Cheap Things to Do This Week in Boston for June 26-30, 2017!

Free Things to Do in Boston This Week

There’s so many fun and free events in Boston during the summer and there’s a new weekly roundup to share all the fun things to do this summer!

Please keep in mind that info can change, weather can damper events, and I can make mistakes, so please so your due diligence and check event info before heading out. Thanks!

Here are some cheap things to do this week in Boston for June 26-30, 2017:

Monday Events

Free Fitness Classes:
P.O. Fitness: Free Vinyasa Yoga at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 5:30-6:30PM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 6PM and 7PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Zumba Class at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Gertrude Howes in Roxbury at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Salsa Dancing at Blackstone Square in the South End  at 6PM
MSL Pilates Bootcamp: Free MSL Pilates Bootcamp at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the North End at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at McGann Playground in Hyde Park at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hill in Dorchester at 6:30PM

Tuesday Events

Free Fun:
Summertime at the Street: Free kid-friendly fun at the Street in Chestnut Hill on Tuesdays at 3PM, RSVP encouraged but not required
Free Stand Up Comedy @ Sunset Grill: Head to Sunset Grill in Allston for a free stand up show at 9PM! Reserve your free ticket.

Free Music:
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square every Tuesday from 12-2pm
Berklee at the Prudential Center: Free music every Tuesday at the Prudential Center South Garden from 12-1:30pm
Pop Soul Tuesdays: Free live (pop soul) music every Tuesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm

Free Fitness Classes:
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston at 6:30AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Tai Chi at Adams Park in Roslindale at 7AM
P.O. Fitness: Free Pilates Barre at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Chair Yoga at Symphony Park in the Fenway at 10AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
P.O. Fitness: Free Kick It with Emily at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 5:30-6:30PM
BollyX Fitness: Free Bollywood workout at Faneuil Hall South Market from 6-7PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Zumba at Gertrude Howes in Roxbury at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Franklin Square in the South End at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free GetFit: Full Body Fusion at Elmherst Park in Dorchester at 6:30PM
Summertime at the Street: Free Kick It by Eliza! class at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 7PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Wednesday Events

Free Fun:
The Museum of Fine Arts: Free on Wednesdays after 4pm (suggested donation of $25)

Free Music:
Rat Pack Wednesdays: Free live (rat pack) music every Wednesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Wednesday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 6-7pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall if needed)

Free Fitness:
P.O. Fitness: Free Yoga Bootcamp at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On The MOVE! (For Kids) at Thomas M. Menino Park in Charlestown at 10AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 12PM and 7PM
FIT on the Garden: Free Fitness Class on South Garden at the Prudential Center at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Family Zumba at LoPresti Park in East Boston at 6PM
Fabulously Fit with Katie: Free fitness class at Faneuil Hall South Market from 6-7PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hall in Dorchester at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Brighton Square in Brighton at 6:30PM

Thursday Events

Free Fun:
2017 Frog Pond Spray Pool Opening Day: The Spray Pool at Boston Common Frog Pond opens for the season with a special celebration from 11-1PM
Red Sox Showcase: Head to Faneuil Hall from 10-3PM for the Red Sox Showcase truck with a batting cage, pitching stations, and more!
The Institute of Contempory Art: Free Admission on Thursday nights from 5-9pm
Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA): Free on Thursdays from 5-9pm

Free Outdoor Movies:
Revere Beach Movie Night (Revere, MA): Free movie screening of Nine Lives at dusk at Kelly’s Roast Beef
Movie by the Lake (Wakefield, MA): Free movie screening of Ghostbusters (1984) at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield at dusk
Family Movie Night (Braintree, MA): Free movie screening of Secret Life of Pets at French’s Common in Braintree

Free Music:
Berklee at the Prudential Center: Free music every Thursday at the Prudential Center South Garden from 12-1:30pm
Waterfront Plaza Lunch Sessions: Enjoy free music at Waterfront Plaza on Thursdays at 12pm.
Free Boston Calling Block Party: Free live music, bar and more on Thursdays from 5-8pm at Dewey Square Park
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square every Thursday from 12-2pm
Blues Barge Thursdays: Free live (blues) music every Thursday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Summer Concerts at Kendall Square: Free music at lunchtime at Kendall Square starting at 12pm
Berklee After Five: Free music every Thursday at 5pm at Kendall Center
Summertime at the Street
: Free Acoustic Evenings at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 6PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Free Fitness:
P.O. Fitness: Free Vinyasa Yoga at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On the MOVE! (For Kids) at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Almont Park in Mattapan at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Tai Chi at Symphony Park in the Fenway at 10AM (class ends 7/27)
P.O. Fitness: Free Bootcamp at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 5:30-6:30PM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Boston Common Frog Pond at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Mothers Rest @ Four Corners in Dorchester at 6PM

Friday Events

Free Fun Fridays:
(Free admission all day to the following attractions for Free Fun Fridays, open to everyone)
Boston Children’s Museum, Boston
MIT Museum, Cambridge
Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge
Springfield Museums, Springfield
EcoTarium, Worcester
Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester
New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford
The Gardens at Elm Bank,Wellesley

Free Fun:
Boston Harborfest: Celebrate the country’s largest Fourth of July Festival with some free and fun activities from June 30-July 4, 2017!
City Dance Party: Head to Cambridge for an annual City Dance Party from 7-11PM
Boston Children’s Museum: $1 admission (almost free!) from 5-9pm every Friday night thanks to Target!
Free Friday Night Fun (Acton, MA): Head to The Discovery Museum in Acton for free admission from 4:30-8PM this summer

Free Outdoor Movies:
Movies by the Moonlight: Free outdoor movie screening of Notting Hill at the Boston Harbor Hotel at dusk
Jaws on D: Free movie screening of Jaws at The Lawn on D at 8:30PM, fun starts at 5PM

Free Music:
Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Friday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 12:30-1:30pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall)
Lunch Break on D: Free music from 12-2PM on The Lawn on D for most Friday lunch breaks.

Free Fitness:
P.O. Fitness: Free Pilates Barre at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Yoga in the Seaport District at 12PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Bootcamp at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6:30AM

Discount Tickets This Week

There are a lot of discount tickets in Boston available through our friends at Goldstar Boston. Goldstar is free to use– they may just ask for your e-mail to send you an occasional e-mail for events. I am an affiliate partner and may receive a little thank you for sending people their way– please read my disclosure policy if you have any questions.

Codzilla: Go on a high speed boat tour of Boston Harbor with discount tickets starting at $18.75 + service fees through Goldstar, must reserve in advance
Broadway in Boston presents Wicked: Enjoy the Broadway Sensation Wicked at the Boston Opera House for select dates this summer with discount tickets starting at $47.05.
Provincetown Fast Ferry: Head to Cape Cod for the day or longer with a 90-minute ferry to Provincetown. Discount tickets start at $48.75 + service fees for select weekday cruises.
Boston to Salem Ferry: Take a fast ferry to Salem, MA for the day with discount tickets starting at $26.25.
Boston Duck Tour Tickets: Take a late duck tour from both land and water with discount tickets starting at $28.32, reserve in advance.
Water Country USA: Cool off this Summer at Water Country USA in Portstmouth, NH with discount tickets starting at $31.99
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston: Stay indoors and bring the kids to LEGOLAND with discount tickets starting at $16.25 + More Ways to Save on Tickets
ImprovBoston Mainstage Thursdays: Laugh every Thursday night with ImprovBoston in Cambridge with Discount Tickets starting at $9
Blue Man Group: See the Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse with discount tickets starting at $54.17 for select dates and times

Please let me know if I missed any free and fun events in Boston this week in the comments below. Thanks!

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Free Things to Do for Summer 2017 in Boston

Boston Summer 2017 Free Things to DoThere are so many FREE things to do in Boston, especially during the summer!

Here are a few things to add to your summer bucket list that are completely FREE:

1. Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays with free attractions across Massachusetts every Friday this summer! Fridays from June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017.

2. Free Outdoor Movies in Boston with Free Friday Flicks at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade on Friday nights this summer starting at dusk. Fridays from June 23, 2017 to August 26, 2017 with some exceptions.

3. Magic Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center Courtyard on Saturday nights at dusk this summer. Saturday nights from July 1, 2017 to August 26, 2017.

