4th of July, 2018 Military Discounts, Deals, Specials and Freebies for Active Duty and Military Veterans

2018 Independence Day Military and Veteran Discounts:
Theme Parks, Museums, Zoo and National State Park

***Many offers come with disclaimers. Please be sure to contact each company directly with any questions/concerns***

Visit Your Military Veterans Discounts for a full list

California’s Great America:

Military members will be honored with free park admission (with valid ID) on July 4 and can bring up to 6 guests for just $23.99 each.

Cedar Point:

Free Military admission July 4, 2018. Active, retired, honorably discharged military members can take advantage  of a FREE  park .


Carowinds offers free park admission to any active, inactive or retired service men and women June  30 – July 8.

Cincinnati Zoo:

All military members will receive free admission on July 4.  Military personnel can also purchase up to six half-price admission tickets for members of their immediate family.

Dorney Park:

Dorney Park’s Tribute to the Armed Forces program will offer a free regular admission ticket to any active or retired military personnel Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29) and Fourth of July (July 1-4). Military personnel who qualify for the discount include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Valid ID should be presented at turnstile for entry into the park.


Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 We would like to say a great big thank you to all those who have served or are currently serving in the Military by offering a FREE day of riding for that service member and their family. Whether it was thirty years ago or three, please come out to Funderland for a FREE day on us!

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park:

Free Admission for Military (June 30-July 4)
This is our way of thanking military men and women for their dedication, service and sacrifice while defending our freedom, way of life and for protecting this country we call home. Active Duty and Retired Military personnel get FREE ADMISSION to the park, on the dates listed above, when presenting a Military ID—one complimentary admission per ID.

Kings Dominion:

(June 30 – July 4) Kings Dominion is also honoring service members by offering FREE admission to the park for active and retired military, as well as veterans with honorable or medical discharge, and discount tickets for friends and family.

Kings Island:

Kings Island will pay tribute to members of the military by offering free admission on military appreciation days from July 1-4, 2018.


Valleyfair is proud to announce a special event in honor of our nation’s military heroes: on public operating days from June 30 – July 4, any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive free regular admission to the park. Plus, each military guest will be able to bring up to six family members at a discounted rate of just $35 per person. It’s our special way of saying thank you to our country’s biggest heroes.

Worlds of Fun:

(July 4, 2018) Complimentary tickets are available for active duty, reserve, or retired military (with honorable or medical discharge) and government issued ID. Veterans or active military members only will receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun, with the option to purchase up to six (6) discounted tickets for immediate family members. Please present valid government issued ID at any ticket sales window located at the Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun main entrance in order to receive your free tickets for military service, and to purchase military discount tickets for immediate family.

Ocean of Fun:

 (July 4, 2018) Worlds of Fun wants to thank the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our country’s military. Veterans of the American Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard Complimentary tickets are available for active duty, reserve, or retired military (with honorable or medical discharge) and government issued ID. Veterans or active military members only will receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun, with the option to purchase up to six (6) discounted tickets for immediate family members. Please present valid government issued ID at any ticket sales window located at the Worlds of Fun or Oceans of Fun main entrance in order to receive your free tickets for military service, and to purchase military discount tickets for immediate family.

Blue Star Museums:

FREE ADMISSION TO MUSEUMS NATIONWIDE FOR MILITARY THIS SUMMER. Blue Star Museums access 2,000 museums across America with free admission to the nation’s military, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium:

Military DAYZ give you free admission to The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium July 1 through July 8.

Sun Splash Family Waterpark 

Sun Splash is proud to assist our military families with a free one-day admission for active or retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists with ID or contract on July 4 plus a $3 discount is available for up to 4 family members accompanying military personnel with an active ID or contract.

National State Park:

Don’t forget to check into the FREE Annual Passes for military veterans who meet a certain criteria.

Waves of Honor:

This program offers any active duty military, reservist or National Guardsman ONE FREE ADMISSION each year and up to three direct dependents. to either Busch Gardens Williamsburg,Busch Gardens TampaSesame PlaceSeaWorld San AntonioSeaWorld San DiegoSeaWorld Orlando. THESE OFFERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE PARK and military verification is through Troop ID.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also has Veterans Offer via Waves of Honor for Sesame Place, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, SeaWorld San Antonio. These offers are not available at the parks and military verification is through Troop ID.

