Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for July 1-2, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

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

Boston Harborfest: June 30-July 4, 2017. Enjoy the country’s largest Fourth of July celebrations in the country with live entertainment, historical reenactments, fireworks, and much more!

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center: Saturday, July 1, 2017. Enjoy a free outdoor movie in the South Garden at the Prudential Center at dusk (fun starts at 6pm) with a free screening of Annie (1982).

Patriot Place Summer Flicks: Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Foxboro, MA. Head down to Patriot Place for a free movie screening of The Lego Batman Movie at dusk on the NRG Plaza.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, July 1-2, 2017. 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.

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

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 June 24-25, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

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

Boston Sailing Center’s Open House: Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 1-4pm. Enjoy Boston Sailing Center’s Free Open House and enjoy half hour sails around the harbor!

5th Annual Boston JerkFest: Saturday, June 24, 2017. Celebrate all things spicy this Saturday with food demos, music, and more. Tickets are $20 but you can find discount and free tickets through Goldstar Boston (aff link).

PorchFest Quincy: Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 1-8pm. Head to the porches of local musicians in Quincy for a fun day of free music!

Firework Displays: June 24-25, 2017. Enjoy firework displays across Massachusetts this weekend including Hull and Milton on Saturday night!

Central Flea: Sunday, June 25, 2017 in Central Square from 11-5pm. Shop homemade crafts, vintage goods, and enjoy live music, food trucks and more!

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

ICA Play dates: Free admission for up to 2 adults per family when accompanied by children ages 12 and under the last Saturday of every month, except December.

MIT Museum: Enjoy free admission at the MIT Museum on the last Sunday of every month from 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

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for June 17-18, 2017!

Free Events in Boston This Weekend

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do in Boston this weekend and a busy weekend since the Tall Ships will be here!

If you are looking to celebrate a Dad this Father’s Day, don’t forget to check out Where Dad Gets in Free in the Greater Boston Area!

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Sail Boston 2017: June 17-22, 2017. Head to Boston Harbor to check out the Tall Ships as Boston is hosting the Parade of Sails for the first time in 17 years!! (There are still a few discount tickets available for select Tall Ship Cruises and dates via Goldstar Boston)

Make Music Harvard Square: Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 2-10pm in Harvard Square. Ring in Summer with this 10th Annual Festival with over 75 artists and musicians! Free.

Fete de la Musique: June 17, 2017 from 3-6pm in the South End. Celebrate the Summer Solstice with an outdoor music festival. Free.

Comedian Al Ducharme: June 16-17, 2017 at Laugh Boston. Head to Laugh Boston in the Seaport District for a night of laughs with America’s Got Talent Comedian Al Ducharme! Full price tickets are $29, but get free & discount tickets are available through Goldstar Boston.

Waltham Riverfest: June 16-17, 2017. Enjoy a fun festival along the river in Waltham with music and fun!

Hyannis Arts and Craft Festival at the Car Show: June 17-18, 2017 at Hyannis Village Green in Barnstable. Enjoy Father’s Day weekend in Cape Cod with over 85 arts and crafts vendors and fun! Free, request free e-tickets.

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

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 June 10-11, 2017!

Free Events in Boston This Weekend

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

Boston Pride Parade: Saturday, June 10, 2017 from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza. The annual Boston Pride parade begins at Copley Square at 12pm and ends at City Hall Plaza.

Bunker Hill Day Parade: Sunday, June 11, 2017. Enjoy this Charlestown tradition with a parade starting at 12:3opm!

Boston Dragon Boat Festival: June 10-11, 2017 on the Charles River. Enjoy this annual festival with boat races and cultural performances.

The Village Fair: Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 12-4pm. Celebrate Brookline Village on Sunday with music, games, food and more throughout the village.

11th Annual Family Music Festival: Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 12-3pm at the Lowell School Park in Cambridge. Enjoy a day of free family fun with musical fun and activities for the whole family!

Brookline Porchfest: Saturday, June 10, 2017. Head to the porches of local musicians in Brookline for some free music and fun!

DWC Festival Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017 in Cambridge. Dance for World Community Festival is a day of dance with free performances from over 90 dance troupes!

FITROW Health and Wellness Day: Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Assembly Row in Somerville from 11-4pm. Enjoy a day of free fitness at Assembly Row!

Complimentary Wellness Activities at Mandarin Oriental: Saturday, June 10, 2017. The spa at Mandarin Oriental is celebrating Global Wellness Day with a 2 mile run walk at 9AM, followed by a meditation class at 10:30AM. Reservations required.

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

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 June 3-4, 2017!

Cheap Weekend Fun 2016

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

Cambridge Arts River Festival: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11-6pm at East Cambridge Waterfront. Enjoy this annual festival with music, dance, workshops and more for people of all ages!

Common Boston: June 3-4, 2017 at sites all over Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and more. More than 50 sites around Boston are opening their doors for free this weekend.

Historic New England Open House: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at participating Historic New England properties. Most Historic New England properties are free this weekend for their annual Open House, including the Otis House in Boston.

Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10-5pm. Head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for free family-friendly entertainment featuring local artists, youth acts, drag performances, and more.

Dorchester Day Parade: Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Dorchester. Enjoy this annual Dorchester Day parade that kicks off at 1pm in the streets of Dorchester.

Coolidge Corner Arts Festival: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11-7pm in Coolidge Corner. Shop the work of over 100 makers, enjoy food trucks, and live music this Saturday!

Free Fishing Weekend: June 3-4, 2017 across Massachusetts. No license is required to fish in Massachusetts this weekend so fish for free this weekend!

Arlington Greek Festival: June 1-4, 2017 at 4 Appleton Street in Arlington. Head to Arlington this weekend for this annual Greek Festival with games, rides, food, fun activities, and more! Free admission and free parking.

Arlington Porchfest: June 3, 2017. Head to the porches of local musicians in Arlington for a day of free music.

New Philharmonia Orchestra Pops Concert: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at The Street Chestnut Hill. Kick off Summertime at the Street with Newton’s 50 Piece New Philharmonia Orchestra. The free show will start promptly at noon.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4, 2017. 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.

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

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 May 27-29, 2017!

Cheap Weekend Fun 2016Here are a few things to do this Memorial Day weekend in Boston. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite free event!

Memorial Day Open House at the MFA: Monday, May 29, 2017. Enjoy free admission all day at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for their annual Memorial Day Open House.

Free Admission at the ICA: Monday, May 29, 2017. In honor of Memorial Day, the ICA is offering free admission to all to the art museum on Monday. Also, Families (with children 12 and under) are free this Saturday and the the last Saturday of every month, except December.

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

MIT Museum: Enjoy free admission at the MIT Museum on the last Sunday of every month from 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

Boston Central has a list of all local towns with a Memorial Day parade this weekend, most on Monday.

It’s also US Military Appreciation Weekend at Canobie Lake Park where military, veterans, and families can receive $10 admission with ID from May 27-29, 2017.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 20-21, 2017!

Cheap Weekend Fun 2016

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

Revere Beach Kite Festival: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Revere Beach from 11-2pm. Enjoy this annual kite festival & the first 300 kids will receive a free kite to decorate and fly!

Fresh Pond Day: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11-3pm in Cambridge. Enjoy wildlife presentations, parade, live music, kids activities and much more for this annual Fresh Pond Day

Canobie Lake Park: Rescheduled to Saturday, May 20, 2017. Moms get in FREE this Saturday at Canobie Lake Park when the weather should be a little nicer!

Home Sweet Home: Saturday, May 20, 2017. Many of the Trustees historic sites are FREE this weekend for Home Sweet Home Open House Day including Old Manse, Fruitlands Museum, and the Great House at Castle Hill!

Community Boating Open House: Saturday, May 20, 2017 by the Charles River from 10-2pm. Head to Community Boating on Saturday for their open house where you can join their free orientations every hour!

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

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 a great walk this weekend for a great cause, the 2017 Boston Walk for Epilepsy is this Saturday at Pope John Paul II park as well.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for May 13-14, 2017!

Free Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do in Boston for this Mother’s Day weekend! If you are looking to celebrate Mom (or yourself) don’t forget to check out my post Where Mom Gets in Free in the Greater Boston Area for Mother’s Day!

As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed your favorite free event!

Free Ferry Day: Saturday, May 13, 2017. The Boston Harbor Islands return for the season this Saturday and you can take a FREE ferry to George’s Island or Spectacle Island to celebrate! First-come, first-serve.

Lilac Sunday: *Date Change to Saturday, 5/13!* Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 10-3pm at Arnold Arboretum. Head to the Arnold Arboretum for tours of the lilacs and other collections, family activities, food vendors, and more!

Springtime Spectacular at The Lawn on D: Saturday, May 13, 2017 at The Lawn on D starting at noon. Enjoy activities all day for all ages, live music, games, and much more!

Somerville Porchfest: Saturday, May 13, 2017 on the porches of Somerville Musicians. Head to the porches of local musicians for a day of free music and fun!

Wake up the Earth Festival and Parade: Rescheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017. Head to Jamaica Plain for this family-friendly festival and parade.

Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 12-4pm at Brookline High School Quad. Enjoy live music, entertainment, food and more for this annual festival. $5 for students, $10-20 for families.

Cambridge Open Studios: May 13-14, 2017 in Cambridge. Head to Cambridge where locals artists will be opening up their studios for free this weekend!

Fort Point Art Walk: May 13-14, 2017 in Fort Point. The Fort Point arts community will be opening their studios for free this weekend!

Kids FunFest: May 13-14, 2017 in Newton Centre Green. Enjoy this fair with fun activities for kids with dance troupes, amusement rides, craft vendors, and more.

SoWa Open Market: Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10-4pm. Enjoy the largest celebration of local artists, farmers, chefs, musicians, and more in Boston!

Greenway Open Market: Every Saturday (and 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month) from 11-6pm until October. Enjoy handmade local arts and crafts, food trucks, and more!

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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