Veterans Day 2023 Parades, Events and More

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2023 Veterans Day Events

Communities across the country pull out all the stops to honor their veterans through a variety of programs and events. Check out the list below to find out how and where you can celebrate Veterans Day in 2023. Events are in-person unless otherwise noted.

Celebrate Veterans Day by attending an event near you.

This page will be updated as information becomes available.

2023 Veterans Day Events

Alabama

In Birmingham, the city's 76th National Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, downtown. Birmingham National Veterans Day Parade details

In Mobile, the Veterans Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Mobile Civic Center, 401 Civic Center Drive. Mobile Veterans Day Parade details

Alaska

A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at Sitka National Cemetery from 1-2 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2023.

Arizona

In Mesa, the theme of the East Valley Veterans Parade, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, will be Vietnam Valor. East Valley Veterans Parade, Mesa, Arizona, details

In Phoenix, “Never Forget. Forever Honor” is the theme for the Veterans Day Parade set for Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Phoenix Veterans Day Parade details

In Prescott, the 2023 Veterans Day Parade will be held downtown on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Opening ceremonies will take place at 10:30am on the stage at the intersection of Cortez St. and Union St., with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. This year’s parade theme is Honoring Our Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans … A New Generation of Warriors. Prescott, Arizona, Veterans Day Parade details

Arkansas

In Fort Smith, the 2023 Veterans Day Parade & Celebration will be held at Chaffee Crossing Historic District, 7313 Terry Street, on Saturday, November 11, 2023, starting at noon. The free event includes food trucks, kids’ areas, and charity drives.

In North Little Rock, the State Veterans Day Ceremony runs from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, November 10, 2023, at the State Veterans Home on 2401 John Ashley Drive.

California


In Jurupa Valley, the Veterans Celebration Parade and Festival is Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 5370 Mission Rock Road. Jurupa Valley Veterans Celebration Parade and Festival details

Colorado

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10:35 a.m.-1 p.m.: Veteran Day Parade and Festival – Denver, CO

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11:11 a.m.: Loveland Veterans Day Parade – Loveland, CO

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Veterans Day Concert – Parker, CO

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 a.m.-noon: Veterans Day Event – Colorado Springs, CO (VA Event)

Connecticut

Nov. 5, 2023, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.: Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast – Windham, CT

On Friday, November 10, 2023, 8a.m.-1 p.m.: Veterans Day Celebration – Weston, CT

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.-noon: Veterans Day Ceremony – New Haven, CT

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.: Veterans Day Parade | Enfield, CT

Nov. 28, 2023, 10-11 a.m. : Veteran Coffee and Book Talk – Bristol, CT

Delaware

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.: Veterans Day Ceremony – Newark, DE

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Veterans Day FREE admission to Hagley Museum & Library – Wilmington, DE

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Veterans Day Ceremony – Lewes, DE

Florida

In Orlando, the 2023 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2023, begins with an opening ceremony on Orange Avenue near Central Boulevard. Robinson Street and Orange Avenue will be the starting point of the parade, which will then proceed to Central Boulevard, Rosalind Avenue, and Robinson Street. Orlando Veterans Day Parade details.

The Tampa Veterans’ Day Parade, one of the largest parades honoring veterans in Florida, will be Saturday, November 11, 2023, starting at 10 a.m. Tampa Veterans Day Parade details.

In Tampa, the first Heroes & Headliners concert on Saturday, November 11, 2023, features Chris Stapleton, H.E.R. and Imagine Dragons with Rob Gronkowski and Camille Kostek serving as emcees, at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater. The sold-out concert will be livestreamed at Walmart.com/Live and on Facebook, X (Twitter) and YouTube.

Georgia

The Georgia Veterans Day Observance Ceremony is planned for 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Azadi Galleria at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown Atlanta, prior to the Veterans Day Parade. The event will include military and veteran speakers. Georgia Veterans Day Observance Ceremony details. The Georgia Veterans Day Parade will be from 11 a.m.-noon in Midtown Atlanta, along Peachtree Street from 15th to 5th streets.

Hawaii

Nov. 4, 2023, 8-9 a.m. HT: Veterans Benefits Seminar – Honolulu, HI

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. HT: Veterans Day at Waimea Valley – Haleiwa, HI

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 a.m. HT: Veterans Day Parade – Wahiawa, HI

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. HT: Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony Onboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial – Honolulu, HI

Idaho

Nov. 5, 2023, 8:00 a.m.-noon: Veterans Breakfast – Nampa, ID

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11:11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Veterans Day Parade – Lewiston, ID

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, noon: Veterans Day Celebration – Caldwell, ID

Illinois


A Veterans Coffee Break with Southside Strong is planned for 9-11 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Blue Door Neighborhood Center’s Pullman Location at 756 E. 111 St. in Chicago.

