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! 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.
Free Appetizer at T.G.I. Friday’s
Get a free appetizer just for downloading TGI Friday’s mobile app. You will find it in the Happenings section of the mobile app. Already have the app? Your coupon’s waiting for you in the Happenings section, too.
Free Quinoa and Arugula Salad at California Pizza Kitchen
“Like” California Pizza Kitchen on Facebook and print a coupon for a complimentary quinoa and arugula salad. You only have 7 days to redeem the offer. Available for dine-in and take-out orders.
Buy 1 Egg Sandwich, Get 1 Free at Einstein Bros Bagels
Good for one egg sandwich with purchase of one egg sandwich. Discount is applied to the lowest priced sandwich. It includes egg sandwiches, egg wraps, and egg paninis. Limit one coupon per person. This coupon expires September 24, 2012.
Get a Free Small Fry and Drink at Arby’s
When you purchase a hot turkey roaster at Arby’s, you can print this coupon for a free small fry and small drink. This offer is valid through September 18, 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
Space Cowboys: 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 14th, they will be showing the movie, Space Cowboys!
Alexandria Story Festival
The 3rd Annual Alexandria Story Festival will be this Saturday, September 15 2012, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, at the T.C. Williams High School (3330 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302). Local establishments around town are participating in their 1st Scavenger Hunt. Go to each location and discover which author they have and write it on your scavenger hunt sheet. Each place you visit will give you a small memento. Visit all 12 locations and you’ll have 12 mementos!
H Street Festival
The entire H Street community invite you to join them on September 15, 2012 for HStreetFestival2012, DC’s best neighborhood Festival. They’ve planned an all day party from noon to 7pm for young and old alike. In addition to all of the stuff that made last year’s festival great – like the live music on 5 stages, the artcars, the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, the fashion shows, the patio cafes and the street parades, they’ve added even more entertainment and events to HStreetFestival2012’s 6 blocks of Urban Fun.
31st Annual Celebrate Gaitherburg Festival
Come out for a day of music, food, arts, crafts, and amusements at the 31st Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne on Sunday, September 16. The festival is open from Noon to 5 p.m. and takes place in and around the intersection of Diamond and Summit Avenues. Admission is free.
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam
Antietam National Battlefield will observe the 150th Anniversary of the battle, from September 14-22, 2012. Planned programs include tours, hikes, music, children’s activities, living history, guest lecturers and memorial ceremonies. In addition, the park is part of a regional effort to commemorate the entire Maryland Campaign of 1862. Five National Parks, one Maryland State Park, and numerous county and private organizations are working together to provide opportunities across the region from late August through September 22nd.
Bluemont in western-most Loudoun County, Virginia, is hosting the 43rd Annual Bluemont Fair, on September 15 & 16, 2012 from 10AM to 5PM both days, rain or shine. Admission is still only $5/adults, under 10 free, with free parking available. Both days of the fair feature food, crafts, music and lots of activities for all ages throughout the historic village. On the Old Schoolhouse grounds will be nearly 100 juried crafters displaying their wares, with many also providing demonstrations, including on-site Pottery making courtesy of Bluemont’s own Amy Oliver of Monkeytown Pottery.
The 36th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival
The Maryland Renaissance Festival continues this weekend, September 14 & 15. 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.