Our picks for fun things to do in Boston this weekend of July 21 – July 23 include the Bastille Day Block Party, Barbie Blowout Party, Dunkin’ Disco, Girl Gang Craft Salem Summer Craft Fair, and more!
There’s always lots going on in Boston in terms of events and activities. There are fun things to do in Boston for adults and also Things to do in Boston with family. Our weekly round-up brings you the best things to do in Boston this weekend.
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For more on the latest in Boston, check out our Things to Do in Boston this Week and our Things to Do in Boston this Weekend with Family guides. These are also updated every week with the best on entertainment, food & drink, and deals across Greater Boston!
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Things to do in Boston this weekend of July 21, 2023 – Friday
The Caterpillar Lab is coming to the Discovery Museum! Come by to see and learn all about a variety of New England caterpillar species. You can get up close and personal because they’ll be showcased on open-air displays of local plants.
When: Friday, July 21, 2023, 8 pm
Where: Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720
How Much: Free with admission
The Linda Plaut Newton Festival of Arts is back for its eighth year! Get ready for two days of art and music.
There’s something for everyone that will give them a bit of color and vibrancy– musical performances, visual arts, live mural painting, craft and vendor booths, and so much more!
When: Friday, July 21, 2023, 6:30 pm | July 21 – 21, 2023
Where: Hyde Community Center, 90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands, MA 02461
How much: Free
Celebrate Bastille Day with a huge block party in Harvard Square!
Feel the French vibes with food, music, dancing, and wine under the stars. Vive le 14 juillet!
When: Friday, July 21, 2023, 5 pm – 10 pm
Where: 54 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
How Much: $85
Everyone is invited to this epic summer event! Head over to OLIO in Peabody for Dunkin’ Disco, a silent disco party and step team competition.
The night will also include a ticket giveaway for the main show on August 1 at Gillette Stadium.
When: Friday, July 21, 2023, 7 am – 10 am
Where: InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
How Much: Free
Revel in the history of Fenway Park, one of baseball’s most beloved stadiums, during this guided tour. Revisit the careers of Red Sox greats like Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, and Carl Yastrzemski, celebrate the club’s numerous World Series titles, and tour famous stadium locales like the ‘Green Monster,’ ‘Pesky’s Pole,’ and the Fenway Park Living Museum.
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Things to do in Boston on Saturday, July 22, 2023
Now in its sixth year, Miles for Migraine calls you again to run (or walk) to raise funds for migraine and headache awareness, treatment, and research.
Connect with people, get fit, and support a great cause.
When: Saturday, July 22, 2023, 8:30 am – 11 pm
Where: Amory Park, Freeman St &, Amory St, Brookline, MA 02446
If you’re looking to replenish your craft supplies or maybe looking to start a new project or hobby, you better head over to this summer craft fair by Girl Gang Craft.
Girl Gang Craft is a fem-forward community of crafters and makers.
When: Saturday, July 22, 2023, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970
How much: Free entry
After a long work week, spending some time in nature sounds like the perfect way to unwind and recharge. This hike gives you just that, plus the opportunity to learn about the trees on the way.
When: Saturday, July 22, 2023, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Where: Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan, MA 02126
How much: $10 – $13
Deal Alert – Boston City View Bicycle Tour by Urban AdvenTours
Discover Boston’s top attractions on this comprehensive guided bike tour around the city. See the unique character and charm of each community up close, like the beautiful brownstones in Back Bay and the South End. Visit Boston’s historic North End and pedal past Copley Square and Fenway Park. Cross the Freedom Trail, passing significant locations in United States history.
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Things to do in Boston this Weekend of July 21, 2023 – Sunday
End the week with a new skill and hobby. Learn the art of sculptural candle-making while listening to a playlist curated by the class.
You’ll be learning with 100% natural soy wax. You’re going home with the perfect candle because they’re customizable– choose your scents and colors!
When: Sunday, July 23, 2023, 11 am – 12 pm | Weekly
Where: Joy Street Studios, 86 Joy St, Somerville, MA 02143
How Much: $65
It’s a Barbie-riffic weekend! Go to Shy Bird in South Boston for an epic Barbie Blowout Party, where everything is pink– from the glitter source for their SB dunks to sliders to frozen drinks!
Of course, embody Barbiecore and Kenergy in your pink outfits. You might even win a special gift.
Yes, there will be plenty of rosé.
When: Sunday, July 23, 2023, 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Shy Bird – South Boston, 12 Old Colony Ave, Boston, MA 02127
How Much: $58
Helping clean up a river is already a great thing to do. But you know what will make it better? Baby goats!
Plus, after all your hard work, stay for some fun, have a few cold ones, meet some great people, and give the baby goats some love.
When: Sunday, July 23, 2023, 11 am
Where: Muddy River at Ipswich St. Bridge, 50 Charlesgate East Boston, MA 02215
How much: Free
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