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5 Awesome Things to Do in Boston This Weekend

By Matt Juul | July 31, 2019 | Lifestyle

From throwback parties to music fests, there's no shortage of great events going on in and around New England and the Hub. Here are five awesome things to do in Boston this weekend.


Roaring Twenties Lawn Party

Take a trip back in time and party like it's 1920 over at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. The annual Roaring Twenties Lawn Party returns this weekend with swing dancing, antique automobiles, vintage clothes and more. Throw down for the VIP experience, featuring admission for up to 12 guests, exclusive use of a private tent, picnic suppers, drink service, plus a private tour of the mansion. Aug. 3-4, VIP experience $3,960, Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, Ipswich,

Newport Jazz Festival

Get jazzy with Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, Common and more at the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend. Be sure to become a Jazz Club member for access to an exclusive tented lounge, which features complimentary bites and a private cash bar. Members will also get to use a reserved parking space and receive special seating at each stage. Aug. 2-4, Jazz Club tickets from $375, Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive,

Boston Seafood Festival

Everyone knows that the city's seafood scene is top notch, which is why you can't miss the Boston Seafood Festival this weekend. Back for its 8th year, the festivities will feature bites from some of the area's best chefs and restaurants, plus demos, competitions and more. Guests who purchase VIP tickets will receive accesss to the lobster bake, two drinks and a nifty swag bag to take home. Aug. 4, VIP tickets $85, Boston Fish Pier,

Dear Evan Hansen

If you haven't seen the Tony Award-winning musical yet, now's the time. Dear Evan Hansen wraps up its tour in the Hub at the Boston Opera House this weekend. The acclaimed production follows the story of a teenager with social anxiety who gets the chance to finally fit in. Through Aug. 4, Orchestra seats $275, Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St.,

MFA First Fridays

The Museum of Fine Arts' First Fridays series returns this weekend with a special event that pays tribute to a legendary artist. Stop by to check out the new exhibition “Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse,” and then make your own artistic mark on canvas as part of a massive collaborative work. Guests will also get the chance to sip on signature cocktails, enjoy light bites, plus jam out to tunes by DJ Rich DiMare. Aug. 2, $25, Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave., Boston,

Photography by: Photo by Jeff Demers