It is officially the first day of summer. At last. I’ve been posting a lot of summer fun ideas lately and I’ve rounded up those previous blog posts (and added a few more with their direct links) to help organize Summer 2013 in Boston and beyond. Oh, and the best part… all events and activities posted below are FREE! Bring on summer, finally!

Free Friday Flicks

Free Friday Night Flicks at the Hatch Shell (First flick starts Friday, June 21, 2013)

Free South End Summer Soulstice (Friday, June 21, 2013)

Free Frozen Treats from Good Humor and Pedro Martinez (June 25, 2013)
Bike Fridays with Free Breakfast, Music & Expo (6/28, 7/26, & 8/30)


Highland Street Foundation’s Free Summer Fridays (June 28, 2013-August 30, 2013)

103.3 AMP Radio Free Birthday Bash with Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, Sammy Adams, and more (Sunday, June 30, 2013)

Boston Harborfest 2013 (July 2-7, 2013)

Free Shakespeare on the Common (July 6-28, 2013)

106.7 Family Film Festival

Free Magic Film Festivals at the Prudential Center South Garden (starting July 6, 2013)

Arts on the Arcade (Every Friday from July 12, 2013-August 30, 2013)

Free Outside the Box Music Festival in Boston (July 13-21, 2013)

Free Patriots Training Camp at Gillette Stadium (End of July-August, 2013)

Free Fitness Classes at Various Locations Across the City (all summer long)

blue star museum

Free Museums for Active Military Families (through Labor Day)

Free Museums (and more) with your Boston Public Library Card (available throughout the year)

Berklee’s Summer in the City Music Series (ongoing until 9/27/13)

Free YMCA Summer Membership for Teens (Through 9/7/13, Ages 13-17)


Kids Bowl Free at many participating bowling alleys (all summer long for kids only)

Free and Fun Farmers Markets in and around the city (throughout the summer)

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series (ongoing through 8/30/13)

Somer Movie Fest Starring Class of 1993 Free Movies in Somerville (throughout the summer)

MIT Weekend Movie Series (throughout the summer)

Christopher Columbus Park Free Movie Screenings (Sunday nights throughout the summer)

Boston Public Library’s Summer in the Courtyard on Fridays at 12:30pm (June 7, 2013-August 30, 2013)

There are SO MANY free and fun things to do in the Greater Boston area with more ideas and posts to come! Also, make sure to follow @SummerBoston on Twitter or check out the City of Boston Summer Guide for a complete summer guide!

Also don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (and the blog too) for friendly reminders of these free events (and new summer events) when they draw near!

What are you looking forward to this summer?! Is your favorite free summer activity included in the list!? Please share in the comments below!



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