things to do in boston this week

Boston on Budget here with your weekly guide of cheap, fun things to do. Know of anything else going on this week? Leave a comment and let us know!

Things to do in Boston this week include: Catch the Red Sox vs. Yankees Game, National S’mores Day Event with Girl Scouts, Virtual Tour of the Old Colony History Museum, Healthworks Summer Fitness Series, ICA Teen Night , and more.



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Catch the Red Sox vs. Yankees Game

What: The Red Sox play the Yankees in New York City. While no in-person attendance will be permitted, feel free to sing “Sweet Caroline” in the comfort of your home before the bottom of the 8th.

Where: Virtual

When: Friday, August 14 at 7:05 PM EST

How Much: Free, with TV subscription (try fuboTV free for 7 days)


National S’mores Day Event with Girl Scouts

What: Did you know Girl Scouts invented s’mores? Monday, Aug. 10 is National S’mores Day, and to celebrate, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts would like to invite you to join us virtually to sing songs, learn fire safety, eat some treats, and learn about Girl Scouts. 

Where: Virtual

When: Monday, August 10

How Much: Free


Virtual Tour of the Old Colony History Museum

What: Join us for a virtual tour of the Old Colony History Museum in Taunton, Massachusetts. It’s parent organization, the Old Colony Historical Society, was founded on May 4, 1853, making it one of New England’s oldest historical societies. The Museum’s collections chronicle lives lived, wars waged, fortunes won and ingenuity rewarded. 

Where: Virtual

When: Friday, Aug 14, 2020 2:00 -3:00 PM

How Much: Free


Healthworks Summer Fitness Series

What: You’ve been cooped up long enough. Now it’s time to safely enjoy every second you can outside. Get ready to work hard and enjoy the fresh air with our outdoor workouts. Healthworks is capping class sizes to ensure proper physical distancing.

Where: The Rose Kennedy Greenway, The Street in Chestnut Hill, and the Healthworks Chestnut Hill Parking Lot

When: Starting Monday, July 6 through August 31

How Much: $12.50


ICA Teen Night

What:  Join the ICA Teen Arts Council—15 students from Boston-area high schools—for a Virtual Teen Night! Organized by teens for teens, this online event features art-making activities, youth performances, and a dance party.

Where: Virtual Event

When: Thursday, August 13 from 6PM – 9PM

How Much: Free


Take a Boston Harbor Sailing Cruise

What: Come aboard for a day sail in Boston on one of our classic schooners with plenty of deck space for social distancing as well as lots of fresh air and sunshine! The 2-hour sail aboard the Liberty Clipper is a great, family-friendly way to see Boston from a new viewpoint. Get away from the hustle and bustle of city streets and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones.

Where: 67 Long Wharf, Boston, MA

When: Daily, 12PM and 3PM

How Much: $38 for adults


Paddle Boston Boat Rentals

What: Rent a Kayak in Cambridge and Paddle in the heart of the city from our location in Kendall Square! Take in the great views of the Boston skyline and the Esplanade, as well as other nearby landmarks like the Zakim Bridge, M.I.T., the Museum of Science, and Boston University. This nine-mile stretch of river has no current, allowing for easy round trips.

Where: 15 Broad Canal Way Cambridge, MA

When: Recurring daily, August 2 – October 31, 2020

How Much: $38 for 3 hours, $2o for evening rate for a single adult kayaker


Visit the Kelleher Rose Garden

What: The Kelleher Rose Garden, located in Boston’s Back Bay Fens, is currently in full bloom. The garden has reopened per Phase 2 of the Commonwealth’s reopening guidelines. 

Where: 70 Park Drive, Boston, MA

When: Daily, from 7AM – 5PM

How Much: Free


Know of any other things to do in Boston this week? Share them with us by commenting below.