Looking for something fun and free to do this weekend? Look no further! Here’s a list of the top ten free things to do in Boston this weekend.
1. Danehy Park 5k
Join ParkRun every Saturday for a 5k run, walk or jog around Danehy Park. This race is FREE and timed! If it’s your first time they recommend coming at 8:50 am for a quick intro and the run starts at 9:00 am. After the 5k there will be post-run coffee and chat at Bourbon Coffee in Porter Square.
When: Saturday Jan. 18th 8:45am – 11:00am
Where: Danehy Park, 166 New St., Cambridge
2. MLK College & Career Fair
The MLK College & Career Fair connects higher education and business to urban talent. This event is FREE and open to all young people and families. Meet reps from 25+ colleges, employers and job-training programs. Learn about the application process, financial aid resources and more.
When: Saturday Jan. 18th 10:30am – 12:00pm
Where: Melnea Cass Rec Complex, 120 MLK Jr. Blvd., Roxbury
3. Malden Lunar New Year Celebration
Malden is hosting their Annual Lunar New Year Celebration for the year of the mouse. There will be a Lunar New Year stamp release ceremony, Lion Dance, music, rice dough sculptures, arts and crafts and more!
When: Saturday Jan. 18th 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Malden High School, 77 Salem St., Malden
4. Big Game Summit
CultureHosue is hosting their first Big Game Summit. They’ll have opening gaming from 4-8pm, tournaments, and other fun events throughout the day. There will be instructors on site who can teach games and plenty of new friends to meet and play board games with. Bring some snacks or your favorite game and join in on the fun!
When: Saturday Jan. 18th 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: CultureHouse, 500 Kendall St., Cambridge
5. Crafts & Drafts at Distraction
New year, blank canvas! Distraction Brewing Company is bringing back one of their most popular events, Crafts & Drafts. Come with your little one and create a fun paper bag puppet. There will be plenty of art supplies, instructions, juice boxes, snacks and of course beer for the adults!
When: Sunday Jan. 19th 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Distraction Brewing Company, 2 Belgrade Ave., Roslindale
6. Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing
Bone Up Brewing is looking to satisfy your sweet tooth at their Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairing. They stocked up on all their favorite Girl Scout Cookies and paired them up with their beers. This event has FREE admission, so grab yourself a cookie flight and enjoy the day!
When: Sunday Jan. 19th 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Bone Up Brewing, 38 Norman St., Everett
7. First Annual Winter Chili Classic
Stay warm this weekend and be a judge at the First Annual Winter Chili Classic at Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen. Brato will go up against Lamplighter Brewery and Bonetown Bugrers. This event has FREE admission. Bring your friends and come hungry to judge the best chili.
When: Sunday Jan. 19th 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen, 190 North Beacon St., Brighton
8. Free Game Card at Lucky Strike
With more than 150 different game from carnival classics, to super deluxe attractions, take your pick at Lucky Strike this Sunday and start playing with a complimentary FREE game card. You can order your FREE game card to be used at Lucky Strike this Sunday January 19th here.
When: Sunday Jan. 19th 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: Lucky Strike Social Boston, 145 Ipswich St., Boston
9. Cambridge Winters Farmer Market
Head over to the Cambridge Community Center this Saturday for their weekly Winter Farmers Market. Shop from local farmers, food vendors and craftspeople. There will be live music and arts and crafts.
When: Saturday Jan. 18th 10:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St., Cambridge
10. Book Sale
The Book Sale at the South Boston Public Library has over 9,000 books, DVds, CDs, children’s books, vinyls and more for sale. There will be FREE coffee to sip on as you shop the sales and search for your favorite novels. All the money from sales goes to support the programs of the library.
When: Saturday Jan. 18th 10:30am – 3:00pm
Where: South Boston Public Library, 646 East Broadway, South Boston