Please plan to arrive about 8:30 a.m. Leave enough time to walk to the assembly area.
Assembly time is 8:45 a.m. and the Parade Start Time is 9:15 a.m.
Parade forms up at the intersection North Main and Woodbine Streets. Nearby is US Post Office
Parade route is down Main Street to Calvin Street, less than 1 mile.
Suggested Parking for marchers is the Big Y Plaza, at 85 Bridge Street (about halfway in the parade)
Use Exit 27 or 28 from Route 8 to get there. Will we be firing, so bring plenty of cartridges!
This is a Silver Color Guard event.
The best place to park is in a lot behind the strip of stores that face the Litchfield Green. Access to the lot is through a driveway alongside “The Village”, a restaurant located near the middle of that strip of stores. Parking time in that lot is unlimited, whereas there are time limits around the Green. The best time to get there to park is before 9:00 A.M.
At 9:00 A.M., the parade begins to form up at the corner of North St. (Rte. 63) and Prospect St., and it kicks off promptly at 10:00 AM.
In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be cancelled and the ceremonies will be held at the Litchfield Intermediate School on Plumb Hill Road at approximately 10:00 AM. Local radio station WZBG (93.7 FM) will announce any such information prior to 8:00 AM on the day of the parade.
This is a Silver Color Guard Medal Event.
We hold meetings on the first Monday of each month with some holiday exceptions.
Our meeting place is the Montfort House at Lourdes in Litchfield, CT.
Directions:If you are using a GPS navigation system in your vehicle, please log inthe physical address as:83 Montfort RoadLitchfield, CT 06759 GPS Coordinates: 41.7524 N; 73.1779 W
Take Rte. 8 to exit 42 and follow Rte. 118 West towards Litchfield. The entrance to the Shrine property is about 5 miles ahead on your right. You will see the sign for Lourdes Shrine. This is Montfort Road. It is just before Litchfield Locker meat processing company (also on right). If you get to the Litchfield Locker meat processing company, or the Litchfield Town Green, you have gone too far. Follow Montfort Road all the way to the end (top of the hill) to the Priest’s Residence.
Take Rte. 63 or Rte. 202 to the Litchfield Town Green. Go east on Rte. 118 (East St.) just past the Litchfield Locker meat processing company (on left), and turn left at the sign for Lourdes Shrine. This is Montfort Road. Follow Montfort Road all the way to the end (top of the hill) to the Priest’s Residence.