Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for 2/15-2/16/14!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Did you read Wicked Cheap in Boston’s recent article highlighting this Cheap Weekend Fun series?! You should check it out to learn about this weekly series and Boston on Budget in general, if you’d like.

Also, if you are looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day with that special someone this weekend, here’s a few date ideas! And if you’re looking for some good ‘ol cheap fun this weekend, here’s a few ideas:

Quincy Lunar New Year Festival: Sunday, September 16, 2014 from 10:30am-4pm at North Quincy High School. Celebrate Lunar New Year with a day of fun activities. Free parking and free admission.

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

Kids Free Winter Weekends at Old Sturbridge Village: Every weekend through March, 2014, head west to visit the Old Sturbridge Village where kids get in free!

Free Boston CrossFit: Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 12-1pm. Every Saturday enjoy free (indoor) CrossFit class in the Back Bay.

National Park Free Entrance Days: February 15-17, 2014 at National Parks nationwide. Free admission at all National Parks nationwide for Presidents Day weekend!

Do you have Presidents Day off on Monday? Do you have any fun things planned this weekend?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for 2/8-2/9/14!

Cheap Weekend Fun

There is no shortage of fun, inexpensive, and… interesting… things happening this weekend in Boston and Beyond. So get off the couch this weekend and explore Boston with some cheap things to do! (and maybe get back on the couch if you’re participating in idea #3 on the list…)

Free Admission Day at Museum of Fine Arts: Saturday, February 8, 2014. Due to Lunar New Year, the MFA is free all day on Saturday! (Also, check out this event at the MFA in the afternoon!)

Chinatown Lion Dance Parade: Saturday, February 8, 2014 Sunday, February 9, 2014. Enjoy this traditional celebration in Boston’s Chinatown with lion dancers, traditional music, food, and more.

The Great Boston Couch Race: Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 11am to 5pm in the Prudential Center? Have you ever thought racing through an obstacle course on a couch would be cool? Well, you’re in luck! Make sure to pre-register with a teammate if you’re interested.

The Boston Globe Travel Show: February 7-9, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Need to get away from the snow? Stop by the Boston Globe Travel Show for some travel inspiration, travel deals, and more! Tickets are $10, but enter a promo code or use a coupon to get free tickets to the travel show!

Local Love Market: Saturday, February 8, 2014 Sunday, February 9, 2014. at BCAE (122 Arlington Street). Check out local craft vendors and grab a valentines gift made with love! Free.

Snow Festival: Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 1-4pm at Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse in Roxbury. Sled, build a snowman, snowshoe and 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

Kids Free Winter Weekends at Old Sturbridge Village: Every weekend through March, 2014, head west to visit the Old Sturbridge Village where kids get in free!

CrossFit Coolidge Corner Open House: Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10am to 2pm at CrossFit Coolidge Corner. Stop by this Open House for demos, giveaways, food, and more.

Free Boston CrossFit: Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 12-1pm. Every Saturday enjoy free (indoor) CrossFit class in the Back Bay.

Your turn! What are you doing this weekend, and did I miss any budget-friendly events in Boston or beyond this weekend?!

Hope you have a great weekend! -Kate

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for February 1-2, 2014!

Cheap Weekend FunHappy February! Here are some fun and cheap things to do in Boston and beyond for the first weekend in February:

Some Like It Hot Chili Cook-Off: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1-2:30pm at Brattle Plaza in Cambridge. Sample some Chili from some of Boston’s hottest restaurants! Free.

Boston Public Library Book Sale: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10am-4pm at BPL Central Library in Copley Square. The Boston Public Library is having a book sale and most books are $1-2! Also, comment on this facebook page here to receive a $1 off coupon.

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

Kids Free Winter Weekends at Old Sturbridge Village: Every weekend through March, 2014, head west to visit the Old Sturbridge Village where kids get in free!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, February 1-2, 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.

Free Admission for Kids at Zoo New England: Saturday and Sunday, February 1-2, 2014. Kids can get free admission (with a paid adult) at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo!

