Veteran's Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11, and, in South Florida, you can honor those who served in the U.S. military all weekend long!
Follow this guide to show your pride and patriotism this weekend in and around Miami.
Saturday, Nov. 10:
A remembrance ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. at Charlotte Jane Memorial Cemetery, located 3650 Charles Ave.
A parade begins at 11 a.m. at Grand Ave. and Matilda St. to Armbrister Park with speakers and refreshments
There's also a Fair & Roots Salute Celebration from 1-6 p.m. at the Miami Fire College & Armbrister Park, located at 4000 Grand Ave. Free..
11 am-2 pm at Veterans Wayside Park, located at 11111 Pinecrest Parkway. Includes an honor guard, military veterans’ presentations, musical performances and a picnic lunch. Free. 305-284-0900.
8-11 am at. Macita’s Restaurant & Bakery, located at 18533 S. Dixie Hwy. (786) 573-5577.
Sunday, Nov. 11:
Begins 10 a.m. at Aventura Government Center, 19200 W. Country Club Dr.
The ceremony includes local veterans sharing personal reflections, patriotic performances by the Aventura City of Excellence School, a World War II display, as well as participation from local veterans groups.
Takes place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Veterans Wayside Park, located at 11111 Pinecrest Parkway
Wreath laying ceremony. Free. 305-284-0900.
Beginning at 11:11 am, watch the parade on Ocean Drive from 5th and 14th streets. T
The parade is followed at noon by a demonstration from the All-Veterans Parachute Team on Ocean Drive, and a wreath-laying ceremony and picnic at Lummus Park, located at 1130 Ocean Dr. Free. 305-673-7575.
From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Triangle Park, Palm Ave. and Okeechobee Rd.
Mayor Carlos Hernandez, the City Council and the Hialeah Veteran’s Affairs Board honor those men and women who have fought for the freedom of this great Country. Take part in commemorating the legacy of profound service and sacrifice the men and women of the United States Armed Forces have upheld in pursuit of liberty. Free.
To thank all who have served and sacrificed, all Florida State Parks will grant free entry to all visitors on Nov. 11. Pack a picnic and celebrate this day with your loved ones, or take advantage of the three-day weekend by taking a camping trip.
Whether your visit lasts a day or the whole weekend, find a park in your area using this Regional Map and spend time outdoors.
The festivities begin at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park, located at 8791 Collins Ave.
The mayor will serve as master of ceremonies and there will be a presentation of colors, local scout troops and guest speakers. Light refreshments. (305) 866-3635.
From 9-11 a.m. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on 33rd street in the parking lot of Aloft & Element Miami Doral Hotels, and end at Veterans Park, 10190 NW 33 St., where the ceremony will then begin.
The Ceremony will include key speakers. (305) 593-6611.
All veterans are invited to participate in the ceremony honoring veterans at Miami Springs War Memorial on Curtiss Parkway. 305-805-5075.
...will pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country and those who continue to preserve our freedom.
Enjoy guest speakers, a 21 gun salute, and special presentations. Light refreshments served following the service. 11 am-noon at All Wars Memorial Park, 16500 NE 16 Ave. For more information, please call (305) 948-2957.
Monday, Nov. 12:
The City of Miami Gardens will be honoring local veterans and active military personnel with a free lunch from noon-2 p.m. at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex, located at 3000 NW 199 St.
From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ceremony will begin at 11 am at Losner Park, located at 104 N. Krome Ave.
A parade will begin at 12 p.m. along Krome Avenue and Campbell Drive. Bring a chair.
Join the City of North Miami for a fun day in the park honoring veterans. Enjoy music, bounce houses for the kids, family activities and a complimentary picnic style lunch. Bring your lawn chair and blanket. 10 am-noon at Griffing Park on Northeast 123rd Street and West Dixie Highway. Call 305-895-9840 for more info. Free.
Other events and deals on Veterans Day:
- Miami Seaquarium ‘Salute to Heroes’ Week
- Zoo Miami Veterans Day free admission
- Free days at national parks
Restaurants offering food specials on Veterans Day:
Free meal for veterans on Nov. 11. Choose one from eight: Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, 6 oz. USDA Select Top Sirloin, Chicken Tenders Platter, Double Crunch Shrimp, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Oriental Grilled Chicken Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne
Veterans will receive a complimentary Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert on Nov. 11.
On Sunday, November 11, veterans and active duty military are eligible to receive a free donut of their choice with no purchase necessary at participating Dunkin Donuts. Limit one per customer, in-store only. This offer is not available for orders placed on On-the-Go app.
Golden Corral’s annual Military Appreciation Thank You Meal is Nov. 12 from 5-9 pm.
Veterans and active military members get one $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo® (“Promotional Item”), which includes four slices of DEEP!DEEP! Dish pepperoni pizza and a 20 ounce Pepsi product, on Nov. 11, between 11 am-2 pm. Read the fine print at the above link. There’s lots of it.
Nov. 11, veterans and active duty military members get a free “Create Your Own Combo” meal, which features soup or salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other options.
Free appetizer or dessert to veterans, active-duty military and reservists with a valid military ID on Nov. 11 and 12.
Free Double Tavern Burger and Endless Steak Fries for veterans and military on Nov. 11.