Monday, May 31, 2021
Town of Simsbury Memorial Day Celebration
at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
Please join the Simsbury VFW and the American Legion in recognizing and honoring Memorial Day in a full afternoon of celebration!
Schedule of Events:
11:30 AM – Gates open with food, beverages, and the Moonlight Café (beer and wine) available for lunch with light live music
12:00 PM – Marching Bands in a concert setting, including Simsbury High School Band, Marquis of Granby, Windsor Fife & Drum, and the award-winning Talcott Mountain Highlanders Pipe Band
1:00 PM – Memorial Day Ceremony being (please note: all food and beverages are closed before the ceremony)
2:00 PM – Live music performed by Codes and Keys and Organized Chaos (food, beverages, Moonlight Café reopen)
There will be 8 feet diameter circles laid out in the lawn for families and their lawn chairs. The circles are 6 feet apart to provide the required social distancing.
The latest guidelines issued by the State of Connecticut Health Department indicate that businesses hosting large scale outdoor events with individuals who are unvaccinated in attendance (i.e. under 12 years old) should consider requiring masks. Therefore, Simsbury Meadows will continue to recommend that patrons wear a face mask to discourage the spread of COVID-19.
The area between the stone wall and the stage is reserved for veterans their families and guests, and performers. It will include tables that must be reserved and are for parties of 6 to 8.
There will also be single seating along the wall for veterans seated by themselves or with spouse, guest, or caregiver. All others must be in the circles in the lawn area only.
Food and beverages will only be available for purchase from food trucks, the pizza tent, and Moonlight Café – all located on-site. Outside food and beverages will not be allowed to be brought in. Coolers or beverage containers will not be permitted.
Parking will be allowed on-site or in the public parking across Iron Horse Blvd. Handicapped parking and for veterans with limited mobility will be available next to the bandshell in designated areas. There will be parking attendants to direct you to the proper location.
Pre-registration is required. Registration for Veterans, their families, and guests will be on May 1 through May 8 – and for the general public on May 9 until May 29. Veterans can continue to register, however the tables will likely be reserved early and we may cut off registration if capacity is reached. During the online registration process, you must register all members of your group who will be attending the event.