2023 Veterans Day Parade (Orlando, FL)

Next date: Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans Advisory Council will honor the courageous men and women of the armed forces at the 24th annual City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade in downtown Orlando.

This year’s parade will open with a tribute to those who have fought for our country and defended our freedom, led by Mayor Dyer and local veterans. The parade’s theme will recognize the significant role of military families and transitioning veterans.

Following the parade, viewers and participants can continue celebrating and honoring our veterans at the city’s Veterans Day Celebration event from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lake Eola Park immediately following the parade. The celebration and veterans’ information fair will feature music, food and fun for the whole family.

Applications are due by September 25, 2023.

Participate in the Veterans Day Parade

Grand Marshals  

To apply or nominate someone to be a Grand Marshal, click here. Applicants must be a veteran or a veteran family. We are looking to share compelling stories about your military family and/or transition from the military. Applications are due by September 25, 2023.

Become a Grand Marshal

Sponsorships and Program Ads 

If you would like to place an ad in the parade program or become an event sponsor, please reach out to pavla.paul@orlando.gov.

Parade Route

The opening ceremony will take place at Orange Avenue near Central Boulevard. The parade will begin at Robinson Street and Orange Avenue, turning left on Central Boulevard, left on Rosalind Avenue and ending at Robinson Street.
Veterans Day Parade Route