Family and Veterans friendly events in our community

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To be listed an event must be Veteran and Family friendly, open to the public, non political and sponsored by a non profit or government entity.

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Jan 14 to Feb 5 – Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Jan 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 22nd (Sunday) - Jazz Monsters 20 Piece Big Band Concert & Dance; Post 655 at 6:00 pm; everyone is invited and admission is free!

Delicious hamburgers and hot dogs are available for purchase.  Everyone is invited

Jan 30th (Monday) – Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Military Day Presented by Denbury Resources

Jan 31st (Tuesday) - Dallas Veterans Hiring Expo with the Dallas Stars; 9:30am to 2:00pm



Feb 5 – Four Chaplains Day (first Sunday in February)

A day set aside to remember and honor the bravery of the four U.S. Army chaplains who gave their lives to save others when the troop ship USAT Dorchester sank during World War II.

Feb? (Sunday) – Scout Sunday

Feb 11th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)

Vinny and the Jets playing at Post 516 starting at 7:00 pm (poster)

Mrs. Sylvia's Valentine Dinner and Stage Play at Post 838; dinner at 7:00 PM (tickets)

Feb 14th – Valentines Day

Feb 14 – 18 (Tues-Sat) – The Wall That Heals - Traveling Vietnam Memorial at FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS (131 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164) 

Feb 20th (Monday) – Presidents Day

A day originally set aside to honor George Washington.  Now all presidents are honored on this day.


MARCH 2017 Community Service Month

Mar 2nd – Texas Independence Day

Mar 2nd (Thursday) – Veterans Job Fair, Hurst Conference Center, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Mar 11th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)

Mar 15th to 17th – American Legion Birthday

Mar 24-25 Cops for Kids Cook-off, car show, 5k and music festival, Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, Texas

The Fort Worth Police Officers’ Association and Fort Worth Cops for Kids invite you to their annual fundraising event, March 24-25. The event kicks off Friday night with a benefit concert and continues through Saturday with more music and a BBQ cook-off with more than $7500 in cash and prizes to win.

Mar 25th (Saturday) – Veterans Park Texas State Marker Dedication, 10:00 am at 4100 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth

Mar 29/30 – Vietnam Veterans Day (DoD)

Arlington's Aging Well Expo, Thursday March 30

Learn ways to improve your health and lifestyle at the Arlington Aging Well Expo.

This free event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 at the Bob Duncan Center and will feature a variety of informative presentations on wellness to empower adults of any age.

Mar 30- Apr 2 - Vietnam Traveling Wall at Benbrook, TX


APRIL 2017 Children & Youth Month

Up to your elbows in alligators?  Texas Alligator Season begins Apr. 1.

Apr 2 (Sunday) - Vietnam War Commemoration Ceremony, 1 pm at the Traveling Wall in Benbrook

April 8th (Saturday) – Medal of Honor Parade in Gainesville starts at 10:00 am

Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)

April 16th (Sunday) - Easter

April? – Arbor Day

April 29th (Saturday)

Hops and Props at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum – Latest update

          Fort Worth Community Safety Fair

TCC "Vietnam: The Struggle for Freedom and Democracy" is the first Symposium of its kind in DFW; done in English from the perspective of the South Vietnamese refugees for the younger Vietnamese Americans and the American public (free seat reservation).


MAY 2017 National Military Appreciation Month (Month to showcase ALA poppies)

May 1st - Loyalty Day and Silver Star Service Banner Day 

May 4th (Thursday) – Senior Synergy Expo

May 5th – Cinco de Mayo

May 6th (Saturday) – City of Fort Worth General Election (City Council and Mayor)

May 8th - VE Day (Victory in Europe)

May 12th - Military Spouse Appreciation Day (Friday before Mother’s Day)

May 13th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting at VFW Post 8235 (10:00am)

May 14h (Sunday) – Mothers Day

May 15th (Monday) – Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 17-24 - RUN FOR THE WALL Southern Route leaves from California

May 20th – Armed Forces Day

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.


May 25th (Thursday) – Pre Memorial Day Cookout for Fort Worth Veteran Homes; 2400 Cypress St, Fort Worth.

          Volunteers arrive 3:30 pm, food at 4:00 pm, Vietnam Veterans Recognition at 4:30 pm.