On Friday, November 10, 2023, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Breakfast – Warrenville, IL

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10:15 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Procession – Aurora, IL

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10:30 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Ceremony – St. Charles, IL

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Parade – Anna, IL

Indiana

On Friday, November 10, 2023, 11 a.m.: Veterans Day Ceremony – Fishers, IN

On Friday, November 10, 2023, 11:30 a.m.: Veterans Day Program – La Porte, IN

On Friday, November 10, 2023, 12:30 p.m.: Veterans Day Parade – Indianapolis, IN

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, 3 p.m.: Veterans Day Concert – Indianapolis, IN

Iowa

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT: Veterans Network Event – South Clinton, IA

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 4 p.m. CT: War & Remembrance Veterans Day Tribute – Cedar Rapids, IA

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, 5-7 p.m. CT: A Salute to Veterans – Malvern, IA

Kansas


The Wichita Veterans Day Parade will be held Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wichita Veterans Day Parade details

Kentucky

The Lexington Veterans Day Celebration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, with a Veterans Breakfast and Ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Heritage Hall. A Veterans Car Parade follows, leaving at 11 a.m. from the Knights of Columbus. Lexington Veterans Day Celebration details

Louisiana


The Ma'mun Temple #249 Annual Veterans Breakfast will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the St. Luke Community Center in St. Thibodaux.

Maine


The Biddeford Saco Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony is planned for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 205 Main Street. Biddeford Saco Veterans Day Parade details

A Veterans Day Celebration will take place at the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 8-9 a.m. Augusta, Maine, Veterans Day Celebration details

Maryland

The Baltimore City Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2023. The parade will step off at noon from the Washington Monument, located at the intersection of Charles Street and Centre Street.

Massachusetts

The Boston Veterans Parade is from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2023. The following week, a Veterans Day Celebration takes place at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Friday, November 10, 2023, from 10-11:30 a.m. Boston Veterans Parade details

The Salem State Theatre, in conjunction with Salem State University’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts, will host its fifth annual Veterans 10-Minute Play Festival from November 9-11, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. The performances will take place in the Sophia Gordon Center, 356 Lafayette Street. Veterans 10-Minute Play Festival details

A Veterans Day celebration is planned for Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Knights of Columbus in Lexington. The commemoration begins with a Veterans Breakfast and Ceremony, which is free of charge for veterans. At 11 a.m., a Veterans Car Parade begins. Lexington, Massachusetts, Veterans Day celebration details

Michigan


The Battle Creek VA Medical Center hosts “Lifting Spirits Balloon Flight-Veterans Day: from 7-7:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 5500 Armstrong Road.

Minnesota

Nov. 9- 11, 2023, 8a.m.-8 p.m. CT: 25th Annual Veterans Day Observance – Willmar, MN

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, 12-1 p.m. CT: Minnesota State University 2023 Veteran’s Day Celebration – Mankato, MN

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 8:30 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Program – Inver Grove Heights, MN

Nov. 13, 2023, 5-9 p.m. CT: Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night – Maplewood & Maple Grove, MN

Nov. 21, 2023, 12-1 p.m. CT: Lunch & Learn: Navigating Veterans Benefits – Minneapolis, MN

Mississippi

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Ceremony – Jackson, MS

On Friday, November 10, 2023, 8a.m. CT: Free Veterans Day Golf Tournament – Gautier, MS

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9:30 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Parade and Memorial Service – Vicksburg, MS

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, All day: Vicksburg National Military Park Fee Free Day Nov. 11 – Vicksburg, MS

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Parade – Pass Christian, MS

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, TBD CT: Veterans Day Parade – D’Iberville, MS

Missouri

Nov. 5-10, 2023, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CT: Veterans Village at Ballparks of America – Branson, MO

Nov. 5, 2023, 2-4 p.m. CT: Veterans Celebration Show – Branson, MO

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Celebration – Jefferson City, MO

Nov. 10 –12, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CT: Veterans Day Ceremony at the National WWI Museum and Memorial – Kansas City, MO

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10:30 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Observance – St. Louis, MO

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CT: Veterans Day Celebration – St. Charles, MO

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.-noon CT: Veterans Day Program – Poplar Bluff, MO

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 1-4 p.m. CT: Veterans Day Matinee – Lexington, MO

Montana


On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11:11 a.m.: Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony – Philipsburg, MT

Nebraska

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m. CT: Heartland Museum Eleventh Hour Ceremony – Lexington, NE

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, 2 p.m. CT: Veterans Day Parade – Lincoln, NE

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9:05 to 11:40 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Parade – Bellevue, NE

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CT: Veterans Day Luncheon – Omaha, NE

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. CT: Veterans Day Concert – Omaha, NE

Nevada

A Car Show & Barbecue is planned for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2023, at the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center at 6900 North Pecos Road. North Las Vegas Car Show & Barbecue details

New Hampshire


In Newton, a Free Veterans Day Breakfast will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Junction Fire Station, 29 West Main Street.

