Weekend Roundup

Hi everyone, sorry I have been unexpectedly quiet here this week! I was consumed by shenanigans (and then lovely news) and am just returning to normalcy. And speaking of that, if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, check out this roundup of 26 events, lovingly curated for your consideration!

1. Attend this month’s Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or KODA children at the Discovery Museums (Acton)

2. Take in live performances during the 17th Annual GospelFest, New England’s largest Gospel music celebration (Boston)

3. Be transported when Taste of the Caribbean Boston Food Festival brings together Boston’s best Caribbean and African food, music, and art (Boston)

4. Make and fly a kite at the highest point in Boston Harbor (Boston)

5. Watch Moana under the stars (Boston)

6. Discover the diversity of New England caterpillars and butterflies at the Museum of Science’s Butterfly and Caterpillar Weekend (Boston)

7. Celebrate Summer with Taza on the Plaza: S’mores for All! (Boston)

8. Create with stencils, special papers, and artists’ paint markers at ICA’s Make/Made (Boston)

9. Rosalita’s Puppets perform at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

10. Check out the Boston Comic Con 5th Annual Parade & Costume Contest (Boston)

11. Rock the Fort on Georges Island with a live concert by Alexis Newman & Mitchell August (Boston)

12. Play vintage Civil War-era baseball (Boston)

13. It’s World Lion Day at Franklin Park Zoo -- visit the lion brothers, have fun with lion-themed crafts and activities, and learn about conservation efforts (Boston)

14. Enjoy family-friendly activities at this week’s Greenway Downtown Playdate (Boston)

15. Taste a bit of summer by feasting on Home Grown Raspberries and Ice Cream (Canton)

16. Join Steve Verrill for an early morning trip to the corn field and learn about Verrill Farm’s flavor-packed selection of corn varieties, including Temptation, Allure and Providence, then PYO corn for free (Concord)

17. Feed the sheep, spin wool bracelets, collect eggs, brush a goat, enjoy a story, and meet a bunny at Appleton Farms’ Hay Bale Hangout (Hamilton, Ipswich)

18. Enjoy music, art, food, and fun at the 2017 Festival By the Sea (Manchester-by-the-Sea)

19. Take a closer look at webs and the spiders that create them while exploring around the pond’s edge (Milton)

20. Join this Teddy Bear Picnic with structured activities, crafts, sing-a-longs, and a laid back picnic in the Stevens-Coolidge Place gardens (North Andover)

21. At the Children’s Museum in Easton’s Family Autism Event, explore, imagine, wonder, and discover during times that are less overwhelming for children on the autism spectrum (North Easton)

22. The Salem Maritime Festival celebrates maritime history with live music, free harbor cruises, and opportunities to cruise, sail, paddle, and row (Salem)

23. Stop by Clown Day for balloon figures, face painting, and a live performance (Salem)

24. Tour-A-Truck this weekend, including a police van, fire engine, Harbormaster's boat, ambulance, tree truck, backhoe, front end loader, dump trucks, and more (Salem)

25. Have fun with music and fireworks on the beach (Salisbury Beach)

26. Cycle, dance, run, and play when the streets close to cars and open up to feet during SomerStreets Seize the Summer (Somerville)

Featured photo by Tanner Mardis on Unsplash