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Sacramento-Area Events For Veterans Day


Veterans Day is a time to remember and honor those who served the country.  On Nov. 11, past and current members of the military will be recognized through a number activities. 

Take a look at some of the local events and places to go to celebrate Veterans Day.

On Nov. 11, federal, state and local government offices will be closed including post offices. Libraries and schools also have the day off.




5th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade

1300 7th Street, Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Nov. 11, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Parade will run from 3rd to 9th Street down to Capitol Mall.

Admission: Free


14th Annual Elk Grove Veterans Day Parade and Salute

8820 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Nov. 11, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Ceremonies begin at the CDS Administration Building and

conclude at Elk Grove Regional Park.


Veterans Day Parade

600 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m

Admission: Free


Wayne Spence Folsom Veterans Day Parade

Start: Home Goods/Target Parking Lot

420 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630

Finish: Folsom Community Center

52 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630

Nov. 11, 9:00 a.m.

Admission: Free


Sacramento Children’s Museum

2701 Prospect Park, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Nov. 7th, 8th, and 11th

Admission: Free to veterans and their families.

General Admission: $7.00

Children under 1: Free


Military Family Day

Sacramento Zoo

3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822

Nov. 11, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: 50% discount with a valid military ID

(all military personnel, veterans, and their families).


Veteran’s Day Trains

California State Railroad Museum

125 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Nov. 11, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.

Museum Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Free train rides and museum admission

for veterans and active military personnel.


Veterans Day Ceremony

Davis Cemetery District & Arboretum

820 Pole Line Road, Davis, CA 95618

Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Admission: Free


Veteran’s Community Altar

The California Museum

1020 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Oct. 30 to Nov. 11 at 5:00 p.m.

Admission: Free


Yosemite National Park

Free Entrance on Nov. 11


Veterans Day Camaraderie Dinner


2024 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA

There are also a number of national and local businesses offering veterans and active duty military members free meals and deals on Nov. 11. Check VeteransDayFreebies.com, TheMilitaryWallet.com and MilitaryBenefits.info.


-Compiled by Joey Bertrand