Is there a Veterans Day parade in Phoenix?

Thank You.

We salute our veterans and their loved ones
in thanks for their patriotism & service to our country.


We salute our veterans and their loved ones by thanking, honoring, and recognizing them for their service and patriotism to our country. This core value is why we host the Phoenix Veteran’s Day Parade, the Honor Our Heroes Campaign, the High School Essay Competition, and the Pearl Harbor Day Event. We do this because our veterans tell us that our gratitude, honor, and recognition can help them heal. Isn’t that inspiring? A thank you can mean so much.

This is why we host Arizona’s largest parade event each year—the Phoenix Veteran’s Day Parade. Glowing with tributes, recognition, and healing, this event is unique to our veterans and community. We’re not stopping there; we also hope to create other events to help us support this mission. And you can help!

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Join 45,000 specatators in Central Phoenix for this year’s parade. Let’s celebrate our veterans and patriotism!

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“As the people cheer and support you along the parade route, it gives you that confidence that what you did to serve mattered. Step by step along the route, it was a healing event for me.”

Is there a Veterans Day parade in Phoenix?

Pete HegsethOperation Iraqi Freedom Bronze Star Recipient, US Army Veteran

“At Honoring America’s Veterans, it is vital for us to support our nation’s heroes through honor and recognition events. Our veterans tell us these events help them heal. We do so by honoring, celebrating, and recognizing them for their military service to our country.”

Is there a Veterans Day parade in Phoenix?

Paula PedeneExecutive Director, Honoring America’s Veterans

“When we came back from the Korean War, everyone turned their back on us. It was very difficult and very painful, and I carried that burden for over 60 years. And now, thanks to my experiences with the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, I’m very proud to say that demon is gone. I am very grateful for the healing the Parade gave to me, and I will owe them a debt of gratitude for the rest of my life.”

Is there a Veterans Day parade in Phoenix?

Pete Haas Purple Heart Recipient, Korean War Veteran

“I served In the Navy from 1994 until 2007. Personally, the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade helped me acknowledge what had happened to me during my service and to help me heal. The Parade helped me get past the hurt. The community gratitude the Parade provides heals us. Words cannot describe it.”

April WiseUS Navy Veteran





If you’d like your organization to have a float, balloon, vehicle, marching group or other form of participation in the parade, we have a very limited number of opportunities available. Ask about our Silver Star sponsorship. It includes a parade entry, an ad in the parade program, passes to parade VIP seating, seats at the parade victory party, a logo on parade volunteer t-shirts and our website, AND a verbal thank you by announcers during the parade.

It’s an incredible opportunity to showcase your employee veterans and patriotism!

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When is the Parade?

HAV will be hosting the Phoenix Veteran’s Day Parade on Friday, November 11, 2021.

Did you know it was first known as Armistice Day, in honor of the signing of the Armistice to end World War I?

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If you or someone you love is a military veteran, please join us and share your gratitude on our virtual ‘Thank You Veterans’ wall. You can connect with us on Facebook and Instagram, tag us, and share what the saying “Thank You Veterans” means to you.

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Is there a Veterans Day parade in Phoenix?

Is there a Veterans Day parade in Phoenix?

Is there a Veterans Day parade in Phoenix Arizona?

"The streets will be filled with color and music as the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade rolls through the streets of Phoenix at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov 11th, 2022. This year's theme is Liberty, Honor, and Sacrifice.

What time is the veterans parade in Phoenix?

PHOENIX VETERANS DAY PARADE When: Friday, November 11, at 11 a.m. Where: According to event officials, the route starts on Central Avenue just south of Bethany Home Road.

Where is the veterans parade in Phoenix?

The East Valley Veterans Parade starts on Center Street and University in Mesa and runs South on Center St. to 1st St, it then turns west onto 1st St. and continues to Robson. The parade starts at 11 a.m. It lasts approximately 1.5 hrs. Click here to access our map indicating public parking.

What time does the Phoenix parade start?

​Parade starts at 7 p.m. #phxlightparade Central Ave. and Montebello Ave. Parade Starts at 7 p.m.