Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for August 25-26, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonI really can’t believe this is the LAST WEEKEND OF AUGUST! WHAT!??!

Well, if you are looking for some fun and cheap things to do for the last weekend in August, here’s some ideas!

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 23-26, 2018. Head to the North End of the 99th Annual Saint Anthony’s Feast this weekend.

Movies at the Lawn: Saturday, August 25, 2018 at The Lawn on D. Enjoy a free movie screening of The Sandlot at The Lawn on D at 8PM, fun starts at 6:30PM.

Films at the Gate: August 24-26, 2018 at the Chinatown Gate. Enjoy a series of Kung Fu movies and other films next to the Chinatown Gate this weekend.

African Festival of Boston: August 26, 2018 at Boston Common. Enjoy this multi-cultural celebration featuring the best of African arts and culture.

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 A Wrinkle in Time 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 Thor: Ragnarok 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 Finding Dory 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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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 Friday Events in Boston for July 20, 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, July 20, 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:

  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Gloucester Stage Company
  • The Gardens at Elm Bank
  • Chatham Shark Center
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association
  • Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
  • Springfield Museums
  • Discovery Museum
  • The Hall at Patriot Place

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:

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 Shakespeare on the Common Starting Wednesday, July 18, 2018!

Free Shakespeare on the Common is back for its 24th season!

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents Richard III at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common from July 18 to August 5, 2018.

Performances start at 8PM Tuesday-Saturday and at 7PM on Sunday nights. There is also a matinee performance at 3PM on Saturday, August 4, 2018. There are no shows on Monday.

Shakespeare on the Common is free and open to the public.

For more information about Shakespeare on the Common, please head here.

Will you be going to see Richard III on Boston Common this year? Have you gone to Shakespeare on the Common in the past?

 

Discount Tickets to Water Country Water Park


Water Country Discounts NH

Water Country is a water park in Portsmouth, NH and is a fun way to cool off in the summer heat. Lazy river anyone?

Regular price admission to Water Country is $44.99 at the gate but you can instantly save when you buy your tickets online. Online tickets are $35.99 and guests under 48″ and seniors 65+ are $26.99. Keep in mind there is a small processing fee of $3 per ticket for online orders.

There are also many ways to save directly through Water Country this 2018 season. If you have a specific date in mind and purchase your ticket 7 days in advance, tickets are $33.99 for online only.

If you live in New Hampshire you can get the Granite State rate and save $6.03 on tickets.

Active and retired military members can receive admission tickets for $27.99 and first responders and teachers can receive tickets for $34.99.

There are also a few “smart days” in June, July and August were rates for specific dates are $32.99. For the list of smart dates and other discount offers, please head here.

If you are planning to visit Water Country in New Hampshire for a few different visits this summer, you may want to consider a season pass. A weekday season pass is $59.99, a basic season pass is $69.99, and a premium season pass is $89.99.

For a limited time, in honor of the fourth of July, you can save $17.76 on a basic season pass when you buy two or more. A basic season pass would be $52.53 during the sale which would pay for itself rather quickly.

If you are looking for more ways to save, Goldstar Boston has discount tickets to Water Country for $30.99 for any operating day from through September 3, 2018. This is a great way to have some cool summer fun without paying full-price on admission if you are looking for other discount ticket options.

Groupon also has discount tickets to Water Country NH for $34.99 for a limited time for a single-day ticket.

If you find any other discounts or coupons to Water Country in NH, please let me know in the comments below.

To find discount tickets to Water Country through Goldstar Boston, please head here.

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Free Outdoor Movie Series in Boston for Summer 2018


Free Movies Outdoors in Boston
There are so many movies outdoors on the big screen in Boston this summer for free. Grab some blankets, lawn chairs, and some popcorn for some free and fun summer nights!

Most movies start at dusk, and a few have rain dates if the weather does not cooperate. All movies are free and open to the public!

Here are the FREE Outdoor Movie Series for Summer 2018 in the Greater Boston area:

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Movies by the Moonlight

Boston Harbor Hotel has a free movies series every Friday night in the hotel’s courtyard from June 15, 2018 to August 31, 2018 this summer starting at dusk.

  • June 15: When Harry Met Sally
  • June 22: It Happened One Night
  • June 29: Grease
  • July 6: Field of Dreams
  • July 13: The Lion King
  • July 20: Splash
  • July 27: Wizard of Oz
  • August 3: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • August 10: The Karate Kid
  • August 17: Hook
  • August 24: Dr. No
  • August 31: Out of Africa

To view the complete schedule or for more information, please head here.

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation host this annual outdoor movie series. Free Friday Flicks are Fridays this summer at the DCR Hatch Shell starting June 22, 2018 to August 24, 2018. Movies start at dusk but the fun kicks off at 6PM.