Free Boston CrossFit: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 12-1pm. Every Saturday enjoy free (indoor) CrossFit class in the Back Bay.

Hope you have a good weekend! And let’s try to forget about Sunday and try to enjoy the commercials and the Omaha Drinking Game as much as possible.

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for January 25-26, 2014

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy (almost) weekend and happy last weekend in January of 2014! Here are some cheap or free events and things to do in Boston and beyond for this upcoming weekend! Enjoy!

Winter Warmer Craft Spirits Event: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 4-7pm at Pemberton Farms in Cambridge. Taste some delicious craft spirit to help you warm up this Saturday! Free.

Harvard Square Chocolate Festival: January 24-26, 2014 in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Stop by local Harvard Square retailers and shops for free chocolate tastings, discounts, and more!

LEGOLAND Brick Factor: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1-3pm at the Boston Public Library, Dartmouth Entrance. Become the next Master Model Builder or watch and enjoy contestants build right before your eyes! Free and open to the public.

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, January 26, 2014. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of every month during the academic year.

ICA: Saturday, January 25, 2014. The ICA is free for families (with kids 12 and under) the last Saturday of every month, except December.

WinterFest at Lansdowne Pub: Sunday, January 26, 2014 (rescheduled from last weekend) from 12-4pm at 9 Lansdowne Street. Celebrate the winter season with live music, giveaways, and $1 oysters. No cover.

Kids Free Winter Weekends at Old Sturbridge Village: Every weekend through March, 2014, head west to visit the Old Sturbridge Village where kids get in free!

April Macie at Laugh Boston: January 24-25, 2014 at Laugh Boston. Voted funniest and hottest comedian in 2008, April Macie is performing at Boston’s newest comedy club. Discount tickets are available through Goldstar Boston (affiliate) for $12.50 + service fees.

The Boston Home Show: January 25 & 26, 2014 at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston. Find the latest products and services for your home with over $40,000 in giveaways! Free admission and free parking.

Although it looks like free passes to go Ice Skating on Frog Pond are now full for future weekends, you can still request your free pass for a weekday! I already went and it was (surprisingly) fun and not too crowded! If you live down in the Norton area, there will be free ice skating and cocoa on Saturday.

Also, the remaining Red Sox tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday, January 25th! Just in case you are interested and need to look forward to spring :)

Hope you have a great weekend and if you know of a great local event that is budget-friendly that may have been missed, feel free to leave the details in the comments!

Cheap Weekend Fun for January 11-12, 2014!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy (almost) weekend! Here’s a few ideas of budget-friendly and/or free events in the Greater Boston area for the second weekend in 2014! If you missed my post about Free Ice Skating at Boston Common Frog Pond, that would be such a great cheap weekend fun activity this weekend or for future weekends!

Road to Sochi Tour: Friday, January 10th to Sunday, January 12th, 2014 at Boston Common Frog Pond. Get excited about the Olympics and head to Boston Common to try out your Olympic skills with fun games and more. Free.

Healthy Snacks Roadshow 2014: Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10am-2pm at BodyScapes Fitness Gym in Brookline. Enjoy free healthy snack sampling, fitness demos, and more. Free. More info via BostInno’s article.

Mass Appeal Winter Concert: Sunday, January 12th, 2014 at 3pm at the Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Mass Appeal is an a cappella group of local ladies who love to sing. 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

Winter Trails: Free Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing: Saturday, January 11, 2014. Over 100 resorts and Nordic centers nationwide offer a chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free.  To find a participating Winter Trails location near you, please head here. (Note: Every resort may offer something a little different, so make sure to read the details for each one).

In addition to these great Boston/Massachusetts weekend events, Ski NH is offering a great chance to ski and snowboard for free this week, January 11-17, 2014. For more information or to get started, please head here.

Also, just a heads up, the Annual No Pants Subway Ride will take place this Sunday, January 12th in the afternoon…

And most importantly, The Patriots take on the Indy Colts at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night! GO PATS!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

US Figure Skating Championship Boston 2014 Discount Tickets!

