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2015 Veterans Day Events, Deals & Freebies Around Tampa Bay

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Veterans Day 2015 in the Tampa Bay area is filled with events that celebrates our Veterans service to the USA and there are deals that help to thank Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Check out the round up things to do and enjoy as you celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11th.



22nd Annual Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade

Catch a spot at the annual Tampa Bay Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 7th at 10:00 a.m. onåÊHanley Road between Barry Road and Paula Drive. For more info, visit veteransparade.org


Largo Central Park Veterans Day Ceremony

The City of Largo will honor all veterans and active duty personnel in a Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11 at 5pm. Ceremony will start at 11:11 am for a live band, activities, military vehicle displays, bird displays and a cookout in the park. For more information, visit LargoEvents.com.


IKEA Veterans Day Craft & Free Kids Meal

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OnåÊWednesday, November 11th – Kids can construct a patriotic windsock, complete with stars and stripes!

*All participants will enjoy a FREE activity/craft, receive a FREE Kids Academy t-shirt and a FREE Kids Entr̩e (drink not included).

Please note: To receive the free kids‰Ûª entree, you must first participate in the craft/activity then present your date stamped Kids‰Ûª Academy card to the restaurant cashier.

To participate, show up any time between 11a.m. & 12p.m. or between 5:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.

For more information on upcoming IKEA Kids Academy events, visit their site here.åÊ


The Dali Museum Veterans Ceremony

The Dali Museum will be recognizing veterans and active military personnel in a ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11th in the Museum‰Ûªs Avant Garden featuring the U.S. Central Command Color Guard.


2nd Annual City of St. Petersburg Veterans Day Celebration

Join Mayor Rick Kriseman and honored guests in a salute to military veterans at the second annual City of St. Petersburg Veterans Day Celebration.åÊWednesday, November 11, 2015 at 8 a.m. Veterans Memorial in Williams Park near the corner of 1st Ave. N. and 4th St.

Willie Davis, who served as a Master Sergeant with the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, will be the recipient of the 2015 Honored Veteran Award.



FREE Admission/OfferåÊ


Free Admission at Florida State Parks

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, everyone is invited to celebrate Veterans Day at a Florida state park and enjoy free entry to all state parks except for Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.


The Dali Museum

The Museum is offering complimentary admission all-day for veterans and active duty military members (with valid ID), plus one guest.


Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo

On Veterans Day, Tampa‰Ûªs Lowry Park Zoo is offering free admission to members of the U.S. military (active duty, retirees and veterans) plus one free guest. Admission for additional dependents or guests may be purchased during the same transaction for a special rate of $15 per person (adult or child). Military ID is required.


Great Clips HaircutåÊ

On November 11, come in for a haircut and get a free haircut card to give to a veteran. And, of course, all veterans get a free haircut or a free haircut card on November 11.


Ride Free on Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)

Veterans Ride PSTA Free on Nov. 11.åÊIncludes any PSTA bus or trolley with proper military identification.


Glazer Children’s Museum

Military members and their families can enjoy free admission on Veterans Day.

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Florida Aquarium

On Veterans Day with a valid Military ID or Proof of Service, any veteran, active duty, retired or drilling reservist or National Guardsman is entitled to two free admission tickets for themselves and a guest. Additional family members (up to 4 people) can receive 50% off admission.


Armed Forces History Museum

The Armed Forces History Museum is offering active military, veterans, and their immediate family members free admission to the museum on Veterans Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. åÊActive military and veterans must present their military I.D. åÊLight refreshments will be served throughout the day.


Veterans Day at Great Explorations Children’s Museum

All veterans get one free admission to play with their children and grand children.





At participating Applebee‰Ûªs on November 11th, Veterans and Active Duty Military can select a free meal from a limited menu foråÊVeteran‰Ûªs Day. Provide proof of service required.


Bob Evans

On Veterans Day 11-11-15, Veterans and active military personnel will receive a choice of free select breakfast menu items. Guest showing proof of military service or wearing a military uniform.


Denny‰Ûªs All You Can Eat Pancakes

This Veterans Day, Denny‰Ûªs is honoring America‰Ûªs heroes by inviting active, inactive and retired military personnel to stop by for a free Build Your Own Grand Slamå¨ on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon.



On November 11th, all Veteran’s and active duty military will receive one free stack of Red, White & Blue Pancakes (3 pancakes) from 7am-7pm. Offer only valid for Veterans and Active Duty Military. Available at participating restaurants only. Military ID or proof of service is required.


Olive Garden Free Meal

On Wednesday, November 11, 2015 all Veterans and active duty will receive a free entree from a set menu (unlimited soup, salad, and bread sticks,åÊcheese ravioli,åÊspaghetti with meat sauce,
lasagna,åÊchicken parmigiana oråÊgarlic rosemary chicken. ) Family members dining with their Veteran or military member will receive 10% off their meal.


PDQ Fresh Tenders

Free 3 piece Tenders or Sandwich for all veterans or active duty military with ID or in uniform.


Spaghetti Warehouse Buy 1 Get 1 Free Meal

Veterans day special from Monday, Nov. 9 through Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015. Spaghetti Warehouse is honoring veterans with a special ‰ÛÏbuy one entree, get one free‰Û coupon offer and is encouraging its guests to ‰ÛÏinvite a veteran to lunch or dinner.‰Û Coupon is available on the Spaghetti Warehouse websiteåÊand can be printed or presented by mobile phone.


Tijuana Flats

Free. Free. Veterans and active-duty military eat free on Veterans Day.


Village Inn Free Breakfast

All who have servedåÊget a FREE breakfast on Veterans Day, available all day long. Choose between Buttermilk Pancakes, three slices of French Toast or a Belgian Waffle. This year, Veterans Day falls on Free Pie Wednesdays. Get a free slice with any purchase.


Ker‰Ûªs WinghouseåÊ

Free boneless wings to all Veterans with proof of ID and purchase of a beverage on Veterans Day.

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