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Monday, August 3, 2015
Hi folks. Hope you are enjoying your summer so far. June & July are behind us but August is ripe with possibility, and it's chock full of fun events for the family. The challenge is to fit it all in before summer ends!  You can also find some great last-minute camp options if you've grown a bit weary of being cruise director.

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Annual August Moon Festival: Chinatown - Boston
Fr-ee fun and games as Chinatown stages one of its largest events that´s held around the Chinatown Gateway arch on Harrison Ave. Eat food, check out vendor booths and see stage performances.
Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Splash Dance Party at East Boston Memorial Stadium - Boston
Bring the children to the park to cool off in our spray features and enjoy Turkey Hill ice cream. Music from Mix 104.1, with games and dancing.
Friday, Aug 7, 2015

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PorchfestFEST at Lawn on D - Boston
Porchfests encourage community musicians to get together and perform on their front porches for one day a year. The Lawn on D Porchfest will feature Boston-based musicians in one fantastic day of music.
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Boston Children's Museum - Movie at the Milk Bottle - Boston
Join us for fr-ee movie screening of Big Hero 6 out on the beautiful Fort Point Channel waterfront. Bring a blanket or some lawn chairs – popcorn will be available. THIS WEEK: Big Hero 6
Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Neighborhood Nights at the Gardner Museum - Boston
Neighborhood Nights is a gathering where the ISGM opens its doors for three Neighborhood Nights, inviting all, especially Fenway, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, and Dorchester neighbors, to join a fr-ee celebration of the arts.
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Regattabar Kids´ Summer Music Series - Cambridge
Kids and parents alike are invited to dance till they drop to musical favorites at the REGATTABAR. This week, Mister G will be on hand to delight kids with his fun, rockin' tunes.
Sunday, Jul 12, 2015 - Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell Boston 2015 - Boston
Fr-ee Friday Flicks are classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night throughout the summer at the DCR Hatch Shell. ThIS WEEK: The Wizard of Oz
Friday, Jul 10, 2015 - Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Fr-ee Fun Friday at Spectacle or Georges Island - Boston
Visit Spectacle or Georges Island for fr-ee as part of Highland Street's Fr-ee Fun Fridays. No advance reservations. Arrive early, as this event will sell out fast.
Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series: Sinatra - Boston
Strictly Sinatra featuring Michael Dutra performs as part of the Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series presented by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

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: Paddington
Saturday Aug 8, 2015

Radio 92.9 Copley Summer 'After Work' Concerts - Boston
It´s a summer time tradition. Radio 92.9 announced that they will once again present after work concerts at Copley Square Park in August; featuring Brooklyn indie dance duo Matt and Kim.
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Swan Boat Rides - Back Bay
Enjoy a peaceful 15 minute paddleboat cruise around the Boston Garden lagoon. The only boats of their kind in the world, inspired by the opera Lohengrin.
Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015

Fr-ee Fun Fridays 2015: Highland Street Foundation - Massachusetts
THIS WEEK:  Boston Harbor Islands | The Greenway Carousel | The Old State House | Concord Museum | Worcester Historical Museum | SPringfield Museums | Hancock Shaker Village
Friday from August 7, 2015

Find a MA Farmer's Market Near You - Massachusetts
Whether you live in the city or suburbs, a Massachusetts farmers´ market is not too far from you.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Thursday, Oct 29, 2015


North Suburbs

Beverly Homecoming Days - Beverly
The annual Beverly Homecoming offers concerts, a carnival, contests, picnics, a lobster festival, flea markets, barbecues, arts shows, and fireworks
Friday, Jul 31, 2015 - Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Sword Adventure Night at Guardup - Burlington
Join us for a Sword Adventure Night: A Festival for Heroes Is this as innocent as it seems to be or is there something else happening?
Friday, Aug 7, 2015

