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Five things to do, Aug. 21-27

Carnival Day Parade, ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival, Brew at the Zoo, and more.

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Boston’s Caribbean-American community puts on a show at the Trinidad-style Carnival Day Parade on August 26.


Tuesday, August 22

The ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival at Franklin Park is a late-summer treat for adults as well as kids. The event boasts a puppet show, face painting, crafts and other activities, book giveaways, opportunities to explore a firetruck and meet a mounted park ranger, and more. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.


Tuesday, August 22

Gloucester Stage Company welcomes back founding artistic director Israel Horovitz for New Shorts, staged readings of recent original works by the award-winning playwright. Horovitz also directs; he’s on-site for the New England premiere of his 2016 comedy Out of the Mouths of Babes, at the theater through September 2. 7:30 p.m. Readings free.


Saturday, August 26

The 2017 Boston Jazz Fest takes over the South Boston Maritime Park in the Seaport. The rain-or-shine event features local and national artists as well as food vendors. Expect to hear soul, funk, and blues as well as jazz. Noon. Free.


Saturday, August 26


Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence goes wild for Brew at the Zoo. More than 100 craft beers and ciders will be available to sample, including creations from local and regional brewers, and food vendors will be on the premises. Tickets include live music and access to the exhibits. 21+. 5 p.m. $60, $50 in advance.


Saturday, August 26

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With elaborate costumes and irresistible music, Boston’s Caribbean-American community puts on a show at the Trinidad-style Carnival Day Parade. Greet the morning with a dawn J’ouvert celebration on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. The parade steps off at noon on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Roxbury and ends with a market and food court outside Franklin Park Zoo. Free.

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