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.
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, January 21st at 11 AM. Join in the fun for storytime and activities featuring Nanette’s Baguette. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.
Home Depot Do It Yourself Workshops
Saturday, January 21st from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and Sunday, January 22nd from 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Easy Bath Updates
In this workshop, you will learn the skills to upgrade your bath, including how to place a vanity cabinet, adjust your plumbing connections, and set in the vanity top and caulk it into place. Additionally, you will learn to remove old vanity lights and install new ones and then install wall-mounted bath accessories like towel and toilet tissue holders to complete the look. Get more information at Home Depot Workshops.
Saturday, January 21st from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.
Kids design and take a Too the Moon and Back craft. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.
Saturday, January 14th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids make and take a Snowman Canvas
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.
Saturday, January 21st from 3-4 PM
Geoffrey’s Birthday Club members can get a free Geoffrey plush toy and a storybook. Joining is free, get the information at the Toys R Us website.
Sunday, January 22nd – Knife Skills Workshop
More to Explore Throughout the Year:
FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2017
- February 20: Presidents’ Day
- 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
Here is a list of participating national parks.
Bank of America Museums on Us
Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th – 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. For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.
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.
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.
Fishing and kayak events during the month of January. Check your local store listings for more information.
Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a Valentine-themed photo box, perfect for keeping photos of loved ones front and center. Once the box is built, your child can decorate it with paint and The Home Depot stickers.
All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.
Saturday, February 4th at 10:15 AM
Learn to Play the Ukulele – contact your local Guitar Center store for more information.
Get more information at the Home Depot free workshops here.
Home and Garden Shows
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
Free LEGO Model Build Events are usually held monthly in stores. Kids ages 6 to 14 can build a model and take it home. You must use an email address saved in your LEGO VIP Membership account. Membership and registration are free. Get more information here: shop.LEGO.com/VIP.
The 2017 schedule will be posted soon at Lowe’s Kids Clinics.
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.
Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)
Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.
Pottery Barn Kids
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.
Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays
Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Rubber Duckie Day, Dress Up Your Pet Day, Kite Day and more. See the schedule at Days of the Year.
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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