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    30+ Great Ways to Have Fun This Weekend in and Around Boston
    Northeast Balloon Festival

    Another weekend is here and there are plenty of great ways for the entire family to get out and have some fun! From the Boston Pizza Festival to the Northeast Food Festival & Balloon Rally Expo and everything in between, check out our picks for the weekend:

    Friday, July 12 

    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: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Charles River Watershed Association, Chesterwood, Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River, Gloucester Stage Company, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, the New England Quilt Museum, the Hall at Patriot Place, Smith College Museum of Art and Springfield Museums.

    Game Day on the Greenway

    Join the Yasso Game On! Foundation for its second annual Game Day on the Greenway featuring a bungee run, QB toss, basketball, jump rope and free Yasso. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rowes Wharf Plaza (between Atlantic and High Street). 

    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 Swipe Right 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.

    Northeast Food Festival & Balloon Rally Expo

    Catch balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, and hot air balloon activities happening all weekend long with more than 15 balloons expected. Plus, don’t miss the Northeast Food Festival featuring more than 30 of New England’s top gourmet food trucks, the New England Bacon Eating Contest, top regional performers, amusement rides and games, petting zoo and more. Tickets start at $15. 3-10 p.m., Three County Fairgrounds, 54 Fair St., Northampton.

    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.

    Green River Festival

    The Green River Festival is Western Massachusetts’ signature summer event. For one weekend every July, Greenfield Community College hosts an outrageous celebration of world class music, great local food, beer, and wine, a handmade craft fair, and lots of family games and activities. And it’s all topped off with four hot air balloon launches and a spectacular Saturday night balloon glow. 4-11 p.m., Greenfield Community College, Greenfield.

    The Nantucket Comedy Festival

    Founded in 2007, the Nantucket Comedy Festival is an annual summer event that brings top comedic talent to Nantucket Island as the major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn, an island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket's children. The Nantucket Comedy Festival envisions Nantucket as a community connected by laughter. 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Nantucket.

    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.

    Florida Georgia Line: Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour

    Florida Georgia Line is bringing its Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour to Mansfield’s Xfinity center tonight, along with special guests Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen and Hardy. Tickets start at $86. 7 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.

    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 “Moana”

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

    Mission Hill Free Outdoor Movie Night: “The Incredibles 2”

    Grab the family and catch a free outdoor movie night from King’s Hill Church featuring “The Incredibles 2.” 8-10 p.m., The Tobin Field, 40 Smith St., Boston.

    Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

    Head down to the Pier @ Residence Inn Boston Harbor for a free family fun eve featuring the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Seating will be available, but you can also bring your own chairs and blankets. There will be free popcorn and other refreshments will be available for purchase. 8-11 p.m., Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, 34-44 Charles River Ave. 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 13 

    Northeast Food Festival & Balloon Rally Expo

    Catch balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, and hot air balloon activities happening all weekend long with more than 15 balloons expected. Plus, don’t miss the Northeast Food Festival featuring more than 30 of New England’s top gourmet food trucks, the New England Bacon Eating Contest, top regional performers, amusement rides and games, petting zoo and more. Tickets start at $15. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Three County Fairgrounds, 54 Fair St., Northampton.

    Dorchester Multicultural Day

    Dorchester Multicultural Day features live entertainment, cultural music, dance and fashion, local vendors, food for sale, a community choir, arts area for kids, prizes and more. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Codman Park & Second Church in Dorchester Parking Lot, the corner of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue, Codman Square, Dorchester.

    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.

    Jamaica Plain Porchfest

    Featuring hundreds of performers of all kinds on more than 80 porches, this year’s porch fest is sure to delight. Enjoy storytellers, artists, dancers, theater performers, circus artists, bands and more through the city all day long. Noon to 6 p.m., Jamaica Plain.

    Boston Pizza Festival

    The Boston Pizza Festival returns for its third year, showcasing pizzerians from all over the world, including Boston’s finest. Enjoy live music, pizza acrobats, beer and wine, giveaways and more. Tickets start at $15. Noon to 8 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, 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.

    Green River Festival

    The Green River Festival is Western Massachusetts’ signature summer event. For one weekend every July, Greenfield Community College hosts an outrageous celebration of world class music, great local food, beer, and wine, a handmade craft fair, and lots of family games and activities. And it’s all topped off with four hot air balloon launches and a spectacular Saturday night balloon glow. Noon to 11 p.m., Greenfield Community College, Greenfield.

    Kite Fest with Karen K and the Jitterbugs

    Enjoy a fun-filled, day of kite flying, music, games, crafts and more on Spectacle Island with Karen K and the Jitterbugs. 1-5 p.m., Spectacle Island, 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.

    KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019

    Grab the kiddos because they won’t want to miss when KIDZ BOP Kids bring the KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019 to Mansfield’s Xfinity Center tonight. Tickets start at $25. 6 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.

    The Nantucket Comedy Festival

    Founded in 2007, the Nantucket Comedy Festival is an annual summer event that brings top comedic talent to Nantucket Island as the major fundraiser for Stand Up & Learn, an island-based, year-round comedy education program serving Nantucket's children. The Nantucket Comedy Festival envisions Nantucket as a community connected by laughter. 7 p.m., Nantucket.

    Sunday, July 14

    Northeast Food Festival & Balloon Rally Expo

    Catch balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, and hot air balloon activities happening all weekend long with more than 15 balloons expected. Plus, don’t miss the Northeast Food Festival featuring more than 30 of New England’s top gourmet food trucks, the New England Bacon Eating Contest, top regional performers, amusement rides and games, petting zoo and more. Tickets start at $15. 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Three County Fairgrounds, 54 Fair St., Northampton. 

    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. 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.

    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. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    Boston Pizza Festival

    The Boston Pizza Festival returns for its third year, showcasing pizzerians from all over the world, including Boston’s finest. Enjoy live music, pizza acrobats, beer and wine, giveaways and more. Tickets start at $15. Noon to 8 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, 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. 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., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston. 

    Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour

    Wiz Khalifa’s The Decent Exposure Tour makes a stop in Mansfield along with French Montana, Playboi Carti, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods and DJ Drama. Ticket start at $25. 6 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.