Veterans Day Parade
Monday, November 11th @ 11am
Bright Stars - Brave Hearts
Why does it start at 11am ?
The anniversary of the Armistice of November 11, 1918, has been observed since 1954 as Veterans Day in the US. The armistice was signed at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month ending World War I.
The Albany Veterans Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 11th
2019 Parade Theme
Where is the Parade Route?
Bright Stars - Brave Hearts
How long does the Parade last?
The Albany Veterans Day is approximately two hours long. Leading off at 11am sharp, 400 +/- motorcycles followed by 200 parade entries. We save the best for last and it is on the the parade line of march by 1pm.
What happens if it Rains?
Rain or shine the Parade goes on !
We suggest you dress for the weather
of the day.
It may start out dreary and cold, yet for the last number of years, the clouds part, the sun shines long enough for us to honor our veterans during the parade!
Listen to: KRKT FM 99.9
KLOO AM 1340
KGAL AM 1580
KSHO AM 920
For updated weather information!
The Albany Veterans Day Parade begins at 7th Ave SE and Pacific Blvd - marching over the overpass and veering Right into the historical Downtown Albany district via Lyon Ave, turning Left at 2nd Ave, turning Left again on to SW Ferry Street, falling off after SW 6th Ave.
Chairs maybe set up early. We ask that you do not block intersections or side roads until the start of the parade. Keep clear of the parade route.
Please do not park along the parade route or any street clearly marked as parade entries are staging and traveling through. Your vehicle will be towed, damaged or both. We have large Floats and vehicles to get through, so we thank you in advance for assisting us parade day.
Join us as we honor all !
How can I march in the Parade?
Entry application forms go out in Mid-August of each year and are due 2 weeks prior to the parade. (Friday, October 25th, 2018) Every effort is made to contact all who wish to be in the parade and to gather up all applications prior to the deadline.
We always have room for our veterans, however, we may not be able to accommodate you after the deadline or if you show up parade day. We appreciate all parade applications coming in prior to the deadline!
Contact the V.C.A, organizers of the Albany Veterans Day Parade at:
Where can I park ?
Please park outside the parade route and walk in, set up your chairs and enjoy the parade. Chairs maybe set up early. We ask that you do not block intersections or side roads until the start of the parade.
PLEASE Keep the parade route clear.
Many businesses will open early in the downtown area offering a hardy breakfast, hot coffee, hot chocolate or perhaps just a warm and inviting dry space prior to the parade.
Stop by as they have some awesome products and services that you may be looking for! There is no better way to find out what Albany has to offer than to visit the downtown businesses while you are waiting for the parade to begin!