This Veterans Day, we join as a country and a community to thank the men and women who have served the United States. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, this day is marked with celebrations, ceremonies, and special offerings from local businesses. 

Here are a few ways to spend Veterans Day in Fort Wayne this year.

Celebrate Veterans Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Parade through Fort Wayne honoring those who have served our country.

Veteran's Day Parade & Ceremony

Join the community at the annual Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony on Saturday, November 7, to pay tribute and show gratitude to all who have served our country. The Veteran's Day Parade begins at 11am at the corner of State St. and Parnell Ave. The route continues north on Parnell Ave. and concludes at the Memorial Coliseum, where a special ceremony will take place.

Find full details here.

Visit the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum

This museum, covering 40 acres of memorial grounds and housing more than 2,000 military artifacts, states their commitment through these three objectives:

  • To provide a forever memorial for veterans of all wars in which the United States has been engaged.
  • To preserve important items of these wars and give future generations a better understanding of the historical past of the United States.
  • To provide a National Shrine in northeastern Indiana where “No Veteran will ever be forgotten.”

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Free Golf for Veterans

On Wednesday, November 11, veterans and active military personnel can hit the links for FREE at Foster and McMillen Park Golf Courses! Bring your ID and play for free from 8am to 5pm.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

All military personnel, veterans, and their families receive free admission to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art! This great offer is available year-round, Tuesday–Sunday. If you can't enjoy the museum over Veterans Day weekend, keep this discount in mind for your next visit.

Memorial Sites Around Fort Wayne

Pay tribute to military personnel and veterans at various Military Memorial sites located around Fort Wayne. Or, welcome back honor flight veterans for their homecomings at the Fort Wayne International Airport—dates available in Fall and Spring. 

You can also discover special restaurant discounts and more at

Before you enjoy these discounts, please be sure to check on the requirements for each discount by calling the facility.

This post was originally published in November 2017 and has been updated.