There are many events throughout Orange County to celebrate Veterans Day. Come out and join the community to help honor the men and women of the United States Military.
241 S. Anaheim Boulevard
November 11 | 11:00 a.m.
The City of Anaheim hosts an annual Veterans Day Tribute to honor the men and women who have served our country. The event takes place near the Veteran’s Monument in the Anaheim Packing District area near Muzeo. The event will include guest speakers and patriotic music.
Field Of Honor
Eucalyptus Park | 100N. Quintana Drive
November 9 – November 12, 2023 | Ceremony on November 11 at 12PM
Anaheim Hills Rotary hosts their traditional Field Of Honor. The flags will be on display for two days with a special opening ceremony on Veterans Day at 12PM.
Brea War Memorial Brea Civic & Cultural Center
1 Civic Center Circle
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
The City of Brea will host a Veterans Day ceremony at the Brea War Memorial on Saturday to honor men and women from the community and all who have served in the armed forces.
Ehlers Event Center
8150 Knott Ave., Buena Park
Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | 5:00 PM
The city of Buena Park honors Veterans with the Veterans Honor Walk. Dinner will be provided for the first 100 veterans and their families who register. Call 714-236-3870.
OC Fair & Event Center – Heroes Hall / Plaza Pacifica
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 2:00 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Veterans Day community celebration at Heroes Hall at the OC Fair & Event center is free to all who attend. Join for the unveiling of a new plaque honoring fallen heroes and Veterans who served post 9/11. Ceremony which will include an All-American Boys Chorus performance, Veteran service organization booths, food, and activities for kids.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4471 Lincoln Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630
Saturday, November 11, 2023
There will be a special Veterans Day event at the cemetery.
Dana Point Veterans Memorial
34201 Selva Road, Dana Point (Strands Vista Park)
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.
The city of Dana Point will host a commemoration and memorial event at the Dana Point Veterans Memorial. The event will include the unveiling of the updated plaque with names of community members of the Armed Forces who have died during the past year.
Veterans Park – Behind City Hall
17635 Los Alamos St, Fountain Valley
November 11, 2023 | 10AM
The City of Fountain Valley and Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 9557 and the FV Community Foundation present the annual Veterans Day Ceremony with a flag ceremony, keynote speaker James Lockhart, and opportunities to connect with local Veterans.
Korean War Memorial
Hillcrest Park Great Lawn
1200 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA
November 11, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Ceremony honoring those who served through military service, includes placement of wreaths, gun salutes, patriotic solos, and playing of Taps.
Fullerton Veterans Day Parade
Begins at Harbor Blvd. and Wilshire Ave.
November 11, 2023 | 10:30 a.m.
The city of Fullerton hosts an annual Veterans Day parade and patriotic ceremony. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at the War Memorial at Hillcrest Park Great Lawn. At 11:00 a.m. the ceremony will begin with a placement of wreaths on the Veterans Memorial and the playing of Taps.
Elk’s Lodge Park
11551 Trask Ave., Garden Grove
TBA | 11AM – 3PM
A special Veteran’s Day community event to honor our heroes includes resources for active military and veterans, food, entertainment, vendors, and a kids zone.
Garden Grove Veterans Day
12732 Main Street, Garden Grove
TBA | 9AM – 4:30PM
Come to Main Street for a day of celebration to honor our Veterans with entertainment and family fun.
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
325 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The city of Huntington Beach hosts the annual Veterans Day ceremony and car show at Pier Plaza. The car show runs from 9:00 to 2:00 and proceeds benefit US combat wounded veterans. The ceremony takes place at 11:00 a.m. The event is free for attendees.
2nd Floor Bar, Grill, & Gallery
126 Main St. Huntington Beach, CA
TBA | 6:30PM – 9:30PM
This special Veterans Day Charity Event will include over 15 local shops and vendors, a photo booth, silent auction, live music, and more. Funds raised will benefit Operation 0 Hour in support of ending Veteran homelessness.
Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The city of Irvine hosts the annual Veterans Day tribute in the Formal Garden at Bill Barber Memorial Park to honor our nation’s troops and members of the community who are members of the US Armed Forces. The event is free to attendees.
