FREE Weekend Activities for October 30th-31st


There’s so much going on this weekend that I’ve included FRIDAY as part of the weekend for this post just to cover everything.  And be sure to check all the way to the bottom, I’ve added the Halloween Dining Deals for this weekend too.

American Girl Storesvarious

Most American Girl Store events cost.  But there are a few that are free.  You can check out upcoming events at a store near you here.

Babies ‘R Us:

no events this weekend but “Baby’s First Christmas” events begin in November.

Barnes and Noble:

no story time this weekend

Saturday, October 31st, 9:00am – all day – Halloween Costume Day
Come and celebrate Halloween with us! We want to see you in your costume for our costume contest. Participate in our Halloween trivia and be entered to win Halloween prizes. This is an all day event. Come in and take a picture of yourself (or ask a bookseller to help) with our spooky backdrop and post it on social media using #BN2175HALLOWEEN15 to be entered to win our Halloween prize!

Bass Pro Shops:

Friday, October 30th, 6-8pm
Create a Halloween Deocoration

Saturday, October 31st, 2-7pm
Deocrate a Trick or Treat Bucket with lid

You can also have a FREE picture taken with the characters from the new Peanuts Movie Friday, October 30th from 6 to 8pm and Saturday, October 31st from 2-8pm.

On Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31 from 6-8pm there will be a Costume Parade and in-store trick-or-treating.

Home Depot:  

next Home Depot workshop will be in November

Lakeshore Learning

Saturday, October 31st,  from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Kid’s Craft: Spooky Spiderweb
 Some Lakeshore locations do their craft events on Sunday.   Find a location near you here.
Looking Ahead: Crafts every Saturday Novmber!


Next Lowe’s Build and Grow will be November 14th


Saturday, October 31st, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Kid’s Club:  Decorate a Trick or Treat Bag

***Michael’s Kid’s Club Crafts cost $2 per child   Drop in for a 30 minute craft – ages 3 and up.

There will also be FREE Face Painting and hourly costume parades through the store

Toys ‘R Us:

Saturday, October 31st, Noon – 1pm
Halloween Costume Parade: Join “Us” at your local Toys“R”Us store this Halloween for some spook-tacular fun!* Children are invited to fill their bags with some sweet treats, snap a picture with Geoffrey, and show off their boo-tiful costumes during our special Halloween parade! (excludes outlets and Toys ‘R Us Express stores)


Saturday, October 31st, 10:00am
Thanksging Helper: Soups and Mini-Desserts  Want to join in the fun of preparing the Thanksgiving feast? Learn to prepare a delicious fall soup and then we’ll make some fun miniature pumpkin tarts! Suitable for ages 8-13

 And here is where to eat while you’re out having all this fun this weekend:

Friday deals:


Kids 12 and under get a FREE Scary Face Pancake at IHOP on 10/30.    As part of the Halloween tradition, IHOP’s popular Funny Face Pancake will turn scary by way of a “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake for children.  Called the Count Spatula Scary Face Pancake, this will be a large buttermilk pancake with a creamy topping mouth, and a bright red strawberry nose, served together with a couple of mini OREO® cookies and some candy corn on the side using which kids will be able to create their own version of a Halloween hotcake. Like all other items on the IHOP Kids menu, is will have less than 600 calories.  You can order the pancake any time in October, but it’s FREE on 10/30!

 Olive Garden:

Grab  a $1 Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult entree  Just print the coupon offer or present it on your smart phone.  Offer good 10/26 to 10/30.

Saturday Deals:

Krispy Kreme

Wear your costume to Krispy Kreme on Halloween, 10/31 and get a FREE donut!


Corn Dog Special on 10/31 Stop at America’s Favorite Drive in for $.50 Corn Dogs for everyone, all day, no coupon needed!

And don’t forget about half-priced drinks and slushies from 2-4pm for even more savings!



This blog is very kid friendly! See more things for kids:
Activities . Crafts Frugal Fun . Homeschooling . Preschool Recipes

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