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Free Weekend Events All Across the USA

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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 more that are coming soon.free store events,free local weekend events, free in-store events, free cooking classes, free kids events, free family activities, free workshop,fun free

Share this fun, money-saving list with your friends and family. If you know of any other free weekend events to include, please let us know! It’s always best to call ahead to be sure that your local store is participating to avoid disappointment.

Saturday, March 25th at 11 AM.  Join in the fun for story time and activities featuring The Monster at the End of This Book. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.

Bass Pro Shops

March 25th (also April 1st)

Dog Days Family Event- Bring your dog for a free photo download, a 8″ dog toy to the first 100 dogs in attendance, seminars. demos and a dog costume contest. Dogs are allowed inside with a short walking leash. Must be under control at all times and must be up to date on all vaccines. Dogs must be pet and child-friendly. Owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior. Check your local store listings for more information.

 

Home Depot Do It Yourself Workshops

Saturday, March 25th from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

How to Install Wall Tile

Get the skills you need to install wall tile. This workshop will show you the tools and supplies you need to install wall tile. Then, an Associate will guide you through developing a plan for tiling, preparing the wall to set the tile in place. Lastly, you’ll see how to mortar in the tile and seal it like a pro. Get more information at Home Depot Workshops.

 

 

 Lakeshore Learning 

Saturday, March 25th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.

Kids ages 3 and up design and take a Honeybee House craft. No reservations necessary. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.

 

Michael’s Kids Club® 

Saturday, March 25th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kids Club® – Watercolor Frame craft – Cost $2 per project, supplies included. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store, online or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

Also, Spring Break Make Camp is happening according to local school schedules. Get more information from Michael’s.

Toys R Us

Saturday, March 25th from 1-3 PM

Disney Beauty and the Beast Movie Launch Party – all stores will have a LEGO® building event and take home a free LEGO Disney Lumiere character. Also, enjoy a coloring activity and a special offer. Get more information from Toys R Us.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2017

Here is a list of participating national parks.

  • April 15-16 and 22-23: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

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.

Free National Parks Pass for 4th Graders

If you have a child in 4th grade this year, your family can get a free National Parks Annual Pass to give you free entry into national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more! Teachers of 4th graders can also get passes to plan free National Park field trips.

Bank of America Museums on Us

Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd – Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

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 Shops

April 1st

Dog Days Family Event- Bring your dog for a free photo download, a 8″ dog toy to the first 100 dogs in attendance, seminars. demos and a dog costume contest. Dogs are allowed inside with a short walking leash. Must be under control at all times and must be up to date on all vaccines. Dogs must be pet and child-friendly. Owners are responsible for their dog’s behavior. Check your local store listings for more information.

Disney Stores

FREE Events at the Disney Store. Calling all Characters, Super Heroes, Princesses, and Jedis! Visit Disney Store for fun, interactive events including Art of Drawing, Disney Store Trivia, Showtime and Story Time. Check with your local Store for details.

* In-Store events at select locations. Minimum age for participation is 3 years. Event limited based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before the event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice.

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. 

Guitar Center

Saturday, April 1st at 10:15 AM

Learn to Play the Guitar – contact your local Guitar Center store for more information.

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.

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Saturday, April 1st from 9 AM to 12 PM – Build a Bunny Basket. Go to the Home Depot Kids Workshop website for more information.

Jazzercise

Jazzercise is currently offering FREE dance fitness classes to girls ages 16-21 at participating locations. No strings attached! Contact your local Jazzercise to see if this offer is available in your area. Valid throughout 2017.

Lego Stores Free Model Build

LEGO Monthly Mini Model Build are typically held monthly where kids ages 6-14 can build a Free LEGO Platypus Mini Model! Be sure to click on the “Open Form” button to register.

You must be a LEGO VIP Loyalty Member and use an email address saved in your LEGO VIP Membership account to register. Membership and registration are free. Get more information here: shop.LEGO.com/VIP. Quantities are limited to approximately 120 per store per night and time.

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.

Michaels

Saturday, April 1 from 1 – 3 PM

Easter Egg Decorating Event – fun for the whole family. Get more information from Michael’s.

Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

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

Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

Find orchards and farms near you where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables at PickYourOwn.org.

Pottery Barn Kids

Story time on Tuesdays from 11 – 11:30 AM. For more information, visit Pottery Barn Kids events here.

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.

Find Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Orchards and Haunted Houses. Many of these will have a fee or admission. Enter your location for details.

REI Running Classes

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

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.

Toys R Us

Saturday, April 1st from 11 AM to 12 PM

Geoffrey’s Birthday Club – members receive special surprises with coupon including a free Geoffrey plush toy and storybook. Join Geoffrey’s Birthday Club and register here.

Williams-Sonoma

Free techniques classes for adults. Get more information from Williams-Sonoma. They also offer free Junior Chef classes for kids. Get more information about the Junior Chef classes, suitable for ages 8–13 at this Williams-Sonoma website.

Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays

Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate a Waffle Day, Purple Day, Neighbor Day and more. See more at Days of the Year.

* For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check Groupon, 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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