Observe Veterans Day at these Lakeland events

Keep reading for events that honor Lakeland’s veteran community.

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Honor veterans at one of these local events.

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Saturday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, a federal holiday that commemorates those who have served in the US military. Check out these upcoming events happening in and around Lakeland that honor the 60,000+ veterans who call Polk County home.

Friday, Nov. 10

  • Salute to Veterans Breakfast | Friday, Nov. 10 | 7 a.m. | Heritage Baptist Church, 4202 Pipkin Creek Rd., Lakeland | $0-$10 | The Rotary Clubs of Lakeland will host this free breakfast for veterans, and non-veterans can join for $10.

Saturday, Nov. 11

  • Veterans Day Celebration | Saturday, Nov. 11 | 10 a.m. | Veteran’s Memorial Park, Lake Beulah Drive, Lakeland | Free | Honor veterans with a ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by a parade from the RP Funding Center to Munn Park at 11 a.m.
  • Mind, Body, Movement: Veterans Day | Saturday, Nov. 11 | 10-11 a.m. | Bonnet Springs Park, 400 Bonnet Springs Blvd., Lakeland | Free | Join this challenging workout led by Lakeland Athletic Club to show support for veterans.
  • A Salute To Veterans — Ft. Blackbird Anthem & SG Wood | Saturday, Nov. 11 | 12-10 p.m. | Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St., Lakeland | Free entry | Raise a glass to veterans while enjoying live music and a special tribute.
  • Concert on the Lot: Lee Brice | Saturday, Nov. 11 | 6-11:55 p.m. | Bartow Ford, 2800 US-98 N., Bartow | $31 | Bring your own chair for this concert by Grammy-nominated country singer Lee Brice and supporting act Randy Houser — a portion of proceeds will go to Wounded Warriors.
  • Matt The Welder & Average Joey’s Tax Evasion Tour | Saturday, Nov. 11 | 8-10 p.m. | Polk Theatre, 121 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland | $35-$75 | Enjoy an evening of laughter and music at this Veterans Day comedy event — beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase.

Additionally, applications are open for Flight to Honor 9 on April 30, 2024.

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