Frontdoors Five: Veterans Day Events

Posted By on November 8, 2017

Veterans Day is this Saturday, and while we’ve already compiled a list of some great Veterans Day dining deals, we wanted to let the community know how they could get involved in honoring our Veterans at some great Valley events.

1. Swingtime 1940’s Hangar Party

Friday, Nov. 10 — 6 to 11 p.m.

Scottsdale Airport

This 1940s themed gala held at Scottsdale Airport will feature a silent auction, food, drinks, dancing and more with funds raised benefiting the Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial and Dreamcatchers.

2. Salute to Veterans Festival

Saturday Nov. 11 — 1 to 5 p.m.

Steele Indian School Park

As part of the inaugural HeroZona, community members are invited to participate in this music and comedy festival. The event will include performances by American Hitmen, a band of Marine Corps Combat Veterans, and the GIs of Comedy, nearly a dozen warrior comedians who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Senator John McCain will be honored with a Lifetime Service Award.

3. Phoenix Veterans Day Parade

Saturday, Nov. 11 — 11 to 1 p.m.

Montebello and Central Ave.

The Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, which is presented by the nonprofit Honoring Arizona’s Veterans, boasts 45,000 attendees and includes 2,500 participants — from floats to marching bands.

4. 7th Annual Honor Walk

Sunday Nov. 12 — 7 a.m.

Talking Stick Resort Arena

This 5K serves as the finale of HeroZona, inviting military members and the community alike to participate in the walk, beginning at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Registration for military members is free.

5. 5th Annual Veterans Day Concert

Sunday, November 12 — 2 p.m.

Episcopal Church of the Nativity

This free event brings Veterans together to read poems, sing in a choir and perform as soloists or in instrumental ensembles.

Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.
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