things to do with kids in Boston in March

Spring is on the way — we can feel it! If you are looking for fun things to do in Boston, this is your lucky month! Boston Moms has compiled a few of our favorite things to do with kids in Boston this March!

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March 1-7

FunStuf Glow Night

March 1 :: Fitchburg

Come join the fun at FunStuf as it lights up like never before! Every participant will receive free glow sticks for this fun, glowing event!

“Once Upon a Mattress” at Concord Youth Theatre

March 1-3 :: Concord

This rollicking spin on the classic tale “The Princess and the Pea” will have the whole family in hysterics with its side-splitting shenanigans!

Cambridge Bike Tour

March 1-7 :: Cambridge

Experience the wind in your hair while cycling by the Charles River and enjoying magnificent views of the city skyline! Riders will discover the stories behind notable landmarks like MIT and Longfellow Bridge during their journey. Recommended for families with kids aged 10+.

Seussical the Musical

March 2-30 :: Stoughton

Join Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, the Amazing Mayzie, and more as they bring your favorite Dr. Seuss stories to life live on stage! 

Maple Magic at Drumlin Farm

March 2 :: Lincoln

It’s maple sugaring time — one of the best springtime things to do in Boston with kids! Help the farmers with the first crop of the year — maple syrup. Visit the maple grove to check the taps and taste some sap as you learn how syrup is made.

Gund Kwok Lion Dance Performance

March 2 :: Dorchester

This performance by the Gund Kwok, the first Asian Women’s Lion & Dragon Dance Troupe in the U.S., will include an interactive story of the origins and significance of the lion dance, two lion dance performances, and a costume try-out at the end!

March 8-15

Public Planetarium Show: In Saturn’s Rings

March 8 :: Framingham
 
Framingham State University will open its planetarium for a public showing of “In Saturn’s Rings,” a groundbreaking giant-screen adventure that takes audiences on a journey from the Big Bang to the awe-inspiring rings of Saturn. The film makes no use of CGI — all imagery is from animated high-resolution photography!

Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 9 :: Yarmouth

The 2024 Cape Cod Parade features more than 100 marching bands, floats, and antique cars! The two-mile parade runs along Route 28, starting at Long Pond Drive in South Yarmouth and ending at the Town And Country Motor Lodge in West Yarmouth.

Super Arts Saturday

March 9 :: Medford

Kids can participate in a Babar concert, art projects, theater games, K-Pop Dances, an African Drumming workshop, and sing-alongs around the Granoff Music Center and Aidekman Arts Center at this fun, family event! 

Play Songs and Games

March 9 :: Roxbury

The songs and games we played as children helped us learn cultural stories and understand the rhythms and textures of our world. Head over to the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library to remember, celebrate, learn, and relearn Afro-American and Caribbean play songs and games!

Asobouyo! Play and Learn about Japan!

March 12 :: Acton

Join visiting student teachers from Showa University in Tokyo to explore classic Japanese children’s toys and games! Learn about the Japanese culture, some simple Japanese words, and even how to write your name in Japanese!

March 16-23

The Most Special Carnival of All

March 16 :: Newton

Special needs families of all kinds are invited to enjoy a myriad of fun activities, including pictures with the Easter bunny, an egg hunt, and new booths of carnival fun!

Black Women in Science: Civil Engineering with Jamila H. Lindo

March 16 :: Acton

Join the Discovery Museum for an exciting program series that honors the contributions of Black women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. In this program, there will be a virtual meet and greet with Jamila H. Lindo, where participants will learn more about her work as an engineer and author.

Irish Festival at Patriot Place

March 16 :: Foxboro

This daylong celebration will feature live performances by Irish musicians and step dancers, as well as a full slate of free Irish-themed activities for the whole family to enjoy. This popular Patriot Place tradition is free and open to the public.

Tricks Are for Kids! Featuring Magician Peter O’Malley

March 16 :: Boston

Peter’s interactive and whimsical magic will transport young minds to a world of wonder