4. Free Movie Nights at Christopher Columbus Park on Sunday nights this summer. Sunday nights from July 16, 2017 to August 27, 2017.

5. Head to Assembly Row in Somerville for Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series on Saturdays at dusk this summer. July 8, 2017 to August 26, 2017.

6. Mayor Walsh’s Free Movie Nights in various Boston Neighborhoods on various nights. August 7, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

7. Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Series with free music on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights this summer and free moonlight movies on Friday nights this summer. June 8, 2017 to September 8, 2017.

8. Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Every Thursday night until September 14, 2017.

9. Berklee’s Summer in the City Series with over 200 free music performances all over the city. Now through end of September, 2017.

10. Boston Public Library’s Free Concerts in the Courtyard with free music every Wednesday night at 6pm and Friday afternoon at 12:30pm. Rain location: Rabb Hall if needed. FiNow through August, 2017.

11. Midday Music at Post Office Square with free music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm. Now through August 31, 2017.

12. Free Summer Concert Series Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm. (Reminder: ICA admission is also free on Thursday nights). Thursday nights from July 6-August 31, 2017.

13. Free Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm. Wednesday evenings from July 19, 2017 to August 23, 2017.

14. Free Summer Concerts on the Greenway with free music at 5pm on Friday nights at the Greenway’s North End Park. July 7, 2017 to September 8, 2017.

15. Free Concert Series sponsored by the city of Boston throughout the summer + many more free concert series this summer! Ongoing.

16. So many Free Fitness Classes and Events in the Greater Boston Area this summer. Dates vary.

17. Free fitness classes, live music, children activities and more at Summertime at the Street in Chestnut Hill. Now to October 1, 2017.

18. Celebrate with one the largest Patriotic celebration in the nation with Boston Harborfest! June 30-July 4, 2017.

19. Cheer on the Patriots at Gillette Stadium for Patriots Training Camp for free for select dates this summer. (More info to come!)

20. Head to Boston Common for Shakespeare on the Common with Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare. July 19-August 6, 2017!

21. Free fitness, outdoor movies, music, and open lawn time available at The Lawn on D. All summer long.

22. Check out a North End Feast this summer. Dates vary, but most weekends in August and more.

23. Kids Bowl Free all summer at over 20 participating bowling alleys across Massachusetts.

24. Active Military can receive free museum entry until Labor Day from Blue Star Museums from many attractions across Massachusetts and more. Through Labor Day.

25. Free Museums and discount attractions with your Boston Library Card with advanced reservation.

26. Free Admission at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for Neighborhood Nights. Thursdays nights from 5-9pm on July 13, July 27, and August 10, 2017.

Please let me know if I missed any of your favorite free summer events in Boston!

Make sure to check the blog all summer long since there’s a lot more fun and free summer events in Boston this summer, including a new weekly series of Cheap Things to Do this Week!

What is your favorite free event in Boston this summer? Is your favorite Boston activity on the list?

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Cheap Things to Do This Week in Boston for June 19-23, 2017!

Free Things to Do in Boston This WeekI’m introducing a new weekly post for the summer– Cheap Things to Do This Week. The post will highlight all the fun and (almost) free things to do during the week in Boston– hopefully I don’t miss too many events because there’s a lot of them this summer.

I’ve been wanting to do this series for awhile now but it’s always been intimidating since there’s SO many fun things to do in a week! However, I figured what better way to experiment with something new than a month or two before having another baby, right ;)

As we get deep into summer, this post may be more of a template of all the great reoccurring and weekly events, and may change a little bit.

Please make sure to do your due-diligence to make sure an event is happening before heading out– especially if the weather is dicey.

