In honor of Veterans Day, enjoy local events, restaurant discounts, and free admission to some area attractions for veterans and active military personnel. Thank you for your service!
Veterans Day Events in Omaha
Promotions may require some form of military ID. As always, it is a good idea to verify with your favorite location before visiting as promotions can change at any time, and participating locations may vary.
Nov 11th – Nebraska’s Official Veterans Day Parade 2023 – 9:00 am – FREE
- Nebraska’s Official Veterans Day Parade, sponsored annually by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce & Community
- Location: Downtown Bellevue
Nov 11th – Celebrate at the Platform: Veterans Day – 10:00am-12:00pm – Museum Admission
- Head to the Durham Museum Platform, the museum’s interactive play space, and celebrate the holidays with the Durham by doing a special craft or activity and feature related photos from our Photo Archive for a bit of a history lesson while you celebrate.
- Location: The Durham Museum – 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE
Nov 11th – Veteran’s Recognition Day at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium – 10:00am-4:00pm
- In honor of those who proudly serve our nation, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will be offering FREE gate admission to all active and retired military members, veterans, and their families on Veteran’s Day.
- Location: Omaha Zoo – 3701 S. 10th St., Omaha, NE
Nov 11th – Free Admission to The Durham Museum – 10:00am-4:00pm – FREE
- Veterans and their families enjoy complimentary admission in observance of Veteran’s Day. Veterans can also enjoy a FREE hot dog meal at the Soda Fountain.
- Location: The Durham Museum – 801 S. 10th St., Omaha, NE
Nov 11th – Veteran’s Day Ceremony at The Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum – 11:00am-2:00pm – Museum Admission (FREE for military members)
- Come together as a community with special songs from our featured military band and inspiring stories from several speakers, including representatives from the Wounded Warrior Project and advocates for veteran mental health and suicide awareness. All military members will receive free entrance as well as $15 off new memberships – we hope to see you there.
- Location: SAC Museum – 28210 W. Park Hwy., Ashland, NE
Nov 11th – Annual North Omaha Veterans Day Luncheon – 12:00-2:00pm – Tickets Req (Veterans + 1 Guest FREE)
- Come celebrate and pay tribute to the brave African American Veterans who have served our country with honor and valor.
- Location: North Omaha Music & Arts (NOMA) – 2219 North 24th Street Omaha, NE 68110
Nov 11th – Valiants Arise! Veterans day concert and fundraiser – 6:30-9:30pm – FREE
- Honoring St. Martin and Veterans with FREE concert. Tickets are free and REQUIRED for entry. They are Raising money to make themselves more handicap accessible.
- Location: St. Martin of Tours Church – 2324 J St, Omaha, NE 68107
Nov 12th – Lincoln Veterans Day Parade – 2:00pm
- This years parade will be honoring veterans in business. Check out these local Lincoln businesses that are omened by veterans or hire veterans.
- Parade Route: K St, S 21st St to 14th
More Discounts for Veterans
Every Day – Marcus Theatres Salute to Veterans
- Marcus Theatres offers a military discount to all active and retired Military members who present an official Military ID card at the box office when purchasing a ticket. See a movie for only $8.50 at any time.
- Majestic Cinema of Omaha – 14304 W. Maple Rd., Omaha, NE
- Village Pointe Cinema – 304 N. 174th St., Omaha, NE
- Veterans & Active Military will receive FREE 16oz Brewed Coffee or Tea and 1 FREE Breakfast Burrito or Bagel sandwich. 22% off all other food & Drink
Nov 10th – HyVee Veterans Day Breakfast – 6:00-10am – FREE
- Enjoy a free dine-in breakfast for veterans and active military members November 10, 2023 from 6 – 10 a.m. This event is in support of the Hy-Vee Homefront initiative which salutes the service of our nation’s veterans with special programs and events and provides support to organizations that serve our military members, veterans, and their families.
- Location: All HyVee Stores
Nov 11th – Free Entrance to National Parks
- On Nov. 11th, more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees are offering free entrance. Find a participating park here.
