Fun-Filled, Family Fun Fridays at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Live performances, family-friendly games and activities, and more...
(Heritage Museums & Gardens photo)

Heritage Museums & Gardens—the premier cultural attraction on Cape Cod and a magnet for families—announces an entertaining summer season of Family Fun Fridays.  The events, sponsored by the Arbella Insurance Foundation, are free with admission and feature a live performance and activities throughout the day that appeal to kids and adults of all ages: outdoor games, crafts, scavenger hunt challenges, story times, nature exploration, and outdoor discovery.

“This year’s line-up of Family Fun Friday performances and activities has some old favorites and some great new talent. Heritage is a treasured place where families can truly be together for relaxing, quality time together,” said Ellen Spear, Heritage president and CEO. “Family Fun Fridays add to the fun, and are a place where families can make memories that will last a lifetime.” 

The schedule of upcoming Family Fun Friday performances, which begin at 11 am, includes:

July 14: Mr. Fish & Lisa Lou Featuring Super Circus Stuff, with fast-paced, musical routines, plate spinning, juggling, balancing, boomerangs, bubbles, stilt dancing, magic, illusions, bull whips, and wire walking. Media sponsor of the event is the Cape Cod Media Group.

July 21: Todd Migliacci Renowned magician Todd Migliacci, Walt Disney World’s “Best Specialty Act,” offers entertaining illusions and tricks. Media sponsor of the event is the Cape Cod Media Group.

July 28: Wayne Potash & The Music Fun Band Fun, interactive music shows feature sing-a-longs, dancing, jumping, games, and requests from the audience. Wayne and his five-piece band have played at such venues as Club Passim, Boston Harborfest, and the Cambridge River Festival.

August 4: Catskill Puppet Theater performs Sister Rain and Brother Sun, a musical nature tale that features audience participation and Brother Sun, a huge, talking sun face seven feet in diameter, with movable mouth and eyes!

August 11: Karen K & the Jitterbugs An unforgettable, theatrical, crowd-engaging musical adventure.

August 18: Airborne Comedians An amazing and entertaining show featuring six- and seven-foot high unicycles and lawn chair juggling.  

New this year, families can enjoy the Premium Heritage Experience, which gives behind-the-scenes access, inside information, and fun, interactive experiences with Heritage’s collections, gardens, and exhibits. Also new is the Rides in Cars program, which gives families a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride in one of the historic cars from Heritage’s collection. Children and families will also enjoy playing in Hidden Hollow™, an enchanting, two-acre outdoor discovery and exploration area that includes a giant treehouse; exploring 100 acres of nature trails, woodlands, and gardens; riding on a vintage carousel, and more. 

Open daily through October 9, 10 am-5 pm. For information or to purchase tickets, visit Heritage is grateful for the support of lead sponsor Arbella Insurance Foundation. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on