Wichita’s annual Veteran’s Day parade is scheduled for November 6, 2021, beginning in front of the Sedgwick County Courthouse. It’s one of the events in Wichita our family hardly ever misses.
Last year, the parade had to be canceled. I’m glad to hear it’s coming back!
It will begin promptly at 11 a.m., but that’s all the information I have for now. I’ll update with more details as they become available.
Meanwhile, we are beginning to get information about Veterans Day freebies and discounts in the Wichita area!
—These parade details are from a previous year—
…After the parade, hang out in the WaterWalk area to visit with the participants, enjoy lunch from Wichita food trucks, and enjoy other activities.
To get decent parking, it’s a good idea to arrive early. There’s a lot under Kellogg that’s free and not far from the route, or you can find metered parking on the streets near Main.
The parade route is usually along Main Street downtown beginning at Central and ending at the WaterWalk area, 515 S. Main St. in Wichita.
After the parade, festivities continue at the Waterwalk fountain area (just west of the Waterwalk building on Main Street). You’ll have an opportunity to meet parade participants, enjoy patriotic music, and hear comments from our state and local elected officials. Local car clubs will also be showing their cars, and food trucks will be onsite!
The Veterans Day parade is organized by Wichita JROTC groups and sponsored by local businesses. You can also sponsor, donate, volunteer to help, or be in the parade – just visit the website at www.wichitaveteransdayparade.organd click the relevant menu item.
JROTC Salute to Veterans
In the week leading up to Veterans Day, the Wichita JROTC groups annually conduct a Salute to Veterans ceremony at Century II Expo Hall to honor American veterans, their service, and their sacrifice for our country’s freedom. The event begins at 10 a.m. and includes a keynote speaker, a display of flags, a cadet “pass and review” and more.
This year’s JROTC Veterans Day program will be held November 7, 2019. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Try to make it if you can – with more than 2000 Wichita JROTC cadets in the area, it’s sure to be impressive and a wonderful celebration of our nation’s veterans.
The JROTC Salute to Veterans is expected to last one hour.
Wichita Veterans Day Parade Details
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: WaterWalk, 515 S. Main Street in downtown Wichita, Kansas
For more information, see the http://www.dwss.us/WichitaVeteransDayParade website.
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