San Diego Free Events

San Diego Free Events and Activities

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Mother Goose Parade

Mother Goose Parade

The Mother Goose Parade (November 23, 2014) has marched down the main streets of El Cajon (always the Sunday before Thanksgiving) since 1947. The event features motorized floats, marching bands, equestrian groups, and … [Read more...]

San Diego Kids Go Free in October

Kids Free San Diego

Sure, the kids are already back in school in October. But San Diego museums, restaurants, and attractions still want to help you spend quality time with the little darlings. So again this year, more than 100 of San … [Read more...]

Grape Day Festival and Parade: Free

Escondido Grape Day Festival Parade

 The Grape Day Festival and Parade in Escondido is a free community event that takes place every year on the Saturday after Labor Day (September 6, 2014). The fun starts with the Grape Day 5k fun run at 7:30am, … [Read more...]

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Free Day

Smithsonian Museum Day

On Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, you can get in FREE to hundreds of participating museums across the United States. Check the map (link below) to see which of your local museums partner with Smithsonian for this free … [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...]

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...]

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...]