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Posted by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Ever have the urge to learn salsa dancing for FREE? How about catching a Disney movie outdoors on the waterfront for FREE? Or hearing your favorite band right on Boston Common for FREE?
If so, then Massachusetts is just the place for you this summer. Our new “Wicked Free Summer Fun” page features 400+ free events and family fun activities that will extend your vacation budget and make this a season to remember.
Oh, and did we mention that they’re all FREE?
Grand Illumination, Oak Bluffs

The Grand Illumination on Oak Bluffs is one of many

Outside the Box COVER

The Outside the Box Performing Arts Festival is another

Topping this week’s “Wicked Free Summer Fun” is the Outside the Box Performing Arts Festival on Boston Common, from July 14-19.
Dozens of stages and small performance tents are already spread across the 50-acre Common (the nation’s oldest public park, founded in 1634), offering music and dance, theater and puppet shows, plus pop-up performance art, jesters and circus clowns.
Check out top acts like Gin Blossoms, Guster, Bad Rabbits, Kacey Musgraves, along with performers from the hit TV show The Voice!
We’ve divided the “Wicked Free Summer Fun” listings across six regions: Greater Boston, North of Boston & Greater Merrimack Valley, South of Boston, Cape Cod and The Islands, Central Mass, and Western Mass.

Annisquam Light

Annisquam Lighthouse is a solid North of Boston choice

Here in Massachusetts, we’re proud of our iconic people, places and events. And this summer you’ll have a chance to enjoy many of them, for FREE!
So, to crib a line from our favorite theme song this summer: Everyone needs a little adventure in their lives. Let’s go!
For more information about visiting, head on over to You can also follow along on Twitter with #WickedFreeMA.
Photo at the top: Free Salsa dancing at Tito Puente Latin Concert Series, courtesy of Berklee College of Music.