Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! After many years struggling with painful back to school transitions, I can't believe how wonderfully smooth this year has been! Meanwhile, if you're looking for something to do this weekend, enjoy any or all (if you've got clones) of these 31 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration! Also, be sure to check out this roundup of apple festivals + this roundup of 19 places to pick your own apples. Nom nom!

1. Music and family entertainment during Arlington Town Day (Arlington)

2. High holiday activities where are all are welcome free of charge (Arlington)

3. Take in a Red Sox game on the big screen, and enjoy activities and food at Out of the Park on the Common (Boston)

4. Bubble Daze is a three day festival of all things bubbles, with some renowned bubble artists on hand (Boston)

5. At Blue Discovery Family Day, guests at the New England Aquarium can learn all about seals (Boston)

6. Santa Rosalia di Palermo procession in the North End. (Boston)

7. Learn how to create gorgeous prints at this Hammered Leaf Art for Families session (Boston)

8. The JP Music Festival has tons of local bands, food trucks and activities for children (Boston)

9. A free family festival, where you can see the artwork of Fay Chandler, enjoy an instrument petting zoo, make some art, take in a flamenco workshop, and more (Boston)

10. There's a food truck safari and a steel drum band at the zoo (Boston)

11. A free guided family walk at the Arnold Arboretum (Boston)

12. Outdoor games in the park (Cambridge)

13. The Cambridge Carnival is rooted in African traditions, with a costume parade, music, and international crafts and food available (Cambridge)

14. It's Farm Day at Verrill Farm, and guests can enjoy barbecue, bluegrass, a petting zoo, pony rides, and much more (Concord)

15. Family Fun Free Day at the Cape Ann Museum encourages families to explore the arts together (Gloucester)

16. There’s free admission at the 13th Annual Ladies in Jazz concert at Winnekenni Castle (Haverhill)

17. Bring your dog and try to navigate this fun corn maze together! (Ipswich)

18. Learn through art, scientific study, and the creatures themselves at this Caterpillar Celebration (Lincoln)

19. The Lowell Food and Wine Festival has food trucks, tastings, chili cookouts, and more (Lowell)

20. Downtown Melrose is transformed for the Victorian Fair, with performance stages, games, crafts, food, and more (Melrose)

21. Take a look at turtles up close and then take a walk to see more in the wild (Natick)

22. It's Family Day at the Bird Banding Station, and all are welcome to come learn about bird migration (Newburyport)

23. A free concert featuring Karen K & the Jitterbugs at Newton City Hall (Newton)

24. Smörgåsbord Nordic Food Festival includes delicious food, children's activities, and a live Viking battle reenactment (Newton)

25. Family Day at Brooksby Farm welcomes families with apple picking, hayrides, crafts, animal feeding, and more (Peabody)

26. Children's activities, live music, bounce house, and fireworks are free at the Riverfest at Assembly Row (Somerville)

27. More than 100 vendors will participate in the Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival at the Historic Wayside Inn (Sudbury)

28. Take a map, borrow a compass, and learn how to orienteer on the trails (Topsfield)

29. The Bird Park Fall Concert provides a sweet ending to the summer season (Walpole)

30. For muddy, sweaty fun head to this challenging obstacle course race (West Newbury)

31. Take part in the annual Allens Pond Butterfly Census and help identify local butterflies (Westport)

Image credit: The Lowell Food and Wine Festival

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