Cheap Weekend Fun for October 5-6, 2013 in the Greater Boston Area!

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Happy first weekend of October! Here’s a few ideas for some fun and affordable things to do in Boston and Beyond this weekend!

Roxbury Open Studios: October 4-6, 2013 across Roxbury. Check out this annual open studios event in Roxbury and enjoy various visual arts from artists across Roxbury! Free.

Let’s Talk About Food Festival: Saturday, October 5, 2013 starting at 10am at Copley Square. Let’s talk about food with activities, education, and fun for all ages. Free.

Boston Local Food Festival: Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 11am-5pm on the Greenway. Join the Sustainable Business Network for the nation’s largest local & sustainable food hub. Free.

Girlswap at the SoWa: Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 12-4pm at 460 Harrison Ave (look for the tent with balloons). Ladies, swap your clothes at the SoWa Open Market on Sunday– get a new wardrobe for free! Sorting starts at 11am, and swapping begins at 12pm.

Oficio Fashio Bazaar: Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11-5pm at 30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor. A one day pop-up shop on Newbury Street with unique independent designers. Free and open to the public.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2013. 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 Franklin Zoo: Saturday, October 5, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission

Play Me, I’m Yours: Street Pianos Boston Festival: September 27, 2013- October 14, 2013 located around public spaces in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. There will be 75 pianos across Boston to play and enjoy in the upcoming weeks. Keep and eye out and play your heart out! Free.

As you are aware, some affordable and great attractions in and around the city are currently shutdown. The Boston Harbor Islands is still open until October 14, 2013 as well as the ferry service. I have two more free ferry vouchers to give away to use before the end of the season (October 14, 2013). If you’d like to head to the Boston Harbor Islands this weekend or next for free, please fill out the entry form below. I will send the winner an e-mail on Friday morning, so it will be a quick 24-hour giveaway!

Good Luck and happy weekend!

Cheap Weekend Fun for August 10-11, 2013 in the Greater Boston Area!

Happy (almost) weekend! Here are some ideas of free/cheap things to do this weekend in Boston & Beyond! Also, don’t forget that this weekend is Tax-Free Weekend in Massachusetts and most retail items less than $2,500 in value are tax-free! If your looking for something this weekend beyond shopping, here’s a few ideas:

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival: Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Prudential Center South Garden at sunset. Enjoy a free showing of Mirror Mirror on the South Garden at the Prudential Center at sunset.

Sunday Night Movie at Christopher Columbus Park: Sunday, August 11, 2013 at sunset on the lawn of Christopher Columbus Park. Enjoy a free outdoor screening of Seabisbuit at Christopher Columbus Park

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Boston Urban Music Festival Presents Roller Party: Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 5-9pm at Pier 10 Park. Enjoy performances by Gilbere Forte and Bridget Kelly with local artists, food trucks, free roller skating and more! Free.

Belkin Family Lookout Farm Open House (Natick): Saturday, August 10, 2013 starting at 10am in Natick. Enjoy free face painting, magic show, hay rides, farm animals and more at this free open house. Belkin Farm will also be shooting a video, so if you attend the open house, you are giving permission to be in the video. Free.

Chinatown August Moon Festival: Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 10-5pm on Main Street, Chinatown. Enjoy Chinese folk dance, martial arts, singing, and more. Free.

93rd Annual Grand Religious Feast in honor of Madonna Della Cava: August 9, 10 & 11, 2013 on Hanover and Battery Streets. Celebrate the 93rd Annual Grand Religious feast in honor of Madonna Della Cava with a procession, special entertainment, and more.

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Ice Cream Social with Ocean Ave Pops: Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 1-3pm at West Elm Fenway (160 Brookline Ave, Boston). Stop by West Elm Fenway on Saturday afternoon to grab a sweet treat from Ocean Ave Pops!

Boston by Bike Midnight Ride: Saturday, August 10, 2013 meeting at 11:15pm at Trinity Church in Copley Square. Bring a bike and enjoy around 30 miles of biking through the city at night and maybe even discover some new sights. Free.

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

 

 

Free Friday Fun for Friday, August 9, 2013 in the Greater Boston Area!

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If you are looking for free fun this upcoming Friday, August 9th in the Greater Boston area, this post is for you. The Highland Street Foundation has so many great free and fun attractions across the state on the list this week! Here they are:

Also, don’t forget to catch a free movie screening in the evening in the city:

If you are looking for even more free fun this Friday, here are even more ideas:

Enjoy!

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for July 20-21, 2013

Happy third weekend of July! This weekend is the last days of the Outside the Box Festival; I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t been yet! Below are all the events and activities happening this weekend for free or cheap in Boston & Beyond:

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Outside the Box Music Festival: Now through Sunday, July 21, 2013. The first ever 9-day free music festival with over 200 performances ends this Sunday with many performances around the city, including a free Mighty Mighty Bosstones Concert on Saturday, July 20th.

Fork Lift Food Festival: July 18-21, 2013 at City Hall Plaza. A festival inside a festival: The Fork Lift Food Festival is within the Outside the Box Music Festival and has free entry. Food tickets are $1 a piece and each food vendor has food tasting items worth 1 to 5 tickets (Note: I got a Shake Shack Burger for 5 tickets so $5, Meatball for 3 tickets or $3 and so on, on 7/18).

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival: Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Prudential Center South Garden at sunset. Enjoy a free showing of Wreck it Ralph on the South Garden at the Prudential Center at sunset.

Sunday Night Movie at Christopher Columbus Park: Sunday, July 21, 2013 at sunset on the lawn of Christopher Columbus Park. Enjoy a free outdoor screening of Singin’ in the Rain at Christopher Columbus Park.

