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Monday, August 21, 2017
The final week of summer is upon us - and what a fine summer it has been.   There's still time to get out there and hit the beaches, visit Frog Pond, or gobble up the last of the sweet, delicious corn from the farmstands.  However, next week it will be September - time to get ready for the first day of school: new backpacks, new school supplies, and the early morning rush.... Are ya ready?

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Family Fun for the Week of 8/21 - 8/27

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Festival at the Farm
Spend the last days of summer enjoying live music at Prowse Farm. The venue provides plenty of elbow room, a huge dance floor & a sprawling lawn. Check out the music schedule! Enjoy family-friendly entertainment, backyard games, delicious food, farmers market, artist vendors, &  more.
SAVE THE DATE!  September 16-17, 2017

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End of Summer Bash at Atlantic Wharf - Boston
Join us for an End of Summer BASH on Waterfront Plaza. Bring the kids for an afternoon of music, snacks, and family fun Rain location is Waterfront Square.
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

The Fairy Circus by Tanglewood Marionettes - Brookline
Join us for a dazzling display of circus acts performed in an enchanted garden. 'The Fairy Circus' is a showcase for turn-of-the-century style trick puppetry, performed by over 20 beautifully handcrafted marionettes.
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

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Come Play at The Lawn on D - Boston
Welcome to The Lawn On D, Boston's most innovative and dynamic outdoor event space in the heart of the thriving Waterfront District. Enjoy live music, backyard games, giant LED powered glow swings and more.

205th Anniversary Celebration of 'Old Ironsides' - Charlestown
Join the USS Constitution Museum on August 25th in commemorating the 205th anniversary of 'Old Ironsides'. Admission is fr-ee thanks to the support of Highland Street Foundation's Fr-ee Fun Friday program.
Friday, Aug 25, 2017

Saint Anthony's Feast 2017 - Boston
The St. Anthony's Feast in the North End of Boston is celebrated each year on the last weekend in August. Enjoy parades, live music, delicious food and a festive decorated atmosphere.
Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 - Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

Films at the Gate in Chinatown Park - Boston
Each of the three nights of film showings includes a live performance, two short films, and the main feature. The classic films are action-packed with kung fu scenes and are accompanied by English-subtitles.
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 - Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

Dorothy Curran Summer Concert Series 2017 - Boston
Now celebrating 45 years as Boston´s longest-running outdoor concert series, these performances feature exciting, non-stop entertainment for music lovers of all ages. This week: 'Natural Wonder' - A Tribute To Stevie Wonder.
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 - Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

Watson Adventures´ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt - Boston
Join Watson Adventures on a unique family scavenger hunt for Harry Potter at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston It´s a fun new way to explore the museum.
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell Boston 2017 - 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 on the Esplanade. This week: Star Wars Rogue 1.
Friday, Jun 23, 2017 - Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

BLO & Boston Public Library Concert in the Courtyard - Boston
The courtyard of the Central Library in Copley Square, one of Boston's most beautiful spaces, is filled with music during fr-ee, one-hour concerts throughout the summer.
Friday, Aug 25, 2017

Play Date: ICA Seaside Adventures - Boston
Kids rule the ICA the last Saturday of every month, when the museum fills up with fun, creative, and even zany activities for kids and adults to do together.
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

Auditions for The Cambridge Youth Dance Program Company - Somerville
Auditions are being held The Cambridge Youth Dance Program Company, cited by the U. S. Senate in Washington, DC for providing a high-quality arts education, is an intensive pre-professional training and performance company.
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017


North Suburbs

35th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival - Salem
Tour antique and classic boats and replicas and meet their owners. Fr-ee boat rides Nautical arts and crafts, small boat making for children, and music
Sat, Sun from Aug 26, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017

Wenham Day Family Festival & Summer Fair - Wenham
Enjoy tunes from The Music Man live music from Time and Again singing ‘decades of hits´ petting zoo, lawn games and children´s activities, face painting. fr-ee tours of the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House.. open houses at the Wenham Fire Department and Wenham Town Hall, and fr-ee admission to the Wenham Museum
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

Sword Survival Night: A Dark and Stormy Night - Burlington
Join us for Sword Adventure Games where you solve mysteries, fight monsters, and win treasure. Guard Up in Burlington MA has monthly sword adventure games.
Friday, Aug 25, 2017