New Jersey

Nov. 4, 2023, 11 a.m.: Veterans Day Parade – Villas, NJ

On Friday, November 10, 2023, 8-11 a.m.: Veterans Appreciation Breakfast – Collingswood, NJ

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Veterans Day Ceremony – Fair Lawn, NJ

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9:45 a.m.: Veterans Day Parade – Toms River, NJ

Nov. 11 –12, 2023, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.: Veterans Day Weekend at Six Flags – Jackson Township, NJ

New Mexico

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Veterans Day Car Show – Truth or Consequences, NM

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.: Veterans Day Parade – Las Cruces, NM

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.: Veterans Day Ceremony – Socorro, NM

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Veterans Day Parade – Rio Rancho, NM

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.: Veterans Day Ceremony – Socorro, NM

New York

The nation’s largest Veterans Day event, the New York City Veterans Day Parade hosted by the United War Veterans Council, returns for its 104thd year on Saturday, November 11, 2023, with nearly 20,000 participants from across the U.S. marching up Fifth Avenue. The event, which will take place rain or shine from 9:30 am. To 12:30 p.m., will proceed on its traditional route, stepping off at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue and going north on Fifth Avenue. The event will be livestreamed on WABC-TV and here on Military.com. New York City Veterans Day Parade details.

In Lake George, the annual Field of Flags salute to veterans begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Fort William Henry Museum, 48 Canada Street. Over 8,000 American flags will be placed on the front lawn, each representing a veteran. Lake George, New York, Veterans Day Parade details.

In Watkins Glen, a Veterans Day Celebration will be held at the Watkins Glen Skating Rink from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023. Watkins Glen Veterans Day Celebration details

North Carolina

The High Point University Veterans Day Celebration will be Friday, November 10, 2023, from 8-11 a.m. at the campus’ Nido and Mariana Qubein Arena and Conference Center on One University Parkway. High Point University Veterans Day Celebration details

North Dakota

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Ohio

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton will host its annual Veterans Day Event & Expo to honor military veterans on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is free for all U.S. service members, National Guard members and veterans plus one guest, as well as for Blue Star Mothers and Gold Star Families. Pro Football Hall of Fame Veterans Day Event details

The Cincinnati Veterans Day Parade is 9:45-11:15 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, 3200 Vine Street.

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus will host a free Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 11 a.m.-noon. National Veterans Memorial and Museum Veterans Day Ceremony details

Oklahoma


The Veterans Day Midwest City Parade will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2023, with the Oklahoma City VA Suicide Prevention Team at Joe E. Barnes Regional Park. Veterans Day Midwest City Parade details

The Claremore Veterans Day parade will be Friday, November 10, 2023, starting at 11:11 a.m. and will route from the Claremore Expo Center to downtown.

The Norman Annual Parade and Ceremony to honor veterans will be Sunday, November 12, 2023. The parade will leave from the OU Stephenson Research Technology Center, 101 David L. Boren Boulevard, at 2 p.m. and finish at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Avenue. The ceremony at Reaves Park will begin at 3 p.m., and feature words from USMC Vietnam Veteran Dale K. Graham centered around “50th After Vietnam,” this year’s theme.

In Bartlesville, the Veterans Parade will take place downtown on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 11 a.m.-noon.

The Tulsa Veterans Day Parade will be Friday, November 10, 2023, starting at 11 a.m. The parade headquarters is the VFW Post #577. Tulsa Veterans Day Parade details

Oregon

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m. PT: Veterans Day Parade – Albany, OR

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, noon PT: Veterans Day Ceremony – Ontario, OR

Nov. 4, 2023, 11 a.m. PT: Veterans Day Parade – Ontario, OR

Nov. 5, 2023, 8a.m.-noon PT: Veterans Breakfast – Nampa, ID

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. PT: Veterans Day Celebration – Tillamook, OR

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 a.m. PT: Veterans Day Parade – Portland, OR

Pennsylvania


The Newtown Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Rhode Island


In Bristol, the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony is Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 2-3 p.m. at the Rhode Island Veterans Home, 480 Metacom Ave.

