MELROSE — The 2023 Melrose Memorial Day Parade honoring the City’s fallen veterans and their families and Gold Star Families is scheduled for Sunday, May 28, at 1:30 p.m.

The parade will proceed down Main Street and turn left onto Sylvan Street into the Wyoming Cemetery, where the Memorial Day Closing Ceremonies will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. To view the full schedule of Memorial Day Ceremonies, visit

 The following is a list of streets that will be temporarily closed as well as the detours that will be set up by the City on Sunday, May 28: 


• City Hall Parking Lot will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Main Street southbound will be closed from Emerson Street to Upham Street at 12 p.m. (To allow the lineup of parade vehicles on Main Street).
• Main Street northbound and southbound between Emerson Street and Upham Street will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Traffic will be detoured onto Lebanon Street and Myrtle Street).
• Main Street northbound and southbound between Upham Street and Sylvan Street will be closed from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. (Traffic will be detoured to Lebanon and Myrtle Streets).
• Main Street northbound and southbound from Sylvan Street to Banks Place will be closed from 2 to 3 p.m.
• Sylvan Street from Linwood Avenue at the Cemetery Entrance to Main Street (both eastbound and westbound) will be closed from 1:15 -3:30 p.m.
• All side streets leading into Main Street from Lebanon Street, Dell Avenue, and Myrtle Street will be closed until approximately 3 p.m. Neighborhood access away from Main Street will be allowed.
• Parking along the west side (City Hall side) of Main Street from Emerson to Essex and Sylvan Streets (Main St. to Mt. Vernon Ave.) will be prohibited from 10 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m.
• Parking on both sides of Main Street from Upham to Sylvan Street will be prohibited from 12 to 3 p.m.

Questions about the street closures should be sent to the Department of Public Works (DPW). The DPW can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone at (781) 665-0142.  Please note that DPW Administrative Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.