Cheap Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for June 8-9, 2013

Happy second weekend in June! Here are the best things to do in the city for not spending (much of) anything:

Boston Pride Day Parade and Festival: Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 12pm to 6pm; starts at Copley and ends at City Hall Plaza. Join this annual parade and festival with Mayor Menino as the Pride Parade Grand Marshal and pop-duo Karmin as the festival headliner. Free.

Coolidge Corner Arts Festival: Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 10am-6pm. More than 70 artists will be showcasing their work at this 35th Annual Festival with free admission. Also, the Brookline Food Festival will be nearby from 12-3pm with tasting tickets for $2 each, which benefits the Brookline Food Pantry.

Boston Dragon Boat Festival

34th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday & Sunday, June 8-9, 2013 starting at 8am at the banks of the Charles River. Cheer on the oldest Dragon Boat race in North America where 30-40 teams compete in 500-meter course in Hong-Kong Style dragon boats. Food, performances, arts & crafts and more will be present as well. Free admission.

National Get Outdoors Day: Saturday, June 8, 2013. Saturday is National Get Outdoors Day, and luckily it doesn’t cost anything to get outdoors and celebrate. If you’re looking for a free park or location, please click here.

Salem Arts Festival: Friday- Sunday, June 7, 8, & 9 in Salem, Massachusetts. Enjoy this family-friendly 3-day arts festival with a variety of artists, performers, musicians, and more. Free.

Fifth Annual Dance for World Community Festival: Saturday & Sunday, June 8-9, 2013 in Harvard Square. Enjoy this celebration showcasing dance positively in the community and world. Free and open to the public.

Food Truck Festival

Cambridge Food Truck Festival: Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11am-5pm in Kendall Square. Enjoy this first ever mouthwatering food festival in Cambridge. Grab tickets ahead of time for $7 per person ($10 at the door) and includes entry, music, and special food truck discounts. $1 of the admission will support the American Red Cross.

Boston Cycling and Health Expo: Friday, June 7, 2013 & Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Westin Waterfront. Enjoy this first annual Boston cycling and health expo and learn about new products and events in New England. Free admission.

Natick Mall: Microsoft Grand Opening (with Free Weezer Tickets): Saturday, June 8, 2013. Stop by the Natick Mall on Saturday morning to score free tickets to see Weezer in concert that night.

Hope you have a great weekend and stick to your budget!