Day 874 New Bedford Portugese Feast & Blessed Sacrament 2014

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The New Bedford Feast of the Blessed Sacrament, also known as . the Portuguese Feast is the largest event the city has every year. More than that, it is the largest Portuguese feast in the world and the largest ethnic festival in New England. The feast was founded in 1915 by four Madeiran immigrants who wanted to recreate the festivities of their home island. The feast is a four-day event, officially kicking off at 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 31st. The grounds close at 12 midnight each night.
Located in the heart of New Bedford’s north end, the Feast is a magnificent celebration of Portuguese/American culture featuring international and regional food and refreshments, live music and entertainment, carnival rides and the city’s largest parade. Free admission all four days including admission to the Museum of Madeiran Heritage where visitors can experience the full story of Madeiran immigration to the United States. 10553878_253393994859273_5736289500707613716_o

Great Live Music 
Celebrity performances for 2014 include country recording artists Phil Vasser and American Idol runner-up Bo Brice and his band Blood Sweat Tears. And the Gin Bloosoms .
Kids Day Program
The Kid’s Day program has grown over the years and this year is chock full of wonderful entertainment that will please the child in us all. Featuring both kid-themed activities such as face painting and more…

Sunday Parade 
The Feast of the Blessed Sacrament will host it’s annual parade on
Sunday in the City of New Bedford.

The parade will start at 3:00 p.m.
 with over forty different organizations marching the one mile route from Brooklawn Park to the Feast grounds at Madeira Field.
In the past we’ve had brass bands, fife & drum bands,
bagpipers, popular singing groups, pirates, clowns, jugglers, militias, beauty queens,
delightful floats, classic cars and lots of fun and surprises for everyone and rain… :-)
FREE FOOD for kids under 12!
Free burger, hot dog, French fries and a soda
Saturday, August 2 – 12 Noon to 4:00 PM.

Senior Day 
Seniors (62 and older) 50% discount meal!

Saturday, August 2 – 12 Noon to 4:00 PM.

Seniors (62+) can enjoy a full dinner in the shaded main dining pavilion with a discount planned for them! For the same hours (12 Noon to 4:00 PM) on Saturday, August 2- full meals will be served in the Main Dining Pavilion for HALF PRICE!
This is a “dine-in price” only- sorry there are no “to go” doggie bags.

 Hours of Operation 

July 31 – Thursday – 6:00pm – 12:00am
August 1 – Friday – 12 Noon – 12:00am
August 2 – Saturday – 12 Noon – 12:00am
August 3 – Sunday – 12 Noon – 12:00am

Day 873 Scituate Heritage Days & Carnival 2014

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 Scituate Heritage Days  will be held on Friday August 1st, Saturday August 2nd and Sunday August 3rd . The annual event combines live music and entertainment, a carnival10491367_10152637229443933_1618772670680161757_oartisan crafts, kid’s activities and historical site visits for one of the South Shore’s biggest and most anticipated outdoor events of the summer.  During the weekend, visitors can enjoy many events, activities, and music venues that Scituate Heritage Days has become famous for.

In addition to the many vendors at Heritage Days, Scituate Harbor boasts many retail shops, businesses and restaurants. You can find nautical and whimsical gifts shops along with stylish retail clothing stores. Some of the restaurants feature outdoor casual seating where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Scituate Harbor.

Some of the weekend hightlights

Friday August 1

4 P.M. First Friday Night movesoutside. Shops will be open later with special events and sales

6:00 TO 7:30 P.M. Happy Hour


Saturday August 2

9 A.M. Opening ceremonies at the  bandstand on Cole Parkway

9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Front Street and Cole Parkway: Artisans, amusements,  refreshments, music, children’s

activities and sidewalk sales.

9:15 – 10:00 A.M. Toe Jam Puppet Band: A zany and exuberant free family concert at the bandstand on

Cole Parkway. The unique musical performances are interactive and theatrical.

10 A.M.- 6 P.M.  Carnival  Rides for the whole family from North American Amusements in Cole Parkway

10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Children’s Art Workshop Tent located outside South Coastal Bank. Sponsored by the Scituate Chamber of Commerce and Scituate Art Association. A variety of activities for children and teens; murals, collage and painting activities  led by SAA member Kathy Mogayze

Sunday August  3rd

9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Front Street and Cole  Parkway: Artisans, amusements,refreshments, music, children’s

activities, sidewalk sales. Fun for all.

