16 Things To Do This Weekend In Boston (& Beyond)

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 16 weekend events in Boston and beyond for you to consider!

1. This Touch-A-Truck event marks its 20th year with construction trucks, emergency vehicles, and more (Beverly)

2. Celebrate spring at the Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival (Boston)

3. Take a free trip to Georges or Spectacle Island on Free Ferry Day (Boston)

4. Stop by the BPL for free activities like art-making, video creation, puzzles, and family-friendly tours to celebrate the Leventhal Map & Education Center’s new exhibit, “America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century” (Boston)

5. This month’s MFA Playdate offers activities focused on the theme “Growing from the Ground” (Boston)

6. Create a tree using cardboard and wood, then design and build a treehouse that treads gently on its branches at the Boston Society of Architects Family Design Day (Boston)

7. Lift Every Voice: Her Song is a Boston Children’s Chorus concert celebrating the achievements of women who transcended obstacles to raise their voices against injustice, create great art, and make new discoveries (Boston)

8. Enjoy Japanese music, dance, taiko drums, crafts, activities, and food at the Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival (Brookline)

9. Follow the ongoing troubles and travails of Mr. Punch, puppetry’s favorite loudmouth, as he sings his way through trouble, adventure, and triumph in this production of The Perils of Mr. Punch (Brookline)

10. The 2nd Annual BAKED Festival offers up samples of decadent baked goods from 25 of New England’s top pastry chefs, independent bakers, food trucks, and bakeries (Cambridge)

11. Participate in a rousing chorus of sea chanteys at the USS Constitution Museum (Charlestown)

12. It’s not too late to join the fun with your pooch at Paws for the Arts, a dog walk/run up the Rail Trail (Hudson)

13. Don’t miss this year’s Spring Spectacular at Natick Community Organic Farm, featuring live music, nature crafts, a petting pasture, old-fashioned games, local and organic food, hayrides, and more (Natick)

14. Birthday Wishes hosts its 8th annual CakeWalk fundraiser event featuring a 5k Fun Run, live music, bouncy house, kids’ games, balloon sculpting, face painting, party bubbles, and of course, cake, all to help bring birthday party magic to thousands of homeless children and their families each year (Newton)

15. Build and fly a kite, take in the show when professional flyers showcase their spectacular kites, plus enjoy live music and other family-friendly activities when the Revere Beach Kite Festival returns (Revere)

16. Partake in pony rides, carnival games, obstacle courses, and more at this annual spring carnival (Wellesley Hills)