Free Things to Do

From popular attractions to fun events, Concord has a plethora of free and wallet-friendly things to do and see.

Wondering where to go and what to do with family or visiting friends? Here are 10 fun-filled ways to spend your day that won’t cost a thing!

1. Park And Explore

Whether you’re picnicking, hiking, skateboarding or just hanging out for a lazy afternoon, you can select from dozens of Concord parks. How about the Brazil Quarry Park with acres of open, play area, a natural creek and a butterfly garden! Or Limeridge Open Space with 1200 acres of open space and miles of trails! Each park has its own unique experience giving you different reasons to get outside. See all options HERE.

2. Something for the Little Ones

Meadow Homes Spray Park offers designated play areas for tots, tweens and teens! There are so many fun aqua activities like the Dolphin Aqua Slide, Pirate Prow and Schooner Splash! There are also picnic areas and sports fields for family and friends..

3. Book This!

Your Contra Costa Library gives you thousands of great reads! Access a free app like Overdrive and download audio books from the library. Or check out Discover and Go for FREE or low cost access to museums, science centers, zoos and more!

4. Instant Feel Good

Spend a day supporting the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties, Bay Area Crisis Nursery, Habitat for Humanity ReStore or another non-profit and be inspired. Make it a shared experience with family and friends.

5. Todos Santos Park

With its greenery, shade, playground and stage, Todos Santos is the heart of Concord! Relax and enjoy where grand events such as the breaking of a world record for teeter-totter have taken place. 

6. ‘Tis the Season

Get into the spirit with the Christmas Tree Lighting, Mayor Sing-A-Long and Santa’s Grand Arrival in Downtown Concord. Enjoy sleigh rides, greet Santa and sing with the Mayor as the Christmas Tree sparkles with thousands of colorful lights.

7. Music and Market

Relax Thursday evenings, May through September at Music and Market with live music and the Concord Farmers Market in Todos Santos Park.

8. Themed Walking Tours

Immerse and educate yourself within Concord's legacy. Embark on a historical walking tour and learn about Concord's tenacious founders and rural past. Audio narration is provided to enhance your experience! Afterward, enjoy a tour of Concord's utility boxes and public art, many of which celebrate Concord's history. It's an incredible way to understand the richness of modern and historical Concord. 

9. July 4th Fireworks

Admission is free into Concord’s 4th of July Festival. Live music kicks off the night which concludes with an amazing display of fireworks!

10. aRt Cottage

aRt Cottage offers art exhibits that change on a monthly basis. There is no entry fee and the public is always invited to free art receptions.

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