California Veteran's Day Events


Veteran's Day Offers

Californians celebrate Veteran's Day in nearly every city and community throughout the state. The events take place on November 11 and surrounding days to honor U.S. veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day National Ceremony is held annually on November 11th, with one national service at Arlington National Cemetery. It starts with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations.

The day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations, said President Woodrow Wilson when he declared the first celebration would be called Armistice Day. Congress amended it in 1954, replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans."  

Veterans Day 2023

ALHAMBRA: Veterans Day November 11, 2023, 10 a.m. to be celebrated at Alhambra Park. The annual veterans ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial in Alhambra Park, 500 N. Palm Ave. The City of Alhambra and American Legion Post 139  host the annual ceremony which includes Alhambra Police Department Honor Guard, the Fire Department with their fire trucks, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the Alhambra High School Marching Band. Parks and Recreation Department sets up and hosts the refreshments.  The public is welcome.

AMERICAN CANYON: Veterans Day November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. City of American Canyon Community Center Gym, 100 Benton Way. Includes presentation, invocation and guest speakers. Keynote Speaker Dell Pratt, CMSgt, USAF retired Napa County Veterans Services Officer, Student performances, veterans service organization booths, and refreshments, Free,

ANTIOCH: Rivertown Veterans Day Parade memorial at the Antioch Marina November 11, 2023. Pancake Breakfast at the Antioch Veterans Memorial, 5 Marina Plaza, L Street  at 8 a.m. is hosted by the Antioch Rivertown Veterans Lions Club.  Veteran's Day Ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m.. This year's Speaker is US Army Veteran Gary Bostick. The Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the Marina heads east on Second Street. 2023 Theme is "Honoring All Who Served".

ARTESIA: Veterans Day Celebration Dinner & Entertainment November 4, 2023, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Artesia Park at Veterans Memorial. Music, display booths, breakfast, vehicles, guest speakers and a kids zone. Location: 18750 Clarkdale Ave., Artesia, CA

ATASCADERO: Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial November 11, 2023 at 11 a.m. In the past, music and a community BBQ hosted by Kiwanis follow the ceremony.

AUBURN: Veterans Day Parade and Community Ceremony and Luncheon, November 11, 2023, 10:50 a.m. Honoring all Veterans of the United States since 1919. Parade Theme: "Honoring All Honor Guards". The Parade begins at the corner of Lincoln Way and Cleveland Street and proceeds down Lincoln Way. The parade will pause at the Central Square at 11 a.m. There will be a brief patriotic ceremony with the release of doves, followed by a fly-over (weather permitting), a three volley rifle salute followed by TAPS. The parade resumes onto High Street and end at the Gold Country Fairgrounds.

AVALON: Veterans Day Ceremony, November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. The Avalon VFW will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Avalon. The event includes a Presentation of the Colors by the VFW Post 4682 Honor Guard, and guest speakers.

BAKERSFIELD: Veterans Day Parade and Celebration November 11 , 2023, 10 a.m. outside KGET studios at 21st and L Streets, then heads west on 21st Street, south on G Street, then east on 20th Street. American Legion breakfast 6 a.m. Post 26 ( Veteran's eat free) Flag Raising Ceremony 8 a.m. at Veteran's Memorial Truxtun & S St. Veteran's Day Parade 10 a.m. Lunch served after parade (Veteran's eat free)

BALDWIN PARK: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 1 p.m. honoring all Veterans from the community during a very special ceremony.  Held at Morgan Park, Morgan Park, Cesar E. Chavez Amphitheater, 4100 Baldwin Park. The Swing Dolls perform following the ceremony. Free,

BEAUMONT: Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2021,  10 a.m. Parade begins at Beaumont & 12th St. and ends at the Beaumont Civic Center, 550 E. 6th Street where the ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. All welcomed! Free,

BELLFLOWER: Veteran's Day Ceremony November 10, 2021, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Veteran's Memorial, 9918 Flower St., Bellflower, CA.

BUENA PARK: Veterans Honor Walk November 10, 2021, 5 p.m. Dinner provided to the first 100 veterans and their families. Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Ave., Buena Park, CA

BURBANK: Veterans Day Ceremony and War Memorial Dedication November 10, 2023, 10:15 a.m. concert with Burbank Community Band and flyover by Condor Squadron;  11 a.m. ceremony at McCambridge Park War Memorial (at the corner of Amherst & San Fernando) Cost: Free Even

CARMEL: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. Ceremony held in Devendorf Park on Ocean Avenue, honoring our veterans, sponsored by the Carmel by the Sea chapter of the American Legion.

CARSON: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2023, 10-11 a.m. held in Veterans Park. Keynote by Commander Virginia R. Kingston. Location: 2400 Moneta Ave, Carson, CA. Free,

CASTRO VALLEY: Veterans Day Program November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. at Castro Valley Veterans Memorial, 3567 Quail Ave.  Veterans of Castro Valley welcome you to cerebrate our Veterans Past and Present with a full program, including Military Honors. No confirmation contact available


CATHEDRAL CITY: Annual Healing Field - Fields of Valor November 4-12, 2023 at Patriot Park. The largest annual display of the Star & Stripes posted by any Colonial Flag Foundation, the massive formation of flags honors America's fallen who sacrificed their lives... The display presented by Cathedral City Evening Rotary is open to all without charge. Location: 33-998 Date Palm Drive, Cathedral City, CA. healingfieldcathedralcity/
November 4, 2023 Opening Ceremony 9 a.m.
November 10, 2023, 4 p.m. Marines Birthday Celebration
November 11, 2023, 9 a.m. Veterans Day
November 12, 2023, 9 a.m. Closing Ceremony.

