Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for July 26-27, 2014!

Cheap and Free Weekend Events in Boston

I can’t believe it is the last weekend of July! Here are some fun and inexpensive things to do in Boston this weekend!

If you are looking for fun things to do this Friday 7/25/14, don’t forget to check out these Fun and Free Friday Events!

Walhburgers on Wheels Free Food Truck: Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 11am to 7pm at Faneuil Hall. Look for the Walhburgers on Wheels Food Truck parked at Faneuil Hall on Saturday for a free burger and tator tots!

Summer Arts Weekend: July 26-27, 2014 at Copley Square. Enjoy the weekend with great local and national acts in Copley Square. Free and open to the public.

Figment Boston: Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 11am to 11pm and Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 11am to 6pm in Dewey Square. Enjoy this annual celebration of art and culture. Free.

Cambridge Jazz Festival: Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 12-6pm at University Park Commons in Cambridge. Enjoy an afternoon of jazz from local and national musicians. Free.

Magic Family Film Festival: Saturday, July 26, 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 Hoodwinked Too!

Free Movie Nights at Christopher Columbus Park: Sunday, July 27, 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 My Neighbor Totoro!

Out of the Park Event: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 1:40pm at Boston Common. Cheer on the Red Sox on the big screen at Boston Common! Free.

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.

ICA: Saturday, July 26, 2014. The ICA is free for families (with children under 12) the last Saturday of every month, except December.

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.

Patriots Training Camp: Through July 27, 2014 at 9:15am each day with additional dates being added. Head down to Gillette Stadium this weekend to check out the 2014-2015 New England Patriots! Free and free parking.

Also, don’t forget to check out Free Fitness Classes & Events in Boston and Discounts for Water Country for some fun summer savings as well as 27 Free Things to Do in Boston this Summer.

Please let me know in the comments if I missed any fun and free events for this weekend! Hope you have a great weekend!


Free Friday Events in Boston for July 25, 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 events for this upcoming Friday!

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!


Entertainment Books 2 for $10 with Free Shipping!

Now through July 27, 2014, you can grab two entertainment Books for $10 with free shipping. This was pretty much the price I paid a month ago for one book, so this is a really great price! You can even get a book for your own town and another city you may be visiting soon.

Entertainment Books are a great way to save on local restaurants, attractions, retail shops, travel and much more. There is such a range of great deals in the book as well as access to online coupons as well.

For example, I was stalking watching hotel prices for a particular hotel on a particular date at various search engines and through the hotel directly. There was a special promo code in the book for the hotel’s chain and it was about $25 less per night than the amount I paid with another discount.

The savings from that hotel discount alone paid for the cost of my entertainment book. Entertainment Books can be a great value if you do travel, eat out, shop, etc. often. There are a lot of fast food and retail options in the book, I’ll usually keep it in my car for on the go savings.

For more information or to purchase a book (or two), please head here.


Free Patriots Training Camp 2014 at Gillette Stadium!

Pats Free Training Camp 2014

Patriots Training Camp is a great way to cheer on the Patriots and watch football at Gillette Stadium this summer for free.

The first practice open to the public will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 starting at 9:15 AM.

A very popular attraction at training camp is the Patriots Fan Zone with inflatables, skilled competitions, face painting and more, which is perfect for kids!

Both the Pats training camp and Fan Zone are free and open to the public with free parking at Gillette Stadium too.

The first training camp schedule dates open to the public are 7/24/14 through 7/27/14 at 9:15 AM each day; however, more dates will be added through the summer. As more dates and times get added through the summer, they will be uploaded to the Patriots Training Camp website.

For more information about Patriots Training Camp 2014, please head here.

Have you been to Patriots Training Camp before? Go Pats!


Money Saving Monday: Plan Ahead

Money Saving Tips

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

Planning Ahead is one of my favorite money saving tips and can be used and interrupted many different ways. By planning ahead you can save so much money because you are prepared for the upcoming expenses as well as have a game plan.

You also tend to overspend less because you foresee expenses and plan for them.

For example, I really need want a snow blower this winter. The best month to buy a snow blower is August since it’s not a popular item in the summer. I will pay a lot less for a snow blower in August than I would after the first snow storm by planning ahead.

There are many different “best times to buy list” and I recommend checking out to help you figure out when to buy certain items like this one and this one.

Also, planning ahead for big spending months (like December) can help your budget. Start brainstorming for gift ideas now and start making a holiday budget. Try planning ahead and buying items when they are at the lowest price to help overspending the week before Christmas.

Do you plan ahead your expenses? Have you already started Christmas shopping?

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


Free Wahlburgers Burger on Saturday, July 26, 2014!

Wahlburgers Food Truck Bosotn

On Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 11 AM to 7pm, the Wahlburgers on Wheels food truck is coming to Faneuil Hall to promote the upcoming season of A&E’s Wahlburgers TV show.

Stop by Faneuil Hall on 7/26/14 to receive a FREE Burger and Tator Tots from 11 AM to 7pm and look for the Wahlburgers on Wheels Food Truck!

Yum! Will you be getting a free burger and tator tots from Wahlburgers!



Free Shakespeare on the Common with Twelfth Night!

Shakespeare on the Common Twelfth Night

Starting on Wednesday July 23, 2014 to Sunday, August 10, 2014, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will present free performances of Twelfth Night.

Free Shakespeare on the Common is in its 19th year with free performances of Shakespeare’s famous plays.

Performances will begin at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common at 8 PM on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Sunday performances will be at 7 PM. A matinee is scheduled for Saturday, July 26th at 3 PM.

Shakespeare on the Common is free and open to the public. However, you can support Commonwealth Shakespeare Company by reserving a chair  or purchasing a picnic box at a performance if you are interested.

For more information about Shakespeare on the Common, please head here.

Have you been to Shakespeare on the Common before?

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