Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for July 4-5, 2015

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!! Here’s some fun things to do this weekend if you are around celebrating the Fourth in Boston!

Don’t forget to check out Free Friday Events in Boston and Massachusetts if you are looking for something fun to do on Friday!

Harborfest: Now until July 5, 2015. Celebrate Independence Day with a lot of fun events and fireworks on Saturday night in Boston.

Improv Boston: July 4, 2015 in Cambridge. All comedy shows by Improv Boston are free on the Fourth of July.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5, 2015. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate. {Holiday schedules may be in effect}

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Sunday Parkland Games Begins: Every Sunday starting Sunday, June 28, 2015 through August 30, 2015 from 3:30pm-6pm in Cambridge. Free Sunday games along the banks of the Charles River every Sunday in the summer as well as yoga at 5pm.

Also, the MBTA will be free on Saturday after 9:30pm and meters are free all day on 7/4/15 for Fourth of July celebrations! If you are looking for fireworks outside of Boston, Boston Central has a pretty good list of Greater Boston area firework displays.

The Red Sox are also in town and if you are interested in hitting Fenway this weekend make sure to read Red Sox Games on a Budget!

For even more fun and cheap things to do this summer don’t forget to check out 27 Free Things to Do This Summer in Boston, Top Things to Do on a Boston Vacation and Free Fitness Classes and Events This Summer as there’s a lot of things that happen on the weekend!

Also, just a reminder that you can hit the South End Open Market at SoWa every Sunday, take a free trolley to Columbia Point on the weekends to check out museums, and enjoy Summertime @ The Street with free music and yoga!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Free Friday Events for Friday, July 3, 2015!

Fun Free Fridays and Boston Events 2014Every Friday in Boston this summer, there’s so many fun and free things to do thanks to the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays, Free Outdoor Movie Series, Free Music Series and much more!

Every Wednesday this summer, I will be sharing all the fun things to do on Fridays and on Thursdays will be the Cheap Weekend Fun roundup for Saturday and Sunday events. There may be some overlap for 3-day and week long festivals!

Here’s all the free fun that can be had for Friday, July 3, 2015:

Free Fun Friday Schedule

The Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays take place every Friday with free admission to great attractions in Massachusetts thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. Here’s where you can get in free this Friday:

Free Outdoor Movie Screening in Boston

More Friday Events in Boston and Beyond

Did I miss any of your favorite free events happening this Friday in Boston or beyond?

 

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Free Admission at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for Neighborhood Nights!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is FREE for Neighborhood Nights on Thursday, July 9th, July 23rd and August 6th, 2015 from 5-8pm this summer!

Everyone is invited, especially neighbors from Fenway, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester. This is a great chance to check out amazing art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for free.

Don’t forget you can also get into the museum free on your Birthday as well as other discounts to the museum and Boston attractions including free admission for those under 18 and named Isabella!

For more information about Neighborhood Nights and more, please head here.

*I went to a Neighborhood night at the art museum last summer and it was really easy and fun . It wasn’t too busy and we just had to check-in at the front first and then we made our way to back of the museum first, which was recommended to us. This is a really unique art museum in Boston and I really recommend it if you haven’t been before!

Have you been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum before? Will you be attending Neighborhood Nights?

Free Starbucks Iced Coffee Delivered to You on Tuesday!

Lyft and Starbucks Promotion

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Flavorpill is teaming up with Lyft and Starbucks to bring FREE Bottled Starbucks Iced Coffee to you from 12-5pm!

To get your Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee, simply open or download the Lyft app, select SBUX mode above the map and request a pack of Bottled Starbucks Iced Coffee! The Starbucks Iced Coffee will be delivered by a Lyft driver within minutes to your location!

Promotion available in participating locations only (Boston) and subject to driver availability.

For more information about this delicious promotion, please head here.

Will you be enjoying free iced coffee on Tuesday?

If you aren’t familiar with Lyft and would like more information regarding the car sharing portion, you can read one of my first experiences with Lyft here. You can also use my promotion code BOSBUDGET for a free $10 credit good for your first ride!

 

 

Boston Harborfest Kicks Off July 1, 2015!

Boston Harborfest

The 34th Annual Harborfest takes place from July 1-5, 2015 this year in Boston and celebrates Independence Day and the history of Boston with so many fun things to do!

There are over 200 daily events during Harborfest and many events are free or have a small admission fee. You can find the entire schedule and events here.

If you are looking for information regarding the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade, please head here for more information.

As always, people are encouraged to take the MBTA for the Fourth of July events and the MBTA will be FREE on July 4, 2014 after 9:30pm on all modes of transportation. Parking meters are also free on July 4, 2015 due to the holiday but keep in mind that some parking restrictions may be in place.

Do you have a favorite Harborfest event throughout the week or on the 4th? How do you celebrate the Fourth of July in Boston!?

Cheap Weekend Fun for June 27-28, 2015!

 

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s a lot of fun (and free) things to do for the last weekend in June in Boston and beyond!

