Halloween Happenings 2012: For Pets!

My parents dog, Gus, dressed up as a Patriots Fan! 

And For the Dogs…

Howl-o-ween Costume Party: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Seaport Hotel from 1-3pm. Dress yourself and your pup for this Howl-o-ween costume party and prizes will be awarded for best costume in three categories. Free. For more information, please click here.

2nd Annual Canine Promenade: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Charles River Esplanade. Registration is at 10:45am and parade march starts at 11am. Dress up yourself and your pup for this 1/2 mile parade around the Esplande. Halloween costume prizes will be given as well as tasty treats. $10 registration. For more information, please visit here.

Howloween Costume Contest at Petco: Saturday, October 27, 2012 starting at 2pm (and all month long) at participating Petco stores. Bring your pet in costume to win the costume contest, or bring your pet in any day in October for a free treat for your pet. For more information, please click here.

How fun!

Haunted Happenings 2012: For Adults Only!

Okay, I’ve mentioned great and affordable Halloween spots for kids and families, but now a TREAT just for the adults! (All for $10 or less!)

For the Adults… Only

Coors Light Presents the RadioBDC Retro Halloween Ball at Ned Devine’s: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 starting at 9pm at Ned Devine’s in Boston. Grab your leg warmers and spandex, and dance the night away at this 80’s inspired Halloween Ball. Oh, and the best costume wins $500- no pressure. For more information, please click here.

Halloween on the Harbor 2012: Friday, October 26, 2012 with ducks departing at Tamo Bar at the Seaport Hotel from 7-10pm. Enjoy a night out at your favorite seaport bars and restaurants in costume. $5 for a ticket, which goes to charity. For more information, please click here.

Gypsy Bar Ghost Ball: Saturday, October 27th at the Gypsy Bar on Boylston Street, Boston. The Gypsy Bar is having a Ghost Ball with a Halloween costume contest of $1,000 prize! $10 cover. Fore more information, please visit here.

All Hallows Eve Brew Ha Ha at John Harvard’s Brewery & Alehouse: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 starting at 8pm at John Harvard’s in Cambridge. Stop by this brewhouse after 10pm for their costume contest, and first prize is $100 gift card to John Harvards. For more information, please visit here.  

Halloween Costume Party at Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill: Friday, October 26, 2012 at Patriots Place in Foxborough starting at 9:30pm. Stop by Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill to win a $513 cash prize for the best Halloween costume, which will be awarded to those present at midnight. For more information, please click here.

CBS Scene Halloween Costume Party: Friday, October 26, 2012 at Level One at CBS Scene starting at 9pm. Enjoy a costume party with prizes and $2.50 bud lights. For more information, please click here.

CBC Great Pumpkin Festival: Saturday, October 27, 2012 starting at 1pm (21+ starting at 5pm) at the Cambridge Brewing Company. There is expected to be roughly 40 different pumpkin beers present at the Cambridge Brewing Company with many different companies participating. Cost is $10 and then whatever you buy and cosume. For more information, please visit here.

Oh and we still have some frightfully good happenings still to come, so may sure you check back again soon! Thanks for visiting Boston on Budget for your Halloween 2012 Happenings in and around Boston!


Halloween Happenings 2012 For Families!

I mentioned all the Halloween Happenings for Kids in the Boston area already, but now let’s talk about families! Here are family friendly halloween events happening this week and next!

For the Family

Haunted Happenings: Daily in Salem, Massachusetts. There is a little bit of everything happening in Salem every day. Cost varies, but there are many free and fun options. To find a list of all the haunted happenings in Salem, please click here.

Pru Boo: Sunday, October 28th at the Prudential Center in Boston from 11am-1pm. Trick-or-Treat for charity throuhout the Prudential Center as well as enjoy pumpkin decorating, face painting, magician, a kids concert and more! $4 donation to Room to Grow. For more information, please visit here.

2012 Halloween Boo Bash: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, MA from 12-3pm. Bring the kiddos (costumes encouraged) for face painting, balloon animals, Halloween photos and Halloween tunes. For more information, please click here.

Pumpkin Pageant: Thursday, October 25, 2012 from noon to 4pm at the Boston Children’s Museum Harborwalk. Free pumpkin carving for kids and adults and vote for your favorite pumpkin from local Boston Businesses. For more information, please visit here.

There are also many Halloween event tickets that are great for families through Goldstar like the Haunted Haunts Walking Tour in Cambridge for half off! For more information, and cheap event tickets, please see my affiliate link here.

And guess what– more halloween events and ideas still to come! Booo-itful.


Halloween Happenings 2012 in and around Boston

Happy (early) Halloween! In honor of Halloween, I’ve compiled the scariest, frightening, and most fun Halloween Happenings and Events in the greater Boston area on Halloween and leading up to the day! Since there is a lot of free and cheap Halloween events happening, I will be posting a different section at a time– so come back for some more wicked spooky ideas!

For the Kids

Halloween Photos & Trick-or-Treating: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Square One Mall in Saugus from 2-8pm for Photos and 2-4pm for Trick-or-Treating. $1 donation for trick-or-treating. For more information, please click here.

Halloween at Patriots Place: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Patriots Place in Foxborough starting at 2pm. All trick-or-treaters will receive a free trick-or-treating bag but candy is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, please click here.

