Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 12-13, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! There are so many fun things to do this Mother’s Day weekend in the Boston area.

If you are looking for some fun things to do with Mom on Sunday, here’s a list where Mom Gets in Free in the Boston area on Sunday.

Here’s the cheap weekend fun:

Lilac Sunday: Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 10-3pm at Arnold Arboretum. Head to the Arnold Arboretum for tours of the lilacs and other collections, family activities, food vendors, and more!

Somerville PorchFest: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12-6PM. Enjoy free live music in Somerville on the porches of your neighbors!

Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12-4PM at Brookline High School Quad. Enjoy live music, entertainment, food and more for this annual festival. $5 for students, $10-20 for families.

Kids FunFest: May 12-13, 2018 in Newton City Hall Grounds. Enjoy this fair with fun activities for kids with dance troupes, amusement rides, craft vendors, and more.

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!

Where Mom Gets in Free on Mother’s Day in Boston

Mother's Day Offers in BostonMother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13, 2018 and Mom can get a few perks on her big day from local establishments.

Here are a few offers in the Greater Boston area where mom can get in free on Sunday:

Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge): Free admission for Mom on Mother’s Day!

Franklin Park Zoo (Boston): Free admission for all Mother’s on Sunday!

Stone Zoo (Stoneham): Free admission for all Mother’s on Sunday!

Southwick Zoo (Mendon): Half price admission for Moms on Mother’s Day weekend!

Heritage Museum & Gardens (Sandwich): Free admission for Mom on Sunday

Canobie Lake Park (New Hampshire): Free admission and free lunch for Mom with a paid child’s admission on Mother’s Day

Davis Farmland (Sterling): Bring your mom for free on Mother’s Day and Moms get a free massage too!

Moms can also eat free on Sunday at The Kinsale and Asgard if you are looking to take mom out to eat on Mother’s Day!

If I missed any great Mother’s Day offers or freebies, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will try to add them! Thanks!

Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and Happy Mother’s Day to all those awesome moms out there!

Kids Eat Free at 99 Restaurants When The Red Sox Win

99 Restaurants Kids Eat Free

Did you know that Kids Eat Free when the Boston Red Sox win? Yep!

Head into a local 99 Restaurant the day after a Red Sox win and kids eat free with an adult entrée purchase, available for kids 10 and under.

For more information about Kids Eat Free at 99 Restaurants, please head here.

Hopefully the kids will eat free a lot this summer at 99!

If you are looking to attend a game at Fenway Park with the kids, don’t forget to sign up for Red Sox Kid Nation or to read my tips for Red Sox Games on a Budget!  Enjoy!

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 5-6, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s so many fun and inexpensive things to do this weekend in the Boston area! Here’s a few ideas of some cheap weekend fun:

The 35th Annual MayFair: Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Harvard Square from 12-6pm. Enjoy this annual springtime tradition featuring live music, dance troupes, food, crafts, and much more! Free.

The Lawn on D Cinco de Mayo Celebration: May 4-5, 2018. The Lawn on D officially opens for the season and is celebrating Cinco de Mayo this weekend with live music, food samples, games, and more!

Wake up the Earth Festival and Parade: Saturday, May 5, 2018. Head to Jamaica Plain for this family-friendly festival and parade.

Brookline Reservoir Family Fishing Festival: Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 9-12PM at Brookline Reservoir. Learn to fish at this family-friendly event. $7 per family.

Belkin Lookout Farm Open House: May 5-6, 2018 at Belkin Lookout Farm in Natick. Head west for this open house with free admission this weekend! Ride the train through the orchard, visit farm animals and enjoy more family-friendly activities.

Taza Chocolate Cinco de Mayo Block Party: Saturday, May 6, 2018 from 12-5pm. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Taza Chocolate in Somerville with live music, crafts for kids, food trucks, and more!

SoWa Art Walk: May 5-6, 2018. Meet artists in their local environment with over 150 participants. Also, don’t forget to check out the SoWa Open Market this weekend as well!

