Wicked Free Summer Fun

Wicked Free Summer Fun

MetroWest Wicked Free Summer Fun 2017  

   

Recurring events

 

One-Time Events

 

Outdoor Concerts:

 

Ashland: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Ashland Summer Concert Series

73 Summer Street, Ashland

http://www.localtownpages.com/sites/default/files/

 

Framingham: Fridays, 6:30–8:30pm

Framingham Summer Concerts on the Village Green

2 Oak Street, Framingham

http://www.framinghamma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/27265

 

Hopkinton: Sundays, 5pm (beginning July 9)

Hopkinton Summer Concert Series

1 Main Street, Hopkinton

http://www.hopkintonrec.org/info/activities/

 

Hudson: Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Wood Park Summer Concert Series

65 Park Street, Hudson

https://hudsonrecreation.recdesk.com/recdeskportal

 

Marlborough: Thursdays, 7pm

Marlborough Summer Concert Series

Union Common, Marlborough

http://marlboroughedc.com/marlborough

 

Milford: Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm

Family Night at the Bandstand

Milford Town Park, Milford

http://www.claflinhill.com/summer-series/

 

Millis: Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Summer Concert Series at The Bandstand

410 Exchange Street, Millis

http://www.millis.org/Pages/MillisMA_Recreation

 

Northborough: Thursdays, 6–8 pm

Northborough Summer Concert Series

Ellsworth-McAfee Park, Milford

http://northboroughcac.weebly.com/

 

Southborough: Thursdays, 6–8pm

Southborough Summer Concert Series

Neary Elementary School, Southborough

https://www.southboroughtown.com/youth-and-family-services

Sudbury: Mondays, 7–8:30pm

Sudbury Summer Concert Series

Haskell Field, Sudbury

http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/sudbury

 

Wayland: Thursdays, 7–8pm

Wayland Summer Concert Series

Wayland Town Building, Wayland

No website

 

Westborough: Wednesdays, 7–8:30pm

Willows Summer Concert Series

1 Lyman Street, Westborough

https://www.salmonhealth.com/event/8125/

 

Outdoor Movie Nights:

 

Thursdays, 7-9pm

Ashland Family-Friendly Film Series

73 Summer Street, Ashland

http://www.localtownpages.com/sites/

 

Fridays, 9pm

Hopedale Movie Night

Hopedale Town Park, Hopedale

https://www.facebook.com/hoopedalemovienight/

 

Thursdays, 8:30pm

Hopkinton Movies on the Common

1 Main Street, Hopkinton

http://www.hopkintonrec.org/info/activities/

 

Farmers Markets:

Saturdays, 9am–12pm

Ashland Farmers Market

125 Front Street, Ashland

http://www.ashlandfarmersmarket.org/

 

Thursdays, 12–5pm

Framingham Farmers Market

Centre Common, Oak and Edgell Roads, Framingham

http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=80

 

Fridays, 12–6pm

Franklin Farmers Market

Franklin Town Common

Union Street, Franklin

https://www.facebook.com/FranklinFarmersMarketMA/

 

Sundays, 1–5pm

Hopkinton Farmers Market

Town Common, Ash Street, Hopkinton

http://www.hopkintonfarmersmarket.com/

 

Tuesdays, 3–6pm

Hudson Farmers Market

42 Main Street, Hudson

https://www.facebook.com/hudsonsfarmersmarket/

 

Tuesdays 2:30–6pm

Marlborough Farmers Market

77 Main Street, Marlborough

http://marlborough-ma.gov/Gen/MarlboroughMA_Announcemt/I0246A024

 

Saturdays, 9am–1pm

Maynard Farmers Market

Main Street, Maynard

https://maynardfarmersmarket.com/

 

Thursdays, 2–6pm

Medfield Farmers Market

26 North Street, Medfield

https://www.facebook.com/Medfield-Farmers-Market-136686079799127/

 

Thursdays 4–7pm

Medway Farmers Market

123 Holliston Street, Medway

https://www.facebook.com/themedwayfarmersmarket

 

Saturdays, 9am–1pm

Milford Farmers Market

66 School Street, Milford

https://milfordmafarmersmarket.wordpress.com/

 

Saturdays 9am–1pm

Natick Farmers Market

Natick Town Common, Natick

http://www.natickfarmersmarket.com/

 

Wednesdays, 12–5pm

Wayland Farmers Market

297 Boston Post Road, Wayland

http://russellsgardencenter.com/html/farmersMarket.html

 

