The oldest Veterans Day observance in the nation and the largest parade
west of the Mississippi.
LEAVENWORTH COUNTY VETERANS DAY PARADE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019
All parade participants are to go to Parade Info Booth, LV Public Library, 417 Spruce Street, west parking lot,
morning of parade to get staging instructions. Booth opens at 7:30am.
Get Your Anniversay Apparel
Anniversary Sweat Shirt
Anniversary Long or Short Sleeve Shirt
To get your apparel, contact:
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14505 Parallel Road
Basehor, KS 66007
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for the weekend activities
Hotels are $99 per night for the Leavenworth County Veterans Day observance/activities, Friday-Monday
Hampton Inn by Hilton
• Address: 405 Choctaw Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048
• Phone: (913) 680-1500
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
• Address: 1101 North 4th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048
• Phone: (913) 758-9303
Home2 Suites by Hilton
• Address: 250 Delaware Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048
• Phone: (913) 651-8600
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
• Address: 1001 N 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048
• Phone: (913) 297-5400
4 Days of Celebration & Fun
Friday & Saturday, Nov 8 & 9
→ Friday & Saturday evening, 10:30am-4:30pm: LV County Historical Society (Carroll Mansion) – will focus on the history of the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade and how it has been celebrated in Leavenworth. Will displays photos of first celebration in Leavenworth, as well as an Everhart collection of WWI pictures on display.
Saturday, Nov 9
→ Saturday: Car & Motorcycle Show and Shine, Haymarket Square, 7th & Cherokee Street
→ Saturday Candle Queen – will make & sell 100th anniversary parade candle beginning 4 Oct and the Haunted Underground Tunnel Tour every Saturday thru November. Candles and tour tickets can be purchased from Candle Queen Candles or from website.
→ Saturday & Sunday Nov 8 & 9: Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 pm & Sunday from 1-5 pm: C.W. Parker Carousel Museum, 320 S. Esplanade Street, will have WWI displays
→ Saturday Heritage Center will do a dinner & show with “big band era” music in honor of 100th anniversary LV County Veterans Day Parade – Dinner 6:30pm/Show 7:30pm “The Overtones of Kansas City”; tickets $30, call for reservations.
→ Saturday evening, 9 Nov, 8:30pm-midnight: Pub Crawl – bars along Cherokee & Delaware Streets from Broadway to 3rd Street
Sunday, Nov 10
→ Sunday morning, 10 Nov: Churches will give honor to veterans during their sermons.
→ Sunday afternoon, 1pm: The Leavenworth Veterans Day Parade Committee will hold a ceremony at the ‘Doughboy’ statue. Community is encouraged to come out.
→ Sunday morning & afternoon, 9am-12noon & 1pm-4pm: Richard Allen Cultural Center & Museum (Director Edna Wagner), 412 Kiowa Street, is hosting Jimmy Don Holmes of HGTV’s “FixerUpper”. He’s coming to Leavenworth to help celebrate the 100th anniversary Veterans Day Parade. There will be special occasion gifts, photos, and signing, and tours, admission $20. For more information: Call 913 682-8772.
→ Sunday evening, The V.F.W. Post 56 will host “70s Night”, a dance w/band "Snafu" of 70s music, 1pm-9pm.
→ Monday morning, 7:30am-10:30am: Veterans Breakfast, Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade Street; cost $6; disabled veterans eat free. Sponsored by the Leavenworth Rotary Club.
→ Monday morning, 7am: Heritage Center, 109 Delaware Street, serving cinnamon rolls, coffee/hot chocolate
→ Monday morning, Veterans Day Parade, downtown Leavenworth, 10:30am
→ Monday afternoon: Scott AFB Jazz Band, Hollywood Theater, 2pm
→ Art Contest: Leavenworth County school students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to submit an 8 ½ x 11 inch original drawing or painting depicting how they can honor veterans for their service. A cash prize will be awarded to the winners in each of the three categories: K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. Sponsored by the Leavenworth Main Street and the Leavenworth County Art Association will be the judges.
→ Musical entertainment prior to start of parade:
1. 4th & Cherokee Street – SSgt (ret) Rik Jackson, singing/playing guitar
2. Delaware & Esplanade – The Cody Choraliers, singing between Riverfront & Heritage Centers
3. 7th & Delaware (reviewing stand) – The Bill Welch Band
→ Pub Crawl, motorcycle & car shows are being finalized