This just in: Architectural Festival & Tours, Fireworks, Balloon rides, Free Zoo Day

Here’s a last-minute update! Also I hear that the campfire / overnight in NARA Park has been cancelled for lack of interest.

Do me a favor? I could use feedback about the new Wheel Questions website. I haven’t heard much from visitors and I’m wondering if there’s something awkward or wrong with it that needs to be cleaned up, especially the pitch on contributions. The goal is to make the thing self-funding. You can reach me at johnny at


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Common Boston 6/17 – 6/21 Boston Metro
Architectural festival with lots of free tours, including biking and food.
Various, Boston, MA. more
Fathers Day at Franklin Park Zoo, Stone Zoo 6/21 Boston Metro
Free for dads.
1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA.617-541-5466. more
Reading Friends & Family Day & Fireworks 6/20 North Shore
Hot air balloon rides starting at 9am. Festival 11am-3pm, with live music, performers. Then concert 7-9pm and fireworks! Rain date next day.
Birch Meadow Area, Reading, MA.781-944-0575. more
Strawberry Festival @ Smolak Farms 6/20 – 6/28 Northern Mass
Pick your own berries, hay rides, balloon rides (8am-11am).
315 South Bradford Street, North Andover, MA.978-682-6332. more
Endicott Park Day 6/20 North Shore
11am-3pm. Tug of war, rides, pie contest, doll carriage parade, and fireman-style competitions 9am-11am.
Danvers, MA.(978) 777-0001 or 978-335-3484. more
Summer Solstice w/ Libana 6/20 Boston Metro
Off Brattle Street. Not exactly sure what this folk music band has to do with the solstice. Is the performance indoors too?
Cambridge Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA.800-997-7757. more
Agawam Summer Gathering 6/20 North Shore
Native American celebration with singing & a good excuse to visit Ipswich and Crane Beach before the season gets going full tilt.
Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green Street, Ipswich, MA. more


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