Welcome, August! The dog days of summer are officially here! The weather may be sizzling, but there are tons of cool things to do in Boston! 

Need some ideas to get out and explore? Boston Moms has compiled a few of our favorite events happening around Greater Boston this August!

August 1-7

August Adventures with Highland Street Foundation

Throughout August :: Various Locations

August Adventures returns! During the month of August, many Massachusetts cultural institutions provide one free activity each day for 31 days!

Boston Moms Wicked Good Playdate

August 3 :: Dedham

Join us for a playdate at Legacy Place at 10:30 a.m.! Little ones will stay entertained, and moms will have the opportunity to meet and mingle!

We’ll have swag bags for the first 50 attendees filled with Boston Moms goodies and samples from some of our favorite kid-friendly brands, including Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny, Littlemore Organics, Unreal Snacks, 88 ACRES, GoSili, Nanobébé, and Tubby Todd!

Swag bag inclusions for this event include all Boston Moms swag partners and swag and coupons from Legacy Place properties.

Boston Moms is thrilled to partner with WS Development to bring you this fun and FREE opportunity.

Ticket holders are subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already). Photos will be taken at each event for use on the Boston Moms website and social media platforms. Registration and attendance signify your consent to having your picture taken and used in promotional materials for Boston Moms.

Beverly Homecoming Days and Fireworks

August 3-7 :: Beverly

Come celebrate the 57th annual Beverly homecoming with live music, family-friendly movies, lawn games, a road race, and a full slate of fun events!

Out of the Park

August 7 :: Boston

Head over to Boston Common (on the corner of Beacon and Charles) to catch the Red Sox game on the big screen! The NESN broadcast will be shown on a 16×30-foot video screen in the park, courtesy of a feed provided by Xfinity. NESN will also host its pregame show live from the Boston Common, weather permitting, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Teddy Bear Picnic : A Make and Take Affair

August 5 :: Falmouth

Come make an adorable new friend at the Falmouth Museums on the Green! Children will receive a kit that comes with a bear, stuffing, T-shirt, birth certificate, and other bear-y cool things!

Redcoats and Rebels

August 6-7 :: Sturbridge

See the largest military re-enactment in New England with hundreds of costumed Revolutionary War reenactors, both soldiers and civilians, encamped on the village common! Guests can also explore the exhibits and galleries of Old Sturbridge Village, witness demonstrations, hear fife and drum music, and talk with the costumed historians about everyday life in early New England. 

Scituate Heritage Days

August 6 :: Scituate

Come enjoy live music and entertainment, see artisan crafts, and participate in kids activities and historical site visits at one of the South Shore’s biggest and most anticipated outdoor events of the summer! Don’t miss the lighted boat parade as it illuminates the harbor at 8:15 p.m.!

August 8-14

Bolton Fair

August 12 :: Bolton

Come enjoy this quintessential New England fair! See the lumber jack show, demolition derby, FMX, and even monster trucks! The kids will love kid’s country, the “Old MacDonald’s” petting farm, livestock exhibits, and exciting midway rides.

Stars Above Open Air Circus

August 12-14 :: Framingham
August 16-17 :: Boston

This family-friendly outdoor circus show is set to original music and reimagined cover songs, providing a modern take on the nostalgic small touring circuses from 200 years ago! The all-ages production is performed outdoors, under the vast canopy of sky and stars, on a custom-built circular stage and aerial rig.

Wenham Museum Summer Fair

August 13 :: Wenham

This year’s fair will include entertainment, food trucks, a local brewery, face painting, art making, and much more!

Moana Meet & Greet at Moonrise Drive-In

August 13 :: Plymouth

Come meet Moana and Maui, and then watch Moana on the big screen! A portion of the ticket sales from this event will go to Community Systems, Inc., a nonprofit organization helping persons with disabilities to find happiness in their own homes, in their personal relationships, and as contributing members of their community.

Chinatown August Moon Festival

August 14 :: Boston

Chinatown’s August Moon Festival is a day-long event filled with cultural performances including lion dancing, Chinese music and singing, traditional folk dance, and martial arts, as well as Chinese calligraphy, arts and crafts, and various vendors of Chinese food and merchandise.

