In honor of Veterans Day (Nov. 11), these Valley businesses are offering veterans and active-duty military personnel discounts and freebies as a token of their gratitude. Plus, save the date for a variety of events to ring in Veterans Day weekend.
14th Annual Walkin’ on Main
Taking place on Saturday, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Old Town Cottonwood, the 14th Annual Walkin’ on Main features a classic car show, wine tasting, live music and local vendors–and, just for veterans, extra wine tasting tickets. Tickets to the family-friendly festival are available online for $22 per person or $25 at the door.
For more information: www.eventbrite.com.
Veterans Day BBQ at Barrio Brewing Co.
On Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Barrio Brewing Co. in Mesa hosts a Veterans Day BBQ in honor of all military personnel. Veterans and their families are invited to enjoy a day of fun and festivities including a backyard BBQ menu featuring beer brats, hot dogs, burgers, potato salad, chips and churros along with Pepsi products and Barrio canned beer; activities such as face painters, patio games and coloring for the kids; and giveaways from the prize wheel. The Veterans Day event is free for all active and non-active military personnel with I.D. Cost is $10 per person; $5 per child ages 12 and under.
For more information: barriobrewingmesa.com.
United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors at The Ravenscroft
The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors, a 19-member ensemble and the official touring big band of the United States Army, will perform at The Ravenscroft in Scottsdale on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. for a free Veterans Day edition of Jazzbird Nights. Experience an evening filled with jazz and choose from a fine selection of wine, craft beers and catered dinner options for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Seating is by reservation only, and the reservation limit is four seats per person.
To reserve tickets: theravenscroft.com/event.
East Valley Veterans Parade
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11, the East Valley Veterans Parade provides locals an opportunity to gather in honoring, thanking and celebrating local veterans, active military and their families. The parade kicks off on Center Street and University in Mesa and runs south on Center Street to 1st Street before turning west onto 1st Street and continues to Robson.
For more information: evvp.org.
Live Life: A Songwriter’s Music Festival
Live Life: A Songwriter’s Music Festival, taking place in Gilbert on Nov. 11, promises an exciting celebration of country music, boasting a star-studded lineup of top songwriters and a headlining performance from David Lee Murphy. In addition to the live music, the festival will feature an array of attractions, including beer, wine, full bars, food trucks, axe throwing, cornhole and merchandise. To honor Veterans Day, a portion of the festival’s proceeds will be donated to the HeartStrings Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting veterans and their families. General admission tickets are $65; VIP tickets are $145; and a special military discount that grants complimentary admission for your spouse or significant other when you purchase one ticket online and present your military ID at the festival entrance.
For more information: livelifemusicfestival.com.
Coach Pain Academy
Coach Pain Academy and Verde at Cooley Station in Gilbert hosts a special workout on Veterans Day. The high-energy party will celebrate the men and women who serve our country, and the green at the Verde at Cooley Station will be decked out in flags and the National Anthem will be played. Event-goers will be challenged to get through a grueling workout to honor the hard work of service men and women. The event is free to all veterans and first responders (must show ID). All other attendees can secure a spot for $25 (ages 18-plus); and $15 (ages 12 to 17). Proceeds from this event will be donated to 100 Club of Arizona.
For more information: coachpainacademy.com.
Deals & Specials:
18 Degrees: 18 Degrees in Scottsdale offers veterans 50 percent off any single food item on Veterans Day. For more information, visit 18-degrees.com.
32 Shea: The North Phoenix restaurant offers a free medium drip coffee to veterans and active military members on Saturday, Nov 11. Must show ID. For more information, visit www.32shea.com.
AJ’s Fine Foods, Bashas’ and Food City: Bashas’, AJ’s Fine Foods and Food City supermarkets will offer a 10 percent discount for all active duty, reserve, discharged and retired military customers on Saturday, Nov. 11. Customers only need to present their military identification at checkout to receive the discount. The military identification could be in the form of a military ID, a U.S. Uniformed Services Identification Card, or a U.S. Uniformed Services Retired Identification Card. The 10 percent discount applies to all groceries, but is not valid on prescriptions, alcohol, tobacco, postage, gift cards, money orders or lottery tickets. For more information, visit www.bashas.com.
