Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 8-10, 2016

Cheap Weekend Events in BostonAre you looking for some cheap and fun things to do in Boston for this extra long weekend in Boston!

If you are looking to do some apple or pumpkin picking this weekend, don’t forget to check out Where to Find Apple Picking and Fall Fun in the Greater Boston Area for a complete guide!

The 38th Annual Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade: Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 12-6pm in Harvard Square. Enjoy delicious food, arts, crafts, sidewalk sales, and the HONK! Parade at 1pm.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 150th Anniversary: Saturday, October 8, 2016. Free admission to the museum all day on Saturday in honor of their 150th Anniversary + fun activities too! (MA residents get in free every Sunday morning from 9am to 12pm too).

WEEI Sports Sunday at The Lawn on D: Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 1-5pm. Watch the Pats game and TB12′s return on The Lawn on D with a magician, juggler, games, and much more! (Also, Pints & Oysters at The Lawn on D on Saturday with free music and more!)

Columbus Day Parade: Sunday, October 9, 2016 in East Boston. Celebrate Christopher Columbus with a parade starting at the Suffolk Downs parking lot and ending in Maverick Square.

Opening our Doors: Monday, October 10, 2016. Opening our doors in the largest FREE day of cultural offerings for the family with free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, and MUCH more!

Columbus Park Celebration: Monday, October 10, 2016. Enjoy this annual fall festival at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston with fun for the whole family!

ArtWeek Boston: September 30-October 9, 2016. Celebrate the Arts with this award-winning creative festival with over 150+ events and many are free!

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

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

If you are looking for some fun places to go apple or pumpkin picking this weekend or some farm fun, make sure to check the site tomorrow for a BIG roundup of information!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 24-25, 2016

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

How is it the last weekend of September already!?

Here’s some fun and cheap things to do in Boston this weekend, for the last weekend of September!

Red Sox Showcase: Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10-3pm at Faneuil Hall. The excitement of Fenway Park is heading to Faneuil Hall with batting cages, pitching stations, and much more!

Fluff Festival: Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Union Square. Head to Somerville to celebrate this delicious union square invention.

Beantown Jazz Festival: Saturday, September 24, 2016. Check out Boston’s biggest block party with a free outdoor annual concert from Berklee.

Kids Really Rock: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Lawn on D. Enjoy many musical performances, hands-on art, puppets, and more!

CollegeFest: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Fenway Park. College Students, head to Fenway Park for the biggest back to school party and grab lots of swag!

Fall Festival at The Gore Place: Saturday, September 24, 2016. Head to Waltham for a fun fall festival with live music, pumpkin drop, and more!

Allston Village Street Fair: Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 12-6pm in Allston. Enjoy a family-friendly day of entertainment, activities, and more!

8th Annual Oktoberfest: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Redbones in Somerville. Enjoy this annual block party with live music, beer garden, and more!

Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at hundreds of Museums across the country. Hundreds of museums across the country, including 8 directly in Boston, are free this Saturday thanks to Smithsonian Magazine. Must request a pass.

National Lands Day: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at ALL National Parks! Enjoy free admission at ALL National Parks for National Lands Day!

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

MIT Museum: Sunday, September 25, 2016. Free admission at the MIT Museum the last Sunday of each month, September to June.

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

If you are looking for some fun places to go apple or pumpkin picking this weekend or some farm fun, make sure to check the site tomorrow for a BIG roundup of information!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 17-18, 2016!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite free event.

MixFest 2016: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the DCR Hatch Shell. Enjoy a FREE concert with OneRepublic, Ingrid Michaelson, Shaggy, and more. Gates open at 11am.

South Boston Street Festival: Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11-4pm. Enjoy live entertainment, local merchants, children activities and much more! Free.

2016 Boston Social Fitness Festival: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at City Hall Plaza. Get moving with a free day of fitness activities and fun!

Curious George’s 75th Birthday Celebration: Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Cambridge. Celebrate Curious George’s birthday with cake, activities and more. Free, but a birthday gift is recommended.

Roslindale Porch Fest: Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Roslindale. Enjoy some free music from the porches of local musicians from Roslindale.

Boston Local Food Festival: Sunday, September 18, 2016 on the Greenway. Enjoy a free festival that focuses on healthy food from New England.

Hub on Wheels: Sunday, September 18, 2016. Ride along a car-free Storrow Drive on Sunday for the 12th Annual TD Hub on Wheels Citywide Bike Ride.

