What’s Up This Weekend: Pride Parade, Dragon Boats, Greenway Party

BOSTON (CBS) – Dragon boats on the Charles, a party on the Greenway, and the Boston Pride Festival are just some of the highlights happening this weekend.

DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
They are a beautiful sight to behold in the Charles River – traditional dragon boats racing through the water, powered by 20 unified paddlers. Dozens of teams will take to the water on Saturday for time trials, and Sunday for the finals. Sunday also features Asian music, food, and cultural performances on the Cambridge Side of the river. MORE INFO: bostondragonboat.org

BOSTON PRIDE PARADE
Boston Pride Week wraps up this weekend, and one of the highlights is Saturday’s Pride Parade. It kicks off from Copley Square at noon, heading to City Hall Plaza. That’s where the Boston Pride Festival will be in full swing from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pride Week celebrates the LGBTQ community, and this year’s theme is Stronger Together. Rain or Shine! MORE INFO: bostonpride.org/

GREENWAY GLOW
Glow in the Park returns to the Rose Kennedy Greenway for the third year. Roll out of work and onto the Greenway Friday night to enjoy “live music, lawn games, your favorite Greenway food truck, beer, wine, and more.” It’s a rain or shine event, and sold out last year. MORE INFO & TICKETS: rosekennedygreenway.org

BUNKER HILL DAY PARADE
This annual Charlestown parade commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was fought on June 17, 1775. On Sunday, the patriotic parade begins at Hayes Square at 12:30. MORE INFO: facebook.com/BunkerHillDayParade

FREE CHESS LESSONS
Did you know there are free chess lessons available every weekend at Faneuil Hall? Every Saturday this summer at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. you can learn from Corey Tolbert at the Chess Corner on South Market Street. Learn strategies and moves for all levels of play. MORE INFO: faneuilhallmarketplace.com

EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
18 diverse concerts in 7 days, celebrating early music. The Boston Early Music festival begins on Sunday, and is considered one of the premiere early music festivals in the world. There will be a fully staged 17th century opera-ballet, a chamber opera, recitals by organ virtuosos, concerts featuring 17th century folk music and so much more. MORE INFO: bemf.org

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