One of Branson’s Oldest Traditions: Honoring Veterans

It’s been a Branson tradition dating all the way back to the first parade held here marking Armistice Day and honoring our WWI veterans. No doubt one of the greatest and most meaningful events held in Branson every year, the downtown Veterans Day Parade is now in its 88th year.

This solemn observance has grown and become one of the largest Veterans Day observances in the country, drawing thousands of veterans and their families from across America. In recent years, it has been organized by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 913.

The parade is also the closing event for what has become known as Veterans Week, which begins Nov. 5 each year and pays tribute to America’s heroes with a series of reunions and special events.

Join us downtown as we celebrate the bravest of our nation on November 11 at 11 a.m.

COVID Safety Information

The parade size and attendance is being limited to about half the size of previous years’ events to allow for adequate spacing. Attendees and participants in the parade are encouraged to practice social distancing and to wear face coverings if indoors or in close proximity to others.

Sparky Trolley Alternate Schedule

The free downtown trolleys normally begin their routes at 9 a.m., but due to parade road closures and congestion will delay the beginning of their routes until after the parade has concluded, sometime around 1 p.m.