Downtown Alpharetta On Roswell Street
Saturday, August 6, 2016
9:15am Band / 10am Program / 10:30am Parade
VIEWING FOR THE PARADE
To view the parade, the Grandstand will be on Roswell Street. You may also bring a chair or a blanket and head south on Roswell Street for the parade; or take a right onto Old Milton Parkway from Roswell Street. The parade will continue to the American Legion Post 201, so come and enjoy the post parade festivities!
HISTORY OF THE PARADE
The Old Soldiers Day Parade began years ago as a tribute to veterans of the war between the states, but was discontinued after a few years. Twenty-eight years later, in 1952, a small group of men in Alpharetta re-dedicated Old Soldiers Day Parade in Alpharetta and started having a parade through downtown Alpharetta. Thanks to these few men and their belief in keeping this memorable tradition alive, this parade has become an annual celebration to all veterans of all wars.
Along with the program and parade, this celebration will also feature floats, High School bands, entertainment, children’s activities, and prizes. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be available at the American Legion at 201 Wills Road, at the conclusion of the parade. With so much to celebrate, take this day to recognize the living memory of all veterans of war.
THE PARADE IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!
For more information call 678-297-6000.