FAIRFIELD: Veterans Day Parade & Commemoration Ceremony November 11, 2023 at 10 a.m.  At 10 a.m. listen to a patriotic concert and Ceremony of Remembrance at the Downtown Theatre, 1035 Texas Street. The Veterans Day Parade assembles at 12:30 p.m. at Webster and Kentucky Street. The parade route: Downtown along Texas Street.

PALO ALTO: Veterans Day Recognition Event  November 11, 2023, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. The City of Palo Alto and Stanford University  again partner with The Palo Alto VA Health Care System Stanford University Office of Military-Affiliated Communities Palo Alto American Legion Post 375 Military Officers Association of America, Blue Star Moms of the South Bay and Gunn High School. Guest speakers include City of Palo Alto Mayor, Lydia Kou and Stanford President Dr. Richard Saller. Our Keynote Speaker is US Army Colonel (Retired) Patty Wernet, current President of CalMOAA (Califonia - Military Officers Association of America) South Bay Blue Star Moms will present a quilt to Charles Scott, World War II Veteran with service in the US Navy. Members of the Gunn High School Chorus will provide musical performances. The master of ceremonies for the event is Hayden Shelden, USMC.  Location: 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA. Free, public invited,

PICO RIVERA: Veterans Ceremony November 13, 2023, 10 a.m. Pico Rivera Veterans Memorial & Eternal Flame, 9001 Mines Avenue. The City of Pico Rivera hosts Veterans Day breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Pico Rivera Veterans Memorial Plaza and Eternal Flame located at 9001 Mines Avenue in Pico Rivera. A special ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m.

PLEASANTON:  Tri-Valley Veteran's Day Parade and Band Concert November 5, 2023, 1 p.m. 26th annual parade theme in 2023 is Veterans of the Tri-Valley. Address: 301 Main Street Pleasanton CA. Free,





Past events

CERRITOS : Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. (9:45 a.m. prelude music.) The community is invited to attend the City of Cerritos Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11 near the Cerritos Veterans Memorial in the Cerritos Civic Center, 18125 Bloomfield Ave. The event will feature patriotic selections performed by the Cerritos College Community Band, music by the Valley Christian High School Madrigals, City Council and dignitary comments, wreath laying and a moment of silence. In addition, children's patriotic crafts will be offered. Parking is available at the Civic Center. Event will occur rain or shine

CHOWCHILLA : Veterans Commemoration Ceremony always held on November 11, 2021, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Veterans Memorial Park, 600 W. Robertson Blvd. Veterans Ceremony is held to pay tribute to the men and women that have given their service to our country. The public is encouraged to attend. The event is co-sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars & VFW Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion.

CONCORD: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. at Todos Santos Plaza bandstand, 2175 Willow Pass Rd. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1525 honors all who have served in the US military with a program featuring speaker Dawn 'Dusty' Napier, the first Native American and 2nd female to hold the position of State Commander of the VFW for California.

COSTA MESA: Salute to Veterans November 11, 2021, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The community is invited to this free event. Location: OC Fair & Event Center - Heroes Hall, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Free. Veterans + Labor Community Celebration OC Fair & Event Center and Orange County Employees Association will host a free community celebration in honor of Veterans Day.  The veterans museum is open year-round and also features the exhibit The SAAAB Story, which chronicles the history of the Santa Ana Army Airbase.  Free for all ages

CUPERTINO: Veterans Day Memorial Event November 11, 2021, usually meets at 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cupertino Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park, Mary Ave & Stevens Creek

DANA POINT: P0st 9934 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary and the City invite the public on November 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. to Strands Vista Park, 34201 Selva Rd. Free,

DIAMOND BAR: Veterans Celebration Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 9-11 a.m. at Diamond Bar Center, 1600 Grand Ave. includes patriotic musical performances and light refreshments. Attendance is free and open to everyone,

DOWNEY: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 10-11 a.m. at The Columbia Memorial Space Center 12400 Columbia Way. The City of Downey will be holding its annual Veterans Day Ceremony. City officials will be present to take part in this special event and the public is invited to attend to help honor and pay tribute to those who have served our Country.

DUARTE: Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday, November 11, 2021, 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Thorsen Park, honoring all who served. Location: Thorsen Park, 2801 Huntington Drive. Seating available at the ceremony and refreshments, donated by the Duarte Kiwanis Club will be served immediately after the ceremony.

EL CERRITO: El Cerrito Flag Ceremony November 11, 2021, 8 a.m. at Sunset View Cemetery. Join El Cerrito Lions Club for a brief ceremony in honor of veterans and the annual Veterans Day placement of flags on the graves of those who served. Coffee, juice, and doughnuts. Location: 101 Colusa Ave. Info: (510) 596-8180

FALLBROOK: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Fallbrook VFW and Auxiliary Post 1924, 1175 Old Stage Road.

