Free Kayem Hot Dogs in Boston on July 13-14, 2017!

On July 13-14, 2017, keep an eye around Boston’s Financial District for Kayem Franks! Pedicab drivers dressed as hot dogs will be handing out free Kayem Franks on Thursday and Friday.

Even better, select hot dog wrappers will include vouchers for prizes such as Red Sox tickets, Kayem grill kits, a year supply of hot dogs, and more.

For more information about free Kayem Hot Dogs in Boston this week, please head here.

There will be 5,000 Free Hot Dogs up for grabs– will you be getting one?

Free Admission to the Gardner Museum for Neighborhood Nights!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum BostonThe Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is opening their doors for FREE on Thursday, July 13, July 27, and August 10, 2017 from 5-9PM for Neighborhood Nights this summer in Boston!

Everyone is invited for Neighborhood Nights at the Gardner Museum especially neighbors from Fenway, Mission Hill, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Dorchester. This is a great chance to check out amazing art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for free.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is such a unique art museum and one of my favorites in Boston! I went to a Neighborhood Night a few years ago and it wasn’t too busy and it was very easy to get in the door for free!

I’ve included Neighborhood Nights in the weekly free things to do this week series, but I also wanted to highlight this event because it’s such a great museum and there isn’t as many free offers as other art museums in the city.

For more information about Neighborhood Nights and more, please head here.

Have you been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum before? Will you be attending Neighborhood Nights?

The Best Prime Day Deals 2017

Prime Day 2017

If you are an Amazon Prime holder, you likely know that today is Prime Day where there are many exclusive deals just for prime owners.

Thee are a lot of good deals to be had today if you do have Amazon Prime and I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Amazon Prime Deals.

You can also sign up for Amazon Prime for free for 30 days if you would like to take advantage of these deals. If you are a student with a valid .edu address, you can sign up for a free 6-month trial of Amazon Student as well.

Keep in mind that Amazon deals can end at anytime and lighting deals especially can go quick, so make sure you are fast if you really want a deal.

Here are a few of my favorite Amazon Prime Deals for 2017 valid for TODAY ONLY, if not sooner:

Also, if you don’t need an item within two days, make sure to see if Amazon is offering some great perks for slow shipping, so make sure to consider those to make your purchase a little sweeter.

For more information or to see even more deals, please head here.

 

Cheap Things to Do This Week in Boston for July 10-14, 2017!

Free Things to Do in Boston This Week

There are so many fun and free events in Boston during the weekdays, especially in the summer!

Please keep in mind that info can change, weather can damper events, and I can make mistakes, so please so your due diligence and check event info before heading out to ensure the event listed is still happening. Thanks!

Here a few budget-friendly things to do this week in Boston for July 10-14, 2017:

Monday Events

Free Fitness Classes:
November Project: Free workout (#DestinationDeck) at 6:30AM
BOXFIIIT on the Harbor: Free fitness class every Monday at 5:30pm on Waterfront Plaza
P.O. Fitness: Free Vinyasa Yoga at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 5:30-6:30PM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 6PM and 7PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Zumba Class at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Gertrude Howes in Roxbury at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Salsa Dancing at Blackstone Square in the South End  at 6PM
lululemon Run Club: Free run club on Mondays at 6PM, meet at lululemon at the Prudential Center
MSL Pilates Bootcamp: Free MSL Pilates Bootcamp at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the North End at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at McGann Playground in Hyde Park at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hill in Dorchester at 6:30PM

Tuesday Events

Free Fun:
Free Slurpee Day: Free Slurpee Day at participating 7-Eleven locations from 11AM to 7PM
Summertime at the Street: Free kid-friendly fun at the Street in Chestnut Hill on Tuesdays at 3PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Free Music:
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square every Tuesday from 12-2pm
Berklee at the Prudential Center: Free music every Tuesday at the Prudential Center South Garden from 12-1:30pm
Pop Soul Tuesdays: Free live (pop soul) music every Tuesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm

Free Fitness Classes:
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston at 6:30AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Tai Chi at Adams Park in Roslindale at 7AM
P.O. Fitness: Free Pilates Barre at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Chair Yoga at Symphony Park in the Fenway at 10AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
P.O. Fitness: Free Kick It with Emily at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 5:30-6:30PM
Healthy, Fit & Fun 2017: Free Zumba Class at the DCR Hatch Shell at 6pm
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Zumba at Gertrude Howes in Roxbury at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Franklin Square in the South End at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free GetFit: Full Body Fusion at Elmherst Park in Dorchester at 6:30PM
Summertime at the Street: Free Kick It by Eliza! class at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 7PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Wednesday Events

Free Fun:
The Museum of Fine Arts: Free on Wednesdays after 4pm (suggested donation of $25)
Stump Team Trivia (Dedham): Head to Dedham Square Coffeehouse on Wednesday night at 7:30PM with free trivia. Reserve your free ticket.

