Frugal Family Fun

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Receive free admission to all of our national parks on August 25th through August 28th in honor of the National Park Service’s Birthday.  Be sure to check out the National Park Service site for park locations.

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Home Depot is sponsoring a Free Kids’ Workshop on Saturday, September 3rd from 9 a.m. until noon.  Children ages 5-12 will have the opportunity to build a free Back to School Whiteboard.  You can stop by the Home Depot website to register for this free event online.

In addition, each participant will receive a child-sized orange apron (similar to the Home Depot associates’ aprons) and an achievement pin.

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Free LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Building Event

by Katie on August 23, 2016

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Toys “R” Us is featuring a free LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Building Event on Saturday, August 27th from noon until 2 p.m.  Children ages 6 and up are invited to build and take home a LEGO Captain America Mosaic.

There is a limit of one per child, and the offer is available while supplies last.

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Free Museum Day on September 24th

by Katie on August 2, 2016

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Smithsonian Magazine is hosting their 12th annual Museum Day Live! Event on Saturday, September 24th.  Participating museums across the nation will open their doors for free to visitors during this event.

Museum-goers can head to the Museum Day Live! site to download one free ticket which grants free admission to the ticket holder plus a guest.  You can find the full list of participating museums here.

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Receive free admission to all of our national parks on August 25th through August 28th in honor of the National Park Service’s Birthday.  Be sure to check out the National Park Service site for park locations.

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The Cincinnati Zoo is offering $1 admission on Wednesday, July 20th for their Annual Macy’s Kids, Cultures, Critters, & Crafts Festival.  This event runs from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and admission is just $1 per person.  The tickets are available for purchase at the main gate on the day of the event.

If you park in the zoo’s parking lot, you will need to pay the parking fee of $10.  However, as an alternative, you can park on a street near the zoo for free.

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101 Free Summertime Activities

by Katie on July 1, 2016

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To help families find activities that are both family friendly as well as budget friendly this summer, I’m compiling a list of 101 Free Summertime Activities.  Some of the items on this list will be universal in regards to location, while others are more specific to the Cincinnati region.

You can find previous posts from this series here.

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46.  Fourth of July Jam

Washington Park will be hosting their Fourth of July Jam on Saturday, July 2nd.  Enjoy live music, carnival games, giant Jenga, stilt walkers, a Framester photo booth, and more.  They’ll also feature a fireworks show that will begin at approximately 9:50 p.m.

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47.  St. Bernard’s Fourth of July Celebration

St. Bernard will celebrate the Fourth of July on Saturday, July 2nd at Ross Park.  There will be a Firecracker Run at 9:30 a.m., and the Aquatic Center will be open and free to all runners and St. Bernard residents from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Non-resident runners may bring a guest for $5.

Festivities at the park will begin at 3:00 p.m. with a cupcake eating contest followed by a cornhole tournament.  Enjoy rides, food, drinks, and live music as well.  The evening will end with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

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48.  Red White & Kaboom

Harbin Park will host their annual Red White & Kaboom Event on Sunday, July 3rd.  This event will feature entertainment, food, and activities as well as Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks at 10 p.m.

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49.  Firecracker Festival

Loveland will be celebrating Independence Day with their Firecracker Festival at Home of the Brave Park.  The festival will begin a 3 p.m., and will feature live music, food and vendor booths, children’s inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, sand art, playground and water park, a firetruck, and more.  The evening will be capped off with fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

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50.  Independence Day Celebration on Fountain Square

Fountain Square will be celebrating Independence Day with live music beginning at 7 p.m.  They will also feature fireworks on the square at 9:45 p.m.

You can find more free summertime activities here.  

 

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