FOLSOM: Wayne Spence Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2021, 9 a.m. Starts at E. Bidwell Street from Montrose Drive, heading westbound on E. Bidwell Street, then northbound on Coloma Street to Natoma Street. At the Folsom Lions Park the parade concludes with a brief ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Folsom City Lions Park. 3,000 participants include marching bands, floats, classic cars, riders on horseback, color guard and more.

FRESNO: Veterans Day Parade, Largest Veterans Day Parade on the West Coast November 11, 2021, 11:11 a.m. in front of Fresno City Hall. Pre-program starts at 10 a.m. The goal is to honor all of our service men and women in a huge show of appreciation each year.

FULLERTON: Fullerton Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony November 11, 2021, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
The parade begins at Harbor Blvd and Wilshire Avenue at 10:30 a.m. The parade goes north on Harbor Blvd and culminates at the Hillcrest Park Great Lawn at 1200 N. Harbor Blvd. The ceremony is held next to the War Memorial at 11 a.m. The program consists of songs, prayers, inspirational messages, and other remembrances to honor those who served their country through military service. The event hosted by the American Legion Post 142 is free and all are welcome to attend.

GLENDORA: Salute to Veterans November 9, 2021, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. La Fetra Center, 333 E. Foothill Blvd. $10, veterans are free.

GRAND TERRACE: The City of Grand Terrace Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. The Veterans Wall of Freedom Organization and the Foundation of Grand Terrace present the Veterans Wall of Freedom at 21950 Pico Street.Chief Master Sergeant Josephine Keller, United States Air Force (Retired) will be the keynote speaker. A decorated veteran, her career includes 23 years in aeromedical evacuation providing expert care airlifting patients all around the globe.  The Veterans Day Celebration will salute veterans who have served or are serving in the United States military. Veterans and their families will have an opportunity to reserve a plaque on the Veterans Wall of Freedom as a long-lasting honor of the veteran's service to our country after the ceremony. All veterans of the United States military are eligible for a plaque. The Veterans Wall of Freedom was dedicated on Veterans Day 2016. The monument spells out the word FREEDOM in six-foot block letters with over 1600 granite plaque spaces for veterans covering the front of the letters.

GREENVILLE: Annual Veterans Day Parade Parade November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. The parade begins on Main Street and crosses Highway 89 with the ceremony being held on Main Street, Greenville, CA. 95947.

HAYWARD:  Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. at  Hayward City Hall Rotunda, 777 B St. Guest speakers include David Lee Holly Sr., Chief Pharmacist Mate, who was among the survivors of the sinking of the hospital ship USS Benevolence in August 1950. Contact: (510) 521-8302

HESPERIA: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hesperia Recreation and Park District and AMVETS host a remembrance ceremony in honor of Veterans Day. Everyone is welcome to attend. Location: Hesperia Lake Park, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Road Hesperia, CA.

HOLLISTER: Veteran's Day Parade November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. Come downtown to celebrate and remember the courageous men and women of the armed forces who protect and serve the nation.

HOLTVILLE: Veterans Day Parade November 6, 2021, 10 a.m. Free Breakfast for all Veterans 7:30-9 a.m.! Parade at 10 a.m. Farmers Market & Street Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Veterans Day Car Show November 11, 2021, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free to see, parking may charge fees. City Beach at 21291 Pacific Coast Highway & Huntington Street,

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. at City Hall Plaza, 2000 Main St. The event includes a flag ceremony, music and dignitary speeches. Join the City of Huntington Beach and American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133. All are welcome to honor our Vets.

IRWINDALE: Veterans Day Ceremony - November 11, 2021 Join us as we honor Irwindale Veteran's at our annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

JACKSON: Jackson Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2021, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Downtown Jackson, Jackson, CA.


LAGUNA NIGUEL: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. at Sea Country Senior & Community Center, 24602 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel, CA

LA HABRA: Veterans Day Program November 11, 2021, 10:30 a.m. at Portola Park, 301 S. Euclid St. The formal part of the program starts at 11 a.m. The event will include performances by the Swing Dolls and the Moonlight Express big band. All are invited to attend this free event,, (562) 383-4200.  

LAKE ELSINORE: Veterans Day Observance Ceremony November 11, 2021, 9-10:30 a.m. at Diamond Stadium, 500 Diamond Drive. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend this event that honors those who have selflessly and bravely served our country to protect and maintain our freedom. Recent Veteran Memorial Brick honorees will be announced and unveiled at the event. Honor a Veteran and purchase a personalized engraved brick at the City's Veterans Memorial for only $60 per brick (email: Free ceremony,

LA PUENTE: Veterans Day Ceremony November 10, 2021, at La Puente High School. Veterans are invited to participate and/or speak with students. All Veterans are welcome regardless of speaking experience. If you know a Veteran or you are interested in participating please contact Wesley Perez. |

LA QUINTA: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 9-10:30 a.m. La Quinta Civic Center, 78495 Calle Tampico. All invited, free. The Veteran Recognition Program collects, preserves, and recognizes the sacrifice and valiant efforts of American War Veterans by engraving name, rank, and years of service onto the Veterans's Acknowledgment Art Piece at the Civic Center Campus.

