Veterans can eat in Corpus Christi on Veterans Day and spend an afternoon at the art museum, see a hockey game, get their hair cut, and go to a national or state park – all for free.
Check out our list of where to go and what to do on Veterans Day. Click here for a list of Veteran’s Day ceremonies that will take place on the coast starting Thursday November 7th and will continue through Veteran’s Day on Monday November 11th if multiple ceremonies are scheduled.
Thank you to all veterans and active members of the U.S. military!
SATURDAY IN NOVEMBER
ART MUSEUM SOUTH TEXAS
1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Active military and veterans as well as their family members get free entry every Saturday in November. Veterans sending photos of themselves and / or family members become part of a display of 3D images. Submit images on social media using the hashtag #AMSTSERVICESATURDAY.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10th
MUSTANG ISLAND STATE PARK
9394 Texas 361
LAKE CORPUS CHRISTI STATE PARK
23194 Park Road 25 in Mathis
GOOSE ISLAND STATE PARK
202 S. Palmetto St. at Rockport
All Texas State Parks will offer free park entry to all visitors, including the three local parks listed above, on Sunday, November 10, the day before Veterans Day.
Monday November 11th
3133 S. Alameda St.
4938 S. Staples St.
6601 Everhart Road
2311 Interstate 35 North at Rockport
U.S. service members receive a free haircut and a free haircut card to give to another veteran before December 31st. Non-veterans who pay for a haircut on Monday November 11th will also receive a free card to give a haircut to a veteran to thank them for their service.
PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE
20420 Park Road 22
All visitors are welcome to all national parks on Veterans Day Monday, November 11, including Corpus Christ’s own Padre Island National Seashore.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd
American Bank Center
1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Military personnel, both veterans and active service, can visit the game for free on Stars and Stripes Night. Present a valid military ID at the box office on the day of the match.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BUBBA’S 33: FREE LUNCH
1921 South Padre Island Drive
Free lunch from one of six main courses for active military and veterans.
APPLEBEE’S: A FREE ENTREE
6691 South Padre Island Drive in Corpus Christi
1820 US 181 in Portland
Free select appetizers for all active military and veterans. The menu includes double crunch shrimp, 6-ounce sirloin, classic bacon cheeseburger, chicken tender platter, fiesta lime chicken, and oriental chicken salad. The 12th Veterans Eat Free Day at Applebee’s has served 9.8 million free meals.
BJ’s BREWHOUSE: A FREE ENTREE
5037 South Padre Island Drive
All current military and veterans will get free entry up to $ 14.95 as well as a free Dr. Pepper.
CHILI’S: FREE MEAL
5542 South Padre Island Drive
4120 US 77 in Calallen
2010 US 181 North in Portland
Free entrees include chicken crisper, grilled margarita chicken, a bowl of chili or soup and salad, quesadillas from the chicken and bacon ranch, bacon burgers, vintage cheese, and Cajun chicken noodles.
GRUB BURGER BAR: FREE ENTREE
4902 S. Staples St.
No purchase is required to enter for free on Veterans Day. The Grub Burger Bar also offers a 10 percent discount on all year-round purchases with a valid military ID or uniform.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
GOLDEN CORRAL: FREE THANK YOU DINNER
5901 South Padre Island Drive
Everyone who has served in the U.S. military is invited to a complimentary thank you dinner at the Golden Corral. Includes National Guard and reserves.
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE: FREE MEAL
5057 South Padre Island Drive
Every meal from the Logan’s Roadhouse Meals menu is free for all veterans and military personnel.
OLIVE GARDEN: FREE MEAL
5258 South Padre Island Drive
Complimentary meal from a select menu for all active and veterans of the U.S. military.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TEXAS ROADHOUSE: FREE MEAL
2029 South Padre Island Drive
A special Veterans Day menu offers free meals to all active, retired, or former U.S. service members with a military ID or uniform.
DISCOUNTS OR FREE DESSERT
Discounts are available in the following restaurants:
• CRACKER BARREL: Complimentary slice of Coca-Colar cake with double chocolate fudge or pumpkin pie latte (frozen or hot), 4229 South Padre Island Drive
• JOE’S CRAB SHACK: 20 percent discount on tables with four or fewer tables only, 444 N. Shoreline Blvd. and 5025 South Padre Island Drive.
• LANDRY’S SEAFOOD: 20 percent discount without alcoholic beverages; 600 N. Shoreline Blvd.
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