Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for August 18-19, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston and beyond. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and free events in Boston!

Fisherman’s Feast: August 16-19, 2018. Enjoy delicious food, music, processions, and much more at the Boston’s oldest continuous Italian Festival.

Wicked Good Festival: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Boston Common. Enjoy free performances from Bleachers, Buffalo Tom, Juliana Hatfield, Air Traffic Controller, and more.

Quincy August Moon Festival: Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Quincy Center from 12-5PM. Enjoy free live music, cultural performances, kid activities, and much more!

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 starting at 6PM. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in the courtyard of the Prudential Center with a free screening of Tarzan starting at dusk.

Movies in the Park: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 at Sylvester Baxter Park in Somerville. Head to Assembly Row for a free outdoor movie with a free screening of Beauty and the Beast starting at dusk.

Sunday Night Movie Night: Every Sunday night from July 22-August 26, 2018 at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End. Enjoy a free outdoor movie screening of Apollo 13 at dusk.

Tango in the Park: Every Saturday in July & August from 6:30-9:30PM at Rose Greenway Conservancy (across from Boston Harbor Hotel). Enjoy, dance, and delight in the magic of the Tango in the Park with free beginner lessons at 7:30PM.

ZUMIX Summer Concert Series: July 8-August 26, 2018 at Piers Park from 6-8PM. Bring a picnic and some friends and enjoy an evening of free live music! 

SoWa Open Market: Every Sunday May to October from 10-4pm. Enjoy this award-winning open market with local artisans, farmers, musicians, food trucks, and more!

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 Museum: 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!

Free Friday Events in Boston for August 17, 2018!

Fun Free Fridays and Boston Events 2014

There’s so many fun things happening on Friday this summer from Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays to free outdoor movies. This post rounds up all the fun and free events on Fridays this summer!

Here’s all the free fun that can be had for Friday, August 17, 2018:

Free Fun Friday Schedule

The Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays take place every Friday with free admission to great attractions in Massachusetts thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. Here’s where you can get in free this Friday:

  • JFK Presidential Library & Museum
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Commonwealth Museum
  • Lynn Museum
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society
  • Fort Devens Museum
  • Fruitlands Museum
  • Old State House
  • Berkshire Museum
  • Museum of the First Corps of Cadets

Free Outdoor Movie Screening in Boston

Enjoy free Outdoor Movie Screenings of your favorite movies every Friday night at dusk in Boston. Here’s what and where you can watch outdoor movies in the city:

More Friday Events in Boston and Beyond

Looking for even more fun this Friday in Boston? Here’s some more free and fun events:

  • Fisherman’s Feast: Head to the North End on Friday and through the weekend for this annual North End Feast!
  • Dana-Farber Sun Safety Program: Stop by Wollaston Beach in Quincy for free sun prevention tips and free screening
  • Fenway Fridays: Enjoy this weekly block party with fun promotions, live music, and more in the Fenway every Friday!
  • Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music from 12:30-1:30pm at Boston Public Central Library Courtyard every Friday this summer
  • Astronomy After Hours: Free astronomy at the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum of Science’s parking garage (weather permitting) on Friday nights at 8:30PM
  • P.O. Fitness: Free Pilates Barre at 7:30am at Post Office Square
  • Boston Parks Fitness Series: Free boot camp and walking group in Boston on Fridays
  • November Project: Free fitness on Friday mornings at 6:30am
  • Free Friday Night Fun (Acton, MA): Head to The Discovery Museum in Acton for free admission every Friday night from 4:30-8pm this summer
  • Boston Children’s Museum: Head to the Boston Children’s Museum on Friday nights from 5-9pm for $1 admission!

Please let me know if I missed any free and fun things happening this Friday in Boston. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to find some more free fun happening this weekend in the city!

Hope you have a great day!

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2018 Marshfield Fair MEGAPASS and More

Marshfield Fair 2018 MEGAPASSThe 151st annual Marshfield Fair is coming soon to the Marshfield Fairgrounds on the South Shore from Friday, August 17, 2018 to Sunday, August 26, 2018. The Marshfield Fair is open noon to 10PM daily.

Admission to enter the Marshfield Fair is $10 and Children 6 and under are FREE at the gate. Parking is $5 on-grounds.

If you would like to enter the fair and ride unlimited rides for the entire day, you may want to purchase a MEGAPASS. You can choose when and what you want to ride with MEGAPASS and has less restrictions than a typical wristband.

A weekday MEGAPASS is $35 and a weekend MEGAPASS is $40 and includes admission and unlimited rides from noon to 10PM.

MEGAPASS needs to be purchased by Thursday, August 16, 2018 and you can purchase tickets here. (Tickets were previously sold at select Walgreens locations but are only sold through this link now).

For more information or to purchase a MEGAPASS for the Marshfield Fair, please head here.

