Many people don't
realize how much free entertainment can be had your own town...
even a small one. There are often local music events, festivals
or readings that are all free to attend.
Many parks offer nature walks or educational series on local
wildlife or habitat, especially during the summer months.
Find out what your parks offer, and attend some.
Free music festivals are much more common than you think,
and they cover a wide range of music types. Even if you aren't
a folk music festival, for example, even spending a couple
hours listening can be enjoyable, especially if you have young
children who would love to dance to the music!
Sometimes buskers can be highly entertaining with magic shows,
singing and musical talent. And you can listen or be entertained
for quite some time, all for the cost of some pocket change.
Many book stores offer book readings and events for kids as
well as adults. So a "fairy" could come in to talk
about fairy tales, or someone dressed as a favorite cartoon
character could read from the book or perform a skit. Be sure
to check with your local bookstores during the summer or on
weekends to see what they have coming up for kids.