The 2017 Herndon Homecoming Parade will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017.

This year’s theme is "Across the World", focusing on those countries that have been Olympic hosts.

Registration forms are now available and due by September 22, 2017. 

In 2016, fifty-five units and nearly 1,400 participants marched in the parade. The homecoming spirit was evident as friends and residents lined Elden and Lynn Streets to cheer on the athletes, band, clubs, performers, scouts, politicians, businesses, community groups and the Homecoming Court. Costumes, banners and props creatively illustrated this year’s theme, “Music through the Decades, the Twenties to Today.”

See our Facebook page for photos. 

Highlights included the St. Joseph’s School Cheerleaders, Herndon High School Dance Team, Robotics Team 116, the KENA Hillbilly Shriners, Herndon High School Navy JROTC, the Class of 2020, Fairfox Roller Derby, Herndon’s youth baseball and softball players, and numerous Cub Scout Packs and Girl Scout troops from around the region. A special thanks to Lindsay Volkswagen for loaning the town cars to transport parade participants. 

Presiding over the parade were Herndon High School Senior Class Assistant Principal Michelle, Mayor Lisa Merkel, Vice Mayor Jennifer Baker and Councilmembers Dave Kirby, Sheila Olem, Jasbinder Singh, and Grace Wolf, and Herndon Police Captain Brad Anzengruber.

Trophies were presented to the first and second place winners in the Civic, Performing Arts, School, Show and Class Float categories. In addition, the judges selected the Richard F. Downer theme award and the Major Robert C. Church Best in Parade winners.

Deserving award recipients included:

Civic Group
            First Place – Herndon Optimists Youth Sports
            Second Place – Cub Scout Pack 1570

Performing Arts Group
            First Place – JamBrew/Herndon Hospitality Association
            Second Place – Herndon High School Step Team

School Group
            First Place – Clearview Elementary School 6th Grade
            Second Place – Dranesville Elementary School

Show Group
            First Place –Percussion Works/Arts Herndon
            Second Place – Wreaths Across America/Herndon Woman’s Club

Class Floats
            First Place – Herndon High School Class of 2018
            Second Place – Herndon High School Class of 2019

Richard F. Downer Theme Award – Herndon High School Class of 2017

Major Robert C. Church Award – Best in Parade – Pride of Herndon, Herndon High School Band