FREE Weekend Activities for the Family

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FREE Weekend Activities for the Family – Across the USA

What are your plans for the weekend? I know I’m glad it’s here!! Here is a whole list of FREE Weekend Activities – Family Fun Events that are happening all across the USA.

I hope you and your family can participate and have some {free or inexpensive} fun and make some memories! Come back and let us know what Family Events you attended 🙂

If you know of any others to share, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

Are you looking to entertain the kids this weekend with a FREE (or nearly free) fun activity? Or are you looking for a free class for yourself? Who says being frugal can’t be fun? Free and fun weekend activities are available all across the USA!

Bookmark this post as I update it weekly and be sure to share it with friends and family.

Thanks for this list from Lori at More With Less Today



:: American Girl Store Events

Events differ by location. During March they include Isabelle’s Dance Jam, Funky Fashion Headpiece Craft, and Scavenger Hunt 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.


music mentor guitar center

:: Guitar Center {no age restriction}

Saturday, March 15th

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for Garage Band

10:15 AM – Group Guitar 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, March 15th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM ~ Interior Paint and Drywall Repair

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

kite craft

:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, March 15th from 11AM-3PM

Kids make and take a springtime kite. Get more information here.


:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, March 15th – starts at 10 AM

Kids create a personalized name plate. 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.


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

Saturday, March 15th {for kids} at 9:30 AM

Junior Chef Classes – Chop & Slice It! To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here.

Sunday, March 16th {for adults}

Knife Skills

Learn how to dice, slice, and chop seasonal fruits and vegetables. 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.

Coming Soon – Mark Your Calendar:

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, March 23rd at 10 AM

How to Host the Perfect Spring Gathering – RSVP here or at your local store.

: FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America Customers

Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, April 5th from 9 AM to 12PM

Build a Birdbath/Birdfeeder from the new FOX Film “Rio 2”.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, April 12th at 10 AM

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

: FREE National Parks Entry

April 19th and April 20th
opening weekend of National Park Week

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 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

This weekend celebrate Potato Chip Day, Pi {the math Pi- not the eating kind!} Day and International Ask a Question Day! Get the schedule here.

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, for less! 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.




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