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For 2019, the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Celebration Parade will be held in Jefferson City on Monday, May 27. For more information, please visit the event page.

In between the day off from work, the time with family and the burgers on the grill, don’t forget to take the time to remember that it’s Memorial Day. This year, Columbia will celebrate the 24th year of its Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. It’s an amazing time to honor history, spend time with your family and, of course, watch people jump out of airplanes.

The two main events of the weekend are the Airshow at the Columbia Regional Airport on Saturday and Sunday and the Parade in Downtown Columbia on Monday morning. Here are a few tips and highlights for how to best enjoy this Columbia tradition.

  • The opens in a new windowShuttle Buses are the fastest way to get to and from the Airshow. At only $3 per person roundtrip, it makes enjoying the event simple.
  • When you pack for your day at the Airshow, don’t forget your sunscreen, hat, binoculars and ear protection (especially for small children).
  • Don’t forget to check the opens in a new windowairboss schedule to find out when the aircraft you want to see will be in the air!
  • The opens in a new windowParade starts at 9:55 a.m. on Monday morning with the jump team parachuting onto each corner of Broadway. Get there early to claim your spot!

Enjoy flyovers and more than 150 entries in the Memorial Day Parade. Get close to a corner on Broadway to see the jump team land up close and personal!

No matter when you go or how long you stay, the Salute to Veterans events are a wonderful way to say ‘thanks’ to our country’s active and veteran military.

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