Mall-Wide Halloween Trick-or-Treat at the Arsenal Mall: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Arsenal Mall in Watertown from 4-6pm. Bring the kiddos in costume for trick-or-treating at the Arsenal mall to grab candy from different retailers! For more information, please visit here.

Halloween at the Hanover Mall: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 starting at 3pm at the Hanover Mall. Between 3-5pm kiddos can trick-or-treat around the Mall, but after they are done, stop by Uno’s Chicago Grill with the kids in Costume to make their own FREE pizza! Fun! For more information, please visit here.

Fall Festival at the Silver City Galleria in Taunton, MA: Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 1-5pm (trick-or treating from 3-5pm) at the Silver City Galleria in Taunton. Come enjoy a full schedule of trick-or-treating, face painting, dance party, arts & crafts and more goodies. For the schedule or more information, please click here.

Second Annual Halloween Jam: Saturday, October 27th from 2-3pm at the Community Music Center of Boston. Ages 0-8 can enjoy a spooky and kooky concert with music by Claudia Eliaza. For more information, please click here.

Check back soon for more Halloween Happenings in and around Boston and Massachusetts!

Free Pan Pizza Slice at Dominos Today starting at Noon!

Stop into Dominos today, October 23rd, 2012 from 12-2pm to grab a FREE pizza slice of their pan pizza at participating stores. They are giving at least 100 free slices away per store, so you may want to get there at the start and call your local store to make sure their participating.

To find a local store, please click here. Good luck!

Ben & Jerry’s Groupon Expiring Soon

Wow, if you are not one of the 5,000+ people that have purchased the Groupon for $30 worth of ice cream for just $15 at Ben & Jerry’s, what are you waiting for!? This deal is ending soon but you have until March 27, 2013 to actually use the voucher– we better have perfect ice cream weather before then!

For more information or to purchase this Ben & Jerry’s Groupon, please click here.

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Weekend Happenings: October 20th & 21st, 2012 in the Boston Area


Here is a list of the best events and weekend happenings in the Boston area that are free or wicked cheap. There are a lot of fun things to do in the city this weekend and I think the most expensive idea on this list is $10 per person!

48th Head of the Charles Regatta: Saturday & Sunday October 20 & 21, 2012 from 8am-5pm at the Charles River. The head of the Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day rowing event and has been a Boston tradition for 48 years! I really like this article by Bostoninno that breaks down the best viewing spots and is a great first-timer guide. You can also head to the HOCR’s main page here for more information. Free for most viewing spots.

First Annual Faneuil Hall Street Theater Festival: Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2012 from 11am-7pm at Faneuil Hall. On a regular weekend at Faneuil Hall, the marketplace is buzzing with amazing street performers so the first annual street theater with street performers from all over the world can’t be missed! For more information about the event, please click here. Free, but you may want to bring some cash to tip performers.

Boston Classical Orchestra: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 3pm at Faneuil Hall. The Boston Children’s Chorus will be singing classical songs at Faneuil Hall this weekend. More information can be found here. Free.

National Cranberry Festival in Carver, MA: Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & 21st, 2012 from 10am-5pm at Edaville USA in Carver, Massachusetts. All aboard for this fun 2-day cranberry festival in Carver with unlimited train rides, live musical entertainment, an harvest marketplace, and much more. For more information, please click here. $10 admission for ages 2 and over.

AMC Theatres: Seven Psychopaths: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at participating AMC Theatre Nationwide. If you’d rather stick to the indoors tomorrow and see a movie, the Seven Psychopaths movie has a special deal for Saturday. Please click here to print a coupon and bring to the theatre to see the movie at Buy 1 ticket, get 1 ticket free.

Rock the Plaza Presents Three Day Grace. Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 6-7pm at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA. Check out Canadian rock act band perform on Saturday night. With over 6 million facebook fans, they must be good! For more information, please click here. Free.

Fort Point Arts Open Studio: Saturday & Sunday, October 20th & October 21st, 2012 from 12pm-6pm and Friday, October 19th, 2012 from 4-7pm in South Boston. Twice a year, Fort Point artists open their studio to show off their artwork to the public! You can view all their pieces for free and many of the artwork is for sale as well. For more information, please click here. Free & Free Parking.

Haunted Happenings Movie Series Featuring Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 starting at 6:30pm on Salem Common in Salem, Massachusetts. What better place to watch a haunted movie than in Salem, Massachusetts?! Although, I’m not sure how scary Willy Wonka actually is, but it will be a great and cheap outing on Salem Commons! For more information, please click here. Free.

Casting Call for Dwayne Johnson’s Reality Show: Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 10am-4pm at Jillian’s on Lansdown Street. “The Rock” is looking for adventurous people to compete in a new adventure reality show and they are not necessarily looking for the most fit! You can find out more through the Beantown Bloggery here. Free to audition.

Hope you all have a great weekend in whatever you decide to do!

Flat Top Johnny’s 19th Birthday on Friday, October 19th

If you are a fan of Flat Top Johnny’s in Cambridge or looking for some cheap beers on Friday, October 19th, they will be offering $4 for a craft beer and $2 for PBR’s starting at 6pm for their 19th Birthday! Considering it is a Friday night in Boston, I think it’s a pretty good deal.

If you are looking for more great cheap food and drinks in and around Boston, make sure you check our always cheap eats tab for everyday promotions and good cheap deals.