ArtWeek Boston: April 27-May 6, 2018. Enjoy this award-winning creative festival in Boston with many free events and hands-on activities.

Somerville Open Studios: May 5-6, 2018. Head to Somerville this weekend where many local artists are opening their doors to their studios for free!

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!

Free Pretzels for National Pretzel Day on April 26, 2018!

National Pretzel Day Boston

Thursday, April 26, 2018 is National Pretzel Day and you can celebrate with some delicious deals!

Pretzelmaker is offering customers a free original soft pretzel on National Pretzel Day on April 26, 2018 but there is a little twist! You must follow Pretzelmaker on Facebook or Instagram to score the free pretzel and you must show proof on your phone at the register!

For more information or to find a participating Pretzelmaker location in the Boston area, please head here.

Auntie Anne’s is offering buy any pretzel and get a classic pretzel free for My Pretzel Perks members, and the deal will appear in the rewards section of the app. The offer is valid until April 29, 2018 so don’t worry if you can’t make it on National Pretzel Day!

For more information about Auntie Anne’s pretzel day offer, please head here.

Will you be celebrating National Pretzel Day on Thursday?

 

 

Half Off Mass Audubon Family Memberships

Mass Audubon

From now until June 30, 2018, Mass Audubon memberships are up to half off and includes many great benefits including free admission to many Massachusetts wildlife sanctuaries as well as other benefits.

A family membership is only $32 a year and includes two adults living in the same household and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18.

This is such a great deal if you plan to explore Mass Audubon properties this year, especially Drumlin Farms in Lincoln. Admission to Drumlin Farms is $9 for adults and $6 for kids, so for a family of four it would be $30 for one visit.

A membership is a great way to go for a family, especially if you plan to visit Drumlin Farms more than once and/or explore more Mass Audubon properties like the Blue Hills Trailside Museum.

We got this membership last year when we went to Drumlin Farms for this reason during their half off sale as it quickly pays for itself! Drumlin Farms is super cute to bring little ones to as well if you are looking for some day trips outside the city, and don’t forget to pack a picnic!

For more information or to purchase a membership for Mass Audubon, please head here.

Budget-Friendly Activities During April Vacation Week

April Vacation Week in Boston

Next week is April Vacation in Massachusetts and there’s a lot of budget-friendly activities to take advantage of. Hopefully the weather will (finally) be nice for a lot of outside fun as well!

Here’s a few ideas of things to do in Boston and Beyond during April Vacation Week if you or your kids have the week off:

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Don’t forget to check out Goldstar Boston for discount tickets and inexpensive events in the Boston area!

Let me know if I missed at fun or free events next week during April Vacation week!

Entertainment Books for $10.40 + Free Shipping For A Limited Time!


Entertainment.com

If you love coupons and/or savings at local restaurants, attractions, retailers, and more you’ll love The Entertainment Book!

The Greater Boston Entertainment  Book is on sale for $10.40 with free shipping and includes hundreds of coupons from local and national companies!

The ICA, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Odyssey Cruises, Old South Meeting House, Edaville Railroad, and more are just a few local attractions included in the book!

The book usually pays for itself with just one or two coupons. For example, the coupon for the Isabella Stewart Museum is Buy 1, Get 1 and admission is $15, so the book would pay for itself with just one use!

There are also a lot of coupons for large national retailers as well so it’s a helpful book to throw in your bag or car and look at before making a purchase.

All Entertainment Books are $10.40 + Free Shipping and the price is valid through 4/18/18 at 9AM, EST.

The majority of coupons in the book expire December 30, 2018, so the price of the book may drop $1-2 in the future but you will have less time to take advantage of the deals.

For more information or to purchase a 2018 Entertainment Book, please head here.

Don’t forget to check out the Boston Discount Attraction page as I list a break down a few coupons for local Boston museums and attractions!

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