Whoopie! Summer is (almost) here. Enjoy the coming weekend with your kids at beaches, parks, playgrounds, and these events:
Memorial Day Parade 2018 in Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Monday May 28
The annual Memorial Day Parade is packed with the dazzle of summertime patriotism. Floats, clowns, music … the works! 1-2 p.m.
in Warwick, RI
Saturday through Monday, May 26-28
This is part of annual Gaspee Days, remembering Rhode IUsland Colonists who torched the British tax vessel Gaspee in 1772. This fest is a day of shopping, eating, music, and friends in a historic old neighborhood on a pretty bay. Pawtuxet Park is filled with live music and children’s amusements and games available in the park as well. Live music: Saturday, Rob Davis Band; Sunday, Zink Alloy & Mother Bogart.
in Woodstock, VT
Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27
See the farm’s ewes shed their heavy winter fleece with the help of our sheep shearer, who will demonstrate hand shearing and powered clippers Watch border collies follow commands and their instincts to herd sheep in the farm fields. Hands-on activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
in Burlington, VT
Through the summer
departs from Green Mountain Railroad Station, 1 Main Street, Burlington, VT
Enjoy a 3-course dinner on board restored historic dining cars while taking in the beautiful scenery from your window on the trip from Burlington to Middlebury and back. Offered Friday and Saturday evenings.
Departure at 5:30 p.m.; return to Burlington 8:30 p.m.
in Boston, MA
through the summer
Take a prehistoric journey to stroll among the giants that used to rule the planet. With more than a dozen moving, roaring, life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, this is an exciting experience for the entire family.
Mutinous Expedition: A Quest for Kids at the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown, MA
Through August 31
Take your place inside the fictional story of Jack Tarr, a sailor aboard Constitution who had to decide whether to join a mutinous crew or stay loyal to the ship’s captain. Explore the galleries to find clues to help inform your decision. Quest kits are available for the adventure. 10a.m.-5 p.m.
in Jackson, NH
Sunday, May 27
The plunge into the Wildcat River of 3,500 yellow rubber ducks is just part of a day-long festival that includes vendors, a silent auction, train rides, kids games, and a parade. Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys starting making music at 10 a.m., followed by FourFeetTwoShoes with Dennis & Davey. Race time is 1:45 p.m.