BBQ from The Smoke Shop in Kendall Square

Weekend Guide: June 16-18

All the events you'll want to go to with Dad

Celebrate Father's Day in Cambridge with our top five must-see and do events. 


Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest | June 16

Kick off the weekend in Central Square at the Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest.  Presented by the Sustainable Business Network, the brewest features local brews with locally sourced ingredients from local farms and food makers.

Beer lovers will have the opportunity to sample brews from 25 breweries, cideries, artisan beverage crafters, as well as local chefs and bakers all at University Park at MIT. Admission includes samples of beer, cider, and artisan beverages from local vendors. Local food will be on sale for $6 or less.

See it: 2:30p and 6:30p


Make Music Harvard Square | June 16

Calling all music lovers! This next event is perfect for you. Harvard Square will be filled with music to celebrate the official start of summer with their 11th Annual Make Music Festival.

The free annual festival will feature musician from all over the country, on seven stages throughout the square. Featuring all types of music, the festival is perfect for all music lovers.

Hear it: 2-10p


Harvard Square Chocolate Tour | June 16

If your dad has a sweet tooth, the Harvard Square Chocolate Tour from Off the Beaten Path Food Tours is definitely a must-see and do. 

You’ll visit 4-6 locations, all within walking distance of each other.  On the delicious tour, you’ll not only taste chocolate, but you’ll learn fun facts about Harvard Square’s history and of course, chocolate!

See it: 2p, 5p, and 7p


BBQ Class at The Smoke Shop | June 16th

BBQ and Father’s Day go together like peanut butter and jelly, which is why we couldn’t possibly talk about things this do this weekend without mentioning The Smoke Shop. 

If your dad relishes standing over the grill, you’re definitely going to want to sign him up for the ultimate BBQ class at The Smoke Shop in Kendall Square. Taught by Pitmaster Andy Husbands, you and your dad will learn tips and tricks to become the ultimate pitmaster.

Sign up here.

See it: 12-2p


Central Flea | June 17

Central Square is full of excitement this weekend! Head back to Sidney Street this Sunday to catch the eclectic flea market, the Central Flea. 

Boasting vintage and antique furniture dealers, music, local food, a beer garden featuring Lamplighter Brewing., artists and designers, and so much more, the Central Flea is a must-see event.

See it: Every Sunday from 11a-4p through the end of October



Make connections with industry professionals and peers at the first LGBTQ Professionals Networking Night hosted by Cambridge Savings Bank.  Enjoy refreshments, appetizers, and a beautiful view of the Charles Rivers at the MIT Media Lab.

Register here.

Attend it: 6-9p

Internation Yoga Day at Kimpton Hotel Marlowe | June 21

Celebrate International Yoga Day at the Kimpton Hotel Marlowe all day on June 21st.  Classes, led by famous yogi Candace Moore of YogaByCandace®, will begin at 6:30a and will continue through the day until 10p.  Not only is this event great for your mind and body, a portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Hands to Heart Center.

Namaste it: 6:30a-10p


Red Line on the Great Dome, photo courtesy of the Boston Globe

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