what to do with the kids this weekend: Fri 8/25 – Sun 8/27


The Marshfield Fair runs through Sunday. The fair is open from noon until 10:00 p.m. every day. Cost is $10 per person, kids 6 and younger are admitted for free. Parking on the grounds is $5. For the complete schedule including the 4H, agriculture, music and demolition derby schedules, visit marshfieldfair.org!


The Downtown Brockton Arts & Music Festival is a wonderful weekend of food, music, artwork, craft vendors and children’s activities. Celebrating their second anniversary in their new home at the Stacy Adams Cultural Arts Building on Dover Street, the festival begins with an open house in Gallery Thirty Three Friday afternoon and a will close with a Drummers Circle and Musical Jam Session in the Gallery late Sunday evening August 27th.  On Saturday and Sunday the kids can enjoy art tables, Frisbee games, cool bubblies and kool kites. Different museums will be open during the weekend and music can be found all weekend long. The complete schedule is here: http://brocktonarts.org


The Paragon Carousel Summer Hours run Sunday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Hours on Friday, June 9 are 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday June 10 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Friday, August 25, 2017:

The Town of Scituate Department of Public Works is having our annual Truck Day today from 9:00 to 12:00. It is a chance for children young and old to get a close look at the equipment used by the Public Grounds, Highway, Water & Sewer Departments. The event will be held on the lawn in front of the Town Hall at 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway. Members of the Department of Public Works will be on hand to answer any questions about the equipment. This is a free event with snacks.

Friday morning story time at the Paragon Carousel in Hull takes place today at 10:30 a.m. Today’s character: Belle! 

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program ends today! And today you can visit, for free admission, Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park – you can take a free ferry to two islands: George’s Island (with historic Fort Warren, Build a Fort, kids crafts and ranger-guided tours) and Spectacle Island (with a life-guard supervised beach, music, yoga and hiking trails). Free tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. Other free venues today include the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, Heritage Museum in Sandwich and Plimoth Plantation!  For the complete list visit http://www.highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays-august-25-2017


Saturday, August 26, 2017:

Family Fun Days on Duxbury Beach take place from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Today you’ll learn about kites and the science of flight. This free program is suitable for kids of all ages. You’ll build a few simple kites with teacher naturalist Doug Lowry as you explore the science of flight. What are the remarkable adaptions birds have developed in order to take flight? All programs at the beach meet in the lot on the ocean side of the Powder Point Bridge. Let the harbormaster know you are attending the Mass Audubon program. Non-residents are permitted to use the lot while attending the program. Learn more http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:program_code=54381  


 Sunday, August 27, 2017:

The 4th annual Chalk-Full-O-Fun Onset Street Painting Festival on the sidewalks surrounding the Onset Band Shell is today, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Express yourself with chalk art at this hugely popular annual family event. $5 registration fee includes supplies. Live music from noon until 4:00 p.m. along with a juried craft fair. Or just take in the artist’s work or play an outdoor game or two like Jenga, bean bag toss, or Yardzee. For details follow the Onset Bay Association’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/onsetbayassoc/



Upcoming & Ongoing Ideas

Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Children under 12 are admitted for free and everyone is admitted for free Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is free for Brockton residents! www.fullercraft.org 


The Children’s Museum in Boston costs $1 to enter Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! Current exhibits include Explore-a-Saurus where you can assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. You can touch and measure a fossil footprint and learn what clues it gives about a dinosaur’s size. You can manipulate a full-size model and learn how they moved and rearrange bone puzzles to learn about dinosaur anatomy. Learn more HERE. http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/explore%E2%80%A2a%E2%80%A2saurus  


Check out the fun events & activities at the Boston Museum of Science: www.mos.org.


Visit the New England Aquarium: www.neaq.org.

Check out the Teddy Bear Picnic at the historic Winslow House on Friday July 28th at 10:30 a.m. It’s a colonial build-a-bear. Children will make their own teddy bear to take home and keep forever. There will be games, tasty treats and a celebration of summer. Please call 781-837-5753 or email info@winslowhouse.org and give your name and the number of children you are registering. $10 per child. Reservations required. 



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