8 ideas for free things to do on the weekends

Category: Personal Finances


If you’re trying to save money, you’ve likely limited (or maybe even put an end to) going out and having fun. After all, fun costs money—even just a little bit—right? Not necessarily. If you need some inspiration for fun, free things to do this weekend, here are some ideas:

Visit your local library

Visiting your local library can be a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. You can also borrow books and movies for free, and just spend time entertaining yourself at home without spending anything.

Learn something new

Learning a new skill doesn’t necessarily have to cost money. From free books at the library to free online courses, use your free time on the weekend to learn something that you’ve always wanted to, such as a new language.


Volunteering for a cause that’s important to you isn’t only a free and fun way to spend a weekend, but it’s also a great way to give back.

Take advantage of nice weather

If the weather is nice when the weekend rolls around, take advantage of it. Depending on where you live, explore your different options for outdoor activities that won’t cost you a dime, whether it’s going to the beach or visiting a nearby park.

Be active

Another free, fun way to advantage of nice weather conditions is to do something active that you enjoy. Go for a jog or bike ride, or if you enjoy sports, consider getting involved with community sports and joining a team.

Break out the board games

If the weather isn’t so good, break out some of those board games that have been collecting dust. Gather family members or invite over some friends, and make a day of it.

Start a new hobby

Although some hobbies can be expensive, there are other fun hobbies that don’t have to cost a thing. Use the weekend to start doing something that has always interested you, but you haven’t really had time for. There are a lot of different things you can do with items you might already own or have around the house, and this can also be a good opportunity to learn something new. For example, maybe you want to start getting more into photography, and you already have a digital camera that doesn’t get much use.

Check your local events calendar

Many cities throughout the country have a plethora of free activities and events going on during the weekends. Some of these fun freebies can include firework shows, parades, concerts, and much more. To find out what’s going on in your area and to avoid missing out on something fun and free, be sure to regularly check online for your city’s calendar of events.

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Nothing above is meant to provide financial, legal, or tax advice. You should meet with appropriate professionals for such services.

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