2017 Events


Annual Military Ball ~ Saturday, November 4 • 5 pm - 10 pm • By invitation

Join us for the 21st Annual Military Ball. The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation's 21st Annual Military Ball will be November 4, 2017 at the beautiful Fess Parker Resort. The annual ball brings together honored guests, veterans, and active duty military for an unforgettable evening of dinner, dancing, moving tributes, and live music. Contact info@pcvf.org to be added to the mailing list.

Vietnam Veterans Lunch With Colonel Jack Jacobs, Medal Of Honor Recipient ~ Saturday, November 4, 11am - 1:00 pm • $20.00, collected at the door.

Veterans of the Vietnam War with find this an exceptional opportunity to meet this highly decorated veteran. Join us to share out stories and enjoy lunch at the Elks Club, 150 N Kellogg Ave, Santa Barbara. RSVP info@pcvf.org. This event is co-sponsored with  VVA Chapter 218.

Granada Theatre's Movies That Matter ~ Friday, November 10, 7:00 pm • $10 at the door, those in uniform get in free

The Granada Theater will be showcasing the documentary Thank You For Your Service , a nationally acclaimed documentary, co-directed by our own local Veteran, William T. Rodriquez. VIP cocktail reception to honor the memory of Tracie Gunderson, at 6:00 pm. $50, includes a meet and greet and admission to the movie.

Veterans Memorial Walk Re-dedication ~ Sunday, November 5, 1:30 pm • Free

The Veterans Memorial Walk Rededication will take place at Elings Park, Well Fargo Amphitheater, 1298 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara. Join us as we kick-off the renovation project in partnership with the Eilings Park Foundation. Learn how you can get involved in this meaningful project. Community leaders will be in attendance, and refreshments will be served.

Veterans Day Ceremony ~ Saturday, November 11 • 10 – 11 am • Free

This one-hour ceremony at the Santa Barbara Cemetery with the Santa Barbara Choral Society is a poignant tribute to all veterans. This event is co-hosted with VFW Post 1649.

Veterans Parade ~ Sunday, November 12 • Noon - 1 pm • Free

The Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade is a star spangled salute to all veterans complete with WWII vehicles and re-enactors, heroes from all branches of the military, a Huey helicopter, and historic military aircraft flyovers! Come cheer on our heroes past and present as the parade makes its way down State Street to Cabrillo Blvd., finishing at the Carriage Museum for the Salute to Vets celebration.

Parachute Landing ~ Sunday, November 12 • 1:30 pm (approximately) • Free

Follow the parade down State Street to watch in awe as skydiving members of the Patriot Parachute Team perform in the sky above the waterfront, landing in Cabrillo Blvd. Join us at the Carriage Museum to kick off the 5th Annual Salute to Vets.

5th Annual Salute to Vets ~ Sunday, November 12 • noon - 5:00 pm

The Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation and Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation present an afternoon with live music, food, military vehicles on display, and local beer and wine vendors.  Join the fun and help support local area vets and their families at the Carriage Museum, 129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Cost is a $5 donation at the door. Veterans and children under 12 get in free.