To all of our veteran and active-duty military readers, thank you for your service. Here is a list of Veterans Day events + specials happening throughout the Upstate through the weekend.
- The Blood Connection | Tue., Nov. 9-Thur., Nov. 11 | Multiple locations | Free | Donate blood today to the The Blood Center of America’s Special Forces Wounded Warrior Fund + the Blood Connection will donate $10 for every donor to the SFWWF.
- Veterans Celebration Concert | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 4-8:30 p.m. | 2840 New Easley Hwy | A free concert with fireworks, food trucks, and SC’s largest flag.
- Local Legends Tour | Thu., Nov. 11 | 9-10 p.m. | Alchemy Comedy Theater at Coffee Underground | $10 | Featuring local legend, storyteller, and Veteran Col. Rick Schwartz.
- Mac’s Speed Shop | Thu., Nov. 11 | 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | 930 S. Main St. | Free with purchase of entrée | In addition to their regular discount for active-duty Military, Mac’s is honoring Veterans with a free entrée when you dine in.
- The Children’s Museum of the Upstate | Thu., Nov. 11-Sat. Nov. 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Multiple locations | Free admission for Active Duty + Veterans and their families | A Military ID holder and up to four family members get free admission at TCMU’s Greenville and Spartanburg locations.
- Parsley & Mint | Daily | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Multiple locations | This Veteran-owned restaurant offers 25% off at both locations while in uniform, or with a photo ID as a Veteran, active-duty Military, or First Responder.
- War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You | Thu., Nov. 11-Sun., Feb. 27, 2022 | The Upcountry History Museum | Free admission for Veterans + active-duty Military | View the newest exhibit featuring life-size sculptures of military working dogs.
- Coffee with Veterans and First Responders | Fri., Nov. 12 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Marriott, 1 Parkway E. | Free | Join North American Rescue over coffee + networking.
- Tigers for the Troops Golf Tournament | Fri., Nov. 12 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Oconee Country Club, 781 Richland Rd., Seneca | $500 | Make a donation or purchase a t-shirt — all proceeds go to the Mike Smalley Scholarship Endowment fund for student Veteran Scholarships.
- Veteran’s Pancake Breakfast | Sat., Nov. 13 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | First Baptist Church of Clemson, 397 College Ave., Clemson | Free for Veterans, $5+ non-Veterans | A flapjack breakfast in honor of Veterans in the local + extended Clemson community.
- 13 at 3’s for Folds of Honor | Sat., Nov. 13 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. | 3’s Greenville Golf & Grill, 61 Villa Rd., Greenville | $100 for five shots | Donate, sponsor, or play in a contest to score a hole in one at the golf event benefiting the Palmetto State Folds of Honor Chapter + education scholarships for families of fallen heroes.
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