things to do in boston this week

Independence Day is almost here and you want to save your dough for fireworks! Don’t spend all your cash on going out, just keep up with us! Free and cheap activities in Boston this week include The Three MusketeersPride & Prejudice, Sunset Cruise on Boston Harbor, anEasy Rider Screening, Boston Harbor Narrated Cruise, Kerplunk!, free workouts, family story time, art exhibitions, and much more.

Read on for our guide to the best Free and Cheap Events in Boston this week:


The Three Musketeers
What: All for one and one for all, amirite? Find out what happens to Cardinal Richelieu and D’Artagnan. Tickets to the show at Greater Boston Stage Company start at $50 per person but we have them now for half-off! That’s just $25 each. Shows are going on through the end of June but get your tickets soon before time runs out!
When: Multiple Shows
Where: 395 Main St, Stoneham MA 02180
How much: $25 (50% off!)


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

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!


Trident Pride Cinema Cafe: Love, Simon
What: This Monday, celebrate Pride with a Monday night cinema. Watch Love, Simon for free! There will be drink specials available for purchase.
When: June 24, 7 pm
Where: 338 Newbury St, Boston MA 02115
How much: Free

Salsa in the Park
What: Head to the Blackstone Community Center for a free, outdoor Salsa class. Have fun with this work out, plus get demonstrations, a music corner, a social dance, and more.
When: June 24, 6 pm
Where: 50 West Brookline St, Boston MA 02118
How much: Free

Cityside Comedy Presents Neel Nanda
What: Neel Nanda from Comedy Central is headed to Cityside Comedy. The show is free but 21+ only.
When: June 24, 8:30 pm
Where: 1960 Beacon St, Boston MA 02135
How much: Free


Corn Hole by Boston Social Sports
What: Each Tuesday, you can enjoy a free game of Corn Hole to have fun and keep in shape! Boston Social Sports hosts the free game on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
When: June 25, 5:45 pm
Where: 185 Kneeland St, Boston MA 02111
How much: Free

Free 10K Music Bootcamp
What: Boston Midnight Runners is hosting a free evening boot camp for people who like running and music! You can go at your own pace, just bring a towel and a bottle of water. This workout is free! Meet at Scholars.
When: June 25, 7 pm
Where: 25 School St, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
How much: Free

Preschool Story Time
What: Boston Public Library Branch Locations host all kinds of story times for kids. This one, at Hyde Park, is best for kids aged 2- 5. Stick around afterwards for fun activities like coloring or sing-a-longs.
When: June 25, 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Where: 35 Harvard Ave, Hyde Park MA 02136
How much: Free


Tai Chi by Wang YMCA
What: On the Rose Kennedy Greenway, get a free Tai Chi class hosted by the instructors at the Y. The class is free, no registration is required. Bring a towel and plenty of water.
When: June 26, 10:30 am
Where: The Greenway at Surface Rd & Beach St
How much: Free

Pride & Prejudice at Balch Arena
What: See live, in person, the story of The Bennet Sisters. This is not quite Jane Austen, the show is an adaptation by Kate Hamill. Admission is regularly $50 per person but we have tickets ranging from just $20- $25!
When: June 26, 2 pm
Where: 40 Talbot Ave, Medford MA 02155
How much: $20- $25

Family Dance Party
What: Head to the Central Library in Copley Square for a free family workout. You’ll enjoy music and dancing, then check out some books! This event is best for kids up to age 5 and their caregivers.
When: June 26, 10 – 10:30 am
Where: 700 Boylston, Boston MA 02116
How much: Free


Summer in the City: Berklee
What: Head out to the Rose Kennedy Greenway at Chinatown Park for an evening of free live music. Bring a picnic!
When: June 27, 5:15 – 6:45 pm
Where: John F Fitzgerald Rd, Boston MA 02111
How much: Free

Boston Harbor Cruise
What: Enjoy a narrated cruise through the Boston Harbor as you learn about the history and significance of locations in Boston. This 90-minute cruise will have indoor and outdoor seating as well as snacks and drinks for purchase. Tickets to get on the boat are $31.50 each. We have them now for 50% off! That’s just $18.90 each!
When: June 27, 3:15 pm
Where: 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston MA 02110
How much: $18.90

