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    30 Great Ways to Have Fun This Weekend in and Around Boston
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    Another weekend is finally here and there is no shortage of fun ways to spend it! From the 152nd Marshfield Fair to a movie on Boston Harbor, the 109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast, the Cambridge Food Truck Festival and a whole lot more – check out our picks for your weekend of fun!

    Friday, Aug. 16 

    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 John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, the Berkshire Theatre Group, the Cahoon Museum of American Art, Discovery Museums, Fruitlands Museum, the Fuller Craft Museum, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, the Paragon Carousel, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the USS Constitution Museum.

    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.

    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.

    109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast

    The 109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast kicks off tonight with the procession of La Madonna Del Soccorso to the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the annual blessing of the fishing waters. The feast continues through the weekend and comes to a close with the famous Flight of the Angel. 9 Lewis 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 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 “Ghost”

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

    Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019

    Dierks Bentley is bringing his tour, Burning Man 2019, to Mansfield’s Xfinity Center tonight. Joining him are Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. Tickets start at $34. 7 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 

    Shawn Mendes at TD Garden

    Grammy nominated, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes is bringing his world tour “Shawn Mendes: The Tour” to Boston along with special guest Alessia Cara. Tickets start at $29.50. 7:30 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, 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. 17 

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

    George Strait

    George Strait is coming to Gillette Stadium for one night only with special guest Blake Shelton, along with Cody Johnson and Caitlyn Smith. 5 p.m., Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Pl, Foxborough.

    109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast

    The 109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast kicks off tonight with the procession of La Madonna Del Soccorso to the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the annual blessing of the fishing waters. The feast continues through the weekend and comes to a close with the famous Flight of the Angel. 9 Lewis St., Boston.

    Movies in the Park: “Captain Marvel”

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

    Train and the Goo Goo Dolls

    Catch Train, the Goo Goo Dolls and Allen Stone at the Xfinity Center tonight. Tickets start at $29.50. 7 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield.

    Movie in the Park: “The Greatest Showman”

    Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a “The Greatest Showman” during this free outdoor movie night at Billings Field in West Roxbury. 8-10 p.m., Billings Field, Lagrange St., West Roxbury.

    Sunday, Aug. 18

    Peach Day at Brooksby Farm

    Celebrate Peach Day at Brooksby Farm. Pick your own peaches, enjoy fare from the Vibe Food Truck and beverages from Essex County Brewing, along with peach ice cream, and other peach items for sampling, along with lawn games, hayrides, barn animals and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brooksby Farm, 54 Felton St., Peabody. 

    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.

    Cambridge Food Truck Festival

    Visit the second annual Cambridge Food Truck Festival today featuring more than 40 of the regin’s top food trucks, along with Notch Biergarten, 90 Plus Cellars Rose Truck and 60 local artists, designers and vintage dealers. Admission is $5 (children under 12 are free). 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 95 Prospect St., Central Square, Cambridge. 

    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 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.

    Fort Point Festival

    The Fort Point Festival returns this year featuring a beer garden, the Taste of Fort Point (15 restaurants offering samples of their food), our Artists Village, a children's activity garden, live outdoor music an more. Tickets are $5 for general entry and $10 day of event. Children under 10 and senior citizens are free. Noon to 5 p.m., 25 Channel Center 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. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Dumpling Festival

    Head over to Backlash Beer Co. this afternoon for its all-you-can-eat Dumpling Festival. Be sure to grab your tickets in advance. 4-7 p.m. Backlash Beer Co., 152 Hampden St., Boston.

    109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast

    The 109th Anniversary of the Fisherman's Feast kicks off tonight with the procession of La Madonna Del Soccorso to the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park for the annual blessing of the fishing waters. The feast continues through the weekend and comes to a close with the famous Flight of the Angel. 9 Lewis St., Boston.