Welcome to A Weekend in Boston, a weekly post about events occurring over the upcoming weekend throughout all of Boston. For events coming up in the North End, see the event calendar. For more information on each event, click on the event title.

Rain, rain, and more rain. It seems like it just never stops. This past week, we saw a few rain and thunderstorms, but this weekend is looking more on the bright side! The weather is looking to be beautiful this Saturday, so make sure to spend sometime outside. Let’s see what’s going on this weekend in Boston.

Friday, June 7

National Donut Day

June 7th is National Donut Day! Follow up with your favorite donut-maker to find out what kinds of deals there are. Dunkin Donuts, though nationally recognized now, got its start in Quincy, Massachusetts and will be offering a free donut with a beverage purchase. They say that “National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.”

When: All day
Where: Find out from your favorite donut-maker

Saturday, June 8

2019 Boston Pride Parade

June is Pride month and Boston is kicking off the LGBTQ+ celebration with a Pride parade this weekend! Starting at Copley Square, this rain or shine parade will feature a massive lineup that will march towards City Hall Plaza celebrating what it means to be LGBTQ+.

When: 12 Noon
Where: Start at Copley Square and walk to City Hall Plaza
Price: Free
Age Restriction: None

World Oceans Day Festival at the New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is celebrating World Oceans Day with a family-oriented festival. There will be “hands-on activities for kids, presentations, and opportunities to learn more about one of the ocean’s most pressing issues: single-use plastic.” Aquarium admission is not required to enter the festival.

When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: The New England Aquarium – 1 Central Wharf
Price: Free
Age Restriction: None Listed

Sunday, June 9

40th Annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

The Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival takes place this Sunday on the Charles River. It is the oldest dragon boat festival in North America, founded in 1979. This year, a record 76 teams will compete in the festival. Spectators will be able to see “brightly colored, 39 foot, Hong Kong style dragon boats” as they race 500 meters up the Charles River. For more information, head here.

When: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: John W. Weeks Foot Bridge on the Charles River between JFK Avenue and Western Avenue
Price: Free
Age Restriction: None Listed

The Great Grilled Cheese

Last weekend we saw a few all-you-can-eat ice cream festivals. This weekend, why not try an all-you-can-eat grilled cheese festival? The festival is a fundraiser benefiting the “Chefs Table Foundation, a 501(C) 3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships to veterans and youths in need who have a passion for the culinary arts.”

When: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Adams Park, Roslindale MA.
Price: $8 for children and $10 for adults
Age Restriction: Babies under a year old get in free!

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