Jerry Newman's San Antonio, TX Blog 210-789-4216: Armed Forces River Parade in San Antonio

Armed Forces River Parade in San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas has been known as “Military City USA” for quite some time now, and it’s no surprise that the city honors our military members(past and present) by having this Annual Armed Forces River Parade in San Antonio on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.


Armed Foreces River ParadeThere will be twenty-six decorated floats carrying all 5 branches of the service of military personnel ranging from enlisted men and women to high ranking officers. Patriotic music will be played from the floats and on the stage to serenade the floats throughout the two and half mile downtown area of the River Walk including the Amerson Theatre.


This year’s parade is being dedicated to the U.S.O. who has entertained the troops for 75 years. How well I remember the U.S.O. tour when Bob Hope came to Vietnam in 1969. Our service members truly enjoyed their entertainment at Long Binh.


Seven of the floats in the Armed Forces River Parade will depict seven decades of service through decor, costumes, and music. This is one of the largest parades held on the River Walk. It will be televised live in San Antonio on KMYS CW 35, and then replayed on WOAI and KABB around the 4th of July. It will also be syndicated into over 80 markets across the United States including the Pentagon Channel.


You may want to make a reservation at a River Walk restaurant or bar with a patio for prime viewing of the parade.  Enjoy a meal or cocktail during the event.  Many viewers just bring folding chairs and sit along the parade route. The parade is approximately 1 hour in length from when you see the first float, but you may want to get there an hour earlier to listen to the Tops in Blues Concert, and to secure a good spot.


If you’re planning to relocate to San Antonio for a military assignment or civilian employment, contact Jerry at 210-789-4216 for more information or visit my website at Homes For Sale In and Around San Antonio to get a copy of the Military Relocation Guide to Military City USA.


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Comment balloon 11 commentsJerry Newman • May 20 2016 11:57AM


Now THAT is a great tribute to America's Veterans!  Salute them for me, please.

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Thanks, Fred. You got it my friend. Have a Blessed Weekend!

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, over 4 years ago

I love it Jerry and wish I could be there to cheer them on. This parade should be well attended.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) over 4 years ago

Yes, Anita. I plan to go with my camera and chairs. It should be fun.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, over 4 years ago

 Jerry Newman  Sounds like an awesome event, we cant do enough for our veterans, or the groups that help support them. 

Aloha and Mahalo for the information 

Posted by Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS), Getting transactions done, when nobody else can! (Kona Home Team (luva llc)) over 4 years ago

Armed Forces Bands are excellent and I am speaking as an unbiased mom of a Navy band trombone player.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 4 years ago


Enjoy the Armed Forces River parade in San Antonio Texas.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

Jerry I had no idea that San Antonio was considered  "Military City USA" now it moved up on my must visit destinations list, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 4 years ago

Jerry, this event sure would be very special to attend.    Would love to be there.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 4 years ago

Jerry, thank you for your service!

I'm so grateful for events like this that show our military that we care and appreciate their service and sacrifice.  I wish I could have attended!  Had I still lived in Boerne, I would have made a point of being there.

Posted by Kate McQueen, Tailored service for your real estate needs! (Realty Associates Texas) over 4 years ago

Jerry Newman Just stopping by to say HELLO and enjoy the three day holiday weekend.  We have several Memorial Day parades in our county to choose from.

Thank you for your service.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 4 years ago

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