The Armed Forces Day parade held in Bremerton is the largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation. This year is the 69th year of the event held on the third Saturday in May in Downtown Bremerton. This event includes a Heroes Barbeque that provides a free hot dog, chips and soda meal to all active-duty, reserve, retired and veteran.
- The parades annual attendance is 25,000 - 30,000 people from all over Western Washington.
- Entries have come from as far away as Oregon and Spokane to participate in this event.
- The parade includes all branches of the military, police and firefighters, pageant queens, commercial businesses, car clubs and more.
- The number of High School and Jr. High/Middle School marching units has grown every year.