Veterans Day Parade

Nov 10, 2023


presented by The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A.

Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 7, 2023 – The City of Jacksonville invites residents and visitors to pay tribute to our military, past and present, at the 2023 Veterans Day Parade presented by The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. The parade will be held on Veterans Day this Saturday, November 11 at 11:01 a.m. in Downtown Jacksonville.

“I’m honored to participate in this wonderful celebration of the men and women of our community and nation who have served,” said Mayor Donna Deegan. “Jacksonville is a proud military town and it’s exciting to be part of this tradition.”

The parade will feature Mayor Donna Deegan, Grand Marshal Major General Douglas Burnett of the U.S. Air Force, and Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr. of the U.S. Army who is one of Jacksonville’s oldest veterans at 96 years old. In addition, the parade will include senior military officials, active duty and retired military units, veteran groups, local school groups, decorative floats and more.

The 2023 parade route will begin on Gator Bowl Blvd. behind Daily’s Place and continue west to Bay St. The route will then continue on Bay St. heading west and end right before the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.

Road Closures:

  • 6:00 a.m.- Talleyrand Ave. closed from Gator Bowl Blvd. to Duval St.
  • 6:00 a.m.- Bryan St. closed from Adams St. to Duval St.
  • 8:30 a.m.- Gator Bowl Blvd. eastbound closed from A. Philip Randolph Blvd. to Talleyrand Ave.
  • 10:30 a.m.- Main Street Bridge and Acosta Bridge closed
  • 10:30 a.m.- Lee St. closed at Water St. to Forsyth St.
  • 11:01 a.m.- parade beings with hold and release at all intersections on Bay St. westbound to the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center for the remainder of the parade, until approximately 2:00 p.m.

All road closures will end at 3:00 p.m. or as soon as the end of the parade exits the closure, whichever comes first.

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