Posted By: Sarah Romero Friday, September 6, 2013

Put the cash away and enjoy these fun family attractions and events in Palm Springs for free.  Whether you have a whole weekend or just one evening, there’s always something to experience, at no cost, on our list:

  • Take a stroll down Palm Canyon Drive and make kid-friendly pit stops along the way. Check out our suggestions here>>>
  • Free Concert at the Forever Marilyn Park, Saturday, September 7, 2013, from  7-10pm, with Beatles and Beach Boys tribute bands. Bring a picnic blanket and camera. Seward Johnson’s larger-than-life statue of the iconic movie starlet, Marilyn Monroe, (whom the park is named for) will only be in Palm Springs until the middle of this month.Concert details here>>>
  • Stuart, the pot-bellied pigPalm Springs VillageFest, the city’s own open-air fair, takes over downtown Palm Canyon Drive every Thursday night from 7-10pm. Eat your way through delicious food samples, listen to talented local musicians, browse unique hand-crafted artisanal products, and see if you can spot the friendliest pot-bellied pig around amid the vendor booths.
  • The Palm Springs Art Museum offers free admission every Thursday from 4-8pm and the second Sunday of every month. Check here for up-to-date information on exhibits and special events>>>
  • Park-hop in Palm Springs and enjoy the outdoors at two of our city’s best parks: Ruth Hardy Park and Playground (700 Tamarisk Road Palm Springs) and Demuth Park (4375 Mesquite Avenue, Palm Springs). Demuth Park, in particular, has beautiful decorative stone turtles; a kids’ playground; 4 tennis courts (lit at night); baseball diamonds and batting cages;benches for picnicking; and it’s proximity to the airport makes it a great location for plane watching.
  • Neighboring Joshua Tree National Park will have Free Entrance Days on September 28th for National Public Lands Day and November 9th – 11th for Veterans Day weekend. In September, the average high temperature is 95 degrees fahrenheit, with an average low of 68 degrees fahrenheit. Pack accordingly.


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