You’re eyes are not deceiving you, September is upon us. While we have to say farewell to the warm summer weather, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop (or even cost a penny). From movies and concerts to food fests and more, here are the best free things to do in Boston this month.
Free things to do in Boston this month, September 2018
Movies on the Common
There’s still time to enjoy a few movies outdoors before the fall chill sets in. The mayor’s movie nights continue at the Frog Pond with after dusk screenings of “Black Panther” on Sept. 7 and “Karate Kid” on Sept. 21.
Sept. 7 and 21, dusk, Frog Pond, Boston Common, Boston, boston.gov
Museum Day 2018
Thanks to the Smithsonian Magazine, museums across the country will offer free admission on Satuday, Sept. 22. Here in Boston, locals can stop by a number of participating venues, including the Museum of African American History, the Nichols House Museum, the USS Constitution Museum, the Mary Baker Eddy Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Museum of Natural History and dozens of other locations around the area. Make sure to snag your ticket online.
Sept. 22, various locations, smithsonianmag.com/museumday
MixFest on the Harbor
The annual free concert is switching up its venue for 2018. This year, MixFest will take over the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in the Seaport. Massachusetts’ own Meghan Trainor will headline the festivities, which will also feature performances by Alessia Cara and Jewel.
Sept. 22, 1 p.m., Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston, mix1041.radio.com/mixfest-harbor-tickets
What the Fluff?
Who doesn’t love a little Fuff? The annual celebration of the sweet treat returns this month to honor Fluff’s 101st anniversary. Invented in Somerville’s Union Square way back in 1917, the fest pays tribute to Fluff with a day of fun, featuring cooking contests, music and other activities. A slew of food vendors will also be on hand in case you need a break from all that Fluff.
Sept. 22, 3 p.m.-7 p.m., Union Square, Somerville, flufffestival.com
Beantown Jazz Festival
Berklee’s annual jazz fest is back this month. Billed as Boston’s biggest block party and routinely drawing thousands of fans, the festivities include a whole day of live music from jazz, Latin, blues and other artists. Fans can also expect a kids jam, an “instrument petting zoo,” plus plenty of food vendors on hand.
Sept. 29, Columbus Ave., Boston, Boston, berklee.edu/beantownjazz