Welcome to summer vacation! The weather is gorgeous, the schedules are light, and the fun is out there waiting! 

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

July 1-7

Greater Boston 4th of July Activities

Throughout July :: Various Locations

Whether you’re staying close to home or want to venture out to a new part of our awesome area, there are 4th of July celebrations all over our great state!

Boston Harborfest

July 1-4 :: Boston

With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is one of the country’s largest Fourth of July festivals! Enjoy historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, boat tours, live entertainment, and so much more.

Jack and the Beanstalk 

July 2-3 :: Brookline

Come join the Dream Tale Puppets as they lead you on Jack’s rags to riches adventure! This adorable show uses practically every puppet character, from masks to marionettes, to lead the audience through the land of giants and up the beanstalk!

Tropical Sounds Get Down on Spectacle Island

July 2, 9, and 23 :: Boston

Come dance the day away with the music of A Trike Called Funk as they lead you through dance traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean! A DJ specializing in the musical genres from those same geographic regions will be featured, with a focus on Spanish-speaking countries July 2, Portuguese-speaking countries July 9, and English-speaking countries July 23.

Salisbury Beach Pet Parade and Beach Concert

July 4 :: Salisbury

Calling all canines! Come show off your pup on a stroll around the Broadway loop! Dress your pet in a fun costume, beach attire, or patriotic gear — or bring them in all of their natural furry glory! Stay for live music from Joppa Flatts on the Salisbury beach stage at 7:30 p.m.

Farm Tots: Lettuce Grow Program

July 8-September 28 :: Amesbury

All little farmers are invited to Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury for this weekly event! Little ones will take an educational farm hike and learn how to plant, care for, and harvest vegetables throughout the season. Each week is different! This event is free, but pre-registration is required each week.

July 8-14

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience

Begins July 8 :: Boston

Through nine distinct galleries, “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience” unlocks the 3,300-year-old story of King Tut in an evolution of immersive show experiences. Descend into King Tut’s tomb, 100 years since its historic discovery, and join King Tut in his quest for immortality.

Levitate Music & Arts Festival

July 8-10 :: Marshfield

Come enjoy music, art, food, and the outdoors at the Marshfield Fairgrounds! This year’s headliners are an eclectic blend of styles and genres, blending local acts and world-class artists!

Dino Day

July 8 :: Fitchburg

Calling all dinosaur lovers! Come meet Tyrannosaurus Fitch at this fun event! Search for fossils in a sand pit pool, get a dinosaur-themed Build-A-Bear, take advantage of dinosaur photo opportunities, and get a cool dinosaur tattoo! 


July 9-14 :: Acton

Come take part as the Discovery Museum transforms into Fairyborough! This changing and evolving temporary kingdom will be put together by staff and visitors over the course of six days. Design, build, and explore a mysterious forest environment of fairy houses, gnome houses, and sprite skyscrapers, constructed from natural materials and your creativity!

Wicked Good Playdate 

July 14 :: Hingham

Join us for a playdate at Derby Street in Hingham on Thursday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m.! We’ll gather on the green located between Kohls and REI for our playdate. Little ones will stay entertained with music and fun from Peter Mundt of South Shore Conservatory, 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 also include all Boston Moms swag partners, a Derby Street VIP Perks pass, and swag and coupons from Nantucket Kids, Legal C Bar, Skin Spa New York, and Barnes & Noble Cafe.

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


Through July 24 :: Boston

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear the untold story of the witches of Oz while WICKED is playing in Boston! 

July 15-21

Weekly Guided Nature Hikes at the Bog

July 15-August 26 :: Foxboro

Join teacher naturalists from Mass Audubon for an hour hike around The Bog at Patriot Place each Friday! This weekly series gives guests the opportunity to see what is changing in the cranberry bog and surrounding wetland and forest. In addition, the teacher naturalists will teach you skills to use on your own nature adventures.

SPORT-ified Color Competition

July 16 :: Ashland

Kids from 3-17 years old will have the chance to compete for medals and trophies in a myriad of races and relays at this fun, family fitness event! There will be live music accompanying the Olympic-style competition!

Barnstable County Fair

July 18-24 :: Barnstable

Come to the fair! Enjoy animal shows, 4-H demonstrations, petting zoos, horticulture displays, rides, games, live music, arts and crafts, food, and many local vendors.

Circus Smirkus

July 20-August 5 :: Marshfield, Waltham, and Newbury

The big top is back! The 2022 Big Top Tour show is called “On the Road Again” in celebration of taking this fun nonprofit youth circus back on tour after a two-year hiatus. (Masks are required for those ages 2 and up, and audience members must show proof of vaccination or a negative antigen test taken on the day of the performance.)

Needham Carnival

July 21-24 :: Needham

The Needham Carnival has something for everyone! There will be kiddie rides, big kid rides, thrill rides, the midway, and plenty of delicious carnival food!

July 22-30

Revere Beach Sand Castle Sculpting Festival 2022

July 22-24 :: Revere

This year’s theme will be “Wonders of the World” and will feature beautiful sand sculptures designed by world-class sculptors, plus food trucks and food vendors with cuisines from around the world, live entertainment, and a Saturday night fireworks extravaganza!

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience at Franklin Park Zoo

July 22-October 10 :: Boston

Experience the wonder of more than 55 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo’s 72 acres! New this year is a colossal 82-foot-long octopus tunnel with blinking eyes and color-changing tentacles!

Provincetown Family Week 2022

July 23-30 :: Provincetown

Family week is the largest annual gathering of LGBTQ+ families in the world! From sunrise to sunset, family week offers activities and events for your entire family. Each day will be filled with programming options for individual age groups, including many signature family week events and activities that are designed for everyone. Family Equality’s registration will be pay-what-you-can in order to ensure that this programming reaches as many families as possible.

Wamesit Friends and Family Musical Chairs Competition!

July 24 :: Tewksbury

The rules of this tournament are simple — don’t be left without a chair when the music stops! This musical chairs competition supports the Wamesit Friends and Family Foundation. Prizes will be awarded! Don’t miss out on this silly, fun event! 

Patriots Football Training Camp

Various dates between July 27-August 18 :: Foxboro

Join thousands of other Patriots fans for an opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of football in Foxborough at Patriots Training Camp! All public training camp practice sessions and parking are free. A variety of concessions will be available for purchase at training camp, including popcorn, sausages, hot dogs, frozen lemonade, ice cream sundaes, and an array of cold beverages. Concession stands will be positioned at various locations, including in Fan Zone and near the practice fields.

Wicked Good Playdate

July 28 :: Lynnfield

Join us for a playdate at MarketStreet Lynnfield on Thursday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m.! Little ones will stay entertained with obstacles and bouncy activities with local favorite Knucklebones, 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, a MarketStreet Lynnfield INSIDERS PASS, and swag and coupons from other MarketStreet properties.

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

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