13 Free Summer Festivals + Fairs

Who loves free stuff? YOU DO! To follow up on last week’s roundup of 25 free summer programs in and around Boston, this week I’m sharing 13 free summer festivals and fairs. So get out your calendar and mark accordingly. HOORAY!

1. North End Italian Feasts & Processions (June – August)

From June through August, enjoy processions, performers, and food during the North End Italian Feasts & Processions (Boston)

2. Monster Fun Day with the Red Sox Radio Network (June 25)

At Monster Fun Day with the Red Sox Radio Network the fun of Yawkey Way is transported to Hunewell Field, with an autograph alley, kid’s zone, live music, and ballpark food (Wellesley Hills)

3. Everything Trains: Peppersass Comes to North Adams (June 25-26)

Learn all about trains and their connection to North Adams at Everything Trains: Peppersass Comes to North Adams, with speakers, videos, model railroads, and train rides (North Adams)

4. Boston Harborfest 2016 (July 1-4)

Boston Harborfest 2016 is the country's largest Fourth of July festival and includes hundreds of activities over a 4-day period at Boston’s best landmarks (Boston)

5. Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival (July 4)

With drum circles, screen printing, a puppet show, a petting zoo, field games, and more, the Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival offers a fun free way to spend Independence Day (Bridgewater)

6. Circle the Square (July 21 + August 18)

Circle the Square Street Festival is a festival-style street fair on the third Thursday each summer month with live performances, local artisans, crafts, and more (Medford)

7. Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival (July 22-24)

Watch professional sculptors create amazing works of sand art at the annual Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival (Revere)

8. Cultural Survival Bazaar (July 23-24 + August 6-7)

The free admission, family-friendly Cultural Survival Bazaar features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Native artists from around the world in Plymouth July 23-24 and in Jamaica Plain August 6-7 (Plymouth + Jamaica Plain)

9. Lowell Folk Festival (July 29-31)

All performances and activities at the Lowell Folk Festival are free, including a dance parade, concerts, and an area devoted children's activities (Lowell)

10. Cambridge Jazz Festival (July 31)

Cambridge Jazz Festival. Walter Beasley headlines this year's festival, click the link on their website for a free ticket to a spectacular day of jazz (Cambridge)

11. Fisherman’s Feast (August 18-21)

Boston’s oldest continuous Italian festival Fisherman’s Feast has delicious food, live music, processions, children’s activities, and more (Boston)

12. Boston GreenFest (August 19-21)

Enjoy live music and dance performances, an eco-fashion show, an art piece created by the community, inspiring speakers, and more at the eco-friendly Boston GreenFest (Boston)

13. Gloucester Waterfront Festival (August 20-21)

The annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival offers live music, performance art, antique cars, and more (Gloucester)