This parade honors the men and women in all branches of the Armed Forces. Each float in the 2017 parade will feature patriotic music. Selections include the theme from Top Gun, Yankee Doodle Dandy to Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
26 patriotically-decorated floats will carry all 5 branches of military personnel. Patriotic music is played from the floats.
Loretta Swit is the 2017 parade grand marshal. Swit portrayed Major Margaret Houlihan, an Army nurse in the popular M*A*S*H television series that aired from 1972-1983.
On-stage entertainment will serenade the floats through the Arneson River Theatre.
This is one of the largest Parades held on the River Walk. It is televised live locally and syndicated in 26 markets throughout the United Sates including the Pentagon Channel. The presenting event sponsor is Budweiser. Other sponsors include Visit San Antonio, Whataburger, The Original Mexican Restaurant, and Hard Rock Cafe
For details go to TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com
View the parade for free from anywhere downtown on the River Walk. It’s an ideal time to make a reservation at your favorite spot on the River Walk so you can dine and drink outside while enjoying the parade. Free souvenir program available along the River Walk.