Free Weekend Events and Activities: 10/25 – 10/27/13

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We’ve rounded up the latest free events, activities and crafts going on at various locations in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area and also nationwide this weekend (10/25-10/27). 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

American Girl Store
Girls ages 8 and up can enjoy various crafts, cooking classes and tours at the American Girl Store. At the Mall of America location, this weekend’s free events include:

Go Away Big Green Monster

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.

Here’s what going on at the Rogers, MN location:

  • Halloween at Cabela’s: Sunday from 11:30am-2pm (free pumpkins and pumpkin decorating, face painting, trick or treating)

Home Depot
Home Depot offers free workshops for adults to help you improve your DIY skills. Check the Home Depot website for details and to register online.

  • Saturday from 10-11:30am
  • Sunday from 1-2:30pm

Tricky Treat Cup

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

  • Tricky Treat Cup this Saturday

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:

Monster 500

Toys R Us
Toys R Us has a Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Making Event going on this Saturday from 10am-12pm where kids ages 6 and up can make their own trendy bracelet to take home (limit 1 per child).

Also, check out a Free Monster 500 activity on Saturday and Sunday. Get a free Monster 500 collectible trading card and a special code to help you unlock a level in the interactive app.

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

  • This weekend’s class is Classic Crusts: Pate Brisee, Pate Sucree and Pate Sablee. 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.

Saturday, 10/26

Monster Bash

Great Pumpkin Fest

Mookie's Teeth

Woof 'n Treat

WAM Bees

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, 10/27

Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED

Great Pumpkin Festival

Other Local Areas

If you know of a website or blog that highlights free events for a particular area in Minnesota or Wisconsin, please leave a comment or email me at laura @ (remove spaces) so we can highlight it here:


  1. Angela says

    There is a block party ay Northern Lights church in brooklyn park,mn today, Saturday October 26 from 4-6pm. Free event for the public.

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