570 KVI along with KOMO 4 and KOMO Newsradio invite you to the City of Auburn's 56th Annual Veterans Parade and Observance on Saturday, November 6.
Auburn has hosted the Veterans Parade since 1965. Now in its 56th year, the parade has grown into one of the largest parades of its kind in the United States of America.
If you are unable to join in person, KOMO 4 will livestream the parade here on KOMONews.com hosted by KOMO 4's Lee Stoll and Theron Zahn.
The 56th annual Veterans Parade will be held in Auburn on Saturday, November 6, starting at 11:00 AM. The parade typically boasts over 200 units and nearly 6,000 parade participants, including 25+ marching bands, military vehicles, veterans' units, honor guards and more.
The parade route travels along Main Street from E Street to A Street NW/SW.
Check back as the event approaches, if there any COVID-19 changes or restrictions.
Other related activities include:
Saturday, November 6
Auburn American Legion Auburn Post #78 Community Breakfast
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth Street SE
This component of the Observance is a partnership between the City of Auburn and Auburn American Legion Post #78. The breakfast is $9 per person and includes pancakes, eggs, ham and juice or coffee. Pay at the door or order tickets in advance.
Veterans Day Marching Band Competition
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth Street NE
This is Washington's State's largest Marching Band and Field Competition! It is hosted by the Auburn High School Band & Choir Parents. Typically, over 25 marching bands participate in the parade and over 30 marching bands participate in the Field Competition. Event admission is charged at the door. Complete information at their official website.
Auburn Noon Lions Veterans Luncheon
Merrill Gardens at Auburn, 18 1st Street SE
This is always a popular component of our Observance, selling out the past several years. Doors open at 1:00 PM. Advance reservations are required. This location is just two blocks East of the end of the parade route. The Luncheon is co-sponsored by the City of Auburn and the Auburn Noon Lions. The lunch program honors our Veterans, with special recognition to our Dignitaries in attendance. The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee's Outstanding Veterans Award winners will be recognized at the lunch and presented with their award, along with other special presentations.
"Our Heroes | Our Parade" Banner Tribute Program
This program was created to recognize and pay tribute to the brave men and women in Auburn who are serving, have served, or have given their life to our country in the United States Armed Forces. It also provides an opportunity for individuals, businesses and Veteran Service Organizations to support those who served by sponsoring a banner in downtown Auburn. Banner sales begin in July 2021. Application deadline is Friday, August 13, 2021. Please complete and return the application (PDF) with applicable banner fee and supporting documents .
The City of Auburn will make any necessary changes, restrictions and/or cancellations as needed, as a result of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. We recommend reviewing their website, www.auburnwa.gov/events for the most up-to-date information.
570 KVI, KOMO 4 and KOMO Newsradio are once again proud to be official media partners of this local event.