Cheap Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for October 26-27, 2013!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy last weekend of October! I decided to list the not-so-festive events first to the weekend fun post. Did you notice my very overwhelming 31 Halloween Events post yet? I took a few of my favorite Halloween events happening this weekend and added it to this list since there are so many holiday happenings this weekend!

Non-Halloween Weekend Fun

Boston Vegetarian Food Festival: October 26-27, 2013 at the Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. Learn, explore and taste vegetarian food options and more! Free and free parking.

Boston Food Swap: Sunday October 27, 2013 from 2-5pm at 40 Berkeley Street. Bring some food to swap and pick up some yummy food too! Free.

MIT Museum: Sunday, October 27, 2013. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of every month during the academic year.

ICA: Saturday, October 26, 2013. The ICA is free for families the last Saturday of every month, except December, so stop by and enjoy contemporary art!

Festive (Halloween) Fun

Pru Boo: October 27, 2013 from 11-3pm at the Prudential Center. Wear your cutest costume and trick or treat for charity. Face painting, kid concert, pumpkin decorating and more as well. $4 donation to The Home for Little Wanderers.

New England Aquarium Free Admission for Costumed Kids: October 26-27, 2013 at the New England Aquarium. Kids in costume get in free this weekend with a paid adult ticket!

Halloween Party at Castle Island: October 26-27, 2013 from 12-4pm at Fort Independence. There will be a lot of fun on Castle Island with a haunted castle, storytellers, magicians, refreshments, and more! Free, but children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Mayor Menino’s Fall Pumpkin Festival: Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 4:30-6:30pm at Boston Common Frog Pond. This free family-friendly event will include a Halloween parade, puppet show, magic show, and more. Can donations for CANshare and a small (8-inch or smaller) carved pumpkin are encouraged.

SoWa Dia De Los Muertos: Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 10am-4pm at 460 Harrison Ave in the South End. Celebrate Halloween and the last open market outside for the season!

Faneuil Hall Pet Parade: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 12-3pm at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Watch, enjoy, and possibly dress up your pet for this annual pet parade! Pumpkin Carving and other festive activities will also take place.

Also, if you have little ones, there’s a giveaway happening for a family pass to Josh and the Jamtones this Saturday in Wellesley! You can enter here.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Win Free Tickets to Josh and the Jamtones for This Saturday, 10/26/13!

Josh and the Jamtones Ticket Giveaway

Do your kids love Josh and the Jamtones?! Well this Saturday they are hosting a Halloween Costume Party and Dance-A-Thon and you can enter to win a free family pass to the show! Very exciting! The tickets are for Saturday, October 26th at 2pm in Wellesley, Massachusetts. You can learn more about the concert or buy tickets here.

Simply leave a comment below to enter to win a family pass to bring your whole family! This will be a quick 24 hour giveaway ending on 10/24/13 at 2:00PM EST and the winner will be announced and contacted by the end of the day tomorrow!

Good Luck and Have Fun! :)

Cheap Weekend Fun for October 12-14, 2013 in the Greater Boston Area!

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Happy (long) weekend! Here’s a few ideas of some fun (and inexpensive) things to do this extra long weekend!

Faneuil Hall Street Performers Festival: October 12-14, 2013 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Celebrate the world-famous street performers at Faneuil Hall for three days!

South Street Diner Pumpkin Carving Event: Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 2-4pm in the South Street Diner. The South Street Diner is hosting a fun day of pumpkin carving, apple cider, trick-or-treating, and more. Costumes encouraged.

Canstruction Boston: Starting Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 290 Congress Street. Canstruction is a non-profit organization that holds design competitions solely based from canned goods. All canned goods are donated to a food bank afterward. Free. (If you can’t make it, check out the pictures online, so cool!)

Ulta Cut-A-Thon: Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 11am-6pm at Ulta Salons. With a donation, get a free shampoo and haircut at Ulta Salons to help fight breast cancer. First come, first serve: walk-ins only.

Moonapalooza: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7pm at the Harvard Smithsonian Center in Cambridge. Gaze at the moon and enter some moon trivia. Free.

