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Monday, July 18, 2016
Summer is certainly hurtling by us - here we are nearly halfway through already.   I hope that your summer has been full of all sorts of exciting adventures so far.   Boston is truly a wonderful city in the summetime. Totally walkable, lots of waterfront and loads of cool things to do. Aren't we lucky!? Try something new this week - maybe an outdoor summer movie; stroll around the Greenway and frolic in the fountains; enjoy the views at Castle Island, or visit the Boston Harbor Islands.

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Family Fun for the Week of 7/20 - 7/26

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SAVE THE DATE! Festival at the Farm 2016 - Canton
Festival at the Farm is pleased to announce a terrific inaugeral lineup of musical entertainment for this year's event. Be there with b.good to celebrate real food, great music and fun.
July 30, 2016 - SAVE $5 with code CENTRAL.

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Shakespeare on the Common 2016: Love's Labour's Lost - Boston
One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's “Fr-ee Shakespeare On The Common” continues seasonal tradition with William Shakespeare's Love´s Labour´s Lost.
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from Jul 20, 2016 - Aug 7, 2016

Magic 106.7 Annual Family Film Festival - Back Bay
Enjoy Family Films in the South Garden of the Prudential Center. Entertainment, games and gift card giveaways begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the featured movie starting at sundown.  THIS WEEK: Tangled
Saturday, Jul 2, 2016 - Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Boston Landmarks Orchestra - Fr-ee Wednesday Concerts - Boston
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by the late Charles Ansbacher as an extension of his desire to make the arts a significant part of people´s lives, regardless of their wealth or education.
Every Wednesday from Jul 13, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

Help Save the Monkey at Puppet Showplace Theater - Brookline
Find out if Howard and Lillian save the space monkey in Brave Bucket Company's sublimely silly show featuring skillful puppetry, original music, hilarious dance breaks, and plenty of fake mustaches.
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat from Jul 20, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016

Splash Dance Party at Doherty Playground - Charlestown
Bring the children to the park to cool off in the spray features and try some tasty treats. Listen to music while playing games and dancing in the parks.
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

Discover BEES at Harvard Museum of Natural History - Cambridge
The HMNH live honeybee hive is humming again, along with a new spring exhibit devoted to the entire bee clan. Great for kids and families
Monday, Apr 18, 2016 - Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Fr-ee Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell Boston 2016 Summer Mov - Boston
Fr-ee Friday Flicks are classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night in Boston throughout the summer at the DCR Hatch Shell. THIS WEEK: Inside Out (yes, yes I know I said it was last week - but it's playing this week).
Friday, Jun 24, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Red Sox Showcase - Boston
The Red Sox Showcase will bring Red Sox baseball and Fenway Park to towns across New England all summer long. The truck will carry a batting cage, pitching stations, a steal 2nd challenge, and a virtual reality experience.
Sunday, Jun 12, 2016 - Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

Lawn Days at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Brookline
The Lawn Event season grew out of a Sunday afternoon tradition begun by the Anderson family. They would open their doors to the carriage house on Sunday afternoons so that the general public could admire their growing collection of American and European cars.
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Sunday, Oct 23, 2016

Cool Off at the Beach Party Adult Night at LEGOLAND - Somerville
Hang ten at our July Adult Night beach party while you enjoy summer-time activities including 'beach' volleyball and a beanbag toss. Plus prizes for the best creations and a cash bar for guests 21+
Wednesday, Jul 20, 2016

Fr-ee Fun Fridays 2016: Highland Street Foundation - Massachusetts
The Highland Street Fr-ee Fun Fridays program invites you to visit a designated museum or attraction for fr-ee over nine Fridays this summer. THIS WEEK: Boston Harbor Islands | Arnold Arboretum | New Bedford Whaling Museum | Cape Cod Museum of Art | Pilgrim Hall Museum | The Eric Carle Museum | Fruitlands Museum | Museum of Russian Icons
Friday from June 22, 2016


North Suburbs

Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival - Revere
The Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival is an annual event held at Revere Beach. Master sand sculptors compete for over $15,000 in prize money. It is a week long event culminating in a 3 day competition.
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 - Sunday, Jul 24, 2016

Beverly Homecoming Days 2016 - Beverly
The annual Beverly Homecoming offers concerts, a carnival, contests, picnics, a lobster festival, flea markets, barbecues, arts shows, and fireworks
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2016 - Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

Circle the Square Street Festival - Medford
In this fr-ee downtown street festival, Medford Square comes alive with live music, dance and theater performances, food vendors, family activities, and a variety of programs and discounts offered by local businesses and organizations.
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

Mary Poppins - Beverly
She´s practically perfect in every way Get ready for Mary Poppins to fly over the rooftops of London and onto the stage at North Shore Music Theatre
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 - Sunday, Jul 31, 2016