Qualified service members and veterans must validate through the Troop ID on the website in order to take advantage of this offer. Qualified service members and veterans include active, retired, honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military.

 **Save 50% on single day admission (limit 6 admissions tickets per eligible individual, per visit)**Valid for qualified service members and veterans including active, retired, honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military.**Not available for purchase at the Sesame Place front gate. Offer available online only. Offer expires December 31, 2018.

Morgan’s Wonderland:

(July 4, 2018) Special $9 Admission to Morgan’s Wonderland for Military Service Members, First Responders and Their Families! All others regular admission rates apply.

Morgan’s Inspiration Islands:

(July 4, 2018) Military service Member first Responders and families FREE  for guest with special needs and children age 2 and under. 17 for adults  11 for 2-17 and seniors 62+

Colonial Williamsburg:

(july 4, 2018) Active duty receive one complimentary admission ticket per year (and as many as three direct dependents). Retired military and Veterans qualify for 50% discount on Single-day tickets or on Annual Passes for up to five direct dependents.


2018 Independence Day (and beyond) Military and Veteran:
Events & Parades

Washington DC EVENTS:

A Capital Fourth Fireworks
West Lawn US Capitol
Wed, July 4, FREE 
A Capitol Fourth puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. Fireworks begin after the Capitol Fourth concert.

A Capitol Fourth Concert
West Lawn US Capitol
Wed, July 4,  FREE 
The National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly joins host John Stamos and a spectacular line-up of special guests.

Independence Day Parade
Constitution Avenue between 7th and 17th Streets
Wed, July 4, FREE 
Marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams and more celebrate Independence Day in this patriotic, flag-waving, red, white and blue celebration of America’s birthday!

March with Revels on July 4
Takoma Park Community Center

Wed, July 4, FREE 
Join our colorful and lively parade unit and show a special summer side of Washington Revels to thousands of 4th of July spectators!


Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest:

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place at the corner of Surf and Stillwell in Coney Island on July 4th. Live coverage begins on ESPN2 at 12 pm EST.

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks:

For this mother of all pyrotechnic displays, Macy’s will explode more than 75,000 fireworks choreographed to a patriotic score over the East River.


Wed, July 4, 2018

7:00 PM – 11:30 PM EDT

Join us on July 4th as we’ll celebrate Indepedence Day 2018 ! Special Decor & live entertainment, music by Resident Dj Stephan M

Independence Day Celebration by the Bay

Wed, July 4, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of North Miami. Enjoy fireworks at sundown, a kids’ corner and live musical entertainment. Admission and parking are FREE. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs. This event will take place rain or shine. For more information, call the North Miami Parks and Recreation Office at 305-895-9840

5th Annual Independence Day Celebration

On this 4th of July,

Palmetto Bay FL

residents, friends and neighbors come together to celebrate America’s 241st  Birthday on a grand scale from 6 pm-9 pm at Village Hall. The Village will ring in Independence Day with patriotic spirit and pride in a day filled with wholesome, all-American fun for the entire family! The big moment— an explosive 15-minute fireworks show synchronized to music, launched from Palmetto Bay Park, happens at 9:00 pm. This event is FREE to the public.

Palm Bay’s Independence Day Celebration

Dates July 4, 2018

Time Starting: 04:00 PM

Admission Free

This is one of the many celebrations taking place over the Fourth of July holiday on Florida’s Space Coast. Enjoy live music, food, a kids’ play area and of course, fireworks starting at 9 p.m.

Florida’s Space Coast:

Melbourne, FL 

July 4, 2018

8 p.m. Fireworks  Watch as fireworks light up the night sky over the Indian River Lagoon near Front Street Park. Attendees are encouraged to park at Melbourne Auditorium (at 625 Hibiscus Boulevard) and use a free shuttle service to Front Street Park.

