Are you ready to have some fun this weekend without breaking the bank? Make sure you check out our guide to the best free and cheap things to do in Boston this weekend with ideas for everyone!
Free and cheap activities in Boston this weekend include free and cheap museum times, comedy shows, outdoor fun, and more.
Keep reading for our weekend edition of Free and Cheap Things To Do in Boston:
Nick’s Comedy Stop
What: Up-and-comers and top comedians alike hit the stage at Nick’s Comedy Stop every weekend. Admission is regularly $20 per person, but we have tickets for 50% off — just $10 per person when you use the link below.
When: January 24, 8 pm
Where: 100 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116
How much: $10 (regularly $20)
The Rink at 401 Park
What: Celebrate winter with outdoor ice skating at The Rink at 401 Park. With skating lessons, themed nights, and open skate times, there’s always something fun to do at The Rink for everyone.
When: January 24, 3-9 pm
Where: 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215
How much: $10 for adults, $6 for college students, kids under 12, and seniors
$1 Friday Nights at Boston Children’s Museum
What: Friday nights are the perfect time to take the kids to the Boston Children’s Museum. Every Friday from 5-9 pm, admission is only $1 per person! The museum is a great place for kids to learn and explore with exhibits that include the Art Lab, Arthur and Friends, Buubles, Construction Zone, Explore-a-Saurus, and more.
When: January 24, 5-9 pm
Where:308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
How much: $1 per person
Friday Night Flights at Grand Ten Distilling
What: Head to GrandTen Distilling for an evening of great drinks and fun with a tour of the facility, tastings of a full line of products, and more.
When: January 24, 6:30-8 pm
Where: 383 Dorchester Ave, South Boston, MA 02127
How much: $20
Baseless Optimism: Live Woodwind Trio at CultureHouse
What: Culture House in the Canal District is hosting a free concert with Camberville’s newest woodwind trio. Enjoy an evening of relaxing music.
When: January 24, 7:30 pm
Where: 500 Kendall St, Cambridge, MA 02142
How much: Free
Ice Skating at Canal District Kendall
What: Spend a Saturday afternoon in the outdoors with some ice skating with your friends. Skaters of all skill levels can enjoy professionally-maintained outdoor ice rink in Cambridge. There’s a snack bar on-site serving hot chocolate, other drinks, and snacks. Get nearly 40% off admission with this Groupon deal.
When: January 25, 11 am – 9 pm
Where: 300 Athenaeum St, Cambridge, MA, 02142
How much: Save nearly 40% with Groupon
Somerville Winter Market
What: Every Saturday at the Armory, you can shop a great selection of vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and more. Admission is free, be sure to bring your re-useable bags.
When: January 25, 9:30 am – 2 pm
Where: 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
How much: Free Admission
Free Chocolate Tasting at Brattle Plaza
What: The sweetest time of year has arrived — it’s the annual Taste of Chocolate Weekend in Harvard Square! All weekend long, enjoy delicious chocolate treats from some of the area’s best shops and restaurants. The real highlight of the event is the free chocolate tasting on Saturday from 1-2 pm where you can enjoy a variety of tasty bites at no charge.
When: January 25, 1-2 pm
Where: 27 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
How much: Free Admission
History Comes Alive at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
What: Climb aboard a replica of the ship where the Boston Tea Party began! One of only two of the original tea chests still in existence is on-site but you can toss a replica of it overboard. You’ll also witness live acting, an award-winning multi-sensory film, holographic exhibits, and more. Entrance to the museum and ship is regularly $29.95 but for a limited time, you can get in for $8 off- that’s just $21.25!
When: January 25, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA, 02210
How much: $21.25 with this offer
Boston RV & Camping Expo
What: Explore the latest models of RVs, pop-up campers, travel trailers, accessories, and more all weekend at the annual Boston RV & Camping Expo.
When: January 25, 10 am – 8 pm
Where: The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
How much: $17 for adults, $8 for kids 6-12, Free for kids under 6
lululemon Run Club
What: Cap off your weekend with a great workout. Each Sunday, the lululemon Run Club meets at the Newbury store location for a run and hangout session. There are always two options — both a 5 mile and 10 mile run to choose from.
When: January 26, 10 am – 12 pm
Where:208 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116
How much: Free
Blue Man Group
What: See the famous bald and blue magicians of entertainment at the Charles Playhouse. This musical group are masters of paint and drums! Admission to the show is $105 per person but we have tickets for just $55 each!
When: January 26, 4 pm
Where: 74 Warrenton St, Boston, MA 02116
How much: $55
Dead of Winter Tour
What: This 90-minute tour explores one of the most historically significant cities in the nation- Salem! Learn about political leaders, supernatural superstitions, TV shows shot in the city, and more. Admission is $15 per person but we’re getting you in half-price. Just $7.50 each!
When: January 26, 12 noon
Where: 8 Central St, Salem, MA 01970
How much: $7.50
Free Admission at The Harvard Museum of Natural History
What: Massachusetts residents can enjoy free admission every Sunday morning from 9 am to noon at this excellent museum with current exhibits that include Cosmic Origins, Fruits in Decay, and Glass Flowers. Proof of MA residency required for free admission.
When: January 26, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA
How much: Free
Are there any other exciting things to do in Boston this weekend without spending a fortune? Let us know by commenting below!