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Calendar of family and kids events happening in the Greater Boston and New England Area - lots of fun things to do.


Virtual Coding for Kids - Program your own Pacman gameOnline, Free
Wed, July 15, 2020  -  Wed, July 15, 2020   
Program your own Pacman game (July 15 - 10.00 AM EST) Give your child an unforgettable online experience with our dedicated virtual themed workshops to stimulate his/her imagination and analytical thinking.
A Virtual Scavenger Hunt (Free)Boston, Free
Thu, July 16, 2020  -  Thu, July 16, 2020   
Join our virtual scavenger hunt activity where participants will challenge their memory and hide-and-seek skills! The purpose of this FREE activity is to help kids develop awesome social skills during this time of social distancing.
¡En Vivo, En Familia! with Sol y Canto, Celebrity Series at HomeBoston, Free
Thu, July 16, 2020  -  Thu, July 16, 2020   
The dynamic Pan-Latin ensemble Sol y Canto performs a live stream concert on July 16 at 7:30 pm. Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston and streamed live from Futura Productions in Roslindale.
Live Animals: Outstanding OwlsBoston, Free
Thu, July 16, 2020  -  Thu, July 16, 2020   
The Museum's Live Animal Center Staff wants to introduce you to some of the wondrous animals that call the Museum their home! Get a close up look at our scaly, furry or even exoskeletal friends!
Summer Drive-In Movies Return to Suffolk Downs After 50 YearsRevere, $
Thu, July 16, 2020  -  Thu, September 10, 2020   
Summer Screen at Suffolk Downs is an exciting, social-distancing activity taking over Boston this summer. This pop-up drive-in movie series will take place Thursday nights, July 16-September 10, bringing back the iconic history of the site.
Ask a Scientist: Artificial Intelligence and the Human MindBoston, Free
Thu, July 16, 2020  -  Thu, July 16, 2020   
Three scientists from MIT and the Center for Brains, Minds & Machines will answer your questions about artificial intelligence and discuss how the study of the human mind is helping us build more intelligent machines.
ZOOM with Ferocious Fossils - Dinosaurs Then & NowBoston, Free
Thu, July 16, 2020  -  Thu, July 16, 2020   
Join us on a virtual dinosaur adventure that is filled with latest finds, a virtual tour of a fossil lab, new data - all examining the fate of the dinosaurs.
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Revere Beach Sand Castle Sculpting Festival - CANCELLEDRevere, Free
Fri, July 17, 2020  -  Sun, July 19, 2020   
The Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival is one of the largest sand sculpting festivals in the world. This year’s event will run from July 17th-19th, 2020 and will feature live entertainment, fireworks,...
Newton Community Pride’s Drive-In Movie Event: Sonic the HedgehogNewton, Free
Fri, July 17, 2020   
Our Drive-In Continues! Watch SONIC THE HEDGEHOG on a 40ft screen from the comfort and safety of your car. After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help him defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on him.
Coding for Kids - Program your own cartoon game with Sonic (July 17 - 10:00 AM EOnline, Free
Fri, July 17, 2020  -  Fri, July 17, 2020   
Give your child an unforgettable online experience with our dedicated thematic virtual workshops that will help them develop their analytical and logical thinking. Program your own cartoon game with Sonic (July 17 - 10:00 AM EST)
Better Future Series: Reimagining Summer in Upham’s CornerDorchester, Free
Fri, July 17, 2020  -  Fri, July 17, 2020   
Join Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Director of Programs, Ramona Lisa Alexander, City of Boston Chief of Arts & Culture, Kara Elliott-Ortega, and Co-Owner of HipStory, Tim Hall, to reimagine a summer for youth during COVID-19.
Fresh Air Flicks - Drive-in Movies at Holmes FieldPlymouth, $$
Fri, July 17, 2020  -  Fri, August 7, 2020   
This summer we’re excited to offer Fresh Air Flicks, Friday-night drive-in movies starting on July 17 at Holmes Field, in Plymouth. Fresh Air Flicks will offer a safe way for you and your family to enjoy movie night under the stars.
Slow Flow Yoga Summer Intensive with Barbara Benagh - LivestreamBrookline, $$$
Sat, July 18, 2020  -  Sun, July 19, 2020   
Barbara's voice carries students into the deep currents of movement that ripple through the body on the rhythm of breathing and echo of the body’s memory of its origins in the sea.
Zoom Webinar: Icons in the Time of Trouble (Adults)Clinton, $
Sat, July 18, 2020  -  Sat, July 18, 2020   
Join iconographer Lydia Lynette Hull from the Prosopon School of Iconology as she explores the fate of icons during fires, wars, invasions, and pandemics. Questions are encouraged.
Virtual Coding for Kids - Program your own Pacman gameOnline, Free
Sat, July 18, 2020  -  Sat, July 18, 2020   
Give your child an unforgettable online experience with our dedicated virtual themed workshops to stimulate his/her imagination and analytical thinking. Program your own Pacman game (July 18 - 10.00 AM EST)
The Sheep at Gore Place: Live WebinarOnline, Free
Sat, July 18, 2020   
Join Thom and Farmer Scott from Gore Place for a conversation all about sheep! They will share what it’s like to care for our flock of sheep here in the middle of the city.
Online Children's Concert with Grammy-Winner Dan Zanes and Claudia ZanesHopkinton, Free
Sun, July 19, 2020  -  Sun, July 19, 2020   
Don't miss the amazing opportunity to catch Grammy Winner Dan Zanes in concert. “Dan Zanes’ concerts are always cause for celebration…” - The New York Times
Camp HarmonyBoston, $
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Fri, July 31, 2020   
Whole Tone Music Academy​ ​invites children ages 6-15 of all musical backgrounds to join our holistic, virtual music half-day camp. “Grow in self and sound” with our dynamic collective of music educators.​
Broadway Bound: One-Week Summer Theater ProgramFoxboro, $$$
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Fri, July 24, 2020   
Great theater program for tweens or teens! Check out Broadway Bound! This Summer. Spend time acting, singing, dancing and having fun on stage at a non-profit Theater!
Leaders 4SC: Summer Middle School Civics Workshop: Virtual 2Online, $
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Fri, July 31, 2020   
Leaders 4SC is a two week-long workshop for middle school students on leadership, communication, decision-making, and advocacy. The workshop aims to train the next generation of civic leaders.
Summer Stage 2020 - Brave the BardCambridge
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Fri, July 24, 2020   
Each week, Central Square Theater's Sumer Stage program lets kids 7 and up explore a different facet of theatre while having fun! What will they learn this week?
Summer Stage 2020 Online - Week FourCambridge, $$
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Fri, July 24, 2020   
This year, all of our Summer Stage classes are online via Zoom! Check our website for more info! Online camp for kids, youth and teens!
Virtual Vacation Bible SchoolActon, Free
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Fri, July 24, 2020   
Join us for a virtual Vacation Bible School, called Compassion Camp from July 20th through July 24th. The event is free but we will be accepting donations to help some charities.
Lovin' Spoonfuls' Virtual Chef-a-ThonBoston, $
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Fri, July 24, 2020   
Join Lovin' Spoonfuls, New England's largest food rescue agency, and leading chefs on July 20-24 for five nights of low-waste, whole ingredient virtual cooking demos, mixology lessons, and Q&As!
Coding for Kids - Program your own Super Mario game (July 20 - 10.00 AM EST)Online, $$
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Mon, July 20, 2020   
Give your child an unforgettable online experience with our special and thematic virtual workshops, where you can learn while having fun! Program your own Super Mario game
Patchwork Players: Polkadots: The Cool Kids MusicalNew Hampshire, $
Tue, July 21, 2020  -  Tue, July 28, 2020   
Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, the award-winning musical Polkadots is a colorful history lesson for people of all ages - reminding us that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
Westgate Mall to Host American Red Cross Blood DriveBrockton, Free
Tue, July 21, 2020  -  Tue, July 21, 2020   
Help those in need by donating blood. Westgate Mall will host a blood donation drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, July 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center.
University Station Hosts American Red Cross Blood Donation DriveWestwood, Free
Tue, July 21, 2020  -  Tue, July 21, 2020   
University Station in Westwood will partner with the American Red Cross to host a blood donation drive Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center.
Coding for Kids -Program your own Spider-man game (July 21 - 10.00 AM EST)Online, $$
Tue, July 21, 2020  -  Tue, July 21, 2020   
Give your child an unforgettable online experience with our special and thematic virtual workshops, which will spark the imagination and encourage creative thinking. Program your own Spider-man game
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Barnstable County Fair 2020 - CANCELLEDFalmouth, $$
Wed, July 22, 2020  -  Tue, July 28, 2020   
The Barnstable County Fair offers lots of summer fun for families. Enjoy crafts, midway, petting zoo, food and live entertainment.
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Beach Road Weekend 2020 - CANCELLEDMartha's Vineyard, $$
Fri, July 24, 2020  -  Sun, July 26, 2020   
Beach Road Weekend is back! The three-day music festival will return to Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven July 24th - 26th. Three days of music, fun and food on Martha's Vineyard.
An Evening for Foodies: A 21+ Event (CANCELLED)Cambridge, $$
Sat, July 25, 2020  -  Sat, July 25, 2020   
Enjoy tastings, beverages, music, and activities while mingling at two new exhibits, Mediterranean Marketplaces and Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes, at adjacent Harvard museums. Stay tuned for the full program!
Zoom Program: Family Icon Comics WorkshopClinton, $
Sat, July 25, 2020  -  Sat, July 25, 2020   
This workshop, for 7-12-year-olds, guides you in the creation of your own iconic image (or, 'Splash Page') from a favorite family story, using the visual language of icon painting AND comic book cartooning.
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Yankee Homecoming Days at Newburyport (CANCELLED 2020)Newburyport, Free
Sun, July 26, 2020  -  Mon, August 3, 2020   
Yankee Homecoming Days in Newburyport features music, house tours, a parade, lobsterfest and fireworks throughout the town.
Summer Stage 2020 - Modern MythmakingCambridge
Mon, July 27, 2020  -  Fri, July 31, 2020   
Each week, Central Square Theater's Sumer Stage program lets kids 7 and up explore a different facet of theatre while having fun! What will they learn this week?
Summer Stage 2020 Online - Week FiveCambridge, $$
Mon, July 27, 2020  -  Fri, July 31, 2020   
This year, all of our Summer Stage classes are online via Zoom! Check our website for more info! Online camp for kids, youth and teens!
Tanglewood Family Fun Fest - CANCELLEDWestern Mass, Free
Fri, July 31, 2020   
Families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of live musical performances and fun interactive activities presented in collaboration with some of the most popular cultural institutions in the Berkshires!
Kraftwerk 3-D ConcertBoston, $$
Fri, July 31, 2020  -  Fri, July 31, 2020   
After their worldwide hugely successful 3-D concert tours, the Electro pioneers Kraftwerk announced North American tour dates. Bringing together music, 3-D visuals and performance art, KRAFTWERK are a true „Gesamtkunstwerk„ a total work of art.
RESCHEDULED: A Night of Virtuosic Musicianship with Scott Tarulli GroupSomerville, $$
Fri, July 31, 2020  -  Fri, July 31, 2020   
A Night of Virtuosic Musicianship with Scott Tarulli Group and Zaira Meneses & Friends, playing original jazz funk compositions, reworks of originals, and a few covers.
CambridgeSide to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive with COVID-19 Antibody TestCambridge, Free
Fri, July 31, 2020  -  Fri, July 31, 2020   
Give blood, safe lives. Help those in need! CambridgeSide will host a blood donation drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Digital Dessert GoalsOnline, $$
Fri, July 31, 2020  -  Sat, August 1, 2020   
The virtual festival will turn a weekend at home into a sweet gathering, bringing dessert-lovers together nationwide to experience Dessert Goals in a whole new way, safely from the comfort of home.
Salem Maritime FestivalSalem, Free
Sat, August 1, 2020  -  Sun, August 2, 2020   
Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of free family fun, harbor cruises, kayak trips, face-painting, wagon rides, muck walks, kite-flying, model boat races and more!
Jet Cars Under the Stars at NE DragwayAmherst
Sat, August 1, 2020  -  Sat, August 1, 2020   
No show has a larger following than Jet Cars Under the Stars. For decades this has been the track's most popular show with turbine powered fury assaulting the concrete battleground.
Summer Reading Rewards at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Mon, August 3, 2020  -  Mon, August 31, 2020   
Bring your completed Summer Reading List up to the 8th grade to the entry gate and receive FREE admission with the purchase of a paid ages 4 & over admission.
Summer Stage 2020 Online - Week SixCambridge, $$
Mon, August 3, 2020  -  Fri, August 7, 2020   
This year, all of our Summer Stage classes are online via Zoom! Check our website for more info! Online camp for kids, youth and teens!
Kids Knitting Camp (Virtual)Boston, $$$
Mon, August 3, 2020  -  Fri, August 7, 2020   
Over the course of the week, Third Piece’s professional team will introduce your campers to advanced knitting skills where they will create their very own fiber fashion!
Patchwork Players: Made of Wood - PinocchioNew Hampshire, $
Tue, August 4, 2020  -  Tue, August 11, 2020   
What happens to Pinocchio after he’s turned into a real boy? Join Pinocchio, Gepetto and the Blue Fairy on Pinocchio’s 13th birthday on their journey to self-acceptance.
8th Annual Cape Cod Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival (POSTPONED - TBD)Falmouth, $
Sat, August 8, 2020  -  Sat, August 8, 2020   
Food Truck Festivals of America is bringing the 8th Annual Cape Cod Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival back to Falmouth, held on Saturday, August 8th from Noon to 5 PM
Thomas Land's 5th Birthday Bash!Carver, $
Sat, August 15, 2020  -  Sat, August 15, 2020   
Theme Park open featuring Thomas Land's 5th Birthday Bash, included in admission! Join us in celebrating 5 years of Thomas Land at Edaville Family Theme Park!
Arts Fest Beverly 2020 - NEW DATE PENDINGBeverly, Free
Sat, August 15, 2020  -  Sat, August 15, 2020   
Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that's fun for the whole family! The event is free and open to the public. Artist application for 2020 – please click here https://www.beverlymainstreets.org/arts-fest-landing-page/
WCC's 7th Annual Cars In The ParkWorcester, $
Sat, August 15, 2020  -  Sat, August 15, 2020   
WCC's 7th Annual Cars In The Park is a car, truck & motorcycle show that benefits the Whitin Community Center a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Held in our private 7.5 acre Whitin Park.
The Long Way Home: A photographic journey with Gordon LanktonClinton, $
Sat, August 15, 2020  -  Sat, August 15, 2020   
Museum of Russian Icons Executive Director Kent Russell, consultant Karen Lankton, and exhibition curator Chris Stratford discuss the process of translating The Long Way Home from book to exhibition.
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2020 Quincy August Moon Festival - VIRTUALQuincy, Free
Sun, August 16, 2020   
The Quincy August Moon Festival will take place virtually in 2020 due to COVID-19 safety precautions.
Patchwork Players: Land of the Lost StoriesNew Hampshire, $
Tue, August 18, 2020  -  Tue, August 25, 2020   
What happens to a fairytale character when their story is no longer being told? They get discarded to the “Land of Lost Stories.”Cherished characters from well-known stories must work together to escape the island.
The DecemberistsBoston, $$
Wed, August 19, 2020  -  Wed, August 19, 2020   
Over the past 20 years The Decemberists have toured the world, performed at countless major festivals, and even founded Travelers’ Rest a festival of their own curation in Missoula, Montana.
The Northern Trust PGA TourNorton, $$
Wed, August 19, 2020  -  Sun, August 23, 2020   
THE NORTHERN TRUST heads to Boston, Massachusetts in August 2020 where the top-125 PGA TOUR players will descend upon TPC Boston to compete in the premier event of the FedExCup Playoffs.
2020 NHRA New England NationalsAmherst, $$
Fri, August 21, 2020  -  Sun, August 23, 2020   
This year New England Dragway is preparing for their 8th Annual NHRA New England Nationals which will be held Friday Aug. 21, 2020 at 8AM through Sunday August 23, 2020 ending at 10PM.
Zombie Adventure Online Brave the Escape RoomBurlington, $
Fri, August 21, 2020  -  Fri, August 21, 2020   
Join us on an interactive adventure where participants have a limited amount of time to figure out how to stop the spread of the zombie virus which is turning all of our Guardians into zombies.
Speech and Debate - PlayOnline, $$
Wed, August 26, 2020  -  Wed, August 26, 2020   
Three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon discover they are linked by a scandal that rocked their town in Stephen Karam's searching, fiercely funny comedy with music.
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St. Anthony's Feast 2020 - CANCELLEDBoston, Free
Thu, August 27, 2020  -  Sun, August 30, 2020   
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.
The Amazing Acro-cats Astound Arlington!Arlington, $$$
Fri, August 28, 2020  -  Sun, August 30, 2020   
The Amazing Acro-Cats is a 90-minute entertaining and educational show that supports the mission of Rock Cats Rescueby promoting animal welfare, educating audiences on feline foster and rescue, and demonstrating the benefits of clicker training.
Blackwatch Online Shields Of ShadeBurlington, $
Fri, August 28, 2020  -  Fri, August 28, 2020   
As a hero's journey advances, the path's tests reawaken to take new forms, both familiar and new. Keep a strong shield for your team as well as your mind...
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Antique & Classic Boat Festival - CANCELLEDSalem, $
Sat, August 29, 2020  -  Sun, August 30, 2020   
The historic port of Salem hosts the Annual Boston Antique & Classic Boat Festival. Classic sailboats, powerboats, and hand-powered craft on display.
Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival 2020Newburyport, $
Sat, August 29, 2020  -  Sat, August 29, 2020   
Boston’s Independent Radio, WXRV/92.5 the River announced that long-time station favorites Barenaked Ladies will headline their 17th Annual Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival on Saturday, September 1st at Waterfront Park.
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Cirque du Soleil: UNDER THE SAME SKY - CANCELLEDBoston, $$$
Sat, August 29, 2020   
Cirque du Soleil UNDER THE SAME SKY - a brand new Big Top production to Premiere in Boston at Suffolk Downs on August 29th, 2020 Tickets on sale now!
Brew at the Zoo ( Adults 21+)Rhode Island
Sat, August 29, 2020  -  Sat, August 29, 2020   
Tap into your wild side at Brew at the Zoo, an adults-only event, and sample more than 170 beers from 80+ brewers. Enjoy live music, animal encounters and more at Rhode Island's largest outdoor beer festival.
HeathersNew Hampshire, $$
Sat, August 29, 2020  -  Sat, August 29, 2020   
The Weathervane Theatre presents Heathers (Virtually). Greetings, salutations. Welcome to Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day.
First Responders Free at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Fri, September 4, 2020  -  Fri, September 4, 2020   
Edaville Theme Park Open featuring First Responders Free 8/30, 9/4,9/6 & 9/7: Police, Fire, EMS, Military & Veterans Free with valid identification, immediate family members are $20.00 at the entry gate
Free Fencing ClassNewton, Free
Sat, September 5, 2020   
Our Newton location opening soon, schedule your free trial today! With no strings attached, all our programs are month to month – there is no commitment, no enrollment fee, no contract!
First Responders Free at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Sun, September 6, 2020  -  Mon, September 7, 2020   
Edaville Theme Park Open featuring First Responders Free 8/30, 9/4,9/6 & 9/7: Police, Fire, EMS, Military & Veterans Free with valid identification, immediate family members are $20.00 at the entry gate.
Wareham Oyster FestivalWareham, Free
Sun, September 6, 2020  -  Sun, September 6, 2020   
Street festival in the beautiful waterfront village of Wareham! Oysters, other types of seafood, and more, plus beer and wine. Live music, carefully selected craft vendors, a 5K run/walk, and more. Rain or shine.
What's Open on Labor Day?New England
Mon, September 7, 2020   
What's open for fun on Labor Day n Boston? Check here to find out.
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Marshmallow Fluff Festival: Union Square 2020 (PENDING)Somerville, Free
Sat, September 12, 2020  -  Mon, September 21, 2020   
Celebrate the invention of Marshmallow Fluff right here in its birthplace, Union Square! Enjoy live music, learn the story behind one of the event's most beloved characters, Fluff Boy and take part in a cooking...
Salem Spice FestivalSalem, Free
Sat, September 12, 2020   
Celebrate Salem's four centuries of history with herbs, tea and spices. There will be vendors, exhibits, colonial music and song, open hearth cooking, herbal remedies demonstrations, games, storytelling, spiced cider and other autumnal treats!
What the Fluff? FestivalSomerville, Free
Sat, September 12, 2020  -  Sat, September 12, 2020   
What the Fluff? is a madcap festival honoring the invention of Marshmallow Fluff in Union Square. It celebrates Somerville’s innovation tradition with live music, games, a community-wide cooking contest, zany happenings, and much more.
27th Cambridge Carnival (PENDING)Cambridge, Free
Sun, September 13, 2020  -  Sun, September 13, 2020   
The 27th Cambridge Festival is free and includes a KidsFest with free and interactive activities for families, a food truck zone, ethnic foods, global crafts, local specialty foods, and steel pan performances.
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The Boston Marathon 2020 (CANCELLED - is now VIRTUAL)Boston, Free
Mon, September 14, 2020  -  Mon, September 14, 2020   
The Boston Marathon is one of the city's biggest events of the year - featuring 25,000 elite runners from around the world competing in a route made difficult by rolling terrain and features such as 'Heartbreak Hill.'
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King Tut Exhibit in Boston (September Dates TBD)Boston, $$
Tue, September 15, 2020  -  Wed, September 30, 2020   
An exhibition about King Tut is coming to Boston this fall. The 'largest collection of Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt” with over 150 original artifacts, three times the amount that has ever toured...
Zoom Meeting: Coffee & CollectionsClinton, Free
Wed, September 16, 2020  -  Wed, September 16, 2020   
Grab a cup of coffee and join Museum of Russian Icons registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt for a Q+A about our collection of Orthodox icons and artifacts.
Kids MusicFest at NARA ParkActon, $
Sat, September 19, 2020  -  Sat, September 19, 2020   
Join us for three amazing national award-winning performers and fun activities at NARA Park in Acton. The theme of the event is Kindness is Contagious!
Against The Tide - HopkintonHopkinton
Sat, September 19, 2020  -  Sat, September 19, 2020   
MASSACHUSETTS BREAST CANCER COALITION’S ANNUAL STATEWIDE AGAINST THE TIDE EVENTS. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be holding its annual, statewide Against the Tide multi-sport events again in 2020.
11th Boston Local Food Festival - CANCELLEDBoston, Free
Sun, September 20, 2020  -  Sun, September 20, 2020   
For one spectacular day each year, SBN transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub!
Salem Food Truck and Craft Beer FestivalSalem
Sat, September 26, 2020  -  Sun, September 27, 2020   
Food Truck Festivals of America is bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Salem for a two-day festival that will feature some of the area's most popular food trucks dishing out fan favorites as well as dozens of regional and national craft breweries.
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Winchester Block Party & Town DayWinchester, Free
Sat, September 26, 2020  -  Sat, September 26, 2020   
Thousands of individuals and families attend each year to enjoy a day of browsing exhibits, playing games, competing in athletics, eating (!), listening to different types of music, attending the health fair, and...
52nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend PowwowCentral Mass, $
Sat, September 26, 2020  -  Sat, September 26, 2020   
The 52nd Annual AIS Memorial Day Weekend Powwow features dancing, drumming, kids' events, vendors, crafts, and educational sessions. Overnight camping is available to powwow participants.
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Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2020Salem, $
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
You're invited to Salem's annual Halloween Festival! It happens every year during October in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Nobody celebrates Halloween quite like Salem, Massachusetts.
Audrain Concours & Motor WeekRhode Island
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
The Audrain Concours & Motor Week is a world class event that brings the best of the motoring world to the renowned City by the Sea.
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Topsfield Fair 2020Topsfield, $$
Fri, October 2, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
Enjoy America's oldest and finest agricultural fair w/ New England‘s largest carnival midway, cool demos, (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, live entertainment and the...
POSTPONED: 9th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer FestivalWorcester
Sat, October 3, 2020  -  Sat, October 3, 2020   
Food Truck Festivals of America is bringing the 9th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival back to Worcester City Hall Common on Saturday, June 6th
Beacon Hill Art Walk 2020 (NEW DATE)Boston, Free
Sun, October 4, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
Local fine artists exhibit original artwork in the private gardens and courtyards of Beacon Hill's North Slope. Classical musicians performing free concerts through the day.
Ali Wong StandupBoston, $$
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sat, October 10, 2020   
Ali Wong is a stand-up comic from San Francisco, now living in Los Angeles. Her first Netflix stand-up special BABY COBRA was filmed when she was 7 months pregnant.
Ali Wong StandupBoston, $$
Sun, October 11, 2020  -  Sun, October 11, 2020   
Ali Wong’s The Milk & Money Tour originally scheduled for the Wang Theatre on April 25 & 26 has been rescheduled to a new date on October 10 & 11, 2020. Original tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date(s).
Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the MFA (Fall Open House)Boston, Free
Mon, October 12, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
Enjoy free admission and special events at the Museum of Fine Arts for Indigenous Peoples’ Day—and the Fenway Alliance’s 18th annual Opening Our Doors Day.
