Upstate Veterans Day events, freebies and discounts

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Published: Nov. 9, 2023 at 2:24 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2023 at 9:22 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - To honor military veterans, special celebrations and deals are being offered for Veterans Day 2023.

Below is a list of Veterans Day events in the Upstate area, along with places where veterans can receive special discounts or deals for serving.

NOV. 9-12

  • The Wall that Heals, a mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is open 24 hours at Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport, closing Sunday at 2 p.m.

NOV. 10

  • 8:30AM - Greer Middle College Veterans Day Ceremony. Veterans are invited for a free breakfast, ceremony and prize giveaway. RSVP here.
  • 11AM - Inman Veterans Day Parade to honor all veterans and current military. Main Street, Inman, SC
  • 11AM - City of Simpsonville Veterans Day Ceremony at the Simpsonville Arts Center on Academy Street.
  • 12PM - Praise Cathedral Veterans Day Lunch. All veterans are invited for a free lunch with guest speaker Dr. Terry Swan.

NOV. 11

NOV. 12

  • 1PM - Pickens County Veterans Day Celebration. Community day of food, vendors, games and a parade at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center in downtown Liberty.
  • 3PM - SC Veterans Upstate Salute at Fluor Field. Free community event honoring Upstate veterans. Gates open at 3PM, concert at 5PM.


Spare Time Entertainment - Veterans with badge or ID will receive a FREE $20 Game Play Card on November 11th

Craft Axe Throwing - On November 11th all veterans and active military throw free for 45 minutes and receive free chips and salsa/queso from White Duck Taco.

Pecknel Music - Free string change for all veterans and addition 10 percent discount storewide from 11AM to 3PM on November 11th.

On Friday until noon, veterans get a free Grand Slam breakfast at Denny’s.

Saturday, they get a free doughnut at Dunkin, free coffee and a doughnut at Krispy Kreme, or a free breakfast combo at Wendy’s.

At Starbucks on Saturday, vets get a free hot or iced coffee, and at IHOP until 7 p.m., they get free pancakes or a pancake combo.

Applebee’s is offering a free meal when you dine in on Saturday.

Lowe’s is giving out free collectible pins to the first 150 veteran customers Saturday at each store. The hardware company already offers a 10% military discount to active duty and veteran military service members and their families every day.

For most of the deals, you do need to show a valid military ID.