what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25, 2019



The Marshfield Fair runs through Sunday, August 25th at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. The yearly agricultural fair draws hundreds of competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, agriculture and horticultural events. Visit the website for information on special days and the full schedule of family fun! https://marshfieldfair.org/fair/


Friday, August 23:

The Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays program today includes the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, the Boston Athenaeum, the Freedom Trail, the Buttonwood Park Zoo and many more! http://highlandstreet.org/programs/free-fun-fridays-2019


Princess Storytime at the Paragon Carousel in Hull has returned once again this summer. The carousel opens at 10:00 a.m. and story time starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. rain or shine, this event is free and guests may purchase ride tickets to join the Princess storyteller once the story is over. This week’s reader is Aurora, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty. http://www.paragoncarousel.com/friday-morning-story-time/


Speaking of princesses its family movie night in Nelson Park in Plymouth tonight from 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. It’s free! Tonight take in Tangled. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic. Corn hole, Kan Jam and board games are available. The Snack Shack and bathrooms are open. Jane Kelly of Keyhole Studio and creator of the Fairy Door Trail will lead kiddos in a free craft from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. The movie begins at dusk.



Saturday, August 24:

Family Fun Days on Duxbury Beach, today from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – mud flat limbo with Jacqui Shuster! Explore the mudflats searching for mollusks, crabs and other creatures! Wear your boots as you’re bound to get muddy!  Great for kids of all ages – no fee and no registration required! Meet in the lot on the ocean side of the Powder Point Bridge. Tell the harbormaster you are attending the Mass Audubon program. Non-residents are permitted to use the lot while attending the program. https://www.massaudubon.org/program-catalog/north-river/68364-duxbury-beach-2019-family-fun-day-on-the-beach-mud-flat-limbo-with-jacqui-shuster


The Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and includes crafters, music, a cruise-in car show at the Plimoth Grist Mill from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., a ducky dash race at 4:00 at Brewster Gardens kids FUN zone with games, inflatables and more and food trucks and food vendors along with more than 200 crafters and vendors.  http://www.plymouthwaterfrontfestival.com


During the Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival, Plymouth will also be hosting their first annual Porchfest where porches of downtown homes and businesses will be filled music from noon until 5:00 p.m. From soulful acoustic guitar to joyous a cappella performances the streets will be filled with music! https://www.plymouthbayculture.org/


The Cohasset Chamber of Commerce presents Family Fun Day today from 2 – 6:00 p.m. in Cohasset Village! There will be sidewalk sales, a hayride, food, ice cream, outdoor games, carnival games, dunk tank, arts and crafts, a treasure hunt, bike decorating, face painting and more! https://www.cohassetchamber.org/events/family-fun-festival






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