2021 New York City Veterans Day Parade


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The following overview provides updated information the NYC Veterans Day Parade as of October 1, 2021.

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Key Points:

  • As of this update, the Parade will be a traditional, in-person event
  • Adjustments are being made to address COVID-19 issues and to maximize the safety of all participants and spectators.
  • The traditional Opening Ceremony in Madison Square Park will be significantly reduced


As always, the Parade will take place on November 11 (Thursday), rain or shine. The Parade will step off between 12:00 and 12:30 and run until 3:00~3:30pm. Assembly will begin at 8:00. (see Assembly, below) This year’s pre-Parade Opening Ceremony is significantly modified (see Opening Ceremony, below).


The Parade will proceed on its traditional route, stepping off at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue and going north on Fifth Avenue. The end point is TBD depending on final participation/COVID-19 adjustments, but will be at least 40th Street.

25th Street and Fifth Avenue and going north on Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
United States

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