Free Family Fun Activities Weekend of 9/19/14

Here is the list of fun and free family activities for this weekend. As usual, there are a lot of things to choose from. Enjoy!

Free fun family activities

American Girl Store events

:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During September they include the BeForever Postcard Craft, Grandparents’ Day Card Craft, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, Autumn Card Craft, Acorn Pouch Craft, Paper Pumpkin Craft, 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.


:: Barnes & Noble

September 20th – Many B&N stores are hosting Curious George Curiosity Day, a free special event.

Free Story Time, NOOK events and Author Events - Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

 Bass Pro Shop:: Bass Pro Shops

September is Boy Scout Month

Scouts can earn merit badges for fishing and rifle shooting by attending workshops. Contact your local store here for details.

Ongoing – Outdoor Skills Workshops – free classes offered on a regular basis on topics such as bass fishing, fly fishing, hunting and more. Contact your local store here for details.


:: Container Store

Learn the tricks of organization with expert demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays, now thorough October 19th. Find more information and find your closest Container Store here. Times and event dates vary by location.

:: Guitar Center

Saturday, September 20th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10 AM - Recording Made Easy for Garage Band

10:15 AM – Group Ukulele Lesson

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.



:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, September 20th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM ~ Make Your Toilet Touchless

You can pre-register online here.


 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, September 20th from 11 AM-3 PM  and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday. 

Kids make and take a Keep the Beat Den Den Drum. Get more information here.

:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, September 20th – 10AM – 12 Noon

Kids Club – for $2 per child, you can reserve 30 minutes for kids to create while you shop at Michael’s. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up.Get more information here.

spook your style

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Saturday, September 20th from 3PM – 5PM

Spook Your Style Halloween Carnival at select stores. Get into the Halloween spirit early and visit your local store and enjoy face painting, crafts, treats, and games. To find out if your local store is participating, gohere.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, September 21st at 11 AM ~ Decorate Your home for a festive Halloween. Find a participating store and RSVP here.

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday,  September 20th {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs can participate in the Best of Breakfast to make healthy grab and go choices. Suitable for ages 9-13. To reserve a spot, contact your closest store right here

Sunday, September 21st {for adults} ~ Coffee and Espresso drinks ~ Learn how to vary coffee roasts and grinds to affect your finished drink. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

:: YOGA Month

September is National Yoga Month with over 1,600 yoga studios offering 1 free week of yoga classes during September and October for new students. Get more information and print out your free pass here.


:: Bass Pro Shops

October 19th – October 31st. It’s the Great Pumpkin Free Halloween Event -make crafts, get a FREE 4×6 photo, scavenger hunts and more.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, October 4th from 9 AM to 12 PM ~ Build an EMS Truck for Fire Safety Month. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lego Mini Model

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, September 27th  at 10AM ~kids build a Fire Truck with Ladder. You can pre-register right here.

:: FREE National Parks Entrance Day

September 27th Free National Park Lands Day

Most national parks will have free entrance on September 27th. Go to the National Park Service website for more information and to find all participating national parks.

:: Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day- 1500 Participating Museums

September 27th get FREE general admission for 2 people to many fabulous museums all across the USA! Request your tickets here, print them out and bring them with you.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids can learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: 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.

:: Bass Pro Shops Free Classes

You can sign up for free workshops such as archery basics for kids, hunting, fishing, fly-fishing, camping, and boating. Contact your local store for their schedule.

:: 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 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.

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day,Miniature Golf Day, Eat an Apple Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check GrouponAmazon Local and LivingSocial in your area. Join each site for free and start having more fun, for less! These vouchers make great gifts too!

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

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