If you are looking for more ways to save or missed the window for MEGAPASS here are a few more Marshfield Fair discounts:

  • Friday, 8/17 & 8/14: Marshfield Residents pay $5 with proof of residency from 12-6pm
  • Sunday, 8/19: Ride ticket special: 30% off all rides all day and night
  • Tuesday, 8/21: Senior Day where seniors get in free!
  • Wednesday, 8/22: 4H & Agricultural Awareness Day: 4H Plymouth County members wear your 4-H t-shirts for free admission!
  • Thursday, 8/23: Children’s Day: Free Admission for Children 12 & Under + 50% off all kiddie rides & wristband special available

There are also wristband specials on select days and times for $20-30 per wristband, and you can find more information here. Wristbands are available at Fiesta Shows Customer Service office on the day of the special but does exclude some rides like bumper cars, rock wall, roller coaster, and more.

You can also find a printable coupon to the Marshfield Field to save $5.

For more information about the Marshfield Fair or to purchase MEGAPASS tickets, please head here.

*I received complimentary passes to the Marshfield Fair as well as free passes to share along to one lucky winner. Please see my disclosure policy if you have any questions. 

**You can enter to win FOUR FREE MEGAPASS TICKETS through Facebook. Make sure to enter by 11:59pm on Wednesday, 8/15! Good Luck!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for August 11-12, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston and beyond.

This weekend is also tax-free weekend in Massachusetts so you won’t have to pay sales tax on most purchases as long as they are under $2,500.

As a deal lover, I must remind you that this is only a 6% discount and you’ll tend to find better discounts and sales on other weeks. However, it is a great weekend to buy things that never go on sale. We used to buy all our lumber for our house projects on this weekend because it’s something we’d buy at full price often.

Here are the fun and free things to do this weekend in Boston for August 11-12, 2018:

Madonna Della Cava Feast: August 10-12, 2018 in the North End. Enjoy this annual feast in the North End this weekend!

18th Annual GospelFest: Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 5-8PM at City Hall Plaza. Enjoy New England’s largest Gospel festival and is free and open to all!

August Moon Festival: Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 10-5PM. Enjoy a day of music, martial arts, food, arts and crafts, and much more!

Out of the Park: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Boston Common starting at 2:30PM. Celebrate the excitement of Fenway Park at Boston Common this Saturday when the Red Sox take on the Yankees! Free with many free activities!

D Street Market: Saturday, August 11, 2018. Enjoy a European-style street market with live music, mini classic car show, kid activities, and more!

Dine Out Boston: August 5-10 & 12-17, 2018. Enjoy Boston’s Restaurant week with fixed menu prices at your favorite restaurants.

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 starting at 6PM. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in the courtyard of the Prudential Center with a free screening of Mulan starting at dusk.

Movies in the Park: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 at Sylvester Baxter Park in Somerville. Head to Assembly Row for a free outdoor movie with a free screening of Coco starting at dusk.

Sunday Night Movie Night: Every Sunday night from July 22-August 26, 2018 at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End. Enjoy a free outdoor movie screening of Mary Poppins at dusk.

Tango in the Park: Every Saturday in July & August from 6:30-9:30PM at Rose Greenway Conservancy (across from Boston Harbor Hotel). Enjoy, dance, and delight in the magic of the Tango in the Park with free beginner lessons at 7:30PM.

ZUMIX Summer Concert Series: July 8-August 26, 2018 at Piers Park from 6-8PM. Bring a picnic and some friends and enjoy an evening of free live music! 

SoWa Open Market: Every Sunday May to October from 10-4pm. Enjoy this award-winning open market with local artisans, farmers, musicians, food trucks, and more!

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 Museum: 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!

Free Friday Events in Boston for August 10, 2018!

Fun Free Fridays and Boston Events 2014

There’s so many fun things happening on Friday this summer from Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays to free outdoor movies. This post rounds up all the fun and free events on Fridays this summer!

Here’s all the free fun that can be had for Friday, August 10, 2018:

Free Fun Friday Schedule

The Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays take place every Friday with free admission to great attractions in Massachusetts thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. Here’s where you can get in free this Friday:

  • Boston Harbor Islands
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Jacob’s Pillow
  • Cahoon Museum of American Art
  • Nichols House Museum
  • Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
  • Wenham Museum
  • Fuller Craft Museum
  • The Greenway Carousel
  • Freedom Trail Foundation

Free Outdoor Movie Screening in Boston

Enjoy free Outdoor Movie Screenings of your favorite movies every Friday night at dusk in Boston. Here’s what and where you can watch outdoor movies in the city:

More Friday Events in Boston and Beyond

Looking for even more fun this Friday in Boston? Here’s some more free and fun events:

