Here’s a list of 10 FREE things to do in Boston this weekend as we turn our clocks back an hour and head deeper into the Fall season!
1. First Friday Nights Free!
Visit and explore the Discover Museum in Acton this Friday for their monthly First Friday Nights Free! The Discovery Museum offers free admission the first Friday of every month. They will be gratefully accepting non-perishable food items to donate to the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. This is the perfect event for the whole family!
When: Friday Nov. 1st 4:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton
2. Renegade Craft:
Celebrate the season at Renegade, Boston’s cozy winter marketplace tucked away in SoWa’s Cyclorama. You can shop small for the holidays as Renegade features 80+ national and local makers and designers. Grab a craft beer, enjoy the local DJ and get inspired for the Holiday season. You can check out more of what the market has to offer here.
When: Saturday Nov. 2nd 11:00am – Sunday Nov. 3rd 5:00pm
Where: The Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St., Boston
3. Memorial Drive Recreation Sundays
Enjoy one of the last Memorial Drive Recreation Sundays this Sunday Nov. 3rd! Every Sunday from the last Sunday of April through the the second Sunday of November, Memorial Drive is closed to traffic between Western Ave. and Mt. Auburn St. Bring your bike, roller blades, or walking shoes to take advantage of the fall foliage along the banks of the Charles. This is fun for all ages!
When: Sunday Nov. 3rd 11:00am-7:00pm
Where: Riverbend Park, Memorial Drive, Cambridge
4. Dia de los Muertos Parade and Festival
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos this Sunday with a parade and festival in East Boston! Enjoy all that the parade has to offer followed by a free festival. There will food, drinks and dance. Come and celebrate with the whole family!
When: Sunday Nov. 3rd. 11:00am-5:00pm
Where: Veronica Robles Cultural Center, 175 McCullan Highway, East Boston
5. Disco Fridays with the Glitter Boys
Dance with The Glitter Boys every Friday Night at The Sinclair in Harvard Square. This 21+ event is FREE. The Glitter Boys have come up from the underground and into the clubs of Boston. Enjoys disco, funk, and rock & roll from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that never let you down!
When: Friday Nov. 1st 10:00pm – Saturday Nov. 2nd 2:00am
Where: The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge
6. The Phoenix Hosts Free Rock-Climbing
The Phoenix is hosting a free rock climbing event at its Newmarket Square location in Boston every Thursday through Sunday. Classes are available at different times throughout the weekend and are completely FREE to take. You don’t need any equipment or previous rock climbing experience to participate. The instructors will teach introductory climbing clinics while also offering advanced clinics in lead climbing. The Phoenix is a nonprofit organization which has inspired more than 32,00 individuals across America to redefine recovery.
When: Thursday Oct. 31st – Sunday Nov. 3rd.
Where: The Phoenix, 54 Newmarket Square, Boston
7. Dia de los Muertos at Bow Market
Come and celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Nibble! There will be music, face painting, dancing and an alter! Everyone is invited to bring pictures or token of loved ones to remember them by for the alter. Day fo teh Dead is a mulit-day holiday in Mexico where families and friends come together to celebrate their deceased loved ones! This is a festival day do you can bring your food and drinks ANYWHERE in Bow Market. Learn more about the event here.
When: Friday Nov. 1st 5:00pm-10:00pm
Where: Bow Market, Bow Market Way, Somerville
8. Viking Feast 2019
Release your inner Viking at Olde Magoun’s Saloon’s Winter Nights celebration! Ancient Vikings celebrated Winter Nights to celebrate the coming of winter. All farmers were required to brew beer and hold celebrations for peace and prosperity. Viking outfits are encouraged at this event! Check out the full beer and food menu here.
When: Saturday Nov. 2nd 4:00pm-11:30pm
Where: Olde Magoun’s Saloon, 518 Medford St., Somerville
9. Thirsty Scholar Trivia
The Thirsty Scholar in Somerville is hosting their weekly Sunday night trivia! Trivia night usually fills up fast. Get your team together and get to Thirsty Scholar early to ensure you have a spot!
When: Sunday Nov. 3rd 8:00pm-10:00pm
Where: Thirsty Scholar Pub, 70 Beacon St., Somerville
10. Improvised History: Full Frontier
Improvised History is an entirely improvised show based on what we remember about history! Saddle up and ride off into the sunset as Improvised History heads west to the frontier. This is the perfect event to share a laugh with friends as Improvised History attempts to recreate the legends of the West.
When: Friday Nov. 1st 8:30pm-9:30pm
Where: The Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge