Posts tagged: Summer 2009

Kids Visit Biltmore Estate FREE all summer

Through September 7, all kids ages 16 and under are admitted FREE to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.  when accompanied by a paying adult. In addition, kids 9 and under are FREE year round, and kids 9 and under also eat FREE at Biltmore’s Deerpark Restaurant.

Free Music on Friday Nights in Hendersonville, N.C.

music-on-main

More FREE music this summer. The 11th Annual Music On Main Street presents a concert every Friday evening from June 5 through August 28 at the Visitors Information Center, located at 201 South Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.

Bring a chair, but leave your pets at home. Also, no alcohol. The music runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

Click here for the complete schedule.

UNCA Concerts on the Quad

One of my personal favorites for FREE summer music in the Asheville area takes place at UNCA. Get ready for the 27th Annual Concerts on the Quad June 15 – July 13. It’s a great family event — bring a blanket, chairs, picnic baskets, frisbees, and get ready to enjoy great music in a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. No pets allowed, and if it rains the music will move indoors to Lipinsky Auditorium. Click here for the complete lineup.  The music begins at 7 p.m.

BOGO Tuesday Nights at Minor League Games

Thanks to a lead from Valerie at Columbus On The Cheap, you can get cheap seats to minor league baseball games this season.

If you bring a Kraft Singles wrapper to participating minor league ballparks, you can buy one ticket and get one free during the Tuesday Night Tickets promotion, which runs through September 1, 2009.

The Tuesday Night Tickets promotion is not available in Allentown, Dayton, Indianapolis, Lake Elsinore, Pasco, Portland OR, Reno, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver. Click here to find a ballpark near you.

FREE Food At Arby’s

From our Friends at Atlanta on the Cheap:

Here’s the deal: Throughout the summer, you can get free food, shakes and drinks at Arby’s during Wednesday Freebies. The catch is that you need to make a specific type of purchase to get the freebie, but that’s it.

If your local Arby’s is participating, you shouldn’t even need a coupon. How will you know if your Arby’s is participating? Some restaurants have flyers up touting the promotion—they’re the easiest ones to ID. With others, you may need to call first to ask. Click here to find an Arby’s near you.

Here’s a look at the Arby’s Wednesday Freebies schedule:

  • May 20th – Free Chocolate Malt Swirl Shake with sandwich purchase
  • May 27th- Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
  • June 3rd- Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase
  • June 10th- Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase
  • June 17th- Free Regular Side Kicker with sandwich purchase
  • June 24th- Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
  • July 1st- Free Regular Beef and Cheddar with soft drink purchase
  • July 8th- Free Orange Cream Shake with sandwich purchase
  • July 15th- Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
  • July 22nd- Free RoastBurger with soft drink purchase
  • July 29th- Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase
  • August 5th- Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
  • August 12th- Free Roast Chicken Club with soft drink purchase
  • August 19th- Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase
  • August 26th- Free Roast Beef ‘n Cheddar with soft drink purchase

Friday is FREEDAY at Radisson Hotels and Resorts

Worried about having enough cash for a summer getaway? This might help. Radisson® Hotels & Resorts has launched its Friday is Freeday offer.

From May 15 through Sept. 15, 2009, guests can receive a free Friday night stay when staying two or more consecutive nights (Thursday or Saturday night required).

Friday is Freeday is available  for booking at participating Radisson hotels and resorts properties in North, Central and South America; Asia Pacific;
and at Radisson Edwardian Hotels in the United Kingdom.

Reservations can be made at www.radisson.com/freefriday, by calling 800-333-3333 or  by contacting a travel professional.

FREE Family Film Festival This Summer!

I’m already strategizing about how to keep the kids entertained for part of the summer. I just found a great deal that makes it a little easier.

Selected Regal movie theaters, including two in Asheville: the Beaucatcher 7 and the Biltmore Grande Stadium 15, will offer FREE G and PG rated movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the festival.

All the details are listed here. The FREE movies begin at 10 a.m.

Beaucatcher 7 schedule:

321 Haw Creek Lane
Asheville, NC 28805
828-298-7643
06/09/2009-06/10/2009 Mr. Bean’s Holiday (G)
  Kung Fu Panda (PG)
06/16/2009-06/17/2009 Kit Kittredge: American Girl (G)
  Shrek The Third (PG)
06/23/2009-06/24/2009 The Tale Of Despereaux (G)
  Alvin And The Chipmunks (PG)
06/30/2009-07/01/2009 Charlotte’s Web (G)
  Surf’s Up (PG)
07/07/2009-07/08/2009 Horton Hears A Who (G)
  Journey To The Center Of The Earth (PG)
07/14/2009-07/15/2009 Space Chimps (G)
  Star Wars: Clone Wars (PG)
07/21/2009-07/22/2009 Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: Veggie Tale Movie (G)
  Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
07/28/2009-07/29/2009 Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (G)
  Nim’s Island (PG)
08/04/2009-08/05/2009 Everyone’s Hero (G)
  Madagascar 2: Escape To Africa (PG)

Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 Schedule:

292 Thetford Street
Asheville, NC 28803
828-684-4726
06/09/2009-06/10/2009 Mr. Bean’s Holiday (G)
  Kung Fu Panda (PG)
06/16/2009-06/17/2009 Kit Kittredge: American Girl (G)
  Shrek The Third (PG)
06/23/2009-06/24/2009 The Tale Of Despereaux (G)
  Alvin And The Chipmunks (PG)
06/30/2009-07/01/2009 Charlotte’s Web (G)
  Surf’s Up (PG)
07/07/2009-07/08/2009 Horton Hears A Who (G)
  Journey To The Center Of The Earth (PG)
07/14/2009-07/15/2009 Space Chimps (G)
  Star Wars: Clone Wars (PG)
07/21/2009-07/22/2009 Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: Veggie Tale Movie (G)
  Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
07/28/2009-07/29/2009 Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (G)
  Nim’s Island (PG)
08/04/2009-08/05/2009 Everyone’s Hero (G)
  Madagascar 2: Escape To Africa (PG)

Summer is Bargain Time at Asheville’s Biltmore Estate

Asheville’s famed Biltmore House and Gardens offers a family-friendly summer savings plan. From May 22 to September 7, 2009, Kids ages 10 to 16 receive FREE admittance with a paying adult. Kids ages 9 and under are ALWAYS admitted FREE with a paying adult.

This offers a great chance to visit the home George Vanderbilt created in the late 1800s which remains America’s largest private residence. If you caught CBS Sunday Morning on May 17, 2009, then you saw Charles Osgood’s taped broadcast from various spots in the house and around the gardens.

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