Kitsap Credit Union
71st Armed Forces Day Parade
Saturday, May 19
YOUR SERVICE, OUR GRATITUDE
The Kitsap Credit Union Armed Forces Day Parade held in Bremerton is the largest and longest running Armed Forces Day Parade in the nation. This year is the 71st year of the event, held on the third Saturday in May in downtown Bremerton. This event includes the Puget Sound Energy 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.
Sponsorship opportunities available
Kitsap Credit Union
Armed Forces Day Parade
Judge’s Choice: Combat Veterans International
Crowd Favorite: Burke Waldron
Best Military Unit: Naval Base Kitsap-Military Working Dogs
Best Veteran Unit: Mt Rainier Post 1889 Color Guard Scottish American Association
Best Color Guard: USS Nimitz (CVN68)
Best Civilian Band: Washington State Civil War Association Fife & Drum Corps
Best ROTC: South Kitsap High School NJROTC
Best Youth Organization: Washington Youth Academy
Best Car Club: Kitsap Mustang Club
Best Equestrian: Kitsap Saddle Club Royal Court
Best Vintage Military Vehicle: American Legion Post 149
Best Motorcycle Unit: Silverdale HOGS
Best Float/Towed: Bremerton Sons of Norway
Best High School Band (A): Highland High School
Best High School Band (AA): North Mason High School
Best High School Band (AAA): Central Kitsap High School
Best High School Band (AAAA): Wenatchee High School
Best High School Drum Major: Wenatchee High School
Best High School Flag Corps: Kingston High School
Best High School Drill Team: Bremerton High School
Best Jr. High/Middle School Band: Kingston Middle School
Best Jr. High/Middle School Drum Major: Mountain View Middle School
Best Jr. High/Middle School Flag Corps: Hawkins Middle School
Best Jr. High/Middle School Drill Team: Kingston Middle School
Booth Space available
The Bremerton Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors to participate in the 71st 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 19, 2018. 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 11, 2018.
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.