Weekend Roundup

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! I've been in a much better mood since the temperatures came down and I'm looking forward to this weekend! If you're looking for something to do, here are 20 ideas for you. And also be sure to this post on sensory-friendly experiences in Boston and this Edit Your Life episode on managing political stress.

1. Become a Backyard Builder and design forts, castles, spaceships, and more with clothespins, sheets, and cardboard boxes (Acton)

2. Party like it’s 1699 at the free Boston Early Musical Festival Family Day Dance Party and Scavenger Hunt (Boston)

3. The Tall Ships Regatta returns to Boston (Boston)

4. Celebrate Father’s Day at the Stone and Franklin Park Zoos with free admission for Dads (Boston)

5. Cheer on high school students from across the country as they compete in the EurekaFest 2017 Design Challenge at the Museum of Science (Boston)

6. The Braintree Farmers’ Market Strawberry Festival offers strawberries galore, delicious strawberry shortcakes, and innovative strawberry offerings from market vendors (Braintree)

7. Meet Curious George and The Man in the Yellow Hat (Carver)

8. Touch-a-Truck when the Liberty Tree Mall raises money for charitable causes (Danvers)

9. Rock out with the Boston Rockabilly Band and try the jumping pillow, hayrides, pony rides, cow train, duck races, or pedal carts at Connors Farm’s Strawberry Festival, plus chow down on BBQ, strawberry shortcake, and chocolate dipped strawberries, then take home lots of strawberries from the PYO field (Danvers)

10. Bring a picnic blanket for this Father’s Day Bluegrass BBQ with food, lawn games, animals, and music (Dover)

11. Join the Father’s Day Road Race and Family Fun Walk (Easton)

12. Enjoy a full day of family fun and outdoor activities at Marini Farm’s Strawberry Festival where the festivities include an inflatable park, games, and of course, juicy strawberry shortcake (Ipswich)

13. Pick-your-own at Drumlin Farm’s Strawberry Day (Lincoln)

14. It’s the first weekend of hayrides, games, crafts, live entertainment, strawberry shortcake, chocolate dipped strawberries, and, of course, PYO strawberries at Lanni Orchards Strawberry Festival (Lunenburg)

15. Attend the Nantucket Book Festival (Nantucket)

16. Smolak Farms hosts its annual Strawberry Festival -- this year’s lineup of fun kids’ activities includes a bouncy house, super slide, cow train, face painting, hayrides, animals, the chance to plant and pick strawberries, plus a plethora of strawberry treats from sundaes, frappes, and sorbets, to pies, biscuits, and even strawberry glazed doughnuts (North Andover)

17. Take in a free day of arts and crafts during the 13th Annual Art on the Green at the Pinehills, plus enjoy food trucks, ice cream, steel drums, and more (Plymouth)

18. Try some Family Improv at this workshop for parents and kids (Somerville)

19. Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opens at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)

20. It’s time for the Taylor-Bray Spring Sheep Festival (Yarmouth Port)