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Memorial Day parade canceled due to inclement weather forecast

Post Date:05/25/2018 2:43 PM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988;


Sarasota, FL: The annual downtown Memorial Day parade has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather and out of concern for public safety, officials and organizers announced Friday.

The parade, which was scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, will not be rescheduled. The National Weather Service forecast calls for heavy rains in the area through Tuesday.

This is the first cancellation of the parade in its more than 30-year history, according to Dan Kennedy of the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee.