Frugal Fun | Events & Things to Do This Weekend 3/30/12

by Beth Montgomery on March 30, 2012

in Entertainment & Fun, Freebies & Samples

Looking for some frugal fun this weekend? Here’s a few free and cheap events happening nationwide and around the Central Indiana area to keep you and your family entertained without breaking the bank.

Happening This Weekend

All Weekend

  • Life Choice Sampling Event: Visit Walmart this weekend for a Life Choice Bars Sampling Event where you can try out Life Choice bars and treats. Other samples and coupons may be available. Times and dates vary by location. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Eye of the Beholder: Into photography? Through April 15, 2012, visit Garfield Park in Indianapolis to enjoy the Eye of the Beholder exhibit featuring black and white and color photography from society artists, plus hands-on creative family activities on Saturdays and Sundays.


  • Circus Day: You’ll enjoy FREE admission at the 11th Annual Circus Day at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Center. Designed with kids in mind, you’ll get to see live animal shows, clowns, magicians, jugglers, and carnival games!
  • Summer Open House: Visit your local Pottery Barn for a Summer Open House and enjoy a sneak peak at their summer editions, plus interactive demonstrations and summer party ideas FREE! (NATIONWIDE)
  • Guitar Center: Recording Workshop: Need help with Tunecore? Visit the FREE Guitar Center: Recording Workshop this weekend from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM where they’ll be focusing on Tuncore, plus computer recording software. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Greenwood Easter Egg Hunt: Ages 2-10 can bring their own Easter baskets to Craig’s Park in Greenwood for the annual FREE Greenwood Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt starts at 11:00 PM sharp, so don’t be late!
  • Lawn Maintenance Workshop: It’s raining and warm, which means we’ll need to mow soon, so stop by Home Depot this weekend at 10:00 AM for a FREE Lawn Maintenance Workshop. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Install Vinyl Flooring Workshop: Since we seriously need to replace our vinyal and I tend to be a do-it-yourself type person, I definitely need to stop by the Install Vinyl Flooring Workshop from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM at Home Depot. Wonder if I can convince my DIY-challenged husband to accompany me as part of our date night. (NATIONWIDE)
  • FREE Craft & DIY Demos: Visit your local Joann Fabric & Craft Store on Saturdays for a FREE Craft & DIY Demos. Demonstrations on how to do different crafts. Demonstrations and times may vary by location, so call. Available at participating locations only. (NATIONWIDE)


  • Easter Pail Make-It, Take-It Craft Workshop: You can make a Easter Pail Make-It, Take-It Craft Workshop from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Michael’s Craft Stores this weekend with purchase of a pail. Ideal for ages 3 and up. (NATIONWIDE)

Happening Next Week




More Events to Check Out

  • Broadripple Art Fair Discount Tickets: Don’t forget to buy your tickets now! Broadripple Art Fair Tickets will release Sunday at 12:01 AM for the low price of $6. There are only a limited number of discount tickets available and prices increase by $1 each week on this bargain, so buy early to save! Tickets sold out by noon last week, so be ready.
  • Barnes & Noble FREE Storytime & Events: Stop by your local Barnes & Noble for storytime, NOOK classes, game nights, book clubs, and more. Check your local Barnes & Noble calendar for a full list of events, because they vary by location.

Kids Eat FREE

Check out the Kids Eat FREE database for all the places around Indianapolis kids eat FREE. Know of a restaurant in Indiana with a kids eat FREE offer that isn’t listed? Please share, so we can add it to our list!

Check back often. We’re always adding new restaurants to the database.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Moe’s SouthwestScotty’s Brewhouse

Steak ‘n Shake

Golden Corral Buffet & GrillMcAlister’s Deli

Moe’s Southwest

Bob Evans RestaurantChampps Americana




Johnny Rockets

Moe’s Southwest

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Pizza Hut

Scotty’s Brewhouse

Scotty’s Lakehouse

Stir Crazy

Moe’s Southwest
Thursday Friday Saturday
Denny’sJohnny Rockets

Moe’s Southwest

Stir Crazy

Moe’s Southwest Moe’s SouthwestPerkins Restaurant & Bakery

Scotty’s Lakehouse

Steak ‘n Shake

Browse the Frugal Event Calendar for more frugal fun for you and your family in the Indiana area!

**Remember, event time and dates may vary by participating location. Always call to confirm. Some events are only available while supplies last.

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