Weekend Activities | Easter Celebrations, FREE National Park Entrance, Produce Market + More

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Here is a round up of fun & cheap events this weekend in Phoenix.  f you are in Tucson, please check out Arizona Families Activity Round Up for Tucson this weekend..

For a large round up of Easter Events head over to Arizona Central & their huge list of Events Across the Metro Area.

Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park has FREE Train Rides from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through May – read more here.

Bass Pro: FREE Easter Events including a Photo with the Easter Bunny.

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Food City:  Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th and April 20th at Encanto Park – for more information see their Facebook post here.

Lakeshore Learning invites the kiddos to attend on Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. – kids will get to participate in making their Sunny Days Light Catcher Crafts. You can see their list of future activities.

National Park Entrance: FREE This weekend, April 19 – 20th, for National Park Week.

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Don’t forget that Military, Disabled, & Volunteers can score a FREE National Parks & Federal Recreation Lifetime Lands Pass!

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Don’t forget Market on the Move Produce Market 4/19 | Pima & Maricopa County Locations.

Photo Credit: Mapquest

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Weekend Activities | FREE Bike Safety Event, Storytime, Museum Admission + More

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If you are in Tucson, please check out Arizona Families Activity Round Up for Tucson this weekend..

Here are some FREE events to keep you busy with the kids:

Barnes & Noble: The Pigeon Needs a Bath Reading is at 11 a.m.

Bass Pro:  Get a close up of Catfish & help feed the trout at 1:30 p.m. each day – see more at Bass Pro’s website.

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Bike Safety Event:  The Phoenix area will have 3 Community Bike Safety Events this weekend – at 3 different locations in the Valley. Each location will have FREE Helmets for ages 5-18, a Bike Rodeo, and more.

Downtown Phoenix has FREE Fridays at the Park – 5 – 10 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays each month for FOOD, FUN and more!

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Food City:  Has a Parking lot Fiesta this Saturday, April 5th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their newly remodeled Food City Store located at 35th Avenue & Van Buren in Phoenix! They will have prizes, live music & much more!

Home Depot offers FREE Kids Workshops and this weekend you can build a bird feeder.

Lakeshore Learning invites the kiddos to attend on Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. – kids will get to participate in making their Spring Birds Nest Crafts.  You can see their list of future activities.

This weekend, you can get FREE Museum Admission to any 1 of 2 museums in Arizona:

  • Children’s Museum  — not participating this weekend sadly
  • Phoenix Art Museum
  • Tucson Museum of Art and History

This is through the “Museums On Us” program with Bank of America.     Each Bank of America cardholder gets FREE general admission  – Each person needs to have their own BoA branded Debit or CC.

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Weekend Activities | Family Reading with LeapFrog, Tillamook Ice Cream Tour + More

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If you are in Tucson, please check out Arizona Families Activity Round Up for Tucson this weekend..

Here are some FREE events to keep you busy with the kids:

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Barnes & Noble: Join them for the Leapfrog Family Fun Reading Event 3/14 – 3/23.

Bass Pro:  Get a close up of Catfish & help feed the trout at 1:30 p.m. each day – see more at Bass Pro’s website.

Downtown Phoenix has FREE Fridays at the Park – 5 – 10 p.m. for FOOD, FUN and more!

Dragon Boat Festival:  From 8 – 5 Saturday & Sunday at Tempe Town Lake – FREE Admission too!

Lakeshore Learning invites the kiddos to attend on Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. – kids will get to participate in making their Colors of the Rainbow Springtime Activities. You can see their list of future activities.

Through Thursday, March 27th, you can participate in the Tillamook Tour coming to various cities in the Phoenix Metro area.

The only thing better than ice cream, is free ice cream. Stop by our Ice Cream Tour for good times, smiles, and yummy ice cream samples from Tillamook. Check the tour schedule and come join the fun!

Locations & cities vary by day – some are at Bashas and others at Albertsons in Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale + more.  To see more about their Tours, you can watch their video online.

AND Market on the Move has a bunch of locations this weekend, too!

thanks, The Inside Coup & Arizona Families!

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Weekend Activities | Luke Air Force Base Air Show, American Girl Event + More

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If you are in Tucson, please check out Arizona Families Activity Round Up for Tucson this weekend..

Here are some FREE events to keep you busy with the kids:

Barnes & Noble:  Join them for a family reading fun event with LeapFrog in select stores, March 14 – March 23rd.

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Barnes & Noble: Join them for the American Girl Truly Talented You event, March 8th – March 15th, targeted to girls 8 – 12 years of age.

Bass Pro:  Get a close up of Catfish & help feed the trout at 1:30 p.m. each day – see more at Bass Pro’s website. AND participate in their FREE Catch & Release Event from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 3/15 & 3/16.

Bridal Expo:  Runs Sunday starting at 12 p.m. – entrance is FREE with online registration.

Lakeshore Learning invites the kiddos to attend on Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. – kids will get to participate in making their Springtime Kite Crafts. You can see their list of future activities.

Luke Days comes out to Luke Air Force Base, with performances from the Wings of Blue and much more – the show runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday & is completely FREE – you can see more here.

Scottsdale has an Art Festival this weekend, from 10 – 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, with 200 artists and gourmet food near to the Scottsdale Civic Center. There is a charge for entry – $5 for Students, $8 for Adults and FREE for ages 12 and under.

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Weekend Activities | FREE Children’s Museum Admission, FREE Aviation Day + Much More

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If you are in Tucson, please check out Arizona Families Activity Round Up for Tucson this weekend..

Here are some FREE events to keep you busy with the kids:

Anthem at Merrill Ranch has their Spring Festival on March 8th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Arizona Aloha Festival this Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park – FREE of Charge.

