Looking for something fun to do this weekend with family or friends? Check out our list of 10 FREE things to do this weekend in and around Boston!
1. Jamaica Pond Parkrun 5k
Every weekend Parkrun hosts a free, timed 5k at Jamaica Pond! Run along the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and enjoy the fall views. It’s a great way to start off your weekend. All ages, abilities and paces are welcomed. After the run join Park run for coffee at City Feed & Supply on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. Register here.
When: Saturday 10/5 from 8:45am-10:30am
Where: Arnold Arboretum, Arborway, Boston
2. Rolindale Farmers Market
Every weekend the Roslindale Farmers Market has live music and activities for children. This farmers market is where residents, businesses and farm fresh food come together. This farmers market is open every Saturday from now through November in Adams Park.
When: Saturday 10/5 from 9am-1:30pm
Where: Adams Park, 67 Poplar St., Roslindale
3. Methuen Day
With live music, over 80 vendors, entertainment and even a parade, Methuen Day is the place to be this Saturday. You can even get your picture taken with the 2018 Words Series Trophy. The Methuen Police and Fire Deparments will also be hosting open houses during the event. Bring the family and enjoy the fall weather this weekend!
When: Saturday 10/5 from 10am-4pm
Where: Downtown Methuen, 45 Hampshire St., Methuen
4. Cape Cod Beach Cleanup with the Surfrider Foundation
This Saturday make your way down to Cape Cod to take part in the ongoing efforts to clean up our beaches in the Cape Cod Coastsweep. With a lot of beach to cover, the more hands the better when cleaning up the beaches of Cape Cod and increase the impact on the Cape’s essential ecosystems. Learn more here.
When: Saturday 10/5 at 11:00am
Where: Kalmus Beach, 670 Ocean St., Hyannis
5. Boston Food Truck Festival
Featuring 40 food trucks, a beer garden, local artisans, live music and kids activities, the Boston Food Truck Festival brings together the area’s top food trucks at the Rose Kennedy Greenway. There will be plenty to do and eat, so come hungry!
When: Saturday 10/5 from 11am-5pm
Where: Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Ave, Boston
6. Downtown Framingham Oktoberfest
This Saturday celebrate Oktoberfest in Framingham’s downtown district! Enjoy live music and performances on the downtown common while you shop around on City Hall’s Memorial Plaza. Find refreshments at the traditional Oktoberfest beer garden in Framingham’s Historic Downtown Depot.
When: Saturday 10/5 from 1:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Downtown Famingham Common, 2 Howard St., Framingham
7. SoWa Open Market
Back for it’s 16th season, the SoWa Open Market is Boston’s biggest celebration of food, art and live music. Every Sunday, thousands of visitors head over to SoWa to shop, relax at the outdoor beer garden, play lawn games and eat at the food trucks! Learn more here.
When: Sunday 10/6 from 10am-4pm
Where: SoWa Boston, 460 Harrison Ave, Boston
8. Quincy’s 3rd Annual Food Truck & Music Festival
With fun for the whole family, Quincy’s 3rd annual Food Truck & Music Festival will be held this Saturday on Coddington Street. Hosted by Mayor Thomas P. Koch this festival continues to grow each year. This year’s festival features over 20 food trucks and family-friendly entertainment!
When: Saturday 10/5 from 12pm-6pm
Where: Coddington St., Quincy
9. Cheeky Monkey Octoberfest
This Saturday Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co. is hosting Octoberfest. This 21+ no cover event features live entertainment, themed food and of course beer! There will even be a Stein Hoisting competition. Cheeky Monkey will be featuring specials all day including soft pretzels, a twist on a Bratwurst, Wiener Schnitzel Sliders, and more!
When: Saturday 10/5 from 4pm-7pm
Where: Cheeky Money Brewing Co, Boston
The world’s chillest and coziest music festival is Culturepalooza! Unlike most festivals that are loud, crowded and costly, Culturepalooza is laid back, relaxed and free! Every Saturday in October, come to the Culutrepalooza living room to listen to unplugged performances by local artists.
When: Saturday 10/5 from 7pm-9pm
Where: CultureHouse, 500 Kendall St., Cambridge