Free and cheap things to do in August

CALIFORNIA: San Diego & OC Fair Bounceback  (click here for the official website) Save your San Diego County Fair or Ventura County Fair ticket stub for one free admission at the OC Fair, July 15-August 14. If you are a San Diego Fair Best Pass Ever holder, visit Guest Services during the San Diego County Fair and receive one complimentary ticket to the OC Fair. Physical ticket must be presented. E-tickets on mobile devices will not be accepted for promotion. Active Military & Veterans Active-duty military and veterans receive free OC Fair admission and are eligible to purchase ½ price general admission tickets. Promotion is valid all 23 days of the 2016 OC Fair. Military ID required. Free admission is not applicable for spouses or dependents. A maximum of six ½ price tickets may be purchased. Read & Ride Bookworms ages 5-11 can read 2 books to earn 3 free carnival rides. Click here to download the book report form. Completed book report forms can be redeemed for ride tickets at the Centennial Farm Information Booth during Fair hours. Tickets are valid July 15-August 14, 2016 only. Official OC Fair Read & Ride Form must be used in order to participate in program. COLORADO: Denver: *Free movie at Skyline Park- movie begins ad dusk with entertainment an hour before.  August 6- Grease (made possible by  Southwest Airlines) *Monday movie at Infinity Park – gates open at 7pm and movie starts […]

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Upcoming FREE events and tours { Colorado, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois and others}

Looking for some end of the summer travel ideas to do before the kids go back to school?  Here’s a few that showed up in my inbox: COLORADO: Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver The museum is free from 4-8pm on the following days:  (these are a little later in the year) Tuesday November 3, 2015 Tuesday November 1, 2015 ILLINOIS: Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier:  Free every Thursday 5-8pm as a Target Family Night event  (website) KENTUCKY: Mammoth Caves Website link 08/25/2015 Location: Mammoth Cave National Park | Map Fee Information: Free of ChargeContact Name: Mammoth Cave National parkContact Phone Number: 270-758-2417 Join us on August 25, 2015 to celebrate Founder’s Day with a free Mammoth Passage Tour!  Pick up your free tickets at the visitor center for one of the times listed below.  Tickets are free but are required for cave entry.  The tour is limited to 40 participants and is on a first come first served basis.  The trip is approximately 3/4 mile round trip.  Enter the Rotunda, see the remains of an 1812 saltpeter operation, experience some of the most famous ares of the Mammoth Cave.  Enjoy a day out with the family, friends or experience the park yourself.  Either way it’s sure to be a fine time! Mammoth Passage Tour Times 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:45, 2:30 & 3:30 MICHIGAN: Henry Ford Museum Website Link 09/07/15 Target Family Days January […]

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Father’s Day Gift wrap up

It’s time to start thinking about Dad… here are a few relatively quick and inexpensive gift ideas… that look like tons of fun! Here’s a “stashe” for dad – click here to go to a page with a free printable. Click here to see how this gift basket was put together:  there are free printables for this one too. And here […]

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