Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for June 14-15, 2014

Cheap and Free Weekend Events in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend. If you are a Dad or spending Father’s Day on Sunday with a Dad, make sure to check out Where Dad Gets in Free on Father’s Day in Greater Boston for some Father’s Day freebies!

103.3 Amp Radio’s Birthday Bash: Sunday, June 15 2014 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Amp Radio is celebrating their 2nd Birthday with a free concert featuring Iggy Azalea, Austin Mahone, G.R.L., Little Mix and MKTO!

Health & Fitness Expo: June 14-15, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center. Check out the free Health & Fitness Expo with free health screenings, free fitness activities, cooking demos, celebrity appearances, and much more! Free.

Boston Pride Week Continues: Ending Sunday, June 15, 2014. Boston Pride week is underway and the Boston Pride Parade kicks off at 11am on Saturday.

Boston Dragon Boat Festival: June 14-15, 2014 along the Charles River. Every year 30-40 teams from the US and Canada compete over a 500-meter course in an energetic race.

Bunker Hill Day Parade: Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 12:30pm in Charlestown. A tradition since 1786, the parade commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill. Free.

Quincy Flag Day Parade & Celebration: Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Quincy, MA. Pay tribute to old glory with the longest-running parade of its kind. Free.

Chelsea Art Walk: June 14-15, 2014 from 12-6pm in Chelsea, MA. Visit art galleries and alternative venues in Chelsea to check out local art!

BOKS Active Kids Day: Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11-4pm at Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA. Active Kids Day is a free event for the entire family with performances from Coco Jones, Lil Phunk, and much, much more. Free.

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

National Get Outdoors Day: Saturday, June 14, 2014. Apparently it is National Get Outdoors Day, so make sure to get outside and have some (free) fun!

Free Ice Cream Social: Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11-4pm at East Boston Public Library. Free ice cream social tomorrow part of Eastie Week! (Thanks Abe!)

Also, don’t forget to check out Free Fitness Classes & Events in Boston since there are a lot of free fitness activities and events happening on the weekends this summer. The Red Sox are also back in town this weekend so if you are heading to game, check out my Ways to Save at Fenway Park post!

Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Father’s Day to all my Dad readers!

Father’s Day Freebies in the Greater Boston Area

Father's Day Freebies in Boston 2014

Are you looking where Dad’s get in free on Father’s Day? Here’s a few Father’s Day freebies and deals in the Greater Boston area for Sunday, June 15th, 2014!

Franklin Park Zoo: Free admission for Dads on Father’s Day

Stone Zoo (Stoneham, MA): Dads get in free on Father’s Day

Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge, MA): Free admission for Dads on Father’s Day

Roger Williams Zoo (Providence, RI): Free admission for Dad with a paid child’s admission ticket

Canobie Lake Park (Salem, NH): Dad gets in free (with free lunch too) on Sunday, June 16th accompanied by one paid child’s admission

Davis Farmland (Sterling, MA): Dads get in free with a complimentary massage too!

Happy Father’s Day to all those awesome dads out there! If I missed any great freebies and discounts, please let me know in the comments below!

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for June 7-8, 2014

Cheap and Free Weekend Events in Boston

Here’s some ideas of fun and cheap things to do in Boston and Beyond for the first full weekend of June!

Free Fishing Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, 2014 across Massachusetts. No fishing license needed to fish at any public freshwater lake, pond, reservoir, river or stream statewide starting at 12 a.m. on Saturday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

36th Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10-6pm. Check out the work of over 75 artists at this local art festival. Free.

35th Annual Cambridge River Festival: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 12-6pm. Celebrate the arts with live music, interactive performances, dances, and much more! Free and open to the public. Free.

Boston Pride Week: Begins Friday, June 6, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014 across Boston. Boston Pride Week kicks off on Friday, June 6th and falls into next weekend with an array of fun events.

Piers Park Free Sailing Day: Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 12-4pm. Get on the water and sail for free. This event is expected to be popular so there will be free activities to take advantage of while you wait. Free.

National Trails Day: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10am-12pm. Volunteer to restore trails in the woodlands of Franklin Park. Wear old clothes, bring work gloves if you have some and meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot, midway along Franklin Park Road in Dorchester. Free.

Cultural Survival Bazaar: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10-5pm in Copley Square. A festival of native arts and cultures in Copley Square on Saturday. Free.

Somerville Food Truck Festival: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 11-4pm. If you love food trucks, this festival is for you! Admission is $5 to get in & then you do need to pay for what you eat.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, 2014. 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: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11.95. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $6.95 for admission.

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you decide to do! And don’t forget to leave a comment if I missed any fun and free events in and around Boston this weekend!

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 31-June 1, 2014!

Cheap Weekend Fun Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! Here are a few things to do in and around Boston without spending too much money this weekend!

Free Historic Open House Day: Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10-2pm. Ten Historic Homes will be opening their doors for free on Saturday. Free.

7th Annual Fresh Pond Day: Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 11-3pm in Cambridge. Enjoy Cambridge’s annual celebration of community and sustainability with live music, kids games, and more. Free.

Street Performer Spring Showcase: May 31-June 1, 2014 from 11am-5pm. Check out world famous street performers this weekend at Faneuil Hall!

Dorchester Day Parade: Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 1pm. Celebrate Dorchester Day with this annual parade.

South Boston Spring Open Studios: Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 12-6pm. Check out local art from South Boston artists!

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

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

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 24-26, 2014

Cheap Weekend Fun Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! I added Monday into the mix just in case you have the day off and will be in Boston for the weekend. I hope you have a great weekend!

