How You Can Participate

The Connecticut Veterans Parade features over 3,000 marchers. If you would like to march in the largest Veterans parade in New England, please complete the registration form, and submit according to the instructions.  If it is past the deadline date, please contact the office at 860.986.7254.

Participants / Marchers Registration

Please read thorough the Parade Guidelines for prior to submitting a Registration Form. Scroll down this page to download both documents.

Marching as an Elected Official

Elected officials are invited to march in the parade.  The Connecticut Veterans Parade is an apolitical and respectful salute to Connecticut veterans. Politicians who wish to march in the Parade must be elected/appointed State and municipal legislators who currently represent/serve Connecticut residents. This includes US and State Senators and Representatives, mayors and members of Town/City Council and Boards of Selectmen.

Politicians who plan to march should provide advance written notice, either by completing a Participant Application, emailing, or by faxing a letter to (860) 986-7259.

Political candidates who have not been elected or appointed to office at the time of the Parade are ineligible to march in their capacity as a candidate for office. However, if they are a veteran they are encouraged to march with their affiliated group (VFW, Korean War Vets, etc.). 

No candidate for office, including incumbent candidates, may distribute campaign flyers or paraphernalia or display campaign signage while participating in the Parade. 


If you would like to volunteer to help out on parade day, all volunteers must pre-register. 

Volunteer opportunities are now closed for 2016   If you need assistance in registering please call the Connecticut Veterans Parade Information Line: (860)-986-7254. Clearly state your name and phone number and someone will return your call.

For safety reasons, distribution of handbills, candy etc. by any Parade participant is strictly forbidden by the City of Hartford.

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Wallingford, CT 06492

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