Radio BDC Live on the Square: Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 12pm at Union Square in Somerville. Radio BDC is throwing a free concert with five different acts all afternoon.

Opening Our Doors 2013: Monday, October 14, 2013 from 10-4pm in the Fenway Cultural District. Enjoy a free day of an array of cultural experiences in the Fenway Cultural District.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Opening Our Doors Day: Monday, October 14, 2013 starting at 10am. On Monday Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is opening their doors for free timed admission starting at 10am.

Fall Open House at the MFA Monday, October 14, 2013. The MFA is free all day on Monday!

Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands: October 11-13, 2013 in Davis Square. Check out the unique street music festival this weekend in the streets of Somerville. Free.

Customer Appreciation Day at Sal’s Pizza: Saturday, October 12th at participating Sal’s Pizza (Southern NH & Mass). Score a pizza for just $5.55 for customer appreciation day and .55 of your order will go to the United Way.

CollegeFest 2013: October 12-13, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center. College students stop by the Hynes Convention to grab swag, enjoy free entertainment and more. $15 for a 2-day pass or $10 for a Sunday pass. (Also, check with your local school or social media for discount tickets and giveaways).

Free Fries at Burger King: October 12-13 2013 at participating Burger Kings. Try the new satisfries from Burger King this weekend– no coupon needed!

Don’t forget… don’t pay those meters on Monday due to the holiday this weekend! Hope you have a great long weekend!

California Pizza Kitchen Rewards Program with Free Small Plate + Coke with Sign-Up!

CPK Pizza Dough Rewards

California Pizza Kitchen has a rewards program called Pizza Dough Rewards. If you sign up now through 10/31/13 you will receive a free small plate and a free Coca-Cola product! You will receive an e-mail confirmation with how to redeem in your e-mail and you have 21 days to redeem your freebies. For more information or to sign-up, please head here.

Cheap Weekend Fun for October 5-6, 2013 in the Greater Boston Area!

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Happy first weekend of October! Here’s a few ideas for some fun and affordable things to do in Boston and Beyond this weekend!

Roxbury Open Studios: October 4-6, 2013 across Roxbury. Check out this annual open studios event in Roxbury and enjoy various visual arts from artists across Roxbury! Free.

Let’s Talk About Food Festival: Saturday, October 5, 2013 starting at 10am at Copley Square. Let’s talk about food with activities, education, and fun for all ages. Free.

Boston Local Food Festival: Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 11am-5pm on the Greenway. Join the Sustainable Business Network for the nation’s largest local & sustainable food hub. Free.

Girlswap at the SoWa: Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 12-4pm at 460 Harrison Ave (look for the tent with balloons). Ladies, swap your clothes at the SoWa Open Market on Sunday– get a new wardrobe for free! Sorting starts at 11am, and swapping begins at 12pm.

Oficio Fashio Bazaar: Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11-5pm at 30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor. A one day pop-up shop on Newbury Street with unique independent designers. Free and open to the public.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2013. 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: Saturday, October 5, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission

Play Me, I’m Yours: Street Pianos Boston Festival: September 27, 2013- October 14, 2013 located around public spaces in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. There will be 75 pianos across Boston to play and enjoy in the upcoming weeks. Keep and eye out and play your heart out! Free.

As you are aware, some affordable and great attractions in and around the city are currently shutdown. The Boston Harbor Islands is still open until October 14, 2013 as well as the ferry service. I have two more free ferry vouchers to give away to use before the end of the season (October 14, 2013). If you’d like to head to the Boston Harbor Islands this weekend or next for free, please fill out the entry form below. I will send the winner an e-mail on Friday morning, so it will be a quick 24-hour giveaway!

Good Luck and happy weekend!

Cheap Weekend Fun for September 28-29, 2013 in the Greater Boston Area

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Happy Weekend! There’s no shortage of fun and affordable things to do this weekend! Here’s some  ideas for things to do in Boston and beyond:

2013 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival: Saturday, September 28, 2013. Enjoy three stages of music, arts, crafts, and much more. Free and open to all ages of the public.

What the Fluff? Fluff Festival: Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 3-7pm in Union Square, Somerville. Join the tribute to the delicious Union Square invention– fluff with cooking contests, music, games, and more! Free.

