Veterans Day Parades, Events and More

Celebrate Veterans Day by attending an event near you.

Here is a list of events:

2018 Veterans Day Events:

America's Parade -- Veterans are invited to march in this New York City parade on November 11. This year’s Parade commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I (1918-2018). The United States Army is this year’s featured military branch. As always, the Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard are also represented. 


The parade will occur on Sunday, November 11 (Veterans Day), rain or shine. It starts at approximately 11:15 AM (at the conclusion of the Opening Ceremony, see below) and concludes around 3:30pm.


The parade goes north on Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 50nd Street. The route is 1.2 miles, and takes approximately 30 ~ 35 minutes.

National Veterans Day Ceremony -- The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony begins at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. There are many national and state cemeteries throughout the country that may also be holding Veterans Day ceremonies. Click here for a cemetery listing.

The Manassas Veterans Day Parade -- On November 3rd you can attend the parade that kicks off at 11:00 am from the intersection of Quarry Rd. and Prescott Ave. in Historic Manassas.

The parade is the largest Veterans Day Parade in Northern Virginia and in the Washington, D.C. area, and will include military units and vehicles, local veteran organizations, military, and high school bands, and pipe and drum corps teams.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Veterans Day Celebration -- On November 12th, visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for live music, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display, honor guard, and remarks by Vice Admiral Fred Midgette.

The event is free, but reservations are recommended.

Penn State Veteran's Day Ceremony - The Penn State Student Veterans Organization will host a Veterans Day Ceremony intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces on Friday, November 9th from 12 p.m. at the Schuylkill County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Site. The ceremony will commence precisely at 11:00 a.m. with the posting of colors by Penn State’s Joint Service ROTC Honor Guard and the singing of the National Anthem.

This ceremony features several decorated keynote speakers, including:

  • Dr. Stephen Roman, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Retired, Penn State Class of 1970
  • Kelsey Slatten, U.S. Navy veteran
  • Catherine Holm, U.S. Air Force retired
  • Schuylkill Haven Area High School students Ethan Mikos, Desiree Rossi and Lindsey Petri

We will host an on-campus luncheon following the event. For those unfamiliar with the Schuylkill County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Site, it is located adjacent to campus with parking available at First United Church of Christ. This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to honoring our veterans and armed forces with you.

San Francisco Mayor’s Salute to Veterans Parade: on November 11th at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Fisherman’s Wharf Area.

Parade Route: Start on the Embarcadero at North Point Street, proceeds west on Jefferson Street, pass reviewing stand on Jefferson Street near Leavenworth Street and disband.

Annual Philadelphia Veteran's Day Parade and Festival - On Sunday, November 4th the parade will start at 12:00 pm at JFK Blvd and North 16th Street. The parade route will continue around City Hall, heading east on Market Street and end at North 5th Street for the Veterans Festival.

This year’s notable attendees include Master of Ceremonies, Parade Announcer, Grand Marshall, Singers, and Trumpet player include Montford Point Marine Albert Willis, Bob McMahon, Judge Dugan, Bill Meade, Kevin Pierce and Aidan Peterson. Special guests Hector Maisonave and other local veterans.

Chicago Honor's America's Veterans - On November 11, at 11 a.m. at City Council Chambers • City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St.

Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade - On November 11th, 11:11am, the Parade will begin in Downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street south of Ralph McGill/Ivan Allen Blvd. The Parade will proceed south on Peachtree Street, turn right on Baker Street towards Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca Cola, and Georgia Aquarium. It will continue on Baker Street and turn left onto Marietta Street. The parade will end at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street.

Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade - On November 12th, 11 a.m., the parade will begin with massing of colors and the 11th hour ceremony in front of City Hall. The parade will commence following the official ceremony (approximately 1 hour). The route will start at Reunion Arena, will proceed north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street and pass in review in front of City Hall.

The parade route is similar to prior years. After passing in review, parade units will turn south on Ervay and disperse south of City Hall.

Military vehicles and equipment, veterans organizations, civic and corporate displays will be available for viewing at 9:30 a.m. in front of City Hall and will be dismantled after the parade.

99th Leavenworth County Kansas Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 12th Starts at 10:30 a.m. 

The oldest Veterans Day observance in the nation and the largest parade west of the Mississippi. All parade participants are to go to Parade Info Booth, LV Public Library, 417 Spruce Street, west parking lot, the morning of the parade to get staging instructions. Booth opens at 7:30 am.

San Diego 2018 Veterans Day Parade, November 10 at 11 a.m. on North Harbor Drive at The Embarcadero. 

Excellent viewing along N Harbor Drive and on both sides of Broadway between N Harbor Drive and Pacific Hiway, and on both sides of Pacific Hiway between Broadway and G Street.

Travel to the Parade is best by Trolley, from any Green, Orange or Blue Line Trolley Station with parking for autos and trucks.  Arrival at the Santa Fe Depot station downtown, or at any prior stop on any of the three lines, will place Parade Viewers within one or two block walks to prime viewing areas.  

Since you are out and about, make sure to check out all of the Veterans Day discounts available to veterans and their families.

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