Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re having a great week and doing well with back to school season. Laurel started 7th grade and Violet started kindergarten and they’re both doing such an amazing job…I’m so proud (and also, well, relieved)! I’m sending you all good back to school vibes, and if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, enjoy this roundup of 33 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration.

1. Find Saturn, Mars, and the moon’s craters at Astronomy Night (Arlington)

2. FensFest Harvest Festival offers an afternoon of BBQ, bocce, games, crafts, and live music (Boston)

3. It’s not too late to join the Boston Heart Walk (Boston)

4. Meet and feed a snake, a hedgehog, a bearded dragon, and other animals at Boston Nature Center Safari (Boston)

5. Partake in a celebration of Brazilian Independence (Boston)

6. Help a knight capture a unicorn by solving riddles at Puppet Showplace Theater (Brookline)

7. Check out Brookline Music School’s open house and instrument petting zoo (Brookline)

8. Cambridge Carnival is a free event with a costume parade, delicious food, and multicultural crafts (Cambridge)

9. Play all different kinds of games at this Festival of Indie Games (Cambridge)

10. See the best improv, sketch, and standup comedy in the country at the Boston Comedy Arts Festival (Cambridge)

11. It’s Grandparents’ Weekend at Edaville USA (Carver)

12. Commemorate 9/11 aboard Old Ironsides (Charlestown)

13. Stroll the Square (Chestnut HIll)

14. Attend the Dear Dragon book launch (Concord)

15. Check out the free family Community Day at Concord Museum (Concord)

16. Grab some PYO corn and BBQ, go on a pony ride, and rock out to Boston Road Bluegrass with Verrill Farm’s Farm Day (Concord)

17. Celebrate Mexican Independence (East Boston)

18. Forage for wild mushrooms and learn to safely identify and eat them (Harvard)

19. Go on a map and compass treasure hunt (Ipswich)

20. Bring your fur baby through a doggy maze at Marini Farm (Ipswich)

21. Eat some ice cream and paint a mural (Jamaica Plain)

22. Time for the JP Music Festival (Jamaica Plain)

23. Hand-dipped caramel apples and fresh apple cider donuts return to Wilson Farm this weekend (Lexington)

24. The deCordova offers Free Second Saturday admission and the annual Yoga in the Park (Lincoln)

25. Partake in the Victorian Fair (Melrose)

26. Find turtles and learn all about them (Natick)

27. It’s rock, blues, country, and classic cars at Wachusett Mountain’s Musicfest (Princeton)

28. Tag monarch butterflies in migration and find out how you can help the ones in your own backyard (Princeton)

29. Chow down at Chowdafest (Quincy)

30. It’s time for Riverfest at Assembly Row - live local music, local artists, free children’s activities, a sidewalk sale, and fireworks over the Mystic River (Somerville)

31. CRAFT: Beers + Trades combines craft beers with 19th century craft demonstrations, a bluegrass concert, and BBQ (Sturbridge)

32. Eat your veggies at the Vegetarian Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (Watertown)

33. Rock out at with this Family Dance Party (West Newton)