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    35+ Great Ways to Have Fun This Weekend in and Around Boston
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    The weekend is finally here and there’s plenty of fun for the entire family from Highland Street Foundation’s Fun Free Friday admissions to a city dance party, Gloucester's St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival and everything in between. Check out our weekend picks:

    Friday, June 28 

    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 Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Cape Ann Museum, Clark Art Institute, MIT Museum, Nichols House Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, Plimoth Plantation, The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home, Wenham Museum and the Worcester Art Museum.

    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. Enjoy live music from Swipe Right at 6 p.m. The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston. 

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 500 Boylston 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. Noon to 6 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., 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.

    St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival

    St. Peter's Fiesta is a five-day festival (June 26-30) honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester. Events include a carnival, the Greasy Pole contest, Seine Boat races parades and ending with the Blessing of the Fleet Mass on Sunday. 4:45-11:30 p.m., Gloucester.

    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.

    City Dance Party

    Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors in front of Cambridge City Hall for the city’s annual Dance Party, all free and open to the public. 7-11 p.m., Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Boston.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Movie Fridays

    Friday is movie night during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy “Casablanca” on the big screen for your waterfront entertainment. The movie starts at dusk, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, 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 $35. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

    Cirque Du Soleil returns to Boston with Corteo. When the clown Mauro passes away, his spirit is still with us and instead of mourning the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Tickets start at $75. 7:30 p.m. Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave. Boston.

    Miss Saigon at the Opera House

    Catch at performance of the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House tonight. Tickets start at $20. 8 p.m., Citizen’s Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 

    New Kids on the Block at TD Garden

    The New Kids on the Block are coming to Boston as part of its 2019 The MixTape Tour bringing with them special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Tickets start at $29.95. 8 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, June 29

    Southie Saturday

    Come play in and enjoy great food, drinks and lawn games at The Lawn on D. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music on the lawn from Rebels / Joshua Tree at 6 p.m.., The Lawn on D, 420 D St., Boston.

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival

    St. Peter's Fiesta is a five-day festival (June 26-30) honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester. Events include a carnival, the Greasy Pole contest, Seine Boat races parades and ending with the Blessing of the Fleet Mass on Sunday. 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Gloucester. 

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Boston Harbor Lighthouse Tour

    Enjoy the history of the Boston Harbor lighthouses on a narrated, two-hour cruise This that sails past Long Island Light, Graves Light and Boston Light, America's oldest light station. Tickets are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors/students/military and $25 for children. Toddlers are free. Tours today at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tours depart from the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose Kennedy Greenway (across from the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel.

    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.

    Miss Saigon at the Opera House

    Catch at performance of the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House tonight. Tickets start at $20. Performances today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Citizen’s Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

    Cirque Du Soleil returns to Boston with Corteo. When the clown Mauro passes away, his spirit is still with us and instead of mourning the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Tickets start at $75. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Ave. Boston.

    Frank: The Man. The Music

    Frank Sinatra tribute “Frank: The Man. The Music” is bringing his Las Vegas production and 32-piece orchestra to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion Saturday, June 29. Tickets start at $29.50. 8 p.m., Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 

    New Kids on the Block at TD Garden

    The New Kids on the Block are coming to Boston as part of its 2019 The MixTape Tour bringing with them special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature. Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29. Tickets start at $29.95. 8 p.m., TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston.

    Sunday, June 30 

    HAPPY PLACE Boston

    Head to HAPPY PLACE and experience larger than life size installations, multi-sensory immersive rooms and dozens of moments curated to Capture Your Happy. Tickets are $20-$30. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 500 Boylston St., Boston.

    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.

    St. Peter’s Fiesta Festival

    St. Peter's Fiesta is a five-day festival (June 26-30) honoring the patron saint of the fisherman St. Peter. The festival is put on by the Italian American community of Gloucester. Events include a carnival, the Greasy Pole contest, Seine Boat races parades and ending with the Blessing of the Fleet Mass on Sunday. 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Gloucester.

    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. 

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Miss Saigon at the Opera House

    Catch at performance of the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon at the Boston Opera House tonight. Tickets start at $20. Performances today at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Citizen’s Bank Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston.

    Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo

    Cirque Du Soleil returns to Boston with Corteo. When the clown Mauro passes away, his spirit is still with us and instead of mourning the here and hereafter with laughter and exuberance. Tickets start at $75. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth 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 $40. 5 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.