Looking for something fun (and inexpensive!) to do over the weekend? You’re in luck! This weekend is jammed packed with fun activities, many of them free! Here is a list of Restaurant/Food Promotions and Family Activities in the DC area, all happening today through Sunday!
Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day on Friday, July 13th
Chick-fil-A will be hosting their Cow Appreciation Day this Friday! Customers dressed “head to hoof” in cow attire will be rewarded with a free Chick-fil-A Meal, which includes an entrée of choice, a side item and a beverage choice. For those “too chicken” to wear full cow costumes, Chick-fil-A will award a complimentary entrée to customers partially dressed in cow attire, such as a cow-spotted scarf, purse, hat or other accessory.
Free Starbucks Refresher on Friday, July 13th
Starbucks will be offering a free Tall (12 oz) Handcrafted Refreshers beverage at participating stores this Friday, July 13th, from Noon – 3PM. No purchase necessary – limit one per person.
On July 13, in the US only, buy one dozen doughnuts and get a dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts for 75 cents at Krispy Kreme. To find a location near you, click here.
Head to La Madeleine on Saturday to enjoy the FREE homemade mini pastry, parfait or tart. All you have to do is tell the associate at the register Happy Bastille Day!
Free Pizza from Papa John’s
Click here and place an online order of $10 or more by 7/15. By clicking through this link and ordering online at papajohns.com, you will automatically be enrolled in the Papa Rewards customer loyalty program enabling you to earn free pizza fast. The day after your order, 25 Bonus Points will be deposited in your Papa Rewards account. Use your Bonus Points for a FREE large up to 3-topping pizza by July 25.
$5 Gift Card to Cracker Barrel
Just register for Cracker Barrel’s All-American Spin ‘n Win, and you will be emailed a printable $5 gift card. It took about three days for us to receive ours. Limit one per household!
Buy One, Get One Free at McDonalds
Print this coupon for a Buy One, Get One free offer of any size McCafe Real Fruit Smoothie, Cherry Berry Chiller, Frappe, or Frozen Strawberry Lemonade.
Family Entertainment in Washington, DC
Family Appreciation Weekend at Rave Cinemas in Fairfax Corner
This weekend, July 14th & 15th, Rave Cinemas at Fairfax Corner is giving away a free small popcorn with each kid’s ticket purchase (ages 3-11) to Ice Age: Continental Drift. Just present your children’s admission ticket stub to the concession stand.
BBQ Battle with Northern Virginia Magazine
On Saturday, July 14th, at the Virginia Gateway in Gainesville from 3-5 PM, you can be the judge as some of the top local BBQ joints battle it out to be named NOVA’s favorite. Enjoy music and great raffle prizes, as well as games, a moon bounce and balloons for the kids! RSVP with the number of people in your party here before the event.
Free Performances on Saturday Morning at the National Theatre
Free performances for children, every Saturday at 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM. Limited seating – tickets distributed 30 minutes before each show. This Saturday, July 14th, they will be exploring the legends and folktales of India through classical dance featuring rich imagery and stunning costumes. Intricate choreography, facial expressions and movement tell fascinating stories that bring to life the dynamic culture of this magical land.
Grand Opening Event at Caribou Coffee in Vienna, VA on Saturday, July 14th
Caribou will be distributing vouchers good for one free coffee of the day to fans throughout the Vienna area. And, between 5-8 PM on Saturday, July 14th, Caribou Coffee will be hosting a grand opening. Five “Tweet-to-Win Free Drinks For a Year Sweepstakes,” winners will be announced at the special Grand Opening event. Caribou Coffee’s Vienna coffeehouse is located at 332 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA.
Summer Block Party at the Village at Leesburg on Saturday, July 14th
On Saturday, from 3-8PM, join the Village at Leesburg for their annual Summer Block Party! This family-friendly all-day event has fantastic live music (Mr. Knick Knack!), children’s entertainment (face painting, acrobatic juggler, and more), specials from retailers, a great sidewalk sale, and so much more!
Free Fireworks Show at Gaylord National
Be dazzled by Gaylord National’s free fireworks shows over the Potomac River, every Saturday night at 9:30 PM. It’s an unforgettable way to end a summer evening. Weather permitting. Subject to change without notice. No coolers, glass, or outside food and beverages allowed on hotel property or waterfront areas.
Kids Visit Free at the Newseum All Summer
The Newseum will waive its admission fee for all youth visitors ages 18 and under, regularly $12.95, from July 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012. The Newseum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is $21.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors (65 and older), and $12.95 for youth (7 to 18).
Loudoun County Farmers’ Markets
Over the weekend, Loudoun County offers a number of wonderful Farmers’ Markets throughout the area. I attended the Leesburg Market last weekend, and was very pleasantly surprised to find the wealth of fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables they offered! While prices are comparable (or a little more expensive) than you would find in our nearby grocery stores, the produce is definitely fresher and lasts considerably longer. For more information and to find a Farmers’ Market near you, click here.