5 Things to Do in Wakefield & Surrounding Towns (8/13-8/19)

Take advantage of end-of-summer activities in and around Wakefield!

By Katy Cirrone August 12, 2022

We're almost halfway through August - and while many parents in our community likely have back-to-school on the mind, let's take a moment to focus on what we have left of summer. There's plenty of time to get some family fun in! Here are the top 5 things to do in Wakefield and surrounding towns over the next week:

1. Wakefield Farmer's Market - Saturday, August 13

The 30-35 local vendors each week are made up of farmers, microgreens, mushrooms, meat/poultry, dairy/cheese and a wide selection of other foods, including locally produced baked goods, preserves, hot sauces, soups, wine, root beer, spices, coffee, Middle Eastern fare, local artisans and so much more. View a full list of each week's vendors here.

2. Movin' & Groovin' with A Mom's Village at MarketStreet Lynnfield - Saturday, Monday & Friday

Fresh air, fine-tunes, and a chance for little ones to let loose? Sounds like music to our ears. Join us for junior jam sessions on The Green, hosted by A Mom’s Village. Registration is required; register with A Mom’s Village

3. SWEAT Outdoor Fitness Series at MarketStreet Lynnfield - Sunday & Thursday

Join Untold Brewing for a jam packed Saturday. Starting at noon, Pizza Project will return and cook up their naturally leavened pies loaded with fresh ingredients. Illustrator and eco conscious fiber artist, Jaimee Makes will be there at 1pm. Shop her unique prints, stickers, apparel, home decor and accessories. Closing out the evening is local singer/songwriter John DeBellis with a 3 hour set.

4. Kids Painting on The Green 3rd Ave Burlington - Sunday, August 14

Bring your blankets, spread out on the green and join in on the fun with Markus and Leslie Lewis of Markus Lewis Artwork. All materials are included. Purchase your tickets and show up ready to paint! (And yes, mom and dad are welcome to get tickets and paint too!) Spots are limited and all participants must register and purchase $10 tickets in advance.

5. Fisherman's Feast Carnivale Show in Boston's North End, Saturday, August 19

Celebrate the 112th annual Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End by attending the Carnivale Show - a parade through the Feast with Carnivale style floats and dancers at 4:30 p.m. It's a great day to take the family into the city and enjoy some Italian food and culture!