Veterans Day Parade

Honoring All Who Served will be the theme of the 2019 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9, 2019 sponsored by the City of San Marcos with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans’ organizations.

Veterans groups, military organizations, civic clubs, bands, drill teams, public officials, equestrians, youth teams, classic vehicles and others are invited to join the Veterans Day Parade. There is no fee to participate. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and wind through downtown San Marcos. A popular free biscuit and gravy breakfast will again be served on the County Courthouse lawn beginning at 8:30 a.m. along with entertainment leading up to the parade.

Parade Entry

2019 Parade Rules and Guidelines (PDF)

Parade Entry Form (online registration only) - Deadline October 25, 2019

Grand Marshal Nominations 

Nomination forms for grand marshal should be submitted to Lisa Morris at or they can be dropped off or mailed to the Parks and Recreation office at the Grant Harris Building, located at 401 E. Hopkins Street, San Marcos, 78666. Nominations must include the full name and relevant details of the individual’s military service, along with detailed contact information, including a telephone number. The nomination deadline is Oct. 8.

Criteria for nomination include:

• Must be a San Marcos area resident

• Must have served in the U.S. military during a time of military conflict

• Must have been honorably discharged from the service

• Must be willing to share his or her military service memories

Grand Marshal Nomination Form (PDF) - deadline October 8, 2019

Kiwanis Club Kids Bicycle Brigade

Show your support for Veterans by decorating and riding your bike in the parade from 9-10 a.m. preceding the parade. Bring your bikes and helmets to the Courthouse lawn where you can decorate with free flags, streamers, and sign materials. Join in as the Kiwanis Club members escort you into the parade. Ages 5 and older please. Bicycles, training wheels, and scooters are welcome.  

Click here to sign up to volunteer.