The Rolling Parade was scheduled for Sat Sept 12, 2020 with the Marquis De Lafayette riding in a horse and carriage followed by vehicles of members of the Goldfish Pond Association.
This parade was organized to celebrate the Goldfish Pond Association's 40th Anniversary. However, due to Massachusetts Covid restrictions on outdoor gatherings, this event has been canceled.
In 1824, the Marquis De Lafayette was invited back to the President of United States for a grand tour for his instrumental role during the American Revolutionary War. He visited Boston, Lynn, Marblehead, and Salem on August 31, 1824 and he was greeted with adoring folks along the way. It was a grand party! In Lynn, his carriage and entourage rode from what is now the Lynn City Hall to Market Street, to Broad Street, Chestnut Street to Lafayette Park, to Fayette Street. At this time, the Ingalls family lived in this area and it was considered a prime spot for a distinguished visitor to pass. After this, the area was named "Lafayette Park".
Read more about Lafayette's journey through Lynn in the Download below.