Veterans Day Ceremony & Resource Fair
Irvine Valley College | 5500 Irvine Center Drive BSTIC 101 Irvine, CA 92618
Thursday, November 9, 2023 | 10AM – 2PM
IVC Veterans Day event includes a ceremony to honor and express gratitude for military veterans and resource fair with organizations offering support to the military and veteran community.
28801 Sienna Parkway, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
November 11, 2023 | 10AM – 1PM
Family Veterans Day Celebration hosted by Lion’s Heart Group 2025.
375 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, CA
November 11, 2023 | 9:00AM
Veterans Day ceremony to honor all veterans who served in the armed forces.
Sea Country Senior & Community Center
24602 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join members of the Laguna Niguel community for a virtual Veterans Day ceremony to honor area veterans at the Sea Country Senior and Community Center. Present veterans may also have the opportunity to share stories about their time of service.
Beginning October 31, stop by the Sea Country Senior & Community center to write a message on the chalk wall.
La Habra Community Center
101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 11AM
The city of La Habra hosts an annual Veterans Day program. The event will include a musical performance and guest speakers. The event is free for the community to attend, and photos and stories of local veterans are welcomed.
St. Isidore Historical Plaza Veterans Day Celebration
10961 Reagan Street, Los Alamitos
Sunday, November 12, 2023 | 2PM – 5PM
Honor our Veterans at this annual celebration with historical military memorabilia, a salute to active duty and military veterans, free lunch, and live music.
Veterans Day Ceremony and Veteran Resources Fair
Norman P. Murray Community Center | 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo
November 11, 2023 | 2PM – 4:30PM
Pay homage to our Veterans at this special ceremony with a Veteran Resources fair immediately following. The theme for this event is “Freedom is not free.”
Veterans Memorial at Depot Park
100 N. Atchison St., Orange, CA 92866
Saturday, November 11, 2023 | 11:00 a.m.
The annual Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the city of Orange takes place at the Veterans Memorial at Depot Park. The event will include patriotic music, keynote speakers, and inspirational stories. Photos of local veterans are welcomed for entry prior to the event to be on display the day of. The event is free to attend.
Orange Field Of Valor
2143 E. Oakmont, Orange, CA 92866
Saturday, November 11th through Saturday, November 18th, 2023
1776 American Flags will be on display at Handy Park in Orange to pay tribute to veterans and active duty military.
Rock for Veterans Day
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92869
TBA | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
A free outdoor festival featuring top-notch music, bounce house, obstacle course, food trucks, beer and wine and a patriotic day of fun. The special concert honors those who serve and have served.
Civic Center Veterans Monument
401 E. Chapman, Placentia
November 11, 2023 | 10AM
Event includes guest speakers, patriotic music, Military Banner Recognition Program, and unveiling of names added to the monument.
Rancho Santa Margarita
Bell Tower Regional Community Center
22232 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023
A special Veteran’s Day recognition honoring those who served and active military. Reception at 6:00PM and Recognition at 7:00PM.
Marine Monument Semper Fi Park
Pier Bowl – Avenida Victoria, San Clemente Ca 92672
TBA | 1PM – 2PM
The Veterans ceremony and Marine Corps Birthday event honors all veterans and military branches at a special dedication ceremony.
San Juan Capistrano
Veterans Park at San Juan Capistrano
31872 Camino Capistrano
November 11, 2023
Special ceremony to honor Veterans at Veterans Park.
Veterans Memorial Park
10970 Cedar Street, Stanton CA
November 11, 2023 | 9:00 a.m.
The city of Stanton hosts the annual Veterans Day ceremony to pay tribute to the men and women of the community who have served in the US Armed Forces. All community members are invited to attend the free event.
Veterans Day Celebration and Car Show
Veterans Sports Park
1645 Valencia Ave., Tustin
Cancelled due to Tustin Hangar fire
The Tustin Veterans Day Celebration will include live music, a ceremony to honor Veterans, a car show, food trucks, vendors, a beer garden, and more.
Yorba Linda Veterans Memorial
4766 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda
November 11, 2023 | 2:00PM
Special ceremony at the memorial to honor Veterans with presentation of colors, keynote speaker, wreath ceremony, reading of the Gold Star Walk Of Honor Roll Call, rifle salute, and the playing of taps.
Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda
November 11, 2023 | 10:30-11:30AM
Free patriotic concert to salute those who served. Performance by the Huntington Beach Concert Band. Veterans will receive free admission all day.
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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.