Events

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Heroes Stroll (ADA accessible)

What is VETFEST? 

Who, What, When, Where, Why, How

Everyone in the community is welcome and encouraged to attend this FREE event! 

 

WHO      VETLINX, an all-volunteer 501c3 nonprofit

                organization in Middle Tennessee is hosting the

                5th annual VETFEST and HEROES STROLL to

                celebrate military family service, Veteran owned

                businesses, offer resources, and have a fun-filled

                day with family, friends, and neighbors. 

 

WHEN      Saturday, October 2, 2021  

                  Heroes Stroll

                  Registration begins at 09:00 AM

                  Stroll begins at 09:30 AM  

                                                                                                                    

                  VETFEST

                  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

                   

WHERE     Granny White Park

                  610 Granny White Pike

                  Brentwood, TN 37027

 

WHY         To bring the community, military families, friends,

                  and supporters together for a fun-filled day of

                  recognition, entertainment, and activities. 

 

PURPOSE   Bring the community and military community together, increase awareness about

                   resources available to Veterans, have direct access to support services, and celebrate

                   and recognize those who served in the military and those who support them.

 

HOW         Event will be funded by local businesses and donations via purchase of

  • Advertisement online and/or in tribute journal.

  • Price varies by package $150 to $10,000

  • Space rental 10x10 space or more with other level of sponsorship

  • Veteran organizations will not be charged a fee for space at the event.

  • All will be required to bring own set up materials including a 10x10 tent.

 

 WHAT:      VETFEST is a family-friendly festival and everyone is encouraged to come out and

                   enjoy the day!  Come out and meet new friends!

 

FEATURES:

  • Onsite resources for benefits, housing, medical, education, employment, food,                                                        mental health.

  • All Day Live Entertainment

  • Recognition ceremonies which will include the following:

    • Quilts of Valor

    • Missing Man Ceremony

    • Flag Folding Ceremony and the meaning behind each fold.

  • Military displays  

  • Art and activities tents- play card games, do an art project, yard games, and there will be a Branch of Service War game!   

  • Kid zone will feature prizes and activities i.e., yard games, face painting, make a button, art projects, and more! 

  • Lawn games

  • Time Machine Landing Zone!  The community is encouraged to adopt                                                                                  an era of service and make a display or dress in military clothing from                                                                              the era you are representing. We would like to have all eras of service                                                                                 represented from 1776-Present.  Some exhibits may feature topographic                                                                       maps showing different units theater of operations.

 

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    • WWII Veteran visits a display that one of the families put together as part of a home-school project.  The display was very meaningful to this gentleman and his family!  

  • Veteran Owned Businesses

  • Veteran Organizations

  • Prize giveaways!

  • Dunking booth!

  • Lawn space to bring a blanket or chair and sit on the lawn and listen to great music!

  • Much more!

 

 

WWII Display at VETFEST
 

Community Partnership for Veterans

Craig Fleck with HAMMERHEAD HDC designed this logo and spent many many hours consulting Veterans and created something that would best represent our organization. We told him we wanted all Service Members / Veterans from all branches and eras of service to feel connected when they see the logo.  His color choices were carefully chosen as well-- Navy best represented U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the tan color best represented U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, and National Guard.

BRIDGING THE GAPS THROUGH PROJECTS & EVENTS

Flag Day Celebration

Tuesday,  June 14, 2022

1100 Fort Negley Blvd.  Nashville, TN 37203

 

12:00 PM 

Free lunch provided after the ceremony

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Last year's Flag Day 2021

 

Save the Date!

 

VETFEST &

Heroes Stroll 2022

10/1/22

More news on this will be released mid-June, 2022!

Davidson County Coordinating Council's

Davidson County

Regional Veterans Day Parade

Downtown Nashville

Meet us in front of the downtown Nashville Subaru  

1512 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

On 

November 11, 2022

 Parade

11:00 AM