LA VERNE: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. at Veterans Hall, 1550 Bonita Ave., Free,

LAWNDALE: Annual Field of Honor November 10-11, 2021 at Lawndale Civic Center, 14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260 Flags fly in tribute to Veterans, those currently serving in the Armed Forces and those who died defending our nation on battlefields far from home.

LEMOORE: Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2021, 6-8 p.m. The Parade honors all who served. The  route is on D Street between Follett Street and Hill Street. Floats, lights and sounds encouraged. Hosted by the American Legion Post 100. Entrants sign-up at the Lemoore Parks & Recreation Department located on 721 W. Cinnamon Dr. |

LEMOORE: City of Lemoore Veterans Day 5K/3K Run November 6, 2021, 7:30-10 a.m.

LOMITA: Veteran's Day Ceremony in Veteran's Park, November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. Location: 257th Street & Walnut. If it rains, event will take place at VFW Post #622 cityhall/ announcements/ Lomita-Parks-Special-Events-2021.pdf

LONG BEACH: Veterans Day Festival November 13, 2021, 12-4 p.m. at Houghton Park. Food trucks, live music and healthcare resources for veterans. Location: Houghton Park near Veterans Valor Plaza. 

LOS ANGELES: Forest Lawn Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2021 virtual event on facebook.

MANHATTAN BEACH: 22nd Annual Veterans Day Multi-Generation Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Manhattan Beach Veterans Monument, Ardmore and Valley Drive. Welcoming entertainment by The Hyperion Outfall Serenaders, The Official Band of the City of Manhattan Beach Mayor Hildy Stern welcomes guests and dignitaries Presentation of the Colors by the Manhattan Beach Police Department Honor Guard Singing of the National Anthem by the Manhattan Beach Middle School Choir The Pledge of Allegiance led by Meadows Cub Scout Pack 275 Presentations by Girl Scout Troop 9605 as they share their thoughts on Veterans Day Veterans Day Keynote Address by First Sergeant Yasmin Jerome Espat, Company First Sergeant Closing remarks Mayor Hildy Stern, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

MARIPOSA: Annual Healing Field's Field of Service Opening Ceremony November 6, 2021, 2 p.m. at Mariposa County Museum and History Center, 5119 Jessie Street, Mariposa, CA 95325 Began  as a 4-H Citizenship Project, the Mariposa Field of Honor display of United States Flags is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers.

MARTINEZ: / Flag Raising November 9, 2021, 8 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Commander Dusty Napier.

MARTINEZ: Contra Costa County Veterans Day Ceremony  November 11, 2021, 10 a.m. begins at the Alhambra Cemetery, Carquinez Scenic Drive with a benediction, bagpipes, placing of the wreath and the Pledge of Allegiance. At 11 a.m. the Martinez veterans' honor guard detail, made up of members from VFW Post 1351 and American Legion Post 29, will perform a flag ceremony and single volley rifle salute at Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward Street. The ceremony will conclude with a 21-gun salute by the American Legion Post 29 and VFW Post 1351; taps will be played by Jennifer Oertel. Refreshments follow at the Veterans Building, 930 Court St. The public is welcome to attend this event that honors.

MARYSVILLE: Yuba-Sutter Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. The parade route follows D Street in Historic Downtown Marysville. Breakfast 8-10 a.m. at Elks Lodge; BBQ Lunch following parade at American Legion. Contact Information: ​Cindy Verrill (530) 701-7349 | yubasutterveteransdayparade/

MERCED: Merced County Veterans Day Drive Thru Parade November 11, 2021, 1-4 p.m. redesigned the traditional parade to a Drive Thru experience. The parade will follow the familiar parade route along Main Street in downtown Merced, however, with a few changes. Parade floats and participants will be positioned along Main Street between M and G Streets AND the public will have the opportunity to drive thru the event, heading east from M Street toward G Street. This parade format will allow for spacing between parade entries and no direct contact with the public. The public is invited to drive thru the event anytime between 1 and 4 pm. Due to street closures along Main Street, the public may enter the parade route at R Street and M Street.

MERCED: Field of Honor November 6-13, 2021

MILPITAS: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 9-11 a.m. Held to honor men and women who have served for the cause of America's freedom, show your appreciation for all veterans. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony, rain or shine. Location: Veterans Plaza at Milpitas City Hall 455 E. Calaveras Blvd. between City Hall & Community Center.

MOORPARK: Veterans Day Observance November 11, 2021, 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial, corner of Spring Road and Flinn Avenue. Presented by the American Legion Post 502, the City of Moorpark, American Legion Auxiliary, Boy Scouts of America, Forty & Eight, and Kiwanis Club of Moorpark. Refreshments provided. events/574071917210772

MORAGA: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 9-10 a.m. at Moraga Commons Veterans Memorial with speakers and free refreshments. Join Moraga Boy Scout Troops 212, 234 and 246 at Moraga Road and St. Marys Road, Moraga.