Discover Girl Scouts: National S’mores Day Celebration

August 14 :: Plymouth

Come enjoy s’more’s-themed activities, learn campfire safety, and make some s’mores. Open and free to ALL! This event is geared toward youth entering kindergarten through 3rd grade who are interested in learning more about Girl Scouts. 

August 15-21

Peach Festival

August 13-14, 20-21 :: Amesbury

The multi-weekend event will feature free live music, an outdoor hard cider bar, family-friendly activities, hayrides, a touch-a-truck, food truck specials, homemade peach treats, and pick-your-own peaches.

Fisherman’s Feast

August 18-21 :: Boston

Come enjoy food, entertainment, games, and street vendors as they line the streets during this annual festival. This year, the feast takes place on North, Lewis, and Fleet Streets and includes a religious procession through the narrow streets carrying the Madonna statue. Don’t miss the Sorrento cheese tower building competition!

Marshfield Fair

August 19-28 :: Marshfield

The 153rd annual Marshfield Fair is here! This yearly agricultural fair draws hundreds of competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, and agricultural and horticultural events — it’s fun for the whole family! 

Cars in the Park

August 20 :: Whitinsville

Do you have an auto enthusiast in your family? Don’t miss Cars in the Park! This car, truck, and motorcycle show is fun for the whole family, with competitions, food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, and kids’ activities!

Princess Expo Magical Sisters Show

August 20-21 :: Norwood

Calling all princesses! Dress up like your favorite princess and be treated like a queen at this day of magical pampering! Each little royal will receive a sash and a tiara to wear during their day of pampering and have the chance to meet, sing, and dance with Anna and Elsa, the Madrigal sisters (Mirabel, Isabela, and Luisa), and Ariel and her mermaid sisters! 

August 22-30

Water Week! at The Discovery Museum

August 23-September 1 :: Acton

Get ready to get wet as you explore the many ways water can take form! Experience the unique properties of water and consider how valuable it is to all aspects of life! 

Summer Dance Party Series: R&B Dance Party

August 26 :: Boston

Come dance the night away at a free R&B dance party on City Hall Plaza! DJ ReaL P will be spinning your favorite tunes at this fun, family event from 5-8 p.m.!

Stay N Play Children’s Museum FREE Friday!

August 26 :: Bridgewater

Come experience the museum for free before its official grand opening on September 5! Kids will love playing in the pizza shop, selling food in the market, putting on shows in the theater, and much more!

Boston Ukrainian Festival & Independence Day Celebration

August 27 :: Boston

Enjoy an outdoor summer concert and shows, a public social dance, Ukrainian foods and baked goods, fun children’s activities, vendors grove, arts and crafts displays and bazaar, cool refreshments, live reenactments of Ukrainian history, and Ukrainian hospitality.

Supersized Creatures at Stone Zoo

Through September 4 :: Stoneham

Come see your favorite creatures like you have never seen them before — made out of thousands of LEGO bricks! Come face to face with a 370-pound praying mantis composed of over 38,000 bricks, and slither past a 932-pound spitting cobra made from 92,000 bricks! Look for more supersized species around every corner, including the assassin bug, honey badger, blue-ringed octopus, American kestrel, fattail scorpion, giant tarantula, and more!

Deanna is a mom of five (yes, five) children, who lives in Brockton with her small circus of kids, her husband, their dog Penny, and a few cats. Her life is loud, energetic, mostly fun, often gross (did she mention four of those kids are boys?), and she wouldn't have it any other way. In between carting kids to school, baseball, gymnastics, guitar, dance, track and field and every other kid activity known to mankind, she works as a school bus driver for the city of Brockton, and is the Director of Religious Education at the Unity Church of North Easton, a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Deanna also holds degrees in Elementary Physical Education and Dance Education, which she plans to put back into use one day. At parties, Deanna can often be found hanging out with family pets. She follows her children around with a camera like the paparazzi, is pretty sure that 97% of her blood stream is made of coffee, and her laundry is never done. You can also find her blogging at https://eighteenmoreyearsofburpsandfarts.wordpress.com