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Veterans Day Events & Deals in Jacksonville

On Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11th, many businesses around Jacksonville are offering discounts and specials just for veterans, active duty military, and their families. There will also be numerous Veterans Day events to attend around town. I’ve rounded up a list of events and local places who are offering specials, only including those that specifically shared Veterans Day offers on their websites or social media for this year. (Come to find out, there’s a lot of hearsay on the Internet.) I’ve included links for more information.

If Adam and I wanted to take advantage of as many Veterans Day activities and deals as possible, we would plan our day like this:

We would stop by Starbucks for a free tall coffee (my favorite deal!) first thing Wednesday morning on our way to the COJ Veterans Day Parade downtown. Once the parade was over, we would head to Tijuana Flats for lunch and spend the afternoon exploring one of the local state parks, perhaps a tour of the fort at Ft. Clinch or a walk on the beach at Talbot Island. We can’t pass up a free dinner from BJ’s Brewhouse. And we’d stop for a night cap on the way home at World of Beer. Also, if we needed groceries, today would be a good day to buy them because Publix is offering a discount to military families.

Here’s the full list of Veterans Day specials in Jacksonville, Florida.

THINGS TO DO

COJ Veterans Day Parade – The City of Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade will kick off at EverBank Field on Wednesday, November 11th at 11:01am. The parade will include military members, JROTC units, marching bands, decorative floats, and more. For more information or to view the parade route, visit makeascenedowntown.com.

Florida State Parks – Florida State Parks are offering free entry to EVERYONE on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

First Coast Wind Ensemble Veteran’s Day Concert – The First Coast Wind Ensemble will performing patriotic music Wednesday, November 11th at Unity Plaza on Riverside Ave starting at 12pm. Admission is free to everyone.

World Golf Hall of Fame, St. Augustine – All veterans, active duty military, and their dependents receive free admission to the World Golf Hall of Fame November 7th through 11th.

PLACES TO EAT

Applebee’s – Veterans and active duty military can select a free meal from a limited menu on Wednesday, November 11th.

BJ’s Brewhouse – Veterans and active duty military can receive a free entree valued at $12.95 or under on Wednesday, November 11th.

Bob Evans – Free breakfast to veterans and active duty military all day on Wednesday, November 11th.

Burgerfi – November 11th is also National Sundae Day so Burgerfi is offering a free sundae with every purchase on Wednesday, November 11th.

Denny’s – Veterans and active duty military can receive a complimentary Build Your Own Grand Slam meal on Wednesday, November 11th from 5am to 12pm.

Golden Corral – On Wednesday, November 11th Golden Corral is celebrating Military Appreciation Night from 5pm to 9pm with free meals to veterans and active duty military.

Hooters – Free entree to veterans and active duty military on Wednesday, November 11th.

IHOP – Veterans and active duty military can receive a free stack of red, white, and blue pancakes onWednesday, November 11th from 7am to 7pm.

Krispy Kreme – A free donut and small coffee for anyone who “identifies themselves as a veteran or active military personnel” on Wednesday, November 11th.

Little Caesars – Veterans and active duty military can receive a free $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo on Wednesday, November 11th.

Olive Garden – Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free entree from a select menu. Family members dining will receive 10% off their meals on Wednesday, November 11th.

PDQ – Free 3 Tenders or sandwich for all veterans and active duty military on Wednesday, November 11th.

Publix – Veterans, active duty military, and dependents can save 10% off groceries on Wednesday, November 11th.

Ruby Tuesday – Veterans and active duty military can enjoy a free appetizer on Wednesday, November 11th.

Starbucks – Veterans, active duty military, and dependents can receive a free tall coffee on Wednesday, November 11th.

Tijuana Flats – Veterans and active duty military can receive a free entree on Wednesday, November 11th.

World of Beer – Veterans and active duty military can receive a free draught beer from a select menu on Wednesday, November 11th.

If you have anything to add to the list, please let me know in the comments below.

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