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Walk in the Veteran's Day Parade


Girl Scout troops, families, and friends are invited to participate in the parade with the Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada group.

At 11:11 a.m., a traditional opening ceremony takes place at the the Virginia Street Bridge and includes a fly by. The parade starts at 11:20 a.m. and marches through the heart of downtown Reno, starting from the Virginia Street Bridge and heading north to 5th Street. Spectators are encouraged to show their support along the parade route and announcers will review the parade from several locations; the Virginia Street Bridge, 2nd and Virginia streets, the Reno Arch, and 4th Street. Ending between 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., the commemoration takes place rain or shine.

2018 marks the Centennial Commemoration of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. The theme for the 2018 Veterans Day Reno Parade is: “The Great War” celebrating the first Reno citizen to parish in WWI Private First Class Darrell Melville Dunkle.

Date: Sunday, November 11

Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Cost: FREE!

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 18

Register today!

The majority of our group is typical made up of walkers. If your troop or service unit is planning to enter a float or vehicle, please make appropriate plans in accordance with parade policies:

  • Floats must be decorated and construction must be safe, using non-toxic or flame retardant materials, and secured to the body of the float and the vehicle.
  • Floats must be equipped with portable ABC fire extinguishers.
  • Nothing may be distributed to onlookers from a moving vehicle or a float.
  • Riders on floats must have secure seating or a secure handhold or safety harness if standing.
  • Floats must not be overcrowded. Participants must not walk close to moving floats.
  • An adult must accompany girls on any moving float.
  • Any coupling of a trailer to a vehicle must be appropriate to the load and have a safety chain.
  • Floats drawn by trucks and automobiles must be covered by automobile insurance in the name of the vehicle owners.

PLEASE NOTE: Troop Leaders are responsible for supervision and ratios of the troop and its friend/family members. Prepare accordingly and read through the Safety Activity Checkpoints under Parades and other large group gatherings. More specific information will be provided as the event gets closer.

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