2023 Veterans Day Free Activities, Events and Attractions

Table of Contents
  1. How To Get Veterans Day Discounts
  2. Featured Veterans Day Deals
  3. 2023 Veterans Day Free & Discounted Activities and Events
  4. Even More Veterans Day Savings

Veterans Day is a great day to remember and celebrate those who have served our nation in our armed forces. There are many ways to show our appreciation to those who have served.

Many cities, towns, and municipalities have a Veterans Day ceremony or parade to honor those who have served. I highly recommend attending one of these events if you have the opportunity.

They can be a fun way to meet other veterans, and the experience of being thanked by people you have never met can be humbling.

This page lists a variety of Veterans Day events and attractions for our nation’s servicemembers – past and present. We can’t list every local event. The best place for that information is your local city website or your local media. Instead, we have focused on locations that offer free admission to a larger population.

How To Get Veterans Day Discounts

In addition to offering discounted or free attractions and special events, organizations and companies may honor veterans by offering free meals, Veterans Day discounts, or free or discounted admission to museums.

Proof of service is recommended! This may include one of the following forms of ID or proof of service:

If you know of any events you’d like to see added here, please use our Contact Page. Priority will be given to those events that have the largest reach. In the meantime, take a look at all of the attractions and events available to you this Veterans Day.

Academy Sports Veterans Day Deal

Academy offers a discount to active military service members, veterans, and first responders. It’s our way of showing thanks and appreciation for all you do to protect our nation and serve in our local communities. Take 10% off your entire purchase online or in-store.

Bass Pro Shop Military Discount

5% off for military and veterans daily, both in-store and online. Bass Pro Shops will be increasing their military discount to 10% for Veterans Day, running from 11/10 – 11/13. Verification process is available on Bass Pro Shop’s Website and over the phone. The discount now also applies to firearms and ammunition purchases, and can be combined with other sales and promotions for even more savings. More info.

Home Depot Military discount

The 10% military discount is available every day for active duty and retirees, but not all veterans. The Home Depot® makes this offer available to all veterans on major military holidays, including Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and the 4th of July. Home Depot is offering all active duty personnel, reservists, retired military, veterans, and their families (with ID card) a 10 percent discount off their purchases in honor of Veteran’s Day. Some limitations may apply.

Microsoft Military Discount

The Microsoft Home Use program allows current military members and DoD workers to purchase Microsoft Office at a discounted rate. Please note this offer is only available to current military members, and those who work for select companies and organizations that participate in the Microsoft Home Use Program. Learn more about the Microsoft Office military discount.

2023 Veterans Day Free & Discounted Activities and Events

9/11 Memorial & Museum Veterans Day Deal
The 9/11 Memorial Museum will offer complimentary Museum admission to the military and veteran community, including U.S. active and retired military, U.S. military veterans, and Blue & Gold Star Families during their Salute to Service Nov. 9-13th.

Akron Zoo Veterans Day Deal
Free admission for all veterans with valid military ID. Immediate family members receive 50% off admission.

America’s Parade Veterans Day Parade
America’s Parade is a national Veterans Day parade held in New York City, NY. The parade will be on Veterans Day from 12/12:30 PM to 3:30/4 PM.

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA Veterans Day Deal
Military and veterans receive free admission. Friends and family will need to buy tickets at your local MWR/ITT office or by showing a Military ID card at the ticket window.

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens Veterans Day Deal
Free admission to Casa Romantica on Wednesday, November 11, 2021, in recognition of Veterans Day. Available for all current and former military members with proof of service. Casa Romantica also offers year-round free admission to active duty military servicemembers during public hours with current military ID.

Cincinnati Zoo Veterans Day Deal
Free admission for all military members to the Zoo on Memorial Day, July 4 and Veteran’s Day. Valid military, fire, or police ID is required to obtain a discount. Tickets must be purchased in person. Reservations are not required for military, fire, or police. However, all other guests and members need reservations to enter.
Year-round discount – military & first responders receive $5 off adults and child admission. Valid military, fire, or police ID is required to obtain discount. Tickets must be purchased in person and cannot be combined with any other discounts. All member of military receive a 10% discount on all Zoo membership levels (includes both active military and veterans).

Colonial Williamsburg Veterans Day Deal
Colonial Williamsburg is offering FREE admission during Veterans Day weekend, Friday through Sunday, November 11-13, to all active duty Military, Reservists, Retirees, Veterans, National Guardsmen and their immediate dependents.

Active duty receives one complimentary admission ticket per year (and as many as three direct dependents). Retired military and Veterans qualify for 25% discount on Single-day tickets or on Annual Passes for up to three direct dependents.

