The town's annual Memorial Day parade is set to step off Monday morning.

The parade gets underway at 9 a.m. at Saugatuck Elementary School on Riverside Avenue, following a line of march north on Riverside, turning east on the Post Road and crossing over the Saugatuck River, through downtown to Town Hall and ending at Parker-Harding Plaza.

Coffee and doughnuts, courtesy of the Westport Kiwanis Club, will be available at the parade's starting point from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Memorial Day ceremonies will follow the parade on Veterans Green.

If the parade is canceled because of inclement weather, the memorial services will take place at 10 a.m. in the Town Hall auditorium. To check on whether the parade is canceled, check the Parks and Recreation Department's cancellation line at 203-341-5074 or, as well as local media websites.

Following is the order of units in this year's parade line of march:


Park City Pride Drum Corps

Westport Police Department

Westport Volunteer EMS

Grand Marshal Bruce M. Allen

Aides to the grand marshal -- World War II veterans


Representative Town Meeting members

Westport Community Band

Connecticut Veterans honor guard

August Matthias Post 563, American Legion

Joseph J. Clinton Post 399, Veterans of Foreign Wars

VFW Auxiliary float

Knapp military vehicles


Nash Drum Corps

Westport Fire Department

Fire Department vehicles

Y's Men of Westport/Weston

Westport Little League

Staples High School Band

Westport Soccer Association

Westport Lacrosse Association

Suzuki Music School of Westport

St. Paul Lutheran Church's Christian School

Al's Angels

Downunder CT

Westport Woman's Club

Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts


Knights of Columbus, Council 3688

Coleytown Middle School Band

Westport Boy Scouts of America

Westport Historical Society

Westport Community Theatre

Westport Girl Scouts

Y's Women of Westport

Monroe Kohn vehicle

Westport PAL

Rainbow Task Force

World Champion Taekwondo Westport

Bedford Middle School Band

Saugatuck River Power Squadron

Democratic Women of Westport


Westport Masonic Lodge Temple No. 65

Col. John Chester Fife & Drum Corps

Westport/Weston Family YMCA

Westport Sunrise Rotary

Westport Library

SDSS Kung Fu

Save Our Strays


Builders Beyond Borders

First Night Westport-Weston

Music for Children & Beyond

Westport Make A Difference Day


Westport Transit District

Junior Colonials Fife & Drum Corps