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

    Another weekend is here filled with tons of fun things to do. From the Lowell Folk Festival to the International Sand Sculpting Competition at Revere Beach, the Boston Donut Festival and everything in between, check out our picks for your weekend of fun!

    Friday, July 26

    Fun Free Fridays

    Highland Street Foundation’s Fun Free Fridays offers no-cost admission to some of the most treasured, cultural venues in the state. Today enjoy free admission to: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Commonwealth Museum, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Fitchburg Art Museum, Historic Deerfield, Larz Anderson Auto Museum, the Gardens at Elm Bank (Mass Hort) and the Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum.

    International Sand Sculpting Festival

    It wouldn’t be summer without this festival featuring incredible designs by master sand sculptors from around the world in this international contest. The event also includes live-music, an interactive kids zone, fireworks, amusement rides and a food truck village. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Revere Beach, Revere.

    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. Noon to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music from MB Padfield at 6 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. 2-10 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    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 3:30-10 p.m., Dewey Square, Atlantic Ave, Boston.

    33rd Annual Lowell Folk Festival

    There’s so much to see, eat, hear, do and discover at the Annual Lowell Folk Festival! Celebrating its 33rd year, the festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children’s activities. 6-10 p.m., Lowell.

    Citizens Bank Weekly Cornhole Tournament

    The weekly cornhole tournament, sponsored by Citizens Bank returns for summer.The first eight teams of two will compete for “Lawn Bucks.” All the fun starts at 6:45 p.m.. Sign up for free at the Citizens Bank kiosk starting at 6:30 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D 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 $45. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Movie Fridays “Sleepless in Seattle”

    Friday is movie night during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy “Sleepless in Seattle ” on the big screen for your waterfront entertainment. The movie starts at dusk, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, 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, July 27

    International Sand Sculpting Festival

    It wouldn’t be summer without this festival featuring incredible designs by master sand sculptors from around the world in this international contest. The event also includes live-music, an interactive kids zone, fireworks, amusement rides and a food truck village. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Revere Beach, Revere.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston.

    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.

    33rd Annual Lowell Folk Festival

    There’s so much to see, eat, hear, do and discover at the Annual Lowell Folk Festival! Celebrating its 33rd year, the festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children’s activities. Noon to 10 p.m., Lowell.

    Boston Water Lantern Festival

    Witness the magic of the lanterns as they light up the water at the Boston Water Lantern Festival. Enjoy food trucks and music before the lantern launch. Tickets start at $25. 5-10 p.m., DCR Hatch Memorial Shell at 47 David G Mugar Way, Boston.

    Southie Saturday

    Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games at The Lawn on D. Noon to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music from Hit Play from 6-10 p.m.The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    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.

    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 $45. Performances today at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Movies in the Park

    Grab a blanket, pack some snacks and enjoy free movies under the start at Assembly Row all summer long. Tonight it’s “Bumblebee.” 7 p.m., Sylvester Baxter Park, Assembly Row, Somerville.

    Brad Paisley

    Country 102.5 Presents: Brad Paisley along with special guests Chris Lane and Riley Green. Saturday, July 27. Tickets start at $30. 7:30 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.

    Sunday, July 28

    International Sand Sculpting Festival

    It wouldn’t be summer without this festival featuring incredible designs by master sand sculptors from around the world in this international contest. The event also includes live-music, an interactive kids zone, fireworks, amusement rides and a food truck village. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Revere Beach, Revere.

    SoWa Open Market

    Stop by the award-winning SoWa Open Market 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.

    SoWa Scooptacular with INBOUND Studio

    Head to SoWa Scooptacular today for free ice cream sandwiches from The Cookie Monstah. Plus, Plus, INBOUND will be giving out free community passes to their event while supplies last. 10 a.m. 4 p.m., SoWa Boston, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston.

    Boston Donut Festival

    If you love donuts then you don’t want to miss the Boston Donut Festival. Enjoy treats from your favorite New England donut shops, along with iced coffee and cold beverages, food and ice cream trucks, DJ’s and live music, kids games and entertainment and more. Tickets are $15-$20. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Underground at Ink Block, 90 Traveler St., Boston.

    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. From 6-7 p.m. enjoy live music from Thomas Park. Noon to 11 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    33rd Annual Lowell Folk Festival

    There’s so much to see, eat, hear, do and discover at the Annual Lowell Folk Festival! Celebrating its 33rd year, the festival features five stages of traditional music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children’s activities. Noon to 6 p.m., Lowell.

    Trillium Garden on the Greenway

    The Trillium Garden returns to the Greenway Wednesday through Sunday. Located at the corner of High Street and Atlantic Avenue, the Trillium Garden on the Greenway is Boston's first fully open-air Beer Garden, featuring draft beers by Trillium Brewing Co. and wine by Westport Rivers Winery. Noon to 6 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, 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 $45. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.