South Shore Weekend Events Saturday August 23rd & Sunday August 24th

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The last full weekend of August is here and for us it is our last weekend before school starts here in Whitman.    Luckily there is a ton of fun on happening South of Boston this weekend from the Marshfield Fair to the Downtown Plymouth Waterfront festival.

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Boston Duck Tours


Saturday  August 23, 2014:

John Quincy Adams 3 mile Health Walk 8am

   Unleashed by Petco’s Annual Summer Snow Day 2014 in Hingham MA (9:00 am)

Free Fun on Duxbury Beach Memory boxzes   9:30-11:00am

FREE Kids Yoga at the Braintree Farmer’s Market  9:30

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

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

Historic Walking Tour of the Quincy Quarries Reservation 10:00 am registration required


Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival 2014 (10:30 am)

Literacy Jamboree Back to School for Randolph Students!  1130-2pm

 Marshfield Fair August 2014 (12:00 pm)

Whole Foods South Weymouth Back to School Block Party 12-3pm

John “Doomsday” Howard and Pat Walsh (from The Ultimate Fighter). At the Independence Mall 4pm
Free outdoor movie  & family fun  in Randolph Despicable Me 2 6pm

Quincy Militia Football vs. Middleboro Cobras  7:00pm

 McGuiggan’s Pub Block Party in Whitman Family event  7pm

Sunday August 24, 2014:

Hingham Police Family Fun Day 2014 (11:00 am)

Marshfield Fair August 2014 (12:00 pm)

Magic Beans in Norwell Kids Activities Fair 12- 5pm

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


Day 888 Hingham Police Family Fun Day 2014

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The Hingham Police Department  will be hosting their  Annual Family Fun Day on Sunday August 24th from 11am-2pm at the Cronin Field behind the  Behind Central Fire Station.  This is great family day to celebrate Hingham


Here are some of the activities

Police Cars and Motorcycles
Fire Trucks
Pony Rides
Petting Zoo
Moon Walks
Dunk Tanks
Face Painting
Speed Pitch Machine
U.S. Coast Guard Boats
Plymouth County Sheriff Child ID
Army National Guard Trucks
State Police Helicopter Landing (Weather permitting)
Hingham Fire Department Field of Foam
Hot Dogs
Cookie Decorating
Fun Day T-Shirts
(There is a small charge for food)

Day 887 Splitsville Luxury Lanes Bowling Alley in Foxboro MA

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It’s a whole new spin on bowling! Splitsville Luxury Lanes is a 20,000 square-foot bowling and dining concept located at Patriot Place Shopping area  in Foxborough, Mass.10390402_902593486435962_8098747365697726118_n

Splitsville is a rare combination of upscale and nostalgic feel. With 12 luxury lanes and ample indoor and outdoor seating Splitsville is an energetic yet comfortable atmosphere that can handle parties from 8 to 800. Howl at the Moon, located inside Splitsville, will provide a high energy live entertainment experience Thursday through Saturday. Howl at the Moon’s unique show is centered around a party with dance hits performed on pianos, guitars, drums and more to create a non-stop atmosphere within Splitsville.

Splitsville’s menu combines upscale offerings like fresh-rolled sushi and hand cut filet sliders with traditional favorites like mouth-watering cheeseburgers and hand-tossed pizzas.

So get ready to ROLL IN and ROCK OUT!

Walk in Pricing

 Monday thru Thursday $15 adults   $12 kids up to age 1o

Friday until 4pm $15 adults   $12 kids up to age 1o

Friday after 4pm , Saturday and Sunday  $18 adults,  $12 kids up to 10 years old

Birthday parties for teens and adults-they also specialize in bachelorette and bachelor parties

220 Patriot Place

Foxborough, MA 02035

508-690-BOWL (2695)

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Sunday – 11:00am – 1:00am

21+ after 10:00pm daily unless accompained by a parent or guardian

Day 886 Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival 2014

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2014 Downtown Plymouth Waterfront Festival will be held on Saturday August 23rd from 10:30-7pm. Plymouth’s waterfront for live entertainment, a kids fun-zone, car show, sing-off, a ducky dash, craft and artisan booths, food vendors, a meet and greet with the Bruins’ mascot and more!