Just a reminder… The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays kicks off Friday, June 26th with free admission to many museums and attractions across Massachusetts as well a Bike Friday! A great way to kick off the weekend!

Out of the Park: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Boston Common at 1pm. Cheer on the Red Sox from Boston Common with a big screen and a lot of free activities and fun! Postponed until September 13, 2015 due to weather.

The Lawn on D Sports Sunday: Sunday, June 28, 2015 at The Lawn on D. Head to The Lawn on D to catch the Red Sox Game with activities and fun!

Chinatown Main Street Festival: Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10-8pm. Check out the 8th Annual Chinatown Main Street Festival with lion dances, performances, games and more!

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

ICA: The ICA is free for families (with children under 12) the last Saturday of every month, except December.

MIT Museum: The last Sunday of every month September through June the MIT Museum is free!

Sunday Parkland Games Begins: Every Sunday starting Sunday, June 28, 2015 through August 30, 2015 from 3:30pm-6pm in Cambridge. Free Sunday games along the banks of the Charles River every Sunday in the summer as well as yoga at 5pm.

For even more fun and cheap things to do this summer don’t forget to check out 27 Free Things to Do This Summer in Boston, Top Things to Do on a Boston Vacation and Free Fitness Classes and Events This Summer as there’s a lot of things that happen on the weekend!

Also, just a reminder that you can hit the South End Open Market at SoWa every Sunday, take a free trolley to Columbia Point on the weekends to check out museums, and enjoy Summertime @ The Street with free music and yoga!

Hope you have a great weekend!

 

Summertime @ The Street with Free Music, Yoga & Fun

Summertime at the Street in Chestnut Hil, MA

If you live or work near Chestnut Hill, you may be interested in Summertime @ The Street! Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday there is free and fun events happening with kid-friendly fun, music and free yoga!

  • Tuesdays from 3-5pm: Kid-Friendly Fun with various free kids programs
  • Thursdays from 6-8:30pm: Acoustic Evenings
  • Sundays from 10-11am: Yoga on the Green
  • Sundays from 12-2pm: Free Music from Berklee’s Summer in the City!

Summertime @ The Street is happening now through September 19, 2015.

For more information or to view all the events @ The Street, please head here.

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Free Music and Concerts in Boston This Summer!

Free Music Series in Boston for Summer 2015

Are you looking for free live music in Boston this summer? Well, you are in luck because there’s so many free music series and summer concerts in Boston for summer 2015!

Below are the list of all the free music series and free summer concert series happening in Boston throughout the summer:

Boston Calling Block Parties

Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Thursday nights May 14 to September 17, 2015.

Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concerts

Free Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday nights at sunset this summer. Wednesday evenings from July 15, 2015 to August 19, 2015.

Outside the Box

Outside the Box is a free six day music festival on Boston Common with local and national acts. Earthfest 2015 is taking place during Outside the Box Music Festival this year.  July 14-19, 2015.

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City program offers free music on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6-10pm at BHH’s Courtyard. Runs now until September 9, 2015.

Berklee’s Summer in the City

Berklee’s Summer in the City Series offers over 200 free music performances all over the city. Runs now through September 27, 2015.

Harborwalk Sounds

Free Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA happens on Thursday nights from 5-9pm this summer with free music. (Reminder: ICA admission is also free on Thursday nights). Thursday nights from July 9 2015 to August 27, 2015.

Concerts in the Courtyard

Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard has free music every Wednesday night at 6pm and Friday afternoon at 12:30pm in the courtyard at the Boston Public Library. Runs now through August 28, 2015.

Summer Midday Music

Free Midday Music at Post Office Square with music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm at Norman B. Leventhal Park. Now through August 27, 2015.

Friday Afternoon Concert Series

A different local band will perform from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. on Fridays for a Friday Afternoon Concert Series in Sam Adams Park at Faneuil Hall. Kicks off July 10, 2015.

Dorothy Curran Concert Series

The Dorothy Curran Concert Series has four shows all on City Hall Plaza this summer and is the longest running outdoor concert series in Boston. July 15, July 29, August 5 and August 12 at 7 p.m. 

Berklee Greenway Concert Series

Head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Wednesdays for the Berklee Greenway Concert Series with free music on Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm. Runs now until August 19, 2015.

Berklee at the Prudential Center

Every Tuesday from 12-1:30pm, bring your lunch to the courtyard in the Prudential Center for free music provided by Berklee School of Music. Every Tuesday in June and July with rain dates in August.

Kendall Square Summer Concert Series

Kendall Square Summer Concert Series starts at noon throughout the summer with free live music. Runs now and end date not known.

Summertime @ the Street

Free Acoustic Evenings on Thursdays from 6-8:30pm and Sundays from 12-2pm with performances from Berklee School of Music with Summertime @ The Street in Chestnut Hill. Runs now through September 19, 2015.

Assembly Row Summer Music Series

Free Summer Music Series at Assembly Row in Somerville on Monday and Thursdays at 6:30pm. Now until September.

Did I miss any fun and free music series? Which ones are your favorite? I’m really excited for the Outside the Box Festival!

 

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