Thursday, April 17, 2014

Free Weekend Activities for Families

Are you looking for a free (or nearly free) fun activity? Free and fun weekend activities are available all across the USA!

Thank you to for this great list!

Please call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

  lego store  

** TONIGHT April 17th: :: LEGO Stores

On April 17th at 5 PM, kids ages 6 to 14 can compete in a LEGO Minifigure Speed building challenge to see who can build the most LEGO Minifigurines in one minute. Get more information here.

easter egg hunt

::Find Local Easter Egg Hunts

Find Local Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Parades, Easter Train Rides and Easter Events sorted by states and cities. Visit Easter Egg Hunts and Events to find fun events in your area! You may also enjoy Easter Egg Hunts for Special Needs Families


: FREE National Parks Entry

April 19th and April 20th opening weekend of National Park Week. Go here to find the list of National Parks


:: American Girl Store Events

Events differ by location. During April, they include Isabelle's Spring Seekers Scavenger Hunt, Isabella's Celebration, Springtime Card Craft, Bitty Baby Story Time 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.


:: 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.

bass pro easter 2014

::Bass Pro Shops

Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th from 11AM to 4PM

Free 4x6 photo with the Easter Bunny from 11AM to 4PM

Create a Bunny Frame or Scratch Art Craft from 1PM to 4PM

Egg Hunt - registration begins at 1:30 and the Egg Hunt starts promptly at 2 PM

Get more information about Bass Pro Shop's Free Easter Activities


:: Guitar Center

Saturday, April 19th {no age restriction}

10 AM - Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools

10:15 AM - Group Ukulele Lesson

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

home depot workshops for adults

:: Home Depot Workshops {for adults}

Saturday, April 19th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM ~ Add Architectural Moulding

Topics can vary by store. Register for the Home Depot Hands-On Workshops here.

lakeshore light catcher

:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, April 19th from 11AM-3PM

Kids make and Sunny Days Light Catcher. Get more information here. You can also grab a 20% off Special Saturday Savings coupon here for in-store purchases through 6/30/14.

michaels kids canvas

:: Michael's Kids Club

Saturday, April 19th - starts at 10 AM

Kids create a custom wood canvas. Suitable for kids ages 3 and up. The cost is $2 per child for a 30 minute reservation. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop. Sessions start every half hour starting at 10 am. Ending times vary by store. Get more information here.

~ Looking Forward ~

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, May 3rd from 9 AM to 12PM

Build a Flower Planter just in time for Mother's Day. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lowe's Build and Grow

Saturday, May 10th at 10 AM

Kids build and take home a Flower Delivery Truck. You can pre-register right here.

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Week of April 21st ~ Earth Day Treasure Hunt

Join in an eco-inspired treasure hunt and explore the store for green clues and fun facts. Locate a participating store here.

pottery barn botanical-arranging

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, April 27th at 10 am

Botanical Flower Arranging - Get more information and find a store to RSVP here.

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes {for kids and adults}

Saturday, April 26th {for kids} at 9:30 AM

Junior Chef Classes - Making Fresh Pasta. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here.

Sunday, April 27th {for adults}


Learn how to make delicious dips, nuts, butters and milks with your Vitamix. Class sizes are limited. For specific times and to reserve your spot, contact you closest store right here.

Participants get 10% off savings on select same-day store purchases.

Summer Family Fun ~ FREE or Really Cheap Activities

:: Apple Store

Apple Camp for Kids ages 8-12 is free and held during the summer. Sign up to be notified when registration is open.

:: Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Kids read 8 books this summer and track them in their Barnes & Noble Reading Journal and earn a free book. The 2014 Summer Reading Program runs from May 20th to September 2, 2014. Get more information here and download the Reading Journal pdf.

:: Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

More to Explore:

:: FREE Beauty Events

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

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club {it is free} 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.

:: 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.

:: Michael's Show In Tell {for adults}

Learn something new with in-store demonstrations for new craft ideas, techniques, and creative new trends. From cake decorating, jewelry making, art painting, paper crafting and more, get your local calendar of events right here.

: FREE 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.

:: FREE Bowling

Kids Bowl for Free at select bowling centers. Just join their mailing list to get notified of the next Kids Bowl Free Day.

:: Free Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations. Athleta stores offer free in store fitness classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Free Flying Lesson

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

:: FREE Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: FREE SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to 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.

:: FREE 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.

:: 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.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site,, tracks free museum days in the following cities:

Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Celebrate High Five Day, Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day and more! Get the schedule here.



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