2017 Sandhills Veterans Festival

Sandhills Veterans Festival 2017

You do not want to miss the Fifth Annual Veterans Parade on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at 10am in downtown Southern Pines.

Bring your kids, grandchildren, friends and neighbors to honor the men and women who have served in our US Armed Forces since WWII. The parade will proceed rain or shine. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up to the minute updates on our Fifth Annual Events!

The Veterans Day Parade has something for everyone!  Music, military vehicles, fire trucks ... ROTC, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts ... antique cars, vintage military aircraft flyover by The Bandit Flight Team, and of course ... OUR VETERANS!

If you know a veteran that would like to be in the parade, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We would be privileged to honor our Gold Star and Blue Star families. You are invited to march in our parade or enjoy the parade from our designated VIP area across from the Sunrise Theater.

The Southern Pines Veterans Parade in the Sandhills is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations to this event are tax-deductible.  For more information, please contact Susan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2016 Southern Pines Veterans Parade
2016 Southern Pines Veterans Parade
2016 Southern Pines Veterans Parade
2015 Southern Pines Veterans Parade
2016 Southern Pines Veterans Parade
2016 Southern Pines Veterans Parade
2016 Southern Pines Veterans Parade
2015 Southern Pines Veterans Parade

Thank you, 2017 Sponsors!

Parade Volunteer Schedule

TBA - Briefing for all parade volunteers.  New volunteers, please come too. For location: contact Rick at spdistinguishedveterans@gmail.com.


Nov 11th  - Parade Day!!  Volunteers, please meet at the Masonic Lodge in Southern Pines by 7am to get your name tags and final duty assignment. Team leaders arrive by 6am.

Join the Parade!

Download the Parade Application to be a participant in the 2017 Veteran's Day Parade.

All active duty and veterans are invited to march in the parade, whether you served during the Cold War, during times of peace and Gulf War conflicts, right to present day.

To our Blue Star Families or the spouses of those currently deployed, come and join us as a member of the parade. Let us honor you and your children so you may all feel the pride and love we have for you.

To our Gold Star Families, we owe you more than you could ever fathom. You are forever family to all whom have served and will serve this great nation as your fallen loved one did. You are always welcome as an honored guest to march or ride in the parade so that we may also show you the pride and love we have for you.

Download the Parade Application to be a participant in the 2017 Veteran's Day Parade.

Parade Sponsors, We Need You!

To fund this Fifth Annual Southern Pines Veterans Parade, we need and appreciate our humble, generous, and committed sponsors! Seriously, this could not happen without you.

Please click here to learn more about parade sponsorship opportunities.