5/18 – 5/26: Earthfest, Free Hugs, Soap Box Derby, Bicycle, Helicopter & Car Shows, Star Wars & Ren Faires
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|WBOS Earthfest||5/22||Boston Metro|
|This is well advertised, so not exactly obscure, but is always fun. WBOS will hold a free concert outdoors on the Esplanade! They have one stage for mainstream rock bands, one stage for kids music, and lots of exhibitors. A rain or shine event.
Hatch Shell, Esplanade, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Cambridge Open Studios – Central||5/22 – 5/23||Boston Metro|
|Also earthy is this art walk around Cambridge. Meet interesting artists in their homes or work studios, and buy their art! I mean, AHHT. 12pm-6pm.
Get a map, Cambridge, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Free Hugs Boston||5/22||Boston Metro|
|I’ve seen “Free Hugs” once. It’s basically people with signs giving out hugs to strangers. At first I thought it was about suicide prevention, but it seems to be just about random goddness. 12-4pm.
Downtown Crossing and Park Street, Boston, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Charles River Moonlight Canoe||5/22 – 5/28||Metro West|
|Further up the Charles River, the local canoe rental place has regular night events, for 3 days every full moon. They start this week and go all summer.
Newton Boathouse, Commonwealth Ave., Newton, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|Full Moon Canoe Trip||5/25||Worcester|
|Here’s another night canoe. I’ve never been on one, but I bet it rocks. Bring a light coat. 7:30-9pm.
Hale Reservation, 80 Carby St., Westwood, MA. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
|All American Rhode Island Soap Box Derby||5/22||Rhode Island|
|One step up from canoeing — check this out — an actual soap box derby!! I’ve never seen one. They have a fundraiser dinner, too, with live comedy.
Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI.401-255-1049. see details on the complete Johnny’s List
Bicycle Parade, Mayor Menino’s Bike Fesitval & Bike Week, Cadillac Day @ Larz Anderson Museum, General Aviation Fun Day, Deep Sky Objects, Star Wars Day at the Higgins Armory, NERO Roleplaying Weekend, The Ghosts of Puddle Dock Come to Life, New Hampshire Renaissance Faire & Samhain Celebration, Connecticut Renaissance Faire – Spring, Hammonasset Kite Festival, Culinary Historians of Boston Banquet, Phantom Gourmet Safari, Revels: Pub Sing at Doyle’s Cafe, Belmont Town Day, Brockton Spring Carnival, Braintree Spring Carnival, Haverhill Spring Carnival, BioWatch Scavenger Hunt, Annual Beacon Hill Hidden Gardens Tour, Cape Cod Maritime Days & Chatham Maritime Festival, Motif #1 Days, Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea, Free film about the Conan The Barbarian illustrator, The Lady with All the Answers, Boston Theater Marathon, Brookline Puppet Slam, All Star Story Slam, KISS Concert tickets go on sale, and more.