50+ Cheap and Free Things to Do this Summer in SoCal

We got the List up for Fun and Free Things to Do this Summer. Free in-store events and summer concert series to discounted theme parks tickets and summer activities. Hope you can find one that suits you. Head outdoors and get tons of Vitamin D, just don’t forget your sunblock.

free things to do this summer


I’ll add more fun things to do if something new comes up so do visit again. Let us know if you guys have anything to add. Let’s all have fun this summer. If you have a favorite on the list, let us know.

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In-store Events

  • Attend the Disney Store’s Incredibles 2 in-store event. Get a free mask for attending. FREE.
  • Watch out for Junior Chef Classes listing. Event includes tastings. FREE.
  • LEGO Mini Build at LEGO stores. FREE.
  • Weekly Storytime at Pottery Barn Kids every Tuesday at 11AM. FREE.
  • Crafts for Kids every Saturday at Lakeshore Learning. 3 and up. FREE.
  • Interactive science demonstrations, enjoy a fun Moon Phase craft, and take home a special doll tee (while supplies last) at American Girl Store. Check your store location for event. FREE.
  • Earn a FREE Book at Barnes and Noble Summer Reading for Kids. FREE.
  • Apple Store’s  Apple Camp. Kids can explore coding and robotics, moviemaking, or musical storytelling. FREE.


Free Things to do this Summer

  • Skate for Free at your nearby skating rink. Check locations here. Various Cities. FREE.
  • Kids get to Bowl for Free this Summer. FREE.
  • Visit a Splash Pad near you. FREE.


FREE or $1 Summer Movies 2018:

  • $1 Movie for 9 weeks. 2 Movies a week at the Regal Summer $1 Movies. Various cities.
  • $5 for 10 Movies  or $1 Summer Movies at Cinemark. Various Cities.
  • Summer Movie Camp. 9 Movies for 9 weeks. Palm Desert. FREE.


Outdoor Movies:


Shows and Family Activities:


Summer Concert Series:



Theme Parks:


Fairs & Food Festivals:


Watch Fireworks:


Zoo, Museums and Aquariums:






FREE Year Round:

  • Visit our favorite park overlooking the South Bay and the coast at the Rocketship Park. (new play structures installed) Torrance. FREE.
  • Go to the Beach. Check our South Bay Beach Guide to visit beaches like Manhattan Beach & Redondo Beach. Always FREE.
  • Stream 1000’s of movies and TV shows with an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free TrialFREE.


Don’t forget to make our refreshing Milo Dinosaur Recipe or Taro Smoothie Recipe.

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