Annual Healthy Living Expo - Haverhill
Join us for a fr-ee community BBQ, visit with wellness vendors and learn more about health, fitness, nutrition, financial wellness, emotional wellness and living green
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

Tidepools & Wracklines - Ipswich
Join us as we investigate the tidepools and the wrackline on Steep Hill Beach to discover and record the many creatures that live along the shore.
Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

Back to School Bash at The Little Gym of Woburn - Woburn
The Little Gym of Woburn is hosting a fr-ee Back to School Bash on Wednesday, August 23rd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for families with children up to age 12.
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017


South Suburbs

Marshfield Fair - Marshfield
This year's fair offers great family entertainment with hundreds of farm animals, daily fr-ee shows, fr-ee grandstand attractions, arts & crafts, 4 H & Agricultural exhibits, horticultural displays & much more.
Friday, Aug 18, 2017 - Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

Ice Skating, Fun for the Whole Family - Foxboro
Fr-ee Ice Skating House Event, Fun for the Whole Family Thursday August 24, 2017 at Foxboro Sports Center, hosted by The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy and Foxboro Recreation
Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

Toddler Billy with Matt Heaton - Easton
The 11am concert as Matt Heaton plays rockabilly, surf, American roots and Irish traditional music. He delivers the music with a wry humor and a sincere sense of fun.
Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

First Time Camper Program at Wompatuck State Park - Hingham
Join us overnight and learn to setup a tent, build a campfire, and more. We´ll give you tips and ideas to ensure a great first time camping experience.
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 - Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

Westport Education Foundation 1st Car Show - Westport
1st Car Show, all makes & models welcome, to benefit the Westport Education Foundation funding for programs at all Westport Schools. $10 car entry fee, food & entertainment. Westport High School, Aug. 27 - noon- 3pm
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017


Rhode Island

Food Truck Fridays at the Carousel Village - Providence
Come experience the fun and entertainment of the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village and enjoy some of the best local food trucks around Ride the Carousel, explore Habro's Boundless Playground and listen to live entertainment.
Every Friday from May 19, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017

Paw Sox Family Night Fund Raiser - Pawtucket
Minions Night at McCoy Stadium Get tickets to the fundraising event for Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue and enjoy a fun evening for the whole family
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017


West Suburbs

2017 Middlesex County 4-H Fair - Westford
The Fair is an agricultural, non-commercial, youth fair, and all of our exhibitors are members of 4-H Clubs in Middlesex County. Animals include horses, cows, sheep, goats, etc.
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 - Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

Super Family Fundae - Maynard
Enjoy fr-ee Admission to a fun, Family festival on Saturday, August 26 from 11am-8pm Enjoy jumping in our Bouncy House, Face Painting, Double Slip & Slide, Food, Vendors, Games, Painted Rock Scavenger Hunt, and so much more
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

Dirtopia - Acton
The giant pile of dirt is back Scoop, sculpt, squish Dig, climb, burrow Mud pies, mud paintings, mud this, and mud that. Bring your boots and prepare to get messy
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 2, 2017

Sudbury Sidewalk Sale - Sudbury
Huge sidewalk sale Fun for all the family. Duck Soup, Wendy Wheeler, Starz Salon. Come early to Duck Soup for breakfast maple syrup tastings and more Beer tastings at Sudbury Craft Beer.
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

Garden in the Woods - Framingham
Families enjoy 45 acres of trails including woodlands, pond, bog, brook and wildflower meadow with 1,600 native plant species at New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods, one of the country's premier garden destinations.
Saturday, Apr 15, 2017 - Monday, Oct 16, 2017

Daniel Tiger visits Jam Time - Natick
Calling all tiger cubs Daniel Tiger will be visiting Jam Time in Natick Bring your camera and meet Daniel Tiger, enjoy playtime, a tiger themed craft plus Tiger face painting
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017

Dover Mini Maker Faire - Dover
The Dover Mini Maker Faire is a day long festival in downtown Dover, NH where people of all ages show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017

Storytime at the Museums: Fr-eedom - Newton
Today we will read the book Henry´s Fr-eedom Box based on a true story of one man´s escape from enslavement, and more for preschoolers and their caregivers
Monday, Aug 28, 2017
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