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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National Coffee Day Deals and Freebies in Boston

 

Free Coffee Image Friday, September 29, 2017 is National Coffee Day and many local and national companies are celebrating with free and inexpensive coffee this Friday!

Here’s where you score free and almost free coffee for National Coffee Day on Friday in Boston and beyond:

  • Fairmont Copley Plaza: Free cups of cold brew coffee and mini donuts via hotel cart on Dartmouth Street from 7-9AM, while supplies last
  • Marylou’s: Any size, any flavor hot coffee for half price on Friday
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Get a free medium hot coffee when you purchase a medium or larger hot coffee
  • Cumberland Farms: Text the FREECOFFEE to 64827 on Thursday for a free hot or cold coffee mobile coupon

Metro also did a similar free coffee post that you may want to check out. There’s a few coffee shops that they had their list that I couldn’t find more information on, so I didn’t feel comfortable adding above, but you may be able to take advantage of them as well!

Also, High Brew Coffee is offering free Hubway Rides on Friday to celebrate National Coffee Day and you can find more information here.

Will you be grabbing cheap or free coffee on Friday? What free coffee deals did I miss?

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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Request Your Free Museum Passes for This Weekend!

Smithsonian Free Museum Day Boston

Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live provides free admission for two people at participating museums all across the country on Saturday, September 23, 2017!

How does Free Museum Day work?

  • STEP 1: Find a participating museum here
  • STEP 2: Download your ticket here
  • STEP 3: Head to the museum on Saturday, 9/23/17!

You do need to request tickets in advance for the museum of your choice, and there are many different museums in the Boston area participating.

For more information or to find a participating museum, please head here.

Will you be heading to a museum for free on Saturday? 

Patriots Win, You Win Promotion is Back at Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin' Donuts 2017 Patriots Win Promotion

Dunkin’ Donuts have brought back their popular “Patriots Win, You Win” promotion for the 2017-2018 football season!

The day after a Patriots win, head to your local participating Dunkin’ Donuts for a medium coffee (hot or cold) for .87 in honor of #87!

You do need to be a DD perks member to take advantage of this offer and it’s free to sign up for DD perks.

For more information about Patriots Win, You Win promotion at Dunkin’ Donuts for the 2017 season, please head here.

Will you be taking advantage of this offer? Have you received this deal in the past? 

 

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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Discount Tickets to the Boston Tea Party & Museums

Discounts to the Boston Tea Party Museum in Boston MassachusettsAre you looking for Discount Tickets to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums?

If you are visiting Boston this fall and would like to re-enact a big piece of American history, you may want to stop by the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums.

Regular price tickets to the museum is $28 for adults and $18 for children 5-12. Seniors, military members and students can save $3 on admission with proper ID.

However, there are a few ways to save on discount tickets and a few of the links below are affiliate links to help maintain the website. Please see my disclosure policy if you have any questions.

If you are looking to buy directly through the source, you can save up to $2.80 when you buy your tickets online ahead of time with no additional taxes or fees.

You can also find discount tickets to the ships & museum through Goldstar Boston for $18 (with a $3.75 service fee) for tours this fall.

Also, both LivingSocial and Groupon have daily deals available for discount tickets. However, Groupon’s tickets are through Goldstar Boston so it would be easier to do it through Goldstar since Groupon promo codes won’t work on this offer.

However, it appears the offer at LivingSocial is currently the best place for a deal with discount tickets for $18 for one, $35 for two, and $65 for four. Also, promo codes like SEPT20 worked for me (expires today though) dropping the price for two tickets to $14 after the 20% promo code is applied.

Please let me know if you know any other valid offers, discounts, or coupons for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums in the comments below. Have you been before?

For more discounts and coupons for various attractions in and around Boston, please head here.

Special Boston Duck Tour Discount for Massachusetts Residents

The Boston Duck Tours are celebrating 15 years departing from the Museum of Science location and are offering $15 off duck tour tickets for Massachusetts residents.

Mass residents can receive the $15 discount until September 30, 2017 at the Museum of Science location only. This special offer is not available on Saturdays.

To receive the $15 discount, you need to show a valid MA license or ID at a ticket booth. The discount isn’t valid with online or phone orders and cannot be combined with other special offers.

For more information about this special Boston Duck Tour offer especially for Massachusetts residents, please head here.

If you are looking for more ways to save on Boston Duck Tour tickets, please head here.

Have you gone on a Boston Duck Boat before? Will you be taking advantage of this offer?