cheap weekend fun!

Happy first weekend of October! Here’s a few ideas for some fun and affordable things to do in Boston and Beyond this weekend!

Roxbury Open Studios: October 4-6, 2013 across Roxbury. Check out this annual open studios event in Roxbury and enjoy various visual arts from artists across Roxbury! Free.

Let’s Talk About Food Festival: Saturday, October 5, 2013 starting at 10am at Copley Square. Let’s talk about food with activities, education, and fun for all ages. Free.

Boston Local Food Festival: Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 11am-5pm on the Greenway. Join the Sustainable Business Network for the nation’s largest local & sustainable food hub. Free.

Girlswap at the SoWa: Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 12-4pm at 460 Harrison Ave (look for the tent with balloons). Ladies, swap your clothes at the SoWa Open Market on Sunday– get a new wardrobe for free! Sorting starts at 11am, and swapping begins at 12pm.

Oficio Fashio Bazaar: Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11-5pm at 30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor. A one day pop-up shop on Newbury Street with unique independent designers. Free and open to the public.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, 2013. Bank of America & Merrill Lynch cardholders can get into select museums the first weekend of every month for free by showing their bank card (per cardholder, not family). Museum of Fine Arts, MIT Museum and other museums across the state participate.

Kid Price Saturday at Franklin Zoo: Saturday, October 5, 2013. Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $10 for admission

Play Me, I’m Yours: Street Pianos Boston Festival: September 27, 2013- October 14, 2013 located around public spaces in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. There will be 75 pianos across Boston to play and enjoy in the upcoming weeks. Keep and eye out and play your heart out! Free.

As you are aware, some affordable and great attractions in and around the city are currently shutdown. The Boston Harbor Islands is still open until October 14, 2013 as well as the ferry service. I have two more free ferry vouchers to give away to use before the end of the season (October 14, 2013). If you’d like to head to the Boston Harbor Islands this weekend or next for free, please fill out the entry form below. I will send the winner an e-mail on Friday morning, so it will be a quick 24-hour giveaway!

Good Luck and happy weekend!

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