On Monday, Gaithersburg’s 75th annual Labor Day parade will do double-duty celebrating.
Since the Gaithersburg Police Department is celebrating its 50th year, this year's parade will honor law enforcement, according to Dorothy Winder, the city’s recreation program coordinator.
Twenty police officers from several surrounding jurisdictions will help honor the police department’s half-century of crime fighting.
Winder said 84 units were set to traverse through Olde Town on Monday.
The parade typically fetches between 8,500 and 9,000 attendees over the course of a day, according to Winder.
“This year might be even bigger,” Winder said.
If you go …
What: 75th annual Labor Day Parade
When: 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2
Where: Olde Town Gaithersburg. Parade starts on East Diamond Avenue, between Summit Avenue and Girard Street, and continues north on Russell Avenue.
More: For more information on the
75th annual Labor Day Parade contact Dorthy Winder at 301-258-6350 ext.
136 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about the parade are also posted at the city’s website.
- Free parking will be available in the Olde Towne garage, at Olde Towne and Summit Avenues.
- Handicap parking will be located behind the Victor Litz store on the north side of Diamond Avenue, and behind the Shell station on Summit Avenue.
- A shuttle bus will also be available from the Lakeforest Shopping Center transit station to Gaithersburg Elementary School beginning at noon.