Cheap and Free Weekend Events in Boston

Here’s some ideas of fun and cheap things to do in Boston and Beyond for the first full weekend of June!

Free Fishing Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, 2014 across Massachusetts. No fishing license needed to fish at any public freshwater lake, pond, reservoir, river or stream statewide starting at 12 a.m. on Saturday to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday.

36th Annual Coolidge Corner Arts Festival: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10-6pm. Check out the work of over 75 artists at this local art festival. Free.

35th Annual Cambridge River Festival: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 12-6pm. Celebrate the arts with live music, interactive performances, dances, and much more! Free and open to the public. Free.

Boston Pride Week: Begins Friday, June 6, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014 across Boston. Boston Pride Week kicks off on Friday, June 6th and falls into next weekend with an array of fun events.

Piers Park Free Sailing Day: Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 12-4pm. Get on the water and sail for free. This event is expected to be popular so there will be free activities to take advantage of while you wait. Free.

National Trails Day: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10am-12pm. Volunteer to restore trails in the woodlands of Franklin Park. Wear old clothes, bring work gloves if you have some and meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot, midway along Franklin Park Road in Dorchester. Free.

Cultural Survival Bazaar: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10-5pm in Copley Square. A festival of native arts and cultures in Copley Square on Saturday. Free.

Somerville Food Truck Festival: Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 11-4pm. If you love food trucks, this festival is for you! Admission is $5 to get in & then you do need to pay for what you eat.

Bank of America’s Museum on Us Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, 2014. 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: Pay and feel like a kid the first Saturday of every month at Franklin Park Zoo between 10 a.m. & noon for just $11.95. Head to Stoneham, MA to the Stone Zoo between 10am-12pm and pay $6.95 for admission.

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you decide to do! And don’t forget to leave a comment if I missed any fun and free events in and around Boston this weekend!