Thank you for supporting TCVC efforts to bring forward the Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade. The City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Trinity Regional Water District, Fort Worth, as well as other independent school districts in North Texas, and local businesses are key to making this Veterans salute possible.

PARADE COORDINATORS

Click here for a detailed list of volunteers & parade coordinators key to the parade's success.

ASSEMBLY, ROUTE, MAPS & MORE

Click here for lots of information about all parade date activities on Panther Island.

What? Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade - the 102nd annual observance of Veterans Day in Fort Worth.

 

When? Thursday, Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - this is the official, nationally recognized Veterans Day.

 

Where? Parade participants will depart Fort Worth’s Panther Island parking lot assembly area, march down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork section of the Trinity Trails system to Rotary Plaza., then back to Panther Island.

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The famed Horse Cavalry Detachment of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas will saddle up for the 102nd Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade on Thursday, November 11 in Fort Worth. Click here for more info.

2021 Parade Theme

Battlefront at home... Saluting our Veterans &
First Responders.

Who? Organized by the Tarrant County Veterans Council and hosted by the City of Fort Worth.

 

Why? Annual salute to all Veterans with a special recognition this year of our community’s first responders. 

 

How? Supporters wanting to take part in the parade can register online through Nov. 5 at PARTICIPATE | 2021 Vets Day Parade (fw2021vetsdayparade.org). Spectators are encouraged to picnic in the grassy area between North Forest Park Blvd. and the Clear Fork of the Trinity River.

CELEBRATION TIMELINE

10:15 a.m.

Fort Worth Police Dept. shuts down all streets on the parade route

 

10:30 a.m.

Welcoming guests & parade participants

 

10:35 a.m.

National Anthem & Pledge of Allegiance

10:40 a.m.

Future Soldier swearing-in

 

10:45 a.m. 

Remarks by Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker & Parade Grand Marshal (and former mayor) Betsy Price

 

10:55 a.m.

“Bells of Peace” ringing ceremony

About 11 a.m.

Air Force flyover to signal parade beginning, led by Tarrant County Sheriff’s Posse.

  • Depart Panther Island parking lot assembly area

  • March down North Forest Park Blvd. to Rotary Plaza

  • Return to Panther Island

 

Noon

FWPD reopen streets as Tarrant County Veteran Day Parade concludes

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