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, Grandparents’ Day! 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.
$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.
Buy 1, Get 1 for $0.99 at Dairy Queen
From September 4th – 23rd, buy 1 regularly priced Blizzard Treat and get a second of equal or smaller size for $0.99 at participating locations. No coupon needed!
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Sandwich or Smoothie at Burger King
Burger King released a number of printable coupons for Buy 1, Get 1 Free Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches, Whoppers, Original Chicken Sandwiches, and Real Fruit Smoothies. These coupons expire on November 4, 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.
Free Cookie at La Madeleine
Between September 5-22, donate $1+ to No Kid Hungry and receive a free triple chocolate peppermint cookie and donate $5+ to receive a booklet of La Madeleine offers worth more than $20, valid on future visits.
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
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, September 7th, they will be showing the movie, Spaceballs!
Family Festival at the National Geographic Museum
Saturday, September 9th, from 10 AM – 4 PM, is a day of family fun and the National Geographic Museum is offering free admission all day! Participate in workshops and hands-on activities provided by local vendors and National Geographic staff. Enjoy an arts and crafts bazaar, dance and musical performances, vendor displays, and a spire building competition. Local food trucks will be on site and raffles and photo opportunities will take place throughout the day!
10th Anniversary Alexandria King Street Art Festival
In a burst of vibrant color and activity, the 10th anniversary of the Alexandria King Street Art Festival transforms the city’s historic main street into a world-class outdoor art gallery on September 8th (10 AM – 7 PM) and September 9th (10 AM – 5 PM). Alexandria is celebrating its place as a top 10 arts destination among mid-size cities in the nation, and the Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association is packing the party with extra 10-themed fun, including a Q-ART Code smart phone scavenger hunt with 10 stops for a chance to win a prize at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and a 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Drawing Marathon presented by The Art League.
34th Annual Adams Morgan Day Festival
On Sunday, September 9th (Noon – 7 PM), the Adams Morgan Day 18th Street Festival is characterized by two large signature music stages and other innovative & dynamic cultural, music, arts and kid’s activities. The famous Columbia and Florida Stages (located strategically on 18th Street at Columbia Rd and near Florida Ave.) feature live music acts from all genres from Central and South America, Latin rock, salsa, jazz, to soul, funk and American rock.
On Saturday, September 8th, from 11 AM – 4:30 PM, the DC Youth Orchestra is hosting a day of free family fun for the entire family. The day features an instrument petting zoo, demonstrations, performances and much more at Eastern Senior High School.
Burke Centre Festival
On Saturday, September 8th, from 10 AM – 5PM, and Sunday, September 9th, from 11 AM – 5 PM, Burke is hosting its 35th Annual Festival with free admission. There will be amusement rides, an arts and crafts show, children’s activities, face painting, festival foods, and much more!
NOVA BBQ Rendezvous
On Saturday, September 8th, from 3PM – 5PM, at Pev’s Paintball in Aldie, NoVA Magazine is hosting one last summer festival with free BBQ and entertainment for the whole family. You won’t want to miss the good eats, great raffle prizes, free laser tag and discounted paintball games ($15 off game per person OR $20 off game and equipment rental per person). Upon arrival, check in at the NoVA Mag table to get your free raffle ticket!
Arlington County Fair
The Arlington County Fair will be held from August 8-12, 2012 at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 South Second Street, Arlington, VA 22204. Admission is free, but there is no on site parking. A $2 round-trip fee is charged for shuttle services, Children 12 and under and seniors 65 and over ride for free. Some of the highlights are the Harlem Wizards, Pony Rides, Outdoor Movie Nights, and more!
The 36th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival
The Maryland Renaissance Festival continues this weekend, September 8 & 9. 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).
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.