Parade Information

Parade Information & Route

Parade Route 2017

On Nov. 12th the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m.  The parade will head south on Central Avenue from Montebello Drive to Camelback Road; turn east on Camelback Road to 7th Street; turn south on 7th Street and end at Indian School Road.

The parade will end at approximately 1 p.m. and the streets will open shortly thereafter. Therefore, we would like to let you know that the following street closures and restrictions below will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. until 1 to 2 p.m.

City of Phoenix – Roadway Maintenance Activity
On October 26 through November 17, 2017 VSS will apply preservative seal on Bethany Home Road between Central Avenue and 12th Street.

Quick Notes –

Parade route parking and seating is first come first serve, so if you want a great seat please get there early. To find out the “side streets” where you can park and weave your way towards the parade, please look at the route closure map. It will tell you where the parade is, what streets close at what times and lists the side streets for you to access to find parking and then make your way into the parade route.

If you have an elderly veteran who would like to ride in the parade, we have some openings on the Tour West America bus. To coordinate this please contact Peter Haas at 602-595-9932 or via email at

If you are a Cold War Veteran and would like to ride on the float, please contact Peter Haas 602-595-9932 or via email at

If you’d like to see the parade line up please click here.

If you’d like to see where the speaker towers will be so you can hear some of your favorite announcers on the route announce the entries as they march by, please click here and look for the yellow dots on the map.


Phoenix Veterans Day Parade Route Closure Notifications

  • Close Central Ave, from Bethany Home Road to Missouri
  • Close Montebello, from Central to 2nd Street


  • Close Central Ave. between Missouri and Camelback Road
  • Close Camelback between Central and 7th Street
  • Close 7th Street between Camelback and Indian School Roads
  • Close Indian School Road, 3rd Street to 9th Street
  • Close 7th Street, Osborn to Indian School Road


  • Close Missouri Avenue East Bound and West Bound

Please direct questions, concerns, or special requests about the street closures to Phoenix Police Sgt. Chris Scranton at (602) 495-6722.


Leaders of Scouting groups wanting to get involved in this year’s parade should contact Perry Mason at (602) 896-6105 or email

2017 Parade Lineup & Staging / De-Staging Information

Please visit our Parade Entry Information for additional details.