Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 9-10, 2017!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There 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!

The Boston Arts Festival 2017: September 9-10, 2017 from 11-6:30PM at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. Enjoy this annual event designed to showcase the performing and visual arts in Boston. Free.

Cambridge Carnival International: September 10, 2017 from 12-7PM. Enjoy this free festival celebrating the traditions of local Caribbeans through arts, food and culture.

Riverfest 2017: September 8-10, 2017 at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park. Enjoy a day full of music, sidewalk sales, children activities, fireworks, and more! Free.

91st Annual Italian Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian: September 8-10, 2017 in East Cambridge. Enjoy this annual Italian Feast with food, entertainment, parade, amusement rides, and much more!

ICA Harbor Market: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11-4PM. Enjoy the first ICA Marketplace with local vendors, tasty pop-ups, activities, and more!

Back to School Blowout: September 9, 2017 from 10-2:30PM at Copley. Enjoy this first and only fitness festival for College Students in Boston.

Carnival of Dogs: Saturday, September 9, 2017 on the Greenway from 10-2PM. Enjoy a day of dog-friendly activities and vendors in North End Park.

Somerville Dog Festival: September 10, 2017 from 11-3PM at Trum Field in Somerville. Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities (and dog!) with contests, demos, vendors, and more!

Somerville Greek Festival: September 8-10, 2017. Enjoy live Greek music, food, and more in Somerville this weekend.

JP Music Festival: Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 12-7pm in Jamaica Plain. Enjoy a fun and free day of music, food trucks, and more in JP.

Open Newbury: Sunday, September 10, 2017. Newbury Street will be closed to cars on Sunday from 10-6PM so enjoy a fun afternoon on Newbury Street.

ALT Rocks Boston 2017: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the SoWa Open Market. Free concert of New Politics at the SoWa Open Market from ALT 92.9.

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 + Free ALT 92.9 Concert at the Open Market on Saturday!

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 MixFest 2017 at DCR Hatch Shell!

Free Concert in Boston with MixFest 2017 Save the Date! MixFest 2017 returns to the DCR Hatch Shell on Saturday, September 16, 2017 for a free concert sponsored by Mix 104.1.

Kelly Clarkson, Blondie, and Andy Grammer will be playing MixFest 2017.

Gates will open at the DCR Hatch Shell at 11AM and music will start at 2PM. It’s recommend to arrive close to 11AM as possible because capacity is limited and the entrance will close once capacity is reached.

For more information regarding MixFest 2017, please head here.

Free NFL Kickoff Concert on Thursday

Patriots NFL Kickoff Concert in BostonFootball is officially back on Thursday, September 7, 2017… but who’s counting, right?

Celebrate the 2017 NFL Kickoff and the Super Bowl Champs with a special celebration on Thursday with a free concert and more!

There will be a free NFL kickoff concert at Christopher Columbus Park at 12PM on 9/7/17 with a surprise musical guest.

There will be a special screening of “America’s Game” at 11AM to celebrate the Patriots Super Bowl LI winning season. There will also be appearances by Patriots’ legends as well.

The concert is free and open to the public but the general public viewing area is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information about the Free NFL Kickoff Celebration in Boston on Thursday, please head here.

Will you be attending the free concert on Thursday? Who do you think the surprise musical guest will be?

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 2-4, 2017!

Free Events in Boston This Weekend

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

Fun at The Lawn on D: September 2-4, 2017 at The Lawn on D. Enjoy a variety of fun events at The Lawn on D this Labor Day weekend including Art on the Park, a free movie screening, and more!

Frank Hatch Free Day at Isabella Gardener Museum: Monday, September 4, 2017. Free timed admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for Frank Hatch Day.

Free Admission to the ICA: Monday, September 4, 2017. Free admission to the ICA from 10-5pm on Labor Day!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3, 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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King Richard’s Faire Discounts for 2017

King Richard's Faire 2017

King Richard’s Faire returns to the South Shore of Massachusetts starting on September 2, 2017 in Carver, MA.

The popular New England Renaissance Festival takes place on weekends and holidays from September 2, 2017 to October 22, 2017 as well as Monday, September 4, 2017 and October 9, 2017.

King Richard’s Faire Admission is $32 for adults, $16 for children ages 4-11, and children under 4 are free. Tickets purchased online have a $2 surcharge per ticket and tickets purchased at the gate must be paid by cash only.

If you plan to visit King Richard’s Faire for opening weekend, you can save $2 off admission with a printable coupon valid September 2-4, 2017 on full-price admission! Military members and veterans with military ID are free on Sunday, September 3, 2017 and more information can be found here.

