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

Summer is quickly wrapping up but before it does, be sure to get out and have some fun. From the Centennial Saint Anthony’s Feast in Boston’s North End to movies under the stars, Dine Out Boston and more, we’ve gathered our picks for some summer weekend fun the entire family will enjoy.

Friday, Aug. 23

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 Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, the Berkshire Museum, Boston Athenaeum, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Emily Dickinson Museum, the Fort Devens Museum, the Freedom Trail Foundation, Heritage Museums & Gardens, the Museum of African American History and the Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium.

Dine Out Boston

Grab some friends and head out to sample area restaurants for lunch or dinner at special prices Aug. 18-23 and Aug. 25-30 during Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston). Find participating restaurants here.

The 152nd Annual Marshfield Fair

The Marshfield Fair returns for its 152nd season through Aug. 25 with amusement rides, games, the annual 4-H competition, arts and crafts vendors, agricultural and horticultural events and more. Noon to 10 p.m., 140 Main St., Marshfield.

The Centennial Saint Anthony's Feast

Celebrate 100 years of faith, family, community and tradition at the Centennial Saint Anthony’s Feast in Boston’s North End all Weekend long. Enjoy entertainment, culinary demonstrations, religious services and the Grand Procession featuring 10 marching bands and a few surprises. Noon to 10 p.m., Boston’s North End.

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.

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.

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. Enjoy live music from Swipe Right from 6-10 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 “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Friday is movie night during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 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, Aug. 24

The Centennial Saint Anthony's Feast

Celebrate 100 years of faith, family, community and tradition at the Centennial Saint Anthony’s Feast in Boston’s North End all Weekend long. Enjoy entertainment, culinary demonstrations, religious services and the Grand Procession featuring 10 marching bands and a few surprises. 9 a.m. to 11p.m., Boston’s North End.

Teddy Bear Check-Up

Bring your favorite teddy bear for a day of fun at the Stone Zoo. Their trained staff will make sure your teddy bear is healthy for the start of a new school year with a proper physical. After, enjoy bear crafts and activities plus learn more about Bubba and Smoky, the two black bears who call Stone Zoo home. Free with the price of admission. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham.

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.

The 152nd Annual Marshfield Fair

The Marshfield Fair returns for its 152nd season through Aug. 25 with amusement rides, games, the annual 4-H competition, arts and crafts vendors, agricultural and horticultural events and more. Noon to 10 p.m., 140 Main St., Marshfield.

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 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

Movies in the Park: “Dumbo”

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

Sunday, Aug. 25

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.

The Centennial Saint Anthony's Feast

Celebrate 100 years of faith, family, community and tradition at the Centennial Saint Anthony’s Feast in Boston’s North End all Weekend long. Enjoy entertainment, culinary demonstrations, religious services and the Grand Procession featuring 10 marching bands and a few surprises. 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Boston’s North End.

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.

The Great Boston Rib Fest

If you like ribs you don’t want to miss the Great Boston Rib Cookoff in the Tap Room at Dorchester Brewing Company. Taste ribs from some of the best area restaurants. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

Summer Cornhole Classic

Description: Start your Summer Sunday Funday right by joining Boston Ski + Sports Club along with Harpoon and Boston Cornhole at the Lawn on D for their 4th annual cornhole tournament. The tournament is geared toward social cornhole players so it’s fun for all. Plus check out raffle prizes including: Red Sox tickets, Harpoon Swag, free sports leagues and more! $55 registration covers your team of two. Noon to 5 p.m., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston. 

Dine Out Boston

Grab some friends and head out to sample area restaurants for lunch or dinner at special prices Aug. 18-23 and Aug. 25-30 during Dine Out Boston (formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston). Find participating restaurants here

The 152nd Annual Marshfield Fair

The Marshfield Fair returns for its 152nd season through Aug. 25 with amusement rides, games, the annual 4-H competition, arts and crafts vendors, agricultural and horticultural events and more. Noon to 10 p.m., 140 Main St., Marshfield.

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. 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin, along with Chevelle, Three Days Grace, Dorothy and Diamante take the stage at the Xfinity Center. Tickets start at $29.50. 5:30 p.m., Tickets start at $25. Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.

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