There’s one month left of winter so it’s time to start getting out of the house and back into the city. Below are a list of some of the top FREE events to do this weekend in and around Boston.

1. Mardi Gras Party with The Hot Tamale Brass Band
Come celebrate Mardi Gras in Boston with The Hot Tamale Brass Band! They’ve been leading the way in Boston for energetic, hard, hitting Nola Jazz since 1992. This Sunday they’ll be celebrating Mardi Gras in Medford. Get your family together and join them to listen to some FREE music.
When: Sunday February 23rd 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: The Porch Southern Fare & Juke Joint, 175 River’s Edge Dr., Medford

2. Team Excel Free Winter Open House
Team Excel is hosting their FREE winter open house. Join them for some fun on the ice, all skating levels are welcomed! There will be coaches available to assist young skaters. Team Excel invited skated ages 5-15 to learn some skating basics and learn an introduction to synchronized skating.
When: Saturday February 22nd 5:10pm – 7:05pm
Where: The Skating Club of Boston, 1240 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

3. Paws From Afar Doggie Pageant & Adoption Event
Paws From Afar is hosting their inaugural Doggie Pageant & Adoption Event! Meet adoptable dogs and have your pup participate in their very own doggie pageant. There will be multiple categories to win including best couch sufer, most unique sweater, sweetest snuggler, best senior dog and best wiggle butt. All are welcomed to this FREE event and refreshments will be served.
When: Saturday February 22nd 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Boston East, 126 Border St., East Boston

4. Apres Ski at Bow Market
If you’re looking to visit the base of a mountain without the hassle of going skiing first then head over to Apres Ski at Bow Market! Bow Market courtyard will be turned into the base of ski mountain with fire pits, blankets, hearty snacks, delicious drinks and more! Come dressed in your finest snow gear to enjoy all the fun. This event has FREE admission and all are welcomed, including dogs.
When: Saturday February 22nd 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Bow Market, 1 Bow Market Way, Somerville

5. Franklin Park Winter Festival
Enjoy a cozy day os games, crafts, nature walks, hot chocolate and more at Franklin Park Winter Festival! This is the perfect event to create wonderful winter memories with your family. This family event is FREE and open to the public. All ages are welcomed. And if there is now on the ground you can count on sledding and snowman making as well.
When: Saturday February 22nd 10:30am – 1:30pm
Where: Franklin Park, 1 Circuit Drive, Boston 

6. Mass Ave Mardi Gras
Grab you beads and masks and celebrate Mardi Grad with Dorchester Brewing Co.! There will be classic Nola foods, plenty of fresh craft beer, cider, wine, music, costumes and more. This is the perfect time to check out their new four season rooftop! All are welcomed and admission to this event is FREE.
When: Saturday February 22nd 11:30am – Sunday February 23rd 12:30am
Where: Dorchester Brewing Co., 1250 Mass Ave., Dorchester

7. Margaritaville at City Tap House
February 22nd is National Margarita Day and City Tap House wants you to celebrate with them! They’ll be serving up margarita pitchers and tropical cuisine like crispy fish tacos, shrimp pina relleno, lobster ceviche and more. There will be leis for everyone and Brightbar Boston will be doing giveaways all day long. Admission to this event is FREE.
When: Saturday February 22nd 11:00am – 10:00pm
Where: City Tap House, 10 Boston Wharf Rd., Boston

8. Lord Hobo Warehouse Sale
Lord Hobo has something brewing and they need your help to make room! Come take advantage of their two day warehouse sale and get amazing discounts, up to 75% off, from retail murchandise, service wares, and marketing items (like neon signs). Throughout the sale there will be samples of newly released Table Beer to quench your thirst while you shop. Admission to this event is FREE and if you can’t make it in store, check out their online deals.
When: Saturday February 22nd 11:00am – Sunday February 23rd 11:00pm
Where: Lord Hobo Brewing Company, 5 Draper St., Woburn

9. Mardi Gras at Cheeky Monkey
Join Cheeky Monkey this weekend for their Mardi Gras celebration all day long! Enjoy specialty food items and sip on house brewed craft beers. There will be beads for everyone. This event is 21+ and admission is FREE. Get ready to party gras all day long!
When: Saturday February 22nd 12:00pm – Sunday February 23rd 2:00am
Where: Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co., 3 Lansdowne St., Boston

10. The Growing Center’s Annual Seed Sale & Swaps
It’s time to think spring and decide what seeds you want to plant in 2020! Join the Growing Center for their Annual Seed Sale & Swap. Come hangout and bring some seeds to share with your neighbors or buy some seeds to plant this spring. Admission to this event is FREE and all are welcomed.
When: Saturday February 22nd 9:30am – 2:00pm
Where: Somerville Winter Farmers Market, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville