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Veterans Day deals and events in South Florida

In honor of Veterans Day 2022, festivities in South Florida include public events with speakers, live entertainment, parades, and lots of deals from restaurants,  popular local attractions and vendors.

Special note: All National Park Service sites that normally charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone in celebration of Veterans Day. 

Some discounts and free entry opportunities are valid on Veterans Day, November 11, and lots of deals for veterans and active-duty personnel are offered other dates as well.  Several deals are valid for everyone.

Usually military ID is required for discounts and free offers.

Please return to this feature as other Veterans Day events and deals for 2022 are added.

To folks in the armed forces, a hearty thank you for your service.

Lots of venues offer discounts or free entry for military. Photo/Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale

 

Veteran’s Day restaurant & retail deals

Applebee’s

Applebee’s is offering veterans and active-duty military members a free meal from a select Veterans Day menu.

Krispy Kreme

Enjoy a sweet break on Veterans Day. Veterans can enjoy a free doughnut and small coffee November 11 at Krispy Kreme.  The offer is available in-shop or at the drive-thru. 

Pollo Tropical

Pollo Tropical is offering active-duty and veterans with ID a free chicken dinner on Veterans Day with 2 side dishes

Humane Society of Broward, deal for everyone

Humane Society of Broward is offering half-price discounts November 7 – 13 on adoption fees for eligible pets at least 1 year old. Feature: Humane Society offers Veterans Day  half-price adoption fees for everyone

Sprouts

November 11-13 Sprouts Farmers Market is offering veterans, active-duty and retired military members 10% off groceries. The discount excludes tax, alcohol, postage and gift cards. Not valid online or for prior purchases. 

Outback

Participating Outback Steakhouse restaurants offer military and veterans with ID 10% off their tab, excluding alcohol. The offer is valid any time.

Josie’s Ristorante

Josie’s Ristorante offers veterans and active duty military with a valid military ID will receive 20% off November 11 for dine-in lunch and dinner entrées, 650 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach,  561-364-9601

Boston Market, deal for everyone

Boston Market is offering a $5 Pot Pie on November 11 — coupon required. The deal is open to all customers. 

Free order of Spring rolls

Sea Kitchen, Eat District, Lemongrass Asian Bistro and Ganzo Sushi restaurants in  Wellington, Boca Raton, Boynton and Delray are offering veterans a free order of springs rolls November 11 with a valid military ID.

Ramen Lab Eatery

Ramen Lab Eatery restaurants in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Delray offer veterans November 11 a free order of dumplings.

Lime Fresh Mexican

Veterans and active-duty service members can enjoy 10% off at all LIME Fresh Mexican Grill locations on Veterans Day (and every day) with proof in-store only. 

Denny’s

All active, non-active and military personnel are eligible for Veterans Day with a hearty breakfast  5 a.m. to noon on November 11 at Denny’s. The popular diner is serving them a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast.

7-Eleven

This Veterans Day, 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes are offering a FREE Quarter-Pound Big Bite 100% all-beef hot dog in honor of veterans. The offer is available November 11 in-store and via delivery through the 7NOW app 

Dunkin’

Participating Dunkin’ shops are offering a free donut November 11 for military and veterans. No purchase required.  Valid for in-person patrons while supplies last, one per person.

Hooter’s

Hooter’s is offering military eat free November 11 from a special Veterans Day menu, with the purchase of a beverage,

Miller’s Ale House

Miller’s Ale House offers veterans and military members 50% off an entree November 11, with valid ID required.

Menchie’s

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is offering veterans and active-duty military the first six ounces of free frozen yogurt and toppings.

BJ’s

BJ’s Restaurant offers veterans and military a free entree from a designated menu and a Dr. Pepper drink November 11 with military ID.

Red Lobster

Participating Red Lobster restaurants offer veterans and other military free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, fries, and coleslaw. The offer is valid 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. November 11 for dine-in and take-out orders placed in-restaurant. Valid military ID or proof of service is required.

Target

Target is offering from October 30 to November 12 veterans and active military 10% off two separate purchases.

Yard House

Yard House offers veterans and active-duty military a free appetizer November 11 with a valid military ID. Valid for dine-in orders.

Carrabba’s

For Veterans Day, Carrabba’s offers eligible active-duty and veterans a free appetizer or dessert with a soft beverage. Valid for dining in the restaurant, with no purchase required.

Regular deal, the restaurants offer 10% off to military, veterans and first responders.

Bob Evans 

Veterans and active duty military receive a free meal November 11 at Bob Evans .

