Things To Do In Boston (& Beyond) This Weekend

Hello friends, I hope you’re having a great week! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s a great roundup of 28 weekend events in Boston and beyond for you to consider! As always, events are organized alphabetically by city/town of the event.

1. The whole family can skip, circle, and swing a partner to spirited live music at this Family Irish Dance event (Arlington)

2. Make rainbow crafts in honor of St. Patrick’s Day (Arlington)

3. Take in a special performance of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, sung in English and geared toward kids (Boston)

4. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Franklin Park Zoo with arts and crafts activities and special themed animal enrichments (Boston)

5. ComicCon comes to town (Boston)

6. Check out the Boston Flower and Garden Show (Boston)

7. Puppet Showplace Theater brings the Japanese folktale Little One-Inch to life (Brookline)

8. Watch Jumanji on the big screen (Brookline)

9. Go on a St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with a wide range of new and familiar musicians (Cambridge)

10. Visit the Masters of Miniature exhibit at the USS Constitution to see handcrafted models of all sizes, types, and materials or sing sea chanteys and maritime songs (Charlestown)

11. See how sugaring was done 200 years ago and enjoy a pancake breakfast in the historic William Cullen Bryant homestead (Cummington)

12. Roam the Frozen Fruitlands before enjoying stories and games by a toasty fire with hot cocoa (Harvard)

13. Identify sugar maples, observe tapping and collection methods, see sap boiled to syrup, and sample a sweet taste of the final product before warming up in the barn by a woodstove and filling up on delicious soups and desserts at Ipswich River’s Sugaring Off Tours (Ipswich)

14. Settle the livestock in for the night, feed the chickens and collect eggs, bring hay to the animals, and then, after the farm chores are done, enjoy a fresh snack (Lincoln)

15. Sing along to SING! (Maynard)

16. Meet a Minion and enjoy a morning of St. Patrick’s Day themed play, tattoos, crafts, and more (Maynard)

17. Come in costume to this Wild & Wacky Purim Celebration with clowns, face painting, wacky crown making, Purim gift basket making, coffee,and  hamantaschen (Natick)

18. Join a Maple Sugaring Tour of the Natick Community Organic Farm (Natick)

19. No equipment needed to participate in these free tennis lessons for kids and adults (Roxbury)

20. Go Maple Sugarin’! at Breakheart Reservation to sample syrup and take a tour that includes a history of maple sugaring, tree identification, wood splitting, and more (Saugus)

21. Maple Sugaring Weekends at Moose Hill include outdoor tours, historic reenactments, children’s crafts, hot cocoa, and various syrup treats like maple sugar dusted popcorn, hot dogs cooked in sap, pancakes, and more (Sharon)

22. It’s time for the Groundwork Somerville Maple Syrup Boil Down, complete with local sap and syrup tasting, maple tapping and boiling demos, pancakes, hot cider, and live music (Somerville)

23. Don’t miss the 110th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade (South Boston)

24. Attend Maple Days at Old Sturbridge Village to learn the history of sugaring in New England (Sturbridge)

25. Brandeis University hosts a Purim Carnival with magic, acrobatic performances, and family-friendly social justice conversations (Waltham)

26. A Little Bit of Ireland makes its way here with Irish tenors, step dancing, a glimpse into a Celtic pub, Irish bands, and the charms of an Irish comic (Waltham)

27. Create art, music, and movement, then take in a children’s theater production of Peter Pan, Jr. (Watertown)

28. More than 50 sugar houses around the state open to the public for tours, tastings, performances, and more during Massachusetts Maple Weekend, while dozens of restaurants feature Massachusetts syrup on their menus (Various Locations)