Armed Forces River Parade

Presented by Budweiser

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

Sunday, July 2, 2023 | 6:00 – 7:00PM

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This free parade is dedicated to the men and women in all branches of the United States Armed Forces and features patriotically decorated floats carrying all branches of military personnel and numerous businesses and nonprofits who honor and support active and retired military. This year’s parade theme is “Heart, Spirit, and Soul.” View the parade for free from throughout the downtown section of the River Walk. 

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 (parade route map will be in photo gallery). Please do not block pedestrian traffic! Come out early to secure a good spot. 

The parade is approximately 40 minutes in length from when you see the first float to the last float. The parade starts at the International Center at 203 S. St. Mary’s Street. 

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 on the event date.