Charlotte, N.C., is the host city to the 117th VFW National Convention, July 23-27, 2016. 

Thousands of VFW and Auxiliary members from around the world will convene for the five-day event at the Charlotte Convention Center, located in the heart of "Queen City." Few cities of Charlotte’s size can lay claim to the thriving arts, music, cuisine, shopping and sports scene, all combined with a healthy dose of regal southern hospitality. 

With over 200 parks, the largest man-made recirculating whitewater river in the world and, too many dining and shopping opportunities to count, Charlotte offers something for everyone.  

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Convention housing reservation forms are now available. Additional 117th VFW National Convention information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

To register for the 117th VFW National Convention, please log in to the VFW website here.





KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Be sure to have your electronic devices ready as the VFW prepares to stream coverage from the 117th VFW National Convention on www.vfw.org, live from the Charlotte Convention Center.

Approximately 10,000 VFW and VFW Auxiliary members and guests are expected to attend the weeklong convention in downtown Charlotte, N.C., July 23-27. Live streaming will begin with the annual memorial service at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) on July 24, and continue for the duration of the convention beginning at 8:00 a.m. daily, and culminating with the election and installation of new VFW officers on Wednesday. 

Monday’s lineup includes the presentation of the VFW Armed Forces Award to the U.S. Army Special Forces, the VFW Hall of Fame Award to Rob Riggle, and appearances by many other notable guests. 

New this year, the VFW has launched a new mobile app to give attendees the tools needed to make the most of their visit. As the official mobile guide to the 117th VFW National Convention, the app is available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

The new app ensures attendees will receive important notifications and reminders throughout the conference, have instant access to the daily agenda, the opportunity to connect with other attendees and more!

With an agenda packed with distinguished guests and presentations, a private performance from renowned The Oak Ridge Boys and the installation of the next VFW National Commander Brian Duffy, you won’t want to miss a single thing! Stay updated by searching #VFWConvention on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to follow us on social media or log on to www.vfw.org/conventionlive for regular updates during the convention.