Nothing like a long weekend! It’s an extra day to sleep in, to hang out with family and friends, or find something fun to do. What’s even better than fun? FREE fun! One of the things I love about Boston is that there is always something to do, and this weekend is no exception. It’s one of the things I like most about Boston. What we lose in being open all hours of the night, I think we make is having a really exciting arts scene. We rounded up some Free Things To Do In Boston this holiday weekend.

No matter what you’re into, there’s definitely something for everyone. We’ve included: some great festivals, there’s a block party, outdoor activities, a parade, cultural events, movies, outdoor markets and more.

If you don’t mind paying, there are also a lot of other options for you as well. You can check out some of those things HERE that include: The annual King Richards Faire, a cocktail club, and more!

Without further ado, here are the Free Things To Do In Boston This Labor Day Weekend.

  • End of Summer Block Party

  • Chinatown Main Street Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival

    Chinatown Main Street Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival - The Rose Kennedy Greenway

    03/09/2022 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Come join us in Auntie Kay and Uncle Chin Park to enjoy the annual Chinatown Main Street Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival. ​Join the celebration with food vendors, street shops, and live performances. Featuring dancing groups, lion dancing, taekwondo, opera singing, taichi, martial arts, and more!

  • Legaci Presents: Confidently Me! Workshop

    Legaci Presents: Confidently Me! Workshop

    Join us at the Roxbury Branch on September 3, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for Legaci Presents: Confidently Me! Workshop. This fun and interactive workshop teaches kids about CCSS (Confidence, Courage, Self-Care, Self- Esteem). Kids will learn how to identify feelings associated with low-esteem and ways to boost CCSS to conquer those feelings.

  • National Cinema Day

    National Cinema Day 2023

    Discounted admissions for all movies at participating U.S. theaters- no more than $4. This one-day event will feature new titles, independent films, and summer blockbusters, and exclusive new content that can only be seen in theaters.

    So this isn’t free, but I thought it was worth letting you know about because when else will you get to see a movie for $3?

  • Greek Festival 2022

  • Paddle on the Mystic River with Latino Outdoors

    Paddle on the Mystic River with Latino Outdoors [09/03/22]

    Latino Outdoors invites you, your friends, and your family to join us for kayaking on the Mystic River. No experience required.Latino Outdoors invites you, your friends, and your family to join us for kayaking on the Mystic River. No experience required.

  • The Harvard Square Open Market

    New England Open Markets

    For over 14 years our curated markets and events bring together the area's best designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to showcase their work in a festive atmosphere.

  • SoWa Sunday

    SoWa Sundays [09/04/22]

    SEPTEMBER SUNDAYS ARE BIG.There is only one 450 Harrison Ave.You already know we're open every Sunday of the year, 11am-4pm. And in September, we also have SOUTH END OPEN STUDIOS weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th, 11am-6pm!Outdoor markets? Yes, they're open, too. And the studios at 450 Harrison are open rain or shine!

  • Marlborough Labor Day Parade

    About The 2023 Marlborough Labor Day Parade

    The Largest and Most Prestigious Labor Day Parade in New England In 1952, Mayor, Romeo J. Gadbois instituted the first annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade as a way to brighten the lives of those in the Marlborough communities. The nation, including the Marlborough community, was recovering from WWII and bracing for the effects of the Korean War.

  • The Obamas Portrait Tour

    The Obama Portraits Tour

    The acclaimed portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama come to the MFA on the final stop of their national tour.

    You need to reserve tickets for the timed event, and while the exhibit runs through October 30th, there are some free days, including Labor Day. The other free days are:

    • Monday, September 19, 2022
    • Monday, October 10, 2022 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)
    • Sunday, October 30, 2022

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