MURRIETA: Field of Honor November 6-13, 2021 + Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2021, 10 a.m. Ivy & Washington, B Street to Town Square, Murrieta, CA

NEWPORT BEACH: Veterans Day and Rifle Volley at Newport Harbor Post 291 of the American Legion. 11 a.m. doors open, concert at 1-5 p.m. Dining 12-8 p.m. Guest Speaker Richard Owens at 11 a.m.

ORANGE: Veterans Day Tribute Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, 2 p.m. Veterans Memorial at Depot Park 100 N. Atchison St. Honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches.   Join the City of Orange to honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches. At this ceremony, we will remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and a recap of the conflicts that resulted from that terrorist attack. We will be dedicating a bronze plaque honoring the six men from Yorba Linda who were killed in action in Afghanistan during the 20 years of fighting. The Esperanza HS Air Force ROTC will present the Colors, pipers from the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums will be present, and we will conduct the traditional Gold Star Roll Call followed by the playing of Taps. The event is open to the public, and we encourage bringing your lawn chairs. If you are a veteran or active military, and you have a photo that you would like to display at the event, please email .

OROVILLE: Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. Honors service men and women with a parade down Montgomery St. from 5th St. to in historic Downtown Oroville to Oroville Veterans' for all of Butte County Memorial Park. Come honor our Veterans and see marching bands, floats, historic military vehicles and much more. veterans-day-parade.html

PALM SPRINGS: Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2021, 3:30 p.m. The City of Palm Springs proudly presents the annual parade begins at Ramon Road and Palm Canyon Drive and heads northbound on Palm Canyon Drive to Alejo Road.

PASADENA: Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. City Hall, Centennial Square. Flyover at 11:11 a.m. Guest speaker Brigadier General David G. Smith, Special Assistant to the Commanding General, California State Guard (CSG), California Military Department, is the Director of the multi-billion-dollar Air Force Production and Flight Test Facility, Plant 42; CSG Chaplain Major Brenda Threatt provides the Invocation and the Benediction; Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger speaks on the program; 50-member Pasadena City College band performs anthems of each branch of the Armed Forces; Pasadena Scots Pipes and Drums plays Amazing Grace in a tribute to the Gold Star Families in attendance; and Blair High School Junior ROTC provides the Honor Guard. The Condor Squadron will do a close formation low altitude military fly over at 11:11 a.m.  100 N. Garfield Ave.

PETALUMA: Petaluma Veterans Day Parade and Flyover November 11, 2021, 12 p.m. Theme: Welcome Home to All Vietnam Veterans is a special tribute to armed forces who served from 1961 to 1975. Event begins with music in Walnut Park at 12 p.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Huey helicopters, tanks, and more than 100 entries offer pomp and circumstance. At 2:45 p.m. the service offers prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and guest speakers at Walnut Park, 201 Fourth Street.

PINOLE : Veterans' Day Memorial and Flag Retirement Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Fernandez Park The Pinole Historical Society Veterans Day Memorial and Flag Retirement Ceremony invites public to attend. Worn U.S. flags by the Boy Scouts will highlight the hour-long ceremony. Please bring your worn and tattered flags to the ceremony, where they will be retired with proper respect. There is no charge to retire a flag.

PLACENTIA: 33rd Annual Veterans Day Observance Ceremony November 11, 2021, 10 a.m. at Civic Center, 401 East Chapman Avenue. Special guest speakers, patriotic music, and the new Military Banner Recognition Program recipients will be included in the event program. In addition, the added service members to the veterans monument will be honored, and their name inscriptions will be unveiled. (714) 993-8211.

PORTERVILLE: Veterans Day Run 5K/10K, November 11, 2021, 7:30 a.m. $20, $10 for veterans. Race starts downtown.

POWAY: Veteran's Day Ceremony in the Park. November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. Join VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee for a ceremony to honor those who selflessly served our Country. Veterans Park Address: 14134 Midland Road Poway, CA 92064 Cost: Free.

ROHNERT PARK: Veterans' Day Celebration November 11, 2021, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission. Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane.

SACRAMENTO: Veterans Day Open Cockpit at McClellan Park November 11, 2021, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sacramento, CA 95814

SACRAMENTO: California Mexican American Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 1-2 p.m. at El Sodado Monument, Jesse Unruh State Office Building 971 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814. See exhibit from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Invocation by Father Michael Vaughn - US Army Chaplain OIF

SALINAS: Annual Monterey County Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2021, 2-4 p.m. Downtown | Old Salinas South Main: Chestnut to Central Avenue Salinas, CA

SAN JOSE: Veterans Day Celebration November 10, 2021, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Ave. Ceremony is 12-1 p.m. Free tacos, hot dogs and drinks. Help honor all who served.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO: Veterans Day Ceremony presented by The City of San Juan Capistrano and American Legion Post 721, invite the community to  Veterans Park on Saturday, November 11, at 11 a.m. The event program will include refreshments and remarks from American Legion representatives and Mayor Hart. Location: 31872 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA. Free,

SAN PEDRO: Veterans Day West Sat, November 13, 2021, 10 a.m. at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, Los Angeles, CA

