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Miami-Dade Veterans Day events

Veterans Day celebrates active duty and retired men and women who chose to serve their country with pride. Here is a list of some of the Miami-Dade Veterans Day festivities we found. They include parades, picnics, parachutes, jazz, breakfasts and even motorcycle stunt shows.

Veterans are also being honored with events in Broward County  events in Palm Beach County and a variety of free meals and other deals around the nation.

We urge everyone to show their appreciation for the members of our armed forces. Unlike Memorial Day, which honors those who are no longer with us, Veterans Day is a recognition of those who serve(d) and it is a celebration of life!

The following list is alphabetical by city, therefore please scroll down so you don't miss earlier events:


Cutler Bay

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m.

Veterans Day Stunt Show, Cutler Bay

This event takes place at Peterson's Harley-Davidson South, 19825 S. Dixie Highway, Cutler Bay. In addition to the stunt show, it also will include a free bike wash, live music food vendors and cold drinks. Reserve your spot on eventbrite.


Saturday, November 11, starting at 9 a.m.

Veterans Day Ceremony

The City of Doral will honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving with a special Veterans Day ceremony starting at 9 a.m. at Veterans Park, 10190 NW 33rd St., Doral, FL

Saturday, November 18

Military Family Day

The City of Doral will honor men and women who have served or are serving in the military and their families with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Doral Glades Park, 7600 NW 98th Place, Doral FL 33178. There will food, drinks, music and kids' activities.

Miami Beach

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 at 11:11 a.m.

15th annual Veterans Day Parade, Miami Beach
The City of Miami Beach’s 15th annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11:11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 5th Street and Ocean Drive, and will feature veterans, marching bands, local businesses, and more. Plus, after the parade the All Veterans Parachute Team will soar through the sky. A wreath-laying ceremony, and a free picnic lunch, will take place in Lummus Park, 1130 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach.

  • Parade Begins: 5th Street and Ocean Drive
  • Parade Ends: 15th Street and Ocean Drive
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony and Family Picnic: Lummus Park at 12th Street

“The free family picnic is courtesy of CJ’s Crab Shack, Raising Cane's and Starbucks. Dippin' Dots ice cream; and popcorn will be available for purchase at the event.”

Miami Lakes

Nov. 5, 2023, 10 a.m. to noon

44th annual Veteran’s Day Parade, Miami Lakes

The Town of Miami Lakes will be honoring Veterans on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023; the longest running Veteran’s Day Parade in all of Miami-Dade County. This patriotic tribute honors active duty and retired military members for their dedication and service.

The parade route will begin at Bull Run and Ludlam roads. The route will continue south on Ludlam (NW 67th Ave.) to Eagles Nest Lane, then east to Main Street. After turning left on Main, the parade route ends at Town Hall, 6601 Main St.. Parade watchers are encouraged to wear their red, white and blue to celebrate members of the U.S. Military. See more details here.


Monday, Nov. 13, from 9 to 10:45 a.m.

Annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

This event takes place at Florida International University, Modesto A. Maidique Campus, 11200 SW 8th St., in the Graham Center Ballroom.

FIU’s annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast recognizes the vital role the military service plays in the national security of the United States of America. Past, present, and future service members will be honored through scholarship awards and an inspirational program. This year’s breakfast will feature a keynote address by decorated U.S. Army veteran and retired professional football player Alejandro Villanueva. This event is free; space is limited. Save your spot on eventbrite.

Miami Gardens

Thursday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Stand Down & Paychecks for Patriots!

The Miami Gardens Veterans Advisory Committee and CareerSource South Florida present this day of support and employment opportunities for veterans at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, 3000 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens.

Palmetto Bay

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 at 7:45 a.m.

Veteran's Day Breakfast, Palmetto Bay

Veterans are invited to attend this special breakfast at Palmer Trinity Gymnasium, 8001 SW 184th Street. Attendees must register by Tuesday, Nov. 7; space is limited. Sign up here; or contact 305-259-1255.

South Miami

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Jazz in the Heights Veteran’s Day Edition

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Kionne McGhee of District 9, welcomes. everyone to come out and support military service members, while listening to some live jazz at Sgt. Joseph Delancy Park, Boggs Drive, Miami. Free admission; save a spot on eventbrite.

North Miami 

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at 10 a.m.


Veterans Day Ceremony

Annual ceremony honoring Veterans at Griffing Park, NE 123 St. and W. Dixie Hwy., North Miami. 


North Miami Beach

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at 10 a.m. to noon

Veterans Day Ceremony

Ceremony paying tribute to the men and women who have served our country, and those who continue to preserve our freedom. This observance will be held at the Corporal B. Hinson Park for Fallen War Heroes, NE 14 Ave. and 160 St., North Miami Beach.

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