South Carolina

In Mount Pleasant, a Veterans Day Watercolor Workshop will be held aboard the USS Yorktown from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023. The free event is open to beginners, and lunch will be provided. Veterans Day Watercolor Workshop aboard the USS Yorktown details

The Sumter County Veteran Affairs Annual Veterans Day Parade will be Friday, November 10, 2023, from 10 a.m.- 1p.m. at 141 North Main St. Sumter County Veterans Day Parade details

South Dakota

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Tennessee

The American Legion Post 2 hosts the 98th Knoxville Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 10, 2023. Starting at 10:40 a.m., the parade will commence from the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum at 500 Howard Baker Jr Ave.

The Johnson City Veterans Day Ceremony is 11 a.m.-noon Friday, November 10, 2023 at 215 Heroes Drive in Mountain Home.

Texas

In Amarillo, the Welcome Home: 16th Annual Veterans Day Event will be Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rex Baxter Building, TriState Fairgrounds. Amarillo, Texas, Welcome Home: 16th Annual Veterans Day Event details

The annual Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration kicks off Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 10-11 a.m. at City Hall. At the 11th hour on the 11th day, a moment of silence will be observed in memory of the 102nd anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, which ended WWI. The American Heroes Parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration details

In Fort Worth, “Saluting TCU Warriors” is the theme of the 2023 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade set to step off on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 11 a.m. Participants will form up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, and return. For Worth Veterans Day Parade details.

In Roanoke, a Veterans Parade, Car Show and Cook Off includes free activities, food, live music and a parade. The event will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at City Hall Plaza. Roanoke, Texas, Veterans Parade, Car Show and Cook Off details

In Taylor County, the 2023 Big Country Veterans Day Parade is set for Saturday, November 4, 2023, starting at 11 a.m. Taylor County, Texas, Big Country Veterans Day Parade details

Utah


The Utah Centenarian Veterans Ceremony will be 1:30-2:30 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2023, at Utah State Capitol Rotunda in Salt Lake City.

Vermont

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, 1-4 p.m.: Vets Town Hall – Bradford, VT

Virginia

The Commonwealth’s Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2023,

at the new Jones & Cabacoy Veterans Care Center in Virginia Beach, marking the official Grand Opening of Virginia’s newest veterans care center.

The 67th annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2023,

at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. The Memorial grounds and exhibit halls will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for visitors. Virginia War Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony details

At George Washington's Mount Vernon, admission is free for all active duty, former, or retired military personnel from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023. Special events are planned throughout the day, including musical performances, history presentations and more. Mount Vernon Veterans Day details

Washington state

In Auburn, the 58th Annual Veterans Parade & Observance takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023, along Main Street. Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. Now in its 58th year, the parade has grown into one of the largest parades of its kind in the United States of America. Auburn, Washington, Veterans Day Parade details.

Washington, D.C., and Environs

Arlington, Virginia: National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery

The 70th annual National Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Attendance at the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns will be limited to official participants only. The wreath-laying will be followed by an observance program in the Memorial Amphitheater. Seating for this portion of the observance program will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Veterans Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery details

Korean War Veterans Memorial

The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony & Wreath Presentation from 3-4 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, to honor all veterans who served in the Korean War. For details, Korean War Veterans Memorial Veterans Day Ceremony details

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, November 11, 2023, will mark the 30th anniversary of the commemoration of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. The master of ceremonies will be Maj. General Sharon Bannister, USAF (Ret.). Vietnam Veterans Memorial Veterans Day Observance details. You can also learn more at the VVMF Facebook page and at VVMF.org.

World War II Memorial

Commemorate Veterans Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., and pay tribute to the more than 16 million men and women who served with the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII. Veterans of that conflict will place wreaths at the Memorial's Freedom Wall to remember their fallen brothers and sisters. World War II Memorial Veterans Day observance details

West Virginia

Nov. 8, 2023, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Caregiver & Family Resource Fair – Beckley, WV (VA Event)

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Southern West Virginia Veterans Career Expo – Beckley, WV

On Friday, November 10, 2023, 6 p.m.: Veterans Day Parade – Morgantown, WV

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 1-2:30 p.m.: Veterans Day Parade – Fairmont, WV

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 a.m.-noon: Veterans Day Parade – Welch, WV

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 10 a.m.-noon: Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony – Huntington, WV

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, noon: American Legion Veterans Day Parade – Ceredo-Kenova, WV

Wisconsin

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CT: Women Veterans Assembly – Waukesha, WI

On Thursday, November 9, 2023, 9-10 a.m. CT: Veterans Day Ceremony- Tomah, WI (VA Event) Tomah VA Medical Center

On Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. CT: Twin Ports Veterans Expo – Superior, WI

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CT: Salute to Service Party – Green Bay, WI

Wyoming


Cheyenne American Legion, Post 6 plans a Veterans Day observance on Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 2001 E. Lincolnway.