Angry Crab Shack: Veterans receive 10 percent off their meal with valid ID For more information, visit www.angrycrabshack.com.
ATL Wings: ATL Wings salutes military personnel with free wings in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11. Active-duty military and veterans can receive six free wings with the purchase of a beverage. Must show valid military ID to redeem. For more information, visit atlwings.com.
Bill’s Grill: The Prescott diner is offering a free appetizer to veterans and active military members on Saturday, Nov 11. No purchase necessary. Must show ID. For more information, visit www.billsgrillprescott.com.
Birdcall SanTan Village: Birdcall SanTan Village, which opens Nov. 8 in Gilbert, offers a Veterans Day special for veterans to receive 23 percent off with code VETERAN23. For more information, visit www.eatbirdcall.com.
Cider Corps: Cider Corps, a veteran-owned and family-run craft cidery, has a year-round discount for service men and women. Active military and veterans get a 30 percent discount on all beverage purchases made at the cidery’s taproom in Downtown Mesa. For more information, visit cidercorpsaz.com.
Dave & Buster’s at Tempe Marketplace: Dave & Buster’s offers 10 percent off all food items for first responders this Veterans Day. For more information, visit www.daveandbusters.com.
Federal American Grill: Join Scottsdale’s Federal American Club in their efforts to support veterans with PTSD. When you purchase a meal on Veterans Day, a portion of the proceeds will go to Camp Hope; this nonprofit works with veterans and families coping with the effects of combat-related post-traumatic stress. For more information, visit thefederalgrill.com.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: Grimaldi’s Pizzeria offers 25 percent off for all active and off-duty military this Veterans Day. Plus, guests can now participate in Gift A Meal program now through Dec. 31. For each guest who takes a photo of their meal at Grimaldi’s and uploads it via the QR code displayed on tables, Grimaldi’s will provide a meal to a child in need through No Kid Hungry. For more information, visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.
Jocque Concepts: The restaurant group offers a discount of 25 percent off food purchases for veterans and active military on Veterans Day at all of its concepts in Old Town Scottsdale and Arcadia which include Diego Pops, Eat Up Drive In, The Hot Chick and The Montauk.
Kasai Japanese Steakhouse: Kasai Japanese Steakhouse in Scottsdale will give veterans, first responders and active military 20 percent off their entrée with valid ID on Veterans Day. For more information, visit www.kasaiteppan.com.
Koibito Poké: Koibito Poké is honoring veterans with $5 off in-store orders on Veterans Day at all four of its Valley locations in Scottsdale, Arcadia and Chandler. For more information, visit www.koibitopoke.com.
Kona Grill: Veterans and active-duty military will receive 50 percent off food on Friday, Nov. 10, to Monday, Nov. 13. For more information, visit www.konagrill.com.
Lakeside Bar & Grill: The Peoria family-friendly sports bar and restaurant is offering a free appetizer to veterans and active military members on Saturday, Nov 11. Must show ID. For more information, visit www.lakesidebarandgrillaz.com.
Macayo’s Mexican Food: Macayo’s Mexican Food gifts veterans with a free meal on Saturday, Nov. 11. As a thank you to all active and non-active military personnel, Macayo’s is offering a free entrée from their special menu all day long on Veterans Day. For more information, visit macayo.com.
The Maggiore Group: The restaurant group is honoring veterans across its concepts with special promotions on Veterans Day. Hash Kitchen will be offering a discount of 10 percent off the total bill; The Mexicano and The Sicilian Butcher will both be offering a 20 percent discount for veterans. Promotions are valid for dine-in only. Discount not valid on alcohol.
