Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’re looking forward to the holiday weekend! If you’re in town enjoy this fantastic roundup of 29 weekend events, lovingly curated for your consideration.

1. Dig, climb, and burrow in the mud at the Discovery Museum’s Dirtopia (Acton)

2. Get ready for school by crafting a special Fox Folio notebook at the Fox Library (Arlington)

3. Create a musical instrument at the Boston Public Library (Boston)

4. Build fairy houses in a secret garden on Peddocks Island (Boston)

5. Celebrate Labor Day by watching fireworks light up the sky over Boston Harbor (Boston)

6. Travel back in time to learn how sailors spent their free time at the USS Constitution’s Fun and Games at Sea (Boston)

7. Settle in for free outdoor screenings of Finding Nemo and The Jungle Book (Boston)

8. Learn about unique marine life and take part in a guided beach exploration (Boston)

9. Play classic field day games and backyard favorites on Spectacle Island (Boston)

10. Check out a sidewalk chalk art walk (Boston)

11. Play dress up in 1860s-style children’s clothes (Boston)

12. Take in a performance by Rosalita's Puppets at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

13. Work together to make a kite and fly it from the highest point in Boston Harbor (Boston)

14. See the Tanglewood Marionettes perform Sleeping Beauty (Brookline)

15. Catch a double feature of Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro (Cambridge)

16. It’s time for the Campfire Festival at Club Passim (Cambridge)

17. Take in a free outdoor Bread & Puppet Theater show (Cambridge)

18. It's the kickoff of the 35th anniversary season of King Richard's Faire (Carver)

19. Spend the afternoon designing and making books (Harvard)

20. Watch a sailboat parade and celebrate America’s oldest seaport at the Gloucester Schooner Festival (Gloucester)

21. Enjoy free live music on the waterfront at the Riverfront Music Festival (Newburyport)

22. Cut fresh flowers and craft a beautiful floral crown of your own design (North Andover, MA)

23. Bring your own equipment or borrow some at Rocky Woods during this Family Fishing Clinic (Medfield)

24. Enjoy delicious eats and craft beers at the Quincy Food Truck Festival (Quincy)

25. A free event for first time paddlers features a kayak tour and paddleboard lessons (Salem)

26. Dance out the wiggles at an outdoor cookout and dance party and enjoy waffles and ice cream for dessert (Somerville)

27. Say “Happy Birthday” to a pair of white-cheeked gibbons at the Stone Zoo’s birthday party for Kien and Paddy - enjoy a slice of cake, sign their card, and meet the zookeepers (Stoneham)

28. Catch a showing of The Lego Movie under the night sky (West Roxbury)

29. Look for butterflies with the Massachusetts Butterfly Club (Westport)