2022 Veterans Day Events

Below is a listing of events that took place in 2022.

Alaska

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will host a Veterans Day ceremony in Anchorage, Alaska, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 11, at the Alaska National Guard armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Civilians must get a visitor's pass at the Visitor Control Center unless they register in advance November 8-10 by calling (907) 552-6910 between the hours of 8-11 a.m. and noon-4 p.m. For general information about the event, call (907) 334-0874.

Arkansas

A Veterans Day Ceremony in Little Rock, Arkansas, begins at 10 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. Click here for details.

California

Heroes Hall at the Costa Mesa OC Fair & Event Center will host a community celebration on Saturday, November 12, 2022, to recognize the contributions of veterans. The event will feature music and kids’ activities from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The project will feature a winding pathway, benches, lighting and new landscaping, including special plantings honoring Purple Heart recipients. The celebration is free, in partnership with Heroes Hall Veterans Foundation. Click here for details.

In Lincoln/Sheridan, California, a Veteran's Day Ceremony hosted by the American Legion Post 264 and VFW Post 3010 will take place Friday, November 11, 2022, at four cemeteries: Sheridan, Manzanita, Lincoln and Santa Clara Memorial Park. Color Guard and Rifle Squad honors will begin the day's events by visiting the graves of veterans at each cemetery. A service will be given at each location in remembrance of those who served. The schedule begins at 9 a.m. at Sheridan, 10 a.m. at Manzanita, and 11:30 a.m. at Lincoln; and the ceremonies end at Santa Clara Memorial Park. The largest ceremony is held at Lincoln's First Street Cemetery, with a guest speaker and choir singing patriotic songs. For details, view the Facebook event.

After a two-year hiatus, the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade in Los Angeles will begin at 11:11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022. The parade starts at Laurel Canyon Boulevard and San Fernando Mission Boulevard in Mission Hills, and then proceeds south on Laurel Canyon Boulevard for 1.1 miles to end on Paxton Street in Pacoima. The grand marshal is US Army Master Sgt. Charles O. Green. A carnival is also planned for Friday through Sunday, November 11-13, from 2-10 p.m. each day. For details, click here.

The San Diego Veterans Day Parade takes place from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, November 11, 2022, in the Embarcadero neighborhood downtown, with over 4,000 veterans, active duty, bands, gloats and civic groups. For details, click here.

Veterans of any era who served in any capacity are invited to speak about their experiences at a Vets Town Hall in San Diego, held at CrossFit Humanity beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022. For details, click here. If you are a veteran who would like to speak at this event, please contact stevan@goruck.com. For more details, click here.

The city of San Jose, California, will host its 104th consecutive Veterans Day Parade downtown on Friday, November 11, 2022, in honor of those who served in the armed forces of the United States. The event takes place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and begins near the Santa Clara Street/Highway 87 exit. For more information, please visit the United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County website.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, will host its annual Veterans Day Event on Friday, November 11, 2022, from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include an honor guard, live music, and remarks by keynote speaker and U.S. Army veteran Brad Taylor, a retired Special Forces lieutenant colonel and current bestselling author of the Pike Logan series. Outdoor events and the program are free, but reservations are recommended to attend the program. For details, click here. Separately on Friday, November 11, the library's special exhibit, An American Christmas Story, opens. Veterans with valid ID will receive free admission to the museum on that day. Active military members with valid ID are always free.

Colorado

In Fruita, the Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial celebration will be held Friday, November 11, 2022, from 11 a.m.-noon. The focus of the Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial is to honor those who served, in and out of the country and especially those who were killed, disabled, missing or taken prisoner.

Connecticut

In Montville, Connecticut, a Vets Rock event is planned for 1:30-6 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Mohegan Sun resort. After the opening ceremony from 1:30-2 p.m., the Vets Rock Expo will be held from 2-6 p.m. in the Uncas Ballroom. The Expo includes a career and educational fair, information from veteran service organizations, and more. Click here for details.

