Frugal Fun | Events & Things to Do This Weekend 3/9/12

by Beth Montgomery on March 9, 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.

Weekend Events

  • Indianapolis Kids’ Consignment Sale: Make sure to stop by the Indy Kids Sale this weekend.  As one of the largest Indianapolis Consignment Sales, you’ll definitely find some great prices on gently used clothes, equipment, toys, and maternity.  Admission is FREE!  Times vary by day.
  • Boats & More: Bass Pro Shops always has FREE events on the weekend, like boat shows and fishing classics, so check out your local Bass Pro Shops to find out what’s happening near you! (NATIONWIDE)
  • Feeling Crafty? Jo-Ann had local workshops and demonstrations for all ages.  Check out your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store for details on what’s happening in your area. (NATIONWIDE)


  • Rockin’ Workshops: Visit your local Guitar Center at 10:00 AM for a FREE Guitar Workshop. This weekend is featuring virtual instruments and musical software. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Music & Ice: Help the Girl Scout raise money with the Indiana Ice and Radio Disney.  Just visit Pepsi Coliseum for music, games, prizes, and fun.
  • Disney Celebration: Disney Store’s are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a FREE Disney craft event for kids.  Kids can create their own festive hat. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Totally Wild Animals: Visit your local Lakeshore Learning for a FREE Totally Wild Animal Headband craft event.  Your child will the opportunity to make her or his own! (NATIONWIDE)
  • Reading Time: Enjoy FREE kids storytime at your local Barnes & Noble at 11:00 AM.  Times may vary by location so call for details. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Baby Sale: Babies ‘R Us is hosting their always-popular Baby Expo complete with product demonstrations, sales, games, prizes, giveaways, and special offers! (NATIONWIDE)
  • Lawn Care Assistance: Get some tips at the FREE Lawn Maintenance Workshop for adults at The Home Depot.  Plus, check out all the March Adult Workshops, including Install Vinyl Flooring and Water Conservation. (NATIONWIDE)
  • Make a Doll: Stop by Michaels for a Make-and-Take Yark Doll event for children ages 3 and up.  You will be expected to pay for supplies, but they are often very affordable. (NATIONWIDE)


  • Green Popcorn: Need a St. Patrick Day treat?  Visit your local AC Moore for a FREE Candy Making Demo featuring St. Patty’s Popcorn. (NATIONWIDE)

Upcoming Frugal Fun




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

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