Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 20-21, 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 if I missed any free events this weekend in the comments below!

Head of the Charles Regatta: October 20-21, 2018. Enjoy this Boston tradition and cheer on thousands of rowers from the banks of the Charles River!

Annual Boston Veg Food Fest: October 20-21, 2018 at Reggie Lewis Athletic Center. Enjoy this vegetarian food festival with speakers, samples, exhibits, and more! Free and free parking.

22nd Annual A Cappella Competition: Saturday, October 20-21, 2018 at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Watch 40 of the best New England A Cappella groups battle it out at Faneuil Hall on Saturday and cheer on your favorites!

MiceOctober 20-21, 2018 in Cambridge. Enjoy this fun and free weekend event showcasing the best in new and local comics at the annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo!

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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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 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 $29.95 for adults and $18 for children 5-12. Seniors, military members and students can save $3 on admission with proper ID.

If you are looking to buy directly through the source, you can save up to $1.50 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 $19 (with a $3.75 service fee) for tours through October 31, 2018.

Sometimes LivingSocial and Groupon has discount offers as well, but they don’t currently have any deals, but keep an eye out for those! Also, let me know in the comments below if I missed any discounts!

For more information about discount tickets through Goldstar Boston, please head here. For more discounts and coupons for various attractions in and around Boston, please head here.

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Free Burrito Days at Boloco

Boloco is hosting Free Burrito Days in Boston this week! Order a mini or small for a free meal or pay $1.75 for a regular or $3.75 for a big bowl.

Boloco’s Free Burrito Days are from 11AM to 8PM at different locations each day and the complete schedule is below:

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018: Berklee, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018: Boston Common, Copley Square
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018: Atlantic Wharf, Congress Street, Federal Street
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Lynnfield, MA
  • Monday, October 29, 2018: Hanover, NH

A donation is encouraged to Boloco’s charity partner Positive Tracks but not required.

For more information, please head here.

Free Coffee at Cumberland Farms on Fridays in October!

Free Coffee Friday! Head to Cumberland Farms every Friday this October for a free coffee, any size!

For more information or to find a location near you, please head here.

Are you going to score a free coffee on Fridays this month?

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 13-14, 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 if I missed any free events this weekend in the comments below!

HUBweek 2018: October 8-14, 2018. Head to Boston’s City Hall Plaza for some unique experiences, exhibits, live art, and more for this fun ideas festival. Some events require a ticket but there are many free events as well.

Boston Book Festival: October 13, 2018 in Copley Square. Enjoy this annual festival that celebrates and promotes a culture of reading.

Fort Point Open Studios: October 12-14, 2018. Head to Fort Point to celebrate art and culture as many studios are opening their doors for free this weekend!

Revere Beach Pumpkin Festival: October 14, 2018. Head to Revere Beach on Sunday after the Great Pumpkin Dash for live entertainment, children activities, pumpkin decorating, and more!

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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Discount Tickets to Ghost Ship Harbor

ghost ship harbor uss salem quincyGhost Ship Harbor aboard the USS Salem in Quincy is rated #1 Scariest Haunt in 2017 by Fodor’s Travel!

Ticket prices for Ghost Ship Harbor begin at $34.99 but prices vary depending on the night. There is also a $3 service fee for online purchases, but $5 more for tickets at the gate so online purchases are $2 cheaper.

Goldstar Boston currently has discount tickets available for Ghost Ship Harbor starting at $25.99 + service fees for select nights. Keep in mind that Groupon also has this offer listed but the deal is actually Goldstar and aren’t eligible for Groupon promo codes.

Also, keep an eye out for discount coupons at D’Angelos and other places for more discount ticket options!

For more information about discount tickets through Goldstar Boston, please head here or for more information about Ghost Ship Harbor itself, please head here.

Are you going to Ghost Ship Harbor this year? Have you been before?

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Boston Museums with Free Admission Every Day of the Week

Free Admission Days at Boston MuseumsTaking advantage of Museum Free Days is a great way to see and visit Boston on a budget!

