25+ Great Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in and Around Boston - NBC10 Boston

25+ Great Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in and Around Boston

Find NBC Boston in your area

Channel 10 on most providers

Channel 15, 60 and 8 Over the Air

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    25+ Great Things to Do Memorial Day Weekend in and Around Boston
    Getty Images
    From left, Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott and Tame Impala have been announced as the headliners of the 2019 Boston Calling music festival.

    The unofficial start of summer is here with the long Memorial Day weekend. Kick off summer with these two dozen plus events sure to keep the entire family entertained. From fun on The Lawn on D to the Boston Calling Music Festival, City Winery on the Greenway and more, we’ve gathered our picks for a great weekend ahead:

    Friday, May 24 

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    TGIF at The Lawn on D

    Celebrate the end of the week at The Lawn on D. Play, enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston. 

    Boston Calling Music Festival

    The 10th Boston Calling Music Festival happens all weekend long featuring more than 50 bands including major headliners and local performers, along with more than two dozen food vendors, plus 100-foot Ferris wheel, life-sized lawn games and art installations. 2:30-11 p.m., Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston.

    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 $35. Performances today at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Sinbad at The Wilbur

    Actor and comedian Sinbad takes the stage tonight at the Wilbur for one night only. Tickets are $39. 7:30 p.m., The Wilbur, 246 Tremont 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 25 

    Southie Saturday

    Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games at The Lawn on D. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music on the lawn from Felix Brown at 6 p.m.., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    LEGO City: Report for Duty Event

    The police chief needs a hero and it’s you at the LEGO City Report for Duty event. Activities include: build your own police badge, build your own police car to chase down the bad guys and take your helicopter on a test flight, plus enjoy a costume character meet and greets, other interactive themed activities and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville.

    Snow Leopard Cub Birthday

    The Stone Zoo Snow Leopards Naphisa and Pandora are turning one. Come watch them enjoy their special treat, sign their card and enjoy a piece of cake and also learn all about them during zookeeper encounters and more. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. 

    Greenway Open Market

    The Greenway Open Market is back 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.

    Boston Calling Music Festival

    The 10th Boston Calling Music Festival happens all weekend long featuring more than 50 bands including major headliners and local performers, along with more than two dozen food vendors, plus 100-foot Ferris wheel, life-sized lawn games and art installations. Noon to 11 p.m., Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston. 

    City Winery on The Greenway

    City Winery Boston and the Greenway Conservancy bring City Winery on The Greenway to Dewey Square this summer. This downtown open-air wine garden will feature wine by City Winery Boston, along with beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Head down today from 1-9 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston.

    Chocolate Tour of Harvard Square

    Join Off the Beaten Path Food Tours for a 90 minute chocolate tour of Harvard Square where you’ll hear interesting stories about the area, learn some fun facts about chocolate and sample some of what they say is the best and most interesting chocolaty treats around. Tickets are $35. Tours today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Harvard Square, Cambridge. 

    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 $35. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

    Once Upon a Time: Stories at the Symphony

    Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on a musical journey including Jim Beckel’s new multimedia work From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond, and some selections by musical storytellers John Williams and Aaron Copland. Tickets start at $30. 3 p.m., Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., 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.

    Sunday, May 26 

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    SoWa Open Market

    The award-winning SoWa Open Market is back for its 16th season. Stop by and enjoy Boston's largest celebration of local art, food and music. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., SoWa Boston, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston.

    LEGO City: Report for Duty Event

    The police chief needs a hero and it’s you at the LEGO City Report for Duty event. Activities include: build your own police badge, build your own police car to chase down the bad guys and take your helicopter on a test flight, plus enjoy a costume character meet and greets, other interactive themed activities and more. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville.

    City Winery on The Greenway

    City Winery Boston and the Greenway Conservancy bring City Winery on The Greenway to Dewey Square this summer. This downtown open-air wine garden will feature wine by City Winery Boston, along with beer and cider from Harpoon Brewery. Head down today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston.

    Sunday Funday

    Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games during Sunday Funday at The Lawn on D. Noon to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music at 6 p.m with Wolfpack. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Boston Calling Music Festival

    The 10th Boston Calling Music Festival happens all weekend long featuring more than 50 bands including major headliners and local performers, along with more than two dozen food vendors, plus 100-foot Ferris wheel, life-sized lawn games and art installations. Noon to 11 p.m., Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston.

    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 $35. 2 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Monday, May 27

    Memorial Day Open House at MFA Boston

    Enjoy free admission Memorial Day at the MFA Boston for a cultural celebration for the entire family.Enjoy activities inspired by “Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular.” Enjoy a musical performance with Zaira Meneses and her band Son Jarocho, catch an interactive bilingual performance for families, take a tour and join in on art making and hula hooping. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.

    Free Admission at Institute of Contemporary Art

    The ICA is offering free admission today to both the ICA and the ICA Watershed. It’s also the closing day of Huma Bhabha: They Live, so you can see a collection of short sci-fi films from recent years, inspired by themes in the exhibition and curated by the Boston Underground Film Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston.

    LEGO City: Report for Duty Event

    The police chief needs a hero and it’s you at the LEGO City Report for Duty event. Activities include: build your own police badge, build your own police car to chase down the bad guys and take your helicopter on a test flight, plus enjoy a costume character meet and greets, other interactive themed activities and more. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 598 Assembly Row, Somerville. 

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    Memorial Day Special Hours at The Lawn on D

    Head down to The Lawn on D to play in their yard and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games today. 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.