The next holiday day off (for some) is right around the corner on Nov. 11.

There are several ways to enjoy the day with your family from celebrating with veterans at the 100th annual Veterans Day Parade to observing a rare planetary event.

And, if you'll be at work but have kids who will be out of school, don't worry, some day camp options are also included below. 

Tucson Veterans Day Parade

Maya Saylor, kneeling in the middle, waves to the parade participants in the 2017 Tucson Veterans Day Parade with her children (from left) Sheppard Jones, 8, Keanu Loch, 6, Khmer Loch, 2, and Gypsy Jones, 5. Grandma DeBora Saylor is in the back with signs.

What: The Tucson Veterans Day Parade is hosted by the American Legion Morgan McDermott Post 7. This annual event is on its 100th year and honors former and current members of our armed forces.

Where: Downtown Tucson, 330 W. Franklin St.

When: Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

More info: Go here

Transit of Mercury Viewing

Solar telescopes will be set up outside Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium for viewing the Transit of Mercury on Monday, Nov. 11.

What: See Mercury as it crosses the face of the sun through solar telescopes set up on the University of Arizona Mall right in front of Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. Flandrau will also livestream a broadcast of this out-of-this-world event, and have family-friendly activities indoors. 

When: Monday, Nov. 11. Telescope and livestream viewing is from 7-11 a.m. Family-friendly activities and shows happen inside the planetarium starting at 9 a.m. 

Where: Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd. 

Cost: Free admission from 7 a.m. to noon; $5 reduced exhibit admission after noon, $5 planetarium shows all day. Anyone with a Military ID will receive free admission and one free show. 

More info: Go here

Explore a new park

The climbing wall at Himmel Park's new playground.

Enjoy the pleasant weather by exploring a new (or old favorite park). Check out the new-ish playground at Reid Park, near the DeMeester band shell, that has some ADA accessible features, shade, musical components and climbing structures. The massive woodland-themed playground at Himmel Park, on Tucson Boulevard near Speedway, has climbing walls, and a snake pole for older kids, and a wave slide and animal crawl-through for younger kids. Or you can head over to the Tangerine Sky Community Park in Marana to try out the zip lines, green spiral slide and walking paths. 

Playformance Camp

Playformance offers a day camp on Veterans Day for kids in Kinder through 8th grade. 

What: Kids will spend the day participating in active, age-appropriate games and activities including games, sports and creative play. Playformance is a parkour gym downtown. 

Ages: Kinder through 8th grade

When: Monday, Nov. 11 

Where: Playformance, 119 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $70

Info: Go here

Hi-Five Sports Camp

Camp at Hi-Five Sports Club will include a variety of games, sports and fun activities. 

What: Campers will learn the fundamentals for a variety of team sports and games and then get to compete. 

When: Monday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Maracana Indoor Sports Arena, 555 E. 18th Street 

Cost: $250 for the week or $60 per day

Info: Go here 

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