In honor of Memorial Day, here is a list of entertainment and restaurant offers, along with retail deals and even some nice free offers!
*Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will close out the Soluna Festival on Sunday with a free concert at Klyde Warren Park. The “Salute to the Armed Forces” will honor those who have served our country with patriotic music accompanied by a piece created by video artist Monte Laster. If you miss the DSO on Sunday, don’t worry. The symphony will perform its annual Memorial Day concert at Flag Pole Hill on Monday at 8 pm. The concert will be followed by a fireworks show. In the event of the rain, the plan is to move the performance to the Meyerson.
*Blue Star Museum
Beginning May 25th through September 7th, 2015, more than 2,000 museums, art centers and exhibits across America will be offering up FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museum Program. These include children’s museums, fine art museums, history and science museums, and nature centers. Even sweeter, there is no limit on the number of participating museums that you can visit over the summer. Click here to view the participating museums.
U.S. military members and their dependents can get a FREE annual pass to the National Parks. Check theUSGS website for more information.
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at the Dallas Arboretum! Admission is free all weekend for all active and retired military personnel and first responders with valid photo ID at the ticket booth.
In the Pecan Grove, children of all ages can enjoy a petting zoo and face painting all weekend long from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Friday, May 22, families can decorate strollers and wagons from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Memorial Day Stroller and Wagon Parade that starts at 1 p.m. at the Alex Camp House. Prizes will be awarded.
On Monday, May 26 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., there are two Eddie Coker concerts for younger children, at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Cost is free with paid garden admission. The concerts are sponsored by Dallas Child. Guests can enjoy $2 hot dogs, root beer floats, and patriotic music all weekend!
*Dallas Memorial March
The national relay Carry The Load will conclude at the Dallas Memorial March. This event was created as a way to raise awareness for veterans and military families. The 20-hour and 15-minute walk will be at Reverchon Park in Dallas, TX, and this family-friendly event is a way to restore the meaning of Memorial Day and support our military. Dallas Memorial March
May 24-25, 2015 (3:30 pm-12:30 pm)
7550 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
On May 24th from 11AM-3PM, kids ages 3 and up can create a FREE Memorial Day Flag! Go here for more details.
*Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse will honor the U.S. Armed Forces by offering retired and active personnel a 50% discount on their meal upon presenting their Military ID. Up to three guests for each retired or active duty personnel will receive 10% off of their lunch or dinner as well. As a way of expressing their gratitude, Fogo is increasing its military discount offer on an ongoing basis. On any day of the year, veterans and active duty personnel, plus up to three guests, will receive 10% off their meals*.
FREE small Frosty treat all day Monday, May 25 at participating restaurants (Call your local restaurant in advance).
FREE entree off of a special appreciation menu to all active and retired military and first responders on Monday
On May 25th only, buy any Family Meal and receive 25% off – up to $12 in savings! Go here for details.
*McCormick & Smick’s
McCormick and Schmick’s will serve a free Memorial Day lunch or dinner meal to members of the U.S. Military, National Guard, and Military Veterans. Go here for details.
Red Robin will offer all veterans, retired, active duty and military spouses, who are also Red Robin Royalty members, a FREE appetizer with any purchase of at least $10 between Saturday, May 23rd and Monday, May 25th, 2015, at participating Red Robin restaurants nationwide.
*Lone Star Steakhouse
Lone Star Steakhouse is honoring active military and emergency first responders with 15% off every Monday. A valid ID is required and the deal is only for active, not veterans or retired personnel. Go here for more details (wait for scrolling banner).
On Monday, May 25th only, participating locations are offering up 10 FREE Wings with Drink Purchasefor all military, active duty, veterans, and dependent (spouse) with valid military ID. Also, Ibotta is offering up the following Hooters rebates: $4 cash back on Hooters Traditional or Boneless Wings priced at $5.99 or higher AND $5 cash back on Hooters Salad or Seafood priced at $5.99 or higher.
Now through May 25th, you can Buy any size Smoothie and get a small Smoothie or 12-oz Juice for only $1 at participating California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. locations.
*Texas de Brazil
Enjoy a complimentary dessert with purchase of a regular Dinner or Lunch on May 25th only (not valid with any other offers; not valid with salad area only lunch or dinner, or discounted children’s prices). US domestic locations only, valid up to 8 people per table. Go here for details.
Now through 7/4, Military Personnel and their immediate family members with proper ID can save 15% off their entire guest check (excluding alcohol, applicable taxes and gratuity) at any Outback Steakhouse in the U.S. Not valid for AARP Membership Discount, Bloomin’ Monday, No Worries Wednesday or in conjunction with any other offer, discount or coupon. Contact your local restaurant for details.
Amazon is currently offering up Star Spangled Banner (The National Anthem) MP3 downloadcompletely FREE!
*A Story Before Bed
A Story Before Bed is giving away
FREE recordings to parents in the U.S. military who are spending time away from their kids. Go here for more details.
Through 5/31, get one FREE unenhanced 8×10 portrait and FREE sitting fees with military ID (limit 1 per family)! Plus, get 50% off your portrait purchase.
Through 5/31, get one FREE unenhanced 8×10 portrait and FREE sitting fees (limit 1 per family)! Plus, get 50% off your portrait purchase, including full album CD and also score $3.99 portrait sheets (reg. $9.99).
Veterans and active duty military can snag a FREE Welcome Home banner/sign, Jumbo Card, or Yard Sign – just pay shipping. Go here for more details.
During Memorial Day weekend, veterans and active duty military can snag 10% off your entire in-store purchase. Go here and scroll down to the “Military Discount” section for more details.
Veterans and active duty military can get 10% off your in-store purchase on Memorial Day weekend. Contact your local store for more details.
While supplies last, Military members can save an additional 10% off all PC’s and tablets with this exclusive coupon. Note that the offer says it’s valid until May 1st, but it appears to still be valid?!
Through May 26th, Sam’s Club is offering up a FREE $15 gift card AND FREE Groceries (which will contain 3 FREE product coupons!) when you purchase a Sam’s Club membership OR renew your membership! Go HERE for more details. The FREE product coupons will include a Rotisserie Chicken 2.75 lb, Five Cheese Macaroni, and Daily Chef Cookies (a $20 total value!).