Titusville, FL 

July 4, 2018

7 p.m. Red, White and Boom
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Titusville at the Red, White and Boom event at Sand Point Park. Listen to live music, enjoy food, and lots of activities for the whole family. Fireworks are scheduled to go off at 9:15 p.m. from the Marina Park.

Cocoa, FL  

July 4, 2018

5 p.m. Smoke on the Water
The whole family will have a blast celebrating the Fourth of July at the Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village! Enjoy family fun, food and a live performance from the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Fireworks will be displayed over the Indian River Lagoon. Fireworks are expected to go off around 8:45/9 p.m.

Viera, FL 

July 4, 2018

6:30 p.m. Great American Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July with family and friends at the USSSA Space Coast Complex in Viera. Come out and watch the USSSA Pride team play (pre-game 6:30 p.m., first pitch 6:35 p.m.). Gates open at 5:30 p.m. After the game…look to the East of the stadium to view Fireworks at 9 p.m. (weather permitting) sponsored by the Viera Community Institute.


2018 Independence Day (and beyond) Military and Veteran Discounts:
Restaurants, Bars, Fast Food and More

***Many offers come with disclaimers. Please be sure to contact each company directly with any questions/concerns***

Applebee’s Military Discount:

Applebee’s will give you 10% off with valid military ID. Contact your local Applebee’s prior to visiting to double check.  There may be restrictions (example not on alcohol, etc.).

Buffalo Wild Wings Military Discount:

Some Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) offer 10% discounts. Check with your local store first.

Burger King Military Discount:

Some Burger Kings offer 10% discounts, check with the store first.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex Military Discount:

Some sites show an up to 20% discount. Check with your local Chevy’s Fresh Mex store first.

Chick-fil-A Military Discount:

Some Chick-fil-A locations MAY offer a 10% military discount.  Always check with each Chick-fil-A location first. Must present a valid military ID.

Dairy Queen Military Discount:

Many Dairy Queens offer military discounts. Some sites show a discount of up to 50%.  Check with your local Dairy Queen first.

El Chico Mexican Restaurant Military Discount:

We’ve had supporters tell us El Chico offers a 10% discount for veterans and active duty military. Contact El Chico to make sure they are still offering 10% off.

Fuddruckers Military Discount:

Some Fuddruckers offer a discount from 10-15% off for those who a military ID.  Definitely contact Fuddruckers and ask about their military discount before visiting.

Hard Rock Cafe Military Discount:

Some locations offer discounts for those with a active duty military ID of up to 15%.  Check with your local Hard Rock Cafe first.

Hooter’s Military Discount:

Most Hooters offer 10% off on Mondays with valid military ID. Check with your local Hooters just in case.

Johnny Rocket’s Military Discount:

Some Johnny Rocket’s have been rumored to offer up to 50% off with valid military ID. Definitely check with your local Johnny Rocket’s before ordering.

Lone Star Steakhouse Military Discount:

Lone Star Steakhouse offers 20% off on Mondays, and 10% all other days of the week with valid military ID.

First Responders Military Discount:

The GM Military Discount is the best military discount from any car company. It can also be combined with most current offers for an even greater deal.

Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub Military Discount:

*Offer valid all day Tuesday, 7/4/17 at all locations. Beverage, tax and gratuity not included. No coupon necessary. Military ID or proof of service to be shown to receive offer. One free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée. Not valid with any other coupons, offers or promotions including “Kids Eat Free” or 10% Military Discount.

Outback Steakhouse Military Discount:

OFFER VALID 6/28/2018 THROUGH 7/4/2018. THE 20% OFF HEROES DISCOUNT is open to servicemen and women, police officers, firefighters and first responders, with corresponding state or federal service ID, plus Military Personnel and their immediate family members who have one of the following forms of identification: (a) U.S. Uniformed Services Identification Card, (b) U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card, (c) Current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), (d) Veterans Organization Card (i.e. American Legion and VFW), (e) DD214 Certificate, (f) Veteran Identification Card (VIC) or, (g) Photograph in U.S. Uniform or wearing U.S. Uniform. Servicemen and women, and Military Personnel and their families with any of the foregoing forms of identification will receive 20% off their entire guest check (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes and gratuity) at any Outback Steakhouse® in the U.S. Prices, product participation and hours may vary by location. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or certificate including any Dine Rewards™ redemption, AARP® Membership Discount, Bloomin’ Monday® or Walkabout Wednesday. No cash value. Void where prohibited by law. EXPIRES 7/4/2018.

