Veterans Appreciation Day Parade & Concert

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

The City of Hammond celebrates its 3rd annual Veteran Appreciation Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. in Hammond’s 5th and 6th districts. The parade route travels from Olcott Avenue, down 173rd street and ends at the Hessville Park Veteran Memorial.

Some of the parade participants include members of local American Legions and VFW posts, musical entertainment from high school bands, antique military vehicles, entertainment from Those Funny Little People, Lima Lima Flight Team and much more.

A short program will immediately follow the parade at the Hessville Park Veteran Memorial at 173rd & Kennedy Avenue.

That evening, join us at the Hammond Civic Center where Region favorites The Dancing Noodles and M & R Rush will perform for free to veterans. Tickets for everyone else are $10 cash or $12 by credit card at the Hammond Civic Center Box Office. Tickets are also available online for $12 at

For more information on participating or sponsoring the parade or the concert, contact the Hammond Parks Department at (219) 853-6378.