Hungry? This weekend, the Let's Talk About Food Festival will have cooking demonstrations, edible garden demos, and more. Or if you are in a sillier mood, check out SteamFluff, this year's Fluff Festival.
It is a great weekend for the arts. Visit a number of area museums for free as part of the national Smithsonian Museum Day. Folk music is highlighted at the New England Americana Festival and the American Music and Harvest Festival, jazz gets the spotlight at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, and Alastair Moock performs his family favorites at the TCAN Center for the Arts. This weekend kicks off Art Week with family-oriented events like the ICA Playdate (pictured) and Tapas and Toe-Tapping.
Speaking of Art Week, this weekend is your last chance to nominate a kid who is doing great things in the community for our Boston Kids Who Really Rock contest. Finalists will be honored next weekend at the Boston Kids Really Rock festival.
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For more information on events happening this weekend, be sure to check out the complete calendar. Whatever you chose to do, enjoy your weekend!
New England Americana Festival - Cambridge
Celebrate American Folk music with live performances, sack races, face painting, and more.
American Music and Harvest Festival - Newbury
Listen to music ranging from traditional to funk and beyond while enjoying corn husking, wagon rides, and more farm fun.
Finding Neverland - Cambridge
It's closing weekend for this theatrical musical about the live of J.M. Barre, author of Peter Pan.
Robin Hood - Brookline
Visit Sherwood Forest and watch Robin Hood save Sherwood Forest from demolition.
Art Week - Boston
Look for a variety of curated art experiences, including kids activities, throughout Boston this week.
USS Constitution Guided Tours - Boston
This is the last weekend to enjoy guided tours of the USS Constitution on the summer schedule.
1812 Tea Party with your American Girl Doll - Boston
The USS Constitution invites you to dress up, come to tea, and learn more about real stories of the War of 1812.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27
Fluff Fest - Somerville
The theme of the festival is "Steamfluff" and it brings together the culture of steampunk and the magic of fluff.
Harvest Festival and Emerson Hospital Benefit - Concord
Verrill farm hosts a benefit for the pediatric unit at Emerson Hospital with face painting, raffles, live music, pony rides, and more.
Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival - Cambridge
Three stages for performances, inflatables, and an instrument petting zoo make this festival one not to be missed.
Smithsonian Museum Day - National
The Smithsonian Magazine sponsors free admission to participating museums. Visit the website to download a free ticket.
Touch a Truck - Waltham
Bring your young truck enthusiasts to The Children's Workshop for a hands-on experience with different vehicles.
Frozen Party - Natick
Drop the kids off at Jam Time in Natick and they can meet the characters from Frozen while you enjoy some time out.
Public Lands Day - National
Entrance fees to many national parks are waived today.
Nature Drawing - Cambridge
Artist Janet Hobbs teaches a pencil drawing class for people who want to hone their artistic and observational skills.
Firefly Kids Open House - Canton
Experience free kids' yoga classes, face painting, and more at the Firefly Kids Open House.
Baby Brunch - Arlington
Parents of babies under one year are welcome to a special brunch to meet each other and find out about programs at the Robbins Library.
Teen Author Festival - Cambridge
The Cambridge Public Library brings in more than 20 authors of teen fiction for panel discussions on the craft of writing.
ICA Playdate: If you Build It...- Boston
Take a closer look at the architecture and design of the inside-out and upside-down ICA museum building. Then imagine, draw, and build your own small-scale models in the Bank of America Art Lab.
Rockin' with Raptors - Mattapan
Celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Boston Nature Center with live raptors, petting zoo, face painting, and more.
Free Family Artist Day - Lynn
Explore the galleries at the Lynn Museum and do a variety of family friendly art activities.
Relaxation Day - Boston
The Boston Children's Museum hosts a full day of family yoga, massage, sound relaxation, and more.
Sensory Friendly Screenings - Braintree
Come watch Dolphin Tale 2 with lowered volume, lights on, and freedom to move around.
Branching Out Festival - Salem
The Peabody Essex Museum celebrates trees through storytelling, art making, music, artist talks, and more.
Let's Talk About Food Festival - Boston
Learn more about food and healthy food choices through cooking demonstrations, kids' cooking classes, information on edible gardens and more.
Family Drop in Visit - Newtonville
Come to the New Art Center for guided tours and art activities.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28
Alastair Moock - Natick
Alastair Moock performs his family-friendly folk songs at the TCAN center.
Circle the City - Boston
Blue Hill Ave is closed to traffic and open to people for fitness activities, games, and more.
Your First Mud Run - Holyoke
Parents and kids can run this muddy obstacle course together.
Sunday Parkland Games - Cambridge
This is the last weekend of the Parkland games for the season, so come on down and have some fun with hula hoops, lawn toss, and more.
Family Day at the Museum - Chestnut Hill
Enjoy free admission to the Waterworks Museum today along with special family activities.
Unexpected Cabaret - Dorchester
Stars of AIDA pair up with community members, teachers, students, and friends in this all ages musical event.
Tapas and Toe-Tapping - Dorchester
Students from the Conservatory Lab Charter School perform as part of Art Week Boston.
Dolls, Dolls, and More Dolls - Wenham
Bring your favorite doll to the Wenham Museum, meet a doll artisan, and more as part of Trails and Sails.