Schlotzsky’s Deli Military Discount:

Many sites claims Schlotzsky’s will give 30% off with valid military ID. Definitely check with Schlotzsky’s Deli before ordering.

Shoney’s Military Discount:

Some sites state that Shoney’s offers 15% off for all service men and women in uniform. Military, Fire, Police and EMT’s in uniform (as well). Check with your local Shoney’s about this military discount before ordering.

Texas Roadhouse Military Discount:

Texas Roadhouse gives up to 20% off with valid military ID.

Texas Steakhouse & Saloon:

Texas Steakhouse & Saloongives up to 10% off Active & retired with  valid military ID.

Texas de Brazil:

20% Discount for Service Members, EMS and Teachers

We at Texas de Brazil would like to say “Thank You” to the heroes out there by offering a 20% discount on dinner and lunch prices (salad area only too!) for service members, EMS, and teachers!

This offer is valid with a badge or ID for military members/veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, nurses, EMS & teachers. This offer is not valid on holidays, cannot be combined with other offers and is valid for up to 4 people per table/reservation.


2018 Independence Day (and beyond) Military and Veteran Discounts: 
Hotels and Lodging

***Many offers come with disclaimers. Please be sure to contact each company directly with any questions/concerns***

Affinia Hotel Military Discount:

Get up to 25% off at Affinia. Plus Affinia Hotel will will donate $10 for every reservation made to Operation Homefront.  Click here for more info

Shades of Green Resort Military Discount:

Contact Shades of Green Resort for any discount they offer.

Armed Forces Recreation Centers Military Discount:

AFRCs, are Joint Service Facilities operated by the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs. Contact them to find out about any military discount or special offer.


2018 Independence Day (and beyond) Military and Veteran Discounts:

***Many offers come with disclaimers. Please be sure to contact each company directly with any questions/concerns***

A.C. Moore Military Discount:

A.C. Moore offers a 20% military discount from July 1 through July 4. Visit the A.C. Moore website for more details. acmoore.com/specialpromo?spid=358

Advance Auto Parts:

is proud to offer 10% off regularly priced items for in-store purchases to customers who serve or have served our country’s Armed Services. Qualifying customers may be required to show proof of military status for in store purchases as explained below:

Military Qualifications: All active-duty, reserve and retired status members of our Armed Services, US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, US National Guard, Note: ONLY retired veterans with 20 years or more of service are eligible. All veterans receiving VA benefits. Immediate family members of the above mentioned service members (i.e. spouses and dependent children up to 18 years of age)

AT&T 15% Service Military Discount: 

Available to (a) active military service personnel providing a valid military ID or current paystub; (b) qualified military veterans providing either a Department of Defense Form DD214 indicating an honorable discharge, or a valid retired military ID or current AMVETS membership card; and (c) qualified spouses of active duty or deceased military service personnel providing a valid Department of Defense sponsorship card. Eligible individual must take personal liability for his or her account and must be enrolled in the AT&T Signature Program. Eligibility for discount ceases when individual is no longer qualified. 15% service discount applies only to the monthly plan charge, not to any monthly device access charges, and is applied after the application of any available AutoPay & paperless bill discount. Additional restrictions apply.

Big 5 Sporting Goods Military Discount:

For All Active Duty and Reserve Military Personnel, Retirees,
Veterans, their spouses and Dependent Children 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE Valid military ID or veteran status on driver’s license required. Good in-store only at all Big 5 locations. Excludes gift cards and licenses.Not valid with any other coupon offer or prior purchases.

Champion Military Discount:

Exclusive: 20% off your order! (Excludes Champion Life/Europe and Limited Edition Collections. Code is a one-time use code only. May not be combined with other promotional offers. US deliveries Only. Code expires 7/8/18 at Midnight.)

