2016 Veterans Day Parade November 11 On Harbor Drive

  A Tribute to All Men and Women Veterans and

Active Duty Servicemembers!

All Veterans Honored for Their Service to America! 

The San Diego Veterans Day Parade is produced by “Veterans Week San Diego”, an all-volunteer team of Veterans and citizens of all ages and walks of life, dedicated to honoring Veterans annually during “Veterans Week”, as a program event of the Veterans Memorial Center.  We rely upon donations from the generous residents of the San Diego area, as well as financial support from the regional industry and business sector, and the support of our partners in the non-profit sector. 

  Parade Route: N Harbor Drive is again the site of the Start Line and the Route for our 2016 parade!  Viewers will see the Parade start on N Harbor Drive one block south of Grape Street, and proceed south past a long row of grand stands, and past Broadway, and past the USS Midway, and then continue on Harbor Drive one block east to Pacific Highway and conclude there: One Mile Total Distance.

Our appreciation goes out to the City of San Diego and the Port of San Diego for making this possible!

 Parade Entry Applications must be made in this website on line.   See Join the parade page.

The 2016 route along San Diego’s prestigious Embarcadero  mandates a limit on the total length to ensure that all accepted applicants for entry can be started and finished during our permit time 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.   Applications will be accepted in this website up to the deadline of October 24, 2016. The Parade Board will make approvals of entry applications based on the criteria for meeting the parade purpose of honoring the service of Veterans.  All Congressionally-chartered Veterans Service Organizations whose applications are received by the deadline are assured entry places.  

 Marshaling Area.  Viewing Areas.  Grand StandsParking Areas.  See ROUTE page.

The Marshaling Area, for assembling all entered units prior to the start, is in the N Harbor Drive regular traffic lanes, which will be safety barricaded directly south of Grape Street for two blocks, on three lanes of N Harbor Drive.  This will require exact execution of Parade Day Marshaling Instructions by all entrants, to ensure arrival before the Marshaling Area is closed.

 Traveling to the Parade Viewing Areas by taking the Trolley to the Santa Fe Depot or the next closest trolley stop is strongly recommended for ease of access and enjoyment.