The select Veterans Day menu includes  Country Biscuit Breakfast, Brioche French Toast, The Mini Sampler, Buttermilk Hotcakes, Soup & Salad Combo, Country Fried Steak Dinner Bell Plate and Mushroom & Onion Chopped Steak Dinner Bell Plate. 

Bonefish Grill

Vets are honored every day at Bonefish Grill. The restaurant’s Heroes Discount is offered regularly  — 10% off for all service members, veterans and first responders.

California Pizza Kitchen

Vets can grab a slice of this Veterans Day offer from California Pizza Kitchen.  November11, veterans and active military enjoy a free non-alcoholic beverage and choice of an entrée from a prix fixed menu. Veterans Day menu

Chili’s

Vets and active military members can heat up Veterans Day November 11 at Chili’s. Vets enjoy a free entrée.

The select Veterans Day menu includes the following: Chicken Crispers, Margarita Grilled Chicken, Soup & Salad, Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas, Just Bacon Burger, Oldtimer with Cheese and Cajun Chicken Pasta.

Car Wash

November 11 Grace For Vets is offering a FREE car wash. Valid for veterans and military personnel on Veterans Day, thanks to car wash locations across the country. For participating locations, click here

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Vets and active-military members can make a pit stop on Veterans Day at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit for a meaty offer. The popular barbecue restaurant is giving them a free pulled pork sandwich with promo code VETFREE. The offer can be redeemed in-store for carryout or online for pick-up. 

Dollar General

Stretch your dollar even more at Dollar General. Veterans, active-duty military and their families receive 20% off qualifying in-store purchases — from November 10 to 13. Eligible customers need to complete a military credential verification process online at dollargeneral.com/military and add the discount as a DG digital coupon

Einstein Bros. Bagels

On November 11, vets can sip on a complimentary coffee at Einstein Bros. Bagels. The bagel shop is pouring them a FREE iced or hot coffee (any size) with any purchase on Veterans Day. 

Wendy’s

Wendy’s is offering 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. November 11 offers veterans and active-duty personnel a free breakfast combo.

Fazoli’s

On November10 and 11, Fazoli’s is offering active military and veterans a free regular spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara sauce.

Golden Corral

 Veterans and active military can satisfy their hunger at Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Night. On November 14, the popular buffet restaurant is serving a free “Thank You” Meal from 5 p.m. to close.

The offer is open to any person who has served in the U.S. Military, including retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard or Reserves. To date, Golden Corral has served more than 6 million meals, as part of the annual celebration. 

Goodyear Auto Service

All active, former and retired military members and first responders can take advantage of Goodyear Auto Service‘s FREE inspections on tires, brakes and batteries, as well as an additional 10% off tires and services.

Eligible customers who present a valid ID can schedule car care check appointments between November 10 and 14 and redeem service through November 17

Sport Clips

Veterans and active-duty service members can get a FREE haircut at Sports Clips on Veterans Day

Great Clips

Vets can cut their grooming costs on Veterans Day at Great Clips. The popular salon is offering FREE haircuts to veterans and active military on November 11. 

Vets not in need of a haircut on Nov. 11 can pick up a card good for a FREE haircut — valid from Nov. 12 to Dec. 9

Hard Rock Cafe

Vets can rock out at Hard Rock Cafe on Nov. 11. The popular rock-and-roll memorabilia restaurant is serving veterans and active-duty military members one of its signature entrées for FREE on Veterans Day — a Legendary Burger. Availability may vary by location, so check first

Red Robin

Veterans and active military can take a bite of an American classic at Red Robin. The family-friendly restaurant is offering a FREE Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Nov. 11. 

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday is offering veterans its Endless Garden Bar November 11 for free.  Samsung

Vets enjoy an electrifying discount at Samsung, all year long. Thanks to its Military Discount Program, the electronics company provides discounts — to active military personnel and their families, as well as veterans — on phones, tablets, smartwatches and more at Samsung.com

Schlotzsky’s

From Nov. 11 to 30, Schlotzsky’s is offering FREE chips and a small drink with an entrée purchase (sandwich, salad, pizza, flatbread, calzone or pick 2) to veterans and active-duty service members. 

Smokey Bones

Smokey Bones is offering a FREE entrée for veterans and active military on Nov. 11.

The select Veterans Day menu includes the following: meatloaf entree, 8-piece boneless wings or pulled pork sammie. Each entrée come with a side — choose from fries, baked beans, roasted corn or coleslaw.

Sport Clips

Veterans and active-duty service members can get a FREE haircut at Sports Clips on Veterans Day. In addition, the salon will donate $2 for every haircut service provided on Nov. 11 to the VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program.”