SAN RAFAEL: Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium.  Starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 11, an outdoor ceremony will begin next to the military memorials on Avenue of the Flags, adjacent to Marin Center, hosted by the Marin County United Veterans Council and the Marin County Veterans Service Office. Location: Outdoors at Marin Center, San Rafael, CA Free,

SANTA BARBARA: Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2021, 10 a.m. arrive early for the spectacular air show by The Condor Squadron. The ceremony includes UCSB Color Guard; Gold Coast Pipe & Drum Band processional; performances by David Gonzales and the Santa Barbara Choral Society and local guest speakers. Held at Santa Barbara Cemetery, 901 Channel Drive and decorated with dozens of American flags along with flags marking the graves of our fellow citizens who gave their lives in the service of our country, the ceremony will take place near the main flagpole, with seating available for up to 500, with additional standing room.
The ceremony will end with a spectacular Navy Hawkeye Airborne Command and Control E-2 flyover!

SANTA CLARITA: November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. at Veterans Historical Plaza, 24275 N. Walnut Street. City of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend a special Veterans Day Ceremony to honor local veterans, currently-serving military and their families. Hosted in partnership with local Veterans organizations, we honor the lives and sacrifices of our Veterans past and present and our active military. The ceremony will feature the Changing of the Flags, speakers and musical entertainment. Free,

SEAL BEACH: Flag Ceremony at Seal Beach Pier Flag Pole, Eisenhower Park Seal Beach, CA November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. Honoring all the men and women in uniform and courageous veterans. A Huye helicopter will be parked at Eisenhower Park 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on November 10.

SHASTA LAKE: Shasta Lake Lions Veterans Day Parade November 6, 2021, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Address: Highway 51 and Shasta Dam Boulevard Shasta Lake CA  Years of Honoring Veterans and All Those Deployed

SIMI VALLEY: Veterans Day Commemoration November 11, 2021, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065 Live musical entertainment, a civil war encampment, a military vehicle display and a program honoring all branches of military. The program, w includes keynote remarks by U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran Bob Parsons. Parsons is the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. An American entrepreneur, he is best-known as the founder of and PXG. He and his wife are also the founders of The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation which provides transformational grants to nonprofit organizations including those who focus on the needs of wounded veterans and military families.

SOUTH EL MONTE: City of South El Monte Veterans' Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. Location: City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, South El Monte.

STANTON: Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2021, 9 a.m. The ceremony is held at Veteran's Memorial Park, 10970 Cedar Street, Attend the Veteran's Day Celebration in honor of the men and women in our community that have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

TEMECULA: Patriotic Salute to Veterans November 11, 2021, 6-9 p.m. Civic Center 41000 Main Street Temecula, CA 92590. Temecula Civic Center (41000 Main Street). Event includes a free Veterans Day concert, free boxed meal to first 300 in line, City dignitaries, the presentation of military banners to recognize active military personnel from the City's Military Banner Program, and a live orchestra performance. 90-minute professional concert under the stars, A Patriotic Salute to Veterans is presented by the Temecula Valley Symphony. Community Services Department,

TEMPLE CITY: Veterans Day Celebration November 11, 2021, 10:30 a.m. @ Temple City Park Honor our local heroes with a celebration that includes the Posting of Colors, live entertainment, and a vintage aircraft flyover. Location: 9701 Las Tunas Dr. Temple City, CA 91780,

UPLAND: Ceremony of Remembrance Veteran's Day November 11, 2021, 11 a.m. Upland Veteran's Plaza, 460 N. Euclid Ave. This special ceremony will include posting of the colors, singing of the national anthem, veteran recognition, rifle salute, uplifting patriotic tunes, and special addresses and honors. The Veteran's Plaza is located in Upland between City Hall and the library. Food and music to follow ceremony.

VACAVILLE: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2021, 9 a.m. in Downtown. Merchants honor our veterans with a short ceremony hosted by the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District at 9:00 a.m. till 9:30 a.m. in Andrews Park, Main Street, by the Memorial. Pay honor to those who have served and serve our country.

VALLEJO: Veteran's Day Memorial November 11, 2021, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mare Island Historic Naval Cemetery, 167 O'Hara Court, Vallejo. Vallejo Veterans Memorial, 3 Capitol St., Vallejo.. The City of Vallejo and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post invite the public to their annual Veterans Day honor ceremonies, hosted by Col. Nestor Aliga and the Vallejo Veterans of Foreign Wars. The program features dignitaries from Washington, D.C., the state of California and local representatives. Free, registration required.  707-642-3653.