Fort Point Virtual Open StudiosBoston, Free
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Sun, October 18, 2020   
Fort Point Open Studios is going virtual with 3 days of events, studio tours, workshops, artist talks, and more, all online! Artist Registration July 1 - August 31
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Head of The Charles Regatta 2020Cambridge, Free
Sat, October 17, 2020  -  Sun, October 18, 2020   
Watch rowing teams compete from all over the country and take in the sights of autumn along the banks of the Charles River.
POSTPONED: 2nd Annual Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer FestivalNewport
Sat, October 24, 2020  -  Sun, October 25, 2020   
2nd Annual Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will be back for two days. Buy discounted tickets from our website https://www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/newport
POSTPONED to 10/30 - An Evening with Eckhart TolleBoston, $$$
Fri, October 30, 2020  -  Fri, October 30, 2020   
Eckhart Tolle will now take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage October 30, 2020. Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers today.
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Breathe New Hampshire's Fun Pass 2020 on SaleNew England, $$
Sun, November 1, 2020  -  Sun, November 1, 2020   
For just $35 the Breathe New Hampshire Fun Pass gives you incredible discounts at over 100 fantastic New England family attractions while you support Breathe New Hampshire.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band: 'Green Show'Weston, $$
Wed, November 11, 2020  -  Thu, November 11, 2010   
The Provisional Group of the Weston Garden Club is sponsoring the Toe Jam Puppet Band for a Veterans Day puppet show, concert and bake sale. Please join us on Thursday, November 11th from 10 to 11 AM at the Country School cafetorium on Alphabet Lane.
Ben Rector (NEW DATE)Boston
Sat, November 14, 2020  -  Sat, November 14, 2020   
Ben Rector preformance postponed at the Boch Shubert Theatre on November 14th 2020. Originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4- however has been moved to November 14th 2020.
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POSTPONED: Irish Film Festival Boston 2020Somerville, $
Thu, November 19, 2020  -  Sun, November 22, 2020   
We celebrate the best of Ireland and the Irish on screen.The festival will run from Friday, November 19 to Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.
Swing Dance Party With Roger Ceresi's All StarzLeominster
Thu, November 19, 2020   
Live Band & Group Swing Dance Lesson Every Sunday Learn to Swing Dance and get 'Wicked Good' 'Real Fast' with Dance2Swing 'Super Easy' Group Swing Dance Lesson
Swing Dance Party With Roger Ceresi's All StarzLeominster
Thu, November 19, 2020   
Live Band & Group Swing Dance Lesson Every Sunday Learn to Swing Dance and get 'Wicked Good' 'Real Fast' with Dance2Swing 'Super Easy' Group Swing Dance Lesson
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Million Dollar Quartet (RESCHEDULED)Boston, $$
Fri, November 20, 2020  -  Sat, November 21, 2020   
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the recording session that brought together rock icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
Trolls LIVE! (RESCHEDULED)Boston, $$
Sat, November 21, 2020  -  Sun, November 22, 2020   
Trolls LIVE! will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on May 9 & 10! Get ready for another adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour!
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Enchanted Village: Jordan's Furniture AvonAvon, $
Sun, November 22, 2020  -  Fri, January 1, 2021   
Enjoy Boston's historic Enchanted Village, now on view at Jordan's Furniture in Avon. Jordan’s Furniture purchased the surviving pieces of the Enchanted Village at auction and restored the vintage collection to its...
POTPONED: Bikini Kill at the Boch CenterBoston, $$
Mon, November 23, 2020  -  Mon, November 23, 2020   
Bikini Kill will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on a new date: November 23rd. If you had purchased tickets, your original tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date. Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and...
What's Open on Thanksgiving Day?New England
Thu, November 26, 2020  -  Thu, November 26, 2020   
What's open for fun on Thanksgiving Day in Greater Boston? Check here to find out. If you are looking for fun things to do over the holiday weekend, be sure to visit our event guide.
Salem Holiday HappeningsSalem
Sun, November 29, 2020  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Celebrate, shop, and dine in Salem during the holiday season. Festival highlights include Historic Salem, Inc.'s annual Christmas in Salem Historic House Tour and Santa's arrival atop the Hawthorne Hotel.
What's Open on Christmas Day?New England
Sun, December 20, 2020  -  Fri, December 25, 2020   
What's open for fun on Christmas day? Check here to find out where you can grab those last minute items.
What's Open on New Year's Day?New England
Sat, December 26, 2020  -  Fri, January 1, 2021   
What's open for fun on New Year's Day in Boston? Check here to find out.
Toe Jam Puppet BandNew Bedford, $
Fri, January 1, 2021  -  Thu, December 30, 2021   
Join us every Monday to sing, dance and play the hour away with the famous Toe Jam Puppet Band! Sing, dance and play the hour away with New Bedford’s favorite, the Toe Jam Puppet Band!
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Drop-in Art Making at PEMSalem, $
Tue, January 5, 2021  -  Wed, December 29, 2021   
Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm (and select Monday holidays), come to the Art & Nature Center galleries to investigate and create art inspired by the natural world.
The Bachelor Live (POSTPONED)Boston
Tue, January 19, 2021  -  Tue, January 19, 2021   
Please be advised that The Bachelor Live On Stage originally scheduled for the Wang Theatre on March 27, 2020 has been rescheduled to a new date on January 19, 2021.