Play Me, I’m Yours: Street Pianos Boston Festival: September 27, 2013- October 14, 2013 located around public spaces in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. There will be 75 pianos across Boston to play and enjoy in the upcoming weeks. Keep and eye out and play your heart out! Free.

American Field Pop-Up Market: September 28-29, 2013 from 10am-6pm at 540 Harrison Ave, South End. Check out this cool pop-up market that features and sells all USA Made products! Free admission.

Boston Seafood Festival: Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 11am to 10pm at the Bank of America Pavilion. Enjoy cooking demonstrations, oyster shucking contest, music, children activities, and more at this 2nd annual festival. Tickets are $10, and does not include food (limited free samples).

Single Volunteers Boston: Saturday’s Bread: Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 12:30-4:30pm at 35 Bowdoin Street, Boston. Volunteer to feed the hungry and meet other local single volunteers. Free.

Revolution College Night: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Gillette Stadium. College students, cheer on the New England Revolution at College Night! Tickets are $15 and include game tickets, pregame tailgate party, free food, and more!

MICE 2013: September 28-29, 2013 at University Hall at Lesley University. MICE stands for Massachusetts Independent Comic Expo and showcases the best of local comics! Panel, workshops, and exhibition are all free and open to the public and Sunday is kids day.

Hyde Park Open Studios: Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 11-5pm at studios across Hyde Park. Meet with local artists at their studios and enjoy beautiful art. Free.

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston: Saturday, September 28, 2013. The ICA Boston is free the last Saturday of every month for families, which is this Saturday!

Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day: Saturday, 28, 2013 at participating museums nationwide. Request your free pass to free entry to museums across Massachusetts and the nation! Free, but request your pass.

Free Park Day: Saturday, September 28, 2013 at National Parks across the country. Due to National Public Lands Day on Saturday, admission to National Parks are free. Get outside and enjoy a public park to celebrate!

There are so many great events this weekend– what is your favorite? Did I miss any great and free events?

 

Tavolo in Dorchester Celebrates their Anniversary with Free Food on 9/22/13!

Tavolo

Tavolo in Dorchester is celebrating their 5th Year Anniversary with free apps and fun on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 5-7pm. They also have a Sunday Supper which is $22 per adult if your looking to stay for dinner afterwards.

For more information, please head here or here.

Cheap Weekend Fun for September 21-22, 2013 in the Greater Boston Area!

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Happy (Almost) Weekend! Is this the last weekend of the summer or the first weekend of Fall? Anyway– here is the round-up of all things cheap and fun happening this weekend, September 21-22, 2013!

Boston Ballet Night of Stars: Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 7pm at Boston Common. Enjoy a free performance from the Boston Ballet featuring the entire company and live music! Free.

South End Open Studios: Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 11-6pm throughout the South End. The 27th Annual South End Open Studios showcase work from more than 200 established and emerging artists. Free and open to the public.

Jamaica Plain Open Studios: Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 11-6pm throughout Jamaica Plain. Meet artists, browse art and have a great time at the Jamaica Plain Open Studios this weekend.

Allston Village Street Fair: Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 12-6pm in Allston. The Street Fair is a multi-cultural festival celebrating the diversity of Allston-Brighton Residents with music, international foods, family entertainment, and much more! Free and open to the public.

HaborArts Festival 2013: Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 12-7pm at the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery (256 Marginal St, East Boston). The festival celebrates the anniversary of the gallery’s opening three years ago with great artwork, food, fun, and more! Free but donations are accepted.

 Jazz-in-the-Yard: Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 12-5pm at the Jackson Homestead in Newton. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a day of jazz! Free and open to the public.

Riverfest 2013: Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11-8pm in Somerville. Riverfest will be right at Assembly Row with live music, local artists, food trucks, and more. Free.

Shellfish Shindig: Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 2-4pm at Legal Sea Foods in Charles Square. Celebrate Legal’s Oyster Celebration with $1 Oysters. First come, first serve.

Also, if you plan to cheer on the Patriots at a local watering hole in Boston, find the best game day food and drinks deals here. Hope you have a great weekend in whatever you decide to do!