Veterans Day, which is held annually on November 11, is a federal holiday honoring military veterans of the US Armed Forces. Veterans Day celebrations in Austin are among the most important events on the City of Austin event calendar! 2022 is no exception and there is a long list of celebrations taking place in Austin.
If you are wondering “What can you do on Veterans Day to honor?”, we have you covered! Check out our curated list that includes parades, ceremonies, live music, a car show, a fun run, and other celebrations!
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Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin – Best Celebrations Near You
The annual Veterans Day Ceremony is a special event open to the public honoring all those veterans who have served in the country’s military forces, as well as those men and women who are serving today.
When: Friday, November 11 | 11:00 am – onwards
Where: Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 2 Texas Drive, Sun City, Georgetown, TX 78633
Come join Round Rock’s first annual Veterans Day Celebration at Yonders Point Venue in Old Settlers Park on Friday, November 11 starting at 11 am. They will have their formal ceremony beginning at 11 am at Flag Plaza with Round Rock Mayor & City Council Members, Stony Point JROTC, and guest speaker US Army Futures Command Sergeant Major Brian Hester.
Immediately following the ceremony, there will be refreshments provided by Texas Fallen Project and Share the Will organizations.
When: Friday, November 11 | 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Where: Yonders Point, 3103 Aten Loop, Round Rock, TX 78665
Join this event on November 13 for a concert led by members of the Veteran’s Guitar Project at 4 pm. This concert is free and open to the public. The program will include covers, original songs, and a special feature by the band South Train.
The Veteran’s Guitar Project and Women’s Veterans Guitar Project each meet weekly at Armstrong Community Music School (ACMS), for fellowship and music-making.
Free group guitar lessons are co-led by ACMS teaching artists and a chaplain. Performances combine storytelling and song to bring healing to the musicians and audience and feature original songs written by participants.
When: Sunday, November 13 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Armstrong Community Music School (ACMS), 404 Camp Craft Rd., Austin, TX 78746
The Standard South Central Texas Pogo Pass (San Antonio/Austin/Waco) provides admissions to 35 different entertainment venues in the Austin, San Antonio, and Waco area.
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- One visit to the Austin Aquarium
- One visit to Quest ATX Wakeboard Park
- One visit to Pioneer Farms
- One visit to Monster Mini Golf
- One Visit per Quarter to D-Bat
- One Visit to Mt. Playmore
- Two visits to Rock Sports Arena
- Two visits to Pump It Up
- One visit to Neill-Cochran House Museum
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Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin
Festivities begin on Friday evening AT 4 PM with the Cruise-In on Historic Main Street in Downtown Bastrop, TX. Come hang out as visitors watch classic cars roll into town. This is a great opportunity to snag photos of your favorite car and talk to the fine folks displaying them. Saturday’s Car Show begins bright and early at 7:30 AM.
This event is expected to attract 400 cars that will be displayed along the historic downtown Main Street, side streets & parking lots. *Please note, you must pre-register in advance of the car show.
When: Friday, November 11 (4:00 pm – 10:00 pm) – Saturday, November 12 (7:30 am – 4:00 pm)
Where: Downtown Bastrop, Bastrop, TX 78602
The run kicks off at 8:30 am sharp, but you should plan to be there between 6:30 am and 7:30 am. There will be plenty of parking, so invite your friends and coworkers to participate or support the runners. Please make sure you are early, so you have plenty of time to check in, visit with vendors, socialize and enjoy the pre-run treats without feeling rushed.
After the run, stick around to take pictures and enjoy the post-run glass of wine. They will have a photographer at the race that will take pictures at the finish line.
The 5k is a family-friendly and pet-friendly event so bring your children, grandparents, and pets.
The event will wrap up around 12 pm, but you’re welcome to spend the rest of the day relaxing in the park or visiting the nearby businesses.
When: Saturday, November 12 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Fritz Park, 400 Park Avenue, Hutto, Texas 78634
The City of Kyle will be hosting a Veterans Day Parade and festivities on Saturday, Nov. 12 starting at noon to honor local veterans. After the parade, participants and citizens are invited to attend the festivities at Mary Kyle Hartson Park. The day will include live music, market vendors, and family-friendly activities.
The city of Austin veterans day parade will begin at 12 pm.
When: Saturday, November 12 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Mary Kyle Hartson Park, Miller St, Kyle, TX 78640
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Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin
The Bertram Flyer rides on November 13 in honor of veterans. Veterans and active-duty military ride for free!*
About the Bertram Flyer: Sit back for a relaxing journey into the passenger railroad’s glorious past onboard the Bertram Flyer! The vintage train cars are from the golden era of rail travel, built in the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s, and fully restored for your enjoyment. On board the train, your 44-mile journey spans the South San Gabriel River and stops for a 15-minute layover at the historic 1912 Bertram Depot. Enjoy views of Short Creek Canyon, the 300-foot-long trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel, and the Duffy-Shamrock communications mast-one of the tallest structures in the world!
This is one of the most eagerly awaited veteran events in Austin!
When: Sunday, November 13 | Doors open at 1:00 pm | Flyer starts at 2:00 pm
Where: Cedar Park Depot, 401 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Please join this event in honoring all current and former United States military service members at Veterans Park in Leander on November 11.
When: Friday, November 11 | 10:00 am
Where: Veterans Park, 1011 S. Bagdad Road in Leander, Texas 78641
Experience Texas Hill Country while exploring the life of U.S. President and Texas native son Lyndon Johnson. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit Johnson’s “Texas White House,” his reconstructed boyhood home (now a national park), and the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. Learn about the cowboys and German immigrants who shaped the region, stop by historic Fredericksburg, and visit the legendary country music town of Luckenbach.
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Veterans Day 2022 events in Austin
Conventional treatments are not adequately helping our veterans. Join this event this Veterans Day as it examines the role psychedelics may play in healing wounded brothers and sisters.
Starting at the State Theatre at the Paramount, there will be a screening of the documentary film From Shock to Awe, which details the lives of US combat veterans and their transformational healing journeys with alternative medicines.
When: Friday, November 11 (4:00 pm) – Saturday, November 12 (12:00 am)
Where: State Theater at The Paramount, 719 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
The annual Veterans’ Day Parade is usually held on November 11 of each year, in downtown Austin, Texas. The event kicks off at 9:30 AM from the Ann Richards / Congress Avenue Bridge and travels up to the Texas State Capitol Building. Viewing is available all along Congress Avenue and there will be a reviewing stand at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel at Congress and 7th.
This year’s theme for the Travis County and City of Austin Veterans’ Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony at the South Steps of the State Capitol will be announced after the events are approved.
Many people will be wearing or passing out red poppies. The practice of wearing poppies takes its origin from the poem In Flanders Fields, written in 1915 by John McCrae.
When: Friday, November 11 | 6:000 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
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