Here are some (mostly) free events this week in Boston for June 19-23, 2017:

Monday Events

Free Fun:

Sail Boston 2017: See and tour the Tall Ships this week in Boston

Free Fitness Classes:

Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 6PM and 7PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Zumba Class at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Gertrude Howes in Roxbury at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Salsa Dancing at Blackstone Square in the South End  at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at McGann Playground in Hyde Park at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hill in Dorchester at 6:30PM

Tuesday Events

Free Fun:

Sail Boston 2017: See and tour the Tall Ships this week in Boston
Summertime at the Street: Free kid-friendly fun at the Street in Chestnut Hill on Tuesdays at 3PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Free Music:

Berklee at the Prudential Center: Free music every Tuesday at the Prudential Center South Garden from 12-1:30pm
Pop Soul Tuesdays: Free live (pop soul) music every Tuesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square every Tuesday from 12-2pm

Free Fitness Classes:

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston at 6:30AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Tai Chi at Adams Park in Roslindale at 7AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Chair Yoga at Symphony Park in the Fenway at 10AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Zumba at Gertrude Howes in Roxbury at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Franklin Square in the South End at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free GetFit: Full Body Fusion at Elmherst Park in Dorchester at 6:30PM
Summertime at the Street: Free Kick It by Eliza! class at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 7PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Wednesday Events

Free Fun:

Sail Boston 2017: See and tour the Tall Ships this week in Boston
Summer Solstice Celebration 2017: Enjoy this annual Summer Solstice Celebration in Cambridge from 5-9pm with free admission to with free evening admission to the Collection of Historical Scientific InstrumentsHarvard Semitic MuseumPeabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and Harvard Museum of Natural History as well as circus performers, music, food trucks, and more!
Summer Soulstice: Enjoy this South End block party with free music, treats, and more at Blackstone Square from 5:30-9PM
The Museum of Fine Arts: Free on Wednesdays after 4pm (suggested donation of $25)

Free Music:

Make Music Day: Live free performances all around the city today from 9am to 9pm at various venues!
Rat Pack Wednesdays: Free live (rat pack) music every Wednesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm

Free Fitness:

Summertime at the Street: Free Summer Body Blast w/ Healthworks at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 10AM, RSVP encouraged but not required (select dates)
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On The MOVE! (For Kids) at Thomas M. Menino Park in Charlestown at 10AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 12PM and 7PM
BollyX Fitness: Free Bollywood workout at Faneuil Hall South Market at 6PM
FIT on the Garden: Free Fitness Class on South Garden at the Prudential Center at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Family Zumba at LoPresti Park in East Boston at 6PM
Assembly Row Summer Solstice Yoga: Free yoga at Assembly Row at 6PM and 7PM for special yoga sessions
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hall in Dorchester at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Brighton Square in Brighton at 6:30PM
Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Wednesday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 6-7pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall if needed)

Thursday Events

Free Fun:

Sail Boston 2017: The Tall Ships depart
#ShopPru Summer: Free event at the Prudential Center with shopping discounts, food, and fun from 5-8pm
The Institute of Contempory Art: Free Admission on Thursday nights from 5-9pm

Free Music:

Berklee at the Prudential Center: Free music every Thursday at the Prudential Center South Garden from 12-1:30pm
Free Boston Calling Block Party: Free live music, bar and more on Thursdays from 5-8pm at Dewey Square Park
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square every Thursday from 12-2pm
Blues Barge Thursdays: Free live (blues) music every Thursday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Summer Concerts at Kendall Square: Free music at lunchtime at Kendall Square starting at 12pm
Berklee After Five: Free music every Thursday at 5pm at Kendall Center
Live Music Thursdays: Free live music at Assembly Row from 5-8pm
Summetime at the Street: Free Acoustic Evenings at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 6PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Free Fitness:

Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On the MOVE! (For Kids) at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Almont Park in Mattapan at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Tai Chi at Symphony Park in the Fenway at 10AM
POUND Fitness: Free cardio jam session at Faneuil Hall South Market from 5:45PM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Boston Common Frog Pond at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Mothers Rest @ Four Corners in Dorchester at 6PM

Friday Events

Free Fun Fridays:
(Free admission all day to the following attractions for Free Fun Fridays, open to everyone)
Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Boston
Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston
The Sports Museum, Boston
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
The Discovery Museums, Acton

Free Fun:

Donna Summer Roller Disco Party: Free roller skating rink, music, and more from 6-10pm at City Hall Plaza
Boston Children’s Museum: $1 admission (almost free!) from 5-9pm every Friday night thanks to Target!

