Veterans Tribute Weekend

November 8-11, 2019

Veterans Tribute Weekend

Make your plans now to join us in Jacksonville, NC where you’ll Receive A Hero's Welcome during our Veterans Tribute Weekend! Be sure to check out more information on hotels, things to do and see, and places to eat while you are in Jacksonville.

Friday, November 8

Kick-off Concert

145 Blue Creek Road; Doors open at 8PM; Concert begins at 9PM

The Tarheel Lounge Concert Lounge will present a Kick-off Concert featuring Trial by Fire, A Tribute to Journey. More event details and ticket prices are available at A portion of the proceeds will go to the Fisher House Foundation.  

Trial by Fire, Tribute to Journey at the Tarheel Concert Lounge

Saturday, November 9

Annual Veterans Day Parade, 10AM 

Along Western Boulevard; Parking available at Coastal Carolina Community College; Hosted by Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 

Salute our Nation's Heroes and their supporters during this 2-mile parade. This year, the Sudan Shriners Fall Ceremonial Parade will follow.

Reuben the Bulldog is coming to Jacksonville to pay respects to his bulldog veteran mascot buddies and will ride in the parade. He’ll also be a grand usher, showing off the new Arts Council bulldog statue that will soon be installed downtown. 

Veterans Day Parade with Reuben the Bulldog

Free Family Fun Event, 1-5PM

Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex, 100 Recreation Lane

  • Touch-A-Truck area will feature several military vehicles, large City work vehicles, and monster trucks (hosted by Zing Zumm Children's Museum)
  • Kids activities and games will include a rock wall, laser tag, military face painting, giant Connect 4 Basketball and more
  • Hay rides
  • Food trucks
  • Meet Reuben the Bulldog
  • Register to win 2019 Guitar Pull tickets with WRNS, 2-4PM
  • Live music, featuring Mike Corrado at 4PM

Free Family Fun Day at the Jacksonville Commons

Museum of the Marine presents Firsts at Camp Lejeune

Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center, 100 Recreation Lane

  • 2PM, Amphibious Operations
  • 2:30PM, Montford Point Marines
  • 3PM, Women Marines
  • 3:30PM, Wounded Warrior Barracks
  • 4PM, MV-22 Osprey

Carolina Museum of the Marine presents "Firsts at Camp Lejeune"

Lejeune Memorial Gardens Guided Tours, 2-4PM

Located at Johnson Boulevard and Montford Landing Road

Tour the Lejeune Memorial Gardens where you can learn military history and honor the fallen. 

A shuttle will be available to the Gardens from the Family Event at the Commons. 

Lejeune Memorial Gardens

Monday, November 11

Veterans Day Ceremony, 11AM 

Hosted by the Onslow County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 16; 300 Sherwood Road 

Open to the public. A reception will follow.

Special thanks to our event sponsors and partners!

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