Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week and are feeling the summer vibes! Laurel and Violet got out of school yesterday and I basically depleted my tissue box. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, consider this roundup of 20 ideas, lovingly curated for your consideration!

1. Celebrate Great American Campout Day with a campout in Discovery Woods -- collect branches, build shelter, learn to read trail maps, go for a walk, read stories, and make classic camp crafts (Acton)

2. Join musicians, storytellers, artisans, and food vendors for Arlington Alive! Summer Arts Block Party (Arlington)

3. Build bridges, practice yoga, and enjoy bubblemania at the ICA Family Play Date with free admission (Boston)

4. Go on an SaturPLAY Storywalk (Boston)

5. Local cultural groups bring traditions like Irish Step Dance, Chinese Calligraphy, Mime, Dragon Dance, and more to The Lawn On D with workshops and performances during this free family event, Wonders of the World (Boston)

6. It’s time for the 10th Annual British Car Days at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

7. Travel back in time for the Second Annual Boston Historical Costumers’ Picnic (Boston)

8. Blue Man Group stages their annual Autism-Friendly Show (Boston)

9. The Aptucxet Museum’s Annual Strawberry Festival features strawberry shortcakes made with homemade biscuits and freshly whipped cream plus an antique model car show (Bourne)

10. Afro-centric artists, local makers and entrepreneurs, vintage and antique dealers, Boston’s favorite food trucks, musicians, and free Painting sessions take over at the first-ever Central Square Central Flea (Cambridge)

11. Verrill Farm offers its annual Strawberry Festival with PYO strawberries, delicious strawberry shortcake, food, pony rides, a strawberry dessert contest, and live folk music (Concord)

12. Folk music, balloons, face painting, and of course, strawberries, await at the Russell Orchards Strawberry Festival (Ipswich)

13. Collect fresh eggs, greet the goats, make a wool bracelet, cuddle a calf, and settle in for farm story time during this Saturday Hay Bale Hangout (Ipswich)

14. Celebrate the start of summer with fun games and activities at the Wilson Farm Strawberry Festival -- partake in face painting, temporary tattoos, a strawberry-chocolate dipping station, strawberry-based samples, and a shortcake eating contest (Lexington)

15. It’s the final weekend of hayrides, games, crafts, live entertainment, strawberry shortcake, chocolate dipped strawberries, and, of course, PYO strawberries at Lanni Orchards Strawberry Festival (Lunenburg)

16. Mark the season’s change with a Summer Solstice Hike and Sunset Viewing (Milton)

17. Have Fun with Butterflies and Dragonflies (Natick)

18. Say “Happy Birthday” to the Scituate Animal Shelter while enjoying food trucks, live music, face painting, a visit with a comfort dog, and K9 and dog agility demonstrations (Scituate)

19. Somerville’s Free Family Fun Day includes pony rides, train rides, bouncy castles, free barbecues, and more (Somerville)

20. Feast on strawberry shortcake, shop from local artisans, and kick back to enjoy live entertainment during Westford’s Annual Strawberry ‘N Arts Festival (Westford)

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