The Lowell Food and Wine Festival - Lowell
The 2015 Festival will bring together the area´s greatest culinary talent, winemakers, craft brewers, spirits producers and personalities to educate palates, entertain attendees, and cultivate community in style.
Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 - Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Meet Beach Creatures - Newburyport
Drop in at Mass Audubon´s Joppa Flats Education Center for fun hands-on learning and to meet tide pool beach creatures, see backyard visitors like live caterpillars and tadpoles
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun from Jul 2, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

Bradley Palmer State Park August Scavenger Hunt - Topsfield
The month of August we´re challenging you to explore Bradley Palmer State Park and discover some of its hidden treasures Have fun with this one
Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 - Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Meet the Machines: Summer Picnic & Movie Night - Ipswich
Pack a picnic, load up the kids, and ride over to the farm to get your fill of trucks, tractors and heavy equipment followed by a showing of Babe in the Carriage Barn.
Sunday, Aug 9, 2015


South Suburbs

Fr-ee Fun Friday at the Boston Harbor Islands - Bourne
Don't miss this opportunity for fun activities and a fr-ee boat ride to either Georges or Spectacle Island Explore and experience what Georges or Spectacle has to offer, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.
Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Dog Days of Summer - Walpole
The Dog Days of Summer Fun, family-friendly and dog-friendly event for the whole family with food, activities, face-painting, raffles, jumpy house and more. All proceeds going to animal charities
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

STEAM Ahead - Easton
Join us for hands-on fun ideas that incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Erupt a volcano, explore the science of boats, and create a musical instrument
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Family Overnights at RWP Zoo - Rhode Island
Snooze at Roger Williams Park Zoo for the wildest family overnight adventure in town Our Family Overnights on July 18 and August 15, offer an exciting opportunity to experience the Zoo as so few have – after dark.
Saturday, Jul 18, 2015 - Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

Stomp Rockets at Providence Children's Museum - Rhode Island
Kids use the power of air to blast a rocket high in the sky in the Museum´s Children's Garden. Recommended for ages 5 and up from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Sat, Sun from Aug 8, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015


West Suburbs

Framingham Summer Concerts on the Village Green - Framingham
Enjoy an evening of great music with family and neighbors, features a dance floor for the kids, food vendors, raffles and more
Friday, Jun 19, 2015 - Friday, Aug 7, 2015

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, Aug 7, 2015

Screen on the Green Finale at Lake Chauncy in Westborough - Westborough
Join us for the finale in our popular Screen on the Green series - but with a twist This week's movie will be on the beach at Lake Chauncy
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Natural Connections: Nature Scavenger Hunt - Acton
Twigs and leaves and rocks and seeds, can you find all the items on the scavenger hunt list? Explore the grounds and the Great Hill Recreation Land adjacent to our Museums
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Cold As Ice: A 300lb Block of Ice - Acton
Get ready for a cold day in August Make chilly discoveries when you put salt, coins, and liquid watercolors on a 300-pound block of ice. Experiment with sand, salt, ice melt, and Magic Salt
Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Story Hour at Powisset Farm - Dover
Wander the farm, say hello to the chickens and pigs, and at 10:30AM we meet under the tent to hear the farm come alive with story time for your pre-schooler.
Every Thursday from Jul 23, 2015 - Aug 27, 2015

fr-ee FUN FRIDAY at the Concord Museum - Concord
fr-ee FUN FRIDAY thanks to the Highland Street Foundation at the Concord Museum on Friday, August 7, 2015. Enjoy all the Concord Museum has to offer including The Art of Baseball and baseball-themed activities and crafts.
Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Kids Stuff Summer Tag Sale - Maynard
Reserve a table to sell your gently used kids clothes, gear and toys. Or come shop all the great deals raffle of prizes from more than a dozen great local vendors
Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre presents Wonderful Town - Waltham
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents its 47th consecutive summer season at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452) featuring Wonderful Town from August 6-16, 2015.
Fri, Sat, Sun from Aug 6, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015

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