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Inaugural Escondido VetFest- November 11

Escondido CA— American Legion Post 149 is proud to announce its inaugural Escondido VetFest to take place on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019. Escondido VetFest would like to thank our Title Sponsors – Frontwave Credit Union, IBEW/NICA, and Palomar Health – for their support of our Hometown Heroes.

The day’s activities will include a parade along Grand Avenue in Historic Downtown Escondido. The parade will begin at 9:30am. To date we have 40 entries for the parade, including veterans from every major war, from World War II to the Gulf War. The parade will also feature the American Legion Riders starting off the parade, followed by the United States Marine 3rd Air Wing Marching Band from Marine Corps Station, Mira Mar.

Our two VetFest festivals will take place on Maple Street Plaza and at American Legion Post 149. Festival booths at both locations will feature veteran-related organizations and our sponsors. Some of the booth will include our title sponsors, MCRD Museum Foundation, Women Marines Association, Toyota of Escondido, and many more.

There will be a store-front decorating contest for merchants along Grand Avenue, the information booths and static display will viewable all morning at Maple Street Plaza, and the free BBQ with entertainment and a small ceremony will begin at the Post at 12:30pm.

For more information, please visit our website, www.escovetfest.org.