HONORING VETERANS: OKLAHOMA VETERANS DAY EVENTS, CELEBRATIONS AND MORE
News 9 - November 10, 2023 6:04 am
From restaurants to parades and museums, Oklahoma has many ways for you to celebrate Veterans Day.
National Deals For Veterans Day
-Applebee’s is offering both active duty service members and veterans a free meal from a select menu. Check Applebee’s website for more details.
-Buffalo Wild Wings will offer 10 free boneless wings and fries for all veterans and active duty service members for both dine-in and takeout orders. More details can be found on their website.
-Chicken N Pickle is offering free open play on the pickleball courts for veterans and their families from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.
-Chili’s will offer a free meal to veterans and active duty service members from a select menu. This offer is available for dine-in only. Check Chili’s website for more details.
-Cracker Barrel is offering a free slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake, with purchase. This offer is valid for dine-in and online orders with promo code VETSDAY21. More details can be found on Cracker Barrell’s website.
-Denny’s is offering veterans and service members a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. until noon for dine-in only. Make sure to check your local Denny’s beforehand to make sure they are participating.
-Dickey’s BBQ Pit is offering veterans and active service members a free Pulled Pork Classic Sandwich in-store. Make sure to check with your local Dickey’s beforehand to make sure they are participating.
-Dunkin’ Donuts is giving veterans and active service members one free doughnut while supplies last. Make sure to check your local Dunkin’ beforehand to make sure they are participating.
-Fish City Grill is offering veterans and active-duty military personnel with a free entrée up to $20.99 on Nov. 11. The offer is available for dine-in and to-go orders.
-Hooters will offer all veterans and active duty service members a free meal from their Veteran’s Day Menu which includes five of the most popular entrées: Buffalo Chicken Salad, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Hooters Burger, and 10-Piece Boneless Wings. Make sure to check your local Hooters beforehand to make sure they are participating.
-IHOP is offering veterans and active duty service members free red, white, and blue pancakes. Make sure to check your local IHOP beforehand to make sure they are participating.
-Jiffy Lube of Chickasha, located at 2128 S. 4th Ave. in Chickasha, is inviting all active, retired, and veterans to their location on Nov. 11 for a special 50% off oil change.
-Kohl’s is offering veterans, active and former military personnel and their immediate families 30% off in-store purchases from Thursday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 14.
-Longhorn Steakhouse is offering veterans and active duty service members a free appetizer or dessert along with 10 percent off their entire meal. Make sure to check your local Longhorn Steakhouse beforehand to make sure they are participating.
-Little Caesar’s will offer veterans and active duty service members a free lunch combo, which includes our slices of Little Caesar’s popular Detroit-style deep-dish pizza, paired with a 20-ounce Pepsi product. Make sure to check your local Little Caesar’s beforehand to make sure they are participating.
-Olive Garden is offering veterans and active duty service members a free meal, which includes an entrée from their Veterans Day menu, plus unlimited soup or salad, and garlic breadsticks. Make sure to check your local Olive Garden beforehand to make sure they are participating.
-Outback Steakhouses is giving veterans and active duty service members free Bloomin’ Onion or Coca-Cola product along with a 10 percent discount on meals. Make sure to check with your local Outback beforehand to make sure they are participating.
-Red Robin will give veterans and active duty service members a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries anytime through Nov. 14 for dine-in or to-go. More details can be found on Red Robin’s website.
-Red Lobster is giving veterans and active service members a free appetizer or dessert for dine-in. More details can be found on Red Lobster’s website.
-RibCrib is thanking all active military and veterans with a complimentary special two-meat combo meal with one side. The offer is valid Nov. 11 for dine-in only at participating locations. Veterans will need to show proof of military service.
-Scooter’s Coffee will honor veterans with any hot, iced, or blended drink of their choosing of any size on Nov. 11. Veterans just need to present their military ID at participating locations.
-Texas Roadhouse will be handing out dinner vouchers from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. that can be redeemed through May 30, 2022. More information can be found on Texas Roadhouse’s Facebook.
-Torchy’s Tacos will provide veterans and active U.S. military members with a complimentary taco and a choice of fountain drink or iced tea. The offer is available for dine-in and pick-up orders placed by phone or in-person only.
