cheap weekend fun!

Are you looking for some fun things to do this weekend that won’t break the bank? Here’s a few weekend event ideas for October 19-20, 2013 in the Greater Boston area!?!

49th Head of the Charles Regatta: October 19-20, 2013 from 8am-5pm at the Charles River. The head of the Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day rowing event and has been a Boston tradition for 49 years! Free to watch from most viewing points.

Annual Fort Point Open Studios: October 18-20, 2013 in the Fort Point Neighborhood. Check out great artwork from local artists at this annual open studios event! Free with free parking at central parking lot on Binford Street.

Dorchester Open Studios: October 19-20, 2013 from 12-5pm at Dorchester Art Studios. Stop by many different studios in Dorchester to enjoy art, progress, and performers from an array of art and performances. Free.

We Art Boston: Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 11-3pm at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. We Art Boston is a family-friendly fundraising event featuring  contributions of original works of art from beloved children book illustrators to help raise funds for the Emergency and Trauma Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital. Free, and whatever you contribute.

The Haunted Movie Series on Salem Common: Saturday, October 19, 2013 on Salem Common. If you are heading to Salem on Saturday, stick around on Saturday evening for a free movie showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas on Salem Common as well as other fun happenings all October long in Salem.

Boston Book Festival: October 17-19, 2013 at Copley Square. The annual book festival promotes a culture of reading and ideas to help enhance the city. Free.

17th Annual A’Cappella Competition: October 19-20, 2013 at Faneuil Hall. Check out this annual compeititon as 16 teams perform for the title as the best A’Cappella team! Free.

Newton Harvest Fair: October 19-20, 2013 from 10am-5pm  in Newton Centre. Get a taste of Fall at the Newton Harvest Fair with craft booths, pumpkin decorating, live entertainment, and more. Free, but activities vary each day so check the schedule.

MonsterMashed Up: Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 12-4pm on Somerville Avenue in Somerville. Check out the last SomerStreets of the season with a costume parade, food and craft vendors, music, hayrides, pumpkin carving, and more!

Hope you have a great weekend!

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