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Central Florida Veterans Day Events 2023

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

Veterans Day is a day to recognize the bravery, sacrifice, and patriotism of veterans and serves as an opportunity for the nation to express gratitude for their service and dedication.


Central Florida Veteran’s Day Events 2023

Central Florida Veterans Day Events 2023

Here in Central Florida there is many events to support, celebrate and recognize or veterans on Veteran's Day.


This year, Veterans Day is November 11, 2023. Thank you to all of our veteran’s and service members. We appreciate your sacrifices for our country.


City of Sanford's VetFest

City of Sanford's VetFest
Saturday, November 4, 2023

The 2nd Annual VetFest in downtown Sanford, on Park Ave., between 1st and 2nd Street, will feature , a bike show, live music, two food trucks and more.


Lake Mary High School Navy Color Guard to present the colors, live music by David Itkin, Crowned Rebels and Jasmine Cain. There will be vendors, midway games, silent auctions and so much more! This annual event is to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America Central Florida Chapter, Sanford.


Orange County Veterans Day Ceremony

Orange County Veterans Day Ceremony
Thursday, November 9, 2023

Join Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings in honoring our military veterans who bravely served and fought to defend our country.


You are invited to attend a ceremony on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Orange County Administration Center at 201 S. Rosalind Avenue. Free parking will be available in the Orange County Parking Lot.


RSVP for the ceremony by Monday, November 6 here.


City of Ocoee Veterans Day Ceremony

City of Ocoee Veterans Day Ceremony
Thursday, November 9, 2023

Join the City of Ocoee as we honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Yolanda Frazier will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Frazier served 30 years in the United States Army and is a businesswoman, ordained minister, author, counselor, motivational and inspirational speaker.

Ocoee resident Sherri Gladney will sing the National Anthem. The Ocoee Middle School Wind Ensemble will play a medley of songs. The Ocoee Police Department Honor Guard will present the colors and carry a wreath to be set in place at the city’s Memorial Wall. An Ocoee High School Band member will play Taps. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.


City of Winter Park's Veterans Day Celebration

City of Winter Park's Veterans Day Celebration
Friday, November 10, 2023

This event will be held in honor of all veterans. All veterans that have served in any military campaign or branch in honor of our nation’s freedom are invited to attend for our community to pay tribute to their dedicated service to our country.


At 9:30 a.m., the public is invited to visit with organizations that offer resources specifically for veteran needs. At 10 a.m., the official program will begin with musical tributes, anecdotal speakers, presentations of Quilts of Valor, and recognition of veterans according to the various military branches served. Get details here.


City of Kissimmee's Veterans Day Parade

City of Kissimmee's Veterans Day Parade
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Join the City of Kissimmee in honoring our heroes at the City of Kissimmee's Veterans Day Parade! This Veterans Day, let's come together to celebrate and salute the brave men and women who have served our country with unwavering dedication


City of Orlando Veteran's Day Parade

City of Orlando Veteran's Day Parade
Saturday, November 11, 2023

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.


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.



Lake Nona's Home of the Brave

Lake Nona's Home of the Brave
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Join Lake Nona to honor and celebrate our veteran community on the evening of Saturday, November 11, 2023


The Lake Nona Town Center will transform as we invite veteran owned businesses, a skydive exhibition by the Patriotic Parachute Team, a ceremony honoring our heroes and so much more!


The event will feature a Stage presentation with speakers, the Patriotic Parachuters, bag pipes, Honor Guard presentation, trumpeters, singers, Veteran vendors, DJ, and Military vehicle


American Legions Challenge 22 Walk & Picnic

American Legions Challenge 22 Walk & Picnic
Saturday, November 11, 2023

We are walking a 2.2 Mile Ruck Walk in Winter Garden on Saturday , November 11 to help raise money and awareness for the the 22 veterans we lose to PTS related suicide every day.


Join us for Traditional military ceremony, Presentation of Colors, Flag folding ceremony, Musical tributes to the armed forces, The Patriot Guard Riders’ Vietnam and Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) walls will be on display at the event, & the festivities continue with a great family “picnic” day at the park. There will be lots to enjoy so please plan on staying afterward, it is an important aspect of the event! 426 W Plant St, Winter Garden, Fl, 34787


Click here for more information.


Celebration Veterans Day Parade

Celebration Veterans Day Parade
Saturday, November 11, 2023

The Founders/Veterans Day Parade will step off at 10 a.m., the march begins at Lakeside Park, moving along Front Street to Market Street, turning onto Celebration Avenue, before ending at Founders Park.


City of Sanford's Veteran's Day Ceremony

City of Sanford's Veteran's Day Ceremony
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Dedicated to honoring the brave men and women who have served our nation, join the City of Sanford at Veterans Memorial Park on November 11th as we pay tribute to their sacrifices and celebrate their unwavering commitment.


Let us come together as a community to express our gratitude and respect for our veterans.


St. Cloud Veteran’s Day 5k Ruck

St. Cloud Veteran’s Day 5k Ruck
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Join us at VFW in Downtown St. Cloud for a 5k ruck march to support our local Veterans. There will be giveaways, food, t-shirts, and a patch.

This is a fun community event!


City of Winter Springs Veterans Day Tribute

City of Winter Springs Veterans Day Tribute
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Please join the City of Winter Springs as we honor our nation’s heroes. This event offers a time to honor our 2023 Hometown Hero and remember veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.


Saturday, November 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial at Town Center, 1160 FL-434, Winter Springs,


Mercy Foundation's Veterans Stand Down

Mercy Foundation's Veterans Stand Down
Saturday, November 11, 2023

Veterans Stand Down is honoring our Hero's on Saturday Nov 11th from 10-5pm. This FREE event will feature food vendors, live music, raffles, and much more!


Clermont Veterans Day Tribute

Clermont Veterans Day Tribute
Saturday, November 11, 2023

A special tribute is planned Saturday, Nov. 11 to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States armed forces. A “Veterans Day Tribute” celebration will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a parade along Osceola Street, followed by a tribute program at Clermont’s Highlander Pavilion at Waterfront Park at 11 a.m.


The Daughters of the American Revolution will be accepting monetary gifts and personal items for Operation Shoebox. There will 4 boxes for donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots


Central Florida Veteran’s Day Events 2023

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