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.  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.
The Town of Purcellville's annual Hometown Independence Day Parade was held Saturday, July 3.  The parade began at noon from Blue Ridge Middle School on East A Street. From there, the parade turned left onto South Maple Avenue, left onto East Main Street, left onto South Nursery Avenue, and ended at Emerick Elementary.  Click here to view parade map.   

9/11 Remembrance Day Ceremony


Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 9 a.m.
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. For the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, the 2021 ceremony will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11 at the First Responders Memorial located next to the Bush Tabernacle.

Christmas Activities and Parade


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