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20+ Great Ways to Celebrate Spring in and Around Boston This Weekend

Spring is officially here with the reopening and launch of some amazing outdoor events happening throughout Greater Boston. The Lawn on D is kicking off the season with some TGIF fun, a Swing into Spring Event and some Cinco de Mayo fun. And they’re not alone. The Rose Kennedy Greenway this weekend plays host to a spring food truck festival and open markets are open at both the Greenway and SoWa Boston. Plus there’s a whole lot more happening. Check out our picks for the weekend:

Friday, May 3 

TGIF at The Lawn on D

Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games at The Lawn on D opens for the season today. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

The Big Apple Circus

The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. 

ICA First Friday: Spring Fling

Head on over to the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’s First Friday event. Tonight dance away those winter blues and celebrate the start of spring with rosé wine spritzers, DJ Knife, flower crafts, ocean views, contemporary art and an insta-worthy floral installation by Maia Mattson. Free for members, $15 for non-members, 5-9 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston.

SoWa First Fridays

Meet artists, view exhibits and shop as more than 200 artists, galleries, shops and showrooms open their doors to the public tonight for an evening of art, culture and inspiration. 5-9 p.m., 450-460 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts First Fridays

Join the folks at the Museum of Fine Arts tonight and kick off the weekend with fine art, music, signature cocktails, tapas and more. Tickets are $25, seniors and students are $23 and free for members. 6-9:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Astronomy After Hours

Enjoy a free night full of astronomy themed fun. Hope for good weather and small telescopes will be available for a hands-on experience, plus visitors can view the evenings featured astronomical object through the 11” Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope in the Museum’s Gilliland Observatory. 8:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, Gilliland Observatory, 1 Science Park, Boston.

Saturday, May 4 

Sci-Fi Food Weekend 2019

Head to the Boston Museum of Science this weekend for Sci-Fi Food Weekend This year’s theme is Grow Your Food IQ Weekend where you can discover connections between food and science, eet authors and experts in nutrition, food science and more. There will be something for the entire family. $25 for adults, $20 for children and $21 or seniors. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston.

Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival

Kick off spring on The Greenway with your favorite Greenway Food Trucks for the Spring Food Truck Festival presented by Citizens Bank. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Rowes Wharf Plaza at Atlantic Avenue and High Street, Boston.

Greenway Open Market

The Greenway Open Market opens for another season featuring area artists, crafters and independent designers. Explore the parks, stroll tree-lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, grab a bite to eat at a food truck, and shop at this original Boston experience. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Rings Fountain, Milk Street, Boston.

North Shore Princess Expo

More than a dozen princes and princesses will be on hand at the North Shore Princess Expo today for an enchanting adventure. Enjoy a candy bar and coloring station, adult swag bags, child goody bags, story times, photos, a princess & me fashion show and more. Tickets are $5-$35. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 177 Lynnfield St., Lynn.

Princess Day at the Stone Zoo

Ten princesses will be on hand at Princess Day today at the Stone Zoo. And while you’re there enjoy arts and crafts and learn more about the zoo’s amazing animals from their zookeepers. Free with the price of admission. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stone Zoo, 140 Pond St., Stoneham.

The Big Apple Circus

The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody.

Swing Into Spring at The Lawn on D

Swing Into Spring is The Lawn on D’s first family event of the season filled with entertainment for all ages, a live animal show, author readings, a magic show and more! Noon to 11 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

Power Beer Fest

Mass Brewers Guild’s Power Beer Fest comes to the Castle at Park Plaza showcasing more than 60 local breweries under one roof. Tickets are $20-$60. There are two sessions to choose from 1-4:30 p.m. and 6-9:30 p.m. The Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Ave., Boston.

Cinco de Mayo Bar Crawl

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this annual bar crawl with stops at some of Boston’s most spirited watering holes. Tickets are $15. Register between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Ginger Man, 148 State St., Boston. 

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

Sunday, May 5

SoWa Open Market Kick-Off

The award-winning SoWa Open Market returns for its 16th season. Stop by and enjoy Boston's largest celebration of local art, food and music. Celebrate opening day with Fiddlehead Brewing Company taking over the beer garden to pour some exclusive taproom only brews, live music by Elisa Smith and The Tiny Little Lies, the 15th annual SoWa Art Walk, plus Boston’s favorite food trucks and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SoWa Boston, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston.

Cinco de Mayo at The Lawn on D

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Lawn On D with a taco bar and Southie Ritas, along with Mexican-themed entertainment, lawn games and special giveaways. Noon to 10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

The Big Apple Circus

The Circus is in town all through School Vacation Week. Catch the Big Apple Circus with performances all week long at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. Tickets start at $35. Performances at Noon and 4 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. 

The 36th Annual MayFair

Officially kick off spring with the Harvard Square Business Association’s 36th annual MayFair Festival. This year the festival celebrates the 60th anniversary of long-time member, Passim, by featuring performers representing some of the best in folk, Americana and roots music today. Noon to 6 p.m., Harvard Square

Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse

Combining music, technology and comedy, Blue Man Group creates a form of entertainment that can’t be defined, but appeals to people of all ages. Described as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining,” the best way to truly understand what Blue Man Group is, is to see the show yourself. Tickets start at $66. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

Pasta Making Workshop

Learn how to make pasta from scratch with Law of Pasta and this hands-on pasta making workshop led by Chef Avery. $56-$70. 4-6 p.m., The KITCHEN presented by the Trustees, The Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston.

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