It’s Memorial Day Weekend, and there’s always a lot to do around Boston. Even better, there are a lot of FREE things to do. Here are some of the events happening to help you both honor and remember those who died serving in the United States Armed Forces, and to enjoy the long weekend.
The Flag Garden at the Boston Common
The annual Flag Garden on the Boston Common honors the 37,000-plus Massachusetts veterans who died serving their country. The display is at Flagstaff Hill on the Boston Common and displayed through Memorial Day.
The Cambridge Memorial Day Parade and Observation
The Memorial Day Parade and Observance takes place on Monday, May 27th. The parade gets underway on the Cambridge Common at 9:30am, and ends at the Cambridge Cemetery at 11am, where there will be musical performances and a rifle salute.
The Bruins Concert and Viewing Party
Party at City Hall Plaza! On Monday, the Stanley Cup Finals gets underway and the City of Boston is throwing a FREE party. It starts at 4;30pm with musical acts going on at 6pm. Then at 8pm, you can watch the Bruins take on the St. Louis Blues. There will also be food trucks as well as beer and wine to purchase.
FREE admission to the MFA
The Museum of Fine Arts will have free admission on Monday with live music, performances, tours and activities inspired by the MFA’s special current exhibit Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular. Free admission is from 10am – 5pm.
FREE admission to the the ICA
The Institute of Contemporary Art is also offering FREE admission on Memorial Day. You can view the ICA’s permanent collection as well as several temporary exhibits. There will also be a Sci-Fi Shorts film screening from 11am – 4pm. The museum is open from 10am – 5pm.