What are you doing this weekend? 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.
Find Easter Egg Hunts
Here is a website that tracks Easter egg hunts, Easter parades and events by location.
Free National Park Weekend
April 15-16th – Here is a list of participating national parks.
Saturday, April 15th at 11 AM. Join in the fun for story time and activities featuring Too Many Carrots. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.
RELATED: Kids in grades 1-6 can earn a free book this summer when they enroll in the free Summer Reading Program at Barnes & Noble.
April 14-16th – Easter Egg Hunt, Free Kids’ Crafts and more on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. Check your local store listings for more information.
Saturday, April 15th from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
This workshop will guide you through a refresh of your deck or patio. An Associate will show you a range of innovative products designed to cut through the grime and leave a clean surface and also show you how to select and operate the right pressure washer to speed clean your deck or patio in no time. Lastly, we’ll show you how to select the right stain or waterproof seal for your wood deck to restore its beauty and offer weather protection. Get more information at Home Depot Workshops.
Saturday, April 15th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.
Kids ages 3 and up design and take a Treat Basket craft. No reservations necessary. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.
Saturday, April 15th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kids Club® – Yarn Bunny 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.
Saturday, April 15th from 11-3 PM.
Creative Classes Open House – Get more information from Michael’s.
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, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th – 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.
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.
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.
Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots.
The Workshops Series offers free workshops, online classes or in-store lessons taught by experts that will help you learn and have more fun while you do it yourself. Contact your local Guitar Center store for more information.
Home and Garden Shows
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Saturday, May 6th from 9 AM to 12 PM
Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30 AM – 6 PM, IKEA will be hosting a FREE Sustainable Living Event in honor of Earth Day. Check out the promotions that will be offered for Ikea Family members (FREE to join):
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
A 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.
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
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.
Saturday, May 6th from 3-4 PM
Geoffrey’s Birthday Club – members receive special surprises with a coupon, including a FREE Geoffrey plush toy and storybook. Join the birthday club and get more information from Toys R Us.