Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago Blues Festival

The Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park (June 12 - 14, 2015) is the largest free blues festival in the world and is one of Chicago's biggest music festivals. More than a half-million blues lovers show up to celebrate … [Read more...]

Chicago Memorial Day Parade

Chicago Memorial Day Parade

The Chicago Memorial Day Parade (May 23, 2015) draws more than 10,000 spectators each year, and commemorates the nation's soldiers and veterans. This year's parade features Marching Bands, Drum and Bugle Corps, floats, … [Read more...]

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

Chicago Kids and Kites

If the kid in you still loves kites, head over to the Kids & Kites Festival at Cricket Hill in Lincoln Park (May 2, 2015). This free annual event, put on by NATO and the City of Chicago, features all things kite -- … [Read more...]

Museum Free First Weekends

Adler Planetarium

Free First Weekends Museum Admission  - BofA Museums On Us. Many museums across the United States open their doors free during the first full weekend of every month for anyone who carries a Bank of America or Merrill … [Read more...]

Balboa Park December Nights

Balboa Park December Nights Santa

Start the San Diego holiday season right by sharing in the festivities at the Annual Balboa Park December Nights (Dec. 5 & 6 2014). December Nights is the biggest free festival in San Diego, with more than 300,000 … [Read more...]

Chicago Air and Water Show

Chicago Air Water Show

The Chicago Air and Water Show (August 15 - 16, 2015) is one of the world's greatest air shows and its free to attend. It takes place over Lake Michigan and provides thrilling aerobatic displays by both military and … [Read more...]

Chicago Jazz Festival

Chicago Jazz Festival

The Chicago Jazz Festival is the place to be for free music and fun in the Windy City (September 3 - 6, 2015). The annual festival will take place at Millennium Park, near Randolph Drive and Michigan Avenue. "Since … [Read more...]

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Bay Area Discovery Museum Coupon Deal

The Bay Area Discovery Museum deal has just been updated. The museum runs these occasional daily deals like the one below, with prices starting at $12 for two admission tickets. So if you know you're looking for a fun … [Read more...]

AAA Tipsy Tow on Holidays: Free

AAA Tipsy Tow New Year's Eve

The American Automobile Association (AAA) runs their holiday Free Tipsy Tow Home service on most holidays and big events (including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, Independence … [Read more...]

Free Cab Rides Home on Holidays

Free Cab Ride Home Bay Area

If you live in San Francisco or Sacramento, you can get a "Safe and Sober" Free Cab Ride Home on certain holidays, courtesy of Berg Injury Lawyers. The Safe and Sober Cab Ride Home program now has a cap of $35. That … [Read more...]

The Exploratorium


Ticket Offers and Free Days for The Exploratorium in San Francisco. The Exploratorium offers a few ways to save on tickets. It's not easy to find these, but I've got  you covered. Your choices include tickets for $4 … [Read more...]

U.S. National Parks Free Days

National Parks Free Admission

More than 100 U.S parks that normally charge fees offer free admission on certain weekends in 2014, according to The National Park Service. The next fee free day is January 19, 2015: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Follow … [Read more...]

Museum of Modern Art: Free + Deals

Museum of Modern Art Discount Tickets

New York: Review of MoMA Discount and Free Admission Days. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), in Midtown Manhattan New York City, is said to showcase the finest collection of modern Western art masterpieces in the … [Read more...]

Portland Children’s Museum: Free

Portland Childrens Museum

The Portland Children's Museum in Portland Oregon (across from the Oregon Zoo) offers both a free day (first Fridays) and a convenient way to save $1 on tickets. If you have inquisitive kids who like to explore, this … [Read more...]

Children’s Museum Of Houston: Free


The Children’s Museum of Houston, in Houston Texas, offers a couple of ways to enjoy free days -- the first weekend of every month if you have a Bank of America card, and Thursday Free Family Nights. Other days admission … [Read more...]

Birch Aquarium: Ticket Deals + Free


Birch Aquarium at Scripps, in the San Diego area, offers a few ways to save on tickets. Birch Aquarium also offers free admission on the first weekend of every month for anyone with a BofA card (one ticket per … [Read more...]

