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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Splashin' Around Town - Summer with kids generates an endless quest for destinations and water activities to help stay cool.  We've got it covered.   You can peruse our online water directories to find a new family favorite destination, or re-discover an old standby: Browse for Beaches, Boating, Water/Amusement Parks, &  Pools. Don't see your favorite haunt listed? Let me know!

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Family Fun for the Week of 7/22 - 7/28

Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Fundraiser  - Display Image


The Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk - Hopkinton
The Jimmy Fund Walk raises the most money of any single-day walk in the nation and has raised nearly $95 million for the fight against cancer.

Boston Metro

Boston Summer Arts Weekend - Back Bay
Located in Copley Square, the 3rd annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend is hosted by The Boston Globe and WGBH. The event brings together a number of artists to feature a wide variety of performances.
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

Shakespeare on the Common 2014 - Boston
It´s Shakespeare under the stars Enjoy fr-ee performances of Twelfth Night at the Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common. Follow the journey of Viola and Sebastian, twins separated by a shipwreck, as they encounter loss and love in their new homeland—the mythical and magical land of Illyria.
Tue-Sun from Jul 23, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014

Knights Armor Exhibit at Worcester Art Museum - Display Image


Knights Armor Exhibit at Worcester Art Museum - Worcester
See some of the finest armor from around the world alongside works from the Worcester Art Museum. Plus, don't miss special events and activities the whole family will enjoy.

Fr-ee Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell - Boston
Enjoy classic & popular, family-oriented movies shown each Friday night throughout the summer at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. This Week: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.
Friday, July 25, 2014

The Pirate, The Princess, and The Pea - Brookline
Join us for our 40th anniversary season with a puppet show about a search for treasure and finding out that a trusty crew is good to have For ages 3 and up.
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat from Jul 23, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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.
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter: Storytime and Craft - Cambridge
Beatrix Potter, creator of Peter Rabbit, was born July 28th, 1866. To celebrate her would-be 148th birthday we will read stories about Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, and othes. For our craft, we'll make rabbit ear headbands.
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Fiddle Fun Day - Brookline
Join us for an afternoon of fiddle music Boston´s Americana Sister Act, will be joined by the Rhode Island Fiddle Project Founder to guide participants through an afternoon of music in the fiddle tradition.
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

Dorothy Curran Summer Concert Series - Boston
Now celebrating 42 years as Boston´s longest-running outdoor concert series, these performances feature exciting, non-stop entertainment for music lovers of all ages. This Week: Beatlejuice
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 - Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Gearapalooza: The Ultimate Baby Gear and Registry Event - Boston
New and expectant parents: Join us for the ultimate baby gear and registry event. Gearapalooza is coming to the Boston area Giveaways, goody bags and more
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014


North Suburbs

Lowell Summer Music Kids' Shows - Lowell
Enjoy fr-ee performances for kids at Lowell's Boarding House Park, with fr-ee snacks, crafts & trolley rides at every show. In case of rain, shows move across the street to LHS auditorium.
Wed, Thu from Jul 9, 2014 - Aug 14, 2014

New England Light Opera's 12th Annual Summer Concert Series - Hamilton
NELO's Summer Concert Series returns with another great summer of songs at the beautiful, air-conditioned Hamilton Wenham Community House. This Week: Songs from the Gilded Stage
Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

The New England Pirate Faire 2014 - Salem
A family-friendly interactive pirate adventure featuring a day-long story, games, variety acts, vendors, and food and refreshments. Meet some of history's most notorious pirates, including Capt. Anne Bonney and Blackbeard.
Sat Jul 26, 2014

Jack and the Beanstalk at NSMT - Beverly
When Jack sells Matilda the Cow for invisible magic beans, his mother is upset. But Jack climbs the Beanstalk to seek his fortune. He'll need your help to defeat the Giant, and to help his mother believe in dreams again.
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Touch a Truck Event at Square One Mall - Saugus
Truck enthusiasts of all ages are invited to Square One Mall to participate in its first ever Touch a Truck event from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014

Lowell Folk Festival - Lowell
The largest fr-ee folk festival in the country attracts thousands of people over three days. Traditional music, food, crafts and good vibes.
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

