Mark your calendars for the 2024 Lawton Fort Sill Armed Forces Day parade. It returns on Saturday, May 18th (05-18-23) starting at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Lawton, OK. It's presented by the Lawton, Fort SIll Chamber of Commerce along with the Lawton, Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau. Looking forward to it.


The parade in Lawton is a celebration of Armed Forces Day which is celebrated Nationwide on the third Saturday of May each year. Every state and city observes Armed Forces Day in its own way from picnics, and festivals to parties and parades. Lawton has been hosting the Armed Forces Day parade for over 50 years.

Get all the details for this year's Armed Forces Day parade below

The Lawton Armed Forces Day parade is one of the longest-running and biggest Armed Forces parades in the country. The City of Lawton, the Lawton Chamber of Commerce with the Lawton, Fort Sill Convention & Visitors Bureau along with several local and area businesses as well as volunteers from all over team up every year to put this on. It's been an annual tradition for well over 50 years now and counting.

The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Lawton on C Avenue at the Central Plaza and make its way to Elmer Thomas Park on Ferris Avenue. You can line the sides of the streets along the parade route.

Time is running out if you want to be a part of the parade you'll need to stop by the Lawton Chamber of Commerce at 302 W. Gore to fill out an entry form. Or click here to visit the official website and get all the forms and details. Don't miss the 2024 Lawton, Fort Sill Armed Forces Day parade Saturday, May 28th 2024.

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