Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week. Quite frankly, this week has felt like a bit of a dumpster fire coming off the April break so I am VERY happy it's almost weekend! And on that note, if you're looking for something to do this weekend, here are 33 event ideas, lovingly curated for your consideration! Enjoy and please share with your friends!

1. Create foiled greeting cards to celebrate National Card and Letter-Writing Month (Arlington)

2. It’s a Welcome Baby! Spring Fest, featuring Rock-a-Baby music and puppets, homemade baby food tasting, baby portraits, chair massage for parents, and more (Arlington)

3. The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival showcases movies made by kids that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in 90 seconds (Boston)

4. This month’s ICA Playdate tackles the question What Makes Change Happen? (Boston)

5. Take in a free Boston Conservatory Children’s Opera performance of Pinocchio (Boston)

6. Attend The Organized Parent, a workshop designed to help parents overcome the challenge of organization (Boston)

7. Art in Bloom returns to the MFA with free guided tours, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and more (Boston)

8. Catch a performance of Stuart Little (Boston)

9. Join the Gift of Life 5K, Walk, and Superhero Sprint to raise awareness for bone marrow and stem cell transplants (Brighton)

10. Check out the annual Harvard ArtsFirst Festival, celebrating the work of more than 100 student and faculty performing, literary, and visual artists (Cambridge)

11. Make the Breast Pump Not Suck is a giant breastfeeding festival designed to kickstart new ideas, innovations, policies, and appreciation for breastfeeding (Cambridge)

12. Cat lovers can attend the Catsachusetts Boston International Cat Show (Cambridge)

13. Garden in the Woods hosts a fun-filled, family-friendly Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway with children’s games, activities, art projects, and investigation stations galore (Framingham)

14. Head to the Weir River Sheep Shearing Festival for sheep-themed kids’ crafts, potato sack races, delicious fare from local food trucks, and of course, sheep (Hingham)

15. Check out one of the largest children’s and maternity consignment sales in the area (Lexington)

16. Start seeds, create farm crafts, learn about composting and bee hotels, plus meet the animals during the LexFarm 2018 Spring Festival (Lexington)

17. See and draw four different birds of prey up close (Lincoln)

18. Find frogs, pollywogs, and fairies while exploring the vernal pool (Natick)

19. Catch Early Man, a stop-motion animated comedy set in prehistoric times (Natick)

20. Enjoy Beethoven Rocks!, a family-friendly orchestra performance (Newton)

21. Star Wars Day at the Children’s Museum in Easton offers themed crafts, activities, galactic snacks, and Awesome Robb’s Jedi Magic Show (North Easton)

22. The Wachusett Meadow Sheep & Wool Festival showcases shearing demonstrations, plus activities for kids like felting, finger knitting, weaving, and sewing, plus a StoryWalk, local crafters, and refreshments (Princeton)

23. It’s not too late to join the Stop the Stigma 5k to support friends, family, and neighbors affected by mental illness or addiction (Quincy)

24. Walk through lush gardens, an enchanted forest, and a serene marsh looking for more than 150 Fairy and Gnome Homes (Salisbury)

25. Delight in the changes that take place through the spring season every weekend at the Wildflower Festival (Sheffield)

26. Big Apple Circus comes to town (Somerville)

27. LEGOLAND hosts a sensory-friendly event with designated quiet areas, lower music, and modified lights (Somerville)

28. Dress up for Princess Day at the Zoo, meet favorite princesses, dance to a live DJ, and explore the world beyond fairy tales with Science on the Streets (Stoneham)

29. The MetroWest Mothers of Multiples Tag Sale returns (Sudbury)

30. It’s time for the Annual Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place (Waltham)

31. Family Day at the Davis offers art-making, a treasure hunt, storytime, songs, and more (Wellesley)

32. Join the Boston Area City Nature Challenge, a fun competition taking place around the globe to see which locale can document the most species (Various Locations)

33. It’s time for ArtWeek, a ten-day festival featuring nearly 1,000 unique, unexpected, and often free experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists and the creative process (Various Locations)

Featured photo by Jari Hytönen on Unsplash