There will be

* 250+ Crafter/Vendor Booth Spaces
* 30+ Food Trucks & Food Vendors
* 9th Annual Motor Head’s Cruise-In Car Show
* Ducky Dash Race
* Pilgrim Aviation with a Full Size Airplane Onsite
* GEICO Interactive Experience
* Meet & Greet with the GEICO Gecko!
* Meet & Greet with Blades the Boston Bruins Mascot!
* Kids FUN Zone-Games, Inflatables and Much More!
* 2 Stages of Live Entertainment and More!

Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage Plymouth Waterfront
10:30am-12pm The Road Back Home
12-1pm – Ava Fratus
1-2:45pm – David James Duo
3-4pm Chad Gosselin
4:15pm – 5:15pm Brian Sances Band
5:45pm-7pm – Jo Henley

Jenny Grist Mill Stage
2-4:00pm – Daddy-O




South Shore Weekend Events Saturday August 16th & Sunday August 17th

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Happy weekend to the  South Shore!  For us it is the 2nd to last weekend before school starts, we might hit the Duxbury beach treasure hunt.  Make sure you subscribe to our updates to keep up to date on family events on the South Shore

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The Berenstain Bears Live: Hit Family Show Direct From NYC

Water Country Water Park: Intense Slides, a Wave Pool, Kiddie Areas & More


Saturday  August 16, 2014:

John Quincy Adams 3 mile Health Walk 8am

Whitman Field Day  8:15 with activities through noon

Free Fun on Duxbury Beach Treasure Hunt  9:30-11:00am

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

Panini 2014 NFL Sticker Book Road Show at The Toy Box in Hanover MA  10:00am

Brockton Summerfest 2014 (10:00 am) FREE EVENT

 Marshfield Fair August 2014 (12:00 pm)

Quincy Animal Shelter’s 5th Annual Beach Party 2014 (2:00 pm)

Free Saturday night summer concerts on Plymouth Waterfront 2014 (6:00 pm)

Sunday August 17, 2014:

 Quincy August Moon Festival 2014 (11:00 am)

 Marshfield Fair August 2014 (12:00 pm)

First Time Home buyers Open House large Colonial in Whitman  12:00pm
MEAT RAFFLE AT HARDY’ S PUB – West Bridgewater – Brockton line 4pm

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


Day 885 Quincy August Moon Festival 2014

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The Annual  August Moon Festival will be held on   Sunday August 17th, 2014 11AM-5PM on Hancock St by Quincy Center. This is a great family friendly event to learn about the Chinese culture.

The festival  which is run by Quincy Asian resources  is a community event filled with vendors, food trucks, games, and activities for children. There will be performances held throughout the day, featuring a Lion Dance at our opening ceremony at 11AM. The event is great for families and to get to know the Quincy Community. Come join us for a day full of fun and excitement!10496207_10152521621598077_176990096929888225_o

The festival will have something for everyone: traditional dance and cultural performances, singing, drums, poetry, and an international food court and food trucks. The South Shore YMCA will be running crafts and games for children and health-promoting activities for people of all ages.

The August Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most celebrated Chinese holidays. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Chinese families celebrate the end of the harvest season with a big feast.

Unlike the American Thanksgiving dinner, the Chinese have mooncakes, which are round pastries filled with lotus seed paste instead of grandma’ apple pie. Friends and relatives also send mooncakes to each other as a way of giving thanks.

