Thursday, June 5, 2014

Weekend Free Events ~ 6/6~6/8

Thank you to More With Less Today for sharing this Weekend Roundup with us! 

Are you looking to entertain the kids this weekend with a FREE (or nearly free) fun activity? 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!

 FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America Customers

Saturday, June 7th and Sunday, June 8th
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.com.

 Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp

Saturday, June 7th to Sunday, July 13th
At 64 Bass Pro Shops all across the USA, the whole family can learn the basics of camping, fishing, archery, hunting, bird watching, water and travel safety and more. Kids will get a free lanyard and earn a free collectible pin for every workshop completed. Not all activities are offered at all stores. Contact you local store for their schedule.

American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During June, they include a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Everyday Fun Doll 'Dos, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, and Meet the Author Tours. 
Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. In many locations, there is a "Date with My Dad Day" in mid June with a fee and reservations are required. 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.

Guitar Center 

Saturday, June 7th {no age restriction}
10 AM - Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools
10:15 AM - Group Guitar Lesson
11:00 AM - Drum Circle
Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, June 7th from 9 AM to 12PM ~ Build a pint-size riding lawn mower. You can pre-register online here.

Lakeshore Learning Store 

Saturday, June 7th from 11 AM-3 PM
Kids make and take a Learn-to-Count Ladybug. Get more information here. You can also grab a 20% off Special Saturday Savings coupon here for in-store purchases through 6/30/14. 

Also at Lakeshore Learning Stores 

Saturday, June 7th from 11 AM to 3 PM "Let's Bug Out!" Build Buggy Goggles

Michael's Kids Club

Saturday, June 7th - starts at 10 AM
Kids create and take fun crafts while you shop. Suitable for kids ages 3 and up. The cost is $2 per child for a 30 minute reservation. Sessions start every half hour starting at 10 am. Ending times vary by store. Get more information here.

Pottery Barn

Sunday, June 8th at 10 AM ~ Outdoor Entertaining, from hosting a casual backyard barbecue to an elegant dinner party, get tips for outdoor entertaining.

Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, June 7th {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ Summer Sides That You Can Make. Learn how to make delicious summer side dishes. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. For ages 8 and up.
Sunday, June 8th {for adults} Grilling Meat - learn how to grill the perfect steak, understand different cuts, and learn about grass-fed and organic meat choices. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here

FREE Zoo Admission for Dads on Father's Day 

Over 50 zoos are offering free (or two for one) admission for June 15th, 2014. Check to see if your local zoo is participating here.

Lowe's Build and Grow

Saturday, June 14th at 10 AM ~Kids build Toothless, from How To Train Your Dragon. You can pre-register right here.

Pottery Barn Kids 

Saturday, June 28th ~ Super Hero Celebration where kids are invited to dress as their favorite super hero, create a super hero mask, and take home an exclusive hero activity guide.
Summer Family Fun ~ FREE or Almost Free Activities to Enjoy

Apple Store

Apple Camp for Kids ages 8-12 is free and held during the summer. Sign up to be notified when registration is open.

Microsoft Camp 

Registration is open for free weekly in-store camps. Camps are broken up into two age groups for Jr. Designers (recommended for ages 8-10) and Designers (recommended for ages 11-13), so choose the camp that fits your student’s interest and sign up today. {Thanks Saving with Shellie !}

Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

 Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Retailers encourage free reading with free books and rewards! View programs from Barnes & Noble, TD Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn and more! Read the entire list right here.
More to Explore Throughout the Year: 

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 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.

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 Lessons

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 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.

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, 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.

Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Have some silly fun! Celebrate Best Friends Day, Drive In Movie Day, Yo-Yo Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

Leah Shumack is the voice behind Clair's Freebies. Born and raised in ski country Western NY where I still live today with my beautiful 8 year old daughter. When I'm not tending to her or out scoping deals I enjoy entering giveaways and trying out new things in the kitchen!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this great list! I'm always looking for fun things for my daughter to do. Although we don't have a lot of those stores where we live, we do have a Home Depot and a Regal theatre, so I'll have to look into those. Thanks!