by Boston Parents Paper
Father's Day Events on Saturday, June 14th
Boston Dragon Boat Festival, 7am – 2pm, Bank of the Charles River, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Teams in colorful Hong Kong-style dragon boats compete in time trials. FREE. bostondragonboat.org.
Arts Fest Beverly, 10am – 4pm, Downtown Beverly. An outdoor festival including more than 100 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids’ activities, art-on-the-spot creations and food trucks. FREE. 978-922-8558; beverlymainstreets.org.
Teddy Bear Check-up Day, 10am – 3pm, Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham. Zoo staff will be on hand to give your bear a check-up. Later, march in a Teddy Bear Parade and say hello to the resident black bears. Free with admission. 617-541-5466; stonezoo.org.
Topsfield Strawberry Festival, Topsfield Common, Topsfield. Bowls and bowls of fresh strawberries, whipped cream and piles of shortcakes await, alongside artisans, games and live music. FREE. topsfieldhistory.org.
Hen House Hop, 10am – 4pm, South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell. Tour private chicken coops on the South Shore then stop by the Science Center to see chicks, play games and more. $10. 781-659-2559; southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org.
Dirtopia, 10am – 3pm, The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. See June 13 listing.
Music and Art Weekend, 9:30am – 5pm, Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. Take in the sounds and sights of 19th century music, art and dance. Free with admission. 800-733-1830; osv.org.
Father's Day Events on Sunday June, 15th
Boston Dragon Boat Festival, 7am – 5pm, Bank of the Charles River, Harvard Square, Cambridge. Watch the race finals and then head to the festival for performances, Asian food, and arts and crafts. FREE. bostondragonboat.org.
Father’s Day at the Zoo, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, One Franklin Park Road, Boston and 149 Pond St., Stoneham. Celebrate dad with free admission for fathers. zoonewengland.org.
Father’s Day Road Race, 9-11:30am, The Children’s Museum in Easton, 9 Sullivan Ave., North Easton. Join the annual Road Race or Fun Walk. $10 and up. 508-230-3789; childrensmuseumineaston.org.
Happy Father’s Day!, 9am – 6pm, Providence Children’s Museum, 100 South St., Providence, R.I. Free admission for dads. Explore woodworking and experiment with sanding and bolting, wield a hammer and learn what tools can do. 401-273-5437; childrenmuseum.org.
Music and Art Weekend, 9:30am – 5pm. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. See June 14 listing. Free admission for dads.
Art Made by Accident, 1pm, The Eric Carle Museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. Keri Smith, author/illustrator of Wreck This Journal will join you for art activities involving randomness and chance. Free with admission. 413-658-1100; carlemuseum.org.