What's going on this Memorial Day

UPDATE on parking — The Birmingham Condominium and the Avalon Apartments on Canal Street will have slightly limited access during the parade. Residents will be only able to leave and enter via East Canal Street which may be difficult at times during the parade lineup period. The roads on the parade route close between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
Memorial Day is Monday, and the Derby-Shelton Memorial Day parade will highlight the morning.
The parade will begin at approximately 9 a.m. on Howe Avenue in Shelton (by the exit 14 ramp), and will proceed to Kneen Street, Coram Avenue, White Street, Howe Avenue, and then over the Derby-Shelton Bridge, where the route will follow into Derby.


Shelton police are notifying motorists of a parking ban and road closures in connection with the parade. The parking ban along the parade route goes into effect at 6 a.m. in Shelton and will stay in effect until the parade is over. The roads will be closed at approximately 8 a.m.
Police are putting courtesy notices on cars along the parade route notifying owners they’ll need to be moved on Monday.
Questions about the parking ban or parking for the parade may be directed to the Shelton Police Department Traffic Division at 203-924-1544, ext. 4417.


The Doc Bednar 40th annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast is Monday from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Walgreens Pharmacy parking lot on the corner of Center Street.
Requested donation is $5 for adults and $4 for ages 12 and younger.
Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Buy tickets at the club, 1 Positive Place, or the morning of the event.

Memorial service

The Derby-Shelton Memorial Day Parade Association hosts a veterans memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shelton High School auditorium.