Free Outdoor Movies:
Family Movie Night (Braintree, MA): Free movie screening of Star Wars: Rogue One at French’s Common in Braintree

Free Music:
Rat Pack Wednesdays: Free live (rat pack) music every Wednesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Wednesday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 6-7pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall if needed)

Free Fitness:
November Project: Free workout (stadium) at 5:30AM and 6:30AM
P.O. Fitness: Free Yoga Bootcamp at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On The MOVE! (For Kids) at Thomas M. Menino Park in Charlestown at 10AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 12PM and 7PM
FIT on the Garden: Free Fitness Class on South Garden at the Prudential Center at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Family Zumba at LoPresti Park in East Boston at 6PM
Healthy, Fit & Fun 2017: Free Sunset Yoga at Fielder Field at 6PM, please bring your own mat
Healthy, Fit & Fun 2017: Free Run Club at Marathon Sports (671 Boylston St) at 6:30pm
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hall in Dorchester at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Brighton Square in Brighton at 6:30PM

Thursday Events

Free Fun:
Neighborhood Nights: Free admission at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for Neighborhood Nights from 5-9pm
Red Sox Showcase: The Red Sox truck will carry a batting cage, pitching stations, a steal 2nd challenge, and a virtual reality experience to Faneuil Hall from 10-3PM postponed
Free Kayem Franks: Kayem Franks is handing out FREE Hot Dogs in the Financial District
The Institute of Contempory Art: Free Admission on Thursday nights from 5-9pm
Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA): Free on Thursdays from 5-9pm

Free Outdoor Movies:
SomerMovie Beast: Free movie screening of Best in Show at Seven Hills Park in Somerville at Dusk
Revere Beach Movie Night (Revere, MA): Free movie screening of Secret Life of Pets at dusk at Revere Beach
Movie by the Lake (Wakefield, MA): Free movie screening of The Sandlot at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield at dusk
Kiss 108 Summer Movie Series: Free movie screening of Willy Wonka at Simonds Park in Burlington, MA

Free Music:
Berklee at the Prudential Center: Free music every Thursday at the Prudential Center South Garden from 12-1:30pm
Waterfront Plaza Lunch Sessions: Enjoy free music at Waterfront Plaza on Thursdays at 12pm.
Free Boston Calling Block Party: Free live music, bar and more on Thursdays from 5-8pm at Dewey Square Park
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square every Thursday from 12-2pm
Blues Barge Thursdays: Free live (blues) music every Thursday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard: Free music from Berklee College of Music every Thursday night at 6pm at the Charlestown Navy Yard
Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Free music every Thursday night at 7PM at various parks and playground in Boston neighborhoods.
Summer Concerts at Kendall Square: Free music at lunchtime at Kendall Square starting at 12pm
Berklee After Five: Free music every Thursday at 5pm at Kendall Center
Berklee Summer Concert Series: Free Live Music at the Boston Public Market at 5:30PM in the Market HUB!
Summertime at the Street
: Free Acoustic Evenings at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 6PM, RSVP encouraged but not required
ICA Harborwalk Sounds: Free music on Thursday nights at the ICA starting at 6pm (+ Free Admission to the museum on Thursday nights)

Free Fitness:
P.O. Fitness: Free Vinyasa Yoga at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On the MOVE! (For Kids) at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Almont Park in Mattapan at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Tai Chi at Symphony Park in the Fenway at 10AM
P.O. Fitness: Free Bootcamp at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 5:30-6:30PM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Boston Common Frog Pond at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Mothers Rest @ Four Corners in Dorchester at 6PM
Healthy, Fit & Fun 2017: Free Bootcamp at Fielder Field at 6PM

Friday Events

Free Fun Fridays:
(Free admission all day to the following attractions for Free Fun Fridays, open to everyone)
Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Boston
The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Cambridge
Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown
Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port
Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester

Free Fun:
ArtBeat: Free innovative art festival in Davis Square on Friday night (and Saturday) starting at 6
Free Kayem Franks: Kayem Franks is handing out FREE Hot Dogs in the Financial District
Boston Children’s Museum: $1 admission (almost free!) from 5-9pm every Friday night thanks to Target! (+ more ways to save at Boston Children’s Museum)
Free Friday Night Fun (Acton, MA): Head to The Discovery Museum in Acton for free admission from 4:30-8PM this summer

Free Outdoor Movies:
Free Friday Flicks: Free outdoor movie screening at the DCR Hatch Shell at dusk, fun starts at 6PM
Movies by the Moonlight: Free outdoor movie screening at the Boston Harbor Hotel at dusk

Free Music:
Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Friday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 12:30-1:30pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall)
Summer Concerts at Sam Adams Park: Free music at Sam Adams Park (Faneuil Hall) at 12PM
Summer Concerts on the Greenway: Free music at 5pm on Friday nights at the Greenway’s North End Park.
Lunch Break on D: Free music from 12-2PM on The Lawn on D for most Friday lunch breaks.

Free Fitness:
November Project: Free workout (hills) at 6:30AM
P.O. Fitness: Free Pilates Barre at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Yoga in the Seaport District at 12PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Bootcamp at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6:30AM

Discount Tickets This Week

There are a lot of discount tickets in Boston available through our friends at Goldstar Boston. Goldstar is free to use– they may just ask for your e-mail to send you an occasional e-mail for events. I am an affiliate partner and may receive a little thank you for sending people their way– please read my disclosure policy if you have any questions.

Codzilla: Go on a high speed boat tour of Boston Harbor with discount tickets starting at $18.75 + service fees through Goldstar, must reserve in advance
Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise: Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise around Boston Harbor with discount tickets starting at $59.66.
Provincetown Fast Ferry: Head to Cape Cod for the day or longer with a 90-minute ferry to Provincetown. Discount tickets start at $48.75 + service fees for select weekday cruises.
Boston to Salem Ferry: Take a fast ferry to Salem, MA for the day with discount tickets starting at $26.25.
Boston Duck Tour Tickets: Take a late duck tour from both land and water with discount tickets starting at $28.32, reserve in advance.
Water Country USA: Cool off this Summer at Water Country USA in Portstmouth, NH with discount tickets starting at $31.99
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston: Stay indoors and bring the kids to LEGOLAND with discount tickets starting at $16.25 + More Ways to Save on Tickets
ImprovBoston Mainstage Thursdays: Laugh every Thursday night with ImprovBoston in Cambridge with Discount Tickets starting at $9
Blue Man Group: See the Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse with discount tickets starting at $54.17 for select dates and times

Please let me know if I missed any fun and free events in the comments below! Hope you have a great week!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for July 8-9, 2017!

Free Events in Boston This WeekendThere are so many fun and affordable things to do this weekend in Boston! As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and free events in Boston!

JP Porchfest: July 8, 2017 from 12-6pm. Head to the porches of local musicians in Jamaica Plain for a day of free music and fun!

Chinatown Main Street Festival: Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 10-6PM. Head to Chinatown for this festive event with a lion dance, arts & crafts, food vendors, and more. Free.

Open Canal Street: July 8, 2017. Canal Street in the West End will be shut down to vehicles on Saturday and open to pedestrians to shop, dine, and explore Canal Street.

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center: Saturday, July 8, 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 The Jungle Book (Live Action).

Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series: Saturday, July 8, 2017. Enjoy a free outdoor movie at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park at Assembly Row in Somerville at dusk for a free movie screening of Secret Life of Pets.

Revere Beach Date Night Movie: Saturday, July 8, 2017. Enjoy a free date night movie at Revere Beach with a free movie screening of Jaws at dusk.

Boston Lobster Party at the 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 + this weekend is Lobster-themed!

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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Free Lunch on the Lawn for Youth

Free Lunch for Boston YouthYouth 18 and younger can receive a free lunch this summer at Boston City Hall Plaza thanks to Lunch on the Lawn.

Simply stop by City Hall Plaza and grab a free lunch from 11:30AM to 1:30PM during the weekdays. No ID or registration is required, but meals are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This is a new initiative run by The Mayor’s Office of Food Access, City Hall Property Management and Boston Public Schools to help youth access healthy and free food options this summer.

For more information about free summer lunches for youth, please head here.

 

Cheap Things to Do This Week in Boston for July 3-7, 2017!

