May flowers are in full bloom, and the weather here in Beantown is gorgeous! It is the perfect time to get OUT in Greater Boston!

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

May 1-7

Dartmouth Mall Carnival

April 28-May 8 :: Dartmouth

The carnival is coming! Enjoy the exciting midway, as well as your favorite rides, games, and food at this fun family event! 

The Addams Family

April 29-May 1 :: Foxboro

Come see Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Lurch, and all of your creepy favorites live on stage at the Un-Common Theatre Company’s production of The Addams Family! 

Brookline Reservoir Family Fishing Festival

May 1 :: Brookline

Learn to fish in this non-competitive, family-friendly event at the Brookline Reservoir! Bring your own equipment, or borrow from the Brookline Recreation Department.

Project Bread’s 54th Annual Walk for Hunger

May 1 :: Boston

Walk for Hunger is a fundraiser that supports Project Bread’s work to increase food access for people of all ages in Massachusetts. The event this year will be virtual, and participants are invited to take part in virtual programming as they walk in their own neighborhoods. 

May 8-14

I Love Tacos by Paper Heart Puppets

May 7-8 :: Brookline

Get your imagination rolling! Meet magical quetzal birds and taco monsters, and solve the mystery of the volcano rabbit and his ultimate salsa in this funny family performance!

Mother’s Day Brunch at Appleton Farms

May 8 :: Ipswich

Celebrate mom at this beautiful farm! Foods will be specially made in-house at the Farmstead Kitchen, and families are invited to enjoy their treats in a picnic style.

Duckling Day Boston

May 8 :: Boston

Come join in on the most adorable Mother’s Day celebration in Boston! Celebrate the book “Make Way for Ducklings” in a joy-filled parade. Led by the Harvard University Marching Band, the parade will begin in the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and end in the Public Garden near the famous duckling sculptures. Dress like your favorite characters, and revel in the joy of this sweet Boston tradition!

Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum

May 8 :: Boston

Soak in the beauty and gorgeous aroma of over 400 lilac plants at the Arnold Arboretum while celebrating 150 years of Arboretum history and 112 Lilac Sundays.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live

May 10 :: Worcester 

Join Daniel and all of his friends on this interactive and exciting adventure to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe! This adorable live theatrical production is filled with music, dancing, and wonderful surprises for the audience!

May 15-21

Paws in the Park

May 15 :: Sudbury

Calling all dog lovers! Help raise money for homeless pups at this day of family (and canine!) fun! Enjoy seeing the dogs perform in the agility try-out ring, catch a parade of adoptable dogs, then check out the doggie games, a raffle and silent auction, food, exhibitors, and more. All dogs are welcome, as long as they get along with other pups.

Mythical Creatures Scavenger Hunt

Through May 30 :: Cambridge

Travel through the galleries of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture on your hunt for mythical creatures! Will you find genies, merfolk, or even a centaur? 

An Afternoon of Spring Concerts

May 15 :: Ipswich 

Enjoy a mix of classical and contemporary music as you support the musical training of the area’s finest young musicians! 

Trolls LIVE 

May 21-22 :: Auburn

This is one Trolls party you won’t want to miss! Join Poppy and all of her friends as they host a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show filled with music, dancing, and fun! 

Boston by Little Feet Walking Tour

Ongoing through October :: Boston

Walk Boston’s Freedom Trail in a fun, interactive way. This hour-long tour through 300 years of history encourages discovery and exploration, and it’s perfect for families with children between 6 and 12 years old.

May 22-30

Mayfest Kids Cookie Decorating at Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers

May 22 :: Framingham

Kids will receive three blank cookies, two bags of icing, and sprinkles to decorate to their heart’s content, while their adults enjoy this fantastic brewery! 

Dance With Bluey at Moonrise Cinemas

May 22 :: Plymouth

Dance, sing, and enjoy fun activities with Bluey at this outdoor restaurant and beer garden! The gates open at 11 a.m. for lawn games and lunch, and families are welcome to stay and play with Bluey all afternoon!

PJ Masks on the Big Screen

May 22-23 :: Norwood

Come see Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko as they go into the night to save the day! The littlest guests will love seeing “Friendship Saves The Day” on the big screen! 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert

May 26-28 :: Boston

Watch your favorite witches and wizards in high-definition while the Boston Symphony Orchestra performs John Williams’ iconic score live! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event!

Military Heroes Garden of Flags on the Boston Common 2022

May 26-30 :: Boston

Come pay your respects to the nearly 37,000 Massachusetts service members who have given their lives to defend the U.S. and our freedom at this beautiful memorial. The Garden of Flags will be set up in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common.

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