  • June 22: Despicable Me 3
  • July 13: Emoji Movie
  • July 20: Elf
  • July 27: Cars 3
  • August 3: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • August 10: Coco
  • August 17: Beauty and the Beast
  • August 24: Thor: Ragnarok

For more information about Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell, please head here.

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival takes place every Saturday night from July 7, 2018 to August 25, 2018 at the Prudential Center’s South Garden. Free outdoor movies start at dusk, but entertainment, children activities, and more start at 6PM. The rain date for all films are the following Tuesday if needed.

  • July 7: The Lion King
  • July 14: SING!
  • July 21: Coco
  • July 28: Wonder
  • August 4: The Incredibles
  • August 11: Mulan
  • August 18: Tarzan
  • August 25: A Wrinkle in Time

For more information about the free Family Film Festival, please head here.

Movies in the Park at Assembly Row

Enjoy a free movie under the stars at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville on Saturdays from July 7, 2018 to August 25, 2018 starting at dusk.

  • July 7: Despicable Me 3
  • July 14: Emoji Movie
  • July 21: Elf
  • July 28: Cars 3
  • August 4: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • August 11: Coco
  • August 18: Beauty and the Beast
  • August 25: Thor: Ragnarok

For more information about free movie nights at Assembly Row in Somerville, please head here.

Sunday Night Movie Night at Christopher Columbus Park

Enjoy a free movie night on the lawn at Christopher Columbus Park every Sunday night from July 22, 2018 to August 26, 2018 starting at dusk.

  • July 22: Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid
  • July 29: Roman Holiday
  • August 6: Chariots of Fire
  • August 12: Mary Poppins
  • August 19: Apollo 13
  • August 26: Short Film: Henry & the Elephant & Finding Dory
For more information about Sunday Night Movie night, please head here.

Mayor Walsh’s Movie Nights

Mayor Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Northeastern University are bringing free movies to Boston neighborhoods on select dates this August. All movies start at dusk.

  • August 2: The Nut Job Two, Town Field in Dorchester
  • August 6: Leap!, Dusk Fallon Playground in Roslindale
  • August 8: The Lego Ninjago, Ronan Park in Dorchester
  • August 9: Paddington 2, Doherty Playground in Charlestown
  • August 13: Peter Rabbit, Medal of Honor Park in South Boston
  • August 16: Sing, Ramsay Park in Roxbury
  • August 20: Despicable Me 3, Hardiman Field in Allston-Brighton
  • August 21: Cars 3, Walker Playground in Mattapan
  • August 23: Coco, Hynes Playground in West Roxbury
  • August 27: Beauty and the Beast, Brophy Park in East Boston
  • August 30: The Emoji Movie, Iacono Playground in Hyde Park

For more information about Mayor Walsh’s free movie nights, please head here.

The Coolidge at the Greenway

The Coolidge is partnering with the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy for a free outdoor screening at the Greenway’s Wharf District Park at sunset.

  • June 19: Rear Window
  • July 24: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • August 21: Double Feature: The Incredible Shrinking Man & Revenge of the Creature

For more information about The Coolidge at the Greenway free movie series, please head here.

Films by the Gate

Celebrate Asians and Asian Americans in film by watching classic kung fu films and other Asian films this summer at the Gate in Chinatown. This free film festival is August 24-26, 2018 at the gate in Chinatown.

Film schedule is TBD. For more up-to-date information about free Films by the Gate, please head here.

Classics on the Common

Head to Boston Common near Frog Pond in September for two free movie nights on Fridays at dusk.

  • September 7: Black Panther
  • September 21: Karate Kid

For more information about Classics on the Common, please head here.

MFA Sunset Cinema

Enjoy this free monthly film series on the Museum of Fine Art’s Huntington Avenue Lawn. There will be music, art making, and lawn games 90 minutes prior to the free movie.

  • June 20: Black Panther at 7PM
  • July 12: Faces Places at 7PM
  • August 9: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind at 6:30PM
  • September 13: The Wicker Man at 6PM

For more information about Sunset Cinema at the MFA, please head here.

Jaws on D

Narragansett presents a free movie screening of Jaws on The Lawn on D in South Boston from 8-10PM.

  • June 29: Jaws

For  more information about Jaws on D, please head here.

Revere Beach Movie Nights

Free Theatre Thursdays with a free outdoor movie screening on the beach at dusk (with activities from 6-8PM) at either Kelly’s Roast Beef or William G. Reinstein Bandstand in Revere. All Thursday night movies will have a rain date of Friday night. There are also two free Saturday Date Night movies that start at dusk as well.

  • July 1: Jaws (Saturday Date Night Movie)
  • July 5: Hocus Pocus at Kelly’s Roast Beef
  • July 12: The Lion King at William G. Reinstein Bandstand
  • July 14: Top Gun (Saturday Date Night Movie)
  • July 19: Back to the Future at Kelly’s Roast Beef
  • July 26: Coco at William G. Reinstein Bandstand
  • August 2: Moana at Kelly’s Roast Beef
  • August 9: Thor: Ragnarok at William G. Reinstein Bandstand

For more information about free movie nights at Revere Beach on Thursday nights, please head here and head here for more information about Saturday Date Night movies.

