Ways Your Family Can Honor Veterans Day Near Greenville, SC

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looking for something to do to celebrate Veterans Day Near Greenville, SC? Our country has set aside a special day in honor of the military personal that have served, and are still with us, on Veterans Day. If you’ve served our country, Kidding Around wants to offer a heartfelt thank you for your service.

This year Veterans Day is on Friday, November 11th, 2022.

Greenville, Spartanburg, and the surrounding areas of the Upstate have several ways you and your family can get out to honor our military. Please note the date and times where provided, as not all events are on Veterans Day.

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Events Honoring Veterans

Come Thank a Vet – Anderson

Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 10 am – 2 pm
Live music, vendors, and raffles

Upstate Salute at Fluor Field– Greenville

Sunday, November 6th, 2022 | Gates open at 3 PM
Featuring aerial flyovers, paratroopers, concessions, a free concert from Jefferson Starship, ending with a fireworks display.
The event is free but you must grab a free ticket beforehand. Follow Upstate Salute on Facebook for the full agenda as it is announced.

Veterans Day Ceremony– Simpsonville

Friday, November 11, 2022 | 11 am – Noon
At Veterans Corner in Simpsonville, the city will honor veterans with a keynote speech in a ceremony.

Veterans Day Parade – Walhalla

Friday, November 11, 2022 | 4:30 pm
Veterans Day Parade in downtown Walhalla. Scout troops are encouraged to participate.

Veterans Day Celebration and Concert – Gaffney

Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 11 am – 3 pm
Celebration of veterans with food, music, inflatables, and entertainment. Free concert is from Noon-3 pm.

Veterans Day Parade – Liberty

Sunday, November 13, 2022 | 3-4 pm
Parade and patriotic show in Pickens County.

Memorials to Visit In Honor of Veterans Day

There are often wreath-laying ceremonies at local war memorials in honor of Veterans Day.

Battlefields & Parks to Visit

Discounts and Free Admission for Veterans and Military Personnel

Active and retired military must show valid ID for these Discounts. Please see individual websites for discount details.

Free or Discounted Meals for Veterans for 2022

Active and retired military must show valid ID for these Discounts. Please check with local restaurants for discount details. Offers are only valid on Veterans Day unless otherwise noted.

  • Red Robin | November 1st – 14th, 2022
    Red Robin Royalty members with Military ID receive a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries
  • Texas Roadhouse | Veterans Day
    Free dinner vouchers will be handed out in the parking lot and can be redeemed through May, 30th, 2023.
  • Applebees
    Free meal chosen from a limited menu
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
    Free order of boneless wings and fries
  • Chicken Salad Chick
    Free meal at all locations
  • Chili’s
    Free meal chosen from a limited menu
  • Cracker Barrel
    Free Double Chocolate coca-cola cake when dining in or online
  • Dunkin’
    Free donut at participating locations
  • Joe’s Crab Shack
    20% off Dine-in meal
  • Krispy Kreme
    Free donut and coffee, in-shop of drive-thru only
  • Little Caesars
    Free lunch combo from 11 am – 2 pm
  • Olive Garden
    Free meal chosen from a limited menu
  • Outback Steakhouse
    Free soft drink and Bloomin’ onion
  • Starbucks
    Free 12 oz hot or iced coffee (Spouses included)
  • Yard House
    One free appetizer
  • Red Lobster
     Free Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, Fries, and Coleslaw from 11 am – 4 pm
  • Hooters
    Free entree from a special menu with the purchase of a beverage. Dine-in only
  • 7-Eleven
    Free coffee or Big Gulp 
  • Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
    Free Big Daddy’s All-American burger and side from 11 am to 4 pm. Dine in only
  • Denny’s
    Free Build Your Own Grand Slam breakfast from 5 am until noon
  • FATZ Cafe
     Free Calabash Chicken Basket. Dine-in only
  • Golden Corral
    Military Appreciation Night November 14th, 2022 at 5 pm. Free “thank you” meal
  • IHOP
    Free Red, White, and Blueberry pancakes. Dine-in only
  • Logan’s Roadhouse
    Free meal from the American Roadhouse menu from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Smoothie King
    Free 20-ounce smoothie with a military ID

Businesses with Discounts or Free Items For Veterans

Active and retired military must show valid ID for these Discounts. Please check with locations for discount details. Offers are only valid on Veterans Day unless otherwise noted.

  • Target
    10% discount for two transactions, must preregister with Target Circle
  • Sports Clips
    Free haircuts to military with proper ID
  • Great Clips
    Free haircut – one on Veterans day or a voucher to return
  • Rack Room Shoes
    20% off on Veterans Day, 10% off year-round
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
    25% off in-store purchases on November 11, 2022 for military members and their spouses
  • Home Depot
    10% off purchase
  • Big Lots | Year Round
    Military members get a year-round discount when enrolled in the “Big Reward Program”
  • Walgreens | November 11th – 14th, 2022
    20% off eligible, regular-price purchases in-store when using a Walgreens membership
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Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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