Free Outdoor Movies:
Free Friday Flicks: Free outdoor movie screening at the DCR Hatch Shell at dusk, fun starts at 6PM
Movies by the Moonlight: Free outdoor movie screening at the Boston Harbor Hotel at dusk

Free Music:

Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Friday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 12:30-1:30pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall)

Free Fitness:

Seaport Sweat: Free Yoga in the Seaport District at 12PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Bootcamp at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6:30AM

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any awesome free events this week or made any errors. Thanks! Have a great week!

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Whale Watching Discounts in Boston for 2017!

Whale Watch Discounts Boston MA

Are you looking to go on a whale watch tour this summer in Massachusetts but don’t want to pay full-price?

There are so many ways to save on tickets for Whale Watching in Boston and Massachusetts!

Keep in mind there’s only one whale watch tour directly out of Boston and that is the New England Aquarium Whale Watch from Boston Harbor Cruises. However, there are a lot of different options from North Shore and South Shore towns in Massachusetts as well!

Here are discounts and deals for Whale Watching tours in Massachusetts to help save money:

Some links may include affiliate links which means I receive a small percentage if you make a purchase through an affiliated link. Please see my disclosure policy if you have any questions. Thanks for supporting this local blog!

New England Aquarium Whale Watch, Boston:

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watching, Gloucester:

  • Discount tickets available via LivingSocial daily deal, terms and conditions may apply
  • Discount tickets available via Groupon daily deal, terms and conditions may apply
  • Children under 3 are free
  • Save $5 off adult admission with printable coupon
  • Discount available with military, AAA, or AARP card

7 Seas Whale Watch, Gloucester:

  • Discount tickets available for a limited time with this Groupon Daily Deal, terms and conditions may apply
  • Children under 3 are free
  • $5 discount for students, military, and AAA members
  • Lowest price guarantee: will match any competitors ticket pricing (with the exception of a paid Groupon)

Cape Ann Whale Watch, Gloucester:

  • Discount tickets available for a limited time with this Groupon Daily Deal, terms and conditions may apply
  • Children 3 and under are free
  • $5 discount for members of AAA, CAA, AARP
  • $5 discount for military members and college students

Newburyport Whale Watch, Newburyport:

  • Discount tickets available for a limited time with this Groupon Daily Deal, terms and conditions may apply
  • Children under 3 are free
  • Family special: 2 adults and 2 children is $125
  • $3 off admission with AAA discount, MTA card, or with military discount

Captain John Boats, Plymouth:

  • Discount tickets available for a limited time with this Groupon Daily Deal, terms and conditions may apply
  • Children 3 and under are free
  • Active military are free with ID

Did I miss any of your favorite whale watching tour discounts in Massachusetts? Will you be going on a whale watch soon?

Free Outdoor Movie Series in Boston

Free Outdoor Movie Screenings in Boston 2017

There are so many free outdoor movie screenings this summer in and around Boston to take advantage of! This is a great way to catch a great movie outside for free! Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket for some extra comfort!

Here are the FREE Outdoor Movie Series for Summer 2017 in the Greater Boston area:

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Movies by the Moonlight

Boston Harbor Hotel has a free movies series every Friday night from June 9, 2017 to September 8, 2017 this summer outside starting at dusk.

  • June 9: On Golden Pond
  • June 16: No Movie – Live Music!
  • June 23: Moonstruck
  • June 30: Notting Hill
  • July 7: Captain America
  • July 14: The Notebook
  • July 21: Cheaper by the Dozen
  • July 28: The Little Mermaid
  • August 4: Tootsie
  • August 11: Casablanca
  • August 18: The Jungle Book 2016
  • August 25: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • September 1: Fever Pitch
  • September 8: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

To view the complete schedule or for more information, please head here.

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation host this annual outdoor movie series. Free Friday Flicks are Fridays this summer at the DCR Hatch Shell starting June 23, 2017 to August 25, 2017. Movies start at dusk but the fun kicks off at 6PM.

  • June 23: The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 14: Sing
  • July 21: The Jungle Book (Live)
  • July 28: Finding Dory
  • August 4: Moana
  • August 11: The Lego Batman Movie
  • August 18: Dr. Strange
  • August 25: Star Wars: Rouge One

For more information about Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell, please head here.

