Weekend Event Roundup

Hello friends! If you're looking for something to do this coming weekend, enjoy this roundup of 31 weekend events in Boston and beyond!

1. Embark on a wild plant walk and learn to identify local plants and trees (Acton)

2. It’s peach picking, hayrides, live music, potato sack races, food trucks, hard cider tastings, and more at the Cider Hill Farm Peach Festival, their last hurrah before harvest (Amesbury)

3. Watch Tarzan at sundown (Boston)

4. Rock out at the Wicked Good Festival (Boston)

5. Explore this garden and get tips for preparing your own for the winter season (Boston)

6. Use giant foam pieces to build a personal playground (Boston)

7. Participate in this community mural-making project (Boston)

8. Take a short trail walk, learn about resident animals and plants, and listen to a nature story (Boston)

9. Work side-by-side with other environmental enthusiasts on Stewardship Saturday to improve the Thompson Island habitat for its native birds, bugs, trees, and flowers (Boston)

10. Don’t miss The Fisherman’s Feast, Boston’s oldest continuously running Italian festival culminating with the “flight of the angel” (Boston)

11. Run, jog, or walk the Jamaica Pond 5k parkrun (Boston)

12. Learn about ancient Egyptians and create your own hieroglyphics (Cambridge)

13. Listen, learn, and sing along with this rousing chorus of sea chanteys (Charlestown)

14. Swing by the Verrill Farm Corn and Tomato Festival, hop on a hay ride, ride a pony, and taste a variety of fresh tomatoes and corn (Concord)

15. The Connors Farm Peach Festival offers BBQ, face painting, a jumping pillow, farm animals, hayrides, duck races, pedal carts, free pony rides, and, of course, PYO peaches and delicious peach pie (Danvers)

16. Discover the specialized superpowers of mollusks during family fun day at the beach (Duxbury)

17. Drop by Belle Isle Marsh for a unique birding experience to learn about Boston’s coastal birds (East Boston)

18. Spend the morning searching for dams, lodges, trees, and other signs of busy beavers (Easthampton)

19. The annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival features live music, performance art, antique cars, and more (Gloucester)

20. Head to the 15th Annual Peach Festival at Carlson Orchards for bluegrass music, hayrides to the PYO fields, BBQ, and fresh squeezed lemonade (Harvard)

21. Ramble along the trails in search of wild birds and mammals (Lenox)

22. Paddle through an ecologically rich area while searching for herons, swallows, and signs of beavers (Lenox)

23. It’s time for the Marshfield Fair, a traditional country fair featuring amusement rides, horticultural exhibits, agricultural events, a demolition derby, and arts and crafts  (Marshfield)

24. Learn about honeybees (Mattapan)

25. Spend the morning finding, sketching, and painting summertime wildflowers (Newburyport)

26. Visit the tide pool touch tank to meet beach creatures and learn about local wildlife and ecology (Newburyport)

27. Start the day with a nature walk and crafts, then discover beavers and reptiles (Norfolk)

28. The Smolak Farms Peach Festival features peach-themed treats and crafts, a bounce house, inflatable slide, cow train, face painting, hayrides, and a chance to win a small prize (North Andover)

29. Participate in a bug hunt to learn all about crawling, flying, and creeping insects (Plymouth)

30. Follow a trail lit by glow sticks and stargaze with local astronomers (Sharon)

31. Watch thousands of rubber ducks race on the incoming tide (Westport)