17 Major Events In October With Free Tickets For Service Members, Veterans, And Families

U.S. Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, commander, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick L. McCauley, command sergeant major, U.S. Special Operations Command, are recognized at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game January 9th. U.S. Special Operations command was honored at the game in recognition of its 30th anniversary, January 2017.
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As we roll into fall, Vet Tix has exciting and sometimes spooky events to offer to our VetTixers. From haunted attractions to NCAA and NFL football games and major symphonies, there is an event for you and your loved ones to attend. If you haven’t signed up to become a VetTixer yet, some of the events you missed out last month included free tickets to see some great concerts like U2, Eric Clapton, Jason Aldean and Young the Giant with Cold War Kids and Joywave as well as exciting NFL and NCAA football and MLB games.

You can sign up for free to become a Vet Tix member and see the full list of events in your area.

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

Check out just 17 major events below out of the hundreds of events available at VetTix.org.

Arts & Entertainment

  • October 1: Saint Louis, Missouri: Mozart 40 – Presented by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
  • October 5: Pontiac, Michigan: Erebus: The World’s Largest Haunted House – Four Story Haunted Attraction
  • October 7: Denver, Colorado: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest
  • October 7: Houston, Texas: Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • October 8: Peekskill, New York: Buddy Guy – Live in Concert
  • October 13: San Diego, California: Top Gun Party and Movie Night
  • October 14: Hagerstown, Maryland: Bach to Beethoven and Beyond! – Presented by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra
  • October 22: Peekskill, New York: Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy


  • October 1: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers MLB
  • October 14: Fresno, California: Fresno State Bulldogs vs. New Mexico Lobos NCAA Football
  • October 14: Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Hoosiers vs. University of Michigan Wolverines NCAA Football
  • October 14: Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Blue Devils vs. Florida State Seminoles NCAA Football
  • October 21: Manchester, Maryland: Autumn Armageddon 2017 – Live Professional Wrestling Presented by Maryland Championship Wrestling
  • October 21: East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers
  • October 27: Washington, DC: Washington International Horse Show 2017 – Military Night
  • October 28: Richmond, Virginia: University of Richmond Spiders vs. Stony Brook Seawolves NCAA Football Homecoming
  • October 28: Rosemont, Illinois: Chicago Wolves vs. Milwaukee Admirals AHL

To become a Vet Tixer and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, which are free except for a very small delivery fee, 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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