Fairfield's Memorial Day events including the Annual Pancake Breakfast, parade and picnic
Since 1936, antique cars, marching bands, town officials, and decorated floats from various organizations have entertained crowds for Fairfield’s Memorial Day Parade.
Each year the town highlights a theme and for 2016, Fairfield is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the First Gulf War.
Marching gets underway at 10 am, though people are in place long before that, and residents are welcome to place blankets and chairs along the parade route the Sunday evening prior. Lining up around St. Paul’s Church as early as 8 am are the fans who return year after year for its Annual Pancake Breakfast.
After the parade, the Fairfield Museum and History center is holding its 9th annual Memorial Day picnic from noon until 3 pm. Instead of heading home in gobs of traffic, walk over to the museum’s front lawn where the Kiwanis club will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers.
As they’ve done in years past, there will be old-fashioned interactive games and contests for kids—think sack races, three-legged races, watermelon eating contests, and water balloon tosses. “The Memorial Day Picnic is quickly becoming one of Fairfield’s most anticipated family events. With plenty of old-time fun, it’s a wonderful way to be outside, enjoy the company of friends and family, and celebrate the beginning of summer,” says Christine Jewell, the museum’s director of education and community programs.