Veterans Day Parade Set for Nov. 11

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Veterans Day Parade Set for Nov. 11

Posted: 11/05/2015
Veterans Day Parade
Photo by Traci K. McDonell / City of Knoxville
Knoxville will celebrate the service of its U.S. military veterans with the City’s 90th annual Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday morning, Nov. 11.

The parade will start at 10:40 a.m. at the Knoxville Coliseum, head up Howard H. Baker Jr. Avenue to Church Street, then turn right and follow Gay Street to Depot Avenue.

At 11 a.m., all parade participants will halt and face west while honors are carried out in front of the viewing stand for veterans who served in the U.S. armed forces in all our nation's wars.

The parade is sponsored by the City of Knoxville and American Legion Post 2.

Road closures will be in place to accommodate the parade, along with some temporary no-parking zones.

There will be rolling closures along the length of the parade route, and Gay Street will begin no-parking zones at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Market Street between Union and Clinch avenues will be closed from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Temporary no-parking zones, including Wall Avenue, begin at 6 a.m.

Union Avenue between Walnut and Gay streets also will be closed from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Temporary no-parking zones begin at 7 a.m.

The eastbound lane of Howard Baker between Hall of Fame Drive and Hill Avenue will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to noon, as will Honor Our Troops Drive between Howard Baker and Historic Preservation Drive.

Click here to view photos from the 2014 parade.