Saturdays, 9am–1pm

Wellesley Farmers Market

309 Washington Street, Wellesley

https://www.wellesleyfarmersmarket.com/

 

Thursdays 2–6pm

Westborough Farmers Market

57 W Main Street, Westborough

https://www.facebook.com/westborough.farmers.market

 

Weekly Special Events:

 

Thursdays, 5-8pm

Cruzzin’ Dreams Car Shows 2017

Herbert Candy Mansion

574 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury

https://www.hebertcandies.com/pages/cruzzin-dreams-car-shows

 

Thursdays 5–8pm

Natick Nights

Main Street, Natick

www.natickcenter.org

 

Thursdays, 5-8pm

Wings & Wheels at Minute Man Air Field

Minute Man Air Field

302 Boxboro Road, Stow

https://wingsandwheelsma.com/

 

June:

 

June 17, 11am-4pm

MetroFest: Regional Arts, Music, and Food Truck Festival

475 Union Avenue, Framingham

www.metrowestvisitors.org

 

June 21 (through July 31)

From the Bow Seat: Student Ocean Awareness Contest Winners

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

280 Eliot Street, Natick

http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/broadmoor/exhibits/from-the-bow-seat

 

June 21-22, 9am-5pm

Art in Bloom at the HCA

Hopkinton Center for the Arts

98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton

https://hopartscenter.org

 

June 21, 6-8pm

8th Annual Mass Walking Tour & Concert

Medway Public Library

26 High Street, Medway

http://www.masswalkingtour.org/

 

June 22, 6-8pm

8th Annual Mass Walking Tour & Concert

Bellingham Public Library

100 Blackstone Street, Bellingham

http://www.masswalkingtour.org/

 

June 23, 6-8pm

8th Annual Mass Walking Tour & Concert

Franklin Public Library

25 Kenwood Cir, Franklin

http://www.masswalkingtour.org/

 

June 23, 7-9pm

Summer Kick Off Concert

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Amphitheater

98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton

https://hopartscenter.org/calendar/hca-calendar/

 

June 23, June 30, 4:30–5:45 pm

YOGA on the Town Common

Franklin Town Common

Union Street, Franklin

https://www.facebook.com/events/1310812582329459/

 

June 30, 12–6pm

Franklin Farmers Market

Franklin Town Common

Union Street, Franklin

https://www.facebook.com/FranklinFarmersMarketMA/

 

July:

 

 
July 4, 9pm

Bellingham 4th of July Fireworks

Bellingham High School

60 Blackstone Field, Bellingham

 

July 4, 11am–4:30pm

Concord’s Picnic in the Park

90 Stow Street, Concord

https://www.facebook.com/PicnicintheParkConcordMa/

 

July 2, 10pm

Milford Fireworks

Plains Park, Cedar Street, Milford

 

July 4, 9am

Natick 4th of July Parade

Natick Center, Natick

http://www.natick4th.org/

 

July 4, 1–4pm

Sudbury 4th of July Parade

Union Avenue at Route 20, Sudbury

http://sudbury.org/parade/

 

July 4, 9pm

Westborough 4th of July Fireworks

Chauncy Street Boat Ramp, Westborough

 

July 9, 10am–1pm

Sunday Jazz Jam at the HCA

Hopkinton Center for the Arts

98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton

https://hopartscenter.org/calendar/hca-calendar/

 

July 20, 5-9pm

Natick Center Cultural District’s ArtWalk

Natick Center, Natick

https://www.natickcenter.org/artwalk

 

July 26 (through July 29), 5:30pm

3rd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival

Downtown Franklin

http://www.franklinculturaldistrict.org/

 

August:

 

August 10, 6-9pm

Career and Opportunity Fair

McCarthy Center Forum, Framingham State University

http://www.framingham.edu/careers

 

August 13, 2-8:30pm

Ashland Dragonfly Festival

Mill Pond, Ashland

http://www.dragonflyfestivalashlandma.com/

 

August 13, 10am–1pm

Sunday Jazz Jam at the HCA

Hopkinton Center for the Arts

98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton

https://hopartscenter.org/calendar/hca-calendar/

 

August 24, 6pm

Bowditch Family & Outdoor Movie Night

475 Union Avenue, Framingham

http://www.FraminghamParks.com

 

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Community Spotlight: Ashland

The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out.  Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.

 

New England History

Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.

 

Corner Spot

Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.

 

Farmers Market

One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 7) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.

 

Special community events

Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August.  Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.

 

Dining

Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland.  In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.

 

Recreation & Sports

To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.

There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.

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