July 13, 2015

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Hundreds of Free Summer Activities for Locals and Tourists
Boston, MA – Visitors to Massachusetts can now add extra value to their vacation budget, thanks to the state’s new “Wicked Free Summer Fun” listings with over 400 free events and family fun activities in the Bay State.

Launched by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT), the listings run through Labor Day, September 7, 2015 and feature museums, concerts, learning events, walking tours, outdoor movies, food festivals and more – all free of charge. Visit for complete details.

Events listed online are organized by the state’s six tourism regions: Greater Boston, North of Boston and Greater Merrimack Valley, South of Boston, Cape Cod & The Islands, Central Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts.

Topping this week’s “Wicked Free Summer Fun” is the 2nd “Outside the Box Performing Arts Festival” on Boston Common from July 14-19, 2015. The six-day fest features 70 acts, including contestants from the hit TV show The Voice, the Gin Blossoms and singer Kacey Musgraves.

“Wicked Free Summer Fun” also lists 70 iconic museums and cultural venues that offer Free Fun Fridays through the Highland Street Foundation. Venues range from the Franklin Park Zoo, Cape Ann Museum and Old Sturbridge Village to the Emily Dickinson Museum, Woods Hole Science Museum and New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Massachusetts attracts 22.9 million domestic and 1.5 million overseas visitors each year, according to MOTT.  For more information on visiting Massachusetts, go to

The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure travel destination and to stimulate the Massachusetts economy by generating state and local tax revenues, creating jobs, and supporting the growth of travel related businesses. MOTT serves as a leader in the tourism industry, bringing together the public and private sectors to promote Massachusetts as a leisure travel destination. For more information about MOTT visit,