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival takes place every Saturday night from July 1, 2017 to August 26, 2017 at the Prudential Center’s South Garden. Free outdoor movies start at dusk, but entertainment, children activities, and more start at 6PM. The rain date for all films are the following Tuesday if needed.

  • July 1: Annie (1982)
  • July 8: The Jungle Book (Live Action)
  • July 15: The BFG
  • July 22: Pete’s Dragon (Live Action)
  • July 29: Finding Dory
  • August 5: Moana
  • August 12: The Little Mermaid
  • August 19: Beauty and the Beast (Live Action)
  • August 26: The Secret Life of Pets

For more information about the free Family Film Festival, please head here.

Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series

Enjoy a free movie under the stars at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville on Saturdays from July 8, 2017 to August 26, 2017 starting at dusk.

  • July 8: Secret Life of Pets
  • July 15: Sing
  • July 22: The Jungle Book (Live)
  • July 29: Finding Dory
  • August 5: Moana
  • August 12: The Lego Batman Movie
  • August 19: Dr. Strange
  • August 26: Star Wars: Rouge One

For more information about free movie nights at Assembly Row in Somerville, please head here.

Sunday Night Movie Night at Christopher Columbus Park

Enjoy a free movie night on the lawn at Christopher Columbus Park every Sunday night from July 16, 2017 to August 27, 2017. The free outdoor event occurs from 6:30-9:30PM with the movie starting at dusk.

  • July 16: Moonstruck
  • July 23: Despicable Me 2
  • July 30: Women in Gold
  • August 6: Florence Foster Jenkins
  • August 13: ET
  • August 20: Hoosiers
  • August 27: Hair Spray

For more information about Sunday Night Movie night, please head here.

Mayor Walsh’s Movie Nights

Mayor Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Northeastern University are bringing free movies to Boston neighborhoods on select dates this August. All movies start at dusk.

  • August 7: Wall-E, Hunt/Almont Park in Mattapan
  • August 9: Sing, Fallon Field in Roslindale
  • August 10: Shaun the Sheep, Town Field in Dorchester
  • August 14: Storks, Doherty Playground in Charlestown
  • August 17: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Savin Hill Park in Dorchester
  • August 21: Zootopia, East Boston Stadium in East Boston
  • August 24: Finding Dory, Hynes Playground in West Roxbury
  • August 28: Pets, Ringer Playground in Allston
  • August 29: Moana, Ramsay Park in Roxbury
  • August 31: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Iacono Park in Hyde Park

For more information about Mayor Walsh’s free movie nights, please head here.

Films by the Gate

Celebrate Asians and Asian Americans in film by watching classic kung fu films and other Asian films this summer at the Gate in Chinatown. This free film festival is August 25-27, 2017 at the gate in Chinatown.

Film schedule is TBD. For more up-to-date information about free Films by the Gate, please head here.

Classics on the Common

Head to Boston Common near Frog Pond in September for two free movie nights on Fridays at dusk.

  • September 8: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • September 15: Top Gun

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

Jaws on D

Narragansett presents a free movie screening of Jaws on The Lawn on D from 8:30PM to 10PM with activities starting at 5PM.

  • June 30*: Jaws

For  more information about Jaws on D, please head here.

*NOTE: I noticed that Narragansett is promoting the movie for June 24th but in the Lawn on D calendar it says Friday, June 30, 2017 and other publications, so I’m not sure if the movie got moved to next week or not, so use caution with this one before you head out.

Revere Beach Movie Nights

Free Theatre Thursdays with a free outdoor movie screening on the beach at dusk (with activities from 6-8PM) at either Kelly’s Roast Beef or William G. Reinstein Bandstand in Revere. All Thursday night movies will have a rain date of Friday night. There are also two free Saturday Date Night movies that start at dusk as well.

  • June 29: Nine Lives at Kelly’s Roast Beef
  • July 8: Jaws (Saturday Date Night Movie)
  • July 13: Secret Life of Pets at Kelly’s Roast Beef
  • July 20: Finding Dory at William G. Reinstein Bandstand
  • July 27: The Jungle Book at Kelly’s Roast Beef
  • August 3: Wreck-It Ralph at Kelly’s Roast Beef
  • August 10: Little Giants at William G. Reinstein Bandstand
  • August 19: Grease (Saturday Date Night Movie)

For more information about free movie nights at Revere Beach on Thursday nights, please head here and head here for more information about Saturday Date Night movies.

