23rd Annual Veterans Day Parade

Last updated on November 11, 2022

At this time, the City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade is proceeding as planned. We will continue to monitor recovery efforts from the storm closely and advise of any changes. The safety of residents and parade participants are the top priority.   

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and the Community to Honor Veterans at the 23rd Annual Veterans Day Parade


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans Advisory Council will honor the courageous men and women of the armed forces at the 23rd annual City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 12, 2022, in Downtown Orlando.  

This year’s parade will open with a tribute led by Mayor Dyer and local veterans to honor those who have fought for our country and defended our freedoms. The parade will consist of a variety of participants including men and women from more than 45 Central Florida veteran organizations, active-duty military, high school JROTCs and the UCF Air Force and Army ROTCs. Parade bands include UPC Bailes Community Academy, Lake Nona High School and The Villages Twirlers and Drum Corps.   

The parade theme this year is "Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVEs)." Two grand marshals representing this theme will lead the parade, including:  

  • Navy Petty Officer Third Class Dorothy “Pat” Rudd. Officer Rudd is 101 years old and joined the Navy in 1943. She was one of the first 200 WAVES to go to Pearl Harbor. 

  • Army Major Lorraine Holland. Major Holland went active duty in 1975 as a Private in the Womens Army Corp (WAC) and was the first woman to graduate from Army’s Machinist course in 1976. She currently serves as the president of the Military Association of America Central Florida Chapter.

New this year, there will be a Post-Parade Celebration at Lake Eola Park Amphitheater from 1-3 p.m. with face-painting, live music, food and games for all ages.   

For information related to the parade, visit Orlando.gov/VeteransParade. 

Saturday, November 12, 2022  

**10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Mayor Dyer Media Interview Window** - Media staging area will be at the corner of Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard.  

10:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremony - The opening ceremony will take place at Orange Avenue near Central Boulevard. 

11 a.m. – Parade Starts - The parade will begin at Robinson Street and Orange Avenue, turning left on Central Boulevard, left on Rosalind Avenue and ending at Robinson Street. 

1 – 3 p.m. - Lake Eola Pak Amphitheater 

Parade spectators should utilize the Central Garage (55 West Central Boulevard) and the Library Garage (112 East Central Boulevard via Pine Street) for parking.  

Road closures associated with parade staging will run from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Orange Avenue, Amelia Street, West Concord Street, Livingston Street and Robinson Street.  

Closures along the parade route will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Central Boulevard and Rosalind Avenue.  




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