Free Things to Do in Boston This WeekHappy July 4th week!! There are so many fun and free events in Boston this week!

Please keep in mind that info can change, weather can damper events, and I can make mistakes, so please so your due diligence and check event info before heading out to ensure the event listed is still happening, especially on and around the holiday. Thanks!

Here a few budget-friendly things to do this week in Boston for July 3-7, 2017:

Monday Events

Free Fun:
Boston Harborfest: Celebrate the country’s largest Fourth of July festival with a variety of activities including at Pops Preview Concert at 8:30pm at the DCR Hatch Shell

Free Fitness Classes:
November Project: Free workout (#DestinationDeck) at 6:30AM
P.O. Fitness: Free Vinyasa Yoga at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 5:30-6:30PM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 6PM and 7PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Zumba Class at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Gertrude Howes in Roxbury at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Salsa Dancing at Blackstone Square in the South End  at 6PM
lululemon Run Club: Free run club on Mondays at 6PM, meet at lululemon at the Prudential Center
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at McGann Playground in Hyde Park at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hill in Dorchester at 6:30PM

Tuesday Events

Free Fun:
Boston Harborfest: Celebrate the country’s largest Fourth of July festival with a variety events including Fourth of July Fireworks at 10:30PM and a Fourth of July Concert at DCR Hatch Shell from 8-11PM.
MBTA Free Rides: Take the T on the Fourth of July– Rides are free after 9:30PM too.

Free Music:
Pop Soul Tuesdays: Free live (pop soul) music every Tuesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm

Wednesday Events

Free Fun:
Free Trip to Spectacle Island: Join Save the Harbor Save the Bay for a free ferry ride to Spectacle Island starting at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion at 10AM. Reserve your free trip.
The Museum of Fine Arts: Free on Wednesdays after 4pm (suggested donation of $25)
Stump Team Trivia (Dedham): Head to Dedham Square Coffeehouse on Wednesday night at 7:30PM with free trivia. Reserve your free ticket.

Free Music:
Rat Pack Wednesdays: Free live (rat pack) music every Wednesday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Wednesday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 6-7pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall if needed)

Free Fitness:
November Project: Free workout (stadium) at 5:30AM and 6:30AM
P.O. Fitness: Free Yoga Bootcamp at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On The MOVE! (For Kids) at Thomas M. Menino Park in Charlestown at 10AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 12PM and 7PM
FIT on the Garden: Free Fitness Class on South Garden at the Prudential Center at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Family Zumba at LoPresti Park in East Boston at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Line Dancing at Franklin Park, Refectory Hall in Dorchester at 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Brighton Square in Brighton at 6:30PM

Thursday Events

Free Fun:
Free Trip to Spectacle Island: Join Save the Harbor Save the Bay for a free ferry ride to Spectacle Island starting at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion at 10AM. Reserve your free trip.
The Institute of Contempory Art: Free Admission on Thursday nights from 5-9pm
Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton, MA): Free on Thursdays from 5-9pm

Free Music:
Berklee at the Prudential Center: Free music every Thursday at the Prudential Center South Garden from 12-1:30pm
Waterfront Plaza Lunch Sessions: Enjoy free music at Waterfront Plaza on Thursdays at 12pm.
Free Boston Calling Block Party: Free live music, bar and more on Thursdays from 5-8pm at Dewey Square Park
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square every Thursday from 12-2pm
Blues Barge Thursdays: Free live (blues) music every Thursday night at the Boston Harbor Hotel from 6-10pm
Concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard: Free music from Berklee College of Music every Thursday night at 6pm at the Charlestown Navy Yard
Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Free music every Thursday night at 7PM at various parks and playground in Boston neighborhoods.
Berklee After Five: Free music every Thursday at 5pm at Kendall Center
Live Music Thursdays: Free live music at Assembly Row from 5-8pm
Berklee Summer Concert Series: Free Live Music at the Boston Public Market at 5:30PM in the Market HUB!
Summertime at the Street
: Free Acoustic Evenings at the Street in Chestnut Hill at 6PM, RSVP encouraged but not required
ICA Harborwalk Sounds: Free music on Thursday nights at the ICA starting at 6pm (+ Free Admission to the museum on Thursday nights)