Wacky Wakefield Photo Scavenger Hunt - Wakefield
Grab your camera and your team, get your crazy clues and start snapping away all over town to support local charities and have fun with friends & family
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016

Family Farm Nights at Wright-Locke Farm - Winchester
Enjoy this wonderful outdoor Family Farm Night series entitled 'Lettuce Turnip the Beet' at Wright Locke Farm. The event includes family-friendly musical performances and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic to round out a fun evening outdoors.
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 - Thursday, Jul 28, 2016

Animalympics at Stone Zoo - Stoneham
In celebration of the upcoming Olympic Games, many of the animals will receive sports-inspired enrichment. Visit to learn more about the Zoo´s enrichment program
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016


South Suburbs

Barnstable County Fair - Falmouth
The Barnstable County Fair offers lots of summer fun for families. Enjoy crafts, midway, petting zoo, food and live entertainment.
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 - Sunday, Jul 24, 2016

Paddington Bear comes to Edaville USA - Carver
Paddington Bear is on yet another adventure, this time at Edaville USA Paddington Bear will be available for meet and greets near the train station.
Friday, Jul 22, 2016 - Sunday, Jul 24, 2016

Cultural Survival Bazaar at Plymouth Memorial State Park - Plymouth
Fr-ee admission, family-friendly festival features art, crafts and other ethically made cultural products created by Native artists from around the world. Enjoy demonstrations by artists, Indigenous cuisine, and live music from around the world.
Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 - Sunday, Jul 24, 2016

Flicks on the Field - Summer Movies - Milton
Come enjoy an outdoor movie in our Friday series with friends, family, and neighbors. There will be popcorn and beverages for sale to snack on during the movie. Bring water, picnics, blankets, chairs and bug spray.
Friday, Jul 1, 2016 - Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Hingham Shipyard Outdoor Movie Series - Hingham
Fr-ee Outdoor Movies at the Launch at Hingham Shipyard Amphitheater, on Shipyard Drive, Behind Hingham Beer Works.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Ferry - Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry - Plymouth
P-Town Ferry - Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry runs daily. Schedule: Seating is limited so call for information, rates and reservations early 1-800-225-4000 or buy tickets online.
Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 - Sunday, Sep 11, 2016

Plymouth Summer Evening Concerts - Plymouth
Enjoy fr-ee summer concerts every Wednesday night through September 1st at Pilgrim Memorial Park on Water Street in Plymouth MA. There will be a different musical act each Thursday evening.
Every Thursday from Jun 16, 2016 - Sep 1, 2016

Kids Storytime & Music at Paragon Carousel - Hull
Paragon Carousel across from Nantasket beach will be hosting weekly kids' storytime on Friday mornings at 10:30 am for a story read aloud inside the Paragon Carousel by one of your favorite characters
Every Friday from Jul 8, 2016 - Aug 19, 2016


West Suburbs

Discover Discovery Woods - Acton
It´s more than just the coolest treehouse you´ve ever seen All week we'll be highlighting all the wonderful new exhibits and learning opportunities found in Discovery Woods.
Monday, Jul 18, 2016 - Friday, Jul 22, 2016

Ben Rudnick and Friends Family Summer Concert - Lexington
Ben Rudnick and Friends will be jamming family-style at the Lexington Battle Green. This show is not to be missed! Americana at it's best. Come early, stay late for the biggest of the summer for Ben & Friends. It's a way cool way to have fun on a hot summer evening.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Maynard Community Band Summer Concert Series - Maynard
The Maynard Community Band is proud to present its 2016 summer concert season Concerts will be held on Wednesday evenings throughout July and August.
Every Wednesday from Jun 19, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016

(POSTPONED) Kashmir - The Nation's #1 Led Zeppelin Tribute - Acton
Kashmir - The Nation's #1 Led Zeppelin Tribute - Nara Park Amphitheater 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton Food and drink available for purchase. Outdoor venue - No large coolers permitted
POSTPONED to August 26, 2016

Screen on the Green - Fr-ee Outdoor Summer Movies in Westboro - Westborough
Fr-ee outdoor movies on Thursday nights in July at Bay State Green in Westborough. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, snacks, and some friends Enjoy great movies under the stars.
Every Thursday from Jul 7, 2016 - Jul 28, 2016

Doggy Days: Tail Tales - Acton
Abby is a certified Therapy Dog from the Pets & People Foundation, which means she´s happy to meet both enthusiastic dog-lovers and anyone who´s curious but might be shy.
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016

Tom Rush - Natick
A music legend the world over, singer-songwriter and folk rock pioneer Tom Rush brings his unique brand of blues-influenced folk/rock music to TCAN.
Fri, Sat from Jul 22, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016

Fr-ee Fun Friday at Museum of Russian Icons - Central Mass
Join us for this fr-ee FUN FRIDAY at the Museum, courtesy of The Highland Street Foundation. We´ll have special gallery talks and craft activities.
Friday, Jul 22, 2016
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