Cheap Weekend Events in Boston

Here’s some fun things to do this weekend in the Greater Boston area for this extra long Patriot’s Day weekend! Keep in mind that parking is free on Monday but keep an eye out for parking restrictions and more for Marathon Monday! If you are looking for some alterative transportation options, don’t forget to check out this post!

2015 Boston Marathon: Monday, April 20, 2015 from Hopkinton to Boston. Spectate and cheer on the runners of the 119th Boston Marathon.

John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo: April 17-19, 2015 at the Hynes Convention Center. Check out this free runner’s expo this weekend with seminar series, top companies and more!

8th Annual Bookish Ball & Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration: Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Harvard Square. Celebrate Harvard Square book stores and the birth of the Bard with free performances, cake and more

Cambridge Science Festival: April 17-26, 2015 in Cambridge. Enjoy this multi-day festival celebrating the sciences with many different events with some free ones.

Swan Boats Opening Day: Saturday, April 18, 2015. The Swan Boats in the Public Garden return for the season on Saturday! Adults are $3.50 and $2 for children 2-15.

South Street Diner Marathon Diner Special: Sunday, April 19, 2015. Stop by the South Street Diner on Sunday from 2-10pm for all-you-can-eat pancakes for $6!

Free National Parks Weekend: April 18-19, 2015. It’s Opening Weekend of National Parks and all National Parks are FREE this weekend!

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Free Women’s Self Defense Class: Every Saturday from 10-11am in Charlestown. Krav Maga Yashir Boston provides free self-defense training to women living in Massachusetts on Saturday mornings.

Also, Papagayo’s Sing for a Free Brunch moves to South Boston on Sundays for the month of April and the Red Lentil Vegetarian Restaurant in Watertown is offering Free Brunch this Sunday from 9-3pm! Yum!

The Red Sox are in town playing the Orioles this weekend and you can find tips for saving money on Red Sox Tickets, Fenway Parking and more!

If you are looking for even more things to do, the Big Apple Circus is currently at City Hall Plaza in Boston and the Boston Duck Tour season has begun and discount tickets can be found for both.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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