BOSTON (CBS) – Enjoy the delicious smells of maple sugaring, get ready for Golf season, plan your next trip, or bring the family to a Beatles sing-a-long. Those are just some of the ways you can enjoy your weekend in the Boston area.
Maple Sugaring Tours
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
It’s maple sugaring season, a delicious smelling sign of spring in New England. The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary is just one place offering public tours of the sugaring process. See how a tree is tapped, what goes on inside the sugarhouses, and taste test the final product. It costs $9 for adults and $8 for kids; advance registration is required. You can find their contact information at the link above. You can check for maple sugaring boils closer to you on the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association website.
St. Patrick’s Parade
Saturday, March 5 at 11 a.m.
Yes, it’s a week early, but that gives you a chance to catch two parades this St. Patrick’s season. ‘Irish’ Micky Ward is the parade’s Grand Marshal, fresh off his appearance in the audience at the Oscars. American Idol finalist and Cape Cod native Siobhan Magnus is the Queen of this year’s parade.
National Golf Expo
Friday through Sunday
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
Slowly but surely the snow is melting and the temperature is rising…and soon you’ll be teeing off at your favorite golf course. Before you do, though, get prepared at the National Golf Expo. It’s everything golf – with exhibits, vendors, and even an indoor driving range. Admission costs $10 for adults; kids under 12 are free.
Beatles Open Sing
Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m.
Lincoln School Auditorium, Brookline
Members of the Brookline Music School will lead a sing-a-long of the entire Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. What better way to expose your kids to the Beatles, than with an interactive concert? Admission is $5.
New England Boat Show
Feb. 26 – March 6
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Address the itch of spring fever with a visit to the largest boat show in the Northeast. 300,000 square feet filled with hundreds of the newest boats, accessories, giveaways and more. Tickets are $14; Kids 15 and under get in free.
AAA Travel Marketplace
Friday through Sunday
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
Need a getaway after this rough winter? The biggest travel show in New England comes to Gillette Stadium this weekend. Get special discounts on vacation packages, enter to win exotic trips, and learn about great destinations from travel experts. Admission is $5 for AAA members or $10 for non-members, with a discount coupon available online.