Cheap Weekend Fun

Happy (almost) weekend and happy last weekend in January of 2014! Here are some cheap or free events and things to do in Boston and beyond for this upcoming weekend! Enjoy!

Winter Warmer Craft Spirits Event: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 4-7pm at Pemberton Farms in Cambridge. Taste some delicious craft spirit to help you warm up this Saturday! Free.

Harvard Square Chocolate Festival: January 24-26, 2014 in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Stop by local Harvard Square retailers and shops for free chocolate tastings, discounts, and more!

LEGOLAND Brick Factor: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1-3pm at the Boston Public Library, Dartmouth Entrance. Become the next Master Model Builder or watch and enjoy contestants build right before your eyes! Free and open to the public.

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

MIT Museum: Sunday, January 26, 2014. The MIT Museum is free the last Sunday of every month during the academic year.

ICA: Saturday, January 25, 2014. The ICA is free for families (with kids 12 and under) the last Saturday of every month, except December.

WinterFest at Lansdowne Pub: Sunday, January 26, 2014 (rescheduled from last weekend) from 12-4pm at 9 Lansdowne Street. Celebrate the winter season with live music, giveaways, and $1 oysters. No cover.

Kids Free Winter Weekends at Old Sturbridge Village: Every weekend through March, 2014, head west to visit the Old Sturbridge Village where kids get in free!

April Macie at Laugh Boston: January 24-25, 2014 at Laugh Boston. Voted funniest and hottest comedian in 2008, April Macie is performing at Boston’s newest comedy club. Discount tickets are available through Goldstar Boston (affiliate) for $12.50 + service fees.

The Boston Home Show: January 25 & 26, 2014 at Black Falcon Cruise Terminal in South Boston. Find the latest products and services for your home with over $40,000 in giveaways! Free admission and free parking.

Although it looks like free passes to go Ice Skating on Frog Pond are now full for future weekends, you can still request your free pass for a weekday! I already went and it was (surprisingly) fun and not too crowded! If you live down in the Norton area, there will be free ice skating and cocoa on Saturday.

Also, the remaining Red Sox tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday, January 25th! Just in case you are interested and need to look forward to spring 🙂

Hope you have a great weekend and if you know of a great local event that is budget-friendly that may have been missed, feel free to leave the details in the comments!