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
6th 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 7, 2023
Registration begins at 09:00 AM
Stroll begins at 09:30 AM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
WHERE 506 Jordan Rd.
Franklin, TN 37067
WHY To bring the community, military families, friends, and supporters together for a fun-filled day of recognition,
entertainment, and activities.
PURPOSE The purpose of VETFEST is to celebrate military family service as a community, highlight Veteran owned businesses,
organizations, and resources.
HOW Event will be funded by businesses and donations via Sponsorships.
WHAT: VETFEST is a family-friendly festival and everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the day! Come out and
meet new friends!
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.
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!
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.
Veteran Owned Businesses
Lawn space to bring a blanket or chair and sit on the lawn and listen to great music!