6 Ways To Observe Veterans Day Across The Bay

Growing up as an air force brat, it is a great honor to celebrate my father, grandpa, and all U.S. military veterans for their service and and dedication to the freedoms we have. Here is a list of Veteran's Day events in the Bay Area.


Veterans' Day Service, 9:30am, music, military exercises and a brief address, refreshments served after the ceremony, Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael.

Veteran's Day Cruise on San Francisco Bay, 11am, A two and 1/2 hour cruise featuring the Alameda Naval Station, USS Hornet, Jeremiah O'Brien and the submarine Pampanito. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Veterans Day Service at Presidio Chapel, 11:00 am, at the Main Post Chapel of the The Interfaith Center at the Presidio, 130 Fisher Loop, San Francisco. Come honor American veterans of all wars in prayer, meditation and music. 

San Jose Veteran's Day Parade, 11am, memorial ceremony at Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Market Street. The colorful parade steps off at noon from Delmas Street, continuing east along Santa Clara to Market Street before proceeding south past the reviewing stand at Park Street opposite Plaza de Cesar Chavez near the Tech Museum, then ending at San Carlos Street.

Petaluma Veterans Day Parade, includes music, parade, and more, check website for details, Petaluma.


San Francisco Veteran's Day Parade, Fisherman's Wharf.