things to do in boston this week

In a city this great, there’s always fun to be had no matter what you’re into. To help you find the very best events across the city, we put together this guide to the top free and cheap things to do in Boston this week.

Free and cheap events in Boston this week include Blue Man Group, Free Comedy at Bill’s, Sunset Cruise on Boston Harbor, Ghost Tour in Harvard Square, Mind Reading Confidential, free family concerts, public markets, free workouts, and more.

Here is our full guide to this week’s Free and Cheap Things to Do in Boston:

 

TOP PICK

Blue Man Group Boston discount tickets

Blue Man Group
What: This one-of-a-kind show combines music, theater, and artistic expression for a truly unique experience. Shows are going on now at The George Playhouse and we have your admission tickets on sale! Regularly $90+, we have your tickets starting at just $55.
When: September 20, 7:30 pm
Where: 74 Warrenton St, Boston MA 02116
How much: $55 (40% off!)

 

DAILY FUN

Here are a few cheap things to do in Boston any day of the week!

Boch Center Tours

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of this landmark theater, plus an exclusive look at the Music Hall. The historical theater opened in 1925 and its cathedral-like architecture inspires to this day. The one-hour tour is running only through the end of August. Admission is $20 per person but we have tickets as low as $10 {that’s 50% off!}.

Water Country Water Park

Summertime is for splashing! Swim, tube, splash, and cool off at an awesome water park for an awesome price! There are multiple attractions and activities for families and kids of all ages, and it’s just about an hour drive from Boston. You could easily spend all day exploring each ride- or you may want to come back over and over again. That’s much easier when you’re getting in for $14 off! For this summer, you can get admission for just $30.99 per person {regularly $44.99 each}.

Boston’s Dreamland Wax Museum

What do U.S. Presidents, sports stars, and celebrities have in common? They’ve been made into wax figures at the Spring Celebrities Selfies exhibition at the Dreamland Wax Museum. Take thousands of selfies, learn how wax figures are made, and take pics in the Oval Office. Tickets to the museum are $25 per person but we have them for $10 off! Just $15 gets you into all of the exhibits!

History Comes Alive at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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 $10 off- that’s just $19.95!

AMC Yellow eTickets

AMC is now offering e-tickets at an awesome discount! You can purchase these discounted tickets in advance and use them at your convenience. The tickets are good for any participating theater and any date or showing! Movie tickets at AMC are regularly $13.50 but purchase them online for just $9 each!

MONDAY

McGreevy’s Free Comedy
What: Every Monday and Tuesday, McGreevy’s has a free comedy night with Sam Adams Beer and Deep Eddy Vodka! There is no cover and the show includes national and local acts.
When: September 16, 5:30 pm
Where: 911 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02115
How much: No Cover

Skip the Small Talk at Trident
What: Trident Booksellers has a weekly event you don’t want to miss. Learn to discuss serious and important topics while maintaining respect and composure. Everyone will be heard, no topic is too political. Admission is $10!
When: September 16, 7 pm
Where: 338 Newbury St, Boston MA 02115
How much: Free

 

TUESDAY

Boston Public Market at Dewey Square
What: This outdoor Farmers Market features fresh produce, farm-raised meats, eggs, homemade dairy products, and more. Admission is free.
When: September 17, 11:30 am – 6 pm
Where: Atlantic Ave, Boston MA 02111
How much: Free Entry

Yoga in the Garden
What: At the Prudential Center South Garden, this yoga class includes refreshments and an after party! Admission is just $15 per person and you’ll need to bring your own mat. You’ll need to RSVP.
When: September 17, 6 pm
Where: 800 Boylston St, Boston MA 02199
How much: Free

 

WEDNESDAY

Afro Beats Pop Up 
What: This free work out class is popping up on the Esplanade this week. Learn about the Diaspora of African cultures, music, and dance. There will be elements on funk, jazz, hip hop, soul, and more.
When: September 18, 5:30 pm
Where: Hatch Memorial Shell, Boston MA 02114
How much: Free

Free Comedy at Bill’s 
What: Bill’s Bar hosts a free, weekly stand up night featuring some of Boston’s best comics and comics from around the nation. Admission is totally free, just bring cash or card for your food and drinks. You’ll need to reserve your free tickets.
When: September 18, 7:30 pm
Where: 5 Landsdowne St, Boston MA 02215
How much: Free

 

THURSDAY

Buy-Me Boston
What: This one-day-a-week exhibit and talk will be held at the Central Library at Copley Square. The show includes flyers and local ads from the 1960s through the 1980s. David Beiber and Brian Coleman will be on-site to discuss the works. Admission is free!
When: September 19, 2 – 3 pm
Where: 700 Boylston St, Boston MA 02116
How much: Free

Swing Dance Night
What: The Faneuil Hall Marketplace is hosting free dance lessons open to the public. Learn how to swing dance with live music and no partner necessary!
When: September 19, 6 pm
Where: 4 South Market Building, Boston MA 02109
How much: Free

 

FRIDAY

Sunset Cruise on Boston Harbor
What: End your work week with amazing skyline views from the Boston Harbor. This sunset cruise will take you past several historic landmarks as you sip on drinks from the cash bar. Snacks will also be available for purchase. Boarding begins at $20 but we have tickets cheaper than that! Some tickets are totally free! Just pay processing fees and your admission is complimentary.
When: September 20, 5:30 pm
Where: 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston MA 02110
How much: COMPLIMENTARY

Ghost Tour in Harvard Square 
What: The haunts of Harvard Square are calling your name! This ghost tour is a 90-minute walking tour, guided by a professional who is knee-deep in haunting knowledge. Admission is regularly $20 but we have some tickets for free! Just pay processing fees and your tour is complimentary.
When: September 20, 7:30 pm
Where: 1400 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA 02138
How much: COMPLIMENTARY

 

SATURDAY

Mind Reading Confidential
What: Jon Stetson is at the Omni Parker House for a hilarious show that will blow you away. Admission is usually $49.50 – $69.50 but we have tickets for half of that! For a limited time, you can catch the show for as low as $20 per person!
When: September 21, 7 pm
Where: 60 School St, Boston MA 02108
How much: $20 – $49.50

Concert for One 
What: One musician, one listener, and one minute of your time. This event is going down at a temporary art installation on the Rose Kennedy Greenway this weekend, Saturday and Sunday. You will have one private music session with a celebrity musician, no reservations or tickets required.
When: September 21, 12 noon – 6 pm
Where: John F. Fitzgerald Surface Rd, Boston MA 02111
How much: Free

 

SUNDAY

Sunday Afternoon with Family & Friends
What: Bring a picnic and lawn chairs for an afternoon of live music in the park. The Hye Guys Band will be playing.
When: September 22, 2 – 4 pm
Where: Armenian Heritage Park, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Gnwy, Boston, MA 02109
How much: Free

In Their Shoes Film Premiere
What: The Boston Film Festival is going on now at the Boston Public Library. Admission is free and a panel discussion will take place afterward.
When: September 22, 2 pm
Where: 700 Boylston St, Boston MA 02116
How much: Free

 

Do you have any other plans this week? Tell us your best free and cheap activities going on in Boston by leaving a comment below: