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Veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. military are worthy of our respect and gratitude every day, but on Veterans Day we can do one better and take them out for a free meal, attend an event that honors them, visit one of the Wichita attractions that offer free admission on Veterans Day, or share this list of discounts to save them a few bucks.
Here is a list of Veterans Day freebies and deals available in the Wichita area, and more will be added through the week. (Please be prepared to show proof of service if requested.) Do note the date and times the offers are available; some are before or after Veterans Day, some are for breakfast or lunch only, etc.
Although I’ve confirmed these deals nationally, participation may vary at each location. Call ahead if you have any doubt. And thank you for your service!
Keep checking back, because I’ll be updating this list frequently as new deals come in…
Wichita Veterans Day Parade Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. followed by a memorabilia display, family activities and more in WaterWalk Plaza until 2 p.m. Starts at Central and Main and continues south past the WaterWalk complex.
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum While you’re downtown for the parade, why not take advantage of FREE admission for veterans and their guests on November 11 from 1-5 p.m.? This is in the very cool clocktower building at William and Main – right along the parade route.
Veterans Appreciation Concert Saturday, November 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert features five bands. This is open to the public – not just veterans! Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit veterans.
Wichita JROTC Veterans Celebration On Wednesday, November 8 at 10 a.m., a celebration will be held at Century II with Wichita JROTC cadets in formation. Try to make it if you can – it’s sure to be impressive and a wonderful celebration of our nation’s veterans.
Sedgwick County Zoo will offer free admission to veterans, active-duty military members, and their immediate families, with valid ID or other proof of service on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes will offer free cosmic bowling for veterans, active-duty military, and their families from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, November 11.
Twister City Harley Davidson will be honoring veterans on Sunday, November 12, with food, music, ceremonies, and several veterans outreach services on site during the event. The Color Guard presentation will start the event at 11 a.m. and activities will continue until 4 p.m. This event is family-friendly.
lululemon is hosting a free Yoga for First Responders class on November 11 at 0800 hours sharp. The free yoga class is also open to the public, so anyone can go with you.
Applebee’s Veterans and active duty U.S. military can receive a free meal at Applebee’s on November 11, Veterans Day. Choose one of seven entrees. Just show proof of military service. At participating locations; beverage and gratuity are not included, and the offer is for dine-in only.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse On Friday, Nov. 10, and Saturday, Nov. 11, current and former service members can enjoy a complimentary entree up to $12.95 by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse location nationwide.
Bonefish Grill On Saturday, November 11, all active and retired service members with a valid military ID will receive a complimentary Bang Bang Shrimp at all Bonefish Grill locations.
Bricktown Brewery will honor active and retired military (with valid ID) on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th. Active and retired military may choose either a free Bricktown Burger or a free Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Mayo. Bricktown Brewery has two locations in Wichita on Rock Road and on West Tyler.
Carlos O’Kelly’s will serve veterans, active military, and Gold Star family members a free entree on November 11.
Country Kitchen Wichita will offer veterans and active-duty military a FREE Country Scramble on Friday, November 10. Military ID or proof of service required.
Cracker Barrel Veterans will receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert on November 11. Other guests can support Operation Homefront with the purchase of a Cracker Barrel Lodge Cookware.
Denny’s On Friday, November 10, active, inactive, and military personnel with valid ID are invited to enjoy a free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast between 5 a.m. and noon as a thank you for their service and dedication to the nation. The meal includes a choice of breakfast items such as two fluffy pancakes, two eggs cooked to order, two bacon strips, or has browns.
Golden Corral will once again offer a free dinner buffet and beverage to all U.S. veterans and active-duty military on Monday, November 13, 2017. Over the past 15 years, Golden Corral restaurants have served more than 4 million free ‘thank you’ meals to our heroes in the military!
Green Mill Veterans and active-duty military will receive a free menu item for lunch or dinner at participating locations on November 11. Proof of service required; some restrictions apply.
IHOP Free stack of Red, White, and Blue pancakes for active duty and retired veterans on Friday, November 10. Also, for every Red, White & Blue combo purchased during the month of November, IHOP will donate $1 to Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation.
Kansas Star Casino All veterans and active duty military who show valid ID will receive a free lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Veterans Day. Must be 21 to dine.
Logan’s Roadhouse is thanking all of our brave former and active-duty military members with a free American Roadhouse Meal on November 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Just show your proof of service and choose from one of eight Roadhouse meals.
Noble House Hawaiian Restaurant on East Douglas in Wichita will honor veterans and active-duty military with 25% off your meal on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11.
On the Border is saying thank you with a free “Create Your Own Combo” menu for all veterans and active-duty military on November 11.
Outback Steakhouse salutes veterans with a free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage on November 11. Just show valid military ID.
Red Lobster is giving veterans, active-duty military, and reservists with valid ID a free dessert or appetizer on November 11.
Red Robin Yum. Free Double Tavern Burger and Endless Steak Fries for veterans and military on Veterans Day.
Starbucks is picking up the tab on a free tall (12 oz.) hot brewed coffee for veterans, active duty service members and spouses on Nov. 11. Also, while technically not a Veterans Day freebie, the timing of this holiday BOGO coincides! Purchase one holiday beverage from the list and get one free November 9-13 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Treat a veteran!
Texas Roadhouse A special lunch service will be held for active, former, or retired military on November 11. Be sure to click the link for full details.
Bed Bath & Beyond and World Market will honor active duty, DOD, Reserves, Guard, retirees, veterans and their families with 25% off your entire purchase on November 9, 10, 11, and 12. In-store only. Various forms of ID can be used as proof of service, which is required for the discount: VFW card, American Legion card, Veterans Administration ID, DD214, Veterans Advantage reward card ID, or, of course, valid military ID. Some restrictions and exclusions do apply.
FREE Car Washes Green Lantern, and possibly other car wash locations in Wichita. will once again give free car washes to veterans and active-duty military on November 11, 2017. Just let them know you’re a veteran or active duty.
Goodwill Kansas 10% off with military ID; 20% off with military ID and preferred customer card on November 11.
Great Clips On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2017, veterans and current military members can come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day through Dec. 31, 2017. Also, customers who get a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon that day will receive a free haircut card to give as a thank you to an active, inactive, or retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard.
KPTS Channel 8 will have special Veterans Day programming all afternoon on November 11.
National Parks Although many of our 408 national parks never charge an entrance fee, the 127 parks that do normally charge a fee will have free admission for everyone on Veterans Day weekend, November 11 and 12.
Regal Cinemas (the Warren theaters) Regal will donate $1 for every large popcorn purchased on Nov. 11 to the Gary Sinise Foundation.
Wichita State University Bookstore Veterans and active-duty military with ID will receive 20% off one WSU imprinted item on Saturday, November 11. Some exclusions apply.