Nov 11th – FREE Meals & Discounts – Full List Here
** Be sure to check to verify participation with your specific location before visiting.
- Applebee’s — On November 11, active-duty military, veterans, reserves and National Guard that dine in-restaurant get a complimentary full-size entrée from a special menu. They will also receive a $5 Bounce Back Card to redeem for dine-in, To Go, or delivery within a three-week redemption window.
- Bonefish Grill — Active-duty service members and veterans get a complimentary order of Bang Bang Shrimp with a soft beverage on November 11 with valid ID.
- Buffalo Wild Wings — Veterans and active-duty service members get a free order of 10 Boneless Wings and Fries on November 11 with valid ID. Only available for dine-in. Buffalo Wild Wings GO locations will be included for walk-in/order at the counter only.
- Casey’s General Stores — Casey’s is offering any size complimentary coffee or fountain drink to all veterans on November 11.
- Carrabba’s— On November 11, veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary dine-in appetizer or dessert paired with a soft beverage with show of ID.
- Chili’s — Veterans and active-duty service members get a free meal from a select menu on November 11 with proof of service. Available for in-restaurant only
- Dunkin’ — Veterans and active-duty military get a free donut of their choice on November 11 at participating locations. Offer available in-store only.
- Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers — Veterans and active-duty military personnel who visit on November 11 will receive a free Freddy’s Original Double with Cheese combo meal card that can be redeemed through November 30.
- Red Lobster — Veterans, active-duty military and reservists get free printed meal vouchers for Veterans Shrimp & Chips from 11:00am to 4:00pm local time on November 11. Guests need to show a valid military ID or proof of service. The voucher can be redeemed beginning November 13 through December 10 for dine-in only.
- Red Robin – Veterans and active-duty military get a complimentary Red’s Big Tavern Burger on November 11 with valid ID. Dine-in only, not valid for online or to-go orders. The free meal also comes with an endless side of steak fries.
- Starbucks — Starbucks is honoring those who have served with a free tall (12-ounce) hot or cold brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses who visit participating U.S. stores on November 11.
- Full List Here
Nov 11th – Great Clips Free Haircuts to Military Service Members on Veterans Day – All Day
- For the 11th consecutive year, Great Clips® will honor veterans and active military service members with free haircuts at all Great Clips salons in the United States as part of its annual Thank a Veteran event. On Saturday, November 11, veterans and active military service members can go to any U.S. Great Clips salon and get a free haircut or a card for a free haircut that can be redeemed during a future visit.
- Locations: All Great Clips Locations
Nov 11th & 12th – Russell Speeder’s Car Wash
- During this weekend, all active, retired, reserve, and veteran military members are invited to enjoy a complimentary Top Wash on us. But that’s not all; to further express our gratitude, each veteran or active military personnel who comes into the car wash for the Free Wash will also receive an additional Free wash voucher for future use.
Thru Nov 11th – Target
- For the past five years, we’ve proudly extended a 10% military appreciation discount to all U.S. active-duty military personnel, veterans, and their families to use in stores or online in early November.
11th of Every Month – True REST Veteran’s Day Float Spa Experience
- Every 11th day of every month military veterans/active-duty float for free. (Subject to availability. Offer may only be redeemed once every six months.) Please bring Military ID.
- Veterans are encouraged to visit True REST Float Spa online to reserve their free Veterans Day floatation therapy appointment.
- Location: 2522 S. 171st Ct., Omaha, NE.
Past Events & Events We Hope Will Return
Nov 2nd – Veterans Shine On – 6:00-7:00pm – FREE
- The event will include several speakers, a laying-of-the-wreath ceremony for our war representatives, music, and the grand lighting of the WWII Colonnade. Speakers include Mayor Jean Stothert, Councilmember Pete Festersen, and special guest Jeanette Harper, USAF Veteran and Bellevue University Professor. Refreshments will be served.
- Location: Memorial Park – 6005 Underwood Ave., Omaha, NE.
Nov 4th – Council Bluffs Veterans Day Parade – 11:00 a.m. – FREE
- A parade honoring our Veterans, past and present! The parade will be followed by a free-will offering meal at The American Legion with raffle items. auctions, and prizes.
- See the parade route here.
Craft Axe Throwing – TBD for 2023
- All active duty & Veterans throw for FREE on November 11th. Check for reservations to book time.
- Location: 2562 Leavenworth St. – Suite 100, Omaha.
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