Ultimate List of the Best FREE Things to Do in Lynnwood

Lynnwood has an array of cost-free activities and experiences catering to all interests and ages – without straining your budget! For nature enthusiasts, there are countless opportunities to indulge in outdoor pursuits, surrounded by beautiful landscapes. History buffs will relish in the city’s cultural offerings, while art lovers can immerse themselves in the celebration of local talent. Families will find an array of engaging and exciting activities that foster unforgettable moments of togetherness. Lynnwood truly offers something for everyone, making it an ideal destination for budget-conscious travelers seeking an abundance of affordable and entertaining options.

Check out our list of the top free things to do in Lynnwood, Washington!

  1. Explore the Outdoors at Lynndale Park

Lynndale Park path with trees in Lynnwood

Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find solace in Lynndale Park’s sprawling green spaces and well-maintained trails. The park boasts 22 acres of land, featuring gorgeous nature trails, playgrounds, sports fields, outdoor amphitheater, skate park and an off-leash dog area. Take a leisurely stroll or pack a picnic to savor the tranquility of nature in this beautiful urban oasis.

  1. Take a Trip Back to the Early 20th Century!

IHeritage Park trolley car in Lynnwood

mmerse yourself in Lynnwood’s history at Heritage Park. This open-air museum showcases several original buildings from the early 20th century, offering a glimpse into the city’s past. Wander through the vintage Interurban Car 55 or explore the Wickers Building to learn about the region’s logging and farming heritage. Take a picnic and make an afternoon of it!

  1. Join in the Festivities at the Fair!

Lynnwood Fair On 44th vendors and people

Join in the festivities at Lynnwood’s beloved annual Health & Safety Community Block Party, famously known as “The Fair on 44th.” This exciting event, held in September each year, offers tours, demonstrations, and engaging hands-on games and activities suitable for families of all ages. Savor delectable treats from local vendors and relish in the joy of shared experiences, making it a delightful occasion for the entire family to create lasting memories without spending a dime. The 2023 festival will be helped Saturday, September 9, 10 AM – 2 PM at Lynnwood’s Civic Campus.  

  1. Be Entertained with FREE Shakespeare Productions in the Park

Shakespear In the Park event at Lynndale Park amphitheater

Secluded amidst a tranquil forest, the Lynndale Park Amphitheater hosts its beloved Shakespeare in the Park series throughout the summer! Gather your snacks, a cozy blanket, or a folding chair and head for an enchanting evening of Shakespearean masterpieces produced by professional theater troupes like Wooden O and Green Stage gracing the stage. Audiences have been treated to captivating renditions of classics such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Twelfth Night,” “Taming of The Shrew,” and many other cherished favorites. 

July 27 @ 7pm-9pm – Henry the VI, Part 1

August 3 @ 7pm-9pm – Romeo & Juliet

  1. Explore a Treasure Trove of Vinyl Records

Image of records and CDs at Silver Platter Records

Silver Platters offers a welcoming environment where the love of music thrives, all without spending a dime. Step into this musical haven, browse through a vast collection of records, CDs, and more, and immerse yourself in the world of melodies and rhythms. Silver Platters is the perfect destination to indulge in the joy of music discovery.

  1. Window Shop at One of the Pacific Northwest’s Most Popular Malls

Two women shopping at Alderwood Mall

Stroll through beautiful storefront displays at Alderwood Mall, a vast “garden-like” mall where you’ll find an array of fashion-forward clothing and accessories and luxury goods. From high-end designer boutiques to popular retail chains, the diverse selection of stores ensures there’s something for every taste and style. The well-designed window arrangements showcase the latest trends, making it a treat for fashion enthusiasts to stay in touch with the ever-evolving world of style.

  1. Discover a World of Avian Wonders

Aerial view of the boardwalk at Scriber Lake Park in Lynnwood

A hidden gem in Lynnwood, Scriber Lake Park is a perfect place for birdwatchers and nature admirers. The park features a picturesque boardwalk that winds through wetlands, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings and serene moments of reflection. Bring your camera and capture the beauty of this local ecological gem.

  1. Bike the Interurban Trail

a person riding a bike down a paved path.

Embark on an exhilarating biking adventure along the captivating Interurban Trail! With your two wheels in tow, set off on a journey through this 24-mile expanse, stretching 12 feet wide. Following the path once traversed by electric interurban rail cars, this non-motorized, hard-surfaced trail showcases the region’s scenic splendor from North Seattle to Everett. If you prefer to explore on foot, fear not, for there’s a dedicated path for pedestrians as well.

  1. Enjoy a Splashing Good Time

Children playing at the North Lynnwood Park splash pad

Scare away the summer heat with a visit to one of Lynnwood’s splash pads or our popular Meadowdale Beach! Lynnwood offers the ideal solution for beating the heat with not just one but two enticing splash pad locations perfect for cooling off and have a splashing good time. If you prefer the beach, make your way to Meadowdale Beach Park for a fun day filled with blissful relaxation. This picturesque destination offers the perfect setting for a tranquil and enjoyable outing, all without spending a dime.

  1. Journey through Military History

NW Veterans Museum in Lynnwood

Embark on a journey through history as you delve into the rich collection of military artifacts at the NW Veterans Museum. Situated within the grounds of Heritage Park, this exceptional (and free) museum not only pays honor to the profound legacy of military veterans but is an invaluable repository of our nation’s military heritage.

  1. Catch a FREE Outdoor Movie!

Sandlot Cinemas outdoor movie setup at the Lynndale Park ballfield in Lynnwood

During the summer months, the City of Lynnwood host the FREE “Sandlot Cinemas”, a series of outdoor movie nights for families and friends. Grab a blanket, some snacks, and settle in for an evening of cinematic enjoyment under the stars.

  1. Experience the Vibrant World of Local Art

Join the monthly Art Walk Edmonds, just a short drive from Lynnwood, for an evening filled with local art, music, and creativity. Every third Thursday, downtown Edmonds transforms into an artsy hub, featuring galleries, boutique shops, and eateries showcasing the work of talented artists.

Lynnwood truly offers something for everyone, making it an ideal destination for budget-conscious travelers seeking an abundance of free delights. Book one of our comfortable and affordable hotels for your next stay!