US Figure Skating Champshionship Boston

As you may know, The Prudential US Figure Skating Championship is currently behind held in Boston from Sunday, January 6, 2014 to Sunday, January 12, 2014. The US Figure Skating Championship is the nation’s most prestigious annual championship and was last held in Boston in January of 2001.

If you’d like to see Olympic hopefuls at the T.D. Garden, there is a promo code available for the US Figure Skating Championship Opening Ceremonies and Ladies Short on Thursday, January 9, 2014. Use promo code FIRSTNIGHT to receive buy one, get one free tickets.

You should see “got an offer code?” and a drop down from full-price ticket that says select Buy 1, get 1 and it will prompt you to enter the promo code FIRSTNIGHT. Tickets start at $25.00 + $14-$15 in service charges, which would make two tickets $53.10 after the promo code and fees.

Are you going to watch or go to the US Figure Skating Championship this year? Have you already been to any of the events in Boston?

Cheap Weekend Fun for 1/4-1/5/14 in the Greater Boston Area!

Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy first weekend of 2014! What are you doing this weekend? I am traveling for a belated Christmas party on Friday, and hopefully the weather won’t cancel or delay my trip too much! However, if you are hoping for an extended weekend thanks to Mother Nature, I’ll cross my fingers for you :)

Here’s a few ideas of fun and budget-friendly events in the Greater Boston Area:

Enchanted Village: Last chance! November 16, 2013-January 5, 2014 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. The Enchanted Village is up and running for the season so come relive childhood memories! 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

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, January 4-5, 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.

Free Admission for Kids at Zoo New England: Saturday and Sunday, January 4-5 2014. Kids can get free admission (with a paid adult) at both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo for the first weekend of 2014!

What are you up to this weekend for the first weekend in 2014?! Also, let me know in the comments if I missed any great and budget-friendly events this weekend! Hope you have a great weekend with whatever you decide to do!

Cheap Weekend Fun for December 28-29, 2013 (+ Winter Break Ideas)

Cheap Weekend Fun

It’s a little quiet for events and activities for the last weekend in 2013 in Boston and Beyond! Hopefully you will get a chance to relax and reflect on this past year! Since many of you may have more than just the weekend off, I included a few more extra ideas of fun things to do mid-week or anytime without breaking the bank! Enjoy!

Downtown  Boston Holiday Market 2013: Last chance! Starting, November 30, 2013 through December 28, 2013 at Summer Street Plaza. Enjoy the 5th Annual Holiday Market with artisan vendors and local entertainment.

Enchanted Village: November 16, 2013-January 5, 2013 at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon. The Enchanted Village is up and running for the season so come relive childhood memories! 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

MIT Museum: Sunday, December 29, 2013. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of every month during the academic year.

Sound of Music Sing Along and Costume Contest: December 27-28, 2013 at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. Calling all Sound of Music Fans! Enjoy this sing along musical during December Vacation break with discount tickets from Goldstar Boston!

And if you are looking for even more ideas this weekend and during Christmas Break, here’s some more fun things to do in Boston!

Comedians Jimmy Dunn & Jim Colliton Co-Headline Laugh Boston: Friday, December 27, 2013 & Saturday, December 28, 2013. Enjoy a fun night of comedy with discount tickets for $12.50 from Goldstar Boston!

Frost Ice Bar: Do something cool and different and stop by Faneuil Hall to check out the Frost Ice Bar! Discount tickets for Sunday-Thursday from free to $12, depending on ticket. Family friendly hours are until 4:45pm.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics: December 31, 2013 at 1pm. Head to a Boston Celtics Game on NYE and find discount tickets starting at $18 (+ service fees) on Goldstar Boston! (The Friday, 1/3/14 at 7:30pm Celtics Game is also discounted too)

Dick Doherty’s Comedy Den Comedy Show: Select dates in December, January and February. Enjoy a comedy show at Dick Doherty’s Den during select dates for just $10 via Goldstar Boston.

Let me know in the comments if I missed any great and budget-friendly events happening this weekend and more in the Greater Boston Area for the last weekend in 2013!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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