9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Children’s Art Workshop tent located outside South Coastal Bank. Sponsored by the

Scituate Chamber of Commerce and the Scituate Art Association. A variety of activities for children and teens. Murals, collage and painting activities led by SAA member Kathy Mogayzel

10 A.M. – 5 P.M. Carnival Rides for the whole  family from North AmericanAmusements.

1 P.M. Boat Parade/Blessing of the Fleet. All welcome. Boats line up at bell outside Harbor. Any and all boats are welcome.

South Shore Weekend Events Saturday July 26th and Sunday July 27th

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The last weekend of  July is here!!     It is going to great weekend with several family fun days activities  and more!!

Check   out our Cheap summer guide to keeping the kids busy also  make sure you subscribe to our updates to keep up to date on f amily events on the South Shore


Saturday  July 26, 2014 things to do

John Quincy Adams 3 mile Health Walk 8am

Carver Old Home Day 2014 (9:00 am)

New England Patriots Football Training Camp 2014 in Foxboro MA (9:15 am)

Open Barnyard at  Weir River Fall Farm in Hingham MA (10:00 am)

Houghton’s Pond Cool Summer Fest 2014 in Milton MA (10:00 am) FREE

Lowes Build and Grow Clinics for Kids South of Boston (10:00 am)

Mad Scientist at Carver Public library 11:00am FREE

 Goddard School Family Fun Day 2014 in Braintree MA (11:30 am) FREE

 Hull Harbor Illumination 2014 (4:00 pm)

Free Saturday Night Outdoor Movies 2014 at Taunton MA (6:00 pm)

Royal Lipizzan Stallions horse show  are coming to the East Middleboro Fairgrounds 6pm

Quincy Militia Football vs. Twin City Lions 7pm

Sunday July 27, 2014 things to do

 Daniel Webster Estate Family Fun Day  in Marshfield MA (12:00 pm)

Abigail Adams Birthplace Open House, Weymouth 1-4pm

 Brockton Rox Baseball Campanelli Stadium (5:05 pm)

Free Sunday night Summer concerts in Abington MA 2014 (6:00 pm)

Royal Lipizzan Stallions horse show are coming to the East Middleboro Fairgrounds 6pm


Day 872 Daniel Webster Estate Family Fun Day 2014 in Marshfield MA

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The Daniel Webster Estate will be hosting a family fun day on Sunday July 27th  from 12-4pm.   There will be a bouncy house, pony rides, a petting zoo, crafts, face painting, storytime, music and more!   There is free admission but some activities might have a charge.

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Joe The Storyteller 1230 to 1:30

K9 Unit 1:30

Taekwando Demo 2:00

Yoga for children 2:30

Daniel Webster Estate
238 Webster Street
Marshfield, MA 02050

Day 871 South Shore Chief Semi Pro Football Games in Hanover MA

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The South Shore  Chiefs are a  Semi-Pro Football Team located in Hanover MA.   They play at their home football games at Hanover High school fields and are part of the largest semi pro organization  in the nation-the New England football league.    This is a great way to enjoy some football close to home for the entire family.


Here is their home game schedule. Tickets are $5.00   kids under 12 are free



Opponent Game Location
7/19 Monadnock Marauders Hanover, MA
8/2 Southern New England Rage Hanover, MA
9/6 Granite State Destroyers Hanover, MA
9/27 Southern New Hampshire Beavers Hanover, MA

Home Field: Hanover High School
Address: 287 Cedar Street – Hanover, Ma.

Day 870 Goddard School Family Fun Day 2014 in Braintree MA

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The Goddard School  will be hosting a free family fun day at their school in Braintee on Saturday July 26th from 11:30 to 1;30 pm.  There will be  petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, crafts and games for kids from 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Goddard school


The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.