Home Depot Military Discount:

Home Depot is offering a 10% discount on July 4 active duty military and veterans. Many Home Depots offer 10% year-round.

Rack Room Shoes Military Discount:

Many Rack Room Shoes will give a 10% military discount on Independence Day.

Bass Pro Shops Discount:

Bass Pro Shops is pleased to offer the active military, veterans, retirees, National Guardsmen and Reservists of our Armed Forces a 5% discount every day, year-round at U.S. Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops stores, simply present proper ID at checkout. Exclusions apply*.

Hyundai Military Discounts:

Active Duty, Reservist/National Guard,Veteran, and Retired U.S. Military Personnel.

  • Get an additional $500 off new Hyundai vehicles distributed by Hyundai Motor America.
  • Customers (or spouse) must be Active Duty, Reservists/National Guard, Veteran, or on Retired status in the U.S. Military at the commencement of the program period.
  • Active, Veteran, or Retired U.S. Military for this program are defined as customers serving or having served in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, National Guard, or Reserves.
  • Contact your nearest dealer for details on eligibility.
  • The offer is good from June 1, 2018 through January 2, 2019.

Jo-Ann Fabric Military Discount:

Military service members and eligible family members. You must present proof of your military service, past or present, or Military Dependent ID upon checkout to receive your discount. 10% off your total purchase* every day!

Lowe’s Military Discount:

Lowe’s Honors U.S. Military Past and Present with 10 Percent (10%) Off Every Day for In-Store and Online Purchases.

All O’Reilly Auto Parts Military Discounts:

provide a 10% discount off retail price for most items, some exceptions are motor oil, antifreeze, sale items and special orders. The discount is extended to in-store purchases for active duty and reserve members of the military, retired service members, and veterans. The immediate family members of an active duty service member or veteran, who possess a Department of Defense issued dependent ID card (DD form 1173 or 1173-1) are also eligible to receive our Military Discount. Valid ID is required. The Online Store is unable to offer a Military Discount at this time.

Pep Boys Military Discounts:

Pep Boys is proud to honor our customers who serve our country in the Armed Forces. Every day of the week our active and retired military customers can receive a 10%* discount at their local store. Simply present your valid military or veteran ID to activate your savings.

Offer available in store only. Cannot be used for PepBoys.com purchases, the purchase of Pep Boys Gift Cards or service installations including product installations. Armed Forces includes US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard or the National Guard and who are in active, reserve or retired status.

 Brides Across America Military Discount:

 In honor of our national heroes, during the 2018 Independence Day celebration from July 2, 2018 – July 15, 2018, Brides Across America will deploy Operation Wedding Gown to honor our military and first responder brides-to-be with free wedding gowns nationwide.

Military Lease Offers: The GM Military Discount is the best military discount from any car company. It can also be combined with most current lease offers for an even greater deal.

Nike Military Discount:

Yes, in appreciation of our service women and men, we offer a 10% discount to all active, reservist, veteran, and retired U.S. military personnel, and to the spouses and dependents of active personnel. The discount can be used on Nike.com and at Nike, Converse, and Hurley stores in the U.S.

To get the military discount on Nike.com, you’ll need to first verify eligibility. 

Sherwin-Williams Military Discount:

Sherwin-Williams proudly supports the military of the United States and Canada by offering a 15% off discount on Paints, Stains and Painting Supplies to men and women who are currently serving, are reservists or have served in the military. This 15% off Military Discount is also extended to the spouse of such individuals.

To qualify for the 15% off Military Discount, you must:

For all Military T- Moble Military Discount:

Be currently serving, be a reservist or have served in the military, including the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, the National Guard, ROTC, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army or Royal Canadian Air Force. Be able to provide an ID at the time of purchase validating military service.

Available to all active duty service members, veterans, retired military personnel, members of the Army Reserve or National Guard, and Gold Star families. (Line one) $55, (Line 2) $25, ( Line 3 ) $10

Walgreens Stores Military & Veterans Discount:

In honor of July 4th Military & Veterans Discount 20% off, eligible regular priced items in store with Balance® Rewards card*July 4, 2018 only! Includes all veterans, military and their families.

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