August’s Top Free or Low-Cost Events Across the Country

August’s Top Free or Low-Cost Events Across the Country

We get it. Vacations are coming to a close, and the summer FOMO is starting to set in. Amtrak is excited to share this list of the top free or low costs events across the country, so you can make the most out of the last few weeks of August!

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Amtrak’s Share Fares are the perfect way to get around with friends and family! The newly expanded program offers up to 45% savings for 6 passengers. You can now use these discounted fares on the North East Regional through Virginia and on the Auto Train!

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Broadway in Bryant Park: New York, NY

This summer, Broadway’s greatest companies are taking their performances to Bryant Park! Broadway in Bryant Park brings the best numbers to you for a free afternoon performance. Make your way to the park on August 15th to hear select numbers from Mean Girls, Tootsie and more.
Routes: AcelaNortheast RegionalKeystone and 11 others!

17th Street Festival: Washington, DC

Just outside of Dupont Circle, Washington’s 17th Street Festival brings restaurants and businesses together to celebrate the neighborhood. Stop by this event on August 24th to experience DC through the eyes of a local, discovering the district’s artists and makers along the way.
Routes: AcelaNortheast Regional and 12 others!

Echo Park Rising: Los Angeles, CA

Artists and musicians native to the Los Angeles area are coming together from August 15th to the 18th for the ninth annual Echo Park Rising. Head to Echo Park for a weekend of free music and entertainment!
Routes: Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle

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Portland Hot Sauce Expo: Portland, OR

Food festivals have been all the rage this summer, and Portland is bringing you one of the spiciest. The PDX Hot Sauce Expo will be held on August 17th and 18th, where you’ll  find hot sauce tastings and themed cocktails!
Routes: Coast Starlight, Cascades and Empire Builder

Festival of Nations: St. Louis, MO

On August 24th and 25th, Tower Grove Park will host The International Institute’s Festival of Nations. This weekend-long celebration will bring cultures from all over the world together, with food, music, and dance!
Routes: Texas Eagle and Missouri River Runner