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Event Agenda

PREVIEW OF EVENTS FOR NATIONAL CONVENTION 2018
August 24 – 30, 2018
Minneapolis Convention Center – Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
8:00AM – 4:30PM Badges and Packets Prep for Departments
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
9:00AM – 3:00PM National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
9:00AM – 3:00PM National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
Thursday, August 23, 2018
8:00AM – 5:00PM National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
Friday, August 24, 2018
8:00AM – 5:00PM National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
8:00AM – 3:30PM Exhibit Hall and Emblem Sales
Hall C, Level One
11:30AM – 4:30PM Color Guard/Band Contests Meeting
MCC, Room 200, Sections D-G, Level Two, Click here for more information.
5:00PM Color Guard Competition
14 Color Guards will be competing in the Color Guard Competition , Click here for more information.
7:00PM Pre-Season Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks
Tickets MAY still be available. Click here for information.
Saturday, August 25, 2018
8:00AM – 4:30PM Badges and Packets Prep for Departments
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
8:00AM – 5:00PM National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
8:00AM – 3:30PM Exhibit Hall and Emblem Sales
Hall C, Level One
8:00AM – 2:00PM Blood Drive
Hall C – Level 1, Click here for information
8:00AM Convention Commission
HM, Duluth, Third Floor
1:00PM Competitive Concert Band Contest performance
Contest will be held in the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium. Six Legion bands will be competing.
2:00PM Parade Meeting
MCC, Room 103, Sections D-F, Level One
6:10PM American Legion Family Night at Target Field with the Minnesota Twins
Come and support Commander Rohan as she throws out the first pitch. See website for ticket information. Tickets are still available.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
8:00AM – 12:00PM Badges and Packets Prep for Departments
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
8:00AM – 3:00PM National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
8:00AM – 2:00PM Exhibit Hall and Emblem Sales
Hall C, Level One
10:30AM Patriotic Memorial Service featuring the Minnesota Boychoir
Their prelude will start at 10:30AM; actual service starts at 11:00AM, Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium
3:00PM Parade Reviewing Stand
Nicollet and 13th Street
4:00PM National Convention Parade
Great parade route going right through the heart of downtown Minneapolis, starting at 5th Street and Nicollet Mall and ending at 12th and Nicollet. The Department of Minnesota’s Post Parade Party will be held in the Minneapolis Convention Center. See website for more information. Click here for Parade Map.
4:45PM – 9:00PM National Convention Post Parade Party
Ball Room B, Level One. Click here for more information.
Monday, August 27, 2018
8:00AM – 5:00PM National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
8:00AM – 3:30PM Exhibit Hall and Emblem Sales
Hall C, Level One
7:05PM Minnesota Warriors Hockey exhibition game
Click here for flyer.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
8:00AM – 5:00PM National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
8:00AM – 2:00PM Exhibit Hall and Emblem Sales
Hall C, Level One
8:00AM General Session
Make sure you are in your seats for the Opening Ceremony. Prelude starts at 8:00AM; Opening starts at 8:30AM
6:30PM National Commander’s Banquet
Your National Commander has selected Three Dog Night as the Banquet Entertainment. Currently, sold out. If you have tickets available, kindly advise as we have a waiting list of Departments needing more tickets. MCC, Hall E, Level One
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
8:00AM – 5:00PM National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
Thursday, August 30, 2018
8:00AM – Till National Headquarters Staff Offices
MCC, Hall A, Lower Level
Experience the Twin Cities tour company has provided a variety of sightseeing opportunities while in/around Minneapolis.    Registration information is on our website. Click here for information.
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