Patriot Day Festival 2022

The public is invited to join together in remembrance of the tragic events which took place September 11th, 2001, Patriot Day Festival will focus on patriotism, community, fellowship and music, Saturday, September 10th, 10 am to 8:30pm, in the Roubidoux, Waynesville City Park.

The Opening ceremony kicks off with the WHS JROTC Color Guard, Presentation of Colors and National Anthem, followed by the invocation and Moment of Silence by Brigade Chaplain JAJ Travis Hairston.

The focus of the event features the Remembrance Area. Throughout the day various activities will going on, so plan to spend the day. Peruse the classic car show and vendor booths. And there are plenty of activities planned for the kiddos, petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, festival games, face painting.

Various schools will be highlighting activities. Performances will be provided by the Richland School District, as well the Waynesville High School Band and Choir.

If you are looking for a new furry family member, the Waynesville-St Robert Animal Shelter will be showcasing available puppies and kittens from 11am-2pm.

Make sure to bring your chairs or a blanket and hang-out for live music from 3-8:30 pm. Songstress Ali Marie will be singing many of your favorites. Then start rocking it out with Dead Roads, and Nevermind the Scarecrow. It will be a fantastic evening of music in the park!

In addition to the festival, Food Trucks will be available at the Roubidoux Streatery, the Little Hero’s Playground, and the Splash Pad will be open. The Pulaski County Farmers Market will not be at their normal location. They will be joining Patriot Days on the festival grounds September 10th.

This event is coordinated by the Armed Services YMCA. Visit their website to see the full event schedule and connect with their Facebook for upcoming announcements.