Watertown Memorial Day Parade Won’t Go Down Mt. Auburn St. This Year

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Charlie Breitrose Watertown veterans marching in the 2022 Memorial Day Parade.

For the second year in a row, Watertown’s Memorial Day Parade will take an alternate route.

Most years, the parade goes down Mt. Auburn Street from Coolidge Square to Waterotwn Square, and then heads down Main Street to City Hall. Construction on the route means that the parade has to be moved, said Watertown Veterans Agent Patrick George.

“Unfortunately, due to current road conditions along Mount Auburn St, we must make a change to the parade route. We will use last year’s route: going from Watertown City Hall (149 Main Street) to Victory Field on Orchard Street,” George said.

The route heads west on Main Street, north on Waverley Avenue and then east on Orchard Street.

A Google Maps view of the route for the 2023 Watertown Memorial Day Parade.

The parade will kick off at its usual time of 12 p.m., with the Watertown Police Department leading the way. For those participating in the parade, staging will take place in the Watertown Free Public Library lot, next to City Hall. George noted that there are some elevated areas along the roadway on Waverley Avenue.

Following the parade, a ceremony will be held at Victory Field.

The 2023 Watertown Memorial Day Parade route can be see by clicking here.

2 thoughts on “Watertown Memorial Day Parade Won’t Go Down Mt. Auburn St. This Year

  1. I am so disappointed that the parade it not going down Mt Auburn st. I have been living just off of Mt Auburn street since 1954. I have never missed the Memorial Day parade. Except for last year because the parade route was in the West end of the city. So again this year I will miss the parade.

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