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Babies R Us has a Happy Mealtime event for every age & stage – FREE for all, from 2-4 p.m.

Barnes & NobleFREE events – Love Monster Story time, and Creativity Can this weekend.

Bass Pro:  Get a close up of Catfish & help feed the trout at 1:30 p.m. each day – see more at Bass Pro’s website.

Chandler Ostrich Festival: is this weekend!  Certainly not free, but you can see more at OstrichFestival.com.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix is open for FIRST FREE Friday Night form 5-8 p.m. = score FREE Admission.

Empty the Shelter Pet Fashion Show & Adoption is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Petco – 7000 Mayo Blvd, in Phoenix.

Gateway Airport in Mesa has their Aviation Day tomorrow, 3/8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is FREE – Aircraft are on display and they have a Kids Zone with Food (for purchase).

(They are accepting canned donations too!) *Note – I have been in the past, this is GREAT if you have kids!  They have a really nice “Flight Deck Café” nearby and they are a local family who runs the restaurant and it’s amazing!

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Ikea:  On March 8th take part in their Bring your Own Friends Event, with FREE Breakfast with coupon and a FREE Ikea Blue Bag. You can participate in store with some fun giveaways & activities.

Lakeshore Learning invites the kiddos to attend on Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. – kids will get to participate in making their Beautiful Butterfly Crafts. You can see their list of future activities.

Lowe’s Build & Grow has their Kids Birdhouse Clinic at 10 a.m. on 3/8.

Maricopa County Home & Garden Show is this weekend, at the University of Phoenix Stadium. It’s $5 for Adults & $2 for Children – you can see more here.

Weekend Family Activities | Lowe’s Build & Grow, Lakeshore, Petco + More

 

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If you are in Tucson, please check out Arizona Families Activity Round Up for Tucson this weekend..

Here are some FREE events to keep you busy with the kids:

Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park has FREE Train Rides from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through May – read more here.

Bass Pro:  Get a close up of Catfish & help feed the trout at 1:30 p.m. each day – see more at Bass Pro’s website.

Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo – is this weekend. It is not free, but you can see more here about scoring a discount on tickets.

Lakeshore Learning invites the kiddos to attend on Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. – kids will get to participate in making their Jester Hats. You can see their list of future activities.

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Lowe’s - Kids can make a Claw Game on Saturday.

McDonalds on 7th Ave and Indian School will have a LEGO Event on Saturday, 2/22… from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On the Border: Select Locations will celebrate NATIONAL Margarita Day 2/22 with $1 House Margaritas… check your store to see if they are participating.

Petco has an Amazing Aquatics Event from 10 – 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Walmart has Sampling events this weekend - check the schedule to see what they are offering in your local area.

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See all of the Market on the Move Locations for this weekend in my last post HERE.

Weekend Activities | FREE Togo’s Sandwiches, Farmers Market, Haircuts, Produce Market + More

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If you are in Tucson, please check out Arizona Families Activity Round Up for Tucson this weekend..

Here are some FREE events to keep you busy with the kids:

Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park has FREE Train Rides from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through May – read more here.

Bass Pro:  Get a close up of Catfish & help feed the trout at 1:30 p.m. each day – see more at Bass Pro’s website.

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Weekend Activity Round Up | FREE Health Screenings, Produce Market + More

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If you are in Tucson, please check out Arizona Families Activity Round Up for Tucson this weekend..

Here are some FREE events to keep you busy with the kids:

Adobe Mountain Desert Railroad Park has FREE Train Rides from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through May – read more here.

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Barnes & NobleFREE events – Love Monster Story time, and Creativity Can this weekend.

Bass Pro:  Get a close up of Catfish & help feed the trout at 1:30 p.m. each day – see more at Bass Pro’s website.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix is open for FIRST FREE Friday Night form 5-8 p.m. = score FREE Admission.

Lakeshore Learning invites the kiddos to attend on Saturday from 11 to 3 p.m. – kids will get to participate in making their Heart Shaped Card Holder Crafts. You can see their list of future activities.

Lowe’s Build & Grow has their Love Note Holder Saturday at 10 a.m.

Sam’s Club has FREE Heart Health Screening this weekend – Sunday from 11 – 3 p.m.

Walmart has Sampling events this weekend for Dannon Oikos Dips, Greek Gods Yogurt, and Post Cereal as well.

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Tomorrow, 2/8, is another “MOM (Market on the Move) produce market & co-op.   This is a non-membership required program that allows you to get up to 60 lbs of produce for a mere $10 (donation).

The goal is to allow you to pick up produce you can share with those in need.  Locations are noted on their site; they run from 8 to 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted:

You can see both locations for Pima and Maricopa; they run from 8 – 11 a.m. unless noted otherwise:

Phoenix Includes:

  • Metro Tech – 1900 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, 85015
  • Palm Valley Church – 431 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear 85338
  • East Valley Institute of Technology – 1601 W. Main St., Mesa 85201
  • North Hills Church – 15025 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix 85023
  • Adelante Healthcare – 15351 W. Bell Rd., Surprise 85374
  • Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church – 425 N. Greenfield Rd., Gilbert, 85234
  • Desert Palms Church – 4265 S. Arizona, Chandler, 85248
  • Coolwater Christian Church – 28181 N. 56th St., Scottsdale, 85266

Tucson:

  • Our Lady Of the Valley Parish, 505 N La Canada Dr, Green Valley 85641
  • St. Cyril Parish, 4725 E Pima St, Tucson 85712
  • Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 4520 W Ajo Way, Tucson 85746
  • Pima County Community College NW Campus, 7600 North Shannon Road Tucson 85709
  • Tucson Fellowship Bible Church, 6700 E Broadway, Tucson 85710