Free Fitness:
P.O. Fitness: Free Vinyasa Yoga at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Gentle Yoga at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free On the MOVE! (For Kids) at Medal of Honor Park in South Boston at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Almont Park in Mattapan at 10AM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Tai Chi at Symphony Park in the Fenway at 10AM (class ends 7/27)
P.O. Fitness: Free Bootcamp at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 5:30-6:30PM
Seaport Sweat: Free Fitness Classes in the Seaport District at 5:30PM and 6:30PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Yoga at Boston Common Frog Pond at 6PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free HIIT at Mothers Rest @ Four Corners in Dorchester at 6PM

Friday Events

Free Fun Fridays:
(Free admission all day to the following attractions for Free Fun Fridays, open to everyone)
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Lenox
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington
Amelia Park Children’s Museum, Westfield
Falmouth Museums on the Green, Falmouth
Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth
Children’s Museum in Easton, Easton
The Hall at Patriot Place, Foxborough

Free Fun:
ALOFT Summer Patio Party: Celebrate the opening of ALOFT’s patio with free music and fun starting at 7PM or head across the street to The Lawn on D for games and more.
Boston Children’s Museum: $1 admission (almost free!) from 5-9pm every Friday night thanks to Target! (+ more ways to save at Boston Children’s Museum)
Free Friday Night Fun (Acton, MA): Head to The Discovery Museum in Acton for free admission from 4:30-8PM this summer

Free Outdoor Movies:

Movies by the Moonlight: Free outdoor movie screening of Captain America at the Boston Harbor Hotel at dusk

Free Music:
Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music every Friday in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Central Library from 12:30-1:30pm (Rain location: Rabb Hall)
Summer Concerts at Sam Adams Park: Free music at Sam Adams Park (Faneuil Hall) at 12PM
Lunch Break on D: Free music from 12-2PM on The Lawn on D for most Friday lunch breaks.

Free Fitness:
November Project: Free workout (hills) at 6:30AM
P.O. Fitness: Free Pilates Barre at Norman B. Leventhal Park from 7:15-8:15AM
Seaport Sweat: Free Yoga in the Seaport District at 12PM
Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series: Free Bootcamp at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End at 6:30AM

Discount Tickets This Week

There are a lot of discount tickets in Boston available through our friends at Goldstar Boston. Goldstar is free to use– they may just ask for your e-mail to send you an occasional e-mail for events. I am an affiliate partner and may receive a little thank you for sending people their way– please read my disclosure policy if you have any questions.

Codzilla: Go on a high speed boat tour of Boston Harbor with discount tickets starting at $18.75 + service fees through Goldstar, must reserve in advance
Broadway in Boston presents Wicked: Enjoy the Broadway Sensation Wicked at the Boston Opera House for select dates this summer with discount tickets starting at $47.05.
Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise: Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise around Boston Harbor with discount tickets starting at $59.66.
Provincetown Fast Ferry: Head to Cape Cod for the day or longer with a 90-minute ferry to Provincetown. Discount tickets start at $48.75 + service fees for select weekday cruises.
Boston to Salem Ferry: Take a fast ferry to Salem, MA for the day with discount tickets starting at $26.25.
Boston Duck Tour Tickets: Take a late duck tour from both land and water with discount tickets starting at $28.32, reserve in advance.
Water Country USA: Cool off this Summer at Water Country USA in Portstmouth, NH with discount tickets starting at $31.99
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston: Stay indoors and bring the kids to LEGOLAND with discount tickets starting at $16.25 + More Ways to Save on Tickets
ImprovBoston Mainstage Thursdays: Laugh every Thursday night with ImprovBoston in Cambridge with Discount Tickets starting at $9
Blue Man Group: See the Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse with discount tickets starting at $54.17 for select dates and times

Please let me know if I missed any fun and free events in the comments below! Hope you have a great week and a great Independence Day!

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Free Things to Do in Cape Cod!

Cape Cod, MA Free Things to Do

I’m currently down the Cape for a few days and thought it would be fun to do a round up of the fun and free things to do in Cape Cod since there’s so many free fun to take advantage of!

Here are some free things to do in Cape Cod, Massachusetts:

Enjoy the Cape Cod Canal
60 Ed Moffitt Drive, Sandwich, MA 02563 (Cape Cod Canal Visitor Center)
Visitor Center Hours: 10-5PM from May 1 to October 29, 2017, Recreation open year round

Discover the Cape Cod Canal with a lot of fun and recreation. Bike, walk, picnic, grill, and more along the Cape Cod Canal for some free family fun. There are multiple canal access points along both sides of the Canal and there are restrooms, picnic areas and free parking lots. For more information, please head here.

