Show Your Patriotic Pride This Veterans Day Weekend

Posted Nov 8th, 2019 in Weekend Wish List


Let your patriotic pride shine while commemorating Veterans Day in Downtown Wilmington this weekend.

Kicking off the celebration Saturday morning is the Purple Heart Homes Run, Roll and Stroll for Veterans. This event features 10K, 5K and 1-Mile running races that start at Hotel Ballast at 9:00 a.m. and follow the parade route along North Front Street. Proceeds benefit Purple Heart Homes, a non-profit organization that helps reintegrate veterans into the community.

Race day registration opens at 8:00 a.m. or Register Online

The Veterans Day Parade starts at the Cape Fear Community College’s parking lot at the corner of North Front and Hanover Streets. At 11:00 a.m., the first of around 1600 participants, including local and regional high school marching bands, veterans, first responders, and more, will march along Front Street to Orange Street. Big attractions include two flyovers and the North Carolina State A&T Blue and Gold marching band. Show your support by waving American flags that will be given out to parade participants for free.

Parade Details and Map

Great deals for members of the military and military Veterans include FREE haircuts at Cape Fear Community College’s Barber School at 108 Walnut Street this weekend. And, although anyone can ride the Downtown Wave Trolley for FREE every day, on Monday, Veterans and Active Duty Military with valid ID, and up to two accompanying friends or family members, can ride unlimited Wave Transit fixed-route buses free of charge all day.

To support Veterans in a different way, Terra Sol yoga studio on Castle Street is hosting the 6th Annual Veterans Yoga Project (VYP), Gratitude Week starting today. It includes a Community Yoga with Veterans class on Saturday, November 16 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. This is a donation based class that is FREE to all members of the military and veterans from all branches of service.

Find out more about past VYP fundraising efforts and sign up here

You may find other Downtown merchants and eateries offering specials for Veterans this weekend. Check your favorite place’s website or social media pages for details.


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Cape Fear Community College Parking Lot
701 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Hotel Ballast
301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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terra sol sanctuary
507 Castle St
Wilmington 28401

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