Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for November 4-5, 2017

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonI can’t believe it’s the first weekend of November already! Here are some fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston!

Boston Christmas Festival: November 3-5, 2017 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Find adorable holiday gifts from over 300 vendors, get holiday decorating ideas and get into the holiday spirit at this annual festival! Tickets are $15 and children 14 and under are free. Save $2 with this printable coupon.

ILLUMINUS 2017: Friday, November 3, 2017 and Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 6-11PM at Downtown Crossing. Enjoy this evening contemporary art festival in Boston where Boston artists, designers, and performers will converge their talents! Free.

Zoo & Brew: Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11-3PM at Sea Green (21 Stillings Street) in Boston. Enjoy a traveling petting zoo, brews from Trillium Brewery, puppet show, live music, and more. Admission is free. (Note: This event is located close to the Boston Fire Museum and they are open 11-5PM on Saturdays by suggested donation, if you are looking for some more cheap family fun nearby).

South Boston Open Studios: November 4-5, 2017 from 12-6PM. Head to South Boston where local artists will be opening their studios for free this weekend to the public!

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

Kid Price Saturday at Zoo New England: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of select months at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo where everyone pays kids price for admission until noon!

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

Don’t forget about Daylight Savings Time this weekend so an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 28-29, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Here are some fun and cheap things to do this Halloween weekend in the Greater Boston area!

Boston Book Festival: October 28, 2017 at Copley Square. Celebrate the power of words with this fun and free festival!

Pumpkin Palooza: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at The Lawn on D. Enjoy fun Halloween activities such as pumpkin carving, costume contest, train rides, and more!

Wally and Tessie’s Halloween Party: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 11-2pm at Fenway Park. Trick-or-treat at the ballpark, paint mini pumpkins and enjoy other fall activities! Free and open to the public.

Castle Island Halloween Celebration: October 28-29, 2017. Enjoy a fun day at Castle Island with a variety of fun Halloween activities!

Pru Boo: October 29, 2017 from 11-1pm at the Prudential Center. Wear your cutest costume and trick or treat for charity. Face painting, kid concert, pumpkin decorating and more. $5 donation towards nonprofit partner.

North End Halloween Party & Parade: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1-3pm in the North End. Enjoy a parade through the North End + some Halloween fun!

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: Sunday, October 29, 2017. 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

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 21-22, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonThere’s always something fun and free happening in Boston, especially on the weekends! Here’s some cheap and free weekend fun this weekend in the Boston area:

The 2017 Head of the Charles Regatta: October 21-22, 2017. Enjoy this Boston tradition and cheer on the thousands of rowers from the banks of the Charles River!

Boston Veg Food Fest: October 21-22, 2017 at Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. Enjoy this vegetarian food fest with speakers, samples, exhibits, and more! Free and free parking.

21st Annual A Cappella Competition: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Watch 40 of the best New England A Cappella groups battle it out at Faneuil Hall on Saturday and cheer on your favorites!

Boston Art Book Fair: October 21-22, 2017 at Boston Center for the Arts. Enjoy a variety of performances, panels, workshops, and more for the first art book fair in Boston!

MiceOctober 21-22, 2017 in Cambridge. Enjoy this fun and free weekend event showcasing the best in new and local comics at the annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo!

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 + a celebration of sausages this weekend!

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 October 14-15, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! Here are a few things for cheap and fun things to do this weekend in the Boston area:

Boston Athenæum’s Open House: Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9-4PM at Boston Athenæum. Enjoy this 4th Annual Open House with a rare chance to step beyond the red leather doors and access the library’s members-only areas.

Free Cruise to George’s Island: Saturday, October 14, 2017. Save the Harbor is sponsoring a free cruise to George’s Island on Saturday. Must RSVP.

MassArt Family Day: Saturday, October 14, 2017. Drop in for fun interactive activities and art-making designed by MassArt students, faculty, and staff. Free and open to the public, recommended for 6+.

Fort Point Fall Open Studios: October 14-15, 2017 from 12-6PM. Numerous art galleries and artist buildings in Fort Point will be opening their studio doors this weekend for a free viewing.

Revere Beach Fall Festival: Sunday, October 15, 2017. Head to Revere Beach on Sunday for a Fall Festival at 10:30AM after their Great Pumpkin Dash with children activities, pumpkin decorating, and more!

Wicked Winter Wine Fest: October 14-15, 2017 in the South End. Enjoy this fun wine tasting event with discount tickets through Goldstar Boston starting at $9 (affiliate link).

Sausage Fest at 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 + a celebration of sausages this weekend!

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 October 7-8, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonHappy Columbus Day Weekend! Here are a few ideas how to spend the extra long weekend with free or inexpensive events in the Boston area!

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 39th Annual Oktoberfest and HONK! Parade: Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 12-6pm in Harvard Square. Enjoy delicious food, arts, crafts, sidewalk sales, and the HONK! Parade at 1pm.

Opening our Doors: Monday, October 9, 2017. Many museums in the Fenway Neighborhood are opening their doors for a 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 Fall Festival: Monday, October 9, 2017 at Columbus Park from 12-4PM. Celebrate fall with a fun and family-friendly festival at Columbus Park!

