Weekend Roundup

Happy summer everyone, I hope you're recovering well from all the chaos around end of the school year! If you're looking for something to do this weekend, enjoy this roundup of 25 weekend events in Boston and beyond. Also, be sure to check out our crazy epic roundup of 100 free summer events in Boston and beyond! Yay, free events!

1. Kick-off Summer in style by making your own beach bag to carry on your summertime adventures (Arlington)

2. Step back in history during a one-hour guided tour of the architecture, geography, and politics of Quincy Market (Boston)

3. Cheer the dogs strutting their stuff on the red carpet and performing tricks at the 2018 Boston Pet Fashion Show (Boston)

4. Walk along the Esplanade for a guided tour of Boston’s iconic park (Boston)

5. Step inside the Old State House Museum to experience history coming alive with some of Boston’s most important events and stories (Boston)

6. Join a guided tour of Back Bay for a glimpse into the architectural marvels and historical treasures of the neighborhood dating back to the mid-1800s (Boston)

7. Celebrate Afro-centric culture, heritage, and contributions to the American fabric at the Boston Art & Food Soul Festival featuring live music, art, entertainment, and food trucks (Boston)

8. Join Community Music Center of Boston for the 6th annual Fête de la Musique for live music, dancing, ice cream, activities, and more (Boston)

9. Explore the nature of Spectacle Island on a fun and interactive tour just for kids (Boston)

10. Visit the Aptucxet Museum’s Annual Strawberry Festival for strawberry shortcakes made with homemade biscuits and freshly whipped cream plus an antique model car show (Bourne)

11. Enjoy strawberries galore at the Braintree Farmers’ Market Strawberry Festival (Braintree)

12. Experience the power that Taiko (Japanese drumming) has to bring people together and create a positive environment (Brookline)

13. Come see The Big Dog Show metal sculpture exhibit in the Charlestown Navy Yard, one of Boston’s most dog-friendly neighborhoods, and enjoy a beautiful walk, run, or stroll (Charlestown)

14. Explore the galleries aboard the USS Constitution to relive the life of a seaman plus find hidden clues and discover whether he joined a mutinous crew or remained loyal to Captain Bainbridge (Charlestown)

15. Decorate cookies, pick-your-own strawberries, enjoy strawberry ice cream, and so much more when Verrill Farm offers its annual Strawberry Festival (Concord)

16. Rock out with the Boston Rockabilly Band and try the jumping pillow, hayrides, pony rides, cow train, duck races, or pedal carts at Connors Farm’s Strawberry Festival (Danvers)

17. Fun for the whole family, live music, face-painting, and more at the Dorchester Heights 2018 Free Concert Series (Dorchester)

18. Celebrate the strawberry harvest with hayrides, strawberry shortcake, tasty food, and live folk music at Russell Orchards Strawberry Festival (Ipswich)

19. Kick-off the of summer with fun games and activities at Wilson Farm Strawberry Festival (Lexington)

20. Hop on a hayride, enjoy games and crafts, indulge in  strawberry shortcake and chocolate dipped strawberries, and, of course, pick-your-own strawberries at Lanni Orchards Strawberry Festival (Lunenburg)

21. Savor Filipino cuisine and participate in family-fun activities including arts & crafts, storytelling, and performances at the Second Annual Filipino Festival (Malden)

22. Come kick around in celebration of the 21st FIFA World Cup with Super Soccer Stars at this soccer event featuring games, activities, and prizes for soccer fans (Marblehead)

23. Discover beautiful winged creatures, including dragonflies, butterflies, and damselflies, that call Broadmoor home (Natick)

24. Head to a Summer Picnic Concert for live music, lawn games, food, and fun at The Stevens-Coolidge Place (North Andover)

25. Take a fun one-hour tour with a costumed guide and learn about a missing ship, moving graveyard, mysterious phone call, and the famous Salem Witchcraft Trials (Salem)