  • Fenway Fridays: Enjoy this weekly block party with fun promotions, live music, and more in the Fenway every Friday!
  • Astronomy After Hours: Free astronomy at the Gilliland Observatory on the roof of the Museum of Science’s parking garage (weather permitting) on Friday nights at 8:30PM
  • Concerts in the Courtyard: Free music from 12:30-1:30pm at Boston Public Central Library Courtyard every Friday this summer
  • P.O. Fitness: Free Pilates Barre at 7:30am at Post Office Square
  • Boston Parks Fitness Series: Free boot camp and walking group in Boston on Fridays
  • November Project: Free fitness on Friday mornings at 6:30am
  • Free Friday Night Fun (Acton, MA): Head to The Discovery Museum in Acton for free admission every Friday night from 4:30-8pm this summer
  • Boston Children’s Museum: Head to the Boston Children’s Museum on Friday nights from 5-9pm for $1 admission!

Please let me know if I missed any free and fun things happening this Friday in Boston. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to find some more free fun happening this weekend in the city!

Hope you have a great day!

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Free Lawn at Legacy Events This Month

Lawn at LegacyIf you live or work near Legacy Place in Dedham, you may want to check out the Lawn at Legacy this August.

There are so many free fitness classes, live music, kid activities, and more happening at Legacy Place for their new free series, Lawn at Legacy.

Here’s the free lineup:

  • Summer Music with Dedham School of Music: Every Sunday from August 5-26, 3-5PM
  • Stroller Bootcamp: August 27 & 30, 9:30-11AM
  • Kick It By Eliza: August 7 & 28, 6-7PM
  • Yoga with Stil Studio: August 14, 6-7PM
  • Pure Barre: August 21, 6-7PM
  • Story Time with Amazon Books: August 8, 10AM-12PM
  • Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt: August 15, 10AM-12PM
  • Music Together Sing and Play: August 22, 10AM-12PM
  • Mommy and Me Yoga: August 29, 10AM-12PM

Keep in mind that you need to register for stroller bootcamp, fitness classes, and the Wednesday activities beforehand and you can do so here.

For more information about the Lawn at Legacy, please head here.

Dine Out Boston 2018

DOBDine Out Boston is currently underway from August 5-10 & August 12-17, 2018!

Many local Boston restaurants participate in Dine Out Boston and you can select one of three price options to offer a prix fixe menu during the restaurant week.

Lunch prices are $15, $20 and $25 and Dinner prices are $28, $33, $38. Prices are per person and do not include beverages, tax, or gratuity.

Menus are prix fixe so make sure to check out the menus beforehand online to make sure it’s something you’d be interested in. Also, you may want to compare prices to their regular menu items and specials as some restaurants have better deals than others.

To find participating restaurants and/or to check out restaurant menus, please head here.

Will you be attending Dine Out Boston? What is your favorite Boston restaurant participating? What is your favorite deal?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for August 4-5, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s so many fun and cheap things to do this weekend in Boston and beyond. As always, please let me know in the comments below if I missed any fun and free events in Boston!

Boston GreenFest: August 3-5, 2018 at Boston City Hall Plaza and Faneuil Hall. Enjoy this annual green festival with entertainment, local food trucks, activities, and much more!

St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast: August 2-5, 2018 in the North End. Head to the North End this weekend for the St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast on Hanover and Battery Streets.

Dine Out Boston: August 5-10 & 12-17, 2018. Enjoy Boston’s Restaurant week with fixed menu prices at your favorite restaurants.

Shakespeare on the Common: July 18-August 5, 2018 at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common. Enjoy your last chance to catch a free performance of Richard III at 8PM and 7PM on Sunday nights and a special matinee at 3PM on Saturday.

National Oyster Day: Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Back Bay Social Club. Celebrate National Oyster Day at Back Bay Social Club with $1 Oysters, live music, giveaways, and more!

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 starting at 6PM. Enjoy a free movie under the stars in the courtyard of the Prudential Center with a free screening of The Incredibles starting at dusk.

Movies in the Park: Every Saturday from July 7-August 25, 2018 at Sylvester Baxter Park in Somerville. Head to Assembly Row for a free outdoor movie with a free screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starting at dusk.

Sunday Night Movie Night: Every Sunday night from July 22-August 26, 2018 at Christopher Columbus Park in the North End. Enjoy a free outdoor movie screening of Chariots of Fire at dusk.

ZUMIX Summer Concert Series: July 8-August 26, 2018 at Piers Park from 6-8PM. Bring a picnic and some friends and enjoy an evening of free live music! 

Tango in the Park: Every Saturday in July & August from 6:30-9:30PM at Rose Greenway Conservancy (across from Boston Harbor Hotel). Enjoy, dance, and delight in the magic of the Tango in the Park with free beginner lessons at 7:30PM.

SoWa Open Market: Every Sunday May to October from 10-4pm. Enjoy this award-winning open market with local artisans, farmers, musicians, food trucks, and more!

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 Museum: 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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