8 Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day 2019 in Centennial Park District

November 04, 2019

Category Blog


This weekend, gather with your friends and family in Downtown Atlanta to honor our nation's service members. The holiday, commemorating the anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11th, 1918, honors U.S. veterans of all wars. From special events to free museum admission, below are 8 ways you can celebrate Veterans Day in Centennial Park District this year.


38th Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade

November 9th

11:00 a.m.

Downtown Atlanta

This year’s Parade proceeds down Peachtree Street toward Centennial Olympic Park, The World of Coca Cola, and Georgia Aquarium. The parade will end at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street. Throughout the parade, attendees will enjoy seeing bands, bagpipers, floats, vintage cars, military vehicles and tanks, and much more!

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The Veterans Festival

November 9th

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Pemberton Place near the World of Coca-Cola

The Veterans Festival will feature many exhibitor tents including Veteran service associations and other great organizations that provide support to our Veterans. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a rockin' performance from the 116th Army Band. The festival is free and open to the public.

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Freedom Ball

November 9th

6:00 p.m.

Oceans Ballroom
at the Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Veteran's Day Association’s annual fundraiser will celebrate the association’s 38th year through special tributes to our Veterans and to the men and women who are serving our Nation today. An estimated 500 guests will gather to enjoy a delightful black-tie evening of dining, music, and dancing! Events include a silent auction and social hour followed by dinner and the evening program. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the link below.

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World of Coca-Cola Military Ticket Offer

November 1st-11th

World of Coca-Cola

Military members (active duty, reserves, and retirees) can visit World of Coca-Cola free of charge year-round, but Veterans Day is extra special. From Friday, Nov. 1, to Monday, Nov. 11, members of the Armed Forces may purchase up to four half-price general admission tickets for their friends and family to join them in visiting the attraction.

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Team Depot: Saluting Service Members

November 9th-11th

National Center
for Civil and
Human Rights

Thanks to the generosity of The Home Depot Foundation, all veteran military personnel with proper identification will receive free admission to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights from November 9th-11th. Accompanying family members will receive a 20% discount on admission.

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Georgia Aquarium Military
Ticket Offer

November 9th

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium recognizes the extraordinary sacrifices our military personnel, veterans and their loved ones have made while serving our country. Free and discounted admission is their way to say thank you. Visit Georgia Aquarium while you're exploring Centennial Park District on November 9th and take advantage of free general admission for veterans and 30% off for accompanying family members.

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Veteran's Day Children's Programming

November 9th-11th

Children's Museum
of Atlanta

Visitors can join Children’s Museum of Atlanta in saluting Veterans, current military members and everyday heroes with themed programming throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Imaginators will do a special reading of Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood. After that, little ones are welcome to participate in a Veterans Day parade! Fun activities will also be available in the Arts Studio & Build It Lab. 

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College Football
Hall of Fame
Ticket Offer

November 11th

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame celebrates its rich military heritage this Veteran’s Day and every day with free admission for all active duty and retired members of all military branches. Family members also receive a special admission rate. This ticket offer is available only at the box office.

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