Movies by the Lake

Wakefield Community Access TV is sponsoring free movies by the Lake this summer in Wakefield, MA. Free outdoor movies will take place at Lake Quannapowitt by the Bandstand at nightfall.

  • June 28: Men in Black
  • July 12: Moana
  • July 26: Jaws
  • August 9: E.T.
  • August 23: Wonder Woman

For more information about Free Movies by the Lake in Wakefield, please head here.

The Davis Summer Film Series

Enjoy musicals outdoors on the Davis Plaza at Wellesley College with free movies and ice cream. Movies start at dusk.

  • July 12: The Muppets
  • July 26: Mary Poppins
  • August 9: Beauty and the Beast

For more information about the 2018 Summer Film series, please head here.

Patriot Place Summer Flicks

Free outdoor movies at NRG Plaza (right outside Patriots ProShop) at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA on select dates this summer sponsored by Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Free summer flicks start at dusk but pre-entertainment begins at 6PM.

  • July 1: Justice League
  • July 11: Despicable Me 3
  • August 1: Cars 3
  • August 8: Toy Story
  • August 15: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • August 31: Wonder

For more information about Free Sumer Flicks at Patriot Place, please head here.

Please leave a comment below if there are any more great and free movie series happening this summer in Boston or if there’s any errors mentioned above.

Please do your due-diligence to ensure that all information provided above is correct before you head out to a free outdoor movie showing, especially if there’s bad weather!

What is your favorite movie or outdoor movie series in Boston and beyond?

Free Music Series This Summer in Boston

Free Live Music in BostonThere are so many free music series this summer in Boston– you’ll probably come across a few of these without even trying!

Below is a roundup of free live music and free concert series in Boston for Summer 2018:

Boston Calling Block Parties

Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Thursday nights from May until August 30, 2018. Free, but 21+. 

Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concerts

Free Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm this summer. Wednesday evenings from July 18, 2018 to August 22, 2018.

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City program offers free music on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from June 7, 2018 to August 28, 2018 from 6-10pm in the courtyard at Boston Harbor Hotel.

Berklee’s Summer in the City

Berklee’s Summer in the City Series offers over 200 free music performances all over the city. Runs now through the end of September. (Some of the Free Berklee music series are mentioned throughout the post at different popular venues throughout the city, but there are many more as well!)

Harborwalk Sounds

Free Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA happens on Thursday nights at 6PM this summer with free music. (Reminder: ICA admission is also free on Thursday nights). Thursday nights from July 5, 2018 to August 30, 2018.

Concerts in the Courtyard

Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard has free music every Wednesday night at 6pm and Friday afternoon at 12:30pm in the courtyard at the Boston Public Library from June 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018. Concerts are moved to Rabb Hall if weather is a concern.

Summer Midday Music

Free Midday Music at Post Office Square with music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm at Norman B. Leventhal Park. June 7, 2018 to end of August. 

Concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Free concerts at the Charlestown Navy Yard at 6pm on Thursdays from June 28, 2018 to August 2, 2018.

Tito Puente Latin Music Series

Tito Puente Latin Music Series is every Thursday night at 7PM at various parks and playground in Boston neighborhoods. July 5, 2018 to August 9, 2018.

ParkARTS Neighborhood Concerts

Free concerts around the city with ParkARTS Neighborhood Concerts from July 10, 2018 to August 5, 2018. At various neighborhood parks and dates vary.

Dorothy Curran Concert Series

The Dorothy Curran Concert Series has four shows all on City Hall Plaza this summer and is the longest running outdoor concert series in Boston. July 25, August 1, August 15, and August 22, 2018. 

Berklee at the Prudential Center

Free music at the Prudential Center in the courtyard with Summer Tunes from Berklee College of Music every Thursday from 5-7PM. June 14, 2018 to July 26, 2018.

Summer Concerts at Brewer Plaza

Berklee’s Summer in the City series has free live music at lunchtime at Brewer Plaza in Boston Common at noon, quite often

Berklee after 5

Free Berklee after 5 concert series every Thursday at 5pm at Kendall Center. June 7, 2018 to August 23, 2018.

Summer Concerts at Kendall Square

Free Summer Concerts at Kendall Square on Thursdays at lunchtime. Every Thursday at noon from now until August 30, 2018, no concert on July 5, 2018. 

Summertime at the Street

Free Live Music on Thursdays on the Green at the Street in Chestnut Hill from 5-7PM.

Waterfront Plaza Lunch Sessions

Enjoy free music at Waterfront Plaza on Thursdays at 12pm in June and July from Berklee School of Music. 

Did I miss any fun and free music series in the Greater Boston area this summer? What is your favorite free music series?