Who’s ready for the weekend?! We’ve got all the best, funkiest, yummiest (and free) events around Boston, so get ready to be busy!

Free Fun Friday

The Highland Street Foundation created this initiative to offer free admission to cultural venues across Massachusetts. Every Friday from now until the end of August, mark your calendars for places like the Franklin Zoo and The Institute of Contemporary Art.

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This Friday, take a spin on the Greenway Carousel and channel your inner Holden Caulfield. See the full list of Free Fun Friday locations for August 5th here.

Porchfest

If you needed another reason to go to the Lawn on D, come celebrate the music and art from the communities of Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Mattapan. Swing on Boston’s iconic colored swings and enjoy various family-friendly activities.

WaterFire – Providence, RI

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Are you looking for a reason to get out of the city? Take a short commuter rail toWaterFire, an annual tradition by the three rivers in downtown Providence. This Saturday is their full lighting ceremony, when 100 torch rings will be ablaze until midnight.

Open Newbury Street

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For one day only, Boston Mayor Martin J. Welsh is shutting down car traffic on Newbury. Experience this street of boutiques, restaurants and shops like you never have before!