What is shaping up to be a classic mid-summer weekend includes the debut of the two town-wide Art Grows Here outdoor art exhibit, plus Military History Day returns to the Wenham Museum.
Plus, up in Byfield a young Wenham actress takes the stage and on Sunday afternoon some rockers from Gloucester will delight the crowd at Patton Park.
Below, get the when and where for those events and other happenings in Hamilton, Wenham and the nearby area.
Remember, each Friday Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.
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Where/When: Various location in Hamilton and Wenham; Daylight through July 22.
Why Go: This is a truly unique art “exhibit” that stretches across both Hamilton and Wenham for the third straight summer. Use the map, attached to this story as a PDF, to find your way. Make it an adventure by touring the exhibit on a bicycle.
Why Go: On what is expected to be a sultry day, there’s no better time to get out than first thing in the morning. Choose either the 5K or 10K race that will make its way through the scenic Pingree Reservation.
Where/When: Wenham Museum; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Why Go: Learn about the country’s military history, from both the soldiers on the front lines to their families at home. Saturday also marks the opening of “Anchors Aweigh: Model Ship Display.” Used cell phone will also be collected for Cell Phones for Soldiers.
Pricing: Free with museum admission, $7.50 for adults and $5,50 for children; Free for activity military and veterans with ID.
Where/When: Governor’s Academy, Byfield; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Why Go: The performance from Boston Children’s Theater includes Emme Morales of Wenham in a story that “follows the adventures of Elle Woods, the pretty in pink college sweetheart and homecoming queen with the tenacity and enthusiasm to get things done.”
Pricing: $20 or $15 for adults, $10 for students
Where/When: Patton Park; Sunday, 5-7 p.m.
Why Go: Pack a picnic dinner, a blanket or lawn chair and plan to hear “a vintage jangle sound and modern rock rhythms” from the Bandit Kings. The Gloucester-based band features two female lead singers.