what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30, 2019


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The Brockton Fair kicks off on Friday, June 28th and runs through Sunday, July 7th. One of America’s oldest fairs returns with thrilling rides, fireworks, demolition derby, live music and more! The daily shows include Sea Lion Splash, a farm petting zoo, Wolves of the Word and Scott’s Future of Magic Show. For details visit http://www.brocktonfair.net/

If you’re making your way into Boston, the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool is open for the summer! https://bostonfrogpond.com/spray-pool/


Friday, June 28

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program kicks off today and Plimoth Plantation is on the list! Free Fun Fridays is a program that includes many museums and cultural venues across Massachusetts who open their doors, for free, each Friday during the summer. Plimoth Plantation is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. today – for free! https://plimoth.org/


Saturday, June 29:

It’s the 46th annual Braintree Day: Independence Day celebration today! The Braintree Stars and Stripes parade will step off at 11:45 a.m. from the parking lot of the RMV, 10 Plain Street, and proceed north on Washington Street and end at the Hollis School, 482 Washington Street. There will be a food truck rodeo at Braintree High School at 4:00 p.m. and a full schedule of entertainment and activities leading up to the fireworks extravaganza at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, June 30th from 6 – 9:30 p.m. http://www.braintrees4th.org


An evening of family fun is in store for you at the annual Halifax Fireworks Celebration today from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. There will be face painting, a bouncy house, a DJ, food vendors and of course the fireworks! Rain date is Sunday, June 30th.  For more info click HERE.


The Alden House in Duxbury invites you to Liberty Pole Day from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. today. Step back in time to experience the life of a soldier during the American Revolution during a military reenactment and living history day on the grounds of the Alden House Historic Site. Re-enactors from Colonel Bailey’s 2nd Massachusetts Regiment, Old Colony Militia and Yarmouth Minutemen will present a day of military drills, tactical demonstrations, craft programs and kids activities. Kids and students admitted for free, cost for adults is $10.  http://www.alden.org/

 The 13th annual Kidsfest & Life’s a Beach Festival at Wollaston Beach is today from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fun for all ages including beach games, inflatables, a dance party and more including the Boston Circus Guild trapeze artists, acrobats and jugglers as well as costumed storytellers, performing pirates, a community art project, Larry the Lobster touch tank and more! This event is free! https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Wollaston-Beach-101951373687/ 

Simultaneously at Cavanaugh Stadium the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center welcomes all for an afternoon of outdoor summer fun and entertainment including arts and crafts, family competitions, a bouncy house, petting zoo and more.


The North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield is hosting their free Saturday Safari Matinee program today: the science of ice cream making…and eating, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.! This program is great for kids 2 and older and while the program is free you do need to register so the staff can prepare adequate supplies. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/north-river/67013-free-saturday-safari-matinee-the-science-of-ice-cream-making-and-eating


Sunday, June 30:

The Art Complex Museum of Duxbury is hosting the first of three summer Japanese Tea Ceremonies today at 2:00 p.m. The ceremonies are hosted in the tea hut situated in a Japanese garden on the museum grounds. Admission is free. If it rains the tea ceremony will move inside the museum. http://www.artcomplex.org/index.html


This evening from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. the place to be is Forge Pond Park in Hanover for the 781 Band for Hanover Park and Recs outdoor summer concert series.


*DON’T FORGET to join WATD at the Brockton Rox baseball game on Monday, July 1st! Monday Night Talk will be broadcasting live from 6:15 – 9:00 p.m. and Rob and Lisa will be competing to see who will be selling the most concessions! We’re celebrating Christmas in July – bring a new and unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and get in to see the game for free!




About Lisa Azizian

Lisa loves sitting by Rob’s side as his official Sidekick on The South Shore’s Morning News!