Thursday, September 24, 2015

FREE Fun Weekend Events and Activities


Fun, Free or Cheap Weekend Activities with Something for Everyone!

If you are looking for some fun on a budget, we have compiled a list of national retailers with hands-on workshops, classes and free in-store events for this weekend and many more that are coming soon.



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Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!


Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.



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Smithsonian Free Museum Day

Saturday, September 26th

Participating museums across the United States will offer free admission to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Tickets are available for download now.

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Saturday, September 26th - National Public Lands Day - Find out the list of participating parks right here.

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FREE YOGA Month

September is national Yoga Month. Get a FREE one week pass at over 1,600 participating yoga studios nationwide.


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Special events differ by location. During September and October, they include meet the author events, Maryellen's Swingin' Sock Hop and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

Batman-Day


Barnes & Noble


Saturday, September 26th at 11:00 AM

Enjoy activities, giveaways & more for Batman Day. Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

Find more Batman Day events all across the USA at DC Comics.



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Free Fishing Seminars

Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th

Enjoy free seminars on fish preparation, rod & reel maintenance. fishing basics and more! Find your closest Bass Pro Shops and get times and details.








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Guitar Center


Saturday, September 26th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10:15 AM - Recording Made Easy : Presonus Stuidio One
More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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Home Depot Workshop for Adults


Saturday, September 26th from 10 AM - 11:30 AM - Insulation: Where, What & How

You can pre-register online here.


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Lakeshore Learning Store


Saturday, September 26th from 11 AM-3 PM  and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.

Kids design and take a Welcome Autumn Crown  craft. Get more information here.

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Lowe's Build and Grow


Saturday, September 26th at 10 AM

Fire Truck with Safety Cards. Registration opens on September 14th at the website here.

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Michael's Craft Workshop


Craft Pumpkin Workshop

Saturday, September 26th from 1 - 4 PM

Make a stunning harvest-themed floral pumpkin project. Buy the craft pumpkin and the rest of the supplies are free. Get more information here.

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Michael's Kids Club

Saturday, September 26th from 10 AM to 12 Noon

Kids can make and take a Pumpkin Banner craft. The cost is $2 per session. Get more information here.

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Sprinkles Cupcakes

Batman Day

Saturday, September 26th

Sprinkles will even give a free cupcake to the first 100 customers per location who dress up as Batman on “Batman Day.” Find your closest Sprinkles Cupcake store.


williams sonoma free jr chefsWilliams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Kids


Saturday, September 26th at 10 AM 

Make dinner for the family from salad through dessert. Suitable for ages 8–13. Get more information by contacting your closest store right here.

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Sunday, September 27th

Basic Knife Skills: Master chopping, slicing and dicing like a professional chef. Learn the differences between German and Japanese knives and how to keep them sharp.



To find specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

......... MARK YOUR CALENDAR, COMING SOON........


:: Find Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Orchards and Haunted Houses. Many of these will have a fee or admission.

:: FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders


Starting in September 2015, every 4th grader will get an Every Kid in the Park pass food for FREE admission to all of America's National Parks. The pass will be good for one full year and will be good for the 4th graders & their families as most parks charge admission per car. This is part of President Obama’s Every Kid in the Park initiative.


:: Bass Pro Shops


Free Halloween events coming in October.

Ongoing- free archery workshops, merit badge classes, freshwater fishing clinic and family friendly store events. Check your local Bass Pro Shop store for specific events, times, and details.

:: Home Depot Kids Workshops

Saturday, October 3rd from 9 AM to 12 PM

Make and take a Firetruck craft. Get more information and register online here.

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build


Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Michael's Classes for Adults


Find out more information right here about creative classes happening all week long.

:: Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)


Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.

:: Petsmart

Oct 25th 11 AM - 2 PM and Oct. 26th 11 AM - 2 PM (photos only on this day)

Fright & Delight Pet Halloween costume event. Treats, photos and more!

:: Pottery Barn Kids Storytime

Tuesdays from 11 - 11:30 AM. For more information, visit the website here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:


:: Apple Store


Free workshops - learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Athleta Stores


Free fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.

:: Beauty Events in Stores


Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Factory Tours


Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: Flying Lessons


Young Eagles - kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: Home and Garden Shows


If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Lululemon Fitness Classes


Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Major League Baseball Clinics


Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: Playground Finder


If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.

:: REI Running Classes


Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at REI.com.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes


Join the Sephora Beauty club , and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: SKI Passport for 5th Graders


Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words "5th grade ski pass + your state", or the name of your local ski resort.

:: Target - Free Community Events


Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: Wine Tasting


Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: More Free Museum Dates


This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays


Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Comic Book Day, Batman Day, Love Note Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, and more. See the schedule here at Days of the Year.

* For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check Groupon, Amazon Local and LivingSocial in your area. Join each site for free and start having more fun on a budget! These vouchers make great gifts too!

For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading "Comp Train" from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

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