Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday friends, I hope you're having a great week! If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, consider and or all (if you're super ambitious) of these 28 ideas, lovingly curated for your consideration!

1. Help celebrate dinosaur Bessie’s Birthday Bash with fun activities including a bubbly birthday bath, dinosaur egg hunt, and more (Acton)

2. It’s crimped hair, flipped collars, and leg warmers at this performance of Xanadu, Jr. (Acton)

3. Kids can embrace their inner geek, meet other superhero, anime, sci-fi, and fantasy fans, and partake in episode screenings throughout the day, trivia, a costume contest, food, games, and more at Geek Con! (Arlington)

4. Celebrate at the Boston Pride Parade and Festival (Boston)

5. Play games and make friends with 90 elementary school kids from Boston’s Japanese sister city Kyoto (Boston)

6. Cheer for the Boston Dragon Boat Festival competitors (Boston)

7. Dress up, meet characters, participate in scavenger hunts, and more when the Franklin Park Zoo hosts Star Wars Day (Boston)

8. Attend James and the Giant Peach (Boston)

9. Take free chess lessons (Boston)

10. Travel back in time and re-enact the Boston Tea Party (Boston)

11. The Brookline Arts Center hosts an Open House with free art activities (Brookline)

12. José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents the free 9th Annual Dance for World Community Festival, showcasing dance as a positive force in the world (Cambridge)

13. DayCon is a free, day-long science conference featuring talks and interactive demonstrations related to climate change, public health, heat waves, honeybees, agriculture, and more (Cambridge)

14. Join staff and volunteers for a biological inventory during Biodiversity Month at Fresh Pond (Cambridge)

15. Laugh along at ImprovBoston’s Family Show (Cambridge)

16. Live music, giant bubbles, a Tai Chi demonstration, balloon animals, popcorn, watermelon, and more await at this Backyard Block Party (Cambridge)

17. Kids can experience the joy of working with their hands, spending time outside, and the value of knowing where their food comes from as well as community service during Brookwood Community Farm’s Family Volunteer Day (Canton)

18. The 8th Annual Fathers and Families Fun Day offers an obstacle course, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, story time, food, music, free books, and even dental exams (Dorchester)

19. Stop by the Gloucester Strawberry Festival for a farmer’s market, bouncy house, pony rides, face painting, live music, beer tastings, and of course, strawberries (Gloucester)

20. Participate in family-friendly seaside themed activities at the 6th Annual Touch-A-Boat event (Hingham)

21. Touch-a-Truck, ride the Roaming Railroad, and enjoy face painting and food (Holliston)

22. Come to The Footlight Club for puppet theater with Cubby the Bear, who enjoys entertaining people of all ages with songs, jokes, and stories (Jamaica Plain)

23. Don’t miss the food trucks, crafts, yoga, music, and more at the Tufts Park Community Garden Block Party (Medford)

24. Puppeteer Margaret Moody performs Trolls in the Tree (Newton)

25. Get involved in the show with Kerplunk!, a choose-your-own-adventure performance where the audience calls the shots (Somerville)

26. Bowls and bowls of fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and piles of shortcakes, along with more than 60 fine artisans, children’s games, and live music await at the 49th Annual Topsfield Strawberry Festival (Topsfield)

27. Wear fine fairy frocks and frolic at the Wenham Museum Wee Woodland Fairy Festival (Wenham)

28. Celebrate the magic of summer at Land's Sake's Fairies, Gnomes, and Elves Festival (Weston)