Are you looking for ways to celebrate the men and women who have served in the armed forces this Veterans Day? You’re in luck because we’re going to showcase what you can do around Mesa to honor and celebrate those who have served.


Superstition Coffee










To start your Veterans Day off right, head over to Superstition Coffee inside the Queen Creek Olive Mill and support a veteran-owned business. This coffee roaster is family owned and operated by a husband and wife plus their two sons who are both veterans. Superstition Coffee is known for its small batch, fresh roasted coffee. You’re sure to enjoy this unique coffee experience.


East Valley Veterans Day Parade

Come experience the highlight of Veterans Day in the East Valley. Taking place in downtown Mesa on Veterans Day, this free parade showcases over 100 entries including military vehicles, WWII tanks, the Fallen Soldier Memorial, USS Arizona replica, Junior ROTC groups, military support groups, Mesa and Gilbert high school marching bands, East Valley city and town dignitaries, Girl and Boy Scout Troops, equestrian groups and much more. 

If you want great access to the parade, stay at the Marriott Phoenix/Mesa right in downtown Mesa which is just steps away from the light rail, providing excellent access to the city for your Veterans Day plans.


Commemorative Air Force Museum











Looking for an afternoon the whole family can enjoy? Head over to the Commemorative Air Force Museum and learn about the exciting history of flight in the military. The museum features numerous restored military planes and gliders and other memorabilia. On Veterans Day, the museum will be debuting its latest bird, Old Number 30, a WWII era plane that fought missions in Southern Europe. You can also have the chance to meet veterans from wars ranging from WWII to current day.

If you’re looking for a truly immersive experience, check out the flying aircraft rides where you’ll fly in one of these restored beauties. Options for flights range from a B-17 bomber to single engine planes. You won’t want to miss a chance to say you flew in history!

We hope you have a wonderful Veterans Day and Visit Mesa would like to thank all the men and women who have served. We’d also love to see how you celebrate Veterans Day. Just share your photos with us using #MesaCityLimitless.