Date/Time: Friday, November 11, 2022 at 9 a.m.
Parade Starting/Ending Location: South Congress Avenue Bridge/Texas State Capitol Building
Tickets: Parade is free and open to the public
Event Website: www.nov11.org
Join the City of Austin and the Austin Veterans Parade Foundation for the return of the annual Austin Veterans Day Parade. The event, which is coordinated by veterans, for veterans, about veterans, is in its 67th year.
The theme of this year’s Veterans Day Parade is Veteran Mental Health.
“State-level data revealed that Texas lost 526 veterans to suicide in 2020. While progress has been made to reduce that trend, there is still much to do,” offered foundation chairman Jim Darwin. “The Austin Veterans Day Parade Foundation remains committed to honoring our veterans while recognizing the far-reaching impact that military service can have on veterans and their families. The organization is proud to offer local resources on our website for those in need.”
The Austin Veterans Day Parade provides our community with an opportunity to show gratitude for those military members who have given much to protect our freedom and way of life.
The parade will feature more than 100 entrants and travel from the South Congress Avenue Bridge to the intersection of 11th Street and South Congress Avenue. A ceremony honoring veterans will take place on the south steps of the Capitol complex.
Getting To, From and Around the Event
A map of the parade route and related street impacts is available on the City’s dedicated event page.
Event attendees are encouraged to consider using one of the following transportation options: Ann and Roy Butler hike-and-bike trail (non-motorized vehicles only), CapMetro, bicycling, dockless devices, or carpooling.
Health and Safety at Austin Veterans Day Parade
The Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County EMS are working in partnership to create a safe environment in which everyone can enjoy the parade and encourage attendees to:
- Remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to 9-1-1
- Plan for the weather forecast
- Stay with your group and have a pre-planned meeting location in case of separation
- Be mindful of pedestrians, scooter riders, bicyclists and other vulnerable road users when traveling
- Keep your phone fully charged
- Download the what3words app to pinpoint and share your location
Austin Public Health recommends limiting close contact to people you know, being fully clothed to avoid skin-to-skin contact with strangers and staying home if you feel sick. Additional guidance can be found here.
About the Austin Veterans Parade Foundation
The Austin Veterans Parade Foundation (AVPF) is an all-volunteer board made up of veterans and citizens who care for and honor service members. The AVPF partners with the Austin Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3), to support the annual parade.
About Austin Center for Events
The Austin Center for Events is a collaborative assembly of City of Austin departments and agencies designed to streamline special event permitting on public and private property. ACE is anchored by teams from Austin Public Health, Transportation, Parks, Music, Police, Fire, EMS, Code, Austin Resource Recovery, Development Services, and partner agencies, and works closely with event organizers to guide them through the special event permitting process