Feed the Fish at Sandwich Fish Hatchery
164 Rte 6A, Sandwich, MA 02563
Open daily from 9-3PM

Bring the little ones to the Sandwich Fish Hatchery to see and feed the fish. It is free to visit, but you may want to bring some quarters with you as it is .25 to get fish food from dispensers to feed the fish (you can’t bring your own). You may also want to bring a cup or a small container with you for the fish food too. This is a fun and quick stop for young children to feed fish in a great atmosphere, but there are no public restrooms or facilities so keep that in mind. For more information, please head here.

Visit the Woods Hole Science Aquarium
166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543
Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11-4PM year round (seal feedings at 11AM & 4PM most days)

Enjoy this small aquarium in Woods Hole with approximately 140 species of marine animals found in the Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters. Free and open to the public but donations are appreciated. Open 11-4pm Tuesday-Saturday year round. More info here.

Note: There is no parking at the Aquarium, but there are (tight) meter parking spots available in Woods Hole on side streets, but you may need to drive around a little first.

Tour the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory
100 Breed’s Hill Road, Hyannis, MA 02601
Monday-Friday 9-5PM

Tour the factory of Cape Cod Potato Chips in Hyannis, MA with a self-guided tour and see how the chips are made. Tours are Monday-Friday 9-5pm and are FREE and open to the public. More info here.

Visit and Drink Cape Cod Beer
1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis, MA
Free tours Monday through Saturday at 11AM. Closed on Sundays. (Farmer’s Market from 3-6pm on Fridays in the summer too)

Free guided Tours Monday-Saturday at 11AM and free self-guided tours and tastings all day. Tastings are $5 for five 3oz beers, 21+ if tasting. For more information, please head here.

Bike the Cape Cod Rail Trail
Trailheads are open in Dennis and Wellfleet
Always Open

Enjoy one of the best bike trails in New England with this 22-mile paved trail around lower Cape Cod. There’s also a shoulder that’s great for horseback riding, rollerblading, walking and running. Trailheads in Dennis and Wellfleet are $5 for parking for MA plates and $6 for out-of-state plates.

However, there’s free parking at The trailhead at Route 134 in South Dennis, Headwaters Drive in Harwich, Route 137 in Brewster, Orleans Center, The trailhead at LeCount Hollow Road in South Wellfleet and more spots along the way. For more information, please head here.

Climb Scargo Tower
152 Scargo Hill Road, Dennis, MA

Climb up this stone observation tower at the highest point of land on Cape Cod with views of Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown. Free. For more information, please head here.

Catch a Cape Cod Baseball League Game

Catch a baseball game during the summer months with this elite Cape Cod Baseball league. There are 10 Cape Cod teams throughout the Cape so cheer on your favorite team for free. Find the schedule here.

Visit a Lighthouse

There are a lot of Lighthouses on Cape Cod and some are free to climb and enjoy the views from. For more information about Cape Cod Lighthouses and to find the best free lighthouse for you, please head here.

Enjoy a Wildlife Sanctuary

Take a walk and enjoy one of the many wildlife sanctuaries and walking trails down the Cape Cod and the Islands. Some properties you do need to pay a small fee per person but there are some free wildlife sanctuaries as well. Most are run by either The Trustees or Mass Audubon and members of each can get in free. To find Wildlife Sanctuaries and more properties run by The Trustees, please head here. To find Wildlife Sanctuaries and more run by Mass Audubon, please head here.

Head to the Beach

With over 500 miles of coastline, Cape Cod offers so many beautiful beaches. With the exception of Cape Cod National Seashore, it is free to visit and enjoy Cape Cod beaches. However, some beaches in peak season will charge a parking fee or require a resident sticker and some lots can fill up early on busy beach days. However, there are some free options, and parking is often free in the evenings and off season.

You can also request a DCR MassParks pass at your local library that is valid for beaches run by DCR and seniors can purchase a LIFETIME pass for $10– which is a great deal if you are 62+. Also, look for National Park Days for free access to Cape Cod National Seashore!

We booked a house rental through AirBnB (my ref. link– we both get free credit if you sign up) for a few days and the house came with private beach access and many come with beach passes so that’s another route to go for some free and easy beach fun if you are staying at the Cape for a few days and need a place to stay.

To find the perfect beach for you and your needs, please head here.

Please let me know if I missed any of your favorite fun and free things to do in Cape Cod!