Boston Museum of Fine Arts: Free Days

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, offers a few ways to save on admission, including a few free days. We'll add new deals for the MFA here on this page as we find them. Check out the current offers below. The Museum of … [Read more...]

Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center: Free


The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito is not only a great side-trip for San Francisco visitors, it's a popular layover for sick and injured sea lions, along with those who just need a little R&R. Animal lovers of all … [Read more...]

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Days

Conservatory of Flowers Tickets

The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco offers free admission every first Tuesday of every month. And if you're a resident of San Francisco City or San Francisco County, you can get a break on the … [Read more...]

de Young Museum Tickets + Free Days

de Young Museum San Francisco

The de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park offers a few ways to save on visits from time to time, from daily deals to attraction passes. Plus, the de Young museum also offers a few ways to enjoy free … [Read more...]

SoCal Art Walks: LA/OC/SD: Free

SoCal Art Walks

In Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, the term "Art Walks" can mean anything from privately led tours through local art galleries, to a handful of artists hawking their artwork from street carts. Some are held in … [Read more...]

Balboa Park Organ Concerts: Free

Spreckels Park Concert Series

Spreckles free outdoor pipe organ concerts take place every Sunday at 2pm in Spreckels Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park in San Diego. The popular afternoon concerts are family friendly with outdoor seating to accommodate … [Read more...]

San Diego Parade of Lights: Free

San Diego Boat Parade Lights

The San Diego Parade of Lights Boat Parade (December 8 and December 15, 2013) are free to watch as it loops around the San Diego Bay. Close to 100 lavishly decorated boats participate each year in this floating light … [Read more...]

Union Street Fantasy of Lights: Free

Union Street Holiday Lights

No holiday lights listing would be complete without San Francisco's Union Street Fantasy of Lights event (December 6, 2014). The annual Union Street holiday program kicks off a month long celebration of holiday … [Read more...]

Bowers Museum + Kidseum: Free Days


The Bowers Museum and Kidseum offer a few FREE days to their permanent exhibits.  Target sponsors Free First Sundays at the museum, and if you're a Santa Ana resident you can also get in free on third Tuesdays. Free days … [Read more...]

Golden Gate Park Band Concerts: Free

gg Band

The Golden Gate Park Band free summer concerts have been entertaining Bay Area music lovers for years on summer Sunday afternoons at the Spreckles Temple of Music in the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. This … [Read more...]

Griffith Park Observatory: Free Events

Griffith Park Observatory Free Days and Deals

Griffith Park Observatory: Discount Tickets and Free Admission Days. Griffith Park Observatory, in Los Angeles, tops our list of savvy things to do in SoCal. Best of all, many events are available to enjoy for free. … [Read more...]

SF Botanical Garden: Free Days + Deals

San Francisco Botanical Garden GG Park

San Francisco Botanical Garden, in Golden Gate Park, offers free admission for San Francisco residents, but nonresidents have options, too. For example, free admission days take place the second Tuesdays of every month … [Read more...]

National Cherry Blossom Festival


The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. (March 20 - April 12, 2015) features weeks of outdoor events and family friendly activities, most of them free, and for others deals are available, especially if … [Read more...]

Legion of Honor

Legion Of Honor

The Legion of Honor, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, offers free admission on the first Tuesdays of each month, and if you have a Bank of America of Merrill Lynch Card, you can also get in free the first weekends of … [Read more...]

Vintage Paper Fair: Free

vintage cars

The Vintage Paper Fair offers a fun trip back in time through printed paper collectibles. The event is free in several California cities (March - November 2014) -- Walnut Creek, Sacramento, Glendale, San Francisco, and … [Read more...]

Young Eagles: Kids Fly Planes — Free

Young Eagles Teen program

Want to get your 8 to 17-year-olds away from the remote or video game? Sign them up for the Young Eagles program in a city near you and let them take to the sky and man the joystick -- for free. The Young Eagles program, … [Read more...]

Hollywood Christmas Parade: Free

Hollywood Christmas Parade

The 82nd Anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade (November 30, 2014) is free, and always takes place the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The parade features giant balloons, marching bands, floats, equestrian groups, and … [Read more...]

