Armed Forces River Parade

LOCATION: San Antonio River Walk & Arneson Theatre
ADDRESS: 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

June 27, 2020 | 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Navy crew saluting at the Armed Forces River Parade


Join us for a free patriotic parade dedicated to the men and women who serve in all branches of the Armed Forces. Twenty-five star-spangled floats carrying representatives of all 5 branches of the military. Patriotic and American-themed rock music is played from the floats throughout the 2 1/2 mile downtown parade route on the River Walk.

WEATHER: The Armed Forces River Parade will happen if it is raining. However, the event would be canceled if severe weather created an unsafe situation for the float riders or the public.  Unsafe conditions include but are not limited to lightning or high winds. Please check this website starting at noon on the event date. The final determination will be made at 5 pm.

Download: 2019 Event Video

The theme for the 2020 Armed Forces River Parade is “UNITED WE STAND.

This is one of the largest Parades held on the River Walk. It is televised live in San Antonio on KMYS CW 35 and then replayed on WOAI and KABB around the 4th of July. It is syndicated in over 90 markets throughout the United States including the Pentagon Channel through November 11th.

Please make a reservation at your favorite River Walk patio for prime viewing of the parade. You are also welcome to bring folding chairs and sit along the parade route (see parade route map in photo gallery). Please do not block pedestrian traffic! Come out early to secure a good spot. The parade is approximately 1-hour in length from when you see the first float to the last float. 

6 pm start. The parade is 1 hour long from when you see your first float along the 2 1/2 mile parade route on the downtown portion of River Walk (see map in photo gallery).

6 to 7 pm. Parade televised live on CW35 KMYS. The syndication will be posted here through event day and on another event page on this website after the live parade.

History of why we celebrate Armed Forces Day:…