May 27th (Saturday) – Carry The Load passing through Fort Worth

May 28th (Sunday) – Carry The Load DALLAS MEMORIAL MARCH; Memorial Day at Reverchon Park in Dallas, Texas


May 29th (Monday) – Memorial Day (poster, please share)

8:30 am - Forrest Hill Memorial Day Ceremony at the Civic and Convention Center

10 am - New Trinity Cemetery in Haltom City

10 am – Bluebonnet Hills in Colleyville

10 am - Veterans Park in White Settlement

10 am – Laurel Land Memorial Park

10:15 am - Greenwood Cemetery Fort Worth, WW-1 Royal Flying Corps

11 am - DFW National Cemetery

12 Noon – Arlington Elks Lodge

3:00 pm – The National Moment of Remembrance Act declares 3 pm local time on Memorial Day for Americans as an act of symbolic unity, to have a moment of silence in honor of the men and women of the United states who died in the pursuit of freedom and peace.

6:30 pm - Mount Olivet Cemetery at the Doughboy Monument (not confirmed)


JUNE 2017

June 6th – D-Day

June 10th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am)

AMRR Allied Memorial Remembrance Ride (FLYER)

Jun 14th – U.S. Army birthday – Flag Day

Flag Retirement Ceremony at Benbrook Post 297

Flag Retirement Ceremony at Mansfield Post 624

Flag Retirement Ceremony, 7:00 pm at Arlington Elks Lodge (Post 60) by Boy Scout Troop 396

Jun 18th (Sunday) – Fathers Day

June 19th – June Nineteenth or Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas in June 1865.

June 23 - Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday


JULY 2017

July 4th (Tuesday) – Independence Day

Arlington Forth of July Parade

White Lake Hills Forth of July Parade

Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion family activities and fireworks at sundown

Fort Worth Stockyards Face Painting, music and more

Post 838 will celebrate Independence Day with live music from the Force of Nature Band. This event will start at 5:00 PM -7:00 PM. This is a free event.

July 8th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am)



Aug 4, 2016 - Coast Guard Birthday

Aug 7, 2016 - Purple Heart Day

Aug 8, 2016 - VJ (Victory over Japan) Day

Aug 12th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am)

Aug 29, 2016 - Marine Forces Reserve Birthday


SEPTEMBER 2017 National Disaster Preparedness Month

Sep 4th (Monday) – Labor Day / V-J Day

Sep 9th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am)

Sep 10th – (Sunday) Grandparents Day

Sep 11th – Patriot Day - National Day of Service and Remembrance

Sep 15th – National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Sep 17th – Constitution Day

Sep 18 - Air Force Birthday

Sep 24 (Sunday) - Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day



Oct 1st (Sunday) – Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit Breakfast at Post 379

Oct 7th (Saturday) - ALMAC at Mansfield Post 624 starting at noon

American Legion Military Appreciation celebration

Oct 14th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am)

Oct. 7 and 8

Scarecrow Festival every October in Chappell Hill Texas (Chappell Hill, Texas is located on Hwy. 290 between Houston and Austin)

Crazy Water Festival in Mineral Wells every year on the second saturday in October

Oct 9th (Monday) – Columbus Day

Oct 13, 2016 - Navy Birthday

Oct 26, 2016 - National Day of the Deployed

Oct 27th – Navy Day

Oct 31st – Halloween


NOVEMBER 2017 - Military Family Month

Nov 4th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade meeting (10:00am) (Last chance to register your entry)

November 10, 2016 - Marine Corps Birthday

Nov 11th (Saturday) – Veterans Day


National Cemetery Veterans Day Program, 3 pm

November 11 - Armistice Day (France), Remembrance Day (Britain), Remembrance Day (Canada)

Nov 12th (Sunday) – Massing of the Colors (INVITATION with DETAILS)

Nov 13th (Monday) – Golden Corral Military Appreciation Night; 5 to 9 pm

Nov 15th (Wednesday) - 9th Annual Cowtown Homeless Veteran Stand Down; 9am to 1pm

Nov 18th (Saturday) - Veterans Day Parade debriefing

Nov 23rd (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

National Red Kettle Campaign Kick-off



Dec ? - Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

Dec?  – Toys for Tots kick off

Dec 7th – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day


Dec 13 - National Guard Birthday

Dec ? - National Wreaths Across America

Dec 25th – Christmas Day

Last update 10/4/2017