Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 28-29, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! There’s SO MANY fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston and beyond!

The Japan Festival: April 28-29, 2018 at Boston Common. Enjoy two days of fun this year with a food festival on Saturday and the big festival on Sunday to share and celebrate Japanese culture in Boston! 

ArtWeek Boston Returns: April 27-May 6, 2018. Enjoy this award-winning creative festival in Boston with many free events and hands-on activities.

Harvard Arts First Festival: April 26-29, 2018 at Harvard University. Enjoy this annual student showcase of art, music, fun, and more.

Boston College Arts Festival: April 26-28, 2018 at Boston College. Celebrate the arts with the annual student showcase filled with art, music, theatre, dance, poetry, and more!

Brookline Open Studios: April 28-29, 2018 from 11-5pm at art studios in Brookline. Artists in Brookline are opening up their studios for free this weekend to enjoy art and meet the artists!

Park Serve Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018 at a variety of parks throughout Boston and Massachusetts. Help prepare state parks and beaches for the season by helping with trash, clearing trails, and sprucing up parks! 

Run of the Charles: Sunday, April 29, 2018. The Run of the Charles is the largest flat-bottomed boat race in New England so cheer on the 1,500+ racers this weekend!

Walk for Music: Sunday, April 29, 2018 in East Boston. Join ZUMIX and their community members for a 2-mile walk to support their programs free and low-cost for over 1,000 youth each year. 

Institute of Contemporary Art Play Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10-4pm at the ICA. FREE admission for up to 2 adults per family when accompanied by children ages 12 and under on Saturday. (Youth 17 and under area always free).

MIT Museum: Sunday, April 29, 2018. The MIT Museum is free 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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Free Pretzels for National Pretzel Day on April 26, 2018!

National Pretzel Day Boston

Thursday, April 26, 2018 is National Pretzel Day and you can celebrate with some delicious deals!

Pretzelmaker is offering customers a free original soft pretzel on National Pretzel Day on April 26, 2018 but there is a little twist! You must follow Pretzelmaker on Facebook or Instagram to score the free pretzel and you must show proof on your phone at the register!

For more information or to find a participating Pretzelmaker location in the Boston area, please head here.

Auntie Anne’s is offering buy any pretzel and get a classic pretzel free for My Pretzel Perks members, and the deal will appear in the rewards section of the app. The offer is valid until April 29, 2018 so don’t worry if you can’t make it on National Pretzel Day!

For more information about Auntie Anne’s pretzel day offer, please head here.

Will you be celebrating National Pretzel Day on Thursday?

 

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 21-22, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s so much fun and free things to do this weekend in Boston! Fingers crossed for a lovely Spring Weekend!

Cambridge Science Festival: April 13-22, 2018. Enjoy this 10-day, 200+ event festival celebrating and showcasing STEAM. Many events are free.

CraftBoston: April 20-22, 2018. Enjoy this fun craft fair and check out a lot of homemade and local goods. Tickets are $15 but Goldstar has discount tickets for $0-7.50 (affiliate link).

Free Park DaySaturday, April 21, 2018. Enjoy free admission to all national parks this Saturday for National Park Week.

Free Marine Mammal Safaris: Saturday, April 21, 2018. Save the Harbor is hosting free Marine Mammal Safaris on Saturday with availability on the 9:30AM cruise still available.

East Boston Open Studios: April 21-22, 2018. Local East Boston artists are opening their studios to the public this weekend.

Boating Open House: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9-1PM. Go for a sail and learn more about Community Boating Inc. with this free open house.

Earth Day Art Market: Saturday, April 21-22, 2018 at CambridgeSide. Enjoy this Earth Day Art Market with handmade gifts, original art, jewelry and one-of-a-kind merchandise from local and regional artists.

Spring Family Day: Celebrating our Diverse Stories: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Join the EMK Institute with activities celebrating America’s diversity. Recommended for ages 5+.

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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Half Off Mass Audubon Family Memberships

Mass Audubon

From now until June 30, 2018, Mass Audubon memberships are up to half off and includes many great benefits including free admission to many Massachusetts wildlife sanctuaries as well as other benefits.

A family membership is only $32 a year and includes two adults living in the same household and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18.

This is such a great deal if you plan to explore Mass Audubon properties this year, especially Drumlin Farms in Lincoln. Admission to Drumlin Farms is $9 for adults and $6 for kids, so for a family of four it would be $30 for one visit.

A membership is a great way to go for a family, especially if you plan to visit Drumlin Farms more than once and/or explore more Mass Audubon properties like the Blue Hills Trailside Museum.

We got this membership last year when we went to Drumlin Farms for this reason during their half off sale as it quickly pays for itself! Drumlin Farms is super cute to bring little ones to as well if you are looking for some day trips outside the city, and don’t forget to pack a picnic!

For more information or to purchase a membership for Mass Audubon, please head here.

Budget-Friendly Activities During April Vacation Week

April Vacation Week in Boston

Next week is April Vacation in Massachusetts and there’s a lot of budget-friendly activities to take advantage of. Hopefully the weather will (finally) be nice for a lot of outside fun as well!

Here’s a few ideas of things to do in Boston and Beyond during April Vacation Week if you or your kids have the week off:

*Please note that some of the links are affiliate links and I receive a small thank you if you make a purchase through them*

Don’t forget to check out Goldstar Boston for discount tickets and inexpensive events in the Boston area!

Let me know if I missed at fun or free events next week during April Vacation week!

Entertainment Books for $10.40 + Free Shipping For A Limited Time!


Entertainment.com

If you love coupons and/or savings at local restaurants, attractions, retailers, and more you’ll love The Entertainment Book!

The Greater Boston Entertainment  Book is on sale for $10.40 with free shipping and includes hundreds of coupons from local and national companies!

The ICA, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Odyssey Cruises, Old South Meeting House, Edaville Railroad, and more are just a few local attractions included in the book!

The book usually pays for itself with just one or two coupons. For example, the coupon for the Isabella Stewart Museum is Buy 1, Get 1 and admission is $15, so the book would pay for itself with just one use!

There are also a lot of coupons for large national retailers as well so it’s a helpful book to throw in your bag or car and look at before making a purchase.

All Entertainment Books are $10.40 + Free Shipping and the price is valid through 4/18/18 at 9AM, EST.

The majority of coupons in the book expire December 30, 2018, so the price of the book may drop $1-2 in the future but you will have less time to take advantage of the deals.

For more information or to purchase a 2018 Entertainment Book, please head here.

Don’t forget to check out the Boston Discount Attraction page as I list a break down a few coupons for local Boston museums and attractions!

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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 14-16, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy Marathon Weekend in Boston!

Here are some fun and cheap things to do in Boston this weekend:

Celebrate Patriots’ Day with the Boston Marathon: Monday, April 16, 2018 from Hopkinton to Boylston Street in Boston. Cheer on the runners of the Boston Marathon! Free.

Patriots’ Day Celebrations in Lexington & Concord: April 14-16, 2018 in Lexington & Concord. Head to Lexington & Concord to commemorate the opening battle of the American Revolution with reenactments, parades, ceremonies, and more.

John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo: April 13-15, 2018 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Check out one of the best runner’s expo in the country this weekend in Boston!

Faneuil Spring Fling: Saturday, April 14, 2018. Celebrate spring with street performers, mobile barbershop, outdoor concert, and more at Faneuil Hall from 12-9:30PM.

Swan Boats Opening Day: Saturday, April 14, 2018 in the Public Garden. The Swan Boats are back for the season in the Public Garden. Rides are $4.00 for adults and $2.50 for ages 2-15.

Cambridge Science Festival: April 13-22, 2018. Enjoy this 10-day, 200+ event festival celebrating and showcasing STEAM. Many events are free.

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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Edaville Railroad Discount Tickets and Ways to Save

Discounts Tickets and Promo Codes for Edaville RailroadEdaville will be opening on Saturday, April 14, 2018 for the 2018 season!

Edaville Family Theme Park is located on the South Shore in Carver, Massachusetts and is a great place to take little ones for a day trip!

Regular price tickets are $37 for ages 4-59 and tickets are $32 for ages 2-3 and seniors 60+. Children under 2 are free and parking is free.

Here are some Edaville Railroad discounts and coupons available for the 2018 season to help save some money:

Also, make sure to check out the Edaville promotional calendar. There were too many special offers to name so make sure to peek at the calendar to see if any promotions align with your schedule! There’s a lot of chances to save as they have some great promotions, especially during the weekdays!

Edaville is such a fun place for children. We went for the Festival of Lights two Decembers ago when my son was under 2. He loved riding the train and loved Thomas Land even though he couldn’t ride everything quite yet.

I can’t wait to go back in the summer now that he’s a little older and loves trains even more! I’m also excited to check out Dino Land this year since it was closed last time I was there!

Have you been to Edaville Family Theme Parke before? Do you have any tips for saving money on tickets or in the park?

For more information about Edaville Railroad or to purchase tickets, please head here.

Don’t forget to check out the Boston Discount Attraction page for even more discounts and deals on local attractions and museums in the Greater Boston area!

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