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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Hope everyone has been having a fun summer so far! The long enduring heat wave seems to be on the way out this week so we can all breathe a sweaty sigh of relief. Maybe it will actually rain a bit! In any event - celebrate the return to regular summer weather with some fun things to do this week.
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Chinatown August Moon Festival 2022 - Boston
Come celebrate the August Moon Festival in Boston's Chinatown on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Check out our cultural performances on one of the 2...
Sunday, Aug 14
The National Children's Chorus is now open in Boston!
The Grammy Award-winning National Children's Chorus, with a new chapter in Boston, provides children ages 5-17 the opportunity to develop their vocal skills from leading music educators through small group studies and inspiring weekly Sunday rehearsals.
Join the virtual audition information session on Sunday, August 14th.
Stars Above - An All American Open Air Circus - Boston
Created by Hideaway Circus, Stars Above is a family friendly circus that will be performing at Suffolk Downs and also at Eastleigh Farms in Framingham (see below).
Tuesday, Aug 16 - Wednesday, Aug 17
Boston Children's Rec Fest - Dorchester
Boston Childrens Rec Fest Join us for a day of fun with family-friendly activities Enjoy time with Jim the Bubble Guy; Arts & Crafts, Family...
Tuesday, Aug 16
Summer Movie Nights at Boston Landing - Boston
Bring a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy complimentary movies on the rolling green hills at Athletes Park. This week's movie is Grease - paying homage to the recent passing of Olivia Newton-John.
Wednesday, August 17
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston’s Space Mission Event
Are you ready to Blast Off? Join our Space Mission Event where you can Build your Dream Spaceship in our creative workshop and test your driving skills at our LEGO® Space Rover Station. Enjoy out of this world fun and adventures at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston, the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground.
Broadway in Boston presents: Anastasia
This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.
Wednesday, Aug 17 - Sunday Aug. 28
Carson Beach DCR Summer Nights - Boston
Free fun summer evenings for teens with dinner and kayaking Join us for three Wednesday evenings of free summertime fun at MA DCR's Carson Beach....
Wednesday, Aug 10
Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Fabiola Mendez - Boston
Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents a free series of family-friendly concerts at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell this summer. Programming this summer...
Wednesday, Aug 17
Exercise and Thinking Research Study
Looking for 9-10 year old children to participate in a NIH study at Northeastern University. Come earn $20/hour playing video games, reading, and exercising.
Evenings and weekends included! Contact Allie at 617.383.9318
MFA Concerts in the Courtyard: Lakou Mizik - Boston
The musical collective Lakou Mizik will perform as part of the Museum of Fine Arts' Concerts in the Courtyard series on August 11th at 7:30pm....
Thursday, Aug 11
Live Music at the Navy Yard - Charlestown
Throughout the summer, come join National Parks of Boston for concerts. Free Concerts Thursdays at 6:30pm on the Commandant's House Lawn, Charlestown...
Every Thursday, Jul 14 - Aug 25
Migraciones/Migrations Puppet Show - Brookline
Puppet Showplace Theater presents the MA premiere of Migraciones/Migrations. As if through the lens of a camera, the show presents the challenges migrants face as they travel across the border between Mexico and the US....
Friday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 14
North Suburbs
Lowell Summer Music Series Kids' Shows 2022 - Lowell
Enjoy free performances for kids at Lowell's Boarding House Park, with free snacks, crafts & trolley rides at every show. In case of rain, shows...
Wednesday, Jul 13 - Thursday, Aug 18
Peach & Tractor Festival - Amesbury
The multi-weekend event will feature free live music, outdoor hard cider bar, family-friendly activities, hayrides, touch-a-truck, food truck...
Sat, Sun, Aug 13 - Aug 21
Wenham Museum Summer Fair - Wenham
Get ready for our 47th Wenham Museum Summer Fair featuring some of the regions finest artisans This years fair will also include entertainment,...
Saturday, Aug 13
Supersized Creatures at Stone Zoo - Stoneham
Get ready for a larger-than-life experience at Stone Zoos Supersized Creatures special exhibition. As you explore the Zoo grounds, prepare...
