Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for September 10-11, 2016

Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

There’s so many cheap and free things to do this second weekend of September in Boston with a lot of “fests” and fun.

As always, please leave a comment below if I missed any of your favorite free events in Boston!

Riverfest: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Assembly Row in Somerville. Enjoy a day of local music, kid activities, sidewalk sale, a fireworks display over the Mystic river and more!

Red Sox Showcase: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville. Let the Red Sox come to you with batting cages, pitching stations, virtual experiences, and more! (At Lawn on D on Friday if you are free too)

The Boston Arts Festival: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Christopher Columbus Park. Enjoy this annual free event and celebrate the arts in Boston.

Boston Comedy Arts Festival: September 9-10, 2016. There are over 300 funny people at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival with sketch, stand-up and improv comedy. Tickets are $25, but free tickets are available through Goldstar Boston.

Blue Apron Free Ride Day: Saturday, September 10, 2016. Enjoy a free day of Riding with Hubway thanks to Blue Apron!

Cambridge Carnival: Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 12-7pm. Enjoy a grand costume parade and much more with this annual celebration!

Santa Rosalia di Palermo: Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 1pm. Head to the North End for the last feast of the summer with a procession only.

Art in the Park: Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Charlestown. Head over to City Square Park in Charlestown for a little art in the park. Free.

JP Music Festival: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12-7pm. Head to JP for two stages of music with food trucks and fun. Free.

Back to School Blowout: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 12-3pm. College students, head to Copley Square for the largest college fitness event. Free.

Somerville Dog Festival: Sunday, September 11, 2016. Head to Somerville with your dog for a day of demos, activities, and fun. Free, but donations accepted.

Sausage Fest: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at SoWa Trolley Barn from 12-5pm. Enjoy music, food trucks, beer, and more. Block party is free but you can upgrade if you’d like.

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

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

And, of course, the Patriots are playing their first game of the season on Sunday night, so yay! Fall weekends here we come!

Also, if you are a college student, you can ride free at The Handle Bar starting Sunday, September 11, 2016 to Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hope you have a great weekend!

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  1. says

    Hi! One thing you might want to add to your website is a series of very cheap weekend movies (Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm) shown by the LSC student group at MIT. LSC is primarily a second-run theater, although we do sponsor some special events as well. We use a large lecture hall on campus and project a mix of classic films and recent releases on a screen at the front of the lecture hall. We even show movies in 35mm format when we can get the film (though many new movies are now exclusively released in DVD format). Tickets are $4, and our refreshment prices are unbeatable. This weekend we’re showing Zootopia.