Complete list of northern Nevada Veterans Day events and deals
Veterans Day 2018 takes place on Sunday, Nov 11, however this year, it is observed on Monday, Nov 12.
The holiday honors military veterans who have served in the United States.
In honor of the holiday, there are several events and deals taking place in northern Nevada throughout the weekend.
If you know of an event that is not listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 10
- In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Nevada State Museum in Carson City will be hosting a free special event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The Carson Nugget is offering two free tickets for its Al Stewart concert on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 9 p.m. to active duty service members and veterans. These tickets also get a guest into the meet-and-greet with Stewart at 8:30 p.m.
- This weekend Scouts from surrounding troops will be collecting filled grocery donation bags that they previously handed out on November 3 and 4 as part of the Catholic Charites of Northern Nevada. Collections times on Saturday are: 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. & 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. On Sunday: 7:30 - 8:15 a.m., 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., & 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
- The Atlantis Casino and Resort will be welcoming over 50 Honor Flight Veterans between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the buffet.
- The Sun Valley General Improvement District and Washoe County Human Services are hosting a pancake breakfast and appreciation event at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sunday, November 11
- The City of Reno Veterans Day Parade will take place Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 11:11 a.m., rain or shine. The theme for the parade is “The Great War,” honoring the first Reno citizen to perish in World War I: Private First-Class Darrell Melville Dunkle. The parade begins at the Virginia Street Bridge in downtown Reno and ends at the 5th St./Virginia St. intersection.
- Join Airport Officials and military supporters from the local community, at 4:15 p.m at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Ski Statue to welcome home veterans from Honor Flight. Activities include music, Quilts of Valor, Paws 4 Passengers therapy dogs, and a military salute in tribute to their service.
- The Nevada State Museum will be holding a “Bells of Peace” World War I commemoration on Veterans Day, at Loftin Park with their replica of the Liberty Bell. The bell tolling will begin at 11 a.m., following an opening welcome program at 10:40 a.m.
- Virginia City salutes our veterans with their Sunday Veteran's Day Parade.
- The Veterans Guest House is offering activities that take place from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include: An Open House and a free barbeque, Flu shots provided by Walgreens Pharmacy, and the Salute & Support Raffle.
- The Nevada Humane Society is offering free pet adoptions for members of the military and their immediate families. Pets are available for adoption at both the Reno shelter, and the Carson City shelter. Both are open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- RTC Transit Services is offering free rides. Transit services will be operating on a regular schedule.
- The Eldorado, Circus Circus and Silver Legacy are offering a free breakfast or lunch buffet at the Eldorado Buffet between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Starbucks at the Eldorado and Silver Legacy will also offer a free 12 oz. coffee to Veterans.
- Great Clips salons at Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Dayton & Fernley locations, are offering free haircuts. In addition, all non-veteran customers who get a haircut at a Great Clips salon can get a free haircut card they can give to a veteran as a thank you. Promotion runs Sunday and Monday.
- Applebee restaurants located in Carson City, Reno and Sparks are offering a free meal to veterans and active-duty military.
- Rail City Casino will offer a complimentary buffet with valid military ID from 2 - 9 p.m.
- This weekend Scouts from surrounding troops will be collecting filled grocery donation bags that they previously handed out on November 3 & 4 as part of the Catholic Charites of Northern Nevada. Collections times on Saturday are: 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. & 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. On Sunday: 7:30 - 8:15 a.m., 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., & 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
- The Grand Sierra Resort’s California Pizza Kitchen is offering a free entrée from a special menu.
Monday, November 12
Reminder that most government offices and schools are closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.
- Denny’s is offering a free Build Your Own Grand Slam from 5 a.m. to noon.
- Great Clips is offering free haircuts to all veterans on Monday.
- Jiffy Lube is offering a free Value Oil Change Plus for all Active & Retired Service Members with a Military I.D.
- Peppermill Reno will be offering one free breakfast or lunch buffet at Island Buffet from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Western Village will be offering one free pizza slice and one free soda at Primo from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Harrah’s Reno is offering a free buffet brunch or dinner. The Monday brunch buffet is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the dinner buffet is from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Veterans and members of the military must show their military/veterans I.D. AND a Caesars Entertainment Total Rewards Card.
- The Grand Sierra Resort Buffet is providing one free breakfast or lunch buffet.