Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone -- are you ready to make some awesome weekend plans? I hope so, because I've got a mega-roundup for you today, including 35 events lovingly curated for your consideration! Also, as I mentioned earlier this week, strawberry festivals are here, so don't forget to check out these 8 easy strawberry recipes to make use of your local strawberry haul!

1. Dinosaur egg hunt with an awesome grand prize. (Acton)

2. Learn how to do the Indian folk dance Bhangra. (Acton)

3. Ben Rudnick show to benefit Cradles to Crayons. (Boston)

4. It’s world giraffe day! (Boston)

5. Critter day with therapy dogs. (Boston)

6. Celebrate Chinatown at the Main Street Festival. (Boston)

7. Live performance by The Friends of Broadway. (Boston)

8. Fun, jam packed skateboarding demo from one of Boston’s greatest. (Boston)

9. Scientists of the future show off their ingenuity at Eurekafest. (Boston)

10. It’s time to make music Boston. (Boston)

11. Spend your day celebrating the summer solstice at Fete de la Musique. (Boston)

12. Sunday games on the banks of the Charles. (Boston)

13. Verrill Farm strawberry festival, dessert contest and culinary yard sale. (Concord)

14. Music at the Manse summer concert. (Concord)

15. Connors Farm strawberry festival. (Danvers)

16. Watch the Sox on the big screen. (Dorchester)

17. Free admission to Fruitlands Museum to celebrate Centennial Saturday. (Harvard)

18. Summer solstice farm to dinner. (Harvard)

19. Open barnyard at Weir River Farm. (Hingham)

20. Swim, kayak, run or walk against the tide for breast cancer prevention. (Hopkinton)

21. Marini Farm strawberry festival. (Ipswich)

22. Russell Orchards strawberry festival. (Ipswich)

23. Summer solstice celebration on the longest day of the year. (Ipswich)

24. 18th annual Tufts Medical Center Cycle for Life. (Lincoln)

25. Visit the MAKEmobile traveling creative and tactile experience cart. (Lincoln)

26. Lanni Orchards strawberry festival. (Lunenburg)

27. Enjoy the traditional summer solstice bonfire. (Marshfield)

28. Discover beaver lodges and dams on this family beaver hike. (Princeton)

29. Field day gets extreme at Wachusett Mountain. (Princeton)

30. Find some treasures at The Vintage Bazaar. (Salisbury)

31. Real life Downton Abbey upstairs, downstairs tour. (Stockbridge)

32. A children’s garden adventure quest. (Stockbridge)

33. Support the Stone Zoo at this Wild Affair. (Stoneham)

34. Worcester Food Truck Festival at Elm Park. (Worcester)

35. MA Farmer’s Markets Strawberry Dessert Festival. (Various locations)

Image credit: Franklin Park Zoo