Support the Parade

Help us honor the service of our military veterans

Celebrating more than 60 years, the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade travels along Main Street where families line the street hours before the parade begins to watch what has become one of the largest parades in Northern Illinois. Many people don’t realize that, each year, it costs approximately $12,000 to fund the Wauconda Memorial Day Parade. Some of the costs include: the aerial fly-over, honorariums to key parade participants, Public Address equipment at two locations, port-a- potties, cleanup after the parade, and even more parade logistics.