Looking for a way to spend your leap day this weekend? Look no further! Here’s a list of 10 FREE things to do this weekend in and around Boston.
1. Boston Team Handball Youth Clinic
Boston Team Handball is excited to offer another handball youth clinic this year! If you have an energetic kid at home that’s interested in sports or just looking to try something new, let them give team handball a try at this FREE youth clinic. The clinic will be lead by Boston Team Handball players and will be a great way to learn the basics of the game. Shortly after the clinic you can see Boston’s team okay vs. NYC!
When: Saturday February 29th 9:30am – 11:00am
Where: Melnea A. Cass Recreation Complex, 120 Martin Luther King Blvd., Roxbury
2. Nantasket Polar Plunge 2020
The Nantasket Polar Plunge is back and better than ever! Plungers will charge into the ocean to support Special Olympics. After the plunge there will be food, music, and fundraising and costume awards! Bring your friends and family, create a plunge team for this FREE event.
When: Saturday February 29th 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Nantasket Beach, Hull
3. 3rd Annual Dr. Suess’ Birthday Celebration
The Harvard Square Business Association is excited to announce their 3rd Annual Dr. Suess’ Birthday Celebration and a hats off to reading celebration. There will be numerous activities, giveaways, storytelling and more! This event is FREE and fun for the whole family.
When: Satuday February 29th 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Where: Harvard Square, 18 Brattle St., Cambridge
4. Stella Artois Leap Day Crawl
Make the most of your extra time with Stella Artois for the Boston Leap Day Bar Crawl. Enjoy complimentary samples, custom engraved Stella Artois chalices, premium giveaways and more! Participation in this bar crawl is FREE.
When: Saturday February 29th 1:45pm – 6:00pm
Where: Coogan’s, 171 Milk St., Boston
5. Moakly Park Winter Warmer
Join the South Boston Neighborhood PreSchool for their Moakly Park Winter Warmer. All are welcomes to come to warm up, sip, snack and enjoy activities for all ages. There will be s’mores, hot cocoa, kid’s activities, and music. You’ll even have the chance to explore new recreational activities. This event is FREE.
When: Saturday February 29th 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: South Boston Neighborhood Preschool, 1187 Columbia Rd., Boston
6. Midway Or The Highway Comedy
Join Midway Cafe this Sunday for Midway or The Highway Comedy night! The funniest in New England and beyond can be found in the wilds of Jamaica Plain every single Sunday. This also includes an open mic night which means you can see some newcomers among the city’s best. Admission to this event is FREE.
When: Sunday March 1st 9:00pm – 11:59pm
Where: Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain
7. Backstage Karaoke Bar Grand Opening
Celebrate the Grand Opening of Backstage Karaoke Bar at Kings Back Bay. There will be complimentary bites and liquid courage cocktails. The new Backstage Karaoke Bar is Boston’s premier karaoke venue featuring an extensive song library, photo booth and more! This event is FREE.
When: Saturday February 29th 8:00pm – 2:00am
Where: Kings Dining & Entertainment, 50 Dalton St., Boston
8. Boston Parks Winter Fitness Series
Join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at FREE fitness classes in neighborhoods across the city. Classes run from now through May 1st. Everyone is welcomed no matter what your fitness level may be. You can check out the full list of classes and locations here.
When: Friday February 28th 9:00am – Friday May 1st 10:00am
Where: Various Parks Around Boston
9. Open Mic Night At Article 24
If you’re a singer, rapper, instrumentalist, comedian, poet, spoken word, or anything else come grab a spot and tell your friends and share your talent at Article 24’s Open Mic Night. Spots usually fill up by the day of the show so sign up here. Admission to this event is FREE.
When: Sunday March 1st 8:00pm – 12:00am
Where: Article 24, 458 Weston Ave., Brighton
10. Happy Hour Writing Session
Round out the week with a FREE writing session. Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. Leave work behind on Friday and come over to Grub HQ. Meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some great writing exercises. There will be FREE drinks and snacks.
When: Friday February 28th 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: GrubStreet, 162 Boylston St., Boston