Honoring our country’s war veterans and recognizing their service, the City of Alpharetta and American Legion Post 201 proudly present the 66th annual Old Soldiers Day Parade & Road Race.
Saturday | August 4th, 2018
Band 9:15 a.m. | Program 10:00 a.m. | Parade 10:30 a.m.
Parade Start – Roswell Street
Parade End – American Legion Post 201 on Wills Road
The parade is a rain-or-shine event.
Following the parade, all ages will enjoy free Varsity hotdogs, drinks, and tons of family-friendly fun! Along with the program and parade, the celebration will also feature floats, High School bands, entertainment, children’s activities, and prizes.
History of the Parade
The Old Soldiers Day Parade began years ago as a tribute to veterans of the war between the states, but was discontinued after a few years. Twenty-eight years later, in 1952, a small group of men in Alpharetta re-dedicated Old Soldiers Day Parade in Alpharetta and started having a parade through downtown Alpharetta. Thanks to these few men and their belief in keeping this memorable tradition alive, this parade has become an annual celebration to all veterans of all wars