things to do in boston this weekend

It’s the final weekend in April and there’s plenty of fun to be had all across Boston. On a budget? Don’t worry, we’ve curated the best free and cheap things to do in Boston this weekend. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Read more below for the best free and cheap events in Boston this weekend:

TOP PICK

Blue Man Group Tickets

Blue Man Group (50% Off Tickets!)
What: This worldwide hit musical act is coming to Boston and you don’t want to miss it. The Charles Playhouse is hosting and tickets are half-off. Regularly $72- $100, you can get them now for just $36.50- $55. Shows are going on through the end of April but some shows are already sold out!
When: Multiple showtimes
Where: 74 Warrenton St, Boston MA 02116
How much: $36.50- $55

James and the Giant Peach Tickets

James & the Giant Peach
What: Take the whole family to enjoy a live showing of this popular musical about a magical potion and a clever boy. The show is being put on by the Wheelock Family Theatre. Tickets are normally $20 each but you can get them for 50% off at just $10! Shows are going on all weekend long but get this deal before it sells out.
When: Multiple showtimes
Where: 200 The Riverway, Boston MA 02215
How much: $10 (regularly $20!)

PJ Masks

PJ Masks Live at Boch Center Wang Theatre
What: Take the kids to see the PJ Masks save the day in a thrilling, fun live performance for all ages! It’s a great story kids will enjoy, and all the favorite songs from the show are in the production. Family-friendly morning and early afternoon showtimes plus nearly 50% off tickets make this event a winner!
When: Multiple showtimes
Where: 207 Tremont St, Boston MA 02216
How much: $30

 

DAILY FUN

Here are a few cheap things to do in Boston any day of the week!

History Comes Alive at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Climb aboard a replica of the ship where the Boston Tea Party began! One of only two of the original tea chests still in existence is on site but you can toss a replica of it overboard. You’ll also witness live acting, an award-winning multi-sensory film, holographic exhibits, and more. Entrance to the museum and ship is regularly $29.95 but for a limited time, you can get in for $10 off- that’s just $19.95!

AMC Yellow eTickets

AMC is now offering e-tickets at an awesome discount! You can purchase these discounted tickets in advance and use them at your convenience. The tickets are good for any participating theater and any date or showing! Movie tickets at AMC are regularly $13.50 but purchase them online now for just $9 each!

Norman Rockwell & Highlights of American Illustration

The National Museum of American Illustration is one of the best museums in the country. They are currently hosting a special exhibit including kaleidoscopes with a visual history of America. You can also take a self-guided tour of the second-largest collection of Norman Rockwell paintings. Admission to the exhibit is regularly $20- $55 but you can get in now for $13- $35! Tickets are good for any Friday through May 17.

 

FRIDAY

Arlington Jazz Festival
What: The Arlington Jazz Festival takes place this weekend and offers performances by some of the best acts around town. On Friday night, Kickstand Cafe is hosting the Morningside Music Studio Teen Jazz Combo and the Bubblegum Quartet. It’s totally free to attend!
When: April 26, 7 pm
Where: 594 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA 02476
How much: Free

Spring Poetry Slam
What: The 13Forest Gallery will be holding an excellent poetry slam with Chelsey Grasso, Tanya Larkin, Mee-ok, Romeo Oriogun, and Christie Towers all performing. No cost to attend!
When: April 26, 6- 8 pm
Where: 167A Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA 02474
How much: Free

Astronomy After Hours
What: Head over to the Museum of Science Boston at Gilliland Observatory to enjoy a peaceful night observing the stars. The class is dependent on weather so make sure to call ahead to confirm the event will take place as scheduled.
When: April 26, 8 pm
Where: Museum Of Science Driveway, Boston MA 02114
How much: Free

 

SATURDAY

261 Fearless Boston Run Club
What: This 21-and-older class for women isn’t your typical running club. Things start out with fun games and warm-ups, then you get great instruction from a certified coach from 261. You’ll learn the proper way to run safely and effectively, work on improving your times, or you can just run for fun. Meet at Healthworks Back Bay on the 2nd floor.
When: April 27, 9 am
Where: 44 Stuart St, Boston MA 02116
How much: Free

Earth Day Block Party
What: Celebrate Earth Day at this free party with free food, live music, a children’s parade, arts and crafts, food trucks, and more at Codman Square Park.
When: April 27, 9 am- 2 pm
Where: 44 Moultrie St, Dorchester MA 02124
How much: Free

Yoga in the Gallery
What: For 2019 ARTWEEK, the Cape Ann Museum is offering a dirt cheap yoga class for all levels. The class is 75 minutes, taught by Molly O’Hagan Hardy, and is just $5 for museum members, $10 for everyone else!
When: April 27, 9 am
Where: 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester MA 01930
How much: $5- $10

 

SUNDAY

Run of the Charles
What: Boston’s best paddling race is back for 2019. You can participate in the race yourself OR kick back and spectate as a fan. There’s a great celebration at the finish line that you don’t want to miss.
When: April 28, 8 am- 5 pm
Where: 1255 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston MA 02135
How much: Free

Free Barre at Burlington Mall
What: Kick off your Sunday with a free barre class at the Athleta store inside Burlington Mall. The class offers a full hour workout focused on low-impact toning. Bring your own yoga mat and a bottle of water. They recommend arriving 15 minutes early.
When: April 28, 9:30 am
Where: 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington MA 01803
How much: Free

AgFest at the Boston Public Market
What: Get a free flower crown-making class, visit the brewery pop up, learn about composting, and more at AgFest. It’s totally free to attend, and there’s a ton of great shopping to enjoy as well!
When: April 28, 10 am- 4 pm
Where: 100 Hanover St, Boston MA 02113
How much: Free

 

Any other free or cheap things to do in Boston this weekend? Let us know by commenting below!

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