13 February Events With Free Tickets For Vets And Service Members

Country music artist Brad Paisley performs for troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, and President Barack Obama rallies the troops during his Memorial Day visit, May 25, 2014.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Selvage

While it may be cold and bleak outside in February, the nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation, Vet Tix, has tickets available for hundreds of events across the country that will help you, your friends and your family have fun indoors.

Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided veterans, service members, caregivers and family members of those killed in action with more than 2.6 million free tickets to major sports games, concerts, and a diverse mix of other ticketed events.

Below are just 13 of the hundreds of events currently available at VetTix.org.  Every event on this list has at least 100 donated tickets available for our veteran and military members.

Feb. 4 San Jose, California: San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes – NHL – Golden State Warriors Alternate Jersey Night

Feb. 6 Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Devils vs. Buffalo Sabres – NHL

Feb. 8 Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State Sun Devils vs. California Golden Bears – NCAA Men’s Basketball

Feb. 10 Auburn Hills, Michigan: Detroit Pistons vs. San Antonio Spurs – NBA

Feb. 10 Washington, DC: Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers – Army Appreciation Night – NBA

Feb. 12 New York, New York: New York Islanders vs. Colorado Avalanche – NHL

Feb. 13 New York, New York: Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies – NBA

Feb. 17 Hershey, Pennsylvania: Brad Paisley – Life Amplified World Tour with Special Guests Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell

Feb. 18 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Comedy Underdogs – 21+ Event

Feb. 18 Cleveland, Ohio: Led Zeppelin 2 – Live Experience – Cover Band

Feb. 18 Long Beach, California: The Nat King Cole Songbook – Presented by the Long Beach Symphony

Feb. 18 Pasadena, Texas: Pasadena Gun Show – Presented by Premier Gun Shows

Feb. 25 Du Quoin, Illinois: Monster Truck Nationals

To become a Vet Tixer and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, visit VetTix.org to create a free account. Once you’ve created an account and verified your military service, you can review hundreds of upcoming events across the country.

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