The Rolling Parade is scheduled for Sat October 2, 2021 at 10:00am with the Marquis De Lafayette riding in a horse and carriage followed by vehicles of members of the Goldfish Pond Association. Funding for this event was made possible by the Lynn Cultural Council.
This parade was organized to celebrate the Goldfish Pond Association's 40th Anniversary in 2020. However, due to Massachusetts Covid restrictions on outdoor gatherings, this event was canceled. We now are excited to move forward with this event on October 2, 2021.
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 "Downloads Button" below.