Delaware

The City of New Haven Veterans Day Ceremony is planned for 11 a.m.-noon Friday, November 11, 2022, at City Hall, 165 Church Street. Former Army Captain and Yale Veterans Association President Adrian Bonemberger will be the principal speaker. Afterward, commemorative wreaths will be placed at the World War Memorial on the Green and at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Long Wharf Drive. Additional details are here.

Florida

The Jacksonville, Florida, Veterans Day Parade, one of the largest in the Southeast, begins at 11:01 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, downtown. The event includes grand marshals, senior military officials, active-duty and retired military, veterans groups, local high school marching bands, decorative floats, giant balloons, JROTC units and more. For details, click here.

The Wellington, Florida, Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony begins at 8:15 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Wellington Patriot Memorial. The city, along with the American Legion Post 390 – Wellington will honor current and former members of the armed forces. Veterans are invited to walk in the parade beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Wellington’s Village Hall, 12300 Forest Hill Boulevard. The parade ends at Wellington’s Veterans Memorial at Forest Hill and South Shore boulevards. For details, click here.

Hawaii

In Honolulu, a Veterans Day Ceremony is planned for noon-1 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at 2177 Puowaina Drive. The Oahu Veterans Council is sponsoring the event, which is expected to draw 600 people. The guest speaker will be from the U.S. Marine Corps Forces in the Pacific.

The Pearl Harbor Veterans Day Sunset Ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, in Honolulu aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial, with a special tribute to the legacy of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, as well as the 160th anniversary of the Medal of Honor. Click here for details.

Idaho

The public is invited to attend a Veterans Day Ceremony in Meridian from 11-11:45 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Rock of Honor Veterans Memorial at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. Seating is limited for this outdoor ceremony, so consider bringing a folding chair or blanket. Presented by Meridian's American Legion Post 113, VFW Post 4000, and the City of Meridian.

Illinois

Chicago’s Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at Soldier Field, Gate O, 1410 S. Special Olympics Drive. Doors open at 10 a.m. For details, click here.

SGT Charles A Fricke VFW Post 805 hosts a Veterans Day Parade in O'Fallon, Illinois, on Friday, November 11, 2022, beginning at 2 p.m. from O'Fallon Park. See more details here. If you are interested in taking part, email vetdayparade805@gmail.com.

Indiana

The Indianapolis Veterans Day Parade is on Friday, November 11, 2022 at noon, starting at Michigan & Pennsylvania streets. Also planned on the day are a ticketed Veterans Day Breakfast from 8-10 a.m. at the Indiana War Memorial; and a Veterans Day Service on the north steps of the Indiana War Memorial from 11 a.m.-noon with a musical prelude at 10:30 a.m. Click here for details.

A Veterans Day Ceremony in West Lafayette, Indiana, will take place at the Indiana Veterans Home at 10 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, in the MacArthur Auditorium, 3851 N. River Road. Click here for details.

Iowa

In Clinton, a Veterans Day Flag Retirement Ceremony is scheduled for 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at Amvets Post #28. Dinner is free for all veterans and active duty military members. All others may dine for a donation of your choice. Click here for details.

Kansas

The Emporia Veterans Day Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, and runs along Commercial Street from 4th to 12th avenues. At 11 a.m., a Veterans Day Memorial Service will be held at All Veterans Memorial. These are among several events planned for the city’s All Veterans Tribute Week from November 1-11. Click here for more.

Kentucky

In Nicholasville, Kentucky, a Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6980 Danville Road. The Central Kentucky Veterans Committee is sponsoring the event, which is expected to draw 1,000 people. Retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Howard P. Hunt III will be the guest speaker.

Louisiana

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans will premiere an outdoor multimedia experience, "Expressions of America" on Friday, November 11, 2022. Actor Gary Sinise hosts the program, which highlights the impact that individuals had during a time of war. The presentation will take place outdoors on the Col. Battle Barksdale Parade Ground and will use projection mapping of the museum's buildings alongside multimedia technology to feature wartime letters and oral histories. Click here for details.

Maryland

In Baltimore, the Native American Indigenous Veteran Day Celebration will honor our native veterans from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Baltimore American Indian Center. The public is invited to join for refreshments, free haircuts and fellowship. Click here for details.

Massachusetts

The Worcester Jewish Community Center will host a Veterans Day Tribute in Worcester, Massachusetts, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2022. The free event, open to the public, is co-sponsored by the JWV Post 32 and Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts. Refreshments will be provided following a 45-minute formal ceremony. RSVP here.

Michigan

In Jackson, a Veterans Day Celebration is planned for 10:30 a.m.-noon on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Withington Park. Click here for details.