Movies by the Lake

Wakefield Community Access TV is sponsoring free movies by the Lake this summer in Wakefield, MA. Free outdoor movies will take place at Lake Quannapowitt by the Bandstand at nightfall.

  • June 29: Ghostbusters (1984 version)
  • July 13: The Sandlot
  • July 27: Jurassic Park
  • August 10: Monsters, Inc
  • August 24: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

For more information about Free Movies by the Lake in Wakefield, please head here.

Free Family Movie Nights

Free outdoor family movies at French’s Common (across from Braintree Town Hall) in Braintree, MA at 8PM on select dates this summer.

  • June 29: Secret Life of Pets
  • July 12: Star Wars: Rogue One
  • July 26: Sing

For more information about Braintree’s Free Family Movie Nights, please head here.

Patriot Place Summer Flicks

Free outdoor movies at NRG Plaza (right outside Patriots ProShop) at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA on select dates this summer sponsored by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Free summer flicks start at dusk but pre-entertainment begins at 6PM.

  • June 21: Secret Life of Pets
  • July 1: The Lego Batman Movie
  • July 19: Finding Dory
  • August 12: Moana
  • August 16: The Little Mermaid
  • September 1: The Angry Birds Movie

For more information about Free Sumer Flicks at Patriot Place, please head here.

Please leave a comment below if there are any more great and free movie series happening this summer in Boston or if there’s any errors mentioned above.

Please do your due-diligence to ensure that all information provided above is correct before you head out to a free outdoor movie showing, especially if there’s bad weather!

What is your favorite movie or outdoor movie series in Boston and beyond?

Free Music Series This Summer in Boston

Free Music in Boston for Summer 2017

There are so many free music series this summer in Boston– you’ll probably come across a few of these without even trying!

Below is a roundup of free live music and free concert series in Boston for Summer 2017:

Boston Calling Block Parties

Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Thursday nights from May until September 14, 2017.

Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concerts

Free Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm this summer. Wednesday evenings from July 19, 2017 to August 23, 2017.

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 June 8, 2017 to September 8, 2017 from 6-10pm in the courtyard at Boston Harbor Hotel.

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 the end of September. (Some of the Free Berklee music series are mentioned throughout the post at different popular venues throughout the city, but there are many more as well!)

Harborwalk Sounds

Free Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA happens on Thursday nights at 6PM this summer with free music. (Reminder: ICA admission is also free on Thursday nights). Thursday nights from July 6, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

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 now until August. Concerts are moved to Rabb Hall if weather is a concern.

Summer Midday Music

Free Midday Music at Post Office Square with music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm at Norman B. Leventhal Park. June 8, 2017 to August 31, 2017.

Concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Free concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard at 6pm on Thursdays for the month of July.

Tito Puente Latin Music Series

Tito Puente Latin Music Series is every Thursday night at 7PM at various parks and playground in Boston neighborhoods. July 6, 2017 to August 10, 2017.

ParkARTS Neighborhood Concerts

Free concerts around the city with ParkARTS Neighborhood Concerts from July 10, 2017 to August 8, 2017. At various neighborhood parks and dates vary.

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 12, August 16, August 23, and August 30, 2017.

Berklee Greenway Concert Series

Free Summer Concerts on the Greenway with free music  at 5pm on Friday nights at the Greenway’s North End Park. July 7, 2017 to September 8, 2017.

Lunch Break On D

Free music on Fridays with Lunch Break on D from 12-2PM on The Lawn on D for most Friday lunch breaks in June and July.

Live @ Aloft

Free weekly music series at the W XYZ Bar at Aloft Boston Seaport from 8-11PM on Thursday nights. Ongoing.

Berklee at the Prudential Center

Free music at the Prudential Center in the courtyard with Berklee Lunch Sessions every Tuesday from 12-1:30pm. Every Tuesday during lunch in June and July (with rain dates in August).

Berklee after 5

Free Berklee after 5 concert series every Thursday at 5pm at Kendall Center. June 8, 2017 to August 24, 2017.

