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Family Day at Aeronaut CanneryEverett, $
Sun, January 28, 2024  -  Sun, June 2, 2024   
Head to the Aeronaut Cannery with your little ones on select Sundays for crafts, music, guided demonstrations, and more! Because parents need fun too... See you there and let's have together!
Family Days at AeronautSomerville, $
Sun, March 31, 2024  -  Sun, June 2, 2024   
Calling all families to Aeronaut! Join us on Sundays for FAMILY DAY! Parents: bring your kiddos for an afternoon of exploration and creativity, while you post up with your favorite Aeronaut beer!
'Tiki Thursdays' at The Nautilus Pier 4Boston
Thu, April 4, 2024  -  Sun, June 30, 2024   
Every Thursday evening at 8pm in the back bar The Nautilus will host parties where guests can indulge in sultry vibes and tiki cocktails, only available on Thursdays, in their own little waterfront tropical oasis.
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ICA Free Thursday NightsBoston, Free
Thu, April 4, 2024  -  Thu, December 19, 2024   
The ICA is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM. Last entry to the museum is at 8:30PM. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
Bank of America's 'Museums on Us'Boston, Free
Sat, April 6, 2024  -  Sun, December 8, 2024   
Bank of America cardholders are eligible for one free admission ticket during the first full weekend of every month through Museums on Us.
Play Unstoppable Festival at LEGO Discovery Center BostonSomerville, $
Sat, April 13, 2024  -  Sun, June 2, 2024   
It's time for a day of Unstoppable LEGO Play! Join us as LEGO Discovery Center Boston gets taken over by the Play Unstoppable Festival. Design your spirit animal
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Open Streets Boston 20243 Locations, Free
Sun, May 5, 2024  -  Sun, October 20, 2024   
Experience Boston in a whole new way through Open Streets! Join us for a fun-filled day of walking, biking, skating, rolling, and family-friendly activities on car-free streets.
The FRIENDS™️ Experience: The One in BostonBoston, $$
Fri, May 17, 2024  -  Sun, January 19, 2025   
After successful runs in more than 15 North American cities and 7 international cities, the wildly popular The FRIENDS™ Experience will return to Boston Friday, May 17 with an expanded footprint!
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Ferry Service to Boston Harbor IslandsBoston, $
Sat, May 18, 2024  -  Tue, September 3, 2024   
Cool down at the Boston Harbor Islands! Enjoy the exhilarating ferry ride and then swim, kayak, hike and picnic on the islands. Spectacle Island is an easy ferry ride from Long Wharf in downtown Boston.
Lawn Days at the Larz Anderson Auto MuseumBrookline
Sun, May 19, 2024  -  Tue, July 16, 2024   
The Lawn Event season grew out of a Sunday afternoon tradition begun by the Anderson family. They would open their doors to the carriage house on Sunday afternoons so that the general public could admire their growing collection of American and European cars.
Summer Kick-Off Party at The Robo HubCambridge, Free
Wed, May 29, 2024  -  Wed, May 29, 2024   
Visit The Robo Hub to explore, play and create! Kids in grades K-8, come explore exciting technologies, enjoy refreshments, and get ready for a STEAM-y summer!
The City Talks: Korean Standards and StigmasBoston
Thu, May 30, 2024  -  Thu, May 30, 2024   
Join Boston-area thinkers, professors, and entrepreneurs as they unpack the standards and stigmas surrounding mental health in Korean communities locally and abroad. Included with General Admission
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MBTA Commuter Rail Service for 2024 Concerts at Gillette StadiumFoxboro, $$
Thu, May 30, 2024  -  Sun, August 25, 2024   
The MBTA Commuter Rail and Keolis will be providing round-trip, special event trains from Boston and Providence to concerts at Gillette Stadium all summer long.
