This just in: Beach Boys, Free Zoo, Davis Farmland, Outdoor movies in Chelmsford & Boston.


Some late-breaking news.

Beach Boys play the Esplanade for a Free Concert Saturday in Boston.

Two new summer outdoor movies series have been added: Chelmsford, Fridays, And Prudential Center, Saturdays,

The Carnival Project is an art show where all the art is games! Seems to be interactive!! Saturday, 7pm, free, Fitchburg, MA.

Davis Farmland is fun anytime, but this weekend they’re having their “olympics”, so plenty of fun games for kids, as well as the usual petting zoo, hay rides, and water spray park. 145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA. Sat & Sun.

Franklin Park Zoo is free this Friday (tomorrow). 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA. 617-541-5466.

I would not normally list the Manchester Arts Festival this Saturday (too small & commercial, about 80 artists on the street selling). However!! They do have two live music stages, and my favorite beach, the Singing Beach is nearby, and it’s MBTA accessible!! So give it a shot!

Just a reminder, you can download my whole spreadsheet on recurring activies (like beaches, amusement parks, and where to go hiking or waterskiing) at