Dragon and lion dances, whose origins also date back to ancient China, are wonderful dances done during festivals, especially exciting are the dragon and lion dances

This year’s Quincy August Moon Festival would not be possible without the contributions of South Cove Community Health Center, Diamond Sponsors State Street, Mayor Thomas P. Koch and the City of Quincy, and the hard work of over 300 dedicated volunteers.

To get to the festival, take the T to Quincy Center. Car parking is in one of the free municipal lots on either side of Hancock Street. The rain date for the festival is Sunday, August 24th.


Day 884 Brockton Summerfest 2014

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Summerfest 2014 will be held Saturday, August 16th rain or shine at Brockton High School from 10am-4pm   To celebrate the children of Brockton and their families with a day of fun at little to no cost for the families. Our performances and activities are all free to the families of Brockton. 10355900_895714063791102_2864264639326507549_n

You will find music and dancing outside near Fine Arts, outside in front of the Gym, in the Green Cafeteria, the Red Cafeteria and several shows in the Little Theatre and in the Gym! So much to see and do on Saturday, August 16 at Brockton High School. And the best part? All these activities are free! Come join us for a fun-filled community day. Activities begin at 10 AM.

Check out the   talented line up of performers: Mpress Dance Company, U-Turn, Anya Ali,The Rebel Kellys, The Convictions,  Expressions Dance Studio, Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!, Council Chords, The Cultured, Vocalist Nina Bonanca/ Filedheacht Music School Show Band, Electra 225 Band, DJ Red Channel 23, Boxwood Saxophone Quartet, Steadfast Music School, Brockton Swinging Singers, Bean Town Jumpers double-dutch demo, Community School Twirlers, Brockton Youth Cheerleading, and Thunderbolt Productions.


Brockton High School

470 Forest Av, Brockton, Massachusetts 02301

Day 883 Halifax Transportation Night 2014

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The Town of Halifax is hosting a Transportation Night (also known as a Touch a Truck event)  on Wednesday August 13th from 6pm to 7pm at the Holmes Public library.

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Kids can climb on board a school bus, fire truck, police car,  a town dump truck  and other large vehicles  this annual family event.  Children climb into and “test drive” the school bus   Many thanks to the Halifax Fire Department, Police Department, and Highway Department, and First Student, Inc. for making this annual family event possible!

The Holmes Public Library | 470 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338

Day 882 King Richard’s Renaissance Faire 2014 in Carver MA

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King Richard’s Faire is back  starting Labor day weekend in Carver MA.  It is  New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Festival, with full days of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. It opens its 2014  season during Labor Day weekend (August 3oth )  and runs weekends and Monday holidays from 10:30am-6pm through October 19th, 2014.


  • Sunday, August 31st is Military Appreciation Day!  All military personnel will get free admission by showing their valid military ID.
  • King Richard’s Faire also offers special events for your special occasions, such as birthdays for adults and children, marriage proposals, bachelor and bachelorette parties, weddings, and anniversary celebrations.
  • A few of the shows are more adult oriented , so be sure to ask if a show is appropriate for young children before sitting down to enjoy it.
  • You can stay up to date on all the Fair News , including rain dates for special events, on the King Richard’s Faire Facebook page.
  • The Faire is open on Labor Day and on Columbus Day.
  • Before heading to the Faire, check the Entertainment Schedule.
  • Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11 and are available for purchase now on the King Richard’s Faire’s website or at the door. Children under 4 are admitted free of charge.   Cash only at the gate
  • Parking is free
  • No outside food allow-but plenty of great treats allowed!