The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at WGBH studios in Brighton. Ten Top Chefs are going at it at a Food Fight with only one winner as well as chef demos, pop-up treats, music, and more. Discount tickets can be found for $20-30 via Goldstar Boston (affiliate link).

13th Annual Revels RiverSing: Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Harvard Square. Join thousands of people in song as we wave goodbye to summer.

Shellfish Shindig: Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2-4pm at Legal Seafoods in Harvard Square. Head to the Charles Square Legal Seafood’s location for $1 oysters!

South Street Diner Customer Appreciation Day: Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2-6pm at the South Street Diner. Get appreciated on Sunday with free family fun and free food.

Quincy ArtsFest: September 17-18, 2016 in Quincy, MA. Enjoy live entertainment, artwork, and children activities for this fun event.

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

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

You can also find discounts for The Big E and King Richard’s Faire if you are getting away from the city this weekend.

Also, keep an eye out at your favorite Boloco as they are currently giving away free burritos at different locations for seven days!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 10-11, 2016

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many cheap and free things to do this second weekend of September in Boston with a lot of “fests” and fun.

As always, please leave a comment below if I missed any of your favorite free events in Boston!

Riverfest: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Assembly Row in Somerville. Enjoy a day of local music, kid activities, sidewalk sale, a fireworks display over the Mystic river and more!

Red Sox Showcase: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville. Let the Red Sox come to you with batting cages, pitching stations, virtual experiences, and more! (At Lawn on D on Friday if you are free too)

The Boston Arts Festival: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Christopher Columbus Park. Enjoy this annual free event and celebrate the arts in Boston.

Boston Comedy Arts Festival: September 9-10, 2016. There are over 300 funny people at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival with sketch, stand-up and improv comedy. Tickets are $25, but free tickets are available through Goldstar Boston.

Blue Apron Free Ride Day: Saturday, September 10, 2016. Enjoy a free day of Riding with Hubway thanks to Blue Apron!

Cambridge Carnival: Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 12-7pm. Enjoy a grand costume parade and much more with this annual celebration!

Santa Rosalia di Palermo: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1pm. Head to the North End for the last feast of the summer with a procession only.

Art in the Park: Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Charlestown. Head over to City Square Park in Charlestown for a little art in the park. Free.

JP Music Festival: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12-7pm. Head to JP for two stages of music with food trucks and fun. Free.

Back to School Blowout: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12-3pm. College students, head to Copley Square for the largest college fitness event. Free.

Somerville Dog Festival: Sunday, September 11, 2016. Head to Somerville with your dog for a day of demos, activities, and fun. Free, but donations accepted.

Sausage Fest: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at SoWa Trolley Barn from 12-5pm. Enjoy music, food trucks, beer, and more. Block party is free but you can upgrade if you’d like.

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

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

And, of course, the Patriots are playing their first game of the season on Sunday night, so yay! Fall weekends here we come!

Also, if you are a college student, you can ride free at The Handle Bar starting Sunday, September 11, 2016 to Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 3-5, 2016!

Cheap Weekend Events in BostonI can’t believe it’s already September! Here’s some fun and cheap things to do for this extra long Labor Day weekend in Boston if you’ll be free:

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks: Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 8:30pm. Enjoy a free fireworks show over Boston Harbor on Saturday night!

Labor Day Weekend at Lawn on D: September 3-4, 2016 at Lawn on D. Head to Lawn on D this weekend for music, art walk, trivia, and a movie screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Sunday night.

Frank Hatch Free Day: September 5, 2016 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Enjoy free (timed) admission from 11-4pm at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Labor Day.

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

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!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for August 27-28, 2016!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area!

If you are looking for fun and free things to do on Friday, August 26, 2016, please head here.

Saint Anthony’s Feast: August 26-29, 2016. Head to the North End for Saint Anthony’s Feast with great food, entertainment, fun, and more!

Free Admission to National Parks: August 25-28, 2016. Celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with free admission to all national parks!

Atlantic Wharf End of Summer Bash: Saturday, August 27, 2016 on Waterfront Plaza from 12-3pm. Bring the kids for an afternoon of face painting, treats, magic show, music, and more!

Shakespeare’s As You Like It: August 25-28, 2016 at Danehy Park in Cambridge. Free outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It this weekend.

Films at the Gate: August 26-28, 2016 at Chinatown Park. Enjoy free outdoor movies next to the Chinatown gate with classic Chinese-language films and kung fu movies.

Rally for Aly: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Town Common in Needham. Celebrate Olympic gymnast and Massachusetts native Aly Raisman this Saturday in her hometown of Needham.

Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival: Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Plymouth, MA from 10:30-7pm. Enjoy a day of live entertainment, vendors, car show, kids games, and much more!

Caribbean Carnival: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Franklin Park from 1-6pm. Enjoy carnival day at Franklin Park with a parade, music, arts + crafts, and much more!

Magic Family Film Festival: Saturday, August 27, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of Mary Poppins at the Prudential Center courtyard at dusk (rain date the following Tuesday if needed).

Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series: Saturday, August 27, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of Ant-Man at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville at dusk.

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

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

Sunday Parkland Games: Sunday, August 27, 2016 at Herter Park (*location moved for second half of summer) from 3:30-6pm. Enjoy free games and activities almost every Sunday afternoon in the summer.

Adoption fees are waived on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at MSPCA in Boston for all cats one year or older.

You can also find Marshfield Fair Discounts if you are heading to South Shore this weekend!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for August 20-21, 2016

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s SO many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area!

If you are looking for fun and free things to do on Friday, August 19, 2016, please head here.

Boston GreenFest: August 19-21, 2016 at Faneuil Hall. Enjoy a free multicultural environmental music festival with music, art, food, and much more!

Fisherman’s Feast: August 18-21, 2016. Check out Boston’s oldest continuous Italian festival in the North End this weekend!

11th Annual West End Children’s Festival: Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the West End. Head to Thoreau Path in the West End for games, food samples, entertainment and more for free!

Shakespeare’s As You Like It: August 18-21, 2016 at Longfellow Park in Cambridge. Free outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It this weekend.

August Moon Festival: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at North Quincy MBTA parking lot starting at 11am. Enjoy this community event with a lion dance, food trucks, games, children activities, and more!

Magic Family Film Festival: Saturday, August 20, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of A Bugs Life at the Prudential Center courtyard at dusk (rain date the following Tuesday if needed).

Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series: Saturday, August 20, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of UP at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville at dusk.

Republic Fitness Bootcamp on the Greenway: Saturday, August 20, 2016. Join Republic Fitness and Chiofaro on the Rose Kennedy Greenway for a Tabata bootcamp on Saturday morning at 10am. Please RSVP.

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

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

Sunday Parkland Games: Sunday, August 20, 2016 at Herter Park (*location moved for second half of summer) in Cambridge from 3:30-6pm. Enjoy free games and activities almost every Sunday afternoon in the summer.

Dine Out Boston moves into its second and final week starting on Sunday, 8/21 and you can find more info about Dine Out Boston here.

There’s also a lot of cheap and fun events on the North Shore this weekend such as the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, Antique and Classic Boat Festival and Gloucester Waterfront Festival.

Marshfield Fair also kicks off this weekend on the South Shore of Boston and you can find discounts here.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for August 6-7, 2016!

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area!

If you are looking for fun and free things to do on Friday, August 5, 2016, please head here.

PorchfestFEST: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at The Lawn on D. Listen and dance to great music this Saturday (rain date on Sunday).

Gospelfest: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at City Hall Plaza. Enjoy a fun and free evening full of gospel music.

Saint Agrippina Di Mineo: August 4-7, 2016 in the North End. Celebrate the 102nd of this great tradition with food, music, games and more!

Patriots Training Camp: Sunday, August 7, 2016 (and other dates too) at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Head to Gillette Stadium for Patriots Training Camp which is free and open to the public on select days this summer!

Shakespeare on the Common: Last weekend of Shakespeare on the Common! Enjoy a free performance of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Parkman Bandstand on the Common. Free, performances are at 8pm Tuesday-Saturday and 7pm on Sunday.

Magic Family Film Festival: Saturday, August 6, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of Brave at the Prudential Center courtyard at dusk (rain date the following Tuesday if needed).

Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series: Saturday, August 7, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of Good Dinosaur at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville at dusk.

Sunday Night Movie Night: Sunday, August 7, 2016. Free outdoor movie screening of Ghostbusters (1984) on the lawn at Christopher Columbus Park at dusk.

Republic Fitness Bootcamp on the Greenway: Saturday, August 6, 2016. Join Republic Fitness and Chiofaro on the Rose Kennedy Greenway for a Tabata bootcamp on Saturday morning at 10am. Please RSVP.

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7, 2016. 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.

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

Sunday Parkland Games: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Herter Park (*location moved for second half of summer) in Cambridge from 3:30-6pm. Enjoy free games and activities almost every Sunday afternoon in the summer.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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