Who else is looking for some low cost fun this weekend? If that is you, check out this awesome list of fun, activities, classes, workshops, and free in-store events for this weekend and more that are coming soon.
his 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.
June 10th and/or June 11th
During National Fishing and Boating Week, many states offer free fishing days. These are days where anglers are allowed to fish on public bodies of water without a fishing license. Check out the next free fishing days in your state at TakeMeFishing.org.
Saturday, June 10th at 11 AM
Join in the fun for story time and activities featuring Oh, the Places You’ll Go! 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.
Saturday, June 10th – Sunday, June 11th & Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th
Join the fishing movement and attend the Gone Fishing Store Event Weekend. Enjoy free photos, a free catch & release pond, (FIRST 100 Kids to participate will get a Gone Fishing Door Hanger), attend free fishing and more. Check your local store listings for times and verify they are participating.
Saturday, June 10th at 10:15
Learn to play the Guitar – 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 Depot Kids Workshops
Saturday, June 10th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Learn to build a bottle-opener game board. Join our Associate-led demonstration and you’ll be shown how to use carpenter’s tools to measure and cut the wood to create a bottle opener that also functions as a game. In addition, our Associate will also demonstrate the safe use of common project tools including a circular saw, brad nailer, and drill. At the end of the workshop, Store Associates can help you shop for everything you need to create your own project at home. Sponsored by Coca-Cola.
All kids get to keep their project, 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.
Saturday, June 10th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.
Kids ages 3 and up design and take a My Pet Parrot craft. No reservations necessary. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.
Saturday, June 10th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Kids Club® – Bling out your spinners. Learn fun ways to add sparkle to your spinners. Buy the spinners and the rest of the supplies are free. Sign up in store, online or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
Sunday, June 11th from 1 – 3 PM
Slime Sunday – join in the fun in the classroom to make a slime stress ball or customized slime. All the supplies will be provided including pre-made slime.
RELATED – Check out Camp Creativity, seven weeks of making for kids ages 3 & up during June and July. Get more information at Michael’s.
Saturday, June 10th from 2-4 PM
Shopkins Swap-kins Party – swap, score swag and more with fellow fans. Get the details you need to enroll from Toys R Us.
More to Explore Throughout the Year:
Bank of America Museums on Us
Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 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.
FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2017
Here is a list of participating national parks.
- 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. This expires on 8/31 so don’t delay!
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 Disney Store for details.
* In-Store events at select locations. The 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.
Home and Garden Shows
Learn the skills you need for various home improvement projects from the experts at Home Depot. These free workshops are typically held in stores on Saturdays and Sundays. Get more information at Home Depot Workshops.
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 events 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
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.
Enjoy free cooking classes for adults, typically held on Sundays. Contact your local Williams-Sonoma store for times.
Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays
Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Superman Day, Peanut Butter Cookie Day, Donald Duck Day, and more. See more 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!
Thanks to More with Less Today for this awesome list!