Seussical Jr. - West Newbury
Pentucket Community Education presents Seussical Jr. at the Pentucket Regional High School Auditorium. Come see all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters on stage this summer on the Pentucket Stage Seussical Jr. follows Horton the Elephant as he tries to save the citizens of Who.
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014


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 21, 2014 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

Highland Street Fr-ee Fun Fridays 2014 - 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: The Freedom Trail Foundation | Battleship Cove | Children's Museum in Easton | Tower Hill Botanic Garden | Arnold Arboretum | Cape Cod Museum of Art | Danforth Art
Friday July 25, 2014

MassParks Learn To Camp 2014 - Carver
Come camp with MassParks Bring the family for the weekend and learn the basics of outdoor retreats Afterwards, you'll be ready to start a new tradition with family and friends
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

Kids Day at the Woods Hole Film Festival - Falmouth
Based on one of the best selling children's books of all time, THE BOXCAR CHILDREN is a touching tale of family togetherness for kids age 4-12. It explores themes of personal integrity, generosity and kindness.
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

SMILE Mass Beach Wheelchair Loaner Program - Cape Cod
SMILE Mass currently has a beach wheelchair loaner program for anybody whom needs or wishes to have their own beach wheelchair readily available for a week or two while they vacation on Cape Cod or elsewhere.
Friday, Jun 20, 2014 - Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

Summer Flicks at Patriot Place - Foxboro
Enjoy Summer Flicks on Wednesday evenings at Patriot Place this summer Festivities begin at 6:00pm. Movies start after sunset. Bring a chair or a blanket and cozy up for fun movies under the stars. This Week: The Goonies.
Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014

Paragon Carousel - Hull
One of fewer than 100 'Grand' carousels remaining in the U.S. today, the Paragon Carousel touches the hearts, sparks the imaginations and ignites the creative spirits of all who visit it.
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 - Monday, Oct 27, 2014


West Suburbs

Sudbury Summer Concert Series - Sudbury
Sudbury Parks and Recreation is pleased to be offering a fr-ee Summer Concert Series again this summer. Enjoy music & a special family fun night with the whole family.  This Week: Family Fun Night with Toe Jam Puppet Band.
Every Monday from Jul 9, 2014 - Aug 4, 2014

No Duh Ultimate tribute to the music of No Doubt - Acton
Join in on the fun with the best tribute band for No Doubt, No Duh This is a special ticketed concert and the performers are travelling from California for this one night engagement.
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

Circus Smirkus at Gore Place - Waltham
Come see the award-winning, international traveling youth circus! Kids ages 10 to 18 are stars, on highwire and trapeze, as clowns, jugglers, acrobats and more.
Friday, Jul 25, 2014 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

Boogaloo Swamis Heritage Festival - Newton
Enjoy a festival of cultures reflecting the rich diverse heritage of Newton's population. Featuring Boogaloo Swamis: Take a walk down Bourbon Street to the wonderful sounds of Bayou-infused Cajun and Zydeco music.
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

Davey the Clown Children's Performance - Newton
Enjoy a fun, outdoor, children's show on the Newton Centre Green Featuring Davey the Clown with his juggling, amazing magic, amazing unicycle tricks and more
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Science is Everywhere: Balloon Racers - Watertown
You can harness the energy in a balloon to make a vehicle designed for speed and distance But, will your creation beat your friends´ in a race? For children entering grades 3 through 5.
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Basket Weekend - Harvard
Discover Fruitlands' extensive collection of creative baskets in our Native American, Shaker and Fruitlands Farmhouse museums. Included is a presentation by a local basket maker.
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 - Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

MetroWest Kid Hikes - Waltham
Explore a new park each week this summer School-aged children and their adults are invited to hike with us and enjoy the outdoors. Part of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Outdoors Rx program.
Tue July 29, 2014

Screen on the Green - Fr-ee Outdoor Movies - Westborough
Fr-ee outdoor movies at Bay State Commons in Westborough, Thursday nights in July. Fr-ee and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. This week: ET.
Every Thursday from Jul 10, 2014 - Jul 24, 2014


Central Mass

Summer Sidewalk Celebration & Vendor Day - Leominster
Our annual Vendor Day and Summer Celebration A fashion show featuring local Girl Scouts, face painting shopping with a dozen favorite local home party vendors and more
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
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