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18 Things to do this Weekend (May 27 – May 29)

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Finally somewhat of a break from the incessant rain! The rain that will happen this weekend – morning shower on Friday and a couple of showers on Sunday – will be of the passing nature. Well, according to forecasts. Temperatures will average 60 degrees overnight – perfect for sleeping – and hit as high as 76 degrees during the day. Events are beginning to pick up! List of 10 Memorial Day Weekend events in New Bedford here.

As always, click on the title for more or detailed information on the event. Most of the events were pulled from our event calendar where you can find hundreds of local area events each month. The event calendar is FREE, so if you are a local business, and not taking advantage of FREE publicity, shame on you! Are you a local business and want to sponsor this high traffic, weekend guide? Contact info@newbedfordguide.com for more details. Have an event to add? Add it here. Know of another event this weekend? Post a reply!

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Friday, May 27th

Three days of live music, food, beer, wine and more at the Boston Calling Music Festival.

Boston Calling Music Festival (6:00pm-11:00pm)
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. It is held on Boston City Hall Plaza. The event will be one big party with easy access to all performance areas, incredible beer, wine, food offerings, and more surprises to be announced. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free. 1 City Hall Sq., Boston.

32nd annual Lakeside Family Festival (6:00pm-11:00pm)
St. John Neumann’s parish announced the 32nd annual Lakeside Family Festival to be held at Cathedral Camp on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 to 30. Admission is free. The planned entertainment schedule is so varied that it is sure to entertain young and old alike. “The Barn” Will be open for bargain hunters all Memorial Day weekend! 157 Middleboro Rd, East Freetown.

Saturday,May 28th

Story Walk (6:00am)
StoryWalk is the opportunity to share a book with your children as you wander from page to page down a nature trail. Celebrate the joy of reading and a taste of the great outdoors! These are self-guided walks and participants can enjoy them anytime from dawn to dusk. Ridge Hill Reserve, Collins Corner Road, Dartmouth.

Westport River Gardeners Annual Plant Sale (9:00am-12:00pm)
There will be perennials,annuals, herbs, compost, a garden shed selling tools and a master gardener to answer all of your gardening questions! Please come and support the gardeners in their effort to beautify Westport. Macomber House, 930 Main Road, Westport.

Fort Phoenix Historical Encampment (9:00am-3:00pm)
The Fairhaven Village Militia, the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and guests present a two-day historical encampment at Fort Phoenix. Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s. See military drilling, flintlock musket and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations. Try tomahawk throwing or children’s games. Also see activities such as tin smithing, spinning, fire starting, demonstrations of 18th-Century dentistry and more. Saturday evening at sundown (approx. 7:45 p.m.) see a demonstration “night firing” of the fort’s five cannons. Free. Handicap accessible. For more info: 508-979-4085 or visit http://fairhaventours.com/fort-phoenix-fairhaven-ma/.

Operation Flags for Vets (Buzzards Bay_ (10:00am)
Please join us as we put flags on all graves! There will be a short ceremony taking place at the flagpole at the end of the cemetery’s Avenue of flags. Ceremony starts at 10:00 am. Please bring a long shanked screwdriver with them to aid in making the starter holes. Bourne National Cemetery.

Get up a little early and exercise both your brain and your bosy during Story Walk on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Spring Story Time at New Bedford Main Library (11:00am-12:00pm)
Please join us for our Spring Story Time. There will be stories and a craft. Hope you can join us! New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford.

Craft Circle (11:00am-2:30pm)
Do you knit, crochet, quilt, or practice another craft? Bring a portable project and join us at the South Branch Library. All are welcome, regardless of skill level. Want to learn to crochet or knit? Want to chat with others who craft? Or learn a new skill? We’re willing to share our skills, or help find tutorials on the Internet. Interested in coloring? Bring that along as well! Fall River Public Library.

South Coast Artists Show at Gallery X (11:00am-3:00pm)
Gallery X is Pleased to present recent artwork from the members of South Coast Artists, Inc. SCA is a non profit organization of nearly 100 artists that hosts the popular Open Studio Tour each summer in the towns of Westport, and Dartmouth, and Tiverton and Little Compton. This year the Tour dates are July 16-17 and August 20-21. Gallery X, 169 William Street.

