Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago in 1776 on July 4 by the Continental Congress. It declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
Many businesses like to show their appreciation of the military community during the Fourth of July holiday. Below is a list of some of the wonderful Military Appreciation Events throughout the country. Thank you for your service to our country. We hope that you have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Military Discounts and Freebies
For Fourth of July, 2017
Military Days at Kings Dominion Offering FREE ADMISSION For Active Duty, Retired and Veterans June 30-July 4th, 2017
Join us over the Fourth of July Weekend as we celebrate our independence with an event for the whole family! Kings Dominion will also pay tribute to our brave military service men and women – all active, retired and veterans with honorable or medical discharge get FREE ADMISSION to the park with a valid military I.D. or DD214 June 30-July 4, 2017! Head to the front gate and present your Military ID for Free Admission.
LEARN MORE about this Military Appreciation Weekend, Discounts & Events on MilitaryBridge!
Military Discounted Tickets For Military Family Members
There is also a special military discount for dependents over the Fourth of July Weekend along with several other discounted opportunities.
You can purchase those tickets HERE.
Waves of Honor
This program offers any active duty military, reservist or National Guardsman ONE FREE ADMISSION each year and up to three direct dependents. to either Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Tampa, Sesame Place, SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld Orlando. THESE OFFERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE PARK and military verification is through Troop ID. Click the links to learn more.
Waves of Honor (Veterans Program)
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also has Veterans Offer via Waves of Honor for Sesame Place, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, SeaWorld San Antonio. These offers are not available at the parks and military verification is through Troop ID.
Qualified service members and veterans must validate through the Troop ID on the website in order to take advantage of this offer. Qualified service members and veterans include active, retired, honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military.
**Save 50% on single day admission (limit 6 admissions tickets per eligible individual, per visit)
**Valid for qualified service members and veterans including active, retired, honorably separated officers and enlisted personnel of the U.S. military.
**Not available for purchase at the Sesame Place front gate. Offer available online only.
**Offer expires December 31, 2017
Military Appreciation Days July 3-5, 2017 Offering Free Admission to Carowinds for Military Members Active, Inactive, and Retired!
Join us as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.
LEARN MORE about Carowinds and their Military Appreciation Days on MilitaryBridge!
Military Days at Valleyfair in Minnesota Offering Free Admission For Military Plus Discounted Tickets For Up To 6 Immediate Family Members!
Valleyfair is honoring our hometown heroes with Military Days Fourth of July Weekend (July 1-4)
Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive a free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair. Along with free admission, members of the military will be able to purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price of $35.00 plus tax per ticket. A valid military ID must be presented at a Valleyfair ticket window to receive this offer.
LEARN MORE about their Military Appreciation Days on MilitaryBridge!
Tribute to the Armed Forces July 4, 2017 with FREE ADMISSION
Michigan's Adventure will be celebrating Tribute to the Armed Forces by offering military personnel of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve a FREE ADMISSION. In addition, military personnel may purchase up to six additional tickets for immediate family members at $26.00 each at the front gate.
Guests will be required to show one active military ID, DD-214, or Veteran's Administration Hospital ID to qualify for the discount. Tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable and are valid for admission on one of the listed dates only. Tickets must be purchased at the park on the day of your visit.
LEARN MORE about Michigan's Adventure Military Appreciation Offer on MilitaryBridge!
Offering Military Free Days July 1-4, 2017
Kings Island is offering free admission to active and retired members of the U.S military during the Fourth of July holiday, July 1 through July 4.
Military who qualify for the free admission ticket include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID. A valid military ID must be presented at Kings Island to take advantage of this offer.
In addition to free admission, military can also buy admission at a special price of $32 each for up to six family members at the park.
LEARN MORE about Kings Dominion and this Military Appreciation Event on MilitaryBridge!
LEGOLAND® FLORIDA RESORT
U.S. Service Members receive complimentary admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort & Water Park.
This offer is not available online. To receive these offers please bring a valid military ID to any LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket window. ON BASE TICKETS:Discounted tickets are available at your Military ITT offices on bases. Check with your local office on base for pricing AT THE GATE TICKETS: Save 10% on 1 and 2 day tickets with valid military ID. LEGOLAND Hotel Military Discounts: Please click HERE to save 10% on your LEGOLAND Hotel reservation. Valid military ID is required at check-in, discount subject to availability.
LEARN MORE about LEGOLAND® Florida Resort & Water Park Military Appreciation Offer on MilitaryBridge!
National State Park
Don't forget they offer a Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military.
LEARN MORE about this offer on MilitaryBridge!
Military Appreciation Days offering Military personnel FREE ADMISSION, free parking, and half-price admission for family members July 1-9, 2017!
The Minnesota Zoo salutes our troops with special discounts and promotions throughout the year. Individuals eligible for military discounts and promotions include current, former, and retired members and family members of the US Military, National Guard, and Reserve in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Valid military ID or proof of military service is required. No other discounts apply and not valid for special programs or exhibits.
LEARN MORE about The Minnesota Zoo Military Appreciation Event on MilitaryBridge!
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
FREE ZOO ADMISSION to any active, retired, or veteran personnel and their immediate family July 1-7, 2017. Plus, a discount for Zoombezi Bay.
