Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week and are looking forward to the weekend! It's my birthday on Monday, so I'm loving that I have a holiday long weekend to milk the "Hey, it's my birthday this weekend!" thing. :-) ANYWAY, I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend -- here are 32 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration. Also, today is the last day to enter to win this Helena's giveaway -- $100 each for you and a friend! GO!

1. A Family Pop-Up Day at Ward Reservation with crafts, games, story times, and scavenger hunts (Andover)

2. Enjoy this free Marsha Goodman-Wood concert at the Erskine Library (Belmont)

3. Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets sings about new adventures, kindness, and love at the Cabot (Beverly)

4. At Punkin' Fest, all ages are welcome to choose a pumpkin, carve a jack o'lantern, and help build Punkin' Manor (Boston)

5. Enjoy free art discovery classes for children at The Guild of Boston Artists (Boston)

6. The Bi-Annual Columbus Day Parade kicks off at City Hall Plaza (Boston)

7. A bilingual singalong and Latin American storytelling to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month (Boston)

8. During Fire Safety Day, kids can visit a fire truck, meet firefighters, and learn how to stay safe (Boston)

9. Boston Symphony Chamber Brass performs a free concert in Copley Square (Boston)

10. A Jack and the Beanstalk show, featuring mixed puppetry styles (Brookline)

11. Teens and tweens can try their hand at creating kinetic sculptures at the MIT Museum (Cambridge)

12. Oktoberfest and Honk parade features live bands, family-friendly activities, and lots of food and craft vendors (Cambridge)

13. A Cardboard Challenge, where families are invited to create a cabin using cardboard and recycled materials (Concord)

14. A free, educational performance by the Aeolus String Quartet (Gloucester)

15. The Fruitlands Museum hosts their Harvest Festival with farm animals, crafts, apple tastings, games, and a pop-up farmer's market (Harvard)

16. Wilson Farm's HayMaze is now open, and anyone who finishes receives an apple or a candy corn treat as a reward (Lexington)

17. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum invites visitors to help create a large-scale drawn sculpture (Lincoln)

18. Enjoy a Fall Harvest Feast at Drumlin Farm after lawn games, music, and activities for children (Lincoln)

19. Rocky Horror Picture Show is playing at the Mendon Twin Drive-In (Mendon)

20. This Fall Festival features live animals, games, cider pressing, face painting, and more (Milton)

21. A fun Rolie Polie Guacamole concert to celebrate their latest album release (Natick)

22. Bring your pumpkin to the Maker Mill and they'll supply all you need to decorate the perfect decoration (North Andover)

23. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, with a story, straw maze, toasted marshmallows and apple cider at Attleboro Farms (North Attleboro)

24. Hey Day 2015 with demonstrations, exhibits, and hands on activities for all ages (Princeton)

25. A Carnival on the Common with two bouncy houses, a photo booth, and many activities for children (Salem)

26. PEM creates a winning combination in their Big Draw Festival and Sizing It Up Mash-Up, where families are invited to create art in a variety of scales (Salem)

27. This week's free movie on the common is Monster House (Salem)

28. A Walking Tour of Salem designed specifically for children (Salem)

29. Chestnut Hill Farm has a Harvest Festival celebrating fall at the farm with goat milking, pumpkin carving, hikes, and more (Southborough)

30. A trick or treat parade, pumpkin painting, and more at Moo Moo's Halloween Party (Sterling)

31. The Topsfield Fair continues through Monday (Topsfield)

32. View the cranberry harvest, animal demonstrations, take in live music and enjoy many other activities at the Cranberry Harvest Celebration (Wareham)

Image credit: Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association

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