things to do in boston this week

Our picks for fun things to do on a budget in Boston this week (July 26th – August 1st) include: Central Square Farmers Market, Succulent Party, Food Pop-Up with Pigs Pen BBQ, ICA Kids July Playdate, Colonial Fun: Quill Pens & Pomanders, National Cheesecake Day Festival, and more!



Central Square Farmers Market

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Every vendor is different at the Central Square Farmers Market! From hot sauce to bakeries, cider and kombucha, the market hosts two dozen Massachusetts farmers and vendors offering a selection of local and delicious produce and meat alongside other locally made products.
Where: Central Square, Norfolk Street and Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge
When: Monday, July 26th from 12 PM – 6 PM
How Much: Free

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Succulent Party

This free event will allow you to decorate your own potted succulent. Participants will receive a potted succulent to decorate and take home. Space is limited so be sure to sign up in advance.
Where: The Anchor Boston, 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown
When: Tuesday, July 27th
How Much: Free

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Free Wine Tasting at VomFASS Brookline

Stop by VomFass every Wednesday 4 PM to 6 PM for a complimentary wine tasting.
Where: 305 Harvard Street, Brookline
When: Wednesday, July 28th from 4 PM – 6 PM
How Much: Free

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Food Pop-Up with Pigs Pen BBQ

Harpoon is hosting the Summer Food Pop-Up series, with each week a different vendor. Get your BBQ fix with Pigs Pen this week!
Where: Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Avenue, Boston
When: Thursday, July 29th
How Much: Free

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Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

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Starting this Friday, see more than 60 displays of beautiful lanterns at the Franklin Park Zoo. You won’t miss the 87-foot long Tyrannosaurus Rex tunnel.
Where: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston
When: Begins Friday, July 23rd
How Much: Non-member: $21.95; member: $19.95. Children under 2 are free

ICA Kids July Playdate

You and the little ones will love this playdate at the Institute of Contemporary Art, with art activities and readings from beloved children’s books. 
Where: Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston
When: Friday, July 30th
How Much: Free


Boston Harbor Sailing 

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Set sail for an adventure in the Boston Harbor! See the city from a new view, and enjoy snacks and beverages, all of which can be purchased on board.
Where: 1 Central Wharf, Boston
When: Friday, July 30th from 12 PM – 2 PM
How Much: $39 for adults, $26 children ages 2-12

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Greenway Artisan Market

Run by Somerville Flea, the Greenway Artisan Market showcases talented area artists, crafters, and independent designers.
Where: Rings Fountain, Milk Street, Boston
When: Saturday, July 31st from 12 PM – 5 PM
How Much: Free

National Cheesecake Day Festival

Cheesecake lovers, rejoice! 7ate9 is bringing back their National Cheesecake Day Festival, filled with delicious eats, activities and decorating competitions.
Where: 7ate9 Bakery, 199C Highland Ave, Somerville
When: Saturday, July 31st
How Much: Free

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Colonial Fun: Quill Pens & Pomanders

History-lovers and their families will enjoy the Colonial Fun Day at Martin House Farm. You can test your penmanship with quill pens, and make pomanders to gift. 
Where: Martin House Farm, 22 Stoney Hill Road, Swansea
When: Sunday, August 1st from 1 PM – 4 PM
How Much: $5, free for children under 12

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