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 Monday, Labor Day!. If you’re interested in visiting DC-area waterparks to stay cool (and, many of them close this weekend!), be sure to check out our list, complete with discounts and coupons! And, here is a list of museums(read: air condition!) in DC that offer free admission!
Complimentary Starter with Any Entree at P.F. Chang’s
Go to P.F. Chang’s Facebook page to print your coupon for a complimentary starter with the purchase of any entree. Offer valid 8/22/12 through 9/30/12, at P.F. Chang’s in the Continental U.S. Limit one per check. Valid for dine-in and takeout. May not be combined with any other offer or discount.
20% Off Your P.F. Changs Order
Place an online order at P.F. Changs on Sunday, 9/2 or Monday, 9/3 and use the coupon code RELAX to get 20% off! Unfortunately, you cannot combine this coupon with the complimentary starter coupon.
20% Off Your Pei Wei Order
Place an online order at P.F. Changs on Saturday, 9/1 or Sunday, 9/2 and use the coupon code WEEKEND to get 20% off! Limit one promotional code per order.
$2 Breakfast Sandwiches or Oatmeal at Caribou Coffee
This coupon is valid between August 31, 2012 through September 3, 2012 at participating Caribou Coffee locations. Any Daybreaker sandwich or oatmeal is $2.00 with this coupon.
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Entree at Macaroni Grill
“Like” Macaroni Grill on Facebook and you’ll be able to print a coupon for Buy 1, Get 1 Free Entrees, valid through September 3, 2012. Dine-in only. One coupon valid per party, per table. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Free entree will be of equal or lesser value.
Free Sub with Combo Purchase at Firehouse Subs
On Labor Day (Monday, September 3rd), your local Firehouse Subs restaurant is giving away a free medium sub when you purchase any sub combo.
$5 off a $20 Purchase at Red Robin
“Like” Red Robin on Facebook, and you’ll be able to print a coupon for $5 off $20 offer there, and it’s good through 9/3!
$4 Off a Bagel Bucket at Einstein Bros Bagels
This coupon is valid for $4 off any Dozen Bucket, including Hate to Wait. Limit one coupon per person. Expires September 10, 2012.
Save $10 at Carrabba’s
Save $10 off any entree with the purchase of another entree at Carrabba’s. This coupon is good through September 30, 2012.
Starbucks Runner Reward
When you buy four drinks for friends or office mates, Starbucks will give you yours for free. Just download their handy order-taking form, make the run and get the reward. * Offer valid 8/28/12–9/30/12. Buy any four handcrafted beverages at full price get a fifth handcrafted beverage of your choice for free. Excludes chilled bottled beverages. At participating Starbucks locations in the US. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
$2 Drinks at Starbucks in the Afternoon
Starbucks Treat Receipt is returning for the month of August. Just save your morning receipt and come back the same day to a participating Starbucks after 2 pm and get any handcrafted cold grande (16 fl. oz.) beverage for $2.00 (plus tax where applicable).
Free Iced Latte at Wawa
On the road this weekend? Be sure to sign up for Wawa’s email list to get a coupon for a free 16 oz. iced latte!
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!
Family Entertainment in Washington, DC
Labor Day Capitol Concert
Join the National Symphony Orchestra on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday night at 8 p.m. for the Labor Day Capitol Concert! The concert is free and open to the public.
Man of the Year: Movies on the Potomac
Pack your picnic and chairs, and head to the National Harbor’s big screen for a free evening of ocean breezes and all-ages fun! Tonight, August 31st, they will be showing the movie, Man of the Year! And, on Sunday, September 2nd, they will be showing, Homeward Bound, a family classic.
Greenbelt Labor Day Festival
The Greenbelt Labor Day Festival was started in 1955 as a way of raising funds to build a Youth Center. It has been held every year since then, and 2012 will mark its 58th year! The Festival kicks off on Friday, August 31, and lasts through, Monday, September 3, at the Roosevelt Center at 101 Centerway in Greenbelt, MD. They offer free admission to the Festival Grounds. There is no charge unless otherwise noted for entertainment on stage; art and photo shows; exhibits; Greenbelt Recreation Department sponsored art activities, sports, and recreation; and Labor Day Parade. Fees vary for rides, food, refreshments, activities at carnival booths, and other miscellaneous events. They even offer a used book sale!
Abbey Road on the River
Abbey Road on the River is a music festival honoring the music and legend of The Beatles. It takes place at National Harbor, MD, from August 30th through September 3rd. Abbey Road on the River is the largest Beatles festival in the United States. Abbey Road on the River hosts many different types of Tribute Bands. Some bands look, sound, and behave like the Beatles. Other bands play Beatles music accurately, but do not dress or act as Beatles. Other bands celebrate the music of Lennon & McCartney and George Harrison without trying to reproduce the Beatles’ sound. Tickets start at $32.00 for adults, children ages 5 and under are FREE and children, ages 6-18, are half-price!
The 36th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival
The Maryland Renaissance Festival continues this weekend, September 1, 2, & 3. It is open from 10 AM – 7 PM, rain or shine and is located on Crownsville Road, in Anne Arundel County in Crownsville, just outside of Annapolis, MD. This festival features everything from archery demonstrations and knighting ceremonies to Shakespearean plays and knife juggling! Tickets for $17/adult and $8/child (ages 7-15).
Annapolis Crab Derby
The Annapolis Crab Derby, on Saturday, September 1st, from Noon-6PM, will include live crab races, a crab shell painting contest, live music, a magic show, a crab-picking contest, human crab crawl races and more. The derby winner will receive a custom plank at the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s “Planks for the Memories Program,” and the winner of the “2012 Maryland Largest Hard Crab Tournament” will also be announced at the event. Tickets are limited and need to be purchased in advance at www.amaritime.org.
2012 Drum Corps Associates World Championships
From August 30-September 2, 2012, the world’s best all-age drum corps will be performing in Annapolis, Maryland! Dozens of organizations appear in an event-filled long weekend spectacle of mighty music, good times, and memories. All competitive events will be held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, a beautiful high-tech facility near the United States Naval Academy. This state-of-the-art site, provides everything any drum corps fan needs to enjoy all the action up close and personal. Plenty of parking is available at nearby lots. On Friday, August 31st, from 4:00 PM, there will be a free performance of Individual / Ensemble & Mini Corps at the stadium complex.
AT&T Nation’s Football Classic
While you need to pay to attend the game, the before/after game festivities (on Saturday, September 1st) are free!
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. This Saturday w
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.