School is right around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to have fun. Check out some of the activities happening this weekend.
Enjoy music, games and tell stories with Boston Music Project
Tell stories around the campfire while making s’mores at the Campsite Concert Series sponsored by the Boston Music Project and REI, as part of DCR’s Summer Nights lineup. Also enjoy live music and outdoor games and activities, 6-8:15 p.m., Thursday, August 11 at Magazine Beach, 668 Memorial Drive, Cambridge. The August 11 concert features singer-songwriter Lindsay Foote. Bring a blanket. Register online and reserve a s’mores kit for each guest. For more information, visit bostonmusicproject.org/.
Enjoy an evening on Treasure Island
Have a good time swashbuckling at a pirate-themed party, 6-8 p.m., Friday, August 12, at the YMCA Old Colony, 25 Elm St. in North Easton. The event will include games, crafts, food and fun. Come dressed as your favorite pirate if you like and watch “Muppet Treasure Island” while crafting a treasure chest, building “cannonball catapults”, playing games and eating pizza. Click here for tickets.
Find information at oldcolonyymca.org/locations/easton-branch.
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Make your own flag at the Cape Ann Museum
Visit the studio at the Cape Ann Museum to create your own flag inspired by the American flags displayed at the museum. Come anytime Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the museum, 27 Pleasant St. in Gloucester. Admission is free for Cape Ann residents.
For tickets: capeannmuseum.org/events/second-saturdays-make-your-own-flag/.
Watch the butterflies at Broad Meadow Brook
The 15th Annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, August 13, at the Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road in Worcester. Butterflies fly freely in their natural habitats at Broad Meadow Brook. Festivities include walks and workshops led by naturalists, live caterpillars, children’s activities, garden tours, a plant sale and more. Come in disguise and win a prize.
Info: [email protected]; 508-753-6087; massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broad-meadow-brook.
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Attend the circus
A cast of circus stars and musicians combine contemporary and classic circus elements in this outdoor family event hosted by Stars Above, created by the founders of Hideaway Circus. The show revolves around a day in the life of a traveling family troupe and takes place outdoors. The circus takes place August 12-14 at Eastleigh Farm, 1062 Edmands Road, Framingham. Visit starsabovecircus.com/ for tickets and times.
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Have fun the old-fashioned way at the annual Bolton Fair
The 139th Annual Bolton Fair 2022 will be held August 12-14, with a mid-term preview on August 11, at the Lancaster Showground, 318 Seven Bridge Road, Lancaster. Festivities will include a lumberjack show, demolition derby, children’s farm, livestock shows, bands, fiddlers, acoustic artists, horse and ox pulls and more. For a full schedule and tickets, visit boltonfair.org/.