It’s the first weekend in August, which means the kids will be back in school soon. But there is still plenty of time to have fun.
We have some ideas to help you get started.
Make a Teddy Bear Picnic Bear
Bear with your kids or grandkids, 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, August 5, at the Falmouth Historical Society, 55 Palmer Ave., Falmouth. Each bear kit comes with a bear, prank, t-shirt, birth certificate, and other cool stuff. Children must be accompanied by an adult (there is no charge for adults). Reservations are required at museumsonthegreen.org/event/teddy-bear-picnic/.
Meet beach creatures at Joppa Flats in Newburyport
Visit live animals in the riverside yard at the Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, August 5. Rotate through the tents to handle tidal pool creatures such as sea urchins and starfish, encounter moon snails and sand beach hermit crabs, and learn about minnows and crabs in salt marsh horseshoe. Visitors may even see hatchlings of praying mantis, monarch caterpillars or American toads.
Registration is required at: https://www.massaudubon.org. Email joppa[email protected] for more information or call 978-462-9998.
Attend a multicultural folk festival in Quincy
Several ethnic groups will perform at the City of Quincy Multicultural Folk Festival, 3-8 p.m., Sunday, August 7, at Hancock Adams Common, Unnamed Road in Quincy. There will be Celtic musicians, Southeast Asian dancers, Chinese dancers, a klezmer band, a polka band, Latin dancers, an oom-pah-pah Oktoberfest band, a Balkan ensemble, music American folk and more. Follow the City of Quincy on Facebook for more performance and food truck details.
Listen to pop music with Kidz Bop
KIDZ BOP is back on the road this summer with an all-new tour, KIDZ BOP LIVE 2022. KIDZ BOP kicks off in the Boston area at 4 p.m., August 7, at Leader Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. Families can sing and dance with the KIDZ BOP Kids – Egan, Layla, Dominic and Camille – as they perform today’s biggest hits on stage, including ‘Good 4 U’ and ‘Dance Monkey’.
There will be tons of cool surprises and fan-favorite Daddy Dance Off, giving dads the chance to show off their best dance moves on stage with a mashup of Y2K hits. For more information, visit kidzbop.com/tour/ or click here for tickets.
Travel back in time to the Redcoats and Rebels event at Old Sturbridge Village
Travel back in time as hundreds of costumed Revolutionary War reenactors set up camp at Old Sturbridge Village, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 6 and 7, at Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. Visitors can explore exhibits, galleries and demonstrations, watch special presentations, chat with costumed historians about daily life in early New England and listen to fife and drum music. They can tour camps, witness skirmishes and recreated battles, and experience the daily life of a Revolutionary War soldier.
On Saturday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there will be a special Twilight camp. In August, up to three children 17 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit osv.org/event/redcoats-and-rebels-2022/.