The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m, heading south on Central Avenue from Montebello Drive to Camelback Road, turning east on Camelback Road to 7th Street, then turning south on 7th Street. It ends at Indian School Road.
The exact time may vary depending on the final number of parade entries, but it typically lasts for two hours, starting at 11:00 a.m. and ending around 1:00 p.m.
Please allow ample time before and after for parking, and/or walking to the location you’d prefer to view the parade.
VISITOR PARKING is on a “first-come, first-serve” basis on the side streets around the parade route, so please come early and allow ample time to navigate crowds. (Click here for Google Maps.)
TIP: Best availability for viewing? Camelback Road, East of Central Avenue and West of 7th Street. Second best availability is 7th Street just south of Camelback to Montecito.
To find out the “side streets” where you can park and weave your way towards the parade, please look at the route closure map. It will tell you where the parade is, what streets close at what times and lists the side streets for you to access to find parking and then make your way into the parade route.
The route map also shows where speaker towers are located, if you’d like to sit nearby and hear entries announced as they march by.
Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Route Closure Notifications
- Close Central Ave, from Bethany Home Road to Missouri
- Close Montebello, from Central to 2nd Street
- Close Central Ave. between Missouri and Camelback Road
- Close Camelback between Central and 7th Street
- Close 7th Street between Camelback and Indian School Roads
- Close Indian School Road, 3rd Street to 9th Street
- Close 7th Street, Osborn to Indian School Road
- Close Missouri Avenue East Bound and West Bound
Please direct questions, concerns, or special requests about the street closures to Phoenix Police Sgt. Chris Scranton at (602) 495-6722.
HAV is pleased to provide a limited number of free parade entries to local veterans-related nonprofits. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and details.
Corporations interested in having a float, vehicle, marching band or other entry in the parade should visit the Sponsorship page, and contact us for details.
Please note we have a limited number of parade entries available; if we cannot accommodate your request, please consider booking a sponsor for next year.
Please click below for complete parade information.
- Parade Standards
- Parade Lineup & Staging Map (COMING SOON)
- Parade Entry Meeting (COMING SOON)
- Parking Pass (COMING SOON)
Entry Show Times
- Entries 0-49: arrive at 9:00-9:30 a.m.
- Entries 50-99: arrive at 9:30-10:00 a.m.
- Entries 0-20: be ready at 11:00 a.m.
Please note: The Central exit is NOT an entrance; entries north of the Central exit must use the north entrance and entries south of the Central exit must use the south entrance.
The Parade is held on Nov. 11th as that is the day in our history known as Armistice Day. It was on this date (11/11) at 11 a.m. that the signing of the Peace Treaty took place ending World War I.
We proudly commemorate the significance of this day by holding our Parade on Nov. 11th and starting it at 11 a.m.