The 36th Annual Atlanta Veteran’s Day Parade proudly celebrates the nation’s veterans with a day of festivity and commemoration!
Saturday | November 11th, 2017
Parade Step Off 11:11 a.m.
Located in downtown Atlanta, this year’s Parade proceeds down Peachtree Street toward Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca Cola, and Georgia Aquarium. The parade will end at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street.
The Parade’s will begin at 11:11 a.m., signifying the time that the cease-fire agreement was signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, ending World War I.
Meet and thank the many Veterans in the Atlanta community after the Veteran’s Day Parade throughout the day’s festivities. With events for veterans, civilians, adults, and children, the festival is free and open to the public. Throughout the parade, attendees will enjoy seeing bands, bagpipers, floats, gun salutes, old fashioned cars, military vehicles and tanks, and much more!
2017 Theme: WWI Centennial
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the start of America’s military involvement in The Great War, the Georgia Veterans Day Association is paying special honors to those who fought and died in World War I. This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about this historical conflict and to understand the very origins of Armistice Day which later became Veterans Day!
Individual $75 | Table (10) $750
The Freedom Ball is the association’s annual fundraiser held at the Oceans Ballroom in the Georgia Aquarium. This highly anticipated event will celebrate the association’s 36th year by continuing with the day’s theme of honoring Vietnam Veterans.
An estimated 500 guests will gather throughout the evening to pay special tribute to our veterans, and to the men and women in uniform.
Tickets include a delightful black-tie evening of dining, music, and dancing! At 6:00 p.m., the silent auction and social hour will start the evening’s festivities, followed by dinner and the evening program at 7:00 p.m.