The Veterans Day Parade, produced each year by the Palm Beach County Veterans Committee begins at 2 p.m. and travels from west to east on Clematis ending at the Lifestyle Festival on Flagler Drive. Expect veteran’s organizations and individuals, marching bands, JROTCs, Cub Scouts, The Shriners, car clubs, cheerleaders and more. The parade is geared towards the community and will be a true tribute to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country!
The Lifestyle Festival will be held from 12 noon - 5 p.m. on the City Commons lawn overlooking the scenic intracoastal. Fun activities are planned for the whole family and attendees can expect great music, speakers, food and vendors providing information on services as well as items for sale.
This year’s event will feature live entertainment on the main stage including the soothing sounds of local singer Lisa Dellarossa, The Colony Hotel’s Rob Russell with a Neil Diamond tribute and baritone Lou Galterio with his special rendition of several patriotic songs in honor of Veterans Day. Also appearing will be local dignitaries in a special tribute to veterans, local school bands and children’s dance, cheerleading and choral groups.
Other activities include speakers on a variety of topics including women’s health from Jupiter Medical Center and Pop culture columnist Leslie Streeter from the Palm Beach Post; entertainment just for the kids from Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe; fitness experts who will be demonstrating various forms of exercise; and approximately 50 business, non-profit and veterans’ booths with information as well as products and services for sale. A sampling of those in attendance include: Jupiter Medical Center, Two Men and a Truck, Comprehensive Health Management Wellcare, Caregiver Services, Inc., Lake Worth Gold Mine, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Metro PCS, Palm Beach Kennel Club, Dr. Steckler, AAA, Waterway Cafe and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.
No festival is complete without festival food favorites and you won’t be disappointed. The food court includes Jupiter’s own Chowder Heads with lobster rolls, clam chowder and more; RB’s Catering with succulent BBQ ribs, chicken and pork; TocToc arepas which are yummy corn cakes with savory fillings and cheese; and 4 Alarm Pizza which is served from a vintage fire truck. Put them and a few others together with plenty of ice cold beverages to wash it all down and we promise your taste buds won’t be disappointed.
Admission is free and there is plenty of parking available at City of West Palm Beach garages and throughout the downtown area. This annual event will raise funds for the Friends of Veterans, Inc. and Meal on Wheels, both 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that support the local community throughout the year.
The Lifestyle Festival is generously sponsored by Florida Public Utilities, Geico, Keller Williams, Kravis Center, Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith and 95.9 Seaview Radio.
Sponsors, vendors, entertainment, and parade participants still being sought; please contact us at 561-627-9966 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.seaviewradio.com to learn more.