Veteran’s Day Roundup

Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day and we at Hays Happenings could not be more grateful for the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom. In honor of those sacrifices, below is a list of the Veteran’s Day events and deals in the Hays County area.


2017 Veteran’s Day Parade & Breakfast (SAN MARCOS) Veterans groups, military organizations, civic clubs, bands, drill teams, public officials, equestrians, youth teams, classic vehicles and others are invited to join the Veterans Day Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and wind through downtown San Marcos. A popular free biscuit and gravy breakfast will again be served on the County Courthouse lawn beginning at 8:30 a.m. along with entertainment leading up to the parade. The Farmer’s Market and Art Squared are also going on at the same time so there is lots to see and do!

Veterans Voice Project (SAN MARCOS) As we honor their service this Veterans Day, we should also take a moment to hear their voices. Enjoy an evening of personal stories and songs about service, sacrifice, and how their military experiences have shaped the way they live their lives. Food, drinks, and adult beverages provided by our sponsors are included in the price of the ticket.


Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill: Free meal from a special menu Saturday at any of the nearly 1,800 locations.

Chili’s: Free meal from a special menu.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit: Veterans get a free sandwich, savory side and a Big Yellow Cup from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Free doughnut of choice, while supplies last.

Little Caesars: Free Hot-N-Ready lunch combo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Olive Garden: Free meal from a select menu.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic beverage.

Panera Bread: Free breakfast sandwiches until 10 a.m. Saturday at participating locations. After 10 a.m., military members get a coupon for a free pastry to use on a future visit.

Red Lobster: Free appetizer or dessert.

tarbucks: Free tall coffee for any veteran, active duty military and military spouse Saturday. Unrelated to the Veterans Day deal, Starbucks has a buy one holiday drink, get one free deal 2 to 5 p.m.Thursday.

Texas Roadhouse: Free meal from a special menu and choice of non-alcoholic drink

Cabela’s: In addition to the 5% everyday military discount, the chain is offering additional discounts through Sunday. Learn more at

Target: Through Saturday, 10% discount on in-store and online purchases for veterans, active military, spouses and dependent children. Register for this discount at

Walgreens: 20% off eligible regular-price items Saturday for all veterans, military and their families with Balance Rewards card and proof of military service.

For more events that are happening in Hays County check out our event calendar. If we missed an event that you would like for us to share, please submit it here.