The Goddard School
335 West St
Braintree MA

Day 869 Houghton’s Pond Cool Summer Fest 2014 in Milton MA

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The Massachusetts department of conversation and recreation (DCR)  and the Friends of the Blue Hills will be the hosting  the Houghton’s Pond Cool Summer Fest on Saturday, July 27th , 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in Milton MA.  This event will feature music and family entertainment, water games, arts and crafts, a parade around the pond, live wildlife from Trailside Museum, fishing fun with Mass Wildlife and more. Free equipment loans for fishing or bring your own rod and reel. download

Schedule of Events

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fishing and Catch & Release Pool

Miss Money and free popsicles- Blue Hills Bank Tent

Colored cast wraps – Doctors Express Tent

Obstacle course and water games

Arts & Crafts

Make your own instruments & masks for the parade

Asian Longhorn Beetle Information

Music by DJ Will Comber

How to set up a tent demonstration – The North Face-Braintree

Water stations

Drinks & food at the Concession Stand

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kickin Brass Band (Parade at noon)

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Silly Sally Face Painting and Clown Fun

Trailside Museum Live Animal Show






Day 868 New England Patriots Football Training Camp 2014 in Foxboro MA

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For Patriots fans who want to get closer to the action or are looking for an inexpensive way to entertain the kids, Patriots Training Camp offers just the ticket.
Ninety Patriots players report to training camp at Gillette Stadium for daily practice sessions under the watchful eye and often vociferous instruction of their coaches.
Join thousands of other Patriots fans for an opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of football in Foxborough at Patriots Training Camp.
All public training camp practice sessions and parking are FREE. 380-tc2014-logo

Fans are also encouraged to call the training camp information hotline at 508- 549-0001 for daily updates throughout camp.


One of the most popular family activities and source of fan information at Patriots Training Camp is the Fan Zone. Featuring skills competitions, inflatables, face painting and appearances by Patriots Cheerleader and Alumni! Patriots Fan Zone is free and fun for all ages and is located in the West Suite/Clubhouse lot adjacent to the practice fields


No practice. Players day off.


9:15 a.m. – Patriots training camp practice

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Patriots Fan Zone


9:15 a.m. – Patriots training camp practice

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Patriots Fan Zone


9:15 a.m. – Patriots training camp practice

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Patriots Fan Zone



2:00 p.m. – Patriots joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles at Patriots training camp.


2:00 p.m. – Patriots joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles at Patriots training camp.

Day 867 Hull Harbor Illumination 2014

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The Hull Harbor Illumination will be  on  Saturday July 26th . It happens only one night a year. About 3 miles of Hull’s shoreline will light up at sunset on Saturday in the 6th annual Harbor Illumination sponsored by Hull Lifesaving Museum.


Events Schedule:

4-8pm Station Open House

6:30 Hull Cemetery Commemoration

7:30 Volunteer Assignments at HLM

8:45 Viewing

After Party at Sea Dog Brew Pub / 8:45

The Dons will be playing at the Sea Dog Brew Pub in   Hull for the FREE After Party at the Illumination till Midnight?


Flares cost $10 each. You can purcahse a flare online Hull’s Lifesaving museum or at the Sea Dog Brew Pub

Day 866 Carver Old Home Day 2014

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The 113th Carver Old Home Day will be held Saturday July 26, at Shurtleff Park (across from the town hall), Main Street, Carver. This annual tradition since 1901 is a great family fun day. Just good old fashion fun

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Horseshoe Tournament
Join the Double Elimination tournament beginning at 8:00 am in Shurtleff Park. There will be a $5 entrance fee. At 9 a.m. the double elimination tournament will begin. Players with all levels of skill are welcome. Ribbons and trophies will be awarded

Doll Carriage / Bicycle Parade
The children parade through Shurtleff Park showing off their decorated bikes and carriages in themes they have chosen. The parade begins at 10:00 am. Please register your child between 9:30 and 10:00 am at the corner of West Street and Main St on the green.

Juries Art Show
Come view art from local artists of all ages or arrive early and participate by submitting your own framed work.

Craft Fair
You will find lots of homemade creations for sale from local crafters. If you are interested in participating, please complete and submit prior to July 23rd to be included.

The Clambake
An old fashion clambake serving 400 under the pines in Shurtleff Park. The bake is served at 1:30pm and tickets must be purchased in advanced.

Classic Car Cruise
Bring your classic car, truck or tracker to participate in the show and cruise through the back roads of Carver. All meet at the town hall for display beginning at 10:00 am. Those interested can cruise at 11:00 am and enjoy the town.

We always have something for everyone, from big band sounds of patriotic music on the band stand, to classic rock at the town hall, to popular classics prior to the Clambake and percussion sounds for the children to participate in.

Children’s Activities
A Rock Climbing Wall, Bounce, Face Painting, Edaville table, music, and much more. There are always lots of activities for the children to enjoy!

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