San Francisco 1st Thursdays Art: Free

San Francisco First Thursday Art

Many San Francisco art galleries stay open late every first Thursday of the month for a casual open house. The SF Thursday Night Gallery Strolls offers a great opportunity to meet local artists, drink wine, soak up the … [Read more...]

Walking Tours of San Francisco: Free

San Francisco Painted Ladies Alamo Square Park

In San Francisco you can sign up for lots of free walking tours of the city given by local volunteers who love the City, its history, lore and legends and are always ready to share it all with you. The San Francisco City … [Read more...]

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Free Days

lacma free days

Los Angeles: LACMA Free Days and Ticket Deals.  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art offers several ways to enjoy their exhibitions for free. Second Tuesdays are free each month, L.A. residents get in free after 5pm … [Read more...]

Dragon Boat Lessons in Foster City: Free

Dragon Boat

The Bay Area Dragons offer FREE dragon boat lessons every Saturday at 10:30 am in Foster City. They provide the life jackets, paddles, boats, and expert coaching. A dragon boat is a 44 foot canoe that seats 20 paddlers. … [Read more...]

Contemporary Jewish Museum: Free Days + Discounts

CJM San Francisco

The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is now free on the first Tuesday of every month. On other days, CJM offers several free tours with the price of admission, including a teen led tour and one you can listen … [Read more...]

Berkeley Art Museum: Free Days + Deals

Berkeley Art Museum

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Every First Thursday of every month you can enjoy free admission. And on some Friday Nights, … [Read more...]

Oakland Museum of California: Free


The Oakland Museum of California is free on the first Sunday of every month. Around since 1969, OMCA tells the story of California with the intention of providing a “museum for the people.” The Oakland Museum of … [Read more...]

Tulipmania at PIER 39: Free


Tulipmania (February 14 - 22, 2015) is a free event that features lush displays of tulips on both levels of PIER 39. You can also join one of the free guided tulip tours that begin at 10am every morning. While you're … [Read more...]

Temescal Street Cinema: Free

Temescal Street Cinema

The Annual Temescal Street Cinema, in Oakland, features locally made films and live music. The free movie viewing takes place every Thursday night in June and July. The outdoor movies are free and so is the popcorn. … [Read more...]

San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade + Irish Festival

San Diego St Patricks Day

The annual St. Patricks Day Parade in Balboa Park (March 15, 2014) features floats, bands, drill teams, roller skaters, antique cars, equestrian and law enforcement units, bagpipes, and more. The 2014 Parade Theme is … [Read more...]

Seward Slides: Free Old-Fashioned Fun


When life is sliding out of control, there's only one thing to do: out-slide it--and the Seward Slides Minipark is just the place. You'll whoosh down so fast you'll land on your butt, probably in a pile of cardboard left … [Read more...]

Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

photo by Irish Philadelphia Photo Essays

The Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade was founded in 1771, making it the second oldest parade in the USA. For 2014, it is the 244th annual event. With 20,000 participants in 150 groups of marching bands, dance … [Read more...]

New York City St. Parick’s Day Parade

nyc st patricks parade

The 253rd New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade (March 17, 2014), billed as the world's oldest and largest parade, honors, recognizes and celebrates the brave men and women of America's armed forces. The Grand … [Read more...]

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

st-patricks chicago

The annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade is a fun and free way to enjoy the city along with plenty of Irish culture, and lots of green beer (not free). The Chicago River is dyed green before the parade, so get there … [Read more...]

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

Atlanta St Patrick's Day Festival and Parade

The 132nd Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 15, 2014) promises plenty of Irish pride and playfulness. This year's parade features a five story St. Patrick balloon, floats, more than 4,000 dancers, 16 community … [Read more...]

South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

boston st patricks day

The South Boston St. Patrick's Parade draws crowds of nearly 600,000 to one million people every year, making it the second largest parade in the United States. The Parade features marching bands, military units, movie … [Read more...]

SoCal St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Festivals

Los Angeles St. Patrick's Day 2011

SoCal celebrates St. Patrick's Day in a number of free and affordable ways, with plenty of fun planned for the Irish and not so Irish. Check out the following Los Angeles and Orange County events for March 2014 for … [Read more...]