9th Annual Hillsborough Memorial Day Parade Carnival & Music Festival

Our community will kick off the celebration Monday, May 28, 2018, starting with the PARADE! We have floats walking and riding through town in honor of this patriotic holiday, celebrating our community and our country.

Returning this year are the San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association Color Guard, Wells Fargo Stagecoach, the San Mateo Marching Band, the Burlingame High School Band, the Los Trancos Marching Band, our schools, our dignitaries, community services organizations and so much more. See below for larger list.

The PARADE starts at 10:30am at Town Hall, line up beginning at 9:30am. The route goes straight up Floribunda, left on Eucalyptus, finishing at North Hillsborough Elementary School. HCSD’s new Superintendent of Schools, Louann Carlomagno, will be the parade announcer at the Floribunda circle and Larry Raffo is back as our announcer at North School!

Because we loved being at the Crocker field last year, we will be there again this year, our new home!  The Observance Ceremony will be right after the end of the parade, at approximately 11:45am. The MUSIC FESTIVAL will begin immediately after that, at 12:00ish.


There is still time to join the parade.  Please fill out the application form by clicking here. Line up is at Town Hall at 9:30. All float participants will be receiving line up information the week before the parade. To view the parade map, click here


At 11:45 will be the ceremony where we honor the fallen and all our service men and women who have served to protect our freedoms in our country.


We will have an Earthquake Simulator! We will also have a state of the art Ambulance to explore.  Check back for more exciting details…


Games, crafts, petting zoo, and dunk tank are all part of the fun again this year!

STAY FOR LUNCH!  Bring your picnic blanket!  Food trucks will offer a variety to choose from and we will also have ice cream service.


Our lineup is filling up!  Please look forward to our featured artists Outter Half, Charge, The Wind Cries Larry, Liam Pierce and CMK.  Check back for the full schedule.

Adopt A Unit Donation Suggested Items

The town continues to collect items for our adopted military troop, recently deployed to Afghanistan. Monetary donations will be accepted for donuts, bagels, and coffee that will be available at Town Hall during Parade line up time.  All money collected goes to cover shipping. If you would like to bring donate some goods, please, click here for suggested items

Partial list of Parade Participants:                               

Girl Scout Troops, Captain Jackson Schultz, Boy Scout Troops, HBF, San Mateo County Horsemen's Association, HSF, San Mateo High School Marching Band, HNN, Los Trancos Marching Band, APG, Wells Fargo Stagecoach, HCSD, Hillsborough Girls Chorus, Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance, North, South and West Elementary Schools, Samaritan House, North Preschool, BHS, Robotix Club, Hillsborough  Police, Hillsborough School Board Trustees, Central County Fire Department, Hillsborough Town Councilmembers , Fabulous vehicles, Former Mayors, LifeMoves      

Schedule of the day

PARADE starts at 10:30 am

CARNIVAL early start at 10am – 2:30

Memorial Day Ceremony 11:45

MUSIC FESTIVAL 12:00 to 2:30ish

For questions or comments, please email