VICTORVILLE:  25th Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony November 11, 2021, 9 a.m. in Old Town Victorville includes recognition of 52 Victorville Veterans. The Parade starts at the corner of Tracy and 7th St., and ends at Forrest and 7th. Prior to the parade there's a fun Freedom Mile Run at 8:45 a.m. A ceremony with video of five Victorville Veterans telling their military stories and Victorville Sings performers will follow at 9:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on 7th St., Victorville, CA. Free. call (760) 245-5551 or (760) 955-1681. | vet parades

WALNUT CREEK: Veterans Day Ceremony Thursday, November 11, 2021 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Hofmann Theatre. Presented by City of Walnut Creek, the event features Walnut Creek Concert Band  honoring all veterans. Running Time: approx. 1 hour, without an intermission Walnut Creek, CA. Free, public invited,

YORBA LINDA: Veterans Day celebration, 11 a.m. in the East Room of the Nixon Library includes Huntington Beach Concert Band. Veterans receive free admission all day. Admission to the museum galleries for the general public is not included with registration. Richard Nixon Library & Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd. Yorba Linda, CA





ELK GROVE: Elk Grove Veterans Day Parade and Salute, Parade canceled in 2021 due to COVID.
Annual Veterans Day Parade with an opening ceremony at the Elk Grove Shopping Center, 9108 Elk Grove Florin Road. At 10 a.m. the parade proceeds south on Elk Grove Florin Road at 11 a.m. and end at Elk Grove Regional Park. Streets close from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. elkgrovepost |

FREMONT: Veterans Day Program November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Alameda County Veterans Affairs Commission Address: 38991 Farwell Avenue Fremont CA

HANFORD: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 10-11 a.m. at Hanford Cemetery, 10th Avenue and Highway 198, Tank Ceremony. Patricia Lewis, Adjutant, American Legion Post 3 - (559) 583-1169

HAWAIIAN GARDENS: Veteran's Day Commemoration November 11,2019, 8-10 a.m. at City Hall Parking Lot, 21815 Pioneer Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens, CA. Refreshments provided.

LA PUENTE: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 9 a.m. at City Hall. Location: City Hall, 15900 E. Main St., La Puente, CA.

PISMO BEACH: Veterans Day Celebration and Luncheon November 11, 2019. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. we will honor our Central Coast Veterans and their family members at the Pismo Beach Veterans Memorial Hall with a formal ceremony immediately followed by a free BBQ for all of those in attendance.

PLACERVILLE: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. at El Dorado County Veterans Monument, 360 Fair Lane. Honor Guard of veterans Parade of flags Color guard National Anthem with flyover of WWII Warbirds, including missing man formation Invocation and benediction by veteran ministers and chaplains, Pledge of Allegiance, Recognition of the Armed Services, Dedication of bench honoring Nisei veterans, Patriotic songs by Ponderosa High School Chorus, Wreath presentation, Three-volley salute by Honor Guard Taps

PLEASANT HILL: Veteran's Day Celebration November 11, 2021, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. This family friendly event will have fun for the whole family with food, music, and games. There will be a BBQ, a bouncy house and much more. Pleasant Hill Park 147 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill, CA. Free,

RANCHO CORDOVA: Veterans Day Observance November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. at Cordova High School Performing Arts Center, 2239 Chase Drive features Band, Brick Dedication, Keynote Speaker and Free Admission for all.

REDONDO BEACH: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 1-3 p.m. Keynote speaker is Colonel Ann Igl, USAF, Commander 61st Air Base Group, Los Angeles Air Force Base. Music provided by the 40th Division Band, California National Guard from Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos under the baton of Chief Warrant Officer Chris Fossmo. The Redondo Union High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC, the Coastal Naval Sea Cadets and the Scouts are supporting the service. The ceremony will be followed by a BBQ picnic sponsored by the Redondo Elks Lodge, #1378 in the Elks parking lot south of their building adjacent to Veterans Park. The BBQ is free for all veterans and members of the military, police officers, firefighters. $5 donation from all others. Contact Elks at 208-473-6626 to RSVP for the BBQ. Redondo Beach Veterans Memorial, 300 The Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA. Pages/ 2019-Redondo-Beach-Veterans-Day-Ceremony.aspx

RIVERSIDE: Canceled in 2021 due to COVID.
 Annual A Salute to Veterans Parade and Expo Parade: Downtown Riverside (starting at RCC on Magnolia) Expo: Elks Lodge Riverside (6166 Brockton Avenue) Riverside, CA. ​


SACRAMENTO: City of Sacramento Veterans Day Parade November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. at Capitol Mall & 3rd and ends at 9th Street, Sacramento, CA. Starts with Resource Fair at 9 a.m. Ceremony at 10 a.m. Free.

SAN BERNARDINO: Veterans Day Salute & Parade November 11, 2021, 9 a.m. in front of police station 710 North D Street, 7th & D, ending at Court Center Square, 349 N. E Street. Event includes veterans groups, marching bands, drill teams, classic cars and floats.

SAN BRUNO: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane. Avenue of Flags Committee is hosting event.

SAN DIEGO: Veteran's Day Parade November 11, 2019, 10 a.m. on N. Harbor Drive. Route: The one mile route proceeds south on N Harbor Drive past a long row of grand stands, and past the Wyndham Bayside Hotel, and past the B Street Pier, to Broadway where the route turns left onto Broadway for one block to Pacific Highway, and turns right onto Pacific Highway to proceed south for two blocks to end at G Street and the Dismissal Area.

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY / PACOIMA: Veteran's Day Parade November 11 begins at 11:11 a.m. San Fernando Mission Blvd. and Laurel Canyon Blvd. Route: Corner of Laurel Canyon Blvd. and San Fernando Mission Blvd, proceed down Laurel Canyon Blvd.1.1 miles and culminate at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center and Park, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331 (corner of Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Paxton St.). There is also a carnival at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center November 8-10, 2019. This is the largest Veterans Day event for vets in Los Angeles County.

