There are many ways to say “thank you”, but when it comes to thanking the brave men and women who have served our country, a simple “thanks” doesn’t seem to be enough. That’s why many Dallas-Fort Worth communities are celebrating Veterans Day with parades and events that both parents and kiddos can appreciate and enjoy. If you’re looking for a special way to honor our veterans this year, head to one of these local events.
Dallas | November 11, 11 AM
This annual event’s opening ceremonies take place at the Dallas City Hall, where you can view military displays, watch over 150 men and women take their Oath of Enlistment, and experience a flyover by the U.S. Air Force. If you’d just like to watch the parade, you can set up shop anywhere along Main Street—they’ll pass right by you on their way to City Hall.
Fort Worth | November 11
More than 5,000 are expected to participate in this annual parade through Downtown Fort Worth, including veterans and Junior ROTC groups. You’ll be able to cheer them on as they make a loop around West Weatherford Street, Main Street, West 5th Street and Houston Street. I’d suggest getting there early to snag a spot in Sundance Square, then grabbing lunch after the parade at a nearby restaurant like the Bird Cafe.
Grapevine | November 9, 10 AM – 12 PM
Honor women in the military with a special Veteran’s Day Parade that celebrates them and their service. You’ll be able to watch the parade go by if you sit on either side of Main Street between Dallas Road and Wall Street, which is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine among various shops and restaurants.
Arlington | November 9
If your kiddos aren’t the early morning types, you can head to Arlington for their afternoon parade full of festive floats in Downtown Arlington. After watching the parade go by on Abram Street, grab a bite to eat at one of these great local restaurants.
The Colony | November 8 – 9
Come celebrate veterans with an All-American festival at The Colony Five Star Complex. They’ll have ceremonies to honor America’s heroes throughout the weekend, as well as a carnival, live music and celebratory red, white and blue fireworks on November 9 at 8 PM. Admission is free!