I have a page on Boston on Budget that tries to list every discount and deal for every Boston attraction, but I know it can be a little overwhelming especially if you are just looking for a free museum to visit or are looking for plans for a specific day!

This is an old favorite post updated for 2018. Please let me know if I missed any free Museum days in the Greater Boston area!

Here are Boston (and beyond) museums where you can get free admission by each day:

Wednesdays:

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is free on Wednesdays after 4pm (suggested donation of $25)
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Wednesday from 3-5pm from September to May each year with ID
26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Wednesday from 3-5pm from September to May each year with ID
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Thursdays:

The Institute of Contempory Art (ICA) has Free Admission on Thursday nights from 5-9pm
100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA is free on Thursdays from 5-9pm
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Fridays:

Boston Children’s Museum offers $1 admission (almost free!) from 5-9pm every Friday night
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

Boston Fire Museum is free during open hours on Friday from 5-8PM 
344 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110 (*very close to the Children’s Museum if you want to do both)

Saturdays:

Harvard Art Museum in Cambridge is free for Massachusetts residents from 10am to 12pm on Saturdays (Free daily for Cambridge residents!)
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Boston Fire Museum is free during open hours on Saturday from 9:30-4PM
344 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

Sundays:

Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round, excluding commercial groups, with proof of residency
26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round, excluding commercial groups, with proof of residency
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA offers free admission on the first Sunday of each month (Saturday too if you are a Bank of America cardholder)
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609

MIT Museum in Cambridge offers free admission the last Sunday of every month, September to June
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Always Free Museums:

U.S.S. Constitution: The U.S.S. Constitution Museum is free (with suggested donation for $10-15 per adult though) and guided tours of the boat are free. *make sure to bring your ID/passport*
Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129

Boston University Art Gallery is free daily (closed on Mondays).
855 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Commonwealth Museum is free during open hours Monday-Friday 9-5pm and open seasonally 9-3 on the weekends from May to October, closed on holidays
220 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125

Massachusetts State House: Free walking tours of the building and collections from 10-3:30pm on weekdays

Otis House is free for Boston residents, $10 for adults otherwise
141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

Waterworks Museum is free (suggested donation of $5) during open hours which vary depending on season.
2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467

The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA is always free when they are open (Wednesday-Sunday 1-4pm).
189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02331

Also, Boston Library Cardholders can receive discount and free admission to some of Boston’s best museums. For example, BPL cardholders can receive free admission for up to four people for the Museum of Science and New England Aquarium. You do need to make reservations in advance, especially during vacation weeks and other popular times! Any Massachusetts resident can become a Boston Library Cardholder and a reserve a pass, or check with your town library for their museum passes.

Bank of America Cardholders can also receive free admission to many museums like the MFA and MIT Museum the first weekend of every month with Bank of America’s Museums On Us program.

Don’t forget to check out Boston Discount Attractions page for so many other great discounts on Boston Museums, Attractions, Fun, and more!

And please let me know in the comments below if I missed any free museum days in the Greater Boston Area! Thanks!

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for October 6-8, 2018!

Free Things to Do this Weekend in BostonThere’s so many fun things to do in Boston this weekend for this extra long weekend! As always, please let me know in the comments if I missed your favorite free event:

Opening our Doors: Monday, October 8, 2018. Opening our doors in the largest FREE day of cultural offerings for the family with free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, and MUCH more!

Free Ferry Day: Sunday, October 7, 2018. Hop aboard for a free trip to George’s Island or Spectacle Island for the last weekend for the season! Free tickets are from Boston only and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

40th Annual Oktoberfest: Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Harvard Square. Enjoy this annual Oktoberfest with food from all over the world, arts, crafts, beer gardens, and the 13th Annual Honk! Parade on Sunday.

OysterFest: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at The Lawn on D. Enjoy oyster shucking stations, Guinness Draft truck, live Irish music, games, and more!

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!

Kid Price Saturday at Zoo New England: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month (October-March) at Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo for the price of kids admission!

Bank of America’s Museum on Us: Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 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 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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