The chill of fall may be in the air, but there is still time to get out and enjoy outdoor festivals. Arlington and Brookline both celebrate their town days this weekend with local artists, children's activities, and more. Assembly Row in Somerville (pictured) celebrates RiverFest with food trucks, a kids' area, and fireworks, and South Boston has its own street fair this weekend. You can even participate in a "pi" eating contest at Mathapalooza in Framingham.
Of course, we all have school on our minds this time of year. If you are considering private school options, check out the Innovation Education Fair. If you have a little one starting kindergarten this year, celebrate with the Kindergarten Playdate at Einstein's Workshop in Burlington. The Boston Center for Youth and Families will be giving away school supplies at their Free Basketball Tournament on Sunday afternoon.
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Be sure to check our calendar for more great events and as always, enjoy your weekend!
What the Moon Saw - Brookline
A remix of The Ugly Duckling and Thumbelina, What the Moon Saw tales the tale of two misfits who join forces to outwit their nocturnal adversaries.
Legends of Chima - Somerville
LEGOLAND has Legend of Chima themed activities happening all weekend long. While you're there, check out the newly unveiled LEGO model of Gillette Stadium!
King Richard's Faire - Carver
Take a trip through fantasy and history with performances, games, and more.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13
Mathapalooza - Framingham
Challenge chess masters to a game, participate in a "pi" eating contest, pin the mustache on Albert Einstein and more at this free outdoor celebration of Math.
Drop-in Family Days - Concord
Come to the Umbrella Community Art Center for a free art workshop for the whole family.
RiverFest - Somerville
Assembly Row brings in the food trucks, Assembled art market, kids area, and fireworks for this annual event.
Town Day - Arlington
Town Day features local artist displays, children's activities, and an assortment of food vendors.
South Boston Street Festival - Boston
Come to South Boston for two stages of entertainment, kids' activities, and more.
Innovative Education Fair - Boston
Private schools across Massachusetts will have information for prospective families.
Paint With Words: Naturing Writing for All Ages - Cambridge
Learn to make a concrete poem with children's writer Sarah Tuttle.
Kindergarten Playdate - Burlington
Celebrate the beginning of kindergarten with this free drop-in day at Einstein's Workshop.
Touch a Truck - Brockton
Children can have a hands on experience with trucks, emergency vehicles, and more at West Gate Mall.
Especially for Me: ASD Family Evening - Acton
The Discovery Museums host a special evening for families with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Camp United Nations for Girls - Boston
Camp United Nations for Girls is a leadership program that introduces girls ages 8 to 15 to the work of the United Nations
Boston Festival of Indie Games - Cambride
Bring friends and try out independent game developers new projects or make new friends while learning about a game you already love.
Open House - Brookline
The Puppet Showplace Theater has an open house with puppets from What the Moon Saw, crafts, refreshments, and more.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14
Extreme Field Day for Kids - Amesbury
Come join in the races at Amesbury Sports Park.
Brookline Day - Brookline
Inflatables, face painting, live music and more come to Larz Anderson Park.
Preparing to HONK - Cambridge
Make signs, masks, and flags for the HONK! parade in October.
Meet Peppa Pig - Boston
Peppa Pig comes to Franklin Park Zoo as part of the zoo's farm day.
Free Basketball Tournament - Roxbury
The community is invited to attend a free basketball tournament and school supply giveaway for all ages
Build a Toad House - Milton
Come to the Blue Hills Trailside Museum to build a toad house and learn more about these backyard amphibians.
Water Aerobics for Mom and Baby - Newton
Try a free trial class from H2Oh Baby! Fitness.
Family Yoga - Jamaica Plain
Aksasha studio offers a free Family Yoga class as part of International Karma Yoga Day.
Photo courtesy of Assembly Row