The 'Hahvahd' tourCambridge, $
Mon, March 1, 2021  -  Mon, November 1, 2021   
Enjoy an entertaining, theatrical walking tour of Harvard University and Harvard Square for families and kids. Learn what it's like to live and study at Harvard University. Tours are led by current Harvard University students.
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Shen Yun 2021Boston, $$$$
Sat, April 10, 2021  -  Sun, April 18, 2021   
Ancient legends of virtue and modern tales of courage are brought to life by more than a dozen dances and songs, making for one extraordinary, uplifting and unforgettable experience.
Shen Yun at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Sat, April 10, 2021  -  Sun, April 18, 2021   
A global sensation returns! Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance.
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Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill Tour 2021Boston, $$$
Thu, May 20, 2021   
This annual tour offers visitors a rare opportunity to see hidden landscapes and secret pathways behind the brick facades and shutters of historic townhouses.
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Boston Fireworks 2021 (Where to Watch, Start Times, By Date)Massachusetts, Free
Wed, June 2, 2021  -  Mon, August 23, 2021   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2020 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band / The Avett BrothersBoston, $$$
Thu, June 3, 2021  -  Thu, June 3, 2021   
Don't miss Ringo Starr, with multi-Grammy Award nominated Americana legends The Avett Brothers, and his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, and Hamish Stuart.
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Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl 2020 (CANCELLED)Boston, $$
Fri, June 4, 2021  -  Sun, June 6, 2021   
Join the fun at the Scooper Bowl, the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival and the unofficial kick-off of summer in Boston at City Hall Plaza.
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Bunker Hill Day Parade 2020 - CANCELLEDCharlestown, Free
Sun, June 13, 2021   
A tradition since 1786, the Bunker Hill Day Parade commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill which was fought on Breed's Hill on June 17, 1775 in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major...
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Boston Summer Movies Guide 2021 (Dates TBD)Massachusetts, Free
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Sun, August 22, 2021   
Summer is here and warm weather calls for outdoor fun. Here's a great list of Summer Movies under the stars in and around Boston. Enjoy!...
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FREE FUN FRIDAYS Boston 2021: Highland Street FoundationMassachusetts, Free
Fri, June 25, 2021  -  Fri, August 27, 2021   
The Free Fun Fridays program invites you to visit about 10 museums or attraction for free over ten Fridays this summer. See what's free this Friday!
Salem Celebrates the 4th of July - CANCELLED 2020Salem, Free
Sun, July 4, 2021   
Independence Day celebration with free activities for children in the afternoon and a 'POPS' Concert followed by a fireworks display
4th July Fireworks Family-Friendly Cruise PlymouthPlymouth, $$$
Sun, July 4, 2021  -  Sun, July 4, 2021   
July 4th: Exceptional viewing of fireworks without crowds. Narrated view Plymouth Rock, Mayflower Ship, Clark's Island, Lighthouses. **THIS BOAT WILL BE ALCOHOL FREE** We will have popcorn, popsicles, glow sticks, tattoos, and more! Seating limited so reserve your...
July 4th Celebration: Family Fun / Concert / Fireworks 2021Acton, Free
Sun, July 4, 2021  -  Sun, July 4, 2021   
Join the Town of Acton as we celebrate July 4th! Family Fun Time starts at 5:30 p.m. A free concert will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. and Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Bridgewater Arts & Music FestivalBridgewater, $
Sun, July 4, 2021  -  Sun, July 4, 2021   
Annual Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival, free admission, events, displays, crafters selling, artists showing, fun for everyone & yummy food! Live music and other performances. Local authors, artists. Kid friendly. Come and stay a while.
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Levitate Music & Arts Festival 2021Marshfield, $
Fri, July 9, 2021  -  Sun, July 11, 2021   
Join us for a day of music, art, food and the outdoors at the Marshfield Fairgrounds! There will be lots of music, arts & crafts and delicious food trucks to enjoy!
Black Picnic Day formerly Negro Election Day 279Salem, Free
Sat, July 17, 2021  -  Sat, July 17, 2021   
This is a cultural historical event which has been ongoing for 279 years. We bring together families, community, businesses and organizations for a day of family fun
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Free Shakespeare on the Common 2021: The TempestBoston, Free
Thu, July 22, 2021  -  Mon, August 9, 2021   
One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's “Free Shakespeare On The Common” continues it's seasonal tradition with William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline'.
Salem Heritage DaysSalem
Sun, August 1, 2021  -  Mon, August 9, 2021   
This perennial favorite features food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street Fair, the Ice Cream Bowl, and the Car Show on Chestnut Street.
Mapparium ToursBoston, $
Wed, August 11, 2021  -  Thu, August 11, 2022   
Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to...
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The Bolton Fair 2021Bolton, $
Fri, August 13, 2021  -  Sun, August 15, 2021   
The quintessential New England Fair with fun for the whole family. Great entertainment, animals, midway, live music, craft village, tractor pull, demo derby and monster trucks.The Bolton Fair will be open three full,...
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Kidz Bop LIVE! 2021 (Rescheduled from July 11, 2020)Boston, $$
Sun, August 15, 2021   
Kidz Bop is an interactive experience for the whole family, where the KIDZ BOP Kids will be performing some of today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids,” with engaging new set design, exciting choreography, and more.