BIPOQ Pride DTX Block PartyBoston
Sat, June 1, 2024  -  Sat, June 1, 2024   
BIPOQ Pride DTX Block Party returns with a dance party to kick off Pride Month. DJ Live spins music with additional live performances, entertainment & a beer garden for 21+ visitors.
MFA First FridaysBoston, $
Fri, June 7, 2024  -  Fri, June 7, 2024   
Looking to relax and have fun at the end of a long week? Unwind with MFA First Fridays, an exciting evening of music, dancing, art making, on the first Friday of select months.
Boston Kids Comics FestBoston, $$$
Sat, June 8, 2024  -  Sat, June 8, 2024   
Join us for a day for kids aged 5-12 and their families to meet comics creators, participate in hands-on comics workshops, and to have fun!
Annual Gala Day: 1920's Vintage Lawn Party & Open HouseDanvers, $
Sat, June 8, 2024  -  Sat, June 8, 2024   
Join us for our annual summer fundraiser Gala Day! Enjoy a 1920s Picnic and Lawn Party: Enjoy live music while you play classic games on the beautiful grounds and partake in vintage entertainment and fare.
Free Cape Cod Rockstar Connect Networking Event (June, MA)Massachusetts, Free
Tue, June 11, 2024  -  Tue, June 11, 2024   
Join us for an unforgettable evening of connection and opportunity at the Cape Cod Rockstar Connect Networking Event on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 6 PM to 8 PM at Cape Cod Coffee.
Benkadi Drum and DanceBoston, Free
Sat, June 15, 2024  -  Sat, June 15, 2024   
The multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group returns to perform new dances showcasing traditional West African rhythms and movements. Join us in honor of Juneteenth!
Hammond Castle Museum on Screen: Celebrating a Historic Legacy of PrideGloucester, Free
Sat, June 15, 2024  -  Sat, June 15, 2024   
Join us for a brief family-friendly look at the Queer history of the ABC sitcom Bewitched & its cast, including Dick Sargent's coming out and a free screening of an episode shot at the Museum!
Juneteenth GatheringCambridge, Free
Sun, June 16, 2024  -  Sun, June 16, 2024   
Gather at the Longfellow House for Juneteenth to honor those who endured slavery and seized freedom in Cambridge with music, poetry, family activities, and community.
The Dad Games! at BraintreeMassachusetts, $$
Sun, June 16, 2024  -  Sun, June 16, 2024   
Do you think you have what it takes to lead your family to victory? Find out this Father’s Day at Dave & Buster’s Braintree!
Juneteenth Block Party: A Family ReunionBrookline, Free
Wed, June 19, 2024  -  Wed, June 19, 2024   
Juneteenth is a significant part of our nation’s history, and we believe it is important to recognize and celebrate it in a meaningful way. There will be so many fun activities for all to enjoy.
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Juneteenth at Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumBoston, Free
Wed, June 19, 2024   
You’re invited to celebrate Juneteenth at the Gardner Museum! This free day celebrates freedom, community, and learning in the City of Boston and beyond.
Legacy Littles | Bluey Character Meet & GreetDedham, Free
Wed, June 19, 2024  -  Wed, June 19, 2024   
Join Bluey for a special appearance, all the way from Australia! Meet Bluey and snap or pic or grab a high-five from everyone’s favorite Blue dog.
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Frog Pond Spray Fountain Opening Day CelebrationBoston, Free
Tue, June 25, 2024   
Frog Pond opens for the summer season on the Boston Common. Families will enjoy giveaways, games, refreshments, and more.
CLUE: A Walking MysteryBoston
Thu, June 27, 2024  -  Sun, September 8, 2024   
CLUE: A Walking Mystery debuts in Boston this Summer! Event begins at Quincy Market and explores the downtown Boston area running from June 27 – September 8, 2024 from 12 PM to 8 PM daily.
Stars & Stripes over Framingham: Concert & FireworksFramingham, Free
Fri, June 28, 2024   
Mark your calendars for June 28, 2024, for Stars & Stripes over Framingham at Farm Pond Park. Experience Music, Food Trucks, and Fireworks!