Octoberfest on D: Saturday, October 7, 2017. Join Sam Adams on The Lawn on D on Saturday for a local stein hoisting championship, live music, food, and more!

Make Way for the Ducklings 30th Birthday: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Boston Public Garden. Celebrate the Ducklings 30th Birthday with a magician, juggler, music, cake, and more!

WGBH Food & Wine Festival: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at WGBH Studios in Brighton. Enjoy this fun food and wine festival with discounted tickets from Goldstar Boston starting at $20 (affiliate link).

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!

Free Admission to the ICA: Monday, October 9, 2017 at the ICA. Head to the Institute of Contemporary Art for free admission on Columbus Day!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, 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.

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 September 30-October 1, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

First, I just wanted to thank you all for your patience over the last few weeks while I’m still adjusting to life with 2 children– a 2 month old and 2 year old– so it’s been a little crazy at home for me. I’m still trying to find a good balance and I hope to be back with more and better content soon.

Anyway, there are so many fun and free things to do this weekend in Boston and please leave a comment below if I missed any of your favorites (I’m sure I did).

The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival: Saturday, September 30, 2017. Enjoy this annual jazz festival for this annual, free, outdoor, public concert.

Kids Really Rock: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at The Lawn on D. Enjoy a fun day of music and activities for the whole family!

New England Indonesian Festival: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Copley Square from 12-6PM. Enjoy Indonesian culture, food, live performances, and more at this free festival!

9th Annual Oktoberfest: Sunday, October 1, 2017 in Somerville. Enjoy this annual block party with live music, beer garden, and more! Free entry.

Forbes Under 30 Music Festival: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Government Center Plaza. Enjoy a free concert featuring Grammy award-winning artist Zedd, rapper Playboi Carti, singer-songwriter Skylar Grey and local up-and-comer Forth Wanderers.

National Public Lands Day: Saturday, September 30, 2017. Celebrate National Public Lands Day with free admission to all U.S. National Parks all day!

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 September 23-24, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Are you looking for some fun and free things to do this weekend for September 23-24, 2017? Here are a few ideas:

Let’s Talk About Food Festival: September 23, 2017 in Copley Square. Enjoy hands-on food demonstrations, food conversations, and more about healthy food in the community.

What the Fluff?: Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Somerville. Head to Union Square to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this tasty local invention.

Allston Street Fair: Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Allston. Check out this multicultural festival with live entertainment, family-friendly activities, giveaways, and much more!

ZUMIX Radio Block Party: Saturday, September 23, 2017 in East Boston. Enjoy this second annual Block Party with live music, art, food, and much more!

JP Open Studios: September 23-24, 2017. Head to Jamaica Plain this weekend as local artists open up their studios to the community for free this weekend.

Faire on the Square: Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Watertown. Head to Watertown for a fun day with live entertainment, music, vendors, and more!

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Live Free Day: Saturday, September 23, 2017. Receive free admission to select museums when you reserve a free pass in advance thanks to Smithsonian Magazine.

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

MIT Museum: Sunday, September 24, 2017. Free admission at the MIT Museum the last Sunday of each month, September to June.

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 September 16-17, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There are SO MANY fun and free things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area! As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and cheap events for this weekend!

MixFest 2017: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the DCR Hatch Shell. Free concert at the DCR Hatch Shell sponsored by Mix 104.1 with music by Kelly Clarkson, Andy Grammer, and Blondie. Doors open at 11AM.

Boston Local Food Festival: Sunday, September 17, 2017 on the Greenway. Enjoy this free outdoor food festival featuring farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, and many more organizations focusing on healthy foods and healthy living.

Boston Social Fitness Festival: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at City Hall Plaza. Enjoy this day-long fitness festival to help Boston get moving with a lot of free fitness opportunities.

Guinness Oysterfest: Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12-11PM at The Lawn on D. Celebrate half way to St. Patrick’s Day with $1 oysters, a Guinness draft truck, live Irish bands, Celtic dancers, and more!

South Boston Street Festival: Saturday, September 16, 2017 in South Boston from 11-4PM. Enjoy live entertainment, great food, local merchants, children activities, and much more!

CollegeFest: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Fenway Park. College Students, enjoy live music, meet with brands, and grab a lot of free swag! Must have active college ID to enter.

Let’s Dance Boston: Sunday, September 17, 2017 on the Greenway. Enjoy free live music and dancing on the Greenway for the return of Let’s Dance Boston.

South Street Diner Customer Appreciation Day: Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 2-6PM at the South Street Diner. Head to the South Street Diner for their annual Customer Appreciation Day with free pony rides, music, free burgers and hot dogs, and more.

14th Annual Revels RiverSing: Sunday, September 17, 2017. Join thousands of voices in song as Revels waves goodbye to summer and welcomes in the fall with this annual tradition in Harvard Square.

Roslindale Porch Fest: Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1:30-5:30PM in Roslindale. Head to the porches of musicians in Roslindale for a day full of music and fun.

Greek Fest 2017: September 15-17, 2017. Head to Brookline to share in the tastes and sounds of Greece.

South End Open Studios: September 16-17, 2017 from 11-6PM. Over 200 local artists will be sharing their artwork in the South End for this once a year, back-stage opportunity open to the public.

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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