Boston Calling Music Festival (12:00pm-11:00pm)
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. It is held on Boston City Hall Plaza. The event will be one big party with easy access to all performance areas, incredible beer, wine, food offerings, and more surprises to be announced. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free. 1 City Hall Sq., Boston

32nd annual Lakeside Family Festival (12:00pm-11:00pm)
St. John Neumann’s parish announced the 32nd annual Lakeside Family Festival to be held at Cathedral Camp on Route 18 (Middleboro Road) on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 to 30. Admission is free. The planned entertainment schedule is so varied that it is sure to entertain young and old alike. “The Barn” Will be open for bargain hunters all Memorial Day weekend! 157 Middleboro Rd, East Freetown.

Head to Fort Phoenix this weekend for the historical encampment.

Salt Marsh Ecology (3:00pm-5:00pm)
Put on your boots and join us at the Lloyd Center for a walk through one of the many salt marshes on our property. During this program, have a chance to explore the marsh, catalog the species that live there and learn about the importance of the Salt Marsh Habitat. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Lloyd Center for the Environment, 430 Potomska Rd., Dartmouth.

Smash Bros. for Wii U (7:00pm)
Head to Games For Gold at 245 State Road, Dartmouth for a singles tournament. Cash prizes. $10 to compete, FREE to watch. Sign-ups at 7:00pm and the games begin at 8:00pm.

Sunday, May 29th

Coin Club of Greater New Bedford Coin Show (9:00am-2:00pm)
FREE Admission and FREE Parking. There will be about 25++ tables at this show, with an extensive variety of coins, foreign and domestic, a select number of gold coins, and others including Morgan silver dollars, silver Eagles, wheat pennies, Barber coins, collectible metals, tokens, wooden nickels, and paper money, including early American paper money, silver certificates, gold notes, civil war fractional notes, confederate currency, national state bank notes, and foreign bank notes as well. This is just a sampling of what you may find…we are a small coin club, but our shows offer a wonderful and varied selection of coins and paper money, etc. The show will be held at the Poirier VFW Post on 281 Appleton Street, just off Ashley Boulevard.

Fort Phoenix Historical Encampment (9:00am-2:00pm)
The Fairhaven Village Militia, the Fairhaven Office of Tourism and guests present a two-day historical encampment at Fort Phoenix. Talk to period costumed men and women about the fort’s history and life in the 1770s. See military drilling, flintlock musket and cannon firing demonstrations and camp cooking demonstrations. Try tomahawk throwing or children’s games. Also see activities such as tin smithing, spinning, fire starting, demonstrations of 18th-Century dentistry and more. Saturday evening at sundown (approx. 7:45 p.m.) see a demonstration “night firing” of the fort’s five cannons. Free. Handicap accessible. For more info: 508-979-4085 or visit http://fairhaventours.com/fort-phoenix-fairhaven-ma/.

Boston Calling Music Festival (12:00pm-11:00pm)
Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring some of the biggest and best acts in live music. It is held on Boston City Hall Plaza. The event will be one big party with easy access to all performance areas, incredible beer, wine, food offerings, and more surprises to be announced. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free. 1 City Hall Sq., Boston.

26th annual Classic and Antique Car Show (8:00am-3:00pm)
Registration begins for the 26th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show at 8 a.m. Cost: $10. Judging begins at 2 p.m., and the awards section is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. The rain date is the following Monday. St. John Neumann Parish, 157 Middleboro Road (Route 18), East Freetown.

32nd annual Lakeside Family Festival (12:00pm-11:00pm)
St. John Neumann’s parish announced the 32nd annual Lakeside Family Festival to be held at Cathedral Camp on Route 18 (Middleboro Road) on Memorial Day weekend, May 27 to 30. Admission is free. The planned entertainment schedule is so varied that it is sure to entertain young and old alike. “The Barn” Will be open for bargain hunters all Memorial Day weekend! 157 Middleboro Rd, East Freetown.

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