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Veterans Day 2018: Discounts, Deals and Events in St. Petersburg, Florida

Tampa Bay-area Veterans Day discounts and events for vets and military families.

Veterans Day St. Petersburg, Florida

In a show of appreciation to all U.S. military personnel, past and present, businesses and organizations throughout St. Petersburg are saluting veterans and active-duty with events and offers of free meals, deals and specials to mark Veterans Day 2018.

This year, Veterans Day falls on Sunday, November 11th, with the federal holiday designated Monday, November 12th. This leads to a split with some businesses showing their appreciation Sunday and others Monday. Call ahead or click the links below for more information.


Veterans Day Celebration

Mayor Rick Kriseman will celebrate Veterans Day by presenting awards to local veterans Maxine Cardinal Wehry and Terance Jackson. Students from the Gibbs High School Pinellas County Center for the Arts will perform the National Anthem and the event will be followed by a complimentary breakfast. Williams Park, Nov. 11, 8:00-10:00am. More info.

Treasure Island Veterans Day Parade

The City of Treasure Island and American Legion Post 158 present the 2018 Veterans Day Parade. The parade departs Treasure Bay at 10am and arrives at the TI Community Center. A ceremony immediately follows at American Legion Post 158. Treasure Island, Nov. 11, 10:00am-2:00pm. More info.

Veterans Day Kite Festival

This is a family-oriented, free event dedicated to US Veterans that includes kite lessons, kite demos, public kite flying, and free kite making for kids under 10. Bring your own kite or buy one at the festival sponsored by Windworks. Treasure Island, Nov. 10 & 11, 10:00am-4:00pm. More info.

Heroes WeekendWhether you served in the military or serve on the volleyball court, join in the City of Gulfport and VETsports Heroes Weekend on Saturday & Sunday, November 10 – 11. This is a great way for the community to participate in Veterans Day while giving back to local Veterans. Gulfport, Nov. 10 & 11, 10:00am-1:00pm. More info.

Veterans Day Ceremony

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will host its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center Campus. The event is open to all veterans, their family and friends, and the general public. Highlights of the ceremony will include speakers U.S. Representative Charlie Crist and local VA leaders, a musical performance, a parade of colors, and traditional military presentations. Bay Pines, Nov. 11, 11:00am-12:00pm. More info.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Join the Veterans Events Planning Committee to honor America's Military Veterans.  The intimate ceremony at the Military Court of Honor in Largo Central Park will include a musical tribute, presentations and a key note speaker. Come honor all those who have served and help celebrate the recipient of this year's Barbara Bush Civilian Patriot Award. Largo Central Park, Nov. 11, 7:00pm. More info.

Admission Discounts

Chihuly Collection

All Veterans and Active Duty Military visit the Chihuly Collection and Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop for FREE on Veterans Day. Guests are invited to join them for a special $5 admission rate, limited to 3 guests per Veteran or Active Duty Military. More info.

The Dali Museum

This year, The Dali celebrates Veterans Day Sunday, November 11 & Monday, November 12 to honor our country’s courageous service members. Complimentary admission will be offered all day on both days for veterans and active duty military members with ID, plus one guest each. Special activities begin at 11am on Monday, November 12. More info.

Imagine Museum

The Imagine Museum is celebrating Veterans Day by extending free admission to any active duty, retired, and veteran with military ID through the week of Sunday, November 11 to Saturday, November 17. More info.

The Florida Aquarium

All active duty military, retired, prior service of the Armed Forces (includes Guards and Reserve), can receive one general admission ticket on Nov. 11 and 12. Additional guests (up to 4 people) can get 25% off general admission. More info.

Florida State Parks

Everyone can enjoy free entry at Florida State Parks and U.S. National Parks to celebrate Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11. More info.

St. Petersburg Museum of History

All veterans are admitted free Sunday and Monday. More info.

Restaurant Deals

Applebee's Grill & Bar

Veterans and active duty military can get a free meal on Sunday, November 11. More info.

Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill offers all veterans and active duty military a free Bang Bang Shrimp on November 11. More info.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Free small wings and fries for active and retired armed services members. More info.


Veterans and active military members can receive a complimentary meal on Sunday, November 11. More info.


All active duty military, reserves, national guard, military spouses and retired military with valid ID can get BOGO burritos, bowls, salads and tacos on Sunday, November 11. More info.

Cracker Barrell

Veterans receive a complimentary Crafted Coffee or a slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake on November 11. More info.

Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts is offering a free donut to all veterans and active military service guests on Veterans Day. More info.


All veterans who present a military ID or proof of service and purchase a beverage at any participating Hooters location nationwide will receive a free entrée from the Hooters Veterans Day Menu. More info.

Little Caesars

Little Caesars is giving away one free $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo on November 11 to any veteran or active member with proof of service. More info.

The Melting Pot

On November 11-12, The Melting Pot is saluting veterans, military personnel and first responders in honor of Veterans Day with a complimentary Steak Lover's entree with ID. More info.

Olive Garden

Veterans and active duty military can get a free entree from a special menu on Sunday, November 11.

Outback Steakhouse

Outback salutes veterans with a free Bloomin' Onion and a beverage on Sunday, November 11. More info.

Red Lobster

Active-duty military, reserves and veterans can enjoy a complimentary appetizer or dessert on Sunday, November 11. More info.

Romano's Macaroni Grill

On Sunday, November 11, all veterans and active military receive a free Mom's Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti with military I.D. More info.


Veterans, active duty service members and military spouses get a free tall brewed coffee at participating locations. More info.

Texas Roadhouse

All active and veteran military can receive a free lunch on Sunday, November 11. More info.

Tijuana Flats

On Sunday, November 11, all veterans and active-duty military get one free entree and drink. Must bring valid I.D. More info.

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