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Family Fun for the Week of 6/28 - 7/4
Boston Metro

Season Opening Celebration of Frog Pond Spray Fountain - Boston
Frog Pond opens for the summer season on the Boston Common. Enjoy a special visit from official mascot Frog Pond Freddie, entertainment, arts and crafts activities and a children´s entertainer.
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010

Boston Harborfest - Boston
Boston Harborfest is an annual festival that celebrates Boston's maritime and colonial history. Over 200 events daily, including a Children's Day on July 1.
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 - Monday, Jul 5, 2010

Fourth of July Fireworks - Boston/Cambridge Esplanade - Boston
Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a spectacular display of fireworks over the Charles River. This year, Toby Keith, will join maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for Boston´s 37th annual Fourth of July celebration
Sunday, Jul 4, 2010

Charlie Hope Concert at Club Passim - Cambridge
Award winning children's singer Charlie Hope will be performing at Club Passim. Charlie Hope's inaugural album has won two Independent Music Awards, been nominated for a Juno award and been named one of Boston Children's Music''s favorite album's of 2009.
Saturday, Jul 3, 2010

Boston Chowderfest - Boston
Chowder lovers should bring a spoon & a hearty appetite to the Annual Chowderfest at City Hall Plaza. Roving performers provide entertainment.
Monday, Jul 5, 2010

Colonial Children's Faire - Boston
Explore Old South Meeting House and complete numerous Colonial Activities. Play table-top nine-pins, write with a quill pen, complete a scavenger hunt and learn about life for children in colonial Boston.
Thursday, Jul 1, 2010

Willy Claflin Storytelling Concert - Cambridge
Willy Claflin, along with his faithful sidekick Maynard Moose, has won three Parents´ Choice Gold Awards for his storytelling recordings. He just released his newest album, Goat Whisperer, from the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee.
Friday, Jul 2, 2010

BYOB—Bring Your Own Butterfly - Boston
Bring Your Own Butterfly is a symbolic migration program that brings together children of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Every year, children in North America create paper butterflies and send them to the children who live beside the Monarch sanctuaries in the Oyamel region of Mexico.
Sunday, Jul 4, 2010


Find 4th of July Fireworks Near You in Massachusetts - 2010
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you. Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth
Saturday, Jul 3, 2010 - Monday, Jul 5, 2010

Fr-ee Fun Fridays 2010
The Fun Fridays program invites you to visit a designated museum or attraction over ten Fridays this summer. Please note that you do not need to register or obtain a ticket. Just show up and enjoy
Every Friday from Jun 25, 2010 - Sep 3, 2010

North Suburbs

Master Sandsculpting Competition Viewing - Hampton Beach
The sand castles have been created - and the awards have been presented. But there is still time to see these sand masterpieces in person. The event is lighted for nightly viewing thru June 30.
Now thru June 30, 2010

Marblehead Arts Festival Days - Marblehead
The Marblehead Arts Festival will be held at various locations in town. Exhibits and concerts will be part of the fun. Highlights include the Street Festival, Sand Sculpture Competition, and Kite Festival.
Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 - Monday, Jul 5, 2010

Danvers Fireworks Festival - Danvers
Enjoy an afternoon of fun, including a stage show with CJ Chris Culkeen, a capella singers, and more. Bring your blankets and chairs and come down for music, dancing, fun, food, games and rides for the kids. The evening caps off with a spectacular fireworks display.
Saturday, Jul 3, 2010

Judy Pancoast and the Groovy Dudes - Winchester
Judy Pancoast and the Groovy Dudes make their New England debut Attend this interactive live musical concert guaranteed to keep your kids' toes tapping
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010

Race Car Rally - Wenham
Hot Wheels and Matchbox car fans start your engines. Pre-register your car for a racing heat in this fun high-speed race-off. Races throughout the afternoon.
Tuesday, Jun 29, 2010

Teddy Bear Picnic - North Andover
Smolak Farms Presents the Annual Teddy Bear Picnic Featuring Fun and Games for Kids of All Ages. Spend the afternoon lunching outside on blankets, singing and laughing with new friends and making arts and crafts.
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010

