Here are some free or cheap things to check out this weekend:


DirecTV subscribers have a free preview today and Sunday.  Watch all of the Showtime channels for free. Includes 545 through 557. HD channels may vary.

Free Comic Book Day – Get up to 6 free comics at your favorite comic book store.  Go here to find a participating location.  Call the store for event details.  Each vendor may have different distribution rules.

Barnes & Noble is having a Free Comic Book day event with story telling and artist activities. Starts at 11 a.m. Go here to see the details and find a store.

Home Depot is having a free kids building workshop featuring a picture frame for mom.  Go here to see the details. It’s from 9 a.m. to noon today. 

Gander Mountain 

Free kids workshop 10 a.m. to noon. Includes crafts and games.

Go here.


Sci-Quest, Hands on Science Center

Hands-on Trucks Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  They’ll have over 15 vehicles for the public to explore including food trucks, a fire engine, bucket truck and more. Included with general admission.

Gulf Coast:

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival May 2 

Details here.


North Alabama:

Little River Canyon Center

Saturday May 2 from 11 am-2 pm CST at the Little River Canyon Center. Free
11 am Fairy Houses Outdoor Classroom
11:30 am Bears of Little River Program
Noon -1 pm Lunch Vendor
Ongoing: Crafts for Kids, Piñata Fun, and Door Prizes
For more information call 256-835-3548


Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Day – First 100 in the store will receive prizes, gifts and discounts. Go here to learn more. 



Toys R Us:

Free Lego mini-build from noon to 2 p.m.

Go here.



Birmingham-area events

Visit for a massive list of options for Birmingham.

Mobile-area events: 

Lagniappe Mobile has a round-up of events happening in their area.

Go here.

Montgomery-area events

Go here to check out the city calendar.

North Alabama events:

Our Valley Events has a round-up of Huntsville area specific events for this weekend.

Go here.

Fresh Air Family events

Free to moderate cost outdoor events calendar.

Go here.


State travel calendar:

Go here for the official travel site of Alabama for calendar events happening across the state.