Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11. The holiday honors and celebrates all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Scroll down to see a list of Veterans Day events in Gainesville and click the events for more information from the event organizers.
Annual Alachua County Veterans Day Celebration
Monday, November 11, 9 a.m. | Veterans Memorial Park
7400 SW 41st Pl., Gainesville, FL 32608
This event honors all veterans with a special emphasis on World War II and Korean War veterans. The celebration begins at 9 a.m. with military and veteran displays and presentations. The formal program starts at 10 a.m. and includes skydivers, veteran, military and organizational tents, live music, helicopter and military vehicle displays, the UF Drill Team demonstration, and multiple patriotic ceremonies. Food is available.
Bikers on Parade, Honoring Those Who Protect from Santa Fe College to Gainesville Raceway
Sunday, November 10, Registration and staging at 8 a.m., Ride starts at 11 a.m.
Gainesville Community Band presents the Captain James B. King Veterans Day Concert at First Presbyterian Church
Sunday, November 10, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Price of Freedom at Evergreen Cemetery
Monday, November 11, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Evergreen Cemetery Association of Gainesville and the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department host a Veterans Day Ceremony with featured speaker Ronna Jackson, president of the local American Gold Star Mothers and director for the Military Support Group of Alachua County.
Unveiling of Memorial Mile at NW 8th Avenue
Monday, November 11, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The City of Gainesville will officially designate a one-mile stretch of Northwest Eighth Avenue as “Memorial Mile” at NW 31st Dr.
Veterans Day Yoga for All with HONOR Center for Veterans at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.
Monday, November 11, 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
A Musical Salute: Veterans Day Concert at the Phillips Center
Monday, November 11, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free Admission for Veterans at Florida Museum of Natural History
Monday, November 11, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free Admission at Florida State Parks
Monday, November 11
Florida State Parks in Alachua County include: Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, O’Leno State Park and River Rise Preserve, San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park