Here are some of the weekend highlights

Sat. Aug. 30: Carver Day (free for Carver residents)
Sun. Aug. 31: Military Appreciation Day (see website for details)
Sat. Sept. 6: Cleavage Contest
Sat Sept. 13: Vow Renewal Ceremony
Sat. Sept. 20: Prince & Princess Costume Contest (ages 11 & younger)
Sat. Sept. 27: Game of Thrones Ascent Costume and Trivia Contest
Sat. Oct. 4: Royal Ink Tattoo Contest
Sat. Oct. 11: Children’s Fairies and Pirates Costume Contest
Sat. Oct. 18: Adult Costume/CosPlay Costume Contest

Adult tickets:  $29.00
Children’s tickets (4-11 years of age):  $16.00
Children 3 years of age and under are FREE

235 Main Street, Carver, MA, 02330

From Boston:
3 South to 44 West to 58 South & follow signs to our gates or:
93 South to 24 south to I-495 South, exit 2 at Route 58 & follow signs to our gates.

From Providence:
195 East to I-495 North to Route 58 & follow signs to our gates.

Day 881 Marshfield Fair August 2014

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The Marshfield Fair opens on  Friday, August 15th  and runs through Sunday, August  24th  2014  There will be a carnival run by Fiesta shows running daily as well as . the Agricultural Fair draws hundreds of  competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, agricultural and  horticultural events.   Fantastic  fun for the whole family!. The fair is open daily from 12 noon to 10pm daily.  The general admission ticket to get into the fair is $10.  Children 6 and under are free.  See below for discount days as well as ride specials.

Friday, Aug. 15 - 12 – 6 pm – $16.00
Tuesday, Aug. 19 - 6 – 10 pm – $25.00
Sunday, Aug. 24 - 12 – 5pm – $25.00
6 – 9 pm – $25.00

Discount coupons available on Fiesta Shows’ website.

Children’s Day Specials
Thursday, Aug. 21
 - all day & night – kiddie rides 50% off
Wristband Special - Kids up to 12 – 12-6 pm – $15.00
6 – 10 pm – $15.00
A special ticket must be obtained at the Fair Ticket Booth to be turned in for wristband purchase at Fiesta’ Shows’ wristband ticket booth.



Friday, August 15

1, 3, 5 pm – Ox Pulling

5:30 pm – Battle of the Bands

7 pm – Demolition Derby

sponsored by Rockland Trust


Saturday, August 16

1 – 9 pm -Country, Roots & Rock Day

2 pm – Truck Pulling

3 pm – Team Penning

7 pm – Truck Pulling

(For Truck Pulling information contact

Eric Burgess at 781-878-1661)


Sunday, August 17

1 – 9 pm – Green Harbor Roots & Blues Festival

2 pm – Truck Pulling

3 pm – Team Penning

7 pm – Truck Pulling


Monday, August 18

5:30 pm – Battle of the Bands

7 pm – Demolition Derby

sponsored by Rockland Trust


Tuesday, August 19

Senior Day

sponsored by Sullivan Tire

2 pm – Music by Reminisce

5:30 pm – Masters of the Mini Motocross

7-9 pm – Pony Pulling

7 pm – Music by Reminisce


Wednesday, August 20

4-H & Agricultural Awareness Day

12 pm – Motocross Time Trials

1:30 – Today’s Country featuring Buddy Jewell

2, 4, 6 pm – Horse Pulling

6 pm – Supercross Competition (Motocross)

6:30 – Today’s Country featuring Buddy Jewell


Thursday, August 21

Children’s Day

sponsored by National Aviation Academy

5:30 pm – Battle of the Bands


7 pm – Demolition Derby

sponsored by Rockland Trust


Friday, August 22

5:30 pm – Battle of the Bands

7 pm – 5th Annual 4-H Benefit Auction

7 pm – Demolition Derby

sponsored by Rockland Trust


Saturday, August 23

12 – 8 pm – 19th Annual North River Blues Festival

12 pm – Marshfield Fair Versatility on Horseback

7 pm – Demolition Derby

sponsored by Rockland Trust


Sunday, August 24

10 – 6 pm – Antique Truck & Tractor Show

10 – 5 pm – Tractor Pull

12 – 8 pm -19th Annual North River Blues Festival

1, 2:30 pm – Pony Pull

5 pm – Lawn Mower Racing



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