Boston: Weekend Picks
Parties, food festivals, outdoor adventures, and more...

Roaring Twenties Lawn Party

The Roaring Twenties Lawn Party celebrates the beauty of jazz and the decade that produced it. The lawn party will feature twenties and thirties jazz, swing dancing, and select vendors selling vintage clothing and accessories. Attendees are encouraged to dress in the style of the 20s, which is appealing to just about everyone as it is seemingly one of the most legendary party decades of all time.

There's nothing better than sipping on champagne and pretending like you're at Gatsby's house. Not to mention that Castle Hill is absolutely gorgeous.

Brooklyn-based Baby Soda Jazz band will take the stage at 4PM

When: Sun., 3 - 8PM
Where: Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich (978-356-4351). Tickets ($15-$20) buy here.






Boston Fork Lift Food Fest

A food festival within Outside The Box Music Festival, that features the best local restaurants and celebrity chefs (Ming Tsai, Lydia Shire, Jason Santos, Jody Adams). The Fork Lift Food Fest will transform City Hall Plaza into a garden of gastronomic delight. Fill up before catching the last few days of Outside the Box, Boston’s first-ever outdoor performing arts fest. 

When: Thurs. - Sat., 11AM - 9PM; Sun., 11AM - 5PM
Where: City Hall Plaza, City Hall Square. Event is free.

Boston Rock Gym One Day Escape

Escape from the hustle of the big city by finally doing something healthy for yourself. Meet at scenic Hammond Pond at 9AM to begin a day of introductory hiking abilities. This includes knot tying, repelling, and climbing! Indulge in a private sneak-peek picnic-style lunch from the much anticipated second restaurant of Chef Paul Turano, “Cook.”

When: Sat., 9AM - 3PM

Where: Meet at Hammond Pond Reservation, Hammond Pond Pkwy., Newton. Register at 781-935-7325.

TIckets: $65

Ice Cream At Area Four

Area Four makes its soft-serve from scratch, in rotating flavors like salted caramel and passion fruit. Not to mention that they have an unbelievable menu for brunch. 

Where: 500 Technology Square

When: There's never a bad time for homemade ice cream