Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend
Red Bull Flugtag
In an event sponsored by Red Bull, competitors will pilot homemade high-flying machines. After following a 30-foot runway, the contraptions will launch into the air, aim for the longest flight possible, and then land into the Charles River. It’s primarily for entertainment, as a lot of machines rarely make air at all. Both laughter and cheering are encouraged.
Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Hatch Shell, 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, redbullflugtag.com.
Salem Jazz & Soul Festival
The shorefront Salem Willows park will be transformed into a beat junkie’s paradise for two days. This festival hosts bands with style ranging from a high school group to local hot shots Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. With the end-of-summer event being popular, parking may be tough. Pro tip: take advantage of the festival’s $25 Uber discount or the Salem Trolley.
August 20-21, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Salem Willows, 167 Fort Ave., salemjazzsoul.org.
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Brunch Pool Party
A ticket to this pool party brings exclusive rooftop views, food, cocktails, and goodie bags. With a special brunch menu for the day, celebrate the end of summer with class.
Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m., Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart St., Boston, eventbrite.com.
Boston Green Fest
This festival is giving a green light to different events around the city for Green Fest, including film screenings, fitness, a community-wide art piece, and an eco-fashion show. Chat with others, learn, and spy on different ways to make your day-to-day life more sustainable.
August 19-21, Boston City Hall Plaza, Faneuil Hall, and Sam Adams Park, bostongreenfest.org.
Antique & Classic Boat Festival
For boat lovers and amateur fans alike—now is your chance to stretch out those legs on a yacht or take control of a sailboat. Elegant and antique, this festival is famed for the variety of boats on display. Where else will you see a 1960s speed boat and a 19th century gold-leaf canoe next to one another?
August 20-21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, 10 White St., Salem, boatfestival.org.