You and your family can enjoy free weekend events (or almost free events) during November, all across the USA.
Feel free to forward this to friends and if you know of any others to share, please send me a comment or email so I can keep this list updated. We can be frugal and have some fun!
It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.
:: Bank of America: Free Museum Weekend
Saturday, November 2nd & Sunday, November 3rd
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.
:: Guitar Center – no age restriction
Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.
1) Saturday, November 2 at 10 am – Recording Made Easy: Featuring Garage Band
2) Saturday, November 2 at 10:15 am – Group Guitar Lesson
:: 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.
:: American Girl
November In-Store Events (Events vary by location and minimum age. Find events specific to your area at the American Girl website here or call 877-247-5223.) Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.
A few examples of what select American Girl stores are offering:
Saige’s Celebration (crafts, a delicious meal, and includes an American Girl book to take home.
Saige’s Scavenger Hunt (go on a fun-filled scavenger hunt and get a free American Girl poster)
Hot Cocoa Cozy Craft- make and take a hot cocoa cozy from felt.
:: Barnes & Noble
Now through Christmas
The Elf on the Shelf- story time, activities & Adopt-an Elf events. Enter your zip code here to find a participating store near you.
: Free Hockey Event
Saturday, November 2nd
Try Hockey for Free Day! This free event will give kids ages 4 to 9, a chance to check out this sport and see if it’s something they might enjoy. Head over here to find a participating rink near you!
:: Home Depot Kids Workshops
Saturday, November 2nd from 9 am – 12 pm.
Sail a Mighty Ship – Come build The Home Depot’s spectacular Tabletop Ship!
- FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12.
- 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.
You can register online at the Home Depot website.
:: Lakeshore Learning
Saturday, November 2nd from 11 am to 3 pm
Scarecrow Wind Sock- Make and take a scarecrow wind sock. Get more information here.
:: Michael’s Kids Club Workshops