Calendar of Next Free Kids In-Store Events

It can get a little confusing keeping track of all the great, free in-store kids events. So I've put together this comprehensive list of all the stores we track.

Current In-Store Kids Events

Home Depot – These monthly events are held from 9am-noon on the first Saturday of each month. They're designed for children aged 5-12 and pre-registration is required.

JCPenney – The Kids Zone events are each month on the second Saturday from 11am-12pm. They include a freebie to take home, ID badge, lanyard, collector's pin, and more. Parents also receive a free 10% coupon good for that day online. No registration is required.

Lowe's – Their monthly kids DIY events are still going strong after all these years! Registration opens a month early and then head to your local Lowe's on the designated day from 10am-1pm. A Red Vest employee from Lowe's will guide you and your child through a kid-friendly craft project that changes each month.

Michaels – As of 2024, these free in-store events are back! They tend to last for 2 hours, all supplies are included, and you need to RSVP your spot.

Apple – Their summer Apple Camp is currently allowing people to reserve open slots at their nearby Apple stores!

Pottery Barn – Here's another great in-store event that has returned with monthly frequency in 2024! You must RSVP your spot.

Upcoming In-Store Kids Events

Bass Pro Shops – Their summer events typically run throughout June, July, or August.

Lego – These monthly-themed events have recently shifted to varying days, depending on your local store. But kids still get to build a take-home LEGO toy. Some Hiffers have reported their local Lego stores have already phased these events out, so please make sure to call ahead!

Previous In-Store Kids Events

Joann Crafts – They haven't offered a free craft event since January 2024, so I believe these are on hiatus.

Target – They're monthly events are held on random Saturdays, usually near the end of the month, during late morning hours. They're often related to upcoming kids movies or events, with free games, prizes, and giveaway.

Know of any repeating, free in-store kids events I should start covering? Please let me know in the comments!

About the Author: Goob

I'm a nationally renowned freebie finder & sample vetter, which I never imagined I'd be doing while getting my Bachelor's Degree in History almost 20 years ago. In my spare time, I enjoy launching my own space program and disproving the Coriolis effect.