Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for August 2-3, 2014!

Cheap and Free Weekend Events in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! Here are some fun and free things to do in Boston this weekend!

Pet Palooza: August 2-3, 2014 at Assembly Row in Somerville. Bring your furry friend to this family festival!

St. Agrippina di Mineo 100th Anniversary Feast: July 31-August 3, 2014 in the North End. Enjoy this four day street festival with music, parade, rides and much more in the North End.

Puerto Rican Festival: August 1-3, 2014 at City Hall Plaza in Boston. Enjoy performances and more for this Puerto Rican Festival.

Magic Family Film Festival: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Prudential Center courtyard at dusk. Enjoy a free outdoor movie screening every Saturday night at dusk. This week’s free outdoor movie is Despicable Me 2!

Free Movie Nights at Christopher Columbus Park: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Christopher Columbus Park at dusk. Enjoy a free outdoor movie at Christopher Columbus Park in the north end at dusk. This week’s free outdoor movie is Big!

Sunday Parkland Games: Every Sunday through September 28, 2014 from 3:30pm-6pm in Cambridge. Free Sunday games along the banks of the Charles River every Sunday in the summer.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, August 2-3 2014. 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.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11.95. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $6.95 for admission.

Shakespeare on the Common: Performances daily through August 10, 2014. Head to Boston Common for Shakespeare on the Common with a free performance of Twelfth Night.

Also, don’t forget to check out Free Fitness Classes & Events in Boston and Ways to Save at Fenway Park for some fun savings as well as 27 Free Things to Do in Boston this Summer.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Free Friday Events in Boston for August 1, 2014!

Fun Free Fridays and Boston Events 2014

Every Friday this summer, there will be so many free and fun events happening in Boston and Massachusetts. Every Wednesday this summer I will do a roundup of events especially for Friday!

Here are the free and fun events happening for Friday, August 1, 2014 in Boston!

Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Friday Schedule

Free Fun Fridays take place every Friday with free admission to great attractions in Massachusetts thanks to the Highland Street Foundation.

Free Outdoor Movie Screening in Boston

More Friday Events in Boston and Beyond

Let me know if there are any great Friday events that I missed in the comments below!

Make sure to check out my 27 Free Things to Do in Boston, Free Fitness Events in Boston for Summer 2014, and The Complete Guide to Saving at Fenway Park if you are looking for more ways to save money this summer in Boston. Don’t forget to sign up for Boston on Budget’s nightly e-mail for suggestions right into your inbox!


The Cheesecake Factory Half-Price Cheesecake from July 30-31, 2014!

Cheesecake Factory Half Price Cheesecake 2014

Today is National Cheesecake Day! Yum!

Once again, The Cheesecake Factory will be celebrating National Cheesecake Day from July 30 to July 31, 2014 with half-priced cheesecake.

No coupon or purchase is necessary to receive a half-off slice of cheesecake at your nearest Cheesecake Factory; however, this offer is valid for dine-in only.

The cheesecake offer is one per guest and more information can be found here.

In addition to half-price cheesecake at CCF, you can also receive a free cheesecake at McCormick and Schmick’s when you purchase an entrée (minimum $25.99) with this Facebook offer on Wednesday, July 30th.



Mayor Walsh’s Free Movie Nights Kick off August 4, 2014

If you love free outdoor movies in Boston, here’s a few more thanks to Mayor Walsh’s Free Movie Nights across different neighborhoods!

  • Monday, August 4, 2014: Despicable Me II at Hunt/Almont Park, Mattapan
  • Monday, August 11, 2014: The Lego Movie at Ramsay Park, Roxbury
  • Monday, August 18, 2014: Rudy at M Street Park, South Boston
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014: Frozen at Hynes Field, West Roxbury
  • Monday, August 25, 2014: Planes at Ringer Park, Allston
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014: Monsters University at Town Field Park, Dorchester
  • Friday, September 5, 2014: Jaws at Frog Pond, Boston Common
  • Friday, September 12, 2014: The Nut Job at Adams Park, Roslindale
  • Friday, September 19, 2014: Frozen at  Frog Pond, Boston Common
  • Friday, September 26: The Greatest Game Ever Played at George Wright Golf Course, Hyde Park

All movies begin at dusk and remember to bring a blanket. For more information, please visit here.



Money Saving Monday: Plan Ahead & Look for Travel Deals

Money Saving Tips in Boston and Beyond

*Every Monday throughout 2014 I will be sharing Money Savings Tips to help stick to and expand your budget!

Last Monday I mentioned that planning ahead is a great way to save money. Planning ahead for big purchases (like travel) can help save a lot of money.

Looking for travel deals far in advance and bringing deals to you is a great way to save money and time. However, personally I like to keep an open mind and send travel deals my way.

One thing I did a few years ago was sign up for the Travelzoo Newsletter to get the top 20 travel deals to my inbox weekly. This is a great way to get travel deals right to my inbox whether they are far ahead or last minute deals. Even if you do not book anything, it is great to get an idea of what travel deals are out there and ideas for future destinations.

Sending deals right to your inbox and keeping an open mind is a great way to save money, especially on big ticket items like travel.

Do you subscribe to Travelzoo? Do you get deals right to your inbox?

To find more Money Saving Tips from Boston On Budget, please head here.



Free Workout on Tuesday Nights This Summer!

Fitness Pic

Boston Sports Club has teamed up with the City of Boston’s Parks and Recreation Department and Boston Public Health Commission to bring a free workout every Tuesday night this summer!

Stop by the Clemente Field at the Back Bay Fens for a free workout from 5:30-6:30pm every Tuesday until August 26, 2014! All you need to do is bring a yoga mat or towel!

To find more fitness classes in the Greater Boston Area, please head here.


Feature Friday: Free Admission at the ICA on Thursday Nights!

ICA Free Thursday Nights

Every Friday, I feature a fun and budget-friendly option in the Greater Boston area. The “Feature Friday” is typically mentioned on the Cheap Eats list, Free Things to Do in Boston, or Discount Attractions. However, there’s so much budget-friendly ideas on my pages, I thought it would be fun to feature something budget-friendly and different each week. Also, each Feature Friday is something I have personal experience with or took advantage of recently! Enjoy!

Every Thursday night the Institute of Contemporary Art is free from 5-9pm.

I went a few Thursday nights ago and it was really fun and easy to take advantage of. I did need to check in at the ticket desk; however, there was no line and you just receive a pin thing for your shirt. Unlike the MFA on Wednesday nights, you won’t be asked if you would like to make a donation, or at least I wasn’t asked.

It was definitely a fun and different experience exploring the ICA. It also helped that it was entirely free!

Also, on Thursday nights in the summer at the ICA is Harborwalk Sounds. This is a great way to enjoy free music and free art at the same time!

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