Louisville's Kentucky International Convention Center

125th VFW National Convention

Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s more than 1.4 million combined membership at the weeklong VFW National Convention. While there, our mission is to approve new national priorities to guide our organization as we lobby Congress on issues important to the nation’s veterans, service members and their families.

Convention delegates also elect new leadership, as well as recognize prominent individuals and organizations for their support of veterans and military personnel.

The 125th VFW National Convention will be held July 27-Aug. 1, 2024, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Yes, Bourbon is a spirit that comes in a glass, but it’s also the spirit that defines its culture, arts and parks, and its creative energy. It’s this kind of spirit that helped create Louisville itself - a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality, and quirkiness with friendliness in a way that’s completely unique to its region.

Louisville is an entirely different type of Southern. With a booming bourbon renaissance, iconic attractions, world-class hotels & venues and a renowned culinary scene, Louisville is an experience like no other city.

In addition to elected representatives and notable speakers invited to address convention delegates, the VFW also presents several important national awards and citations. 

While convention housing typically opens in February, housing for the 125th VFW National Convention will open March 18, 2024, giving attendees an additional month to make their plans and reservations. Look for more information in March 2024.     

Important for this year: Shuttle services will NOT be available in Louisville for convention attendees. 


If you are interested in exhibiting at the 125th VFW National Convention in Louisville, July 27-Aug. 1, 2024, please email Vanessa Kane, CMP, CMM, at VKane@vfw.org to be placed on the invite list for information to go out in late January 2024.

To see sponsorship levels and offerings for 2024 convention, contact VFW Foundation Corporate & Foundation Relations director, Brooke Brown at BBrown@vfw.org to reserve your spot for next year.

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