Wednesday, Jul 20 - Sunday, Sep 4
Renaissance Music Days at Hammond Castle - Gloucester
The Penniless Jacks, Harper & Minstrel and the Ladies of Integrity, Aristocracy, Repute and Society (L.I.A.R.S) join us Saturday, August 13th...
Saturday, Aug 13 - Sunday, Aug 14
Full Moon Hike at Appleton Farms - Hamilton
Celebrate the full moon with a special evening hike guided by lunar light, led by Appleton staff. We will meet at the Farm Offices building.
Wednesday, Aug 10
Lynn Carnival - Lynn
The carnival is coming to Lynn, August 11 - 14. Located at 725 Western Ave., Lynn, MA, the carnival will feature rides, games and food.
Thursday, Aug 11 - Sunday, Aug 14
Handy Guides
State Parks Near Boston
Anytime is the perfect time to get out and enjoy our state’s natural beauty at a state park! Take in a wide variety of breathtaking scenery, enjoy acres of wilderness and the refreshing solitude of a new adventure.
Adventures at deCordova Sculpture Park - Lincoln
deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park is a popular site for families, art & nature lovers and picnickers. This Trustees of Reservations site, located in Lincoln, MA, features rotating exhibitions of amazing contemporary art, both indoors and outdoors.
World's End - Hingham
Trustees of Reservations manages over 100 stunning properties in MA, including World's End. Our recent visit resulted in a splendid day of discovery, including easy trails and wooded pathways that ultimately open up to breathtaking vistas of green fields & the ocean blue. Day passes and membership options available.
A Visit to New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill - Boylston
New England Botanic Garden features a multitude of flowering plants, paths, open space, forest retreats and plant life galore. Depending on the season, you can enjoy any number of beautiful blooms and walk the grounds of this expansive property.
Open 7 Days
South Suburbs
AHA! Night New Bedford - New Bedford
AHA (Art-History-Architecture) Night is New Bedfords Free arts and culture event which takes place the 2nd Thursday of every month in downtown...
Thursday, Aug 11
Summer Staycation Events at Patriot Place - Foxboro
Summer Staycation at Patriot Place will feature recurring weekly events, special activities including a summer music series, musical bingo, summer...
Thursday, Jun 23 - Friday, Aug 26
Moana Meet & Greet at Moonrise: the Plymouth Drive-In - Plymouth
Enjoy a whole new drive-in movie experience in Plymouth, MA. Watch movies under the stars with a full kitchen and a beer garden. Join us for...
Saturday, Aug 13
Waterfire Providence 2022
WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown...
Saturday, August 13
Parent Tour: Quincy Quarries - Quincy
This tour is a must for any graffiti and street art lovers The former quarries are a hidden gem in the area. Well explore the graffiti culture...
Saturday, Aug 13
Full Moon Hike at Worlds End - Hingham
Enjoy a tranquil evening walk under a full moon as it waxes or wanes-at Worlds End. This summer we would like to invite you to join us for a...
Wednesday, Aug 10
West Suburbs
The Bolton Fair 2022 - Bolton
The quintessential New England Fair with fun for the whole family. Great entertainment, animals, midway, live music, craft village, tractor pull,...
Friday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 14
The Summer Concert Series at Nashoba Brooks School - Concord
Weekly concert series celebrating different musical genres and featuring an educational component from the artists each week. There will be vendors,...
Every Thursday, Jul 14 - Aug 18
Mud Kitchen - Acton
Come and play in Discovery Woods We'll be pouring, stirring, spraying, and experimenting with water and mud. Make mud pies, mud hand prints,...
Saturday, Aug 13
Stars Above Circus Show - Framingham
Stars Above is an outdoor family friendly circus show created by founders of Hideaway Circus, Josh & Lyndsay Aviner. Set to original music and...
Friday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 14
Footloose - Worcester
The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
Friday, Aug 12 - Saturday, Aug 13
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