Both LivingSocial and Groupon currently have discount tickets for King Richard’s Faire for select dates for $52.99 for two tickets or $92.99 for four tickets. Both deals look just about the same if not exactly the same, so pick which daily deal site you prefer or can find a working promo code for.

Also, don’t forget to check Goldstar Boston for discount tickets to King Richard’s Faire starting at $16 for select dates.

AAA Members can use promo code AAANE-17 online to save $4 on admission or you can save $2 with coupon at the gate with your AAA card.

You may also want to keep an eye out a local Walgreens as you may find coupons for the King Richard’s Faire at the counter. I also saw discount tickets at Costco but I didn’t look at the details.

And lastly, you may want to head over to King Richard’s Faire’s Facebook page where they may share some discounts or free tickets as well as some helpful info!

For more information about King Richard’s Faire, please head here.

Have you been to King Richard’s Faire before? Will you be going this year?

This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy if you have any questions. 

 

Cheap Things to Do This Week in Boston for August 28-September 1, 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 (especially with this newborn!), 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 August 28, 2017 to September 1, 2017:

Monday Events

Free Outdoor Movies:
Mayor Walsh’s Movie Night: Free movie screening of Pets at Ringer Playground in Allston at dusk

Free Fitness Classes:
November Project: Free workout (#DestinationDeck) at 6:30AM
BOXFIIT 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
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:
Summertime at the Street: Free kid-friendly fun at the Street in Chestnut Hill on Tuesdays at 3PM, RSVP encouraged but not required

Free Outdoor Movies:
Mayor Walsh’s Movie Night: Free movie screening of Moana at Ramsay Park in Roxbury at dusk

Free Music:
Midday Music: Free music at Post Office Square from 12-2pm
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.
North End Movie Night: Free movie screening of Sing at Prince Street Park in the North End at dusk
Aeronaut Neighborhood Nights: Enjoy a beer garden featuring food trucks, music, and more at Zone 3 in Allston starting at 5PM.

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:
ALT Rocks Boston: Free summer concert from ALT 92.9 at Copley Square
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:
Mayor Walsh’s Movie Night: Free movie screening of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Iacono Park in Hyde Park

Free Music:

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
Summer Concerts at Kendall Square: Free music at lunchtime at Kendall Square starting at 12pm
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
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:
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 Fever Pitch at the Boston Harbor Hotel at dusk
Patriot Place Summer Flicks: Free movie screening of The Angry Birds Movie at dusk at the NRG Plaza at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA

Free Music:
Summer Concerts on the Greenway: Free music at 5pm on Friday nights at the Greenway’s North End Park. 

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

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
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
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 August 26-27, 2017!

Free Events in Boston This Weekend

How is it the last weekend of August already?! Here are some fun and affordable things to do in Boston this last weekend in August.

As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and free events in Boston!

Saint Anthony’s Feast: August 25-27, 2017. Enjoy this annual North End Festival this weekend in Boston’s North End. Free.

Boston JazzFest: Saturday, August 26, 2017 in the Seaport District. Enjoy a day of free diverse jazz music at Boston’s Waterfront!

End of Summer Kids Bash: Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Waterfront Plaza from 12-2PM. Enjoy an afternoon of family fun with face painting, music, snacks, and more!

Shakespeare’s Hamlet A Brown Box Theatre Project: Sunday, August 27, 2017. Free outdoor Shakespeare on Sunday night on Waterfront Plaza at 7:30PM.

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: August 26-27, 2017. Free performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar under the stars at Danehy Park in Cambridge at 7PM. Claim your free ticket.

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center: Saturday, August 26, 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 Secret Life of Pets.

Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series: Saturday, August 26, 2017. Enjoy a free outdoor movie at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park at Assembly Row in Somerville at dusk for a free movie screening of Star Wars: Rogue One.

Sunday Night Movie Night at Christopher Columbus Park: Sunday, August 27, 2017. Enjoy a free outdoor movie at Christopher Columbus Park on Sunday night at dusk with a free movie screening of Hairspray.

Films by the Gate: August 25-27, 2017 in Chinatown. Enjoy kung fu movies and more this weekend by the gate in Chinatown.

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.

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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No Fees on Boston Red Sox Tickets for a Limited Time!

Looking to buy tickets to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park this season? You may want to purchase tickets before midnight on Thursday, August 24, 2017 to avoid processing fees!

All Red Sox Ticket fees will be waived until August 24, 2017 which means you save $7 per transaction + a few dollar fee per ticket. This is a great way to save on Red Sox tickets straight from the source.

For more information or to purchase Red Sox Tickets, please head here.

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