The Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade is touted as the oldest Veterans Day observance in the nation and the largest parade west of the Mississippi.
This year’s celebration includes four days of fun and tribute to those who have served. Activities take place Friday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. The theme is “100 Years of Honoring Our Veterans.”
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2019 Leavenworth County Veterans Day Celebration Schedule
Friday, Nov. 8
10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: LV County Historical Society (Carroll Mansion) displays photos of first celebration in Leavenworth, as well as an Everhart collection of WWI pictures on display.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Time TBA: Car and Motorcycle Show at Haymarket Square, 7th & Cherokee Street
6:30 p.m.: Dinner and show at the Heritage Center; tickets $30
8:30 p.m. to midnight: Pub crawl along Cherokee & Delaware Streets from Broadway to 3rd Street
Sunday, Nov. 10
9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Photo and autograph signing at the Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum with Jimmy Don Holmes of HGTV’s “FixerUpper”.
1 p.m.: Ceremony at the “Doughboy” statue.
1 p.m. to 9 p.m.: 70s Night music and dance hosted by V.F.W. Post 76
Monday, Nov. 11
7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Veterans Breakfast at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade Street; cost $6; disabled veterans eat FREE. Sponsored by the Leavenworth Rotary Club.
7 a.m.: Heritage Center, 109 Delaware Street, serving cinnamon rolls, coffee/hot chocolate
10:30 a.m.: Veterans Day Parade in downtown Leavenworth. There will be musical entertainment before the start of the parade at 4th and Cherokee Streets, Deleware and Esplanade and the reviewing stand at 7th and Deleware.
2 p.m.: Scott AFB Jazz Band at the Hollywood Theater