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68th Annual Armed Forces Day Parade


Saturday, May 21

10:00 a.m.

Downtown Bremerton


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 68th 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 to all active-duty, reserve, retired and veteran service personnel.

 The parade’s annual attendance is 25,000  to  40,000 people from all over Western Washington. Entries  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, youth organizations, dignitaries, commercial businesses, car clubs and more.


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Booth Space available

The Bremerton Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors to participate in the 68th Annual Armed Forces Day. The Armed Forces Day festivities should provide you with a magnificent opportunity to display and sell your specialty items.


The date of the event is Saturday, May 21, 2016.  Spaces for each vendor will be approximately 10 feet by 10 feet. Arrangements can be made if a larger space is required.  Cost breakdown for this event is on page two.  All registration forms and fees are due no later than Friday, May 6, 2016.


Vendors must be approved by the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce's Armed Forces Festival Committee. Vendors will not be accepted from individuals, groups or organizations whose mission, agenda, or message is contradictory to the organizational mandate of the United States Armed Forces. Vendors advocating, opposing or depicting any political, social issues or endorsing candidates will not be authorized to participate in the event.


No walking vendors will be permitted on the parade route.