Starbucks

On November 11, Starbucks is pouring a complimentary cup of coffee for veterans, military service members and their spouses. Qualifying customers can sip on a FREE Tall hot brewed coffee (12-oz.) New this year, the offer has been expanded to also include a FREE Tall iced coffee. 

Smoothie King

Sip on smoothie for Veterans Day! Smoothie King is offering any active or retired military member a FREE 20-oz. smoothie on Nov. 11.

Target

In honor of Veterans Day, Target is offering all U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families 10% off two separate purchases through Nov. 12. (Some exclusions apply.) To receive the offer, you must first confirm eligibility by registering here. After verification, the exclusive one-Target Circle offer will be available in customer’s account to use in-store or online. 

TCBY

Vets and active military can chill out on Veterans Day at TCBY. The frozen yogurt shop is giving them their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt and toppings for FREE on Nov. 11. If vets swirl more than 6 ounces, they can just pay the difference.

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse will honor veterans and active military with a special “Texas-Size Thank You For Serving Our Country” giveaway on Veterans Day

On Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant will distribute meal vouchers to veterans and military members. The voucher is valid is through May 23, 2023 and can be redeemed for a FREE entrée from a select menu of 10 entrées, as well as two sides and a non-alcoholic beverage. 

Twin Peaks

For Veterans Day, Twin Peaks is offering free Veterans Day Lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local time). Veterans enjoy a free meal from a select menu. 

Walgreens

Stock up on savings at Walgreens for the Veterans Day weekend. Veterans, military and their families receive 20% off eligible regular-priced items from November 11-14 for in-store shopping. myWalgreens is membership is required. 

Wendy’s

Wendy’s offers veterans and active duty U.S. Militar a free breakfast combo  — during breakfast hours November 11, which is usually 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Yard House

Vets and active duty military will definitely measure up on Veterans Day at Yard House. The restaurant is serving them a FREE appetizer

Hooters

All active-duty and retired military enjoy a FREE entrée at Hooters on Veterans Day. The offer requires the purchase of a beverage.

The select Veterans Day menu includes the following: Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hooters Burger or 10-Piece Boneless Wings

IHOP

All military veterans can hop over to IHOP on Veterans Day for a fluffy freebie. On November. 11, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (local time), the popular diner is serving them a free stack of Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes

Little Caesars

Veterans and active military get a FREE Lunch Combo at Little Caesars, which includes a 4-slice DEEP!DEEP! Dish pizza and a 20-ounce Pepsi product. The offer is only available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Logan’s Roadhouse

On Nov. 11, Logan’s Roadhouse is inviting active and retired service members to enjoy a FREE meal on Veterans Day — from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (local time).

The select Veterans Day menu includes the following: Bayou Shrimp, Chicken Tenders, Chopped Steak, Pork Chop, Pulled Pork Plate and Steak Tips, as well as a side — choose from chips, cole slaw, corn, fries, green beans, mashed potatoes or rice.

McCormick & Schmick’s

Veterans Day is an opportunity for McCormick & Shmick’s to honor those who have served our country. Veterans of the U.S. military and National Guard, Gold Star parents and Gold Star spouses are invited to enjoy a select entrée at 50% off on Nov. 13. 

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

All veterans and active-duty military receive their first 6 ounces of frozen yogurt and toppings for FREE on Veterans Day at Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. If vets swirl more than 6 ounces, just pay the difference.

Chuck E. Cheese

Say cheese! Active duty, National Guard, retired service members or veterans receive a FREE personal one-topping pizza at Chuck E. Cheese. The offer’s promo code is #5970

Cicis Pizza

Cicis Pizza is inviting all veterans and active-duty military to enjoy a FREE buffet on Veterans Day. A drink is not included

 

 

Attractions in Broward

Photo/Butterfly World

Butterfly World

Butterfly World in north Broward regularly offers military and veterans 25% off, and the discount is valid for everyone in the party. 

Regular prices are $32.50 for guests age12 and older, $22.50 for children age 3-11 and free for age 2 and younger. With a 25% discount, the price for adults is about $24.50.  Other discounts are offered.

The attraction is in Tradewinds Park. The park entry fee weekends and holidays is $1.50 for ages 6 and older. Butterfly World is at 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek 33073, 954-977-4434, Feature: Butterfly World: $5 off & other discounts

Photo/Flamingo Gardens

Broward Fair

Broward County Fair is offering free entry for

 

Flamingo Gardens

For Veterans Day November 11, Flamingo Gardens offers free entry for military and veterans and 25% off for immediate family members in their party. With Veterans Day family discounts, prices are  $16.46 for adults and children $11.96 for kids

Other days, veterans and military receive a regular discounted fee, which is $17.56.

Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie, 33330. Information is available by phone  954-473-2955 & on the website. Feature: Flamingo Gardens  offers wildlife, events & discount opportunities

Xtreme Action Park

Xtreme Action Park indoor arcade and recreation venue offers a regular promotion for military of 10% off, 5300 Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale 33309, 954-491-6265, Feature: Deals & Events at Xtreme Action Park

MODS

Museum of Discovery & Science offers veterans free entry to IMAX on November 11, 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale 33312, 954-467-6637, website

Bonnet House

Bonnet House museum & gardens is offering veterans a 2-for-1 deal 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 11  when accompanying another person paying the regular price, which is $25.  Regular discounts include $3 off for military with identification.  900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954-563-5393 Feature: Discounts at Historic Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale

 

Attractions in Miami-Dade

Fairchild Botanic Garden

Fairchild Botanic  Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables 33156, 305-667-1651

Regular offer for veterans & active military personnel is free entry. 

Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami regularly offers 50 percent off for active and former U.S. military personnel and 25 percent off for up to six additional people in the party. Military photo identification is required with purchase. 

For Veterans Day, Zoo Miami is offering free entry November 10 to November 13 for military and veterans with eligible Identification, and 50 percent off for up to six people in the party.

Vizcaya

Vizcaya, 3251 S. Miami Ave. , Miami 33129, 305-250-9133

Regular offer for active duty military personnel & veterans is free entry. 

Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium is offering active and retired military personnel free entry November 11-13 with valid ID. Up to 6 family members receive 50% off entry fee. Regular entry fee is $49.99.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art 770 NE 125th street, North Miami 33161, 305-893-6211

Regular offer for veterans is free entry. 

Attractions in Greater Palm Beach

Photo/Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

 Jupiter Lighthouse

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers free entry in November for US Veterans. Display valid US Military Veterans ID.

Jupiter Lighthouse is at 500 Captain Armour’s Way, 561-747-8380. Feature: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse offers nature & history.

Norton Museum of Art

Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach 33401, 561-832-5196.  Regular offer is free entry for veterans and military with ID, and up to 4 others in their party. 

Photo/Silverball Retro Arcade

Silverball

Silverball Arcade offers veterans and military a discounted rate of $5,  19 NE Third Avenue, Delray Beach 33483. Feature: Silverball Retro Arcade offers discounts

Morikami

Morikami Museum,  4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach 33446, 561-495-0233, website

Regular offer for active military personnel is  a discounted rate of $13. The regular rate for adults is $15.

For everyone, discounts are offered November 11 -13 for some gift store items.

Photo/Mounts Botanical Garden

Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Zoo  regularly offers veterans and active military free entry, and 50% off for up to 3 family members. 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach 33405.

Mounts Botanical Garden

Venue is not open Veterans Day.

Regular discount offer for military with ID is $10. Regular adult price is $12. 

Mounts Botanical Garden 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach 33415, 561-233-1757

Cox Science Center

Cox Science Center 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach 33405, 561-832-1988. Regular offer is free entry for veterans and active military and up to 3 others in their party.

Veterans Day Events include

Sunrise

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.

Miami Beach

Veterans Day parade is 11:11 a.m. November 11 on Ocean Drive from  Fifth Street to 15th Street. Marching bands. Military organizations. F16 flyover.  12 p.m. festivities at Lummus Park include an All Veteran Parachute Team demonstration. Watch in person or livestream on the Facebook page.

Plantation

Veterans Day event is 9:30 a.m. November 11 at Veterans Park, 1776 Lauderdale West Drive, Plantation. Participate in person or watch live on Facebook.

Fort Lauderdale

Veterans Day event featuring a variety of veterans organizations is 11 a.m. November 11 on Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale around Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312. Free parking offered at the Arts & Science District garage, enter on Southwest Fifth Avenue.

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

Veterans Day event is 10 a.m. November 11 at Jarvis Hall, 4505 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Information, 954-640-4200 or online.

Royal Palm Beach

Veterans Day event is 10 a.m. November 11 featuring speakers and live music. Venue: Royal Palm Beach cultural center, 151 Civic Center Way, Royal Palm Beach 33411.

Hollywood

Veterans Day barbecue and festivities for Hollywood veterans and active-duty forces is 12 p.m. – 2 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.

Miami Beach

For Veterans Day weekend, live entertainment, including patriotic songs, is featured 5 p.m. November 13 at Lummus Park between 14th Street and 14th Place
Miami Beach 33139. The public is invited to the free Ocean Drive Promenade music event presented by the Ocean Drive Association.  Entertainment includes Miami Beach Music Festival and Stamps Brass Quintet  Bring a blanket or folding chair.

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