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PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE

Join 45,000+ spectators as we honor United States veterans on November 11th, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m!
The parade starts at Montebello and Central runs southbound, then turns East on Camelback Road, and then turns South on 7th Street.

Nov. 11, 2021 @ 11:00

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
7:30AM

  • Close Central Ave, from Bethany Home Road to Missouri
  • Close Montebello, from Central to 2nd Street

10:00AM

  • 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

10:45AM

  • 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 info@honoringamericasveterans.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.

Parade Information
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.

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PARADE HISTORY

25+ Years of Celebrating Veterans

Started in 1997, the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade honors the contributions of our United States Veterans, and helps build a patriotic Phoenix community spirit that recognizes the sacrifices veterans make for our country. The Parade couldn’t happen without the generous support of our community, the parade organizers, the Honoring Arizona’s Veterans board and our parade participants.

In partnership with the City of Phoenix, the parade is managed and presented by Honoring America’s Veterans, a non-profit (501c3) lead by parade founder Paula Pedene. Under her guidance, a tireless team of partners, vendors and volunteers create a memorable event each year.

The Parade theme changes each year and is designed to recognize all veterans on a rotating basis. Past parade themes include:

  • USA: A Beacon of Liberty – 2020
  • Out of the TRENCHES. A Century of Remembrance | WWI 1918 – 2018
  • Silent Sacrifice – Honoring Our Cold War Veterans – 2017
  • Welcome Home Vietnam Heroes, Celebrating our 20th Year – 2016
  • No Longer Forgotten, Honoring our Korean War Veterans – 2015
  • Duty, Honor, Sacrifice, Celebrating our World War II Veterans –2014
  • Saluting America’s Veterans 2013
  • Healing Wounds, Honoring Their Sacrifice – 2012
  • Veteran’s – Our Resilient Heroes – 2011
  • Defending Freedom – Protecting Dreams – 2010
  • Home of the Free – Because of the Brave – 2009
  • Serving With Honor – 2008
  • Hearts of Valor – 2007
  • Americas Veterans, Heroes through the decades Our 10th Year – 2006
  • Serving Home and Abroad, “Honoring our World War II Veterans”–2005
  • Remembering Their Sacrifice – 2004
  • Heroes One and All – 2003
  • With Honor, Pride, and Patriotism – 2002
  • Freedom Isn’t Free-2001
  • Freedom Marches On – 2000
  • Celebrating Our Freedom – 1999
  • Let Freedom Ring – 1998
  • Salute to Patriots – 1997
     

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