TAMPA, Fla. --


6th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS)

  • This event is designed for veterans, active duty personnel of all service components, their spouses, and civilian business partners who are interested in starting a business, or already have a small business and need additional knowledge and tools to grow that business. The general public is also welcome to attend, learn, network, and collaborate.
  • Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Hillsborough Community College, 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33614

Veteran Enhancing Project Scavenger Hunt

  • Breakfast, lunch, live music and scavenger hunts!
  • Nov. 3 from 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Bert’s Barracuda Harley - Davidson, 2805 54th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33714

Dining Under The Stars & Stripes - Honoring Our Veterans

  • The outdoor dining experience and fundraiser celebrates our nation’s active, retired and veteran military members with entertainment, cocktails and a three-course dinner from Westfield Brandon restaurants including Bahama Breeze Island Grille, Red Robin, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Brass Tap, Panera Bread and Mugs N’ Jugs Sports Bar.
  • Nov. 7 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Westfield Brandon, 459 Brandon Town Center Drive, Brandon, FL 33511

Sylvan Ramble Lights - Veterans Day Light Show

  • During this three-night event, see red, white, and blue like never before as lights dance to music at Sylvan Ramble Lights.
  • Nov. 9 from 8:30 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
  • Sylvan Ramble Lights, 4412 West Sylvan Ramble St., Tampa, FL 33609

Tampa Bay Veterans Parade

  • In 1993, a parade was founded in the community of Town & Country in Tampa by Vietnam Veterans Mark Fogarty, USMC, and E. Rock Roque, USAF. This parade is a community festival with games and food provided by local restaurants.
  • Nov. 10 starting at 10 a.m.
  • Morgan Woods Elementary School, 7001 Armand Dr., Tampa, FL 33634

Portraits for Veterans

  • Veterans are welcome to come on their own, or they may bring their family or friends, for portraits. 
  • Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • The American Legion Post #5, 3810 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33609

FREE Live Veterans Storytelling Workshop 2018

  • This is a workshop for veterans who are leaving the military and moving into civilian life. This workshop will help reconnect with your new life and purpose beyond the military.
  • Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, 700 South Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

“Last Out - A Green Beret Elegy”

  • 'Last Out - A Green Beret Elegy' is a performance presented by Semper Capital and co-produced by The Heroes Journey and Florida Studio Theatre. Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission.
  • Nov. 10 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, 700 South Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

1st Annual Tampa Veterans Day and First Responder Prayer Brunch

  • A morning of prayer, fellowship and testimonies from local warriors for past, present and future military, police, firefighters, and their families.
  • Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • 302 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606

Veteran’s Day at Idea Lab Kids - North Tampa

  • Idea Lab Kids is sponsoring “No School Day Camp,” where they will have fun STEM activities planned for all. Kids ages 3-13 are welcome.
  • Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Idea Lab Kids - North Tampa, 3325 West Bearss Ave., Tampa, FL 33618

Dry Triathlon for Veterans Day

  • A fun community fitness event honoring local veterans on Nov. 11
  • Put on by Four Leaf Crossfit in Wesley Chapel
  • First heat to start at 8:15 a.m. 
  • "Heats" run every 15 minutes and will include a 2K row, 100 burpes, and a 5K run
  • Event to end at 11 a.m. 
  • Located at 30534 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel
  • $35 to enter — $30 with a buddy. Veterans receive 50% off

Tampa's 1st Annual Veterans Day and First Responder Prayer Brunch

  • On Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m 
  • Hosted by Walking with Warriors Ministry
  • Located at 302 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
  • Powerful prayer, fellowship, and food
  • Free brunch served
  • Special events: 
    • Bagpiper presentation of Amazing Grace
    • A 21-bell salute
    • Tampa Fire and Rescue engine on scene
    • Active duty military color guard

Home of the Brave Virtual 5K Run/Walk

  • April 9 - December 31
  • 5K Run/Walk to pay tribute to military members
  • Portion of registration donated to Catch a Lift Foundation
  • Organization helps post 9/11 combat wounded veterans recover
  • How to Complete: 
    • Register for race
    • Choose a location - anywhere! 
    • Submit your results
    • Earn your Home of the Brave Finisher Medal and choice of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard Dog tag

Veterans Day Weekend - Wreaths Across America

  • November 10 and 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution's Wreaths Across America
  • Make a donation for a wreath that will be delivered to Bay Pines National Cemetery on December 15

Sylvan Ramble Lights-Veterans Day Light Show

  • November 9 - 11: 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m.
  • Red, white, and blue lights dance to music at Sylvan Ramble Lights
  • Located at 4412 West Sylvan Ramble St., Tampa
  • Free event
  • Donations accepted for local non-profit, Clothes to Kids

Veteran's Day Parade & Classic Car Cruise-In 

  • November 10 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
  • Located at 38537 5th Avenue, Zephyrhills
  • Patriotic Parade features:
    • Participants
    • Senior military officials
    • Active duty and retired military units
    • Veterans groups
    • Local high school and marching bands
    • Military organizations
    • Decorative floats
    • JROTC units

City of St. Petersburg Veterans Day Celebration

  • Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. 
  • Located at Williams Park, 330 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg
  • Mayor Kriseman to present awards to local veterans
  • Gibbs High students to perform National Anthem
  • Complimentary breakfast to follow event

Veterans Day Ceremony

  • Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
  • Located at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Raod, New Port Richey
  • Students to perform: 
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • National Anthem
    • Patriotic songs
    • Flag demonstrations

Manatee County Veterans Day Parade

  • Nov. 11 from 10 - 11 a.m. 
  • Located at Sutton and Lamb Parks in Palmetto
  • Live entertainment followed by parade
  • Food and beverage trucks available

Florida National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony

  • Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. 
  • Located at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Ave., Bushnell
  • Ceremony to honor veterans
  • John W. Grant the Keynote Speaker
  • Patriotic music