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Free Summer Block Party at Malibu Country Mart August 11

Free Summer Block Party at Malibu Country Mart August 11

August 8, 2013 |  by  |  Family-Friendly  |  No Comments

Celebrate summer with a FREE block party at Malibu Country Mart this Sunday, August 11! The family-friendly shopping destination hosts this festive street fair starting at 2 p.m. and keeps both the kiddos and grownups entertained with free activities and free food.

Not just any free food — complimentary carnival treats such as funnel cake, cotton candy and sno cones. Yep, all free! Free Sno Cone Malibu

Activities for the kids include a petting zoo, balloon art and face painting. Adults can enjoy Rony’s Photo Booth, tarot card readings by Cathy Crystal, caricature portraits and more.

Stay until the end to catch a free screening of “The Goonies” outside, the last in the Mart’s Summer Movie series. The movie will be projected onto a giant outdoor screen starting at 8:15 p.m., or about 15 minutes after sundown, near the children’s playground on the lawn. Guests are encouraged to bring their beach blankets and picnic baskets. So stretch out under the stars, breathe in the sea-scented air and enjoy.

Live Free!


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Free Tour of Downtown L.A. with CicLAvia Walks!

October 7, 2011 |  by  |  Free Tour  |  No Comments

Who says nobody walks in LA? Discover fascinating parts of Los Angeles through FREE guided walking tours during the annual CicLAvia. (Check out our post on the annual car free event HERE.) Jump out of your Prius and really go green as you explore areas such as Spring Street, Boyle Heights, and Little Tokyo.

The Spring Street tour focuses on the historic downtown core and current redevelopment. Little Tokyo lets you explore a pedestrian friendly area with great food (try some red bean buns!) and culture. Finally, travel through Boyle Heights’ beautiful Hollenbeck Park while learning about it’s rich history. For the complete schedule click here, or download a full guide here.

Experience Car Free L.A. at CicLAvia This Sunday

October 7, 2011 |  by  |  Free Event  |  No Comments

Bust out of your house on Sunday for one of the biggest shutdowns of Los Angeles streets — the free annual CicLAvia event, 10 AM to 3 PM. Enjoy 10 miles of car free streets in downtown L.A. The streets are empty and free to walk, skate, play and ride a bike. In addition, the no car zone features free fun activities and shops and restaurants along the route often offer deals.

According to the CicLAvia website, “Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States. ”

The only other time you’ll get to experience a car-free downtown L.A. where the streets are open to the public and not marathon runners, is during a Zombie Apocalypse. So take advantage of the fact you still have a brain and come walk your dog, ride your bike, or just take a leisurely stroll down the middle of the road.

Looking for a free guided walk and tour of downtown L.A.? Check out our post on CicLAvia Walks!

For a full map and directions, head on over to the CicLAvia site.

Five Free Fun Things to do in Las Vegas While at Frozen Fury

September 27, 2011 |  by  |  Family-Friendly, Free Tour  |  No Comments

As some of you may know, we at Free Fun Los Angeles are big L.A. Kings fans! This upcoming weekend is Frozen Fury, the Kings annual preseason game against the Colorado Avalanche at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Lots of awesome Kings fans come out and have a blast at the game, but what to do with your free time in-between? (other than kick back with a couple margaritas and lose a few bucks at Black Jack, of course!)

Here are 5 FREE things you can do in Vegas when you go to check out Frozen Fury, or anytime you visit Sin City for that matter:

  1. Fountains at the Bellagio – In addition to being a great hotel, the Bellagio is world renowned for it’s giant water fountains, which puts on free shows daily. For full schedule click here.
  2. Free Concerts/Light Shows at the Fremont Street Experience – More than just neon lights and cheap gambling, the FSE offers a lively and fun experience, with free concerts and light shows nightly. For full calendar of events click here.
  3. The Sirens of TI – Watch a free show at TI every night as sexy sirens clash with scurvy-ridden pirates at TI. Full schedule here.
  4. Airport Runway Vista – Take a break from the craziness of the strip, and get close to the airport action. From here you can watch airplanes take off and land at McCarran International Airport for free while you have a bite to eat or just relax. Click here for the Yelp page.
  5. Antiques at the Main Street Station – Antiques are pretty cool, even in Vegas! At the Main Street Station Casino, Brewery, and Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas you can check out a ton of antiques for free including Theodore Roosevelt’s Pullman railroad car, a chandelier from Paris’ renowned Figaro Opera House and a section of the Berlin Wall.
  6. *BONUS!* MGM Lion Habitat – Since you’ll already be there to cheer on the Kings, don’t forget to say hi to their regal friends at the MGM Lion Habitat, open from 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM daily.

Be sure to check out these FREE awesome places and events when you’ve got time time to kill or you’re bored of the slots. Go Kings Go!

Enter our Contest to Win Tickets to an LA Kings Pre-Season Game!

September 14, 2011 |  by  |  Contest  |  11 Comments

Love hockey? We do! Experience crunching body-checks, lightning-fast skating, and the thrill of goal scoring as you watch your Los Angeles Kings take on the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on Wednesday Sept. 21 in pre-season action. For Free!

So how do you get to see the L.A. Kings in awesome high-end $100 seats? For free? By entering our contest of course! We have two tickets in section 114 to give away, and here’s how to get ‘em:

1. You get 1 entry for every tweet with hashtag #FreeFunLAKings. We suggest you copy & paste the following: “Tweet to #win two high-end tix to see @LAKings Sept. 21 #FreeFunLAKings” and you MUST follow @FreeFunLA.

2. You get 1 entry for Liking Free Fun LA on Facebook and leaving a comment about our post/or answering our trivia question.

