Family Fun Fridays Begin at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Live performances, family-friendly games and activities, and more
Family Fun Fridays at Heritage Museums & Gardens feature live performances and family-friendly activities. (Courtesy of Heritage Museums & Gardens)

Heritage Museums & Gardens—the premier cultural attraction on Cape Cod and a magnet for families—announces an entertaining summer season of Family Fun Fridays, starting Friday, June 30.  The events, sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation, are free with admission and feature a live performance and activities throughout the day that appeal to kids and adults of all ages: outdoor games, crafts, scavenger hunt challenges, story times, nature exploration, and outdoor discovery.

“This year’s line-up of Family Fun Friday performances and activities has some old favorites and some great new talent. Heritage is a treasured place where families can truly be together for relaxing, quality time together,” said Ellen Spear, Heritage president and CEO. “Family Fun Fridays add to the fun, and are a place where families can make memories that will last a lifetime.” 

The schedule of Family Fun Friday performances, which begin at 11 am, includes:

June 30:  SteveSongs  The Boston Globe called the band’s performance "not just a musical journey but an entertaining, interactive, and educational one." Led by “Mr. Steve,” award-winning host of PBS KIDS Preschool Destination. Media sponsor of the event is The Boston Globe.

July 7:  Toe Jam Puppet Band Toe Jam Puppet Band offers a special brand of hands-on children’s entertainment that grown-ups can enjoy, with dancing, sing-alongs, storytelling, and fun.  Media sponsor of the event is The Boston Globe.

July 14: Mr. Fish & Lisa Lou Featuring Super Circus Stuff, with fast-paced, musical routines, plate spinning, juggling, balancing, boomerangs, bubbles, stilt dancing, magic, illusions, bull whips, and wire walking. Media sponsor of the event is the Cape Cod Media Group.

July 21: Todd Migliacci Renowned magician Todd Migliacci, Walt Disney World’s “Best Specialty Act,” offers entertaining illusions and tricks. Media sponsor of the event is the Cape Cod Media Group.

July 28: Wayne Potash & The Music Fun Band Fun, interactive music shows feature sing-a-longs, dancing, jumping, games, and requests from the audience. Wayne and his five-piece band have played at such venues as Club Passim, Boston Harborfest, and the Cambridge River Festival.

August 4: Catskill Puppet Theater performs Sister Rain and Brother Sun, a musical nature tale that features audience participation and Brother Sun, a huge, talking sun face seven feet in diameter, with movable mouth and eyes!

August 11: Karen K & the Jitterbugs An unforgettable, theatrical, crowd-engaging musical adventure.

August 18: Airborne Comedians An amazing and entertaining show featuring six- and seven-foot high unicycles and lawn chair juggling.  

New this year, families can enjoy the Premium Heritage Experience, which gives behind-the-scenes access, inside information, and fun, interactive experiences with Heritage’s collections, gardens, and exhibits. Also new is the Rides in Cars program, which gives families a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride in one of the historic cars from Heritage’s collection. Children and families will also enjoy playing in Hidden Hollow™, an enchanting, two-acre outdoor discovery and exploration area that includes a giant treehouse; exploring 100 acres of nature trails, woodlands, and gardens; riding on a vintage carousel, and more. 

Open daily through October 9, 10 am-5 pm. For information or to purchase tickets, visit heritagemuseums.org. Heritage is grateful for the support of lead sponsor Arbella Insurance Foundation.


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