The 2024 Allentown New Jersey Lions Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday, May  27th. The Parade is rain or shine and begins at 10:30 AM. Please arrive early and remember Main Street and High Street will be closed.

The Parade Route

The parade route is ¾’s of a mile long. It begins on North Main Street (Rt. 524) at the Allen Drive exit from the staging area, heading south on Main Street through town and turning left on High Street (Rt. 539) to the Elementary School.

Parade End

At the entrance to the Elementary School on High Street, participants in the Memorial Service will be directed onto the school grounds. Drivers and passengers of vehicles taking part in the parade who would like to attend the Memorial Service may park their vehicles in the large parking area just past the Elementary School building.

Grand Marshal: Nino LoPresti

Lions Parade Committee Chairman, Robert H. Schmitt, Jr. announced this week that La Piazza Ristorante owner and chef Nino LoPresti will be leading the Historic Village's 80th Memorial Day Parade this Monday, May 27.
"I speak for the Committee members and the entire club, when I say that our friend, Nino, is the very embodiment of the Lions Motto "We Serve,"" Schmitt said. "An immigrant to these shores from Carini, Sicily, Mr. LoPresti, along with his loving wife, Marianna, and dedicated family, fought adversity and their American dream right here in small town Allentown, NJ. More than that, however, Nino and his family have continually shared the good dividends of that dream achieved with the youth, the charitable, organizations, and citizens of Allentown, Upper Frehold, Robbinsville, Millstone, and beyond. We are extremely proud to honor Nino LoPresti as 2024 Parade Grand Marshal."

 

Memorial Service

Immediately after the last group finishes, a Memorial Day Service will be held near the front of the Elementary School. Everyone is invited to attend.
If rain threatens, the Memorial Service may be postponed.

Rest Rooms

A “PortaJohn” will be available in the VIP staging area on Allen Drive near the intersection with Main Street. Rest rooms are located in the Elementary School building at the end of the parade route.

Featuring:

  • 2024 Grand Marshal Nino LoPresti
  • Active Military
  • Allentown and Upper Freehold Twp. Dignitaries
  • Civil Air Patrol Color Guard
  • Knights of Columbus TAVI Float
  • Allentown and Robbinsville High School Marching Bands
  • Stonebridge Middle School Marching Band
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians Bagpipe Band
  • Shamrock & Thistle Bagpipe Band
  • Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings
  • Fire Departments & First Aid Squads
  • Local Service Clubs & Organizations
  • Shrine Crescent Temple Clowns
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Future Farmers of America with Cavalcade of Tractors
  • Little League Teams,
  • 4 H Clubs
  • Crescent Temple Mini Cars
  • Brownies & Cub Scouts
  • Monmouth Hunt Club
  • Allentown Garden Club
  • DJ Nebbs
  • Antique Cars
  • & Much More!

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