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City of Cambridge Dance PartyCambridge, Free
Fri, June 28, 2024   
Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather in front of Cambridge City Hall for this annual dance extravaganza. Celebrate summer with an evening of community and music.
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Find 4th of July Fireworks Near You in MA 2024 (by date)Massachusetts
Sat, June 29, 2024  -  Sun, July 7, 2024   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in MA for 2023 by date. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy...
Acton's July 4th Celebration & Fireworks at NARA ParkActon, Free
Thu, July 4, 2024  -  Thu, July 4, 2024   
Family Fun from 5-8:30, Free Concert featuring Best Friend's Girl, 7:30, fireworks by Pyrotechnico at 9:30/Dusk! Round trip shuttle bus service from Nagog Park.
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Community Boating's July 4th SailabrationBoston, $$$
Thu, July 4, 2024  -  Thu, July 4, 2024   
Enjoy the 4th of July on the docks of Community Boating this year. Avoid the commotion of the masses on the Esplanade, yet preserve the spirit of camaraderie and the sounds of the Boston POPS.
Plymouth's 4th of July Festivities & FireworksPlymouth, Free
Thu, July 4, 2024  -  Thu, July 4, 2024   
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade in Plymouth, and delightful waterfront concert followed by spectacular fireworks.
Dragon Meet & Greet from Roger Williams Park ZooDedham, Free
Wed, July 10, 2024  -  Wed, July 10, 2024   
Meet Ember the dragon from Roger Williams Park Zoo’s new exhibit, Dragons & Mythical Creatures. Enjoy ticket giveaways from the Zoo and take photos alongside a dragon.
3rd Annual New England Summer Classic Car ShowAndover
Sun, July 14, 2024  -  Sun, July 14, 2024   
Free to spectators and fun for the whole family, The New England Summer Classic Car Show will feature hundreds of classic cars and trucks. Join us on Sunday, July 14 from 1-5pm.
Legacy Littles | Moana Meet & GreetDedham, Free
Wed, July 17, 2024  -  Wed, July 17, 2024   
Join us for a meet-and-greet with Moana! While you're waiting in line to meet your favorite character you can grab a balloon animal and get your face painted.
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Harbor Illumination in Hull BayHull, Free
Sat, July 20, 2024  -  Sat, July 20, 2024   
Join in this spectacular Hull tradition of collective celebration and personal remembrance. Join us to celebrate, honor and remember important people and events as we light up the town.
National Night Out RevereRevere, Free
Tue, August 6, 2024   
National Night Out is designed to bring the community and law enforcement together as one. We want to build relationships by coming together for a night filled with giveaways, inflatables, a BBQ and activites!
INBOUND 2024 presented by HubSpotBoston
Wed, September 18, 2024  -  Fri, September 20, 2024   
INBOUND is HubSpot's premier marketing and sales event featuring Serena Williams, Ryan Reynolds, and executives from Disney and CVS Health, offering insights on marketing, sales, AI, and entrepreneurship through keynotes, workshops, and networking opportunities.
An Evening with Amor TowlesBoston
Tue, September 24, 2024  -  Tue, September 24, 2024   
Millions of Amor Towles fans are in for a treat as he shares some of his shorter fiction: six stories based in New York City and a novella set in Golden Age Hollywood.
An Evening with Yotam OttolenghiBoston
Tue, October 8, 2024  -  Tue, October 8, 2024   
Spend a delicious evening with chef and cookbook author YOTAM OTTOLENGHI as he talks about his new book, COMFORT, in this fun and participatory event.
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Sail Boston 2026Boston, Free
Sat, July 11, 2026  -  Thu, July 16, 2026   
Bostonians welcome crews and cadets from all over the world to their harbor on a continual basis as part of the Visiting Ship Program and are gearing up to greet the return of the Tall Ship fleet for Sail Boston 2017!
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