8 Tips for Finding Free Events – 52 Week Money Savings Challenge Week 23
Welcome to week 23 of the 52 Week Money Savings Challenge! If you missed last week’s chat, it was about growing your own food. This week, I’m sharing some tips to finding free events in your area. Just because you’re trying to save money, does’t mean you have to stay home every day this summer! Taking advantage of local free days and events can be just the little break you need for your regular schedule and also help you feel like you’re doing something and not totally depriving yourself of fun.
8 Tips for Finding Free Events
- Local Facebook Pages and Groups – You can use Facebook for all kinds of things including discovering local groups, local pages, community events, etc. Take advantage of the availability and accessibility that Facebook offers in searching for local happenings.
- Parks & Recreation Department – Do you live near parks? Check your local Parks & Recreation Department for free admission days, community events, etc. Put them on the calendar so you can plan ahead.
- Local Museums, Fish Hatcheries, Farms – Don’t limit yourself to just parks, look up local museums, fish hatcheries and farms to see if they offer guided tours or self-tours. You can make it an educational experience for your family as well as just enjoying family time.
- Free Newspapers – You might be surprised at what you’ll find in your local free newspaper. There is often a little Events section in the classifieds.
- Local Colleges and Universities – Sometimes local schools will have a Farm Day or some other free event planned for the community. Contact them and see if there are any up and coming events that are open to the public.
- Bookstores and Libraries – Contact your local bookstores and libraries, often there are story times, reading challenges, etc that you can participate in for no fee. You can also check their bulletin board for other free events that might not be found as easily elsewhere.
- Local Hospitals – Looking for some health related activities, check your local hospitals. They might be offering some free events to encourage people to get out and move.
- Check Apps – There are many apps that you can download to help find local events, some are: Find It Local (iTunes), Field Trip (iTunes or Android), Eventbrite (iTunes or Android), Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder (iTunes or Android) not to mention several other apps.
How do you find free, local events?
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