Your Summer Guide to 101 Festivals in the Twin Cities Area

Twin Cities on the Cheap has compiled a one-stop guide for summer festivals in and around the Twin Cities.  Included is a sampling of activities that you can find at each event.  However for a full and detailed listing always check the web site for each festival directly.  Yes, we would like to hear from you […]

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$1 kid flicks this summer at Regal Cinemas

When school’s out, there’s nothing better than a morning at the movies to keep the kids entertained. Regal Entertainment Group has scheduled nine weeks of family-friendly movies at select theaters. During its Summer Movie Express, selected G- or PG-rated movies show at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. The start dates vary by location, with […]


5 ways to beat the “I’m Bored” summer blues

Summer is just around the corner.  You may have some summer camps planned out or a vacation scheduled.  You may have some sporting activities for the kids to tackle.  No matter what you have planned, you’re still going to hear these infamous words from your kids: “I’m bored.”  Here are some tips for fun family outings […]


10 FREE and Cheap things to do on Memorial Day Weekend

Discover bird watching with a naturalist at the Tamarack Nature Center on May 23, 8-10 a.m.  Enjoy a hike through the trails led by a seasoned volunteer guide to learn about birds of the area – by sight and sound.  Guests should bring binoculars if they have them. No pre-registration is necessary. Meet in front of the […]

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Free book for kids through Barnes & Noble summer reading program

This summer, Barnes & Noble wants kids to go on an adventure without ever leaving their backyard or bedroom. All they need is a good book and a vivid imagination. Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program rewards kids (grades one through six) with a FREE book, after they’ve taken just eight literary adventures. Along with […]


Research Questions answered for FREE online

Instead of randomly searching the internet, not knowing if your sources are good, Minnesota residents now have the opportunity to chat with a real person, trained as a librarian that knows how to find legitimate research material. In keeping up with the new computer age, is now providing online question and research help, FREE of charge. […]


Find Cheap and Affordable Soccer for all ages at Joy of the People

Tired of paying for expensive soccer clubs?  Looking for a place for kids to play soccer just to have fun? Joy of the People (JOTP) has created a new youth sport model centered around having fun.  In the process they have created an optimal learning environment for kids based on play where play becomes learning […]


Free and Cheap Performances at the Ordway for Family Weekend in May

The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival is coming the weekend of May 30-31, presented by the Ordway Center in St. Paul.  Performing artists from around the world will take to the stage for two full days of shows in and around the Ordway Center.  Indoor performances are only $5/person and outdoor performances are FREE. The […]