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Family Free Events this Weekend!


Every weekend you can find several free family events to attend all across the country.  Here are a list of the upcoming free family events (or almost free) – if you know of any others to share, please send me a comment or email!  Happy Weekend!

The biggest thing going on this weekend is that it’s FREE Museum Weekend and FREE National Park Admission Weekend.  Now here are some other events:

AC Moore | Free Make and Take Class

  • Next class: Saturday, September 28th from 1 – 3 pm. Making strides again Breast Cancer Stretch Band Bracelet.  Get more information here.

American Girl Stores | Free In Store Events

Free and open to the public, parents and girls ages 3 and up can hear the reading of Bitty Baby & Me, the first title in the new picture book collection.

  • Next Event: The month of September is Bitty Baby’s Story Time. Find event details by store right here.

Bank of America | Free Museum Weekends

  • Next free weekend: Saturday, Oct 5th & Sunday, October 6th

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:

Bank of America has also recently rolled out its Museums on Us site for mobile. You can check it out here on your mobile phone: It’s great for people who are traveling and want to check out if the city they are visiting has a participating museums.

BJ’s Wholesale Club | Free 60 day Membership

Bass Pro Shops | Weekend Family Activities

September is Boy Scout Month

  • Next Event: Saturday & Sunday, September 28th, 29th (FREE Fishing Seminar)Rifle Shooting)
    - Crafts, free fishing towels, beginning fishing workshops, and a free photo download. For times and various workshop topics -go here for more information.
  • Merit Badge Classes for Scouts offered every Tuesday and Thursday in September – go here for store locations and exclusions.
  • Food samples, free face painting, homemade ice cream, treasure hunts and more! Go here for more information.

Home Depot | Build and Grow Clinic

Next Home Depot kids clinic: Saturday, October 8th from 9 am – 12 pm. You can register online here at the Home Depot website.

Celebrate Fire Safety Month and Build a Fire Rescue Plane! Every child will receive a buildable LEGO City Toy and Fire Safety tips.

  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12.  Offered the 1st Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin. One workshop kit, apron and pin per child.

Home Depot Hands On Workshops (For Adults)

  • Next workshop: Saturday, September 28th -
  • Sunday, September 29th

Lakeshore Learning | Free Saturday Workshops

  • Next workshop: Saturdary, September 28th from 11 am to 3 pm. Get more information here.
  • Make your own accordion-style book and then write and illustrate it.

Lego’s | Free Model to Build and Keep

  • Next workshop: Oct. 1st  at 5 pm.
  • Build Your Own Lego Witch Model Kids must be between the ages of 6 and 14. Supplies are limited so arrive early!

Lowe’s | Build & Grow

Every other Saturday, kids build a wooden project and get a free apron, goggle, patch and more!

  • Next workshop: Saturday, October 12th at 10 am.
  • Make & Take a Spooky Stacker Game Register your kids online here.

Michael’s | Kids Club Workshops

Only $2 per child for a 30 minute reservation. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop. Sessions start every half hour from 10 am – 11:30 or 12 noon every Saturday. Get more information here.

  • Next Kids Club workshop: Saturday, September 728h from 10 am pm – noon. Silly Monsters.

Pottery Barn Kids | Events and Activities

  • Next Event: Saturday, October 6th at 12pm – 4pm
  • FREE LEGO Mini Firehouse Build Event.  Go here for more information.

Sam’s Club | Free Weekend for Non – Members

Get a FREE One Day Pass, valid through October 31st, 2013 to try before you commit to a Sam’s Club membership. Print out and bring the pass to the Member Services Desk.

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 the free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

Williams-Sonoma | Free Cooking Technique Classes

Next free technique class: Sunday, September 29th, 2013.

Vitamix A-Z: Learn all your Vitamix can do from mincing vegetables, pureeing hot soups, whipping up smoothies, and frozen desserts.

  • Class sizes are limited. For specific times and more details, please see call your local store. See the calendar of store events and more information here.
  • Hour-long technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes.
  • Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
  • Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
  • Class size is limited – call your local store to register. Locate Your Nearest Store

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Free Museum Day is coming up again on September 28th, 2013 courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine.

Hundreds of museums across the country are participating. You will need to print your ticket in order to gain entrance. Tickets will be available on the Smithsonian Museum Day site soon. There is a limit of one ticket per household and each ticket is valid for one guest.

- Thank you to MoreWithLessToday!

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