CNY Veterans Parade and Expo


2023 High School Marching Bands:

  • Baldwinsville Marching Band
  • East Syracuse-Minoa Marching Band
  • Henninger Marching Band
  • Rome Marching Band
  • West Genesee Marching Band

Nov. 9, 2024

NYS Fairgrounds


The focal point of the day is the hour long parade, beginning at noon, and featuring more than 90 veteran and military organizations from throughout Central New York.  Local high school marching bands join the procession adding patriotic charm with their performances. The parade is based on old-fashioned military style parades and features military vehicles, local military units, and many contingents of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion Posts. Every branch of the armed services and every conflict since and including WWII are represented. Veterans who participated in prior years have expressed gratification at seeing the crowds waving flags and acknowledging them as the parade winds around Chevy Court.