Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for March 25-26, 2017!

Free Weekend Events in BostonHere are some fun and inexpensive things to do for the last weekend in March in the Greater Boston area!

Oysterfest: Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Lansdowne Pub from 12-4pm. Head to the Lansdowne Pub for their annual Oysterfest with $1 Oysters and live music.

MIT Museum: Sunday, March 26, 2017. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of each month, September to June.

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

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

The Boston Flower Show is this weekend but tickets are $20. Unfortunately, the only discount or savings I’ve found is the after dark admission where you save $5 when you arrive after 5pm now until Saturday.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Budget-Friendly Events and Activities in Boston This Spring

Events in Boston This Spring

Happy Spring!

There are so many fun and inexpensive events and activities happening in the Boston area this Spring! Here’s a few things to look forward too in the next few months:

The Return of Boston Duck Boats: The Boston Duck Boats have returned and are giving free duck tours this week to Boston Residents! Also, head to the Boston discount attraction page for duck tour discounts or head to Goldstar to see if they have any!

Enjoy Spring Skiing: If you can’t leave winter behind yet, head to Waterville Valley on March 31, 2017 for $1 Lift Tickets!

Head to the Greenway: The Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove reopens March 31, 2017 with rides for $3 and the Greenway Food Truck Season Opening Day is April 3, 2017!

Baseball Season Begins: The Boston Red Sox return to Fenway Park on Monday, April 3, 2017. Tickets start at $10 (+ service fees) and the cheapest seats are bleacher seats for weekday springtime games. Read: Boston Red Sox Games on a Budget in Boston

Enjoy Free Cone Day: Get a free ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry’s for Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 12-8pm.

Explore the Cambridge Science Festival: Celebrate Science April 14-23, 2017 with the Cambridge Science Festival with many free events during this 10-day festival.

Check out a National Park for Free: National Park Week is coming this April 15-16 and 22-23, 2017 with free park days. Adams National Historic Park reopens April 18, 2017 in Quincy so enjoy free admission at the park that weekend for free!

Swan Boats Opening Day: The Swan Boats in Public Garden return for the season Saturday, April 15, 2017 and is affordable fun for the kids! Rides are $3.50 for adults and $2 for ages 2-15.

Celebrate Patriot’s Day with the Boston Marathon: The 121st Boston Marathon is Monday, April 17, 2017 from Hopkinton to Boylston Street in Boston and it’s free and fun to cheer on the runners! Free.

ArtWeek Boston Returns: Enjoy ArtWeek Boston, an award-winning creative festival in Boston from April 28-May 7, 2017. Price varies, but many events are free.

The Return of Open Markets and Farmers Market. Many open markets and farmer markets return this spring including SoWa Open Market which beigns on April 29, 2017.

The Japan Festival on Boston Common: Head to Boston Common on Sunday, April 30, 2017 for Japan Festival Boston for a free day of cultural fun.

The 34th Annual MayFair Celebration: Celebrate Spring with the Annual MayFair Celebration in Harvard Square on Sunday, May 7, 2017 with music, entertainment, crafts, food, and much more! Free.

Free Boston Calling Block Parties: Head to Dewey Square on Thursdays starting on May 11, 2017 for Free Boston Calling Block Parties every Thursday night. Free. 21+.

Explore The Boston Harbor Islands: The ferry to The Boston Harbor Islands (to select islands) returns on Saturday, May 13, 2017 and George’s Island and Spectacle Island are great islands to Explore! Keep an eye out for a free ferry day or head to your local library for a 2-for-1 weekday pass.

Spend the afternoon at the Arnold Arboretum: Spend a beautiful day at the Arnold Arboretum or head there on Mother’s day on May 14, 2017 for Lilac Sunday! Free.

Take a Stroll in Boston Common: Relax on Boston Common this spring or take the kids to the carousel for $3 rides, which reopens this April.

See the Tall Ships: The Tall Ships make their return to Boston starting on June 17, 2017 with free events to see and board the ships. There are also cruises and other events happening around the city at a cost and Goldstar Boston has discount tickets for a few already up!

There’s so much happening this Spring in the Greater Boston area and there’s so much more to come!

What are your favorite events and activities happening this Spring in the Boston area? What did I miss?

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Free Boston Duck Tours for Boston Residents This Week

Boston Duck Tour Discount Tickets

The Boston Duck Tours are open for the season starting today!

According to Boston.com, Boston Duck Tours are giving away FREE duck boat rides to Boston residents from Today, Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017 for select tours to celebrate their return.