Military Appreciation offering FREE ADMISSION to the ZOO and Discounted Admission for Zoombezi Bay to all who have served and are serving including immediate family July 1-7, 2017!
LEARN MORE about this Military Appreciation Event!
Worlds of Fun
Worlds of Fun is Honoring the Military Community this Fourth of July with FREE ADMISSION!
Worlds of Fun wants to thank the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our country’s military. Veterans of the American Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun on Independence Day, July 4, 2017. Plus, Complimentary tickets available for active duty, retired or reserve military with honorable or medical discharge and government issued ID. Veterans or active military members only will receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun and can bring up to six (6) members of their immediate family on admission at $36.00 + tax each.
LEARN MORE about Worlds of Fun and this Military Appreciation Event on MilitaryBridge!
Free Admission for Military Personnel. To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.
LEARN MORE about Brookfield Zoo Military Appreciation Offer!
Dorney Park (Pennsylvania)
MILITARY DAYS AT DORNEY PARK July 1-4, 2017
Dorney Park’s Tribute to the Armed Forces program will offer a free regular admission ticket to any active or retired military personnel Fourth of July (July 1-4). Military personnel who qualify for the discount include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Valid ID should be presented at turnstile for entry into the park.
Along with free admission, active and retired members of the military will be able to purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price of $28. Purchase at the Dorney Park ticket window by presenting a valid Military ID July 1-4 or purchase online to take advantage of this offer.
LEARN MORE about Dorney Park's Military Days on MilitaryBridge!
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags St. Louis is Honoring the Military Community with FREE ADMISSION July 2-4, 2017 for Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Veterans and Retired with a Military ID. Plus, Military Families Will Receive Discounted Admission with a Military ID.
LEARN MORE about Six Flags St. Louis Fourth of July Military Appreciation Event on MilitaryBridge!
Active duty receive one complimentary admission ticket per year (and as many as three direct dependents). Retired military and Veterans qualify for 50% discount on Single-day tickets or on Annual Passes for up to five direct dependents.
Colonial Williamsburg's Honoring Service Program Expands with Year-round Military Admissions Savings Current Military Personnel, Dependents to Qualify for Free Single-day Admission. This encompasses many other military discounts available at Colonial Williamsburg such as golf, lodging and more!
LEARN MORE about CW Military Discount Program on MilitaryBridge!
Blue Star Museums Program
Participating museums will offer FREE ADMISSION to all active duty military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There are many amazing museums a part of this program. Click Here to learn more.
LEARN MORE about participating Blue Star Museums on MilitaryBridge!
Blue Star Theatres Program
Each participating Blue Star Theatre is offering discounted or complimentary admission to all military personnel and their families, as well as veterans. Education programs and other theatre opportunities may be discounted as well. This is a year round program. There are currently 123 participating theaters with new theaters being added.
LEARN MORE about participating Blue Star Theatres on MilitaryBridge!
We'd like to say thank you. Join or renew and receive an eGift Card exclusively for active and former members of the US military. Valid through July 31.
LEARN MORE about Sam's Club Military Appreciation Offer on MilitaryBridge!
Birdies For The Brave
A national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. As a Birdies For The Brave Sponsor, Quicken Loans is proud to support complimentary and discounted Military Ticketing throughout the PGA Tour season.
LEARN MORE about Birdies For The Brave!
Military Tee Times
Offering Military Discounted Tee Times For Military World Wide!
Is proud to provide an easy way for all members of the United States Military to enjoy golf by offering exclusive savings on tee times at thousands of courses in the U.S. and worldwide. Military Tee Times operates with more than 8,000 course partners in several countries offering military discounts off select tee times.
LEARN MORE about Military Tee Times on MilitaryBridge!
Lowe's Home Improvement
Lowe's Announced May 1, 2017 that they have expanded their military discount program by offering 10 percent off personal purchases every day to current and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The new program uses a MyLowes card for quick identification, is available both in U.S. stores and on Lowes.com and offers easy online enrollment. The discount is effective immediately.
LEARN MORE about Lowe's Home Improvement Military Discount on MilitaryBridge!
Extended Stay America
Military Appreciation Discount 17% off 1-100 nights offer good for one reservation booked on ExtendedStayAmerica.com by 6/30/17 with the CODE: MA7ML. Learn more about Extended Stay America and make your reservation on the link here.
Brides Across America
Brides Across America Saluting America And Celebrating Our Heroes All Month Of July By Giving Away Free Wedding Gowns.
Kickoff July 5th for the Annual “Operation Gown Giveaway” Events
Brides Across America is proud of our men and women in uniform. During the month of July, we are honoring our heroes for their bravery and sacrifice for us. Brides Across America is proud to kick off its annual Operation Wedding Gown giveaway events in salons across the country. In an effort to support our communities, Brides Across America will continue its efforts to include our First Responders by giving away more free wedding gowns to support our everyday heroes. In partnership with bridal salons nationwide, gowns donated will value up to $5,000.
LEARN MORE about Brides Across America Operation Gown Giveaway on MilitaryBridge!
**This list will be updated throughout the upcoming weeks as new offers/events come in. Feel free to add any in the comment section below. Also, be sure to follow us on FACEBOOK or other social media channels listed below where we will also be sharing great military appreciation offers for Fourth of July**
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