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Veterans Day deals and events around Bakersfield

Posted at 3:06 PM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 13:24:50-05

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11, and many places are offering deals or holding events for Veterans.

Local Deals:

  • The Kern County Heritage Commission is holding a Kern County Veterans ceremony on Friday November 10 at 12PM at Liberty Bell.
  • Applebee's across the state of California are celebrating their 10th anniversary of honoring American veterans and active-duty military by offering them a free meal on Veterans Day. The Applebee's Bakersfield location is: 9000 Ming Avenue, Suite M.
  • True Standard Barbershop is offering FREE haircuts to Veterans and active duty Military Saturday. True Standard Barbershop is located on 5412 California Ave.
  • Saint John's Lutheran Church is hosting a free Veterans concert on Saturday at 7PM. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come. Saint John's Lutheran Church is located on 4500 Buena Vista Road.
  • CSUB Men's Basketball team is honoring Veterans with free admission to their game against Whittier College Friday night at 7 p.m. Just bring your valid I.D.
  • Guild House Restaurant will be hosting a Salute to Veterans on Friday, November 10, 2017. Members of the military can enjoy a 15% discount with your military ID. 
  • Rollerama is offering FREE admission to all veterans on Friday, November 10, 2017. Free admission times are between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 


National Deal's


Buy one, get one free burrito, bowl, salad or taco on Tuesday, November 7th, from 5 p.m. to close. 


Free 'Build Your Own Grand Slam' on Friday, Nov. 10 from 5 a.m. to noon.

BJ’s Restaurant 

Free entree under $12.95 on Friday and Saturday. Guests over age 21 can also receive an alcoholic beverage for $6. 


Free meal available.

Black Angus Steakhouse

Top sirloin steak dinner with side dishes and beverage for $9.99 on Saturday. 

California Pizza Kitchen 

Free pizza and beverage on Saturday and Sunday.

Cici's Pizza

Free pizza buffet on Saturday.

Dunkin’ Donuts 

Free donut on Saturday.


Free meal with purchase of beverage on Saturday.

Little Caesars Pizza 

Free $5 Hot-n-Ready lunch combo on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Macaroni Grill 

Free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti on Saturday.

Menchie’s Free Frozen Yogurt 

Free six-ounce frozen yogurt on Saturday.

Mimi’s Cafe 

Free select menu items on Saturday with drink purchase. 

On the Border

Free meal on Saturday.

Outback Steakhouse 

Free Bloomin’ Onion and drink on Saturday. Also, November 12 through November 16, military members will receive 20% off their check and, beginning November 17, military, firefighters and law enforcement will receive 10% off their check.

Red Lobster 

Free appetizer or dessert on Satuday.

Red Robin 

Free Red’s Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Saturday.

Ruby’s Diner 

Free entree on Veterans Day.


Free tall brewed coffee on Saturday.  For every Starbucks VIA®  Instant purchase made on in the U.S., Starbucks will make a matching donation of Starbucks VIA®  Instant to the USO.

Texas Roadhouse 

Free lunch, beverage and sides on Saturday.

TGI Fridays

Free lunch item up to $12 on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Free Chili Dog with a small fry and a small Pepsi.



Great Clips Free Haircut 

On Veterans Day, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Veterans can also visit any U.S. Great Clips salon on November 11 to get either a free haircut that day or to pick up a free haircut card to use later. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.

Home Depot 

A 10% discount is also offered to all other military veterans on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Veterans Day.

Lowes Home Improvement 

Lowes offers 10% off to all veterans and active duty service members every day by signing up for a MyLowes card (not a credit card). We list Lowes here since this is a recent change where Veterans Day used to be one of the few days a year when the 10% discount was offered.  

Under Armour 10% Off plus Free Shipping 

Get 10% off. Offer valid for Military, Veterans & First Responders Click for Details.


Offering a 20% discount to all Veterans, Active duty military, and their immediate families, on Veterans Day 2016. Must present a Walgreens Rewards card and valid Military ID or proof of service to receive the discount on eligible items.