-Uptown Cheapskate is offering 30% off this weekend (Nov 11-14th) with a valid Military ID
-Wendy’s is giving veterans and active service members a free breakfast combo. Make sure to check with your local Wendy’s beforehand to make sure they are participating.
Oklahoma Deals For Veterans Day
–First Americans Museum – Free gallery admission for veteran participants in the Making History Project.
–Oklahoma City Museum of Art – Military service members and veterans receive $5 admission year-round and kids 17 & under are always free!
–Oklahoma City Zoo – Throughout November, the OKC Zoo is offering all active duty, retired and veteran members of the military, National Guard and Reserves free general Zoo admission for the entire month. Additionally, up to four immediate family members of qualifying individuals will receive 50% off of general Zoo admission on the date of visit. Military members must show valid military ID at the Zoo’s ticket window upon arrival to receive complimentary admission for themselves and discounts for up to four accompanying guests
–Oklahoma Hall of Fame – The Oklahoma Hall of Fame offers a military and veteran admission discount throughout the year.
–Sam Noble Museum – year-round free admission for active-duty military and veterans and $1 discount for any non-service family members and/or friends.
Oklahoma Events For Veterans Day
-Veterans Day Midwest City Parade: Fri. Nov 10, 2023, 8:30 am – 11:30 am at Joe E. Barnes Regional Park 8700 East Reno Ave.
-FREE Making History Project at First American Museum: Gallery admission free for veteran participants. 11 a.m.-4 p.m (659 First Americans Blvd).
–Canadian County Veterans Parade & Celebration in Downtown El Reno (206 W Bickford, El Reno) features a parade, guest speaker, patriotic songs performed by a local choir and a recital of the Gettysburg Address. Nov. 5, 3-4:30 p.m.
-FREE Veterans Day Celebration at the 45th Infantry Division Museum (2145 N.E. 36th St) features a performance by the 145th Army Band, a guest speaker and a beautiful Massing of the Colors. The museum and its grounds will be open for attendees to enjoy as well. Nov. 11, 10-11 a.m.
–Blanchard’s Veterans Day Parade (Main St, Blanchard) features high school marching bands and cheer squads, as well as numerous Shriners’ units and more, all paying tribute to U.S. military veterans. Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m.- noon.
–Veterans Day 5K at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a 5K run and family activities benefiting Mission 22, a nonprofit serving active service members, veterans and their families. $25-$30. Nov. 11, 3 p.m.
-FREE Veterans Celebration at the Edmond History Museum (1st St, Edmond) features live music, informational booths, guest speakers and more. Kids can take part in several activities, and all guests can stop but the thank you card station to show support for those who have served. Free to attend. Nov. 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
-FREE Norman’s Veteran’s Day Parade at Reaves Park (2501 S Jenkins Ave, Norman) features a parade and memorial ceremony commemorating those who defend our country. Nov. 122-4:30 p.m.
-FREE Blanchard Veterans Day Parade: Main St, Blanchard, OK 73010, Nov. 11. Pay tribute to all veterans of the U.S. Military at Blanchard’s Veterans Day Parade this November. Join the crowd along Main Street and watch as high school marching bands, cheer squads, honor guards and Shiners’ units honor those who have served our country.
-Choctaw Veterans Day Ceremony: Located at Arrowhead Stage on the Choctaw Nation Museum grounds, this ceremony will honor members of the Choctaw Tribe who have served in the nation’s military. Lunch and door prizes will be provided. Nov, 11.
-Duncan’s community-wide Veterans Day Parade. This patriotic tribute commemorates all service men and women who have devoted their lives to serving our country. Arrive on Saturday evening as the local VFW 1192 celebrates our veterans throughout Main Street. Nov, 11.
-Veterans Day Gourd Dance at the Miami Tribe Council House this November. Hosted by the Peoria Tribe, Miami Nation, and Wyandotte Nation, this celebration recognizing all veterans will include afternoon and evening gourd dance sessions. All color guards and gourd dance groups, as well as the public, are welcome to attend this honorary event. Nov, 11.
-Tulsa Veterans Day Parade: Friday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. Parade starts near 3rd & Cincinnati Ave in downtown Tulsa.