Minnesota

The State of Minnesota Veterans Day will be back in person this year on Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights. The event will kick off with a free community breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. The official program will start at 10 a.m. featuring remarks from elected officials. Click here for details.

Mississippi

In Bay St Louis, the Sam C Ladner Memorial VFW Veterans Day 5K runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel with tickets starting at $25. It ends at the VFW Post 4808 for the finish line party with awards, food and drinks, and live bands. All proceeds go to feed and clothe homeless veterans. Click here for details.

Missouri

Join the St. Peters Veterans Memorial Commission at St. Peters’ annual Veterans Day Ceremony from 10-11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial adjacent to St. Peters City Hall. Refreshments will be served inside City Hall after the ceremony. Click here for more.

Montana

In Missoula, a Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 11, 2022, will begin with a free breakfast from 8-11 a.m. at the Ole Beck VFW Post 209. Willy's Whiskey Tasting will be from 1-2 p.m., then a free potluck and silent auction, with free raffle tickets for veterans, from 5-7 p.m. At 8 p.m., live music will begin. The celebration, co-hosted by Clark Fork Entertainment and Jaden Decker, is free and open to the public and will include hourly raffles and a silent auction. Click here for details.

Nebraska

Nebraska’s Official Veterans Parade will begin on Mission Avenue in Bellevue at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022. The event, originally set for November 5, was postponed due to weather. It was set to include an Air Force flyover, military formations, first responders, local school bands and JROTC units, elected officials and other veteran-supporting organizations. The grand marshal is Col. John Litecky, former commander of the 55th Operations Group at Offutt Air Force Base. Click here for details.

In Lincoln, the 2022 Veterans Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2022, along K Street. Related events begin at 11 a.m. at the Capitol Grounds. Click here for details.

Nevada

The Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, with the route beginning at 4th Street & Gass Street and ending at 4th & Stewart Avenue. The parade is followed by the Las Vegas Veterans Day Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at the Nevada State Veterans Memorial, located outside the Grant Sawyer Building. Click here for details.

New Hampshire

A free concert by New Hampshire’s 39th Army Band will be offered at 7 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Chubb Theatre in Concord. The 90-minute audio visual experience will include a variety of genres including rock, country, pop, jazz, and patriotic classics. Click here for details.

New Jersey

In Holmdel, New Jersey’s official Veterans Day Ceremony will be held inside the Vietnam Era Museum from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022. The museum will be open before and after the ceremony (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) so visitors may view the exhibit “There & Back: The Journey to Vietnam and Home.” The exhibition offers an intimate look at the emotional bonds between service members and flight attendants during their trans-pacific journeys home.

New Mexico

In Rio Rancho, the Veterans Day Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. rain or shine on Southern Boulevard. Immediately following the parade, participants and spectators can take part in a special Veterans Day Ceremony starting at 11 a.m. at Veterans Monument Park (adjacent to Esther Bone Memorial Library). Click here for details.

North Carolina

In Charlotte, the Carolinas Veterans Day Festival runs 2-8 p.m. at the American Legion Memorial Stadium on Friday, November 11, 2022. This free and open-to-the-public celebration will be an interactive day of shopping and fellowship, capped by a concert presented by Truist featuring Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Elle King. King will take the stage at 7 p.m. and perform until 8 p.m. While admission is free, space is limited. Click here for details.

Remembrance Day in Durham is planned for Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial site at Edison Johnson Recreation Center. Join local veterans and friends to remember and honor the men and women who fought for our country. Click here for details.

The Raleigh Veteran's Day Ceremony and Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. for the ceremony and 11 a.m. for the parade on Friday, November 11, 2022. The parade starts at the north side of the Capitol Building downtown. Click here for details.

North Dakota

In Grand Forks, a Veterans Day Ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the University of North Dakota’s Gorecki Alumni Center will include refreshments and speakers. Click here for details.

Ohio


In Middletown, the 6th annual Veterans Day Parade starts at Smith Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022, with a moment of silence, then steps off at 11:15 a.m. and ends at the Middletown Ohio Veterans Memorial just inside the gates of Woodside Cemetery. Click here for details.

Oklahoma

The 104th Annual Tulsa Veterans Day Parade starts at 11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022. The televised event is organized by VFW Post 577. Find more information here.

Oregon

The Portland Veterans Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at NE Beech Street and NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Those wishing to join a closing ceremony are invited to meet at the Natural Grocers parking lot at 5055 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Click here for more information.

Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the intersection of 10th and Liberty Avenue and will proceed along Liberty. This year’s parade theme is “Honoring a New Generation of Warriors”. Click here for more information.

