Five Things to Do in Newton This Long Weekend

The long weekend means three days of family fun and relaxation. Friday’s expected to be cloudy, Saturday rainy, and Sunday and Monday are promising to bring us mild, sunny autumn weather just in time for Newton’s Indigenous Peoples Day activities.

Here are five things to do in Newton this weekend:

Friday, Oct. 6

  • The Newton Nomadic Theater will present “The Village Cidiot,” a one-woman show, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Allen House. There will be two weekends of performances, so if you miss this one, mark your calendars for next weekend.

Saturday, Oct. 7

  • The Newton Farmers Market is almost done for the year but there’s still time to grab some fresh local produce. The Saturday Farmers Market is at Newton North High School from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 8

  • Newtonville Village Day (which was postponed a couple weeks ago due to rain) is set for Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. This neighborhood party on Walnut Street in the village center will feature live entertainment, vendors, crafts, art and more. And the mayor is expected to be there to cut a cake. Admission is free.

Monday, Oct. 9

  • There will be a Columbus Day Rolling Parade on Monday, assembling at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Newton school administration building on Walnut Street. The parade launches at 10 a.m. and ends at the American Legion Post 440 at 10:45 a.m.
  • Newton is having its third annual Indigenous Peoples Day Festival on Monday. The celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Albemarle Field. There will be traditional native dance demonstrations, food, vendors, games and more. To see a list of events and speakers, visit