Yoga for Adults
What: This adults-only yoga class is held at the BPL Branch Library in Chinatown. Bring your own mat, towel, and a bottle of water. Don’t worry about experience, the class is open to all!
When: June 27, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm
Where: 2 Boylston, Boston MA 02116
How much: Free


Greenway Public Art Tour
What: The Greenway is changing it’s exhibits and you’re invited to learn the history and concepts of each installation. On select days, you can get a free public art tour. The tour is free but registration is required. Meet at Chinatown Gate.
When: June 28, 12 noon – 1 pm
Where: John F Fitzgerald Surface Rd, Boston MA 02111
How much: Free

Sunset Cruise on Boston Harbor
What: Nothing better than a Sunset Cruise, except one with a cash bar! This 90-minute evening cruise is for adults only and tours along Tobin Bridge, Fort Independence, Old North Church Road, and more. Admission is $42 per person but we have tickets for as low as $25.20. Some cruises are already sold out so get your tickets now!
When: June 28, 6:30 pm
Where: 60 Rowes Wharf, Boston MA 02110
How much: $25.20

Astronomy After Hours
What: Hang out with the scientists and astronomers of the Museum of Science Boston for an evening with the stars. The staff on site will be helping you see through powerful telescopes to observe the universe. The event is totally free and open to the public.
When: June 28, 8:30 pm
Where: 1 Science Park, Boston MA 02114
How much: Free


Easy Rider Screening
What: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this famous movie with a screening at Regent Theatre in Arlington. The 1969 counterculture cult classic film will be on the big screen for perhaps the last time! Tickets are $13 per person but we can get you in for just $7! Some tickets are even free!
When: June 29, 8 pm
Where: 7 Medford St, Arlington MA 02474
How much: $7

What: This unique show for kids is so interactive, they will feel like part of the act! Audience participation and suggestions guide the plot so you’re guaranteed a silly, magical adventure. Admission is FREE for kids {when you pay processing fees} and just $7.50 per adult! That’s a savings of $8- $10 per person!
When: June 29, 11 am
Where: 64 Joy St, Somerville MA 02143
How much: $0- $7.50 

What: This monthly event gives high school students a chance to prepare games and fun activities for local children. This month’s theme is Independence Day and the event is held at Mary Soo Hoo Park.
When: June 29, 1 – 3 pm
Where: Hudson St, Boston MA 02111
How much: Free


“Photo Exhibit” Celebration
What: Rose Kennedy Greenway in Chinatown is hosting a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the US. The celebration is free and open to the public all day.
When: June 30, 10 am – 5 pm
Where: John F Fitzgerald Surface Rd, Boston MA 02111
How much: Free

Summer Funday at Renewal Church 
What: This summer celebration wants to get you and your friends in the door for photos, snow cones, gifts, and more. Members can invite a friend and get a free JP Licks card. The family-friendly service will be shorter so that you can get in on the fun!
When: June 30, 10:30 am
Where: 152 Arlington St, Boston MA 02116
How much: Free

How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World
What: This family event at Central Library is free for all. Enjoy a free screening of the sequel to How To Train Your Dragon. Bring your blankets and a picnic for after the movie.
When: June 30, 2 – 4 pm
Where: 700 Boylston St, Boston MA 02116
How much: Free

Do you have other free and cheap things to do in Boston lined up this week? Tell us where you’re headed in the comments below:

Corn Hole by Boston Social Sports
What: Each Tuesday, you can enjoy a free game of Corn Hole to have fun and keep in shape! Boston Social Sports hosts the free game on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
When: June 11, 5:45 pm
Where: 185 Kneeland St, Boston MA 02111
How much: Free

Tiny Tinkers
What: The South Boston branch library hosts a free weekly play date for little ones to practice their fine motor skills. Let them learn through playing with building blocks and giant Legos.
When: June 11, 10:30- 11:30 am
Where: 646 E Broadway, South Boston MA 02127
How much: Free

Boston Landing Farmers Market
What: This farmers market in Brighton offers sweet treats, freshly made condiments, local produce, farm-fresh cheese, and much more. The market runs weekly through September and is free to attend!
When: June 11, 11 am- 2 pm
Where: Boston Landing, Boston MA 11542
How much: Free


What other free and cheap events in Boston are you headed to this week? Tell us where to meet you in the comments below: