2021 Vet Fest Lake County

Published on October 22, 2021

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Vet Fest Lake County is a family friendly, 3-day event to pay tribute to our Active Military, Veterans, 1st Responders and the families and friends who support them. Proceeds raised will help two Lake County not-for-profit organizations, The Last Ride and One Team One Fight 4 PTSD.

October 29 – October 31, 2021 the City of Eustis will host both the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall and the War on Terrorism Wall in Downtown Eustis. Additional Vet Fest activities include a Gala Dinner, 5K Run/Walk in Umatilla, and Bed Races hosted by Gator Harley Davidson and the Nam Knights MC “Green Swamp Chapter”. The weekend will be capped off on Sunday afternoon with a Veterans Day Parade through Eustis ending with the closing ceremony at the Walls.

On Friday, October 29, the event will kick-off with the escorted arrival of the Memorial Walls from LifePointe Church (3551 E. Orange Ave.) to Downtown Eustis by the Lake County Sherriff’s Office (LCSO), the Eustis Police Department, and the Eustis Fire Department. Set-up of the Moving Walls will begin at 10 am, with an opening ceremony starting at 6 pm in Ferran Park
(250 Ferran Park Dr.).

On Saturday, October 30, the morning will begin at 7:30 am with 5k Run / Walk in Umatilla. Meanwhile in Downtown Eustis, vendors and live music will be available beginning at 1pm in Ferran Park. Nam Knights M/C “Green Swamp Chapter” and Gator Harley Davidson will host a Bed Race in Leesburg at noon. Registration is $250.00 and bed “rental” is $50.00. Following Bed Races, bikers are encouraged to join an escorted ride by the LCSO from Gator Harley to the traveling Walls in Eustis.

The weekend will then be capped by a Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Eustis starting at the Eustis Armory
(605 S. Bay Street) on Sunday, October 31 at 3 pm. The parade will honor the courageous service members that honorably served and fought for our nation’s freedoms. Participating Veteran businesses and organizations, Honor Guards, ROTC units, marching bands, decorative floats and local supporters will be in the parade. Following the Parade, a Closing Ceremony will begin at 4:30 pm in Ferran Park.

Additionally, Hometown Heroes Banners were installed on the decorative streetlights in the downtown Eustis and at Sunsational Farms in Umatilla. Lake County citizens and businesses purchased these banners that feature an honorably discharged veteran or active duty armed forces member. These banners will be up till November 12, 2021, Please visit https://www.artisanlaserguild.com/ for more information about the project.

 

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