, the Town strongly encourages those in attendance who are unvaccinated or not fully-vaccinated to wear masks. The ceremony began at Town Hall with a welcome from Mayor Fraser, invocation by Chaplain Larry Brooks of the Purcellville Police Department, and remarks by guest speaker, Chief Petty Officer Stan Milan, United States Navy (retired). There was a procession to the Tear Drop for a Memorial Service with the presentation of wreaths, "Taps" played by Rick Reaves, American Legion Post 293's 21-gun salute and raising the American flag followed by a moment of silence. The ceremony concluded with a proclamation, benediction by Chaplain Brooks, and closing remarks from the Mayor. 

Independence Day Parade 

Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Kick off your independence Day celebration at the annual Hometown Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 3.  The parade will begin at noon and conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m. The parade will start at Blue Ridge Middle School on East A Street, turn left onto South Maple Avenue, turn left onto East Main Street, turn left onto South Nursery Avenue, concluding at Emerick Elementary.  Click here to view parade map. Show your patriotic pride and join your friends and neighbors in celebrating America's birthday!  Join the parade! Click here to complete your application. Entry is free! Those participating and viewing the Independence Day Parade are to follow the current Executive Order.  

9/11 Remembrance Day Ceremony

The Town is honored to have a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center as part of its 9/11 Memorial on the Fireman's Field property. Each year on September 11th, the Town remembers the events of the day with a ceremony, supported by community members and boy scout troops. 

Christmas Activities and Parade

Christmas is an exciting season in Purcellville! Get the details on the Christmas in Purcellville Holiday Festivities & Parade Activities Page!