Weekend Roundup

Whoa, it's Friday already? Short weeks = CONFUSION! If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, enjoy this roundup of 31 event ideas, lovingly curated for your consideration.

1. It’s boat tours, music, art, nature activities, and more at Fun Day in Spy Pond Park (Arlington)

2. Check out the Red Sox Showcase on the Common (Boston)

3. ICA Harbor Market brings together local artisans, restaurants, and art-making activities (Boston)

4. Find music and more at this Brazilian Independence Festival (Boston)

5. Rosalita’s Puppets perform at Faneuil Hall (Boston)

6. The Mass General Cancer Center hosts the Everyday Amazing Race, a 5k run, 2k walk, and 100-yard kids’ dash to benefit cancer research and care (Boston)

7. Celebrate community gardening and local agriculture with exhibits, demonstrations, games, pie baking, pie eating, harvest contests, and more at the Second Annual Boston Agricultural Exposition (Boston)

8. Opening Our Doors provides a day of diverse, free, family-friendly offerings, from music and dance performances to historic tours and lectures, walking tours of the Fenway, and much more (Boston)

9. Head to Castle Island and Fort Independence when the Navy Band Northeast performs a wide selection of music, from patriotic marches to modern pop (Boston)

10. Cambridge Carnival International is a celebration rooted in African traditions featuring live music, ethnic foods, crafts from around the world, and a grand parade of costumed revelers dancing through the streets (Cambridge)

11. Share a day of adventure and inspiration at the Clock Barn’s private gardens -- participate in a scavenger hunt and explore the pizza garden, pumpkin patch, fairy garden, and tee pee, plus enjoy edible treats (Carlisle)

12. Enjoy this performance of The Complete History of the Seabees (Charlestown)

13. Audition for the Concord Youth Chorus Project (Concord)

14. Go Apple Picking with PJ Library & Temple Israel (Franklin)

15. It’s Free Second Saturday at the Cape Ann Museum, where families can participate in hands-on activities that delve into local art, history, and culture (Gloucester)

16. Check out the Donkey Derby (Hamilton)

17. Games, moon bounces, obstacle courses, treats, and surprises await at South Shore YMCA’s 125th Birthday Party (Hanover, Quincy)

18. Find drumming and singing, crafts, workshops, storytelling, kayaking and canoeing, games, food, and more at the MCNAA Annual Intertribal Pow-wow at Plug Pond (Haverhill)

19. The 5th Annual Live4Evan Run & Fun Fest includes a 5k road race, a 3 mile heart walk, Corn Hole Tourney, Challenge Course, live music, free food, and drinks (Hopkinton)

20. The JP Music Festival returns for this free event with 20 acts, 2 stages, food trucks, and 7 hours of non-stop music (Jamaica Plain)

21. It’s chore time at the farm and kids can feed chickens and collect eggs, then bring hay to the sheep, goats, and cows (Lincoln)

22. The Melrose Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th anniversary with a free outdoor pops concert (Melrose)

23. Sammy Snail’s Puppet PJ Party follows the heart-centered mission of Sammy Snail to turn the world right-side up (Newburyport)

24. Come to Family Fun Day at the J and listen to Karen K and the Jitterbugs perform live, explore a new playground, enjoy arts and crafts activities, play with Super Soccer Stars, and more (Newton)

25. Join a free performing arts workshop at A.C.T. Studio One’s Open House (Norwell)

26. Head out to the Reading Fall Street Faire (Reading)

27. Riverfest combines live local music, dozens of local artists, free children’s activities, a sidewalk sale, and of course, a fireworks show over the Mystic River at sundown (Somerville)

28. Discover food, music, and dance at the Somerville Greek Food and Music Festival (Somerville)

29. Take part in the 7th Annual Swampscott Arts & Craft Festival (Swampscott)

30. Join the Walk of Hope for ALS (Wakefield)

31. Dog lovers won’t want to miss Dog Day at Bird Park (Walpole)

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