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Veterans Day includes events and deals in Broward that offer an opportunity to display appreciation for those in the armed forces.

Usually events are free.  Occasionally, reservations  may be required. Some events and deals are open to the public, and others are for veterans and military.

Veterans Day is November 11 every year and honors the veterans of all who have served in the U.S. military. The day was chosen in remembrance of Nov. 11, 1918, when an armistice was reached in World War I.

Veterans are also being honored with events in Miami-Dade County, events in Palm Beach County and a variety of free meals and other deals around the nation.

Thank you for your service.

Veterans Day events in 2023 in Broward


Plantation Walk is a plaza with shops and restaurants is featuring a Veterans Day event 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. November 11  with live entertainment, a display of vehicles and other festivities.

Plantation Walk is at 200 NW  82nd Avenue, Plantation 33324

The event includes

  • Plantation High School Army ROTC
  • DJ Scotty B
  • live entertainment, including Dominic Delaney
  • car and truck show


Veterans Day barbecue and festivities for Hollywood veterans and active-duty forces is 12 p.m. November 11 at TY Park, 3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood 33020.  Military ID required for free entry. RSVP at 954-921-3404, event is limited to 400 people.  Each participant is permitted 1 guest.

RSVP Mondays – Thursdays @ 954-921-3404


Veterans Day indoor event with speakers is 10:30 a.m. November 11 in Sunrise

Venue: Sunrise Civic Center is at 10610 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise


Veterans Day event is 9:30 a.m. November 11 at Veterans Park, 1776 Lauderdale West Drive. The event is offered livestreamed on Facebook.

Wilton Manors

Veterans Day event with light refreshments is 11 a.m. –  1 p.m. November 11 at Hagen Park community center.  The address is 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors 33305.

Fort Lauderdale

Feeding South Florida InterMiami CF and Publix  Veterans Appreciation Luncheon is 11 a.m. November 11 in Fort Lauderdale.  The event is for military veterans and a guest, while space is available. RSVP is required online.


Veterans Day event 10:30 a.m. November 11 includes the National Anthem. The  Armed Forces Salute is performed by The Miamians.

Participants include

  • Dan Gately, retired Navy Lieutenant Commander, Retired.  
  • vocalist Chantal Deshaies
  • Celtic Bagpipe Team

Venue is Veterans Park, 7825 Southgate Boulevard, Tamarac


Veterans Day event 3:30 p.m. November 11 at Veterans Park, 7600 NW 50th Street, Lauderhill 33351


Veterans Day event is 10 a.m. November 11 at El Prado Park 4500 El Mar Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.


Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. November 8, with the first hour reserved for military spouses and veterans.  It's at Plantation Central Park, 9151 NW 2nd St., Plantation 33324

Fort Lauderdale

Entertainment, food vendors and games at a free event for veterans and their families and others 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. November 4 in Fort Lauderdale.

The event includes

  • balloon art
  • magic
  • vendors

The event is at Delevoe Park, 2520 NW 6th Street,  Fort Lauderdale 33311

Please return to this feature as other events are included.

Photo: Red Lobster

Veterans Day deals in Broward

  • ‘Little Shop of Horrors' November 11 and 12 in Broward offers free tickets for veterans with password VET.  Purchase tickets online. The venue is Miramar Cultural Center
  • Ikea
      • With purchase of an adult entree, receive 1 or 2 free kids entrees. The offer is valid Veterans Day for active duty personnel with ID
      • Free entree November 10-12 for US military and veterans

Other Ikea restaurant deals

  • 26 Degree Brewing  Hot Dogs for Heroes, free hot dogs for veterans 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. November 10 at 26 Degree Brewing, 954-532-6964, 2600 E. Atlantic Boulevard, Pompano 33062. The event includes DJ,  live band,  JEEP show, raffle and art auction.
  • Flamingo Gardens For Veterans Day, Flamingo Gardens offers free entry for military and veterans and 25% off for immediate family members in their party. Other days, veterans and military receive a regular discounted fee, which is $17.56, 954 473-2955, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie
  • Butterfly World regularly offers military and veterans 25% off, and the discount is valid for everyone in the party. There is also a printable $5 off coupon online. 954-977-4434. Located in Tradewinds Park, South, at 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek
  • Participating Ikea stores are offering 15% discount valid to November 22 for eligible purchases in  stores for veterans and active U.S. military and their spouses

Other Veterans Day deals and events

Credit: Veterans Day parade in Wellington.

Calendar of Veterans Day events in South Florida

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