3. You get 1 entry for commenting on our post and answering our trivia question.

4. No Ducks fans.

Speaking of trivia questions…here it is! Who scored the winning goal in “The Miracle on Manchester”?

Contest ends Saturday Sept. 17 at 11:59PM PT. Tickets will be sent via FedEx.

Alright Kings Fans…that about does it. So spread the word, and Go Kings Go!

Winner chosen by Random.org. No compensation was exchanged for this post.

Free Fun at Frugal Food Fest in L.A.

Free Fun at Frugal Food Fest in L.A.

June 23, 2011 |  by  |  Frugal Fun  |  No Comments

A Food Festival? On the cheap?! I’m there! Come check out the Frugal Festival Food! The fest is hosted by BargainBabe.com founder Julia Scott and sponsored by Albertson’s. Swing on by this Saturday at Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd, LA 91303, from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Tickets are $5-$10 and can be purchased here. You can get a $5 discount when you bring a canned food item for the LA Food Bank. In addition $1 from every ticket is donated to the LA Food Bank.

Free Fun LA is helping to sponsor Frugal Festival Food! and have also included 50 free copies in the VIP bags. Those tickets may have sold out, but you can still get Free LA for a special Festival price of $8 including shipping through PayPal. Just check out the sidebar to your right!

The first 500 people to enter the festival receive a FREE Envirosax swag bag worth $16 (empty they sell for $9) . Everyone also receives a free raffle ticket that could win them awesome prizes (like a $300 gift card to Albertson’s!) There’s also going to be tons of free demos and samples from places like The Stand, Yozen Frogurt, and Libertine.

Want to get in the festival for FREE? Bring a homemade food item (jam, bread, whatever is tasty!) for the food swap and get in for free! You can also send in a recipe for the Frugal Festival Food! cookbook and get a copy of the $9.95 eBook for free!


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Jam out For Free At Make Music Pasadena

June 16, 2011 |  by  |  Free Festival  |  No Comments

Love music? This Saturday, June 18th, is your chance to experience a wild variety of styles at California’s largest free music festival, Make Music Pasadena. There will be more than 100 concerts throughout the city, many of them in unconventional locations.

Get ready for a sonically good time, as there will be a wide array of talent showcased on six stages, ranging from well known acts such as Best Coast, to international musicians like Ben L’oncle Soul, and even local acts and DJs from KCRW. For a complete lineup click here.

The festival runs from 11 A.M. to 11 P.M. There will be plenty of parking available, and be sure to take advantage of going Metro, as the Metro Gold Line has stops located within walking distance of every main stage. By going Metro you can also receive a free ticket to the Keren Ann show at the Luckman Theatre.

 

Check Out a Navy Destroyer for Free This Weekend in Malibu

June 10, 2011 |  by  |  Free Event  |  No Comments

Ever wanted to check out a totally awesome Navy destroyer? Well now you can, and it’s free! The USS JOHN PAUL JONES will be anchoring at the Malibu Pier this weekend (June 10-12.) There will be ship tours all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as possible celebrity appearances plus meets and greets.

It’s the perfect opportunity to hit the beach, grab some seafood, and check out a massive sea vessel. What more could you ask for?

Start Summer Off With Six Free Events in the Santa Monica Mountains!

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Start Summer Off With Six Free Events in the Santa Monica Mountains!

June 3, 2011 |  by  |  Family-Friendly, Free Event  |  1 Comment

Kick off the Summer season with our round-up of six free events in the Santa Monica Mountains.

On Saturday, June 4, trek over to Franklin Canyon for a National Trails Day volunteer event. Have a great time with other nature fans while helping keep the trail usable for everyone.

Take an enlightening workshop on culture and art with Native American artist Sam Banagas on Sunday, June 5, 10am – noon, and 1 – 3pm at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center/Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park.

Sunday, June 12 kicks off the Free Concerts in the Park series with The Get Down Boys and Rockyneck Bluegrass at the Peter Strauss Ranch in Agoura Hills from 3 – 5pm.

On Saturday, June 18 at 2pm listen in as ecologist Dr. Katy Semple Delaney gives a lecture on how Urbanization Isolates Wildlife at the National Park Service Visitor Center in Thousand Oaks. Later that night head on over to the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center and bring along a flashlight as Chumash storyteller Julie Tumamait-Stenslie hosts an evening of stories, songs, and local area history, 7:30-9pm.

Finally, on Sunday, June 26 participate in the Safe Not Sorry program at Rocky Oaks in Agoura Hills at 9:30 am. Take a short hike with a ranger and learn how to identify poison oak, ticks, and other potential safety threats in the great outdoors.

For more event information and directions, please call the National Park Service Visitor Center, 805.370.2301 or visit www.nps.gov/samo

Cleanup at Seal Beach + Free Fun Activities = Awesome Time

May 20, 2011 |  by  |  Free Event  |  No Comments

Come out tomorrow, May 21 and help Save Our Beach clean up Seal Beach while having a blast doing free activities like yoga and crochet. Anytime between 9 and 12 you can show up to 15 1st Street, Seal Beach and help keep it beautiful and pristine.

From 9-10 you can stay limber for the cleanup by taking a free yoga class, and from 10-11 you can learn how to crochet for free. Kim Masoner, founder of non-profit Save our Beach, crochets plastic bags into bedrolls for the homeless.

Save Our Beach will provide free parking, bags, gloves, community service certificates, baby wipes and hand sanitizers and a first aid kit as well in case anyone is injured. Look for the blue canopy set up on the grass on the left with a BEACH CLEANUP banner. Bring your own garden/work gloves, reusable water bottle and trash grabber to the cleanup. Make sure you save time and fill out a waiver before the cleanup!


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