Columbus Zoo Veterans Day Deal
Veterans and active military personnel can enjoy half-priced admission to the Zoo for the day. Active-duty service members and veterans will need to present their military ID or other proof of service to receive this special admission offer.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Veterans Day Deal
Free admission for veterans and active-duty with up to 3 guests per service member.

Des Moines Botanical Center Veterans Day Deal
Free admission for veterans. Year-round $1-off military discount.

Disney World Military Discount
Disney World offers current military members discounted Park Hopper passes throughout the year. You can save a substantial amount by buying discounted tickets. Also, look into the Shades of Green Resort at Walt Disney World.

Knotts Berry Farm Military Tribute
Knott’s Berry Farm offers has an annual Military Tribute event in which they honor military members.

Year-round $25 discount on general admission tickets for active, retired military personnel and veterans.

LEGOLAND Florida Military Discount
As a special thanks for your service to our country, LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT is offering United States Military Members special pricing and promotions.

Millersview, TX Veterans Day Celebration
Millersview, Texas has been celebrating Veteran’s Day for over 100 years. There will be a presentation and then the typical brisket luncheon.

Mount Vernon Veterans Day Deal
FREE admission to Mount Vernon for all active duty, former, or retired military personnel. Military service members may pick up their free tickets upon arrival. Free tickets do not extend to service members’ family members or guests.

Museum of East Tennessee History Veterans Day Deal
Offering active-duty members and their families free admission the week of Veterans Day (Nov. 7-10). Offering free admission for veterans and active-duty members on the Saturday following Veterans Day (Nov. 12th). *Closed on actual Veterans Day*

Nashville Zoo Veterans Day Deal
Nashville Zoo and Regions Bank invite active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families to receive free admission during Military Appreciation Day.

National Corvette Museum Veterans Day Deal
November is ‘Military Appreciation Month’ at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. All military personnel, firefighters, police officers and first responders will receive ‘Free Admission’ during the month of November. All branches including active, veterans, and reserve members will be honored with free admission when presenting a military or service ID.

Year-round $5-off discount for active, veteran, or retired military with valid ID.

National Parks Veterans Day Discount
To honor America’s service men and women, the Secretary of the Interior has announced that areas managed by the National Park Service would not charge entrance fees for Veterans Day, November 11, 2022. Everyone is eligible, not just veterans.

National Veterans Day Ceremony
The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery and generally attracts around 5,000 visitors.

National WWI Museum and Memorial Veterans Day Deal
Located in Kansas City, MO, the WWI Museum is offering free general admission for veterans and active-duty military to the Museum and Memorial, Thursday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. In addition, general admission is half price for the public on Thursday, Nov. 11.
Year-round Military (Veterans & Active-Duty) Discount of $4 off admission tickets.

Newport Aquarium Veterans Day Deal
Adults can show a military ID at the ticket window to receive a $2 discount on admission. Dependent children can also receive a $2 discount on admission when accompanied by an adult with a military ID. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Newport Aquarium ticket window. Military ID must be presented at the time of purchase.

Seaworld Parks Military Discount
Seaworld Parks offers Active Duty Service Members free admission for them and up to 3 dependents to any of their parks once a year. Members of the military and as many as three direct dependents may enter SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, or Sesame Place parks with a single-day complimentary admission.
Through the Waves of Honor program, former military personnel and up to three guests may enjoy a 50% off discount on a SeaWorld® Orlando Single Day Ticket (limit of 4).

Veterans Day Parade Directory
If you don’t live in one of the cities mentioned above but still want to attend a Veterans Day parade, take a look at VetFriends.

VetTix Veterans Deal
VetTix is an excellent organization that offers free tickets to current and former military members to concerts, shows, sporting events and more.

World of Coca-Cola Veterans Day Discount
Active, reserve and retired members of the U.S. armed forces may visit World of Coca-Cola free of charge every day, but the attraction has a special offer for the military in celebration of Veterans Day. For Veterans Day, members of the Armed Forces can purchase up to four general admission tickets at half-price. The discounted tickets can be purchased online using the promo code VETS2022 to receive the discount. Members will be asked to present their valid Armed Forces ID when they arrive at the attraction.

Even More Veterans Day Savings

To all who served – a simple “thank you” is never enough. But I’ll say it anyway. Thank you for your service.

Note: We continually update this article each year and republish it with current information. Please contact us if you have any additions or corrections. We have done our best to verify each offer and we have provided a link to the company website when possible. Please note that some locations may have restrictions on offers. It is always recommended to call ahead to verify participation and to verify details.

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