Free Weekend Events and Activities: 7/26 – 7/28/13

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We’ve rounded up the latest free weekend events, activities and crafts going on at various locations in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area and also nationwide this weekend (7/26-7/28). Please leave a comment if you know of any others and we’ll add them to this list.

Your turn: What other free weekend events and activities do you know of?

Nationwide Events

Barnes & Noble LEGO Architecture Studio

Barnes & Noble
Check your local Barnes & Noble for events. Most stores have story times once or twice per week.

Some special events this month include:

Cabela’s offers various samples and demonstrations each weekend. Events vary by location, so check for details at your local store.

Jo-Ann Free Make-it Take-it handmade gift cards

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores offers free make-it take-it crafts on select weekends. This weekend, check out:

Cute-As-A-Cupcake Notepad Lakeshore Learning


Lakeshore Learning
Every Saturday, Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft for kids from 11am-3pm. Find a Lakeshore Learning Store near you.

  • Cute-As-A-Cupcake Notepad this Saturday

Toy Story R.C. Lowe's

Twice per month Lowe’s offers kids an opportunity to build their own project. The project is offered Saturdays at 10am and Sundays at 2pm. Be sure to sign up in advance online.

  • Toy Story R.C. this Saturday

Design Services Information Session Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn
Adults are invited to free workshops at Pottery Barn on Saturdays or Sundays. Find a Pottery Barn location near you.

  • Design Services Information Session: Sunday from 10am-12pm

Target sponsors free and reduced-priced admission opportunities at museums and cultural events nationwide. Select your city to find participating venues and their next scheduled discount day. In the Twin Cities area:

Build Your Own Speedorz Challenge Toys R Us

Toys R Us
Toys R Us has a Build Your Own Speedorz Challenge going on this Saturday from 12-2pm where kids can build an exclusive LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Challenge.

Williams-Sonoma stores offer various special events and cooking classes, some of which are free to attend.

  • This weekend’s class is Farmers’ Market Finds. Times for this one-hour class vary by location and reservations are recommended. Contact your local Williams-Sonoma for more information.

Twin Cities Events

In addition to these, be sure to check the MELSA calendar for free events at your local library.

Friday, 7/26

Riverfront Festival

The Incredibles

Saturday, 7/27

Grasshopper Magic

Picnic Palooza

Dakota Street Fest

Open Eye Ice Cream Social

Sunday, 7/28

Slice of Shoreview Days

Mortal Instruments City of Bones

Outdoor Family Carnival Creative Kidstuff

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