Summer Concerts at Kendall Square

Free Summer Concerts at Kendall Square on Thursdays at Lunchtime. Every Thursday at lunchtime in June.

Summertime at the Street

Free Acoustic Evenings on Thursdays at 6pm and free street performance series at 12pm on Sundays with Summertime at the Street. Runs from June 3, 2017 to October 1, 2017.

Waterfront Plaza Lunch Sessions

Enjoy free music at Waterfront Plaza on Thursdays at 12pm in June and July from Berklee School of Music.

Assembly Row Summer Music Series

Free Live Music Thursdays at Assembly Row in Somerville on Thursday evenings from 6-8PM from May to September.

Did I miss any fun and free music series in the Greater Boston area this summer? What is your favorite free music series?

 

$1 Beach Rides this Summer in Boston

Boston Beaches Cape Cod

Looking to head to the beach this summer? If you don’t have a car or would rather not drive (or pay $$$ for parking) you may want to check out local startup Skedaddle.

Skedaddle is a Boston-based startup which has $1 rides available to Boston-area beaches every Saturday this summer until Labor Day!

Ten people need to join for the route to go live, but there are many already available as well as many are close to going live as well!

To view all $1 fares to the beach, please head here. To download the Skeddaddle app on iOS or Android, please head here.

Note: There is a promo code line available on the app and you can enter my referral code d1aafd if you’d like to enter something in. I’m not sure if either of us getting anything but it doesn’t hurt to try if you were going to leave the line empty anyway. Thanks!

 

Sail Boston 2017 with Tall Ships Coming June 17, 2017!

Sail Boston 2017 is coming Saturday, June 17, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017. Boston is an official port of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, the only U.S. port, with the tall ships visiting six countries and traveling over 7,000 miles.

Tall Ships visit often in the summer but Boston is hosting the Parade of Sail for the first time since 2000.

Below is the Sail Boston 2017 Schedule with events open to the public:

Grand Parade of Sail, Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10-3PM
Event at Boston Harbor

Enjoy this amazing parade of where the vessels will parade in flotillas from Broad Sound into Boston Harbor. Public viewing areas of the Parade include: Castle Island, the Seaport District, the Downtown Waterfront, the North End, Charlestown and East Boston.

Public Boarding of Ships, June 17-21, 2017 from 10-10PM,*3PM start on Saturday
Event at Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier, Charlestown Pier 1 and Pier 4

Following the Parade on Saturday, the Tall Ships will be docked at various piers for the public to view and board at the discretion of the ship’s captain. Note: Fish Pier is tentative.

Sail Boston Festival, June 17-June 21, 2017 from 10-10PM, *3PM start on Saturday
Event at Fish Pier, World Trade Center, Fan Pier, Charlestown Pier 1 and Pier 4

Music, food, and entertainment will be available at each of these festival sites that are adjacent to berthing areas.

Downtown Crossing Crew Parade, Monday, June 19, 2017 from 12-1PM
Event at Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing

Marching bands and cadets from the visiting ships will parade along Seaport Boulevard to Downtown Crossing as the city to welcome guests from around the world.

Crew and Cadet Soccer Tournament, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 8-2PM
Event at Moakley Park

Crews and cadets of the Tall Ships will participate in a friendly soccer tournament and the public is welcome to watch.

Sunset Salute, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 and Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 7-9PM
Event at Charlestown Navy Yard on Tuesday and Fan Pier on Wednesday

Maritime pageant featuring fife and drum, bagpipes, and nautical regalia.

Tall Ships Depart, Thursday, June 22, 2017 from 8-11AM
Event at Various Venues

The Tall Ships will depart Boston Harbor on Thursday morning for their next visit to Canada.

Many of Boston Sail 2017 events are free; however, there are some events that are not. There are private companies offering cruises and whatnot on the harbor for a chance to see the tall ships from the water.

Goldstar Boston (affiliate link) is a great website that offers discount tickets to a lot of events and attractions in Boston, including some Tall Ships Cruises! Some Tall Ship Cruise tickets start at $6 through Goldstar. Daily deal sites like Groupon and LivingSocial may have a few offers too, but many will direct you back to Goldstar anyway.

For more information about Sail Boston 2017, please head here.