Morning Squeeze: Morning Squeeze offers a year-round 10 percent discount for active military and veterans at its three locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe. For more information, visit morningsqueeze.com.
Museum of Illusions: Museum of Illusions in Scottsdale is offering free walk-in admission for veterans throughout the entire Veteran’s Day weekend, from Friday, Nov. 10, to Sunday, Nov. 12. Veterans or active military members must show military ID at the door for free admission. For more information, visit www.moiscottsdale.com.
Myke’s Pizza: Located near the end of the East Valley Veterans Day Parade route, Myke’s Pizza offers a year-round 10 percent discount for active military and veterans. For more information, visit mykespizza.com.
Over Easy: Over Easy offers a year-round discount for veterans with 10 percent off their bill every time they visit. For more information, visit eatatovereasy.com.
Pedal Haus Brewery: Pedal Haus Brewery honors veterans by offering discounts and specials on Nov. 11. Veterans will receive 15 percent off their bill and 50 percent off Day Drinker T-shirts with the purchase of a Day Drinker lite lager. For more information, visit www.pedalhuasbrewery.com.
Phoenix City Grille: Phoenix City Grille offers a complimentary lunch for veterans between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. For more information, visit phoenixcitygrille.com.
Picazzo’s: To honor the men and women who have served our country, Picazzo’s will offer 25 percent off one item to veterans on Saturday, Nov. 11. For more information, visit picazzos.com.
Queen Creek Olive Mill: On Veterans Day, Queen Creek Olive Mill offers veterans two pizzas and two pints for for $44 ($10 in savings). Wine and non-alcoholic options can be substituted. The Mill will also be offering veterans $1 scoops of gelato and 10 percent off all other purchases excluding sale items and alcohol. For more information, visit www.queencreekolivemill.com.
Rainbow Ryders: Rainbow Ryders offers its ongoing military discount for hot air balloon flights at a rate of $175 per person (including their party). Valid for active and retired military. For more information, visit rainbowryders.com.
Red, White & Brew: The Mesa and Prescott neighborhood favorites are offering a free appetizer to veterans and active military members on Saturday, Nov 11, with a menu purchase (excluding wings and mussels). Must show ID. For more information, visit www.rwbaz.com.
Roaring Fork: On Nov. 11, Roaring Fork in Scottsdale salutes local veterans with a special discount. With proper military identification, retired and active military can enjoy 15 percent off their entire meal; dine-in only, beginning at 4 p.m. (alcohol, tax and tip are not included). For more information, visit www.roaringfork.com.
Rusty Spur Saloon: The oldest bar in Scottsdale is offering a free T-shirt to veterans and active military members on Saturday, Nov 11. No purchase necessary. Must show ID. For more information, visit www.rustyspursaloon.com.
Salt & Lime Modern Mexican Grill: Salt & Lime in Scottsdale offers a year-round discount for veterans and first responders with a 20 percent discount. Discount not valid on alcohol. For more information, visit www.saltandlimeaz.com.
STK Steakhouse: Veterans and active-duty military will receive 50 percent off food on Friday, Nov. 10, to Monday, Nov. 13. For more information, visit stksteakhouse.com.
Streets of New York: Streets of New York Pizza will be offering a 20 percent discount for veterans on Veterans Day. Discount not valid on alcohol. For more information, visit www.streetsofnewyork.com.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub: Thirsty Lion Gastropub will be offering a free entrée and non-alcoholic drinks from a specialty menu for veterans. Military ID is required. The offer will be valid on Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Desert Ridge, SanTan Village and Chandler Viridian, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Tempe location. For more information, visit www.thirstyliongastropub.com.
Common Ground Culinary: At all Common Ground Culinary concepts (Neighborly Public House, The Macintosh, The Collins Small Batch Kitchen, Wally’s American Gastropub, Collins Bros. Chophouse and Grassroots Kitchen & Tap), former or active service members will receive a complimentary appetizer card to use on their next visit. Offer is only valid to guests on Saturday, Nov. 11.