Rhode Island

In Warwick, a Veterans Day Parade begins at the intersection of Main Street and High Street at 11:11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, hosted by the Warwick Valley VFW Post 4662. A barbeque supported by the Warwick Fire Department will follow at the Excelsior Fire House on Church Street. Click here for details.

South Carolina

The city of Columbia’s 44th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022. One of the Southeast’s largest Veterans Day parades, its grand marshals this year are representatives from the Women Veterans of SC and USC Military & Veterans Program. Click here for details.

South Dakota

In Sioux Falls, a Veterans Day program begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at South Dakota Military Heritage Alliance, Inc. The event features Sen. Mike Rounds as the keynote speaker; a mass colors presentation of flags from various military, veterans, and service and civic club organizations in Sioux Falls; and a performance by the Legion Chorus of American Legion Post 15. Click here for details.

Tennessee

Knoxville's 97th Veteran's Day Parade will begin at 10:40 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum, sponsored by American Legion Post 2. Click here for details.

Texas

The Austin, Texas, Veterans' Day Parade is returning for an in-person event for 2022. It’s scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Friday, November 11. The route begins at East Cesar Chavez Street and Congress Avenue downtown, and ends on East 11th Street (view the route map here). For general parade details, click here.

The Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade in Fort Worth, with the theme “Saluting Buffalo Soldiers,” begins Friday, November 11, at 11 a.m. The grand marshal is Maj. Gen. Anthony Woods, commander of the Texas State Guard headquartered at Camp Mabry in Austin. For details, click here.

U.S. military veterans get free entry to The American VetFest celebration in Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway from November 10-13, 2022. Musical guests CJ Garton, Creed Fisher, and the Teague Brothers Band will perform Saturday, November 12. The four-day event will also include a battle of the bands, a Field of Flags, veterans service groups, vendor and exhibitor booths, military and civilian vehicle shows, food trucks, and a Heroes sports zone. Event proceeds benefit veterans dealing with physical and emotional injuries. Click here for event details.

The National Museum of the Pacific War resumes an in-person Veterans Day Program in Fredericksburg, Texas, this year with a free program from 11 a.m.-noon on Friday, November 11, 2022, in the Memorial Courtyard. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Oates, an Army veteran, will be the speaker. Click here for event details.

The U.S. Military Veterans Parade Association is hosting a Veterans Parade in San Antonio beginning at noon Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Avenue E and 4th Street. For details, click here.

Utah

In Orem, the Celebration of Veterans 2022 runs from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, November 12, 2022, at SCERA Center for the Arts. The free event featuring musical and patriotic presentations, a keynote speaker, parade of service flags and more requires no tickets or reservations. The Orem Heritage Museum, which has a room filled with military and veterans displays, will also be open for free tours after the event

Vermont

In Pittsford, a Veterans Day Ceremony and Veterans Wall Dedication will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Pittsford Municipal Offices. See more details here.

Virginia

Some Virginia events are listed below in the “Washington, D.C., and Environs” section.

The Chesapeake Veterans Day Celebration will be at Chesapeake City Hall from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022. Click here for more.

In Fort Belvoir, The National Museum of the United States Army is hosting a three-day weekend of Veterans Day events from Friday, November 11, through Sunday, November 13, 2022, including a Hands-on History program, Reconnaissance Mission, family crafts, a Path of Remembrance Flag Display, Volunteer Showcase, and Veterans’ Hall Mess Hall. Click here for details and a schedule.

In Virginia Beach, the Tidewater Veterans Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Atlantic Avenue. A Veterans Day Ceremony follows at the Tidewater Veterans Memorial, and then a luncheon at noon honoring veterans at the DoubleTree Hotel. Click here for details.

Washington state

The Tacoma Veterans Day Celebration begins at 11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2022, featuring speaker Willie Stewart, president of the 9th & 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldier Museum Board; music from the 133d Washington Army National Guard Band; and colors presented by the All-City Junior ROTC Color guard. Click here for details.

West Virginia

In Martinsburg, a Veterans Day Parade will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2022, hosted by the CVEB/Crusader's 1905. Click here for details.

Wisconsin

In Milwaukee, a Veterans Day Ceremony is planned for 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday, November 11, 2022, at the War Memorial Center, featuring a keynote address by retired Col. Michael Williams. The Milwaukee Police Band and Drums will perform, and VANAP will preside over a memorial wreath laying. Click here for details.

Wyoming

In Casper, a Family Fun Day is planned for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum. Learn more about why Veterans Day is so special and the history behind the "Buddy Poppy."

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