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 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!