2018 Herndon Homecoming Parade
Saturday, September 22
The 2018 theme is Under the Big Top; registration forms and links will be provided in a few weeks.
You're sure to love the Herndon Homecoming parade, featuring floats from student organizations, scouts, sports teams, local businesses, as well as special guests. Don't miss out! Bring a chair and support the Hornets in Downtown Herndon along Elden Street.
To participate, complete and return the Registration Packet no later than September 5, 2018.
Volunteers are needed to marshal the parade from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The parade route extends along Elden Street from Locust Street to Lynn Street. Street closings and detours will occur approximately between 6 a.m. - 12 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Lynn Street in both directions closed
9-9:15 a.m. Elden Street from Monroe Street to Sterling Road closed
In addition, side streets between Vine and Elden Streets (Center, Grace, Main, Peachtree and Ferndale) and between Locust and Elden Streets (School, Center, Grace) will be closed during the parade.
All routes will reopen between noon and 1 p.m. as the parade clears.
In 2017, Fifty-one units and nearly 1300 participants marched in Herndon Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 14, under overcast skies, and cool fall-like temperatures. The homecoming spirit was evident as friends and residents lined Elden and Lynn Streets to cheer on the athletes, bands, clubs, performers, scouts, politicians, businesses, community groups, and Homecoming Court with both the Princes and Princesses in attendance. Costumes, banners, and props creatively illustrated this year’s theme, “Across the World,” extending a salute to the nations that have hosted the Olympics.
First Place – Girl Scouts of Herndon
Second Place – Cub Scout Pack #1570
Performing Arts Group
First Place – Herndon Middle School Step Team
Second Place – Percussion Works
First Place – Herndon Elementary
Second Place – Dranesville Elementary School
First Place – Herndon Optimists Youth Sports
Second Place – Herndon Woman’s Club, Wreaths Across America
First Place – Herndon High School Class of 2019
Second Place – Herndon High School Class of 2018
Richard F. Downer Theme Award – Clearview Elementary 6th grade
Major Robert C. Church Award – Best in Parade – Pride of Herndon, Herndon High School Band