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Plan your weekend on the cheap with this list of 41 free things to do in the Charlotte area. Some highlights are the Charlotte Knights Opening Day Celebration at Romare Bearden Park, Easter Egg hunts, live music, a free ukulele lesson and a science and technology expo at UNCC for families. Make sure to click on each link to get all the details. If you want to make sure you don't miss any posts,sign up for a daily email from Charlotte on the Cheap.It's free to sign up, and each email contains links to all the posts written in the previous 24 hours. Doing this will give you a heads up when new events are announced, especially ones that require pre-registration. It's easy to unsubscribe if you decide it's not for you.

Friday

Free small coffee at McDonalds during breakfast hours

11:30am: Free lunch buffet at Bistro La Bon

12:00pm:Charlotte Knights Opening Day celebration at Romare Bearden Park

5:00pm: Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:30pm: Live music at NoDa Brewing Company: Josh Daniel

7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Buff Dillard and Friends

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Brandon Kirkley

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: The Flying Saucers

7:30pm: Charlotte Folk Society gathering and concert: Irish singer/songwriter Danny Ellis

8:00pm: Live music at Summit Coffee: Mike Strauss Trio

10:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: BLACK

Saturday

Free Easter Bunny pictures and more at Bass Pro Shops

Free small coffee at McDonalds during breakfast hours

9:00am: Free pickles at Atherton Market

10:00am: Guitar Center workshop: Recording for ProTools

10:00am: Easter Egg hunt at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, including Easter Bunny visit, inflatables

10:15am: Guitar Center: ukulele lesson

10:00am: Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Recycling Truck

11:00am: The Prom Project: free prom dresses, shoes and accessories (limited space; pre-registration is required)

11:00am: Kids craft at Lakeshore Learning: Write and Wipe Schedule

11:00am: Free Easter Bunny pictures, egg hunt and crafts at Bass Pro Shops. Follow link for times and details.

12:00pm: Helicopter egg drop at Bridge Church in Huntersville

1:00pm: Easter egg hunt at Zeta House

1:00pm: Easter Hoppenings at Phillips Place

2:00pm: NC Science Festival: Ocean Explorations in Concord

3:00pm:NC Science Festival: Eggs-perimental Drop Competition in Kannapolis

5:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Tara Tinsley

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Aaron Longo

7:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Oliver no

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: The Flying Saucers

7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Buff Dillard and Friends, and Jerry Dowd

7:30pm: Open Mic at Mugs Coffee, presented by Artists' Den

8:00pm: Charlotte Concert Band concert at Queens University

Sunday

Free Easter Bunny pictures and more at Bass Pro Shops

Free small coffee at McDonalds during breakfast hours

Free admission to Levine Museum of the New South for groups of fewer than 10 people

10:00am:NC Science Festival: UNCC Science and Technology Expo

11:00am: Free Easter Bunny pictures, egg hunt and crafts at Bass Pro Shops. Follow link for details and times.

2:00pm: Nature Experiments at Reedy Creek Nature Center

3:00pm: Pizza-making event for families at La Tagliatella at EpiCentre

6:00pm:Live music at The Wine Vault: Jared Allan

6:00pm: Karaoke at Snug Harbor

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