Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for June 16-17, 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 for Father’s Day weekend!

Father’s Day is this Sunday and if you plan on celebrating Dad (or yourself) there’s a few places in the Greater Boston area where Dad gets in free!

11th Annual Make Music Harvard Square: Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Harvard Square from 2-10PM. Celebrate the summer solstice with this annual street-music festival! Free.

Fenway Porchfest: Saturday, June 16, 2018. Enjoy this free music festival from 12-4pm on Saturday with over 70 musicians performing in East and West Fenway on porches and more.

Lawn of Champions: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at The Lawn on D. Check out the championship trophies of your favorite Boston sport team, meet mascots, play games, and more!

67th Annual Quincy Flag Day Parade, Ceremonies, and Fireworks: Enjoy this annual Flag Day event in Quincy with a parade, ceremony, and end the night with free fireworks!

Red Sox Showcase: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. The Red Sox are bringing baseball to Faneuil Hall on Saturday with a batting cage, pitching station, a virtual reality experience, and more!

10th Annual Waltham Riverfest: June 15-16, 2018. Enjoy a fun festival along the river in Waltham for music and fun!

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 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!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for June 9-10, 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!

Boston Pride Parade: Saturday, June 9, 2018 from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza. The annual Boston Pride parade begins at Copley Square at 12pm and ends at City Hall Plaza.

Free Pointer Sisters Concert: Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 8:15pm in Copley Square. Get excited for a Free Pointer Sisters Concert on Sunday Night in Copley Square thanks to the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting being held in Boston this weekend. (There’s also Free Fireworks on Friday night from Columbia Point at 9:30PM)

Bunker Hill Day Parade: Sunday, June 10, 2018. Enjoy this Charlestown tradition with a parade starting at 12:3opm at Hayes Square!

Boston Dragon Boat Festival: June 9-10, 2018 on the Charles River. Enjoy this annual festival with boat races and cultural performances. Free.

The Village Fair: Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 12-4pm. Celebrate Brookline Village on Sunday with music, games, food and more throughout the village.

12th Annual Family Music Festival: Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 12-3pm at the Lowell School Park in Cambridge. Enjoy a day of free family fun with musical fun and activities for the whole family!

Brookline Porchfest: Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 12-6PM. Enjoy a day of music in Brookline straight from the porches of local musicians!

DWC Festival Day: Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Cambridge. Dance for World Community Festival is a day of dance with free performances from over 90 dance troupes!

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 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!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for June 2-3, 2018!


Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

There’s always some fun and free to do in Boston and beyond on the weekends. Here are some ideas of some cheap things to do for the first weekend of June!

Cambridge Arts River Festival: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11-6pm at East Cambridge Waterfront. Enjoy this annual festival with music, dance, workshops and more for people of all ages!

Historic New England Open House: Saturday, June 2, 2018 at participating Historic New England properties. Most Historic New England properties are free this weekend for their annual Open House, including the Otis House in Boston.

Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 12-5pm. Head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace for free family-friendly entertainment featuring local artists, youth acts, drag performances, and more.

Dorchester Day Parade: Sunday, June 3, 2018 in Dorchester. Enjoy this annual Dorchester Day parade that kicks off at 1pm in the streets of Dorchester.

Coolidge Corner Arts Festival: Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 11-6pm in Coolidge Corner. Shop the work of over 100 makers, enjoy food trucks, and live music this Saturday!

Free Fishing Weekend: June 2-3, 2018 across Massachusetts. No license is required to fish in Massachusetts this weekend so fish for free this weekend!

Arlington Greek Festival: June 1-3, 2018 at 4 Appleton Street in Arlington. Head to Arlington this weekend for this annual Greek Festival with games, rides, food, fun activities, and more! Free admission and free parking.

Coda’s 10th Birthday: June 2, 2018 from 2-4pm at Coda Bar & Kitchen. Head to Coda Bar & Kitchen in the South End to celebrate their 10th Birthday with complimentary oysters and rosé!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, 2018. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate.

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 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!

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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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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Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for April 7-8, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in Boston

Happy (almost) weekend! Here’s a few things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area for cheap:

L.L. Bean Grand Opening Celebration: April 6-8, 2018 at One Seaport in Boston. L.L. Bean is opening its doors this weekend at its newest location in Boston’s Seaport District with free food, live music, outdoor yoga, games, and more! Free.

Boston Design Week: April 4-15, 2018. Boston Design Week seeks to increase awareness of all aspects of designs with a variety of events, and some are free!

Boston National Poetry Month Festival: April 4-8, 2018. Head to the Boston Public Library Central branch this week to enjoy over 50 established poets and musicians. Free.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, 2018. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate

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 Film Friday at The Museum of Science!

Museum of Science Boston

 

Every Friday this month is Free Film Friday at the Museum of Science thanks to generous support from Mathworks!

On Friday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th, head to the Museum of Science for free shows at the Mugar Omni Theatre for Free Film Friday.

Simply stop by and pick up tickets on the day of the show (only) to receive free tickets. Free tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis with a limit of two shows per date per person.

However, if you are a museum member, you can reserve tickets up to 5 days in advance with a limited amount of tickets available for reservation.

For more information about Free Film Friday, please head here.

*Also, don’t forget you can receive FREE admission to the Museum of Science any day with your Boston Public Library card with advanced reservation for a museum pass!

Will you be attending Free Film Friday at the Museum of Science this month?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for March 3-4, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonHappy weekend! Here are some fun and cheap things to do in the Greater Boston area for the first weekend of March!

Boston Massacre Commemoration: March 3, 2018 at the Old State House. See history come alive as downtown Boston transforms into Revolutionary Boston to commemorate the Boston Massacre.

Discovery Museum Celebration: March 3-4, 2018 at Discovery Museum in Acton. Head Northwest this weekend to check out the completely renovated Discovery Museum. Children 12 and under are free this weekend!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2018. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate

Kid Price Saturday at Zoo New England: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of this month at Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo where everyone pays kids price for admission until noon!

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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