The 9am, 9:30am, and 10:00am tours departing from the Museum of Science and Prudential Center this week are free on a first-come, first-serve basis at the ticket booth. The ticket booth opens at 8:30am.

You must bring valid ID for proof of Boston residency.

For more information regarding FREE Duck Tour tickets this week, please head here.

Have you been on a Boston Duck Tour before? Are you going this week?

For more discounts and deals for the Boston Duck Tours and more fun things to do, please check out the Boston Discount Attractions page.

Free Event at the Prudential Center with #ShopPru

ShopPru Free Event in Boston

Head to the Prudential Center on Thursday, March 23, 2017 between 5-8pm for #ShopPru!

#ShopPru is a spring shopping event where guests can preview spring fashion trends, enjoy shopping discounts, and indulge in sips and snacks!

Here are a few highlights of #ShopPru on Thursday:

  • Spring fashion previews from Hammer Made (opening Spring 2017), LOFT, Oakley and Pandora
  • Snacks provided by 5 Napkin Burger and Sugarfina
  • Cocktails provided by Wanderlush
  • Discounts from LOFT, L’Occitane, LovePop, Pandora, Sugarfina, Under Armour
  • Music by Plus One Productions

#ShopPru is free and open to the public and the first 100 guests to arrive will also receive a #ShopPru swag bag filled with free goodies!

For more information about #ShopPru, please head here.

Will you be attending this fun and free event at the Prudential Center on Thursday?

 

Free Parking Today in Boston for Evacuation Day!

Free Parking in BostonHappy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Evacuation Day!

Just a heads up! Parking meters are FREE in Boston TODAY for Evacuation Day on Friday, March 17, 2017. However, all other parking restrictions remain in effect.

This also does not include surrounding neighborhoods like Somerville, etc. so please make sure you pay your meters everywhere else because free parking is only in Boston.

For more information, please head here.

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for March 18-19, 2017!

Free Weekend Events in Boston

Here are some fun and inexpensive things to do in the Boston area this weekend in Boston!

South Boston St. Patrick’s Day: Sunday, March 19, 2017 in South Boston at 1pm. Enjoy this annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in South Boston.

Taste of Iceland: March 16-20, 2017 at various locations around Boston. Get a taste of Iceland during this 5-day festival featuring some free and fun events!

Sail Boston Preview: March 15-20, 2017 at Fan Pier in the Seaport District. Sail Boston will be hosting Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc which will be available for free public boarding this weekend from 10-9pm.

Spring Flea: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Arts at the Armory in Somerville. The Somerville Flea moves indoors for a weekend of unique shopping and more!

Boston Bridal Bash: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Hyatt Regency Boston. Getting married soon? Get some wedding ideas and meet with potential vendors! Tickets are $15, but discounted tickets are available through Goldstar Boston (affiliate link).

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

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

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Taste of Iceland Returns to Boston

Taste of Iceland in BostonGet a Taste of Iceland in Boston from March 16-20, 2017 with the return of this annual festival highlighting the best of Icelandic culture, cuisine, and more.

Not all events during the 5-day festival are free, but many are!

There’s a free Reykjavik Calling concert on Saturday night at the Middle East, Free Short Film Festival on Sunday at the Brattle Theatre, and many more fun events!

For more information about Taste of Iceland and to view the complete list of events, please head here.

Will you be attending Taste of Iceland? Have you been to Iceland before?

2017 Pi Day Deals and Specials in Boston

pi day specials boston

Celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in the Greater Boston area with some delicious pie deals and specials!

Here is where you can celebrate Pi Day tomorrow in Boston:

Blaze Pizza: Blaza Pizza is celebrating Pi Day with Pizza Pie for $3.14! Limit one person, in-restaurant only.

Petsi Pies: Stop by the Somerville bakery beginning at 1:59pm on 3.17 to recite as many number of pi you can to receive free pie! 10 digits of pi will get you a free cutie and 100 digits will get a gift card for a free pie!

Boston Market: Free Chicken Pot Pie with any individual meal and drink purchase with this printable coupon.

The Charles Hotel: Book on a hotel stay from March 14-April 30, 2017 and receive a 31.4% discount on the best available rate when you book on 3.14 from 9-5pm in honor of Pi Day!

You may want to keep an eye out on social media to see if there’s any changes or cancellations with these promotions tomorrow thanks to the upcoming snow storm, so things may change a little.

Do you know of any delicious Pi Day celebrations that I may have missed?