What you need to know about Tucson’s Veterans Day Parade

High School Junior ROTC units and other military and veteran-related groups are among the...
High School Junior ROTC units and other military and veteran-related groups are among the groups scheduled to appear in the 2022 Veterans Day Parade in Tucson on Nov. 11. (Photo from 2018 parade.)((Source: Paul Durrant / Tucson News Now))
Published: Oct. 28, 2022 at 11:18 AM MST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2022 at 9:37 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Veterans Day Parade is coming back to the Old Pueblo.

The parade has been missing from the streets of downtown Tucson for the past two years.

Last year, the parade was canceled because of construction. In 2020, it was called off because of the pandemic.

The parade has been one of the key events scheduled for the city of Tucson to celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11.

The parade will begin at approximately 11 a.m., following a route that begins and ends at West Alameda Street and South Granada Avenue. The new course can be seen HERE.

The 90-minute parade will feature over 15 units and nearly 200 people including groups from various veterans’ organizations and marching bands from area high schools. High School Junior ROTC units and other military and veteran-related groups will also appear.

Street closures

Beginning at 9 a.m., the following streets will close for the Tucson Veterans Day Parade:

  • Granada Avenue from Franklin Street to Congress Street.
  • Westbound Congress Street from Stone Avenue to Granada Avenue.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m., additional road closures will be in place:

  • Church Avenue from Cushing Street to Congress Street.
  • Cushing Street from Granada Avenue to Church Avenue.
  • Eastbound Broadway/Congress Street from westbound I-10 Frontage Road to Church Avenue.
  • Cushing Street/Granada Avenue from westbound I-10 Frontage Road to Congress Street.

Additionally, the I-10 exit ramps at Congress Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. These closures are anticipated to be removed as the last parade participant passes through the closure. All streets are scheduled to reopen by 1 p.m., the same day.


The City-State garage, 498 W. Congress Street, and Tucson Convention Center parking lots will be open and accessible until 10:30 a.m. to allow convenient parking for parade participants and spectators. Parking is free at these locations. Following the conclusion of the parade, all parking garages and lots will reopen for entry and exit.

Public transportation

The Sun Link streetcar will make temporary route adjustments and Sun Tran buses will provide service to streetcar passengers around the parade closure. Streetcar passengers can board the Sun Tran special event bus from temporary transfer stops at the Plaza Centro stop on Congress Street, at the bus stop on Sixth Avenue and Pennington Street, at Cushing Street and Frontage Road, at Cushing Street and Linda Avenue and at Avenida del Convento and Congress Street.