Free Family Fun Can Be Found Throughout Weston

The City of Weston prides itself on offering residents a culturally-rich calendar of activities. While adults may prefer the symphony orchestra concerts or foreign films, there are plenty of programs geared specifically to children (and their parents or caregivers).

On Saturday, February 2nd, Bob Nathanson and Puppets to Go present the classic children’s story Little Red Riding Hood. In this updated version, the Wolf and Red both learn some valuable lessons on the way to Grandma’s house. The show promises to be both exciting and educational. The puppet show is best suited for children in Pre-K through 2nd grade.

Gary Midnight will leave children spellbound with his amazing gifts of illusion and sleight of hand. Using coins, cards, ropes, scarves, rings and more, this master magician will marvel the audience on Saturday, March 2nd, with incredible feats of magic. This show is appropriate for children of all ages.

Bob Nathanson and Puppets to Go return on Saturday, April 6th, with The Frog Prince. This enchanting version of the classic fairy tale features Wanda the Witch, who casts a spell on the handsome prince turning him into a frog. Only a kiss from a beautiful princess can break the spell. Beautifully designed puppets and music enhance this production. The puppet show is best suited for children in Pre-K through 2nd grade.

All shows for the Performing Arts for Children series take place at 1:30pm and 3pm at the Weston Community Center. Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

In addition to puppets and magic, children will delight in the live music at the Outdoor Symphony Pops Concert at Weston Town Center. This free event is always a favorite for families, with young and old tapping their feet and dancing in the streets while the Symphony of the Americas plays popular pops songs from Broadway, the movies and more. The concert takes place on Sunday, March 10th from 6:30-8pm. It is presented by the City of Weston, Weston Town Center and the Weston Music Society in partnership with The Arts Council of Greater Weston.

Of course, another favorite family activity is the Royal Egg Hunt. Children, age ten and under, can collect some of the 30,000 candy filled eggs at Weston Regional Park on Saturday, April 20th. The egg hunt begins promptly at 10am; please arrive by 9:15. Afterwards, kids can take pictures with the Royal Bunny and hop around in the bounce houses until noon.

For more information on any of these programs contact 954-389-4321 or visit the Calendar of Events at