Shakespeare on the Common: Performances now through July 28, 2013 at Boston Common. Enjoy a free performance of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona this July on the Common.

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Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival: Friday-Sunday, July 19-21 at Revere Beach. Don’t miss Master Sand Sculptors around the world compete in this national contest. Free.

FACT Boston Pub Party: Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Wild Rover starting at 6:30pm. Join FACT Boston (Free and Cheap Things in Boston) for their first pub party with free food and fun. Grab your free ticket through Eventbrite.

Artbeat 2013: Friday, July 19 to Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Davis Square in Somerville. Enjoy one of the area’s largest and innovative art festivals with many dance troupes, bands, visual art, food, and more. Free.

Chill Out Saturdays at Taza Chocolates: Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 12-3pm at Taza Chocolate in Somervile. Stop by Taza Chocolates to grab a free frozen treat from a local vendor on Saturdays in July. This Saturday is a free paletas from Real Pops!

Hope you have a great weekend!

 

Free Fun Fridays in Boston (and Throughout Massachusetts) on Friday, July 5, 2013!

 

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Cheers to (hopefully) a short work week for you! The Highland Street Foundation continues their Free Fun Fridays and there is a lot of free fun to be had, even if you are on the Cape & Islands (lucky) this week for the holiday. Here’s where you can grab free admission for many great attractions this week all across Massachusetts on July 5, 2013:

If you are looking for something fun to do at night in Boston, you may want to stop by the Boston Harbor Hotel for a free showing (outdoors) of E.T.! The free flick starts at sunset! Free movies at the Hatch Shell start back up again next Friday (7/12) with Despicable Me!

Hope you all have a great Fourth and Fourth of July weekend!

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for June 29-30, 2013!

Happy, Happy Weekend! Here are some things that are happening in the Greater Boston Area this weekend that are free or are extremely budget-friendly! If you are looking for some free Friday fun, please checkout my new Friday series here.

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103.3 Amp Radio Birthday Bash Concert: Sunday, June 30, 2013 at City Hall; Event starts at 11am, Party Pit opens at 1pm, and music begins at 2pm. 103.3 Amp Radio is celebrating their 1st Birthday with a free concert featuring Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, Sammy Adams, Timeflies, and Drop City Yacht Club. Rain or shine. Free.

Free Sailing Open House: Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 1-4pm around Boston Harbor. The Boston Sailing Center is hosting a sailing open house where you can sail on the Boston Harbor with an experienced sailor on board for free.

Boston Food Swap: 2 Year Swapiversary: Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 2pm at 40 Berkeley. Come swap some delicious and creative dishes at this 2nd annual Food Swap. Free, but RSVP and bring a food item.

Frog Pond Wading Pool Opening Celebration: Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 11am-1pm at Boston Common. Join Frog Pond Freddie and kick-off the opening of the Frog Pond Wading Pool for the summer! Free; event is weather permitting.

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Boston Cupcake Camp Boston 2013: Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 11-4pm at the Hodgkins-Curtin Park (Davis stop on the Redline). Professional and amateur bakers join the fun to raise money for the Somerville Winter Farmers’ Market through cupcakes. Games, music, family-friendly activities, oh, and cupcake eating too. Tickets are $7 (+ service fee) and includes up to 8 cupcakes to enjoy. Rain or shine.

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston: Saturday, June 29, 2013. The ICA Boston is free the last Saturday of every month, which is this Saturday!

Radius Last Call: Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 9pm-12pm. Radius Restaurant (9 High Street) is closing their doors after 15 years. Celebrate their last hurrah with complimentary late night bites as more. No RSVP needed-just show up.

Independence Day is coming up next week, which means local Fireworks are in full swing this weekend. Boston Central has a great list of all fireworks in the Greater Boston area and can be found here.

Hope you all have a great weekend, and hopefully the weather will cooperate with our weekend plans!

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Greater Boston for 6/22/13-6/23/13!

Happy first official day of summer and the longest day of the year! Woohoo! Below are free and budget-friendly events that are happening in Greater Boston for the first official weekend!

Chinatown Main Street Festival

Chinatown Main Street Festival: Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 11-5pm. The Chinatown Main Street Festivals includes a lion dance, martial arts performance, folk dance, karaoke contest, and more. Free admission.

NEWHBA-fest: Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 8am-8pm. Enjoy a day in the city filled with health, beauty, and fun. Free, but RSVP.

6th Annual Make Music Harvard Square: Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 2pm-10pm in the streets of Harvard Square. Enjoy this live music festival with over 110 musicians playing on 14 different stages. Free.

Cambridge in Motion: Saturday, June 22, 2013 in the parking lot of the Cambridge Athletic Club. Join this free fitness event for the local community filled with fitness events for both adults and kids.

Day of Portugal Parade: Sunday, June 23, 2013 starting at 2pm from Somerville to Cambridge. Enjoy this parade made by the people for the people with colorful floats, bands, and marching groups from Portuguese communities across the state. Free and open to the public.

Great American Backyard Campout: Saturday, June 22, 2013. Kick off the official first weekend of summer with the Great American Backyard campout and campout in your backyard or community. Free.

Don’t forget to check out my Summer List of Free Events & Programs in Boston & Beyond. There are many ongoing events that you can check out today, this weekend, all summer long for free!

Also, don’t forget about the SoWa and Greenway Open Market which happens every weekend this summer, which would be perfect on a beautiful summer day!

Hope you have a great weekend!

 

Berklee’s Summer in the City with Free Music all Summer Long!

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Berklee College of Music presents Berklee’s Summer in the City which is a free outdoor music series all summer long throughout Boston neighborhoods. There are over 200 shows of all music styles in all different outdoor venues in Boston through September 28, 2013.

To find a free concert near you or for more information, please click here.

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