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The Big E 2020 - CANCELLED for 2020Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 17, 2021  -  Sun, October 3, 2021   
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
Behind the Scenes at Andover Historical SocietyAndover, Free
Sun, August 9, 2026  -  Tue, August 9, 2016   
Peek inside closets, pull aside curtains, and explore behind the scenes in the Blanchard House and Andover Historical Society. Here’s your chance to look behind the “staff only” and “no entry” signs.
Digital Party on Wheels!Online, $$
Tue, May 15, 2029  -  Tue, May 15, 2029   
Celebrate and learn about New York and all things trains and transit, and support the New York Transit Museum right from home! Virtual tours of our vintage subway cars and more!
CTeen T.G.I. ShabbatBrookline, Free
Wed, January 23, 2030  -  Wed, January 23, 2030   
✸ Enjoy delicious food, great company and spirited shabbat energy with lots of friends. ✸ 4 Course Shabbat Dinner, Mocktails and Dessert Buffet. ✸ Spend time with old friends and make new ones! ✸ Open to all High School Students
The Core Workshop with Hannah Adams - LivestreamCambridge, $
Thu, May 30, 2030  -  Sat, May 30, 2020   
We will discuss what is core, what gets in the way of core-engagement, and how we can engage on our mats in ways to optimize the use of core in our natural movement.
Pacific Islands Family DayFitchburg, Free
Mon, May 19, 2031  -  Mon, May 19, 2031   
Travel to the Pacific Islands through art projects, a dance performance, and live animals at Fitchburg Art Museum. FREE for everyone. We hope you can join us!
Welcome the Stranger PerformanceCambridge, $$
Mon, April 8, 2047  -  Sat, April 8, 2017   
Welcome the Stranger combines the talents of sacred and secular artists from both Muslim and Sikh traditions in a musical response to hate crimes. Kiran Ahluwalia, Souad Massi, Abdul Gheit Dance, Bhal Kabul Singh
Free Demo Music Together Class in NatickNatick, Free
Sat, September 11, 2077  -  Mon, September 11, 2017   
Join us for Free Demo Music Together Class in Natick to see why families love our internationally acclaimed Music & Movement program for children from birth to age five and their parents or caregivers!
Probing the Edge of the Solar System with IBEXNew Hampshire
Thu, April 5, 2103  -  Mon, April 15, 2013   
The Interstellar Boundary Explorer has been imaging the Solar System boundary and collecting interstellar wind from our galactic neighborhood. Dr. Eberhard Mobius, a lead scientist on the IBEX team, will discuss the latest discoveries.
Make a MESS at Discovery MuseumsActon, $
Wed, July 11, 2103  -  Wed, July 31, 2013   
The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series uses the arts as an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Come and have a good time.
Run Wild 5K at Stone ZooStoneham
Fri, October 26, 2103   
Get ready to Run Wild at Stone Zoo: Lace up your running shoes and join other race enthusiasts and animal lovers for the Run Wild 5K at Stone Zoo!
Preschool Story Time: Tiny Living ThingsWaltham, $
Wed, May 14, 2104  -  Wed, May 14, 2014   
Bugs are curious creatures and fun to learn about. After stories and a craft activity, you’ll look for tiny living things out in the garden!
Brookview House 'End of Summer Sizzler'Boston, $$$
Fri, September 26, 2104  -  Fri, September 26, 2104   
Please support the Brookview House, a 24 year old non-profit that takes in homeless moms and their children and hits the life reset button for those families.
Party in the Park Presents Second Annual 'A Walk in the ParkBoston, $$$
Sat, April 9, 2107  -  Sun, April 9, 2017   
Party in the Park, the much-anticipated annual luncheon benefiting the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace, introduces its second annual “A Walk in the Park” Children’s Tea and Fashion Show.
Sushi making classBurlington, $$
Thu, October 13, 2107  -  Fri, October 13, 2017   
Roll up your sleeves! This class takes you deep into Maki-making. We will be rolling four different kinds of Maki with fun, flavor-packed fillings, perfected by herbs and seeds.
Spotlight Playhouse Presents 'Broadway on Essex'Haverhill, $
Wed, March 28, 2914  -  Sat, March 29, 2014   
Spotlight Playhouse presents Broadway on Essex, a cabaret dinner theater, Seating is limited, get your tickets early for this fantastic evening that will bring a little Broadway to your own backyard!
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Kerplunk!Boston, $$
Tue, March 5, 3016  -  Sat, May 28, 2016   
Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you…this show has it all because it's the adventure you and your family create together! Each performance is based on your imagination so no two adventures are ever the same.
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Snowflake Stow Box CraftArlington, $
Tue, January 12, 3019  -  Sun, January 13, 2019   
Create a box with pearl paints and icy glass bubbles for a fun place to stow your treasures. $15pp. Please check the Artbeat website for a photo of this project.
Virtual Screening Room via Coolidge Corner TheaterBrookline, $$
Wed, March 24, 3030  -  Thu, April 30, 2020   
Coolodge Corner Theater is offering some of our great, curated Coolidge programming, virtually. Your rental of these films and purchase of tickets for film education classes helps support the Coolidge and compensate our staff during this unprecedented time. Thank you!


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