Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful week – this first week of summer! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there’s no shortage of options in this 39-item roundup. Enjoy and please share with a friend (or 10)!

1. A bubbly birthday bath, cardboard cake decorating, dinosaur egg hunt, and more, at Bessie's Birthday Bash (Acton)

2. Take in an autism-friendly performance by the Blue Man Group (Boston)

3. Come for an ICA play date and make some comics, design patterns, and enjoy a comic and zine fest (Boston)

4. Take part in a watercolor demo and workshop in the open air art studio at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

5. A completely free event featuring Music for Tots and a BBQ at Boston Synagogue (Boston)

6. Cosimo Boni performs a free trumpet concert at Fan Pier (Boston)

7. Make your own sundaes with Crescent Ridge Dairy and Taza chocolate (Boston)

8. Enjoy a performance of Rossini's opera, "La Cenerentola," at Christopher Columbus Park (Boston)

9. Celebrate World Giraffe Day at Franklin Park Zoo (Boston)

10. Create fairy houses on Peddocks Island (Boston)

11. Hear a brass quintet, fife, and drummers perform popular music from the 215th Army Band at Fort Warren (Boston)

12. El Gato Con Botas, sung in Spanish with English supertitles, is performed in the South End (Boston)

13. Parade through Christopher Columbus Park with Uncle Sam on Stilts and then enjoy a full afternoon of free activities for children (Boston)

14. Hear a story and join a teacher naturalist for a walk around the trails during Nature Story Hour (Boston)

15. Rosalita's Puppets return to Faneuil Hall (Boston)

16. Aptucxet Museum hosts its  Annual Strawberry Festival and Model Train Show, featuring strawberry short cakes made with homemade biscuits and freshly whipped cream (Bourne)

17. Braintree celebrates Independence Day with their parade on Saturday (Braintree)

18. We Read Frederick Douglass as a Community: One Voice, Three Languages, brings Douglass's speech in English, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole -- there will also be songs from local church choirs (Brockton)

19. Ellis Paul presents a family show, "The Hero in You" (Cambridge)

20. Head to North Point Park for the Sunday Parkland Games (Cambridge)

21. It's the kickoff to Hello Kitty Weekend at Edaville USA (Carver)

22. Enjoy a free concert by Honeysuckle, a progressive folk trio (Chestnut Hill)

23. Verrill Farm has a strawberry festival that features pick-your-own strawberries, a dessert contest, strawberry shortcake, free entertainment, hay rides and pony rides (Concord)

24. A free celebration of the expansion of Pegan Hill with kite making and flying, yard games, hikes, food, cider, and live music (Dover)

25. The Tyngsborough-Dunstable Historical Society hosts their annual Strawberry Festival, with shortcakes, crafts, vendors and live music (Dunstable)

26. At the Legacy Festival, there's an art competition, music, kids crafts, canoes, food, drink and more (Easton)

27. Relax with Story Time and Musical Play at Garden in the Woods (Framingham)

28. St. Peter's Fiesta, honoring the patron saint of fishermen, takes place (Gloucester)

29. Celebrate the newly restored Italian Garden with a Carnevale -- make a mask, march in festive parade, enjoy Italian treats (Ipswich)

30. Lanni Orchards features a Strawberry Festival with pick your own berries, make your own shortcakes, chocolate dipped strawberries, hayrides and more over two weekend (Lunenberg)

31. The Milton Music Fest brings music, kids activities, fireworks, and more (Milton)

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

33. A free event for first time paddlers features a kayak tour and paddleboard lessons (Salem)

34. A Country Beach Jam on Salisbury beach, featuring four bands, fireworks, and great food (Salisbury Beach)

35. Family Fun Day features free family-friendly activities including pony rides, train rides, face painting, music and more (Somerville)

36. Enjoy a day of family fun and outdoor adventure during Free Kids Admission Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)

37. Celebrate the arrival of summer with a family campout (Topsfield)

38. Learn to tell the difference between butterflies and dragonflies (Topsfield)

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