Saturday, October 19, 2019

The parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. beginning at Herndon Middle School on Locust Street and travels down Elden Street to town Hall Square.

The Parade Participant Registration Form is now available!

This year’s parade theme is Into the Future. Stretch your imagination and get creative in thinking about what lies ahead…is it space, technology, robotics? Share your group’s ideas through a float or costumes and join in the community-wide celebration of Herndon High School’s Hornets.

Not ready to march with us – grab a chair or  blanket and a front row seat along Elden Street to cheer on all the school, scout, sports, civic and community groups in this hometown Herndon tradition.

Click here to volunteer to help with the parade. 

2018 Herndon Homecoming Parade Summary

Fifty-eight units and well over 1300 participants marched in Saturday’s Herndon Homecoming parade in slightly overcast fall weather. 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 Homecoming Court with both the Princes and Princesses in attendance. Costumes, banners, and props creatively illustrated this year’s theme, “Under the Big Top.”
Highlights included the Herndon High School Dance Team, the Latin Dance Club, Herndon High School NJROTC, the Class of 2020, Herndon’s youth football, lacrosse and softball players, and numerous Cub Scout Packs and Girl Scout troops from around the region.
Presiding over the parade were Herndon High School Principal Liz Noto, Mayor Lisa Merkel, Vice Mayor Jen Baker and Councilmembers Grace Wolf Cunningham, Signe Friedrichs, Richard Kaufman, Bill McKenna, and Sheila Olem.
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 – Girl Scouts Service Unit 51-9
            Second Place – Cub Scouts Pack 1577
Performing Arts Group
            First Place – Rhythm Street Dancers
            Second Place – Herndon High School Step Team
School Group
            First Place – Clearview Elementary School
            Second Place – Hutchison Elementary School
Show Group
            First Place – Herndon Optimists Youth Sports
            Second Place – Herndon Woman’s Club Wreaths Across America
Class Floats
            First Place – Herndon High School Junior Class of 2020
            Second Place – Herndon High School Freshmen Class of 2022
Richard F. Downer Theme Award – Herndon High School Senior Class of 2019
Major Robert C. Church Award – Best in Parade –Herndon Elementary School