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. If you’re interested in visiting DC-area waterparks to stay cool, be sure to check out our list, complete with discounts and coupons!
Maggie Moo’s Half Off Any Single Serve Item
Do you need a little ice cream to cool off from the oppressive heat? “Like” Maggie Moo’s on Facebook and print this couponfor 50% off any Single Serve Item between Noon – 2PM, Monday through Friday!
To find a store near you, click here. For those of you in the DC Metro area, there are stores in Ashburn, Stafford, Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, and Frederick.
Free Breakfast at Mimi’s Cafe
Want coupons & deals from Mimi’s? Sign up for their eClub! You’ll get a FREE breakfast (with the purchase of a breakfast entree) just for signing up!
Free Cupcake at Occasionally Cake on Saturday (7/21)
Celebrate 3 years of Occasionally Cake goodness by coming in and getting a FREE cupcake. Limit One per person all day at both locations. They are also collecting donations for the Dumbar Alexandria-Olympic Branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and donating 25% of all our proceeds for the day so please come ready to give back!
Free Breakfast Hoagies at Taylor Gourmet on Saturday (7/21)
Taylor Gourmet is rolling out their Breakfast Hoagies to all stores! To celebrate, this Saturday (7/21), breakfast is free!
Free Espresso at Pinkberry
Head into Pinkberry between 8-11 AM, purchase a Greek Yogurt, and they will give you a free 12 oz premium espresso! Just show this page to them. This offer is valid now through August 15, 2012.
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
Asian Festival from July 21st-22nd
The “Asian Festival” is 2 Day FREE cultural event (July 21st, 10 AM – 9PM, and the 22nd, 10 AM – 7PM) at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Their goal is to promote a greater understanding of Asian countries and cultures to the general public. Each participating Asian country has an opportunity to share its’ unique music, cultural performances, food, fashion, handicrafts, and other products. The Asian festival has blended together trade opportunities, product marketing, cultural displays, tennis and other sporting events. This festival has something for each and every attendee. This largest Asian Festival in the Mid-Atlantic area features at least 35 authentic Asian food vendors, traditional Asian performances on stages, and more than 200 multicultural retail stores.
Summer Picnic Spectacular at Union Market on Saturday, July 21st
The Union Market is hosting a Summer Picnic Spectacular on Saturday, July 21st, from Noon – 6PM. Kids 10 and under are free. Tickets purchased ahead of time are $5 – and, at the door, it’s $7. There will be delicious foods, entertainment, giant water slides, and an 85-foot long moon bounce.
How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular at Verizon Center
Be the first to experience the live invasion and save up to 25% when you buy a Family 4-Pack to select performances, courtesy of Washington Family Magazine. Just use the code: FIRE. Click here to watch a sneak-peak video and learn more. It will be an adventure for the whole family with high-flying, fire-breathing dragons, astonishing animatronic technology and world class performers, a groundbreaking arena show that breaks all the rules of traditional live entertainment, all from the creators of Walking with Dinosaurs and the heartwarming DreamWorks Animation’s Academy Award nominated film.
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.