FREE STUFF: Things to do and get free

Posted at 2:22 PM, May 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-30 18:38:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Check out this week’s Free Stuff we found for you and check back often, we’re always adding new listings.

FREE ADMISSION:  You can get a free unlimited admission  pass for your children ages 5 and younger for Busch Gardens Williamsburg.   It’s good through October 28th.   You must be a Virginia resident, and sign up in advance.  Here’s the link:

FREE DOUGHNUT DAY:  Friday, June 1st.  Get a free donut at Krispy Kreme. No purchase necessary.  Get a free donut with purchase at Dunkin Donuts.

FREE CONCERT:  New York-based singer/songwriter, Jennings.  Saturday, June 2 10p.m., the Hat Factory, 140 Virginia Street, Richmond. Click [HERE] for more information.

FREE ADMISSION:   Ashland Strawberry Faire, this Saturday,  June 2 on the ground of Randolph-Macon College.  Plenty of strawberry treats, entertainment on two stages and arts and crafts from 10a.m. to 5 p.m. 

FREE ADMISSION:  36th annual Greek Festival;Thursday through Sunday, May 31-June 3  at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church , 30 Malvern Avenue, Richmond

FREE ADMISSION:  Varina Day festivities Saturday from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at Dorey Park at 2999 Darbytown Road.  Call 804-501-5134 for details.  

FREE ADMISSION:  The Richmond Youth Symphony Orchestra presents a free Saturday evening (6/2) concert at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield.  Gates open at 6p.m. , the concert begins at 7p.m.   Call 804-796-4255 for details.

FREE ENTERTAINMENT:   Friday, June 1st  marks the “First Fridays Art Walk” from 5 to 9 p.m. at galleries on and around Broad street downtown.

FREE CONCERT: Enjoy a free bluegrass and gospel concert by Willow Creek Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, 411 E. Grace Street.

FREE FISHING: June 1, 2 and 3 are “free fishing days” in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishingStop by Shiellds Lake at Byrd Park Saturday from 9am to noon for the annual Family Fishing Fair, including basic lessons.   Limited poles and tackle will be available .  Call 804-232-1982 for more information.   Hanover County will host a similar program Saturday, June 2,  from 8-11a.m.; at Courthouse Park. 

FREE BOWLING:   AMF Bowling Centers is offering FREE bowling again this summer, up to two games per day, for children up to age 15.    Through  September 3, free bowling will be available seven days a week, until 8p.m. nightly. Shoe rental is not included.

FREE JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe program every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Upcoming performances include the Skip Gailes Quartet (5/31), Joe Scott with Virgil Braxton (6/7) .  Jazz Cafe and general VMFA Museum admission are always free.

FREE FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: Free annual passes to America’s National Parks (value $80) are now  available to members of the military and their families free of charge.  The pass allows entrance  to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The free pass will be made available for activated members of the National Guard and Reserves but not to military veterans or retirees. Military personnel can get the passes by showing their military I.D at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee.

FREE CONCERTS:   Enjoy free concerts through the summer at Forest Hill Park near the Old Stone House.   Concerts are from 6p.m. to 8p.m.  Bring a picnic dinner if you`d like. Get a full concert schedule [HERE].

FREE LESSON: Check out a free introductory lesson, ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

LOTS OF FREE STUFF: How about getting and giving stuff free? The Freecycle Network is made up of nearly five thousand groups and nearly 70-thousand members around the world who are getting and giving away stuff free. Membership is free It’s a great way to recycle, get rid of items you don’t want, and get things you do.

FREE CREDIT REPORTS:  Get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus.  Your personal information is completely protected. This site is sponsored by Equifax,Trans-Union and Experian.

FREE KIDS MEALS: Kids eat free at McAlister’s Deli every Tuesday from  9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree.  There are two locations in the Richmond area, Gayton Crossing and Westchester Commons in Midlothian.

FREE DINNERS:  The Ministry  Without Walls offers a free community dinner on the fourth Friday of every month. 6 to 8 p.m. at 5780 Hull Street Road.  Call them for more information at (804) 381-6928.

FREE E-BOOKS: Harlequin books has a free offer for you. Download up to 16 free e-books. Click here for the link.

FREE LONG DISTANCE: Make free, 10-minute long distance and international calls to select locations, just by listening to a short, ten-second ad first. Get your local access number to “Freephone2phone” here.

FREE STUFF: If you’re a Facebook member, a lot of restaurants are currently offering freebies, if you “like” them on Facebook. Search for your favorite and see if they have an offer. And while you’re on Facebook, stop by the  CBS 6 page and “like” us too.

FREE QDOBA: Children eat free at Qdoba on Sundays with the purchase of an adult entrée.

FREE FIREHOUSE SUBS: A lot of restaurants offer birthday clubs that you have to sign up for, to get freebies on your special day. At Firehouse Subs, just show up on your birthday with I.D with your birth date, and get a free medium sub. There are several locations in the metro area.

FREE GIFT CARDS: Spend some time reading, and earn extra money. You can earn free gift cards and books for your book reviews. Click the link here for more information.

FIND FREE WI-FI ACCESS: Want to know which local restaurants and coffee shops offer free wireless internet access? Get a directory for Greater Richmond or any city worldwide, by clicking here.

FREE 411 CALLS: Never pay to call information again. 800-FREE-411 works for both residential and business listings across America. All you have to do is listen to a 10-second commercial before getting the listing you want, but the service is free.

FREE JEWELRY: The Silver Jewelry Club offers an assortment of free, pure sterling silver jewelry every day. From pendants to rings to earrings, all you pay is the shipping and handling.

FREE COMPUTER TECH HELP: If you have a problem with your computer, and no budget to fix it, Protonic offers free computer support and computer-related information online and by e-mail. This free service is manned by volunteers world-wide.

FREE ADMISSION: Enjoy free admission all year long  to The Virginia Historical Society,  with access to the museum galleries and research library. The museum is at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond.

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to us at or you can post it tomy Facebook page.