70+ Cheap or Free Things to Do With Your BFFs This Summer

So, it's summertime and you want to hang out with your BFFs . . . but you don't want to spend a fortune every time you go out on the town! Well, there are plenty of affordable (or free!) things that you can do with your friends during the warm-weather season; it's just a matter of deciding on one. Ahead, scope out more than 70 cheap ideas for things to do with friends this Summer. What's better than spending time together and saving a few bucks?

01
Have a cupcake bake-off.
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Have a cupcake bake-off.

02
Tour open houses in your neighborhood.
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Tour open houses in your neighborhood.

03
Go on a group photo walk.
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Go on a group photo walk.

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Have a backyard picnic together.
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Have a backyard picnic together.

06
Plan a group vacation.
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Plan a group vacation.

08
Visit the closest beach or lake for a day in the water.
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Visit the closest beach or lake for a day in the water.

09
Train for a marathon together.
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Train for a marathon together.

10
Attend a local sports game.
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Attend a local sports game.

11
Learn a new language together.
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Learn a new language together.

12
Find pretty walls in your city and stage an Instagram photo shoot.
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Find pretty walls in your city and stage an Instagram photo shoot.

13
Host a potluck brunch.
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Host a potluck brunch.

15
Do yoga together in the park.
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Do yoga together in the park.

16
Volunteer to walk shelter animals together.
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Volunteer to walk shelter animals together.

17
Host a DIY ice cream sundae party.
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Host a DIY ice cream sundae party.

19
Plan a "clothing swap" party to refresh your group's wardrobes.
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Plan a "clothing swap" party to refresh your group's wardrobes.

20
Attend a local play.
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Attend a local play.

22
Go to a petting zoo.
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Go to a petting zoo.

23
Play a game of capture the flag.
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Play a game of capture the flag.

24
Join a recreational sports team.
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Join a recreational sports team.

25
Attend a parade.
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Attend a parade.

26
Go to a baseball game.
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Go to a baseball game.

27
Help elderly neighbors with yard work.
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Help elderly neighbors with yard work.

29
Have a water balloon fight.
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Have a water balloon fight.

30
Go to the drive-in movies.
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Go to the drive-in movies.

31
People-watch together.
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People-watch together.

32
Tour a brewery as a group.
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Tour a brewery as a group.

33
Build a sandcastle together.
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Build a sandcastle together.

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Play disc golf in the park.
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Play disc golf in the park.

38
Lie out at a community pool.
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Lie out at a community pool.

39
Play flashlight tag.
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Play flashlight tag.

40
Go see a Summer matinee movie.
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Go see a Summer matinee movie.

41
Ride a roller coaster.
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Ride a roller coaster.

44
Create cool things with flower DIYs.
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Create cool things with flower DIYs.

Get some ideas here.

45
Have a group yard sale.
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Have a group yard sale.

46
Skip rocks together at a pond.
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Skip rocks together at a pond.

47
Participate in a scavenger hunt.
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Participate in a scavenger hunt.

48
Play minigolf.
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Play minigolf.

51
Chase down the ice cream truck.
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Chase down the ice cream truck.

52
Go to the farmers market together.
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Go to the farmers market together.

53
Give each other Summer pedicures.
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Give each other Summer pedicures.

54
Feed some ducks together.
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Feed some ducks together.

55
Have an outdoor tea party.
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Have an outdoor tea party.

57
Play together in the sprinklers.
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Play together in the sprinklers.

58
Collect seashells.
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Collect seashells.

59
Set up a lemonade stand in your neighborhood.
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Set up a lemonade stand in your neighborhood.

60
Pick wildflowers.
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Pick wildflowers.

61
Throw a backyard BBQ for friends and family.
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Throw a backyard BBQ for friends and family.

62
Visit a free museum or factory tour.
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Visit a free museum or factory tour.

64
Go to a free music festival.
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Go to a free music festival.

66
Practice group meditation.
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Practice group meditation.

67
Do a group walking tour of your city.
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Do a group walking tour of your city.

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Visit the library together.
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Visit the library together.

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Pick strawberries together.
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Pick strawberries together.

73
Take a mini road trip.
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Take a mini road trip.