Outdoor Recreation

Things to do This Weekend

Looking for something to do in Massachusetts this weekend? Here are some highlights across the state.

This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day in the United States. Many of us will take a moment to thank the special caregivers in our lives who offer us their love, kindness, and support. Taking them out to celebrate? Our slate of programs can set the stage for a fun-filled day for the entire family. Check out our many BBQ’s and picnics, featuring live music, pizza, beer, and more. 

Start off the weekend with a fresh dose of fun! At The FARM Institute on Martha’s Vineyard, head to a free Barnyard Buddies program sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard Community Services. Spend an hour exploring the farm through three different stations including visiting with our animals and exploring the Friendship Garden.  

In the city? The garden gates open in Boston’s South End for our annual South End Tour in Boston. This always-popular neighborhood event provides an opportunity to explore some of the South End’s most spectacular private outdoor spaces, many of which are open to the public only on the day of this tour. All proceeds support our gardens and educational programming throughout Boston’s gardens. 

Back by popular demand… a collaboration between Master Beekeeper Pete Fryckman and Powisset’s own Chef Thi, at Powisset Farm in Dover is Let it Bee: A Honey of a Culinary Experience. This class will share the wonders of beekeeping and the flavor profiles of fresh honey combined with a lesson in creating seeded honey for use in the home kitchen.   

Special events for the holiday weekend include the Father’s Day Pizza & BBQ Bash at Appleton Farms in Ipswich & Hamilton and Father’s Day Yoga and Family Yoga at deCordova in Lincoln. 

Looking for some unique Father’s Day gifts? How about a camping trip, summer grill meat share or a Trustees Membership? Don’t forget to check out our online store for local and hand-made gifts, too! 

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