31 Things To Do This Weekend In Boston (& Beyond)

Hello friends, I hope you’re having a great week! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s a great roundup of weekend events in Boston and beyond for you to consider! As always, events are ordered alphabetically by city/town.

1. Take a free yoga class at McClennan Park (Arlington)

2. Visit craft tables, enjoy story time, and cool off with drinks from a root beer garden during Kids’ Craft Day at Hale Farm (Beverly)

3. My Caribbean One World Expo features arts, crafts, live performances, and more (Boston)

4. Make and fly a kite on Spectacle Island at Kite Fest with Karen K and the Jitterbugs (Boston)

5. Celebrate sportsmanship, collaboration, and acceptance at the 2nd Annual Boston Unity Cup city-wide soccer tournament (Boston)

6. Kids participate in art-making activities with local artists and musicians, then learn to dance with hoops and props at this week’s free Dabble! Doodle! Dance! Program (Boston)

7. Learn to use a telescope and explore the night sky on Peddocks Island (Boston)

8. Head to the WGBH FunFest for ice cream, live music, face painting, bouncy rides, and photo ops with beloved PBS characters (Boston)

9. Learn to make fresh pasta at this Family Pasta Making Workshop with Law of Pasta (Boston)

10. Watch Mary Poppins Returns for free outside the Pru at sundown (Boston)

11. Learn to sail in Boston Harbor (Boston)

12. Take a Truffle Making Workshop with Taza Chocolate (Boston)

13. The Boston Pizza Festival offers unlimited pizza sampling, live music, entertainment, cooking demos, games, and more (Boston)

14. Explore Big Bounce Boston, a huge inflatable theme park with giant slides, inflatable trucks and boats, climbing frames, a DJ, and more (Boston)

15. Celebrate Eastie Week with a special family day at the ICA Watershed featuring art-making activities, pop-up dance performances, tours in English and Spanish, food, music, and fun (Boston)

16. Take part in a day of learning, listening, and Action for Immigrant Lives (Boston)

17. Enjoy free popcorn at this outdoor showing of Ralph Breaks the Internet (Brighton)

18. Puppet Showplace Theater performs The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea (Brookline)

19. Explore the science of bugs with hands-on activities and experiments (Cambridge)

20. Participate in free, fun family activities like pyramid building, clay tablet inscription, and hieroglyphic decoding during Summer Sundays at Harvard Semitic Museum (Cambridge)

21. Catch a performance of Busted Jug Band, a throwback to early 20th century African American street bands playing early blues, rhythm & blues, novelty tunes, standards, and New Orleans jazz (Cambridge)

22. Kids can ride scooters, skates, and small bikes around Jamaica Pond with Wee on Wheels, a kid-powered mass action for solidarity with children being held indefinitely in immigration detention camps (Jamaica Plain)

23. Rock out at the 5th Annual JP Porchfest (Jamaica Plain)

24. Savor free ice cream with a Superhero Sundae, then enjoy fun games and crafts (Medford)

25. Stretch and strengthen at this free yoga class (Medford)

26. The Needham Carnival returns with thrill rides, kiddie rides, midway games, and carnival food (Needham)

27. Storytime at the Jackson Homestead explores the theme of summer through play and learning (Newton)

28. Head to the Northeast Balloon Festival (Northampton)

29. Don’t miss this Summer Food Truck Fest at Wachusett Mountain (Princeton)

30. Swing by ArtBeat, one of the area’s largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food, and all-age activities (Somerville)

31. Catch Mary Poppins Returns on a big screen outdoors (Somerville)