The warm summer weather means festivals and fairs are aplenty across the greater Boston region – and what better way to connect with your community than by attending these exciting events?

If you’re looking for a festival the whole family can enjoy, head to Medford on the third Thursday of each month between July and October for Circle the Square, a free event featuring great music, food, art, and more. The first fair of the season willl be held on this Thursday, July 19th.

Circle the Square runs from 4 to 8 p.m., and is produced by CACHE, the Coalition for Arts, Culture, and a Healthy Economy in Medford. This is the festival’s inaugural year.

Circle the Square’s schedule of events include a square-wide scavenger hunt, a children’s storyteller, a bikefest, and several local musicians and performers. Best of all, it’s free to attend! So grab the whole family and head to Medford this Thursday. Can’t make July’s event? Instead, plan to go on August 16th, September 20th, or October 18th.

For more information on family-friendly summer fun going on in and around Boston, pick up a copy of Boston Baby: A Field Guide for Urban Parents by Kim Foley MacKinnon. The diaper bag companion features tips from Boston parenting experts and essential details on outdoor adventures, museums, and theaters.

Photo Credit: Medford Square image courtesy of John Phelan