How to Find Free Fall Activities Near Me

by TwoKidsandaCoupon

Are you wondering how to find free fall activities near me? We have your guide to finding cheap entertainment for your family all fall – and all year long. Here’s how to get started.

Autumn is officially here and as the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to change, chances are that you’re looking for some fun new things to do as a family. 

Keeping kids busy during fall (or any time of year!) when you’re on a tight budget can often be a challenge. However, the truth is you can have fun as a family all autumn long without spending a lot of cash. 

Here is how to find some of the best fall activities locally for your family. 


The spooky season doesn’t have to scare your wallet, there are lots of fun  Halloween things to do without breaking the bank!

We have dozens of fun  Halloween activities on Two Kids and a Coupon including a  free Halloween bucket list to keep your family busy. Be sure to also print off our  free Halloween printables including  Halloween BingoHalloween jokes, a  Halloween word search  and more! 


Your local library is not only a fantastic resource with  free books, videos and more to check out, but chances are your library is doing all kinds of fun events too!

We regularly attend free concerts, classes, craft days and more at libraries in our area. We’ve done tie dye, learned coding, had Nerf wars and so much more.

Check your local library’s website and Facebook events for your area. Many of these free events and classes do have limited attendance so be sure to RSVP if it asks you to do so. Be sure to check our post  here on other great  reasons to take your kids to the library!

Be sure to also inquire at your local library about any local event passes that they might offer.

Our libraries offer a pass that can be checked out that offers free family tickets to our science center, our zoo, our children’s museum and other fun area attractions. This is a huge value and totally worth a few minutes of time to reserve it.


Commemorate this special time of year with some fun fall photos out among the changing foliage! Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion like an anniversary or a  new baby, take some new family photos or just have some selfie fun, there are lots of great backdrops outdoors.

You don’t need a professional photographer, just grab a friend or take them yourselves! 

Want to print out your photos from your  camera or phone? Don’t miss these  photo printers


Even if you’re not a huge fan of social media, joining Facebook just to find free fall activities near me can be worth it. Keep an eye out for events in your area. There are so many free things to do to keep busy! 

During the fall you will find trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treat events, bonfires, fall hikes and drive-in movie nights as just some of the fun activities. Many of these events are free, or may require a small goodwill donation. 

You can also find food events as well! Many churches, fire departments and charities have amazing dinners, breakfasts and bingo nights that you can attend for a free will donation. 


Do your kids LOVE to get mail? There are dozens of amazing  freebies they can request and keep fun surprises in coming to your  mailbox all fall long. Be sure to visit our post on  free things for kids by mail


Want to go to a local ball game, concert or play? Did you know that there are times when you can get tickets for free?!

When we are looking for fall activities near me, we watch local social media groups for ticket giveaways and for people giving away tickets to events last minute when they can’t attend. This is a great way to go to football games, outdoor concerts and drive-in movie nights. Don’t miss these tips for  how to go to concerts for free


Want to go to the latest events and shows, but don’t have the ticket cost in your budget? Use some of your down time to try to win tickets!

My family attends dozens of events every year for free from free tickets my husband wins on social media and on the radio. It’s a fun way to get out of the house and to try some new things you normally wouldn’t be able to afford. 


Do you know that many  zoos offer free admission and lots of museums do too! These are a great way to get out of the house without blowing your budget and expose your kids to new information and ideas. 


If your family is in a lower income bracket, you may qualify for discounts! Some cities and counties offer supplemented programs where families can qualify for discounted or free admissions to local attractions.

In Iowa (where we live), there is a great program that offers buy one get on free admission to many attractions as well as 75% off family passes to other attractions. Check with your local area attraction or parks and recreation departments to see what programs are available.


Do you collect Coke Rewards, airline miles or points for another program? If so, you may be able to redeem them for free admission to theme parks, aquariums,  zoos or other attractions!

We have redeemed ours in the past for many different adventures and have saved hundreds of dollars on admission!

Having adventures as a family doesn’t have to be expensive, and you can even go to attractions for free with a little bit of planning and research. It’s a great way to expand your family’s horizons and add more activities to your calendars without a lot of expense.


Still not finding all events for your area? Make your own fall activities! Don’t miss this  fun fall bucket list for families

Do you know of some great ways to find fall activities near me that we missed? Leave them in the comments below!

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