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    60+ Great Summer Fun Events Happening This Week in and Around Boston

    Summer is in full swing, so get out and enjoy these incredible summer events. From outdoor movie nights to summer concerts, the Boston Pizza Festival, the Northeast Food Festival & Balloon Rally Expo and more we’ve gathered our picks for a great week of summer fun ahead. Check them out: 

    Monday, July 8

    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 5 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 306 Northern Ave., Boston. 

    Third Eye Blind/Jimmy Eat World: Summer Gods Tour

    Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World, along with Ra Ra Riot are coming to the Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion tonight for one show only. Tickets start at $95. 7 p.m., Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston 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.

    Cityside Free Comedy Monday Featuring Steve Castillo

    Enjoy free comedy every Monday night at Cityside Bar with some of the best stand-up comics working today, along with frequent, surprise guests. Come join in the fun to see comedians who have performed on Conan, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Sirius XM, HBO and more. Tonight it’s Saturday Night Live’s Steve Castillo. There’s no cover charge, it’s 21 plus and it’s first come, first seated, with standing room available if sold out. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. It’s Cityside Bar, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton.

    Tuesday, July 9

    Storytelling at Faneuil Hall Marketplace

    Head on over to Faneuil Hall Marketplace Tuesday in July and August for storytelling as our favorite professional storytellers perform free shows that are both kid-tested and parent-approved. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Faneuil Hall Marketplace, South Market Street outside Wagamama.

    Boston Public Market At City Hall Plaza

    The Boston Public Market brings area vendors to Boston’s City Hall Plaza every Tuesday and Thursday all summer long. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. City Hall Plaza, Boston.

    Boston Calling Block Party on the Greenway

    Enjoy bands, cocktails, games and more every Thursday night and select Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, Boston.

    Cornhole by Boston Social Sports

    Social Boston Sports brings weekly cornhole leagues to the Greenway Tuesdays and Thursdays all summer long as part of the 2019 Greenway Fitness Season. 5:45-7:45 p.m., The Greenway at Atlantic Avenue and India Street, Boston.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Pop-Soul Tuesdays

    Tuesdays are all about pop and soul during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of Steve Memmolo & Classic Yellow Band for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    Free Comedy Night at McGreevy’s Boston

    Enjoy a free comedy night featuring some of the best stand-up comics in the Northeast at McGreevy’s Boston every Monday and Tuesday. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s a 21 plus show. McGreevy’s Boston, 911 Boylston St.

    Peter Frampton FINALE: The Farewell Tour

    Peter Frampton brings his FINALE: The Farewell Tour to Boston’s Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion tonight, along with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Tickets start at $66. 7:30 p.m., Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston.

    Trivia Tuesdays at Dorchester Brewing Company

    On Tuesday nights, head on over to Dorchester Brewing Company for Trivia night by Stump! Test your knowledge and have some fun. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dorchester Brewing Company, 1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester.

    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.

    Wednesday, July 10

    Collaborative Art

    Head over to this all-ages event to contribute to a new group making activity each week. 1-2 p.m., Faneuil, Hall Marketplace, 4 South Market building, 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.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Rat Pack Wednesdays

    Wednesday’s are all about the Rat Pack during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of Patrick Tobin for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

    blink-182 and Lil Wayne

    blink-182 and Lil Wayne are bringing their 2019 North American Tour to Mansfield tonight. Tickets start at $37.50. 7 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 South Main St., Mansfield. 

    Better Than Ezra at Paradise Rock Club

    Better Than Ezra takes the stage tonight with Brett Newski & the No Tomorrow at the Paradise Rock Club for an 18+ event. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $28. Paradise Rock Club, 967-969 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 $45. 7:30 p.m., Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St., Boston.

    Thursday, July 11

    Boston Public Market At City Hall Plaza

    The Boston Public Market brings area vendors to Boston’s City Hall Plaza every Tuesday and Thursday all summer long. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. City Hall Plaza, 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.

    Boston Calling Block Party on the Greenway

    Enjoy bands, cocktails, games and more every Thursday night and select Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Dewey Square, Boston.

    Greenway Play Session

    Enjoy some free play in Chin Park complete with books, games and more. 5-7 p.m., Rose Kennedy Greenway, Chinatown Park, John F. Fitzgerald Surface Road, Boston. 

    Cornhole by Boston Social Sports

    Social Boston Sports brings weekly cornhole leagues to the Greenway Tuesdays and Thursdays all summer long as part of the 2019 Greenway Fitness Season. 5:45-7:45 p.m., The Greenway at Atlantic Avenue and India Street, Boston.

    Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Entertainment Series: Blues Thursdays

    Thursdays are all about the Blues during the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City concert series. Tonight enjoy the music of Greg Burroughs for your live waterfront entertainment. 6-10 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 

    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. 

    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.

    Friday, July 12 

    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.