Sarasota's downtown Memorial Day parade has been cancelled, the city announced today.
Inclement weather forecast in association with subtropical storm Alberto prompted city officials to make the call, according to a release. It's the first time in 30 years the parade has been cancelled.
Other area Memorial Day events still scheduled for this weekend:
Memorial Day observances will take place at 10 a.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72. A program honoring America’s fallen soldiers and their families is planned. For information, call 922-7200.
The Tribute to Heroes Parade runs from 6-8 p.m. at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch. The parade will include a float competition, a decorated bicycle contest and activities before the parade that the whole family can enjoy. A pre-parade block party begins at 6 p.m. and the parade begins at 7 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring their own chairs. Dogs must be on a leash. For information, visit lwrcac.com/events.