Veterans Tribute Weekend
November 6 & 7, 2021
Veterans Tribute Weekend returns with a full weekend of activities, including the annual Veterans Day Parade along Western Boulevard, a family fun event at the Jacksonville Commons, tours of the Lejeune Memorial Gardens and the Veterans Walk of Honor. Make plans now to join us in Jacksonville, NC where you’ll Receive A Hero’s Welcome!
Explore our website for more information on hotels, things to do and see, and places to eat while you are in Jacksonville.
Veterans Day Parade - November 6, 10AM
Along Western Blvd, from 444 Western Blvd to Liberty Drive
Come out and show your support for our Nation's troops and Veterans. The parade is hosted by NCOA Downeast Chapter 906.
Family Fun Event - November 6, 11AM-3PM
Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex, 100 Recreation Lane
To honor our military families, the City is hosting a family fun event that is open to the public. Enjoy fun activities, games, live entertainment, and more!
- Live music from Lunar Tide, 12-2PM
- National Anthem at noon
- Carnival games
- Rock climbing wall
- Juggler and balloon artist
- Jeep club and vintage military vehicle display
- Make-and-take art activities provided by Jacksonville-Onslow Council for the Arts
- Letters to the Troops (NC Packs 4 Patriots)
- Food vendors: 2 Baked Crumbs, The Meat Shack, Pelicans
Lejeune Memorial Gardens Guided Tours - November 6 & 7
Reservation required; Located at 109 Montford Landing Road
Tour the Lejeune Memorial Gardens where you can learn military history, pay tribute to the fallen, and honor all those who fought for their country. Space is limited for the guided tour. Complete this online form to reserve your spot.
Note: While reservations are required for the guided tour, the public can still enjoy the Gardens on their own throughout the weekend.
Veterans Walk of Honor - November 6 & 7
Located at 109 Montford Landing Road
During a visit to the Lejeune Memorial Gardens, you'll have a chance to view the Veterans Walk of Honor. Submissions for Veterans are accepted throughout the year and are featured signs that will be deployed throughout the Gardens. We invite the public to stop by the Gardens for this special tribute.
Submissions to the Veterans Walk of Honor can be made here: Submit Your Hero (web form)
Jacksonville Speckled Trout Tournament - November 6, 2021
Casper's Marina, 301 S Water St, Swansboro
Part of the NC Coastal Trout Series, proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune USO. Must fish 3 of the 4 tournaments to qualify for the Series payout. Visit PlayJOSC.com/TroutSeries for full details.