Friday, July 17, 2009

Free family fun with Target

Don’t let the recession suck all of the fun out of your summer. Instead, check out Target’s list of year-round free and discounted events it sponsors across the country (find the list at In all, 120 venues in dozens of cities offer more than 2,100 days of arts entertainment at little to no cost.
Here are some highlights, but visit the complete list for deals in your own city and state:

Denver: At the Children's Museum, admission is free from 4 to 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Kids can play firefighter in the mock fire station, shoot hoops, buy groceries at the little market and build objects with real tools (

Chicago: The summer-long Family Fun Festival at Millennium Park offers free family-friendly performances and activities every day through Sept. 4 (

Washington, D.C.: For the 19th year, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is staging Free for All summer performances. About 17,000 freeloaders are expected to attend "The Taming of the Shrew" Aug. 27-Sept. 12 at Sidney Harman Hall (

Los Angeles: The California African American Museum features free programs on one Sunday each month. Recent lineups have included theater and dance performances and celebrity co-hosts (


Lola said...

Wait, so I can go to the Franklin Institute for free on the third Wednesday of every month, courtesy of Target? What's the catch? Do I need to bring a kid? Because I don't have one.

Target-Addict said...

It sounds that way, Lola. Here is the link to the Franklin Institute (you're talking the one in Philly, right?) -

Lola said...

Awesome! My band practices on Wednesdays, but August is our month off, so I am so there!

Lucy in the Sky said...

Don't forget Free Saturday's at LACMA sponsored by Target! LACMA as you might recall was one of the pitstops for the Vanity Fair exhibit. I love the museum's free events and I love Target for sponsoring them. :)

Lucy in the Sky said...

oh wait Free Saturday's are at JANM (also sponsored by Target). can't remember what the free events are called at LACMA...Family Weekend? something like that.