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    25+ Great Things to Do This Weekend in and Around Boston

    It’s Patriots’ Day weekend here in Boston and there’s plenty of fun happening in and around the city. Patriots’ Day 2019 celebrates the 244th Anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord with an entire weekend filled with parades, reenactments and commemorative ceremonies. Plus, there’s Boston Marathon fun, the opening of the Swan Boats and a whole lot more. Check out our weekend picks: 

    Friday, April 12

    2019 Boston Marathon Expo

    It’s Marathon Weekend, and whether you’re a runner or a spectator, you’re sure to enjoy the 2019 Boston Marathon Expo. With more than 200 exhibitors, the Boston Marathon Expo is recognized as the running industry’s premier expo for new products and services. Free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., John B. Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston 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. (an autism friendly performance) and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody.

    Ride the Greenway Carousel

    The Greenway Carousel is open for the season. Grab the kiddos and head to the Greenway for a ride on this one-of-a-kind carousel outfitted with animals native to Boston. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern 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 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Revere Spring Carnival

    The Revere Spring Carnival returns through April 14, featuring rides, games and food. 6-10 p.m., Showcase Cinemas, Rte. 60, Revere.

    The Prince Experience

    You don’t want to miss this musical experience – a sensory journey of innovation, artistry and imagination set to the soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons. Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the Planetarium, The Prince Experience redefines nightlife in Boston, fusing the sounds of one of pop history's most beloved artists with stunning, inventive visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome. For ages 18+. 7:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston.

    “A Bronx Tale”

    Broadway in Boston brings the streetwise “A Bronx Tale” to the stage at the Boston Opera House. Tickets start at $ 40. 8 p.m. Citizens Bank Opera House 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Saturday, April 13

    2019 Boston Marathon Expo

    It’s Marathon Weekend, and whether you’re a runner or a spectator, you’re sure to enjoy the 2019 Boston Marathon Expo. With more than 200 exhibitors, the Boston Marathon Expo is recognized as the running industry’s premier expo for new products and services. Free. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., John B. Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston.

    Easter Egg Festival

    Head to Milton’s Cunningham park for the 20th Annual Easter Egg Festival. Enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, egg decorating and an egg hunt (weather permitting). For ages 2-6. $5 per child or $10 per family. 9-11 a.m. Cunningham Park, 75 Edge Hill Road, Milton.

    Patriots’ Day 2019: Junior Ranger Day at Minute Man National Historical Park

    Earn your Junior Ranger badge today at Junior Ranger Day at Minute Man National Historical Park. Pick up your very own Junior Ranger Booklet. This is a fun way to learn and explore Minute Man National Historical Park while completing the pages in the booklet. When you are finished, show your work to a Ranger to earn your new badge. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Receive your badge and take your oath at 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Minute Man Visitor Center, Rte. 2A, Lexington.

    Boston’s Swan Boats Return

    Celebrate spring with the return of the Swan Boats opening today at 10 a.m. Head on down to the Boston Common for this annual tradition. The Swan Boats are open daily weather permitting from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $4 for adults, $2.50 for children 2 to 15 (free for children under 2) and $3.50 for seniors.

    Ride the Greenway Carousel

    The Greenway Carousel is open for the season. Grab the kiddos and head to the Greenway for a ride on this one-of-a-kind carousel outfitted with animals native to Boston. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 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 today at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody.

    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 $49. Performances today at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:20 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Patriots’ Day 2019: Battle Road: “Parker’s Revenge” Battle Demonstration

    Watch as a procession of civilian evacuees fleeing their homes before the fighting begins, followed immediately by a battle demonstration as hundreds of British and colonial reenactors engage in a tactical weapons’ demonstration with musket firing and fast-paced battle action along a stretch of the actual Battle Road of 1775. Park staff will be on hand to direct you to parking and viewing areas. 12:45 p.m., Battle Road Trail behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Lexington.

    Revere Spring Carnival

    The Revere Spring Carnival returns through April 14, featuring rides, games and food. 1-10 p.m., Showcase Cinemas, Rte. 60, Revere.

    “A Bronx Tale”

    Broadway in Boston brings the streetwise “A Bronx Tale” to the stage at the Boston Opera House. Tickets start at $ 40. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Citizens Bank Opera House 539 Washington 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.

    The Prince Experience

    You don’t want to miss this musical experience – a sensory journey of innovation, artistry and imagination set to the soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons. Using the cutting-edge capabilities of the Planetarium, The Prince Experience redefines nightlife in Boston, fusing the sounds of one of pop history's most beloved artists with stunning, inventive visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome. For ages 18+. 7:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston, 1 Science Park, Boston. 

    Sunday, April 14 

    2019 Boston Marathon Expo

    It’s Marathon Weekend, and whether you’re a runner or a spectator, you’re sure to enjoy the 2019 Boston Marathon Expo. With more than 200 exhibitors, the Boston Marathon Expo is recognized as the running industry’s premier expo for new products and services. Free. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., John B. Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston.

    Harpoon Brunch

    Enjoy brunch at the Harpoon Beer Hall featuring their new brunch pretzels. Made to order andon a first-come, first-served basis, $10 gets you one brunch pretzel with two dipping sauces. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., 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 today at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. North Shore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody.

    Ride the Greenway Carousel

    The Greenway Carousel is open for the season. Grab the kiddos and head to the Greenway for a ride on this one-of-a-kind carousel outfitted with animals native to Boston. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston. 

    Harpoon Brewery Tours

    Guided tours take place daily at Harpoon Brewery, giving visitors an up close and personal view of the brewing process. As part of the tour, visitors 21 and over will enjoy a range of freshly-brewed Harpoon and UFO beers. Tours last approximately one hour. Tickets are $5 and only available the day of the tour and can only be purchased in person. 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Spring on the Lawn: Annual Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration

    Celebrate spring and have some fun at this Annual Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration in Jamaica Plain. Enjoy some ice cream, activities, snacks and a photo with the Easter Bunny before joining your group for the egg hung and be sure to swing by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts at 10:30 for their egg decorating event. 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Loring Greenough House, 12 South St., Boston.

    Patriots’ Day 2019: "Warlike Preparations" and the Search of the Barrett Property

    This Patriots’ Day weekend, visit the home of Colonel James Barrett and his family to learn about the intense military preparations that took place in and around the home in the weeks leading up to the outbreak of war (April 19, 1775). Help make cartridges for the minute men. Keep watch for British soldiers and help hide the military supplies before they arrive. 1-4 p.m. (British soldiers arrive at approximately 3 p.m.) Colonel James Barrett House, 448 Barrett's Mill Road,Concord.

    “A Bronx Tale”

    Broadway in Boston brings the streetwise “A Bronx Tale” to the stage at the Boston Opera House. Tickets start at $ 40. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Citizens Bank Opera House 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Revere Spring Carnival

    The Revere Spring Carnival returns through April 14, featuring rides, games and food. 1-10 p.m., Showcase Cinemas, Rte. 60, Revere.

    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.