Highland Street Foundation’s Out of the Park Event: Sunday, May 23, 2014 at Ramsay Park in Roxbury at 1:40pm. Grab a blanket and cheer on the Red Sox game from Ramsay Park on a big screen TV with activities, refreshments, giveaways, and more! Free.

Bobby Slayton at Laugh Boston: May 22-24, 2014 at Laugh Boston. Laugh the night a way at Laugh Boston with discount tickets on Goldstar Boston (affiliate link).

Memorial Day Open House at Museum of Fine Arts: Monday, May 26, 2014. Free admission at the MFA all day in honor of Memorial Day.

Free Admission at The Hall for Veterans and Active Military: May 24-26, 2014 at The Hall at Patriot Place. Active Military and Veterans receive free admission at The Hall at Patriots Place this weekend.

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

MIT Museum: Sunday, May 25, 2014. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of every month through June.

Hope you have a great weekend with some delicious BBQ in your future! 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 17-18, 2014

Cheap Weekend Fun

Congratulations if you are graduating this weekend! 🙂 Hopefully the weather will cooperate this weekend. A few of these events below have rain dates, so make sure to check to see if the event is still on or has been moved to the rain date. Fingers crossed for a beautiful weekend!

EarthFest 2014 (link has sound): Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the DCR Hatch Shell at 10AM to 5PM. Radio 92.9 annual free concert featuring Neon Trees, The Wailers, Smallpools and Morning Parade. Free and free swag too.

Le Grand Continental: May 16-18, 2014 at Copley Square. Enjoy this free community-wide, first-ever, outdoor dance extravaganza in the heart of Boston. Free and open to the public.

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 11-4pm. Enjoy a day at Franklin Park to fly a kite, picnic, rent a free bike and more. Kites will be on sale for a few dollars if you need one. Free.

Revere Beach Kite Festival: Sunday, May 17, 2014. Enjoy a day of kite flying and fun at this annual kite festival. The first 300 kids under age 12 will receive a free kite!

PorchFest: Saturday, May 17, 2014 on porches (and more) in Somerville from 12-6pm. Musicians will hit their porches all over Somerville to perform for you in this fun community event. Free.

Visit Nova Scotia: May 17-18, 2014. Nova Scotia is coming to Boston this weekend with a lot of fun activities and a chance to win Red Sox Tickets and/or win a trip to Nova Scotia on the new Nova Star cruise ferry!

Free Sailing Open House: Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 1-4pm. Boston Sailing Center is offering free sails on Boston Harbor on Saturday afternoon.

#SundayRunday 2: Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at 11am starting at Park Street. Join Runkeeper and local runners for a run around Boston with different courses for different lengths.

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

Also, this is the last weekend of the Jordan’s Monster Repeat, so if you think the Red Sox will win the World Series this year, make sure to stop by Jordan’s.

This is also the last weekend of the Shaw’s Monolopy game with it ending on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Last time my store ran out of tickets before the last day but the time before they were doubling and tripling tickets in the last week– so make sure to redeem those free ticket coupons soon if you’ve got them and check for rare game pieces!

Hope you have a great weekend! What are you up to this weekend?

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 10-11, 2014

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy (almost) weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all those moms out there! If you are a mom or plan to hang out with mom this weekend, Mom can get in free to many attractions this weekend including zoos, amusement parks, and more!

Lilacs at the Arnold Arboretum: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Arnold Arboretum. Stop by the Arnold Arboretum (maybe with your mom?) and check out over 380 lilac plants! Family activities, food vendors, and more will also be present. Free.

Boston Bike Week Festival: Friday, May 9th to Sunday, May 11th from 7-9pm at City Hall Plaza. Help kickoff Bike Week in Boston with free breakfast, music, vendors and more!

Fort Point Open Studios: Saturday & Sunday, May 10-11, 2014. Stop by the Fort Point neighborhood to check out art from local artists!

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 Women in Comedy Festival is this weekend in Boston and you can receive discount tickets through Goldstar Boston (affiliate link) for a few of the comedians!

If you are still looking for fun things to do this weekend in Boston, the circus is ending this weekend but you can still find discount tickets to the Big Apple Circus!

I feel like I am forgetting a big event or a free fitness activity for this weekend, hmm… Am I? Let me know in the comments below.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Mother’s Day in the Greater Boston Area with Free Treats for Mom!

Moms Day Deals Boston

Happy Mother’s Day to all my mom readers!! There are a lot of fun events, deals, and specials in Boston this weekend to celebrate mom! I wanted to highlight my favorite ones– where moms get in free on Mother’s Day in Boston (or almost free)! Here are some of my favorites:

Moms Rock: Hard Rock Café & New England Aquarium: Enjoy brunch at the Hard Rock Café from 9am to 12pm (adults $13.95 and kids $9.95) and Moms receive a voucher for free admission to the New England Aquarium on Mother’s Day

Sturbridge Village: Free admission (and a special gift, while supplies last) for Mom on Mother’s Day!

Franklin Park Zoo: Free admission for Mom all day long!

Stone Zoo: Free admission for Mom all day long!

Southwick Zoo: Half price admission for Moms on May 11, 2014

Roger Williams Park Zoo (Rhode Island): Free admission for Mom with a paid child’s admission

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

Davis Farmland (Sterling, MA): Kids, bring your mom for free and moms get a complimentary massage too on Mother’s Day!

Boston Market: Moms eat free on Mother’s Day when you buy an entrée, no coupon needed

Mela Restaurant: Free entrée for mom on Mother’s Day!

If you or you Mom live In NH or RI, both the Children’s Museum in Providence and Dover, NH are offering free admission for Moms as well.

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 on Sunday!