Attention all Veterans, starting on Friday, November 10th and running through Sunday in some cases, you can get free food, free admission, and free entertainment.
We have compiled a list of things in Gainesville, Florida we think you might enjoy. We wish you a happy Veterans Day, and thank you for your service!
November 10th: A Musical Salute: UF University Auditorium | 333 Newell Drive. Come celebrate Veterans Day on Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m. during The Buchholz Band’s A Musical Salute: Veterans Day Concert at the UF University Auditorium. The free concert includes patriotic music performances by the Buchholz Wind Symphony, the Golden Regiment & Aviance, and the chorus. Sponsors include PDQ Restaurant, WUFT Classic 89 and Country 103.7 The Gator. Admission is Free, a non-perishable food donation at the door is appreciated; donations will go to the Alachua County School Board’s backpack program that provides food for low-income children on weekends and school breaks.
November 10th: The Butterfly Rainforest: Florida Museum of Natural History | 3215 Hull Road. Is offering veterans free admission on November 10th. For a list of valid forms of identification, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/event/veterans-day-special
November 11th: Annual Veterans Day Celebration: Veteran’s Memorial Park | 7400 SW 41st Place. Beginning at 9am on November 11th with military and veterans displays and presentations. The formal program starts at 11am. This celebration includes skydivers, veteran, military and organizational tents, live music, helicopter displays, the UF Drill Team demonstration and multiple patriotic ceremonies.
November 11th: Santa’s Wonderland Parade: Bass Pro Shop 2650 Bass Pro Blvd. Gainesville, FL. Come celebrate Santa’s arrival with our Santa’s Wonderland Parade! We will have a free craft, free hot chocolate, free giveaways and most importantly, a FREE Photo with Santa! Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the parade for a chance to win a door prize! Help us FILL A BOAT to support Alachua County USMC Reserve Toys for Tots!
November 11th: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens | 4700 SW 58th Drive. Is offering any enlisted or retired military to get in free on November 11th
November 11th: All Florida State Parks, free entry
Veterans Eat Free:
Denny’s, Friday Nov. 10th at participating Denny’s get a free Grand Slam from 5am-noon.
IHOP, Friday Nov. 10th at participating IHOP get a free stack of red, white and blue pancakes.
Applebees, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Applebees get a free meal.
Olive Garden, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Olive Garden restaurants get a free meal.
Chili’s, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Chili’s get a free meal.
Red Lobster, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Red Lobster get a free appetizer or dessert.
TGI Fridays, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating TGI Fridays get a free lunch from 11am – 2pm.
Texas Roadhouse, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Texas Roadhouse get a free lunch, hours may vary by location.
Red Robin, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Red Robin get a free Red’s Tavern Double burger and bottomless steak fries.
Outback Steakhouse, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Outback Steakhouses get a free bloomin’ onion and beverage.
BJ’s Brewhouse, Friday and Saturday Nov. 11th at participating BJ’s get a free meal valued up to $12.95
Carrabba’s, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Carrabba’s get a free appetizer.
Dunkin Donuts, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Dunkin Donuts get a free doughnut limit one per customer, while supplies last.
Bonefish Grill, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Bonefish Grill get a free appetizer.
Cracker Barrel, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Cracker Barrels get a free dessert.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Buffalo Wild Wings get free wings and fries.
Cici’s Pizza, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Cici’s get a free buffet.
Little Caesars Pizz, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Little Caesars get a free $5 hot and ready lunch combo from 11am – 2pm.
Menchies Frozen yogurt, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Menchies get a free 6oz cup of yogurt.
Ruby Tuesday, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Ruby Tuesdays get a free appetizer.
Krystal, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Krystal get a free breakfast from 6am – 11am.
Tijuana Flats, Saturday Nov. 11th at participating Tijuana Flats get a free meal.
Golden Corral, Nov. 13, 2017 (5pm – 9pm): The 17th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner.