Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival: Free

Los Altos Arts & Wine

The Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival in Downtown Los Altos (July 12 - 13) is one of the Bay area's biggest two-day events. Live music on three stages will include concerts by Sage, The Cocktail Monkeys, The Houserockers, … [Read more...]

Bands on the Bricks: Boulder’s Free Summer Concerts

Bands on the Bricks

It's that time of year again for folks in the Denver / Boulder area -- free concert time, that is, dancing under the stars, local brews, margaritas, and more.  Boulder's 2014 Bands on the Bricks series of free summer … [Read more...]

Connoisseurs’ Marketplace: Free

connoisseurs marketplace

Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, Menlo Park's annual summer festival of the arts (July 19 - 20, 2014), features live music, fine arts and crafts, chef's demos, artisan foods, wellness booths, home and garden exhibits, a … [Read more...]

San Francisco Opera at the Ballpark: Free

SF Opera Ballpark

San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Giants will hold their annual Opera at the Ballpark, at AT&T Park on Saturday July 5, 2014, simulcasting Verdi's La Traviata live from the War Memorial Opera House. Sit on … [Read more...]

Redwood City Blues Festival: Free

RWC Blues

The eighth annual Blues, Arts and Bar-B-Que Festival at Redwood City’s Courthouse Square (July 25 - 26, 2014) features live music (mostly blues), food from local merchants, and a children's area with an arcade. The event … [Read more...]

Tour de Fat Bike and Beer Festival: Free

Tour de Fat

The Tour de Fat Bike & Beer Festival, put on by New Belgium Brewing, the makers of Fat Tire beer, is a free annual event that tours in several Savvy Cities. The festival starts with a bike parade that benefits local … [Read more...]

Manhattan Bastille Day Festival: Free

Bastille Day NYC

The New York City Bastille Day Festival,on 60th Street in Manhattan, is a popular New York celebration featuring an afternoon of fun French-flavored family activities. You an enjoy pétanque or cirque-style face painting … [Read more...]

Sandy Summer Sounds and Starlight Cinema

Sandy Summer

Sandy Summer Sounds and Starlight Cinema is a series of free concerts and free movies at Meinig Park in Sandy, Oregon. Featured events include Shakespeare in Park, the Brewgrass Festival, and Wine in the Woods Festival. … [Read more...]

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk – Bands On The Beach: Free

santa cruz bands

The 2014 Santa Cruz Boardwalk "Bands On The Beach" free summer concerts are a great way to spend a Friday summer night. Check out the line-up of bands -- including Smash Mouth, Great White, Eddie Money, and Papa Doo Run … [Read more...]

Summer Concerts at Redondo Beach Pier: Free

Concerts on the Pier Redondo Beach

The Redondo Beach Pier Free Summer Concert Series offers good free fun for families and friends every Thursday and Saturday from 6-8pm all summer long, July through August. No charge for the fine ocean view, either. … [Read more...]

West Linn Music in the Park: Free

West Linn Music Park

The city of West Linn Music in the Park concert series at Tanner Creek Park features live music, food, and fun in Tanner Creek Park, less than a half hour from Portland OR. The lineup of bands promises to please variety … [Read more...]

Point Loma Summer Concerts: Free


Free summer concerts are available in a lot of cities this summer, but there's no better place than San Diego to get outside with family and friends. Point Loma Summer Concerts are free on Friday evenings (July through … [Read more...]

Seattle Seafair Fleet Week

Seattle Seafair Fleet Week

The Seafair Festival is a big deal in the Seattle area, with many signature events drawing crowds. Some events require tickets, but you can enjoy many of the festivities absolutely free in 2014. For example, Seafair … [Read more...]

SF LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade

Photo: Jane Cleland

San Francisco's Annual San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade will take over the downtown Civic Center and the city on (June 28 - 29, 2014), with, well, pride, and a whole lot of fun and excitement in honor of … [Read more...]

North American Organic Brewers Festival


The North American Organic Brewers Festival  is happening now (June 26 - 29, 2014) at Portland Oregon's Overlook Park, with plenty of free outdoor fun on tap. The way it works is: you buy a $6 reusable tasting cup for … [Read more...]

Union Street Festival: Free

SF Union Street Festival

San Francisco’s Union Street Festival in San Francisco (June 7 - 8, 2014) is one of the city's biggest free festivals. The event features craft beer and wine tasting pavilions, live entertainment, arts and crafts booths, … [Read more...]

Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Free

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival (June 25 - 29 and July 2 - 6, 2014) held outdoors on the National Mall between the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC, is open to the publish with free admission. The event draws a … [Read more...]

San Mateo Central Park Music: Free

Central Park Music San Mateo

The 2014 Central Park Music Series offers free live music on Thursday nights in the summer. The City of San Mateo calls this their signature summer event. The events are a great opportunity to socialize with friends, … [Read more...]

Portland Rose Festival

Portland Rose Festival 2014 Oficial Rose

The Portland Rose Festival, which takes place in May and June, features many fun family events, parades, rose shows, concerts, fireworks, celebrations, and more. You can also find special offers and promo codes closer to … [Read more...]

Portland Sunday Parkways

Sunday Parkways Portland

Portland Sunday Parkways is back for the summer season, with four dates scheduled from May to August, usually the fourth Sunday of each month. These car-free events, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, draw thousands of … [Read more...]

Stern Grove Festival Free Concerts

Stern Grove Festival 2014

Stern Grove Festival 2014 -- San Francisco’s annual admission-free outdoor concert series, features world-class performers for this favorite outdoor summer event. This year's festival (June 22 – August 24, 2014) features … [Read more...]

San Francisco’s North Beach Festival: Free

2013 North Beach Festival

San Francisco's 60th annual North Beach Festival (June 14 - 15, 2014), in San Francisco's Little Italy, is a free event that presents an interesting array of juried arts and crafts exhibits and art for sale, all with an … [Read more...]

Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival: Free


The next round of Independent Shakespeare Co. free performances at Griffith Park in Los Angeles are scheduled to begin June 2015. Plays will include: Much Ado About Nothing, and Romeo And Juliet, along with special … [Read more...]

Cultivate Festival

Cultivate Festival 2014

The new Cultivate Festival by Chipolte features live music, celebrity chef cooking demos, a kid zone, exhibits, beer, wine, food, and fun. The free festival takes place in Dallas (October 18, 2014), Minneapolis (August … [Read more...]

King of the County BBQ & Music Festival

bbq contest

Here's a fun Father's Day weekend event: the annual King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival (June 14 - 15, 2014) is cooking up good times at the Martinez Marina Waterfront Park. The event features an amateur … [Read more...]

Film Night in the Park: Free

Film Night in the Park 2011

Catch a flick outdoors this summer at a community park in San Francisco or Marin when Film Night in the Park celebrates its 21st season (June 14 – September 27, 2014). Like the drive-in movies of yesteryear, Film Night … [Read more...]

Portland Fleet Week: Free Tours

Portland Fleet Week

Portland Fleet Week, which takes place in June every year, is a popular local event that draws crowds of nautical fans and history buffs to the Oregon waterfront. Portland Fleet Week is one of the Portland Rose Festival … [Read more...]

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: Free


The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, in San Francisco, is a free series of performances -- May through October -- that includes no less than 100 events, from classical and jazz concerts, to opera and international music, to … [Read more...]

New York Fleet Week: Free Tours / Deals

New York Fleet Week

If you've been walking around New York City lately, you may have noticed a few historic tall ships and modern naval vessels gracing the waterfront. They're here to celebrate New York Fleet Weeek (May 21 - 27, … [Read more...]

Boston Harborfest: Free & Cheap Activities

Boston Harborfest Redcoats

The Boston Harborfest is a week long celebration along the Boston waterfront that takes place during he Fourth of July (July 2 - 6, 2014). More than 200 colonial themed events are planned during the festival. Many … [Read more...]

DC Dragon Boat Festival: Free

DC Dragon Boat Festival

Up for some DC fun in the sun? Check out the Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival, a free-to-watch colorful event along the Potomac waterfront (May 17 - 18, 2014). Top teams of elite athletes travel from as far away as … [Read more...]

Kla Ha Ya Days Festival: Free


The annual Kla Ha Ya Days Festival in Snohomish, Washington (July 16 - 20, 2014) provides as much free family fun as you can expect 40 miles north of Seattle. The festival is free, and you can pick up discount carnival … [Read more...]

NorCal Cherry Blossom Festival + Parade

Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

Celebrate Japanese culture at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco. Along with the colorful parade, you'll find a food bazaar featuring traditional Japanese fare and cooking demonstrations, a … [Read more...]

SF Carnaval Parade & Festival

Carnval sf

San Francisco's Carnaval Parade and Festival will saturate the city's Mission District over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 - 25, 2014). This is one of the Bay Area's most popular festivals, drawing more than 400,000 people … [Read more...]

Sausalito Jazz & Blues By The Bay: Free

the blues boys

Sausalito's free music celebration "Jazz & Blues By The Bay" takes place on Friday nights all summer long (May 30 – August 22, 2014) at Gabrielson Park in Sausalito. The concerts feature different local jazz and … [Read more...]

Fallbrook Avocado Festival: Free

Fallbrook Festival

The annual Avocado Festival takes place down Main Street in Fallbrook, California (April 13, 2014), and is expected to draw a crowd of tens of thousands, many from the San Diego area. The Festival features live music and … [Read more...]

SF Bay Easter Egg Hunts + Bunny Opps


It's that time of year again, so here are just a few of the 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Easter Egg hunts and Bunny opportunities for Easter. There are others around the Bay, but these are all free or cheap, so hop to … [Read more...]

San Diego Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunt San Diego

Here's are the San Diego Easter Egg Hunts for 2014 that promise to provide good wholesome fun for families with young children. These events are not only a local tradition, admission is FREE. Bring your baskets and a … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunt Los Angeles

Egg hunts and spring celebrations are popping all over Los Angeles for Easter. Want to know where the free events are happening? Here's a short round-up of annual events in the LA area. Know of other free Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Orange County Easter Egg Hunts

easter egg hunt oc

Easter, Orange County style, doesn't have to cost a thing. Here's a round-up of free family fun in the form of easter egg hunts, and spring celebrations in Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley and Huntington … [Read more...]

Atlanta Easter Egg Hunts

Baby Smiling while holding an Easter egg beside basket

Spring is finally here. If you have little ones, that means dusting off the easter baskets. So we've rounded up all the usual suspects for free Atlanta Easter egg hunts and bunny sightings, all free or … [Read more...]

Houston Art Car Parade: Free

Art Car Parade - The Sunflower Car

One of Houston's favorite activities, the Art Car Parade in May is a reflection of Houston's folk art heritage. This free family event, known as the largest parade of decorated automobiles, serves as the focal event of … [Read more...]

Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade

2014 Petaluma Butter Egg Days

Not every town can boast a Butter & Egg Day Parade, and folks in Petaluma have good reason to love theirs. The annual Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade and Celebration is getting ready to roll (Saturday April 26, … [Read more...]

San Diego Movies in the Park: Free

movie night san diego

Here's a great idea for free family fun in the San Diego area: free summer movies under the stars. This year's San Diego Movies In The Park 2014 from May 16 - September 27, 2014. Each family-friendly movie is shown in a … [Read more...]

SF Spring Celebration + Easter Parade

Easter Parade 2013

Grab your Easter Bonnet or bunny ears, it's almost time for San Francisco's 22nd annual Spring Celebration and Easter Parade (April 20, 2014). The events features an Easter Bonnet Contest ("creativity encouraged"), and … [Read more...]

Ocean Beach Kite Festival: Free

San Diego free events

The 65th Ocean Beach Kite Festival features kite making, arts and crafts, food and entertainment, and of course - kite flying. This is a free day of festivities including carnival rides, stunt kite demos, food and … [Read more...]

Bayfest: Sheepshead Bay’s Waterfront Festival: Free


BayFest, at Sheepshead Bay, is Brooklyn's largest waterfront street fair that takes place in May. Now in its 23rd year, this vendor-free festival features live music, giveaways and raffles, fun activities for the kids, … [Read more...]

San Diego Busker Festival: Free

2012 Busker Festival

So what is a Busker you ask? A Busker is a street entertainer, such as a musician, juggler, sword-swallower, or mime. The Busker Festival (March 29 - 30, 2014) is the annual gathering for buskers from all around to … [Read more...]

San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

San Francisco St Patrick's Day

San Francisco's annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival (March 15, 2014) features all things Irish, including traditional music and dance, floats flouting the green, marching bands, festival food and drinks and … [Read more...]

Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Houston St Patricks Day Parade float

The 55th annual Houston St. Patrick's Day Parade, one of the largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the U.S., features more than 100 Irish-themed floats and parade entries. The two-hour parade also has the dubious … [Read more...]