SANTA BARBARA: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 11 a.m. Free event! The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. This free public event features a ceremony conducted by members of Los Soldados del Real Presidio de Santa Barbara to honor armed service veterans, their families, and currently serving military members. Veterans attending the ceremony will have the opportunity to speak to the audience and reflect on their service. El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park 123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara.

SANTA ROSA: Veterans Day Free Admission at Charles M. Schulz Museum November 11, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free,

TWENTYNINE PALMS: Veterans Tribute Honoring Veterans Past and Present on November 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Veteran's Park next to City Hall, 6136 Adobe Road. Breakfast for vets 8-10 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Ceremony at 11 a.m. sponsored by the City of Twentynine Palms.

VISALIA: Veterans Day Presentation November 11, 2019, 9-10:15 a.m. at Visalia Cemetery, 1300 West Goshen Avenue Visalia, CA 93291 At The Veteran's Memorial Wall Welcome by - Cemetery District Manager, Cindy Summers Raising of United States Flag Pledge of Allegiance Prayer and Moment of Silence Raising of United States Military Flags by Service Men & Women Sing-along to the Armed Forces Medley Patriotic songs Parade around the cemetery to be led by The Patriot Guard Riders.

WHITTIER: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2019, 9 a.m. at City Hall, 13230 Penn Street Whittier, CA 90602. Light Refreshments following ceremony.

November 11  Copperopolis Veterans Day Parade 1-12 a.m. Main Street: Mineral Street to Little John Road Copperopolis, CA

November 11 Veterans Day Celebration | USDVA Regional Site 2-5 p.m. Veterans Park Pavilion 2680 Buhach Road Atwater, CA

November 12 Veterans Day Program Pittsburg, CA 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Pittsburg Senior Center 300 Presidio Lane Pittsburg, CA

LOS ANGELES: VA West Los Angeles Veteran's Day Celebration November 11 , 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Veterans Day Ceremony at Los Angeles National Cemetery November 11, 10-11:15 a.m. Location: 950 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Veterans BBQ 100 Constitution Ave 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Veterans Resource Fair 11301 Wilshire Blvd. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

CALISTOGA: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11 11 a.m.. Presented by Calistoga Veterans Memorial/American Legion the event is held at Calistoga Veterans Memorial, Logvy Park. Calistoga, CA. Honoring all who served in the United States Armed Forces the ceremony commences with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

OAKLAND: Veterans' Day Commemoration. Guest speakers, the Skyline High jazz band and a host of veteran organizations mark this annual commemoration. Location: City Hall Amphitheater, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free Admission. 



VETERANS DAY PARADES IN CALIFORNIA ON NOVEMBER 11 unless otherwise stated, events subject to change, confirm before going!

CYPRESS - Veterans Day Tribute - Senior Center, Cypress, CA.

16th Annual Veterans Day Celebration | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Flabob Airport 4130 Mennes Avenue Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

World War 1 100th Anniversary Commemoration Parade 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Main Street | Downtown Woodland Woodland, CA

22nd Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade | 10 a.m.-12 a.m. Downtown: Atlantic Street Long Beach, CA

32nd Annual San Diego Honored Tradition 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Harbor Drive and Grape Street San Diego, CA

November 11 8th Annual Welcome Home Celebration | November 11 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center 5901 East 7th Street Long Beach, CA 90822

November 11 Veterans Day Program - Woodland, CA 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Old Yolo County Courthouse 525 Court Street Woodland, CA

November 11 Veterans Day Commemorating 100th Anniversary of end of WWI 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Los Angeles National Cemetery 950 South Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90049

November 11 Inaugural Veterans Day Event | California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery 2900 Parker Flats Seaside, CA

November 11 Veterans Day | Gasquet, CA 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Gasquet American Legion Post 548 1555 Gasquet Flat Road Gasquet, CA 95543

November 11 Castro Valley Veterans Day 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Castro Valley Veterans Memorial 3683 Quail Avenue Castro Valley, CA

November 11 Veterans Day Program | Golden Gate National Cemetery 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Golden Gate National Cemetery 1300 Sneath Lane San Bruno, CA

November 11 Gold Coast Veterans Foundation Veterans Day Ceremony 11 a.m.-12:30 PM Ventura County Veterans Memorial 800 South Victoria Avenue Ventura, CA 93009

November 11 100th Anniversary Armistice Day | November 11 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Downtown San Jose Market Street @ Plaza de Cesar Chavez San Jose , CA

November 11 WWI 100 Years | Veterans Day 11 a.m.-12 a.m. Ventura County Veterans Memorial 800 South VIctoria Avenue (Victoria Ave and Telephone Rd) Ventura, CA

No info 2023: ADELANTO: Veterans Day Ceremony November 11  at Steps of City Hall, 11600 Air Expressway, followed by band and BBQ at 11382 Lawson Ave. Free, everyone is welcome,

No info 2023: GARDEN GROVE: Veterans Day Ceremony 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Flag Raising Ceremony and Vietnam War Pinning Ceremony, Food, Entertainment, Kids Zone at Garden Grove Elks Lodge Park, 11551 Trask Ave.



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