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Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade and Celebration

Torrance’s annual tribute to America’s armed forces is celebrating its 60th year! A full weekend of activities is planned May 17-19, with the famous parade on Torrance Boulevard on Saturday the 18th, 1:30 to 3:30.

Free concerts on Friday, 1:30 and 7:30

Free concerts by the Navy Band Southwest at the James Armstrong theater. Call the box office to reserve your tickets. (310-781-7171)

Military exhibitions on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Military equipment, vehicles, and aircraft on display for the public at the Del Amo Mall. (The east parking lot on Madrona Ave.)

5K for Freedom on Saturday

Dedicated to local WWII veteran Louis Zamperini, the 5K run/walk starts Saturday morning at 8. Register at

Each year’s celebration focuses on a different service branch.┬áThis year Torrance is highlighting the Navy and Rear Admiral Babette Bolivar is serving as Grand Marshall. Extra attention is paid to local members of the military, both veterans and those on active duty. Torrance Boulevard is already lined with banners featuring portraits of Hometown Heroes.

Torrance Armed Forces Parade

Miss last year’s parade? You can watch it here:


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