Wilmington´s Fun on the Fourth - Wilmington
The Fair will feature more thrilling rides, games, and all your favorite fair food. Gigantic Fireworks display Sat. July 3.
Monday, Jun 28, 2010 - Sunday, Jul 4, 2010

South Suburbs

Golden Dragon Acrobats - Hyannis
The Golden Dragon Acrobats are world-class performers, transforming 2,000 years of Chinese tradition into an awe-inspiring display of talent and grace. From death-defying pole drops to masterful juggling, from men perched a top a 30-foot stack of chairs to stunning displays of muscular martial artists, they are utterly astounding.
Friday, Jul 2, 2010

Brockton Fair - Brockton
One of America's oldest and finest country fairs Rides, Midway, Live Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Magic Show, Fireworks & more.
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010

New Bedford Summerfest - New Bedford
This two-day event celebrates the rich maritime heritage in the Whaling National Park and historic waterfront of New Bedford. One of many fun seaside festivals of the summer.
Saturday, Jul 3, 2010 - Sunday, Jul 4, 2010

Plymouth's Fourth of July Festivities & Firworks - Plymouth
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade in Plymouth, and delightful waterfront concert followed by spectacular fireworks.
Sunday, Jul 4, 2010

Brockton Fair - Brockton
The Annual Brockton Fair returns and its bigger and better than ever with over 100 rides, games & attractions. With all the fr-ee shows, spectacular firework displays and money saving discount ride promotions makes this years fair a great family value.
Friday, Jul 2, 2010 - Sunday, Jul 11, 2010

Pond Catamaran Adventure: Green Briar Nature Center - Sandwich
Parents can join their children in our canoe-catamaran out on the pond at Green Briar Nature Center. All canoe-related equipment and nets provided.
Every Monday from Jun 28, 2010 - Aug 30, 2010

West Suburbs

Framingham Summer Concerts on the Edgell Green - Framingham
Enjoy an evening of great music with family and neighbors, features a dance floor for the kids, food vendors, raffles and more. Special concert/movie night on the 3rd.
Friday, July 2 & Saturday July 3, 2010

Sudbury 4th of July Parade - Sudbury
Come out and enjoy Sudbury's Annual 4th of July Parade celebrating our Country's Independence. All are welcome to come and watch one of the areas best family-friendly parades.
Sunday, Jul 4, 2010

Independence Day Celebration: Robbins Farm Park - Arlington
Enjoy musical entertainment from the John Penny Band (starting at 7:00), refreshments, and the Boston Pops Orchestra and Fireworks on the giant screen (fireworks start at 10:30). The event is free and open to all.
Sunday, Jul 4, 2010

Acton's 275th Anniversary and Independence Day Fireworks - Acton
Celebrate Acton's 275th Anniversary at NARA Park. A fun family filled day beginning at noon and concluding with a large fireworks display
Saturday, Jul 3, 2010

Happy Birthday USA Family DAy - Weston
Celebrate Independence Day with postage stamps. Stamp games and puzzles, arts and crafts with stamps, make a stamp mosaic of the American Flag. Fr-ee popcorn, lemonade and stamps.Picnic on the lawn. Exhibits of Patriotic stamps.
Sunday, Jul 4, 2010

Newton July 4th Celebration - Kids Morning & Fireworks - Newton
Kids' activities and parades. Fr-ee ice cream. Grande Pet parade, Teddy Bear Parade, Decorated Doll Carriage Promenade, and foot races. Fr-ee ice cream, candy and drinks. Sponsored by Cabot's Ice Cream, Trader Joe's and the Newton Centre Women's Club.
Sunday, Jul 4, 2010

Fr-ee Grounds Tour of Gore Place - Waltham
Gore Place, the 45-acre Governor Gore estate in Waltham, will offer fr-ee tours of the grounds during July as part of Historic Waltham Month. Those wishing to take the tour should meet in the 1793 Carriage House at Gore Place.
Friday, Jul 2, 2010 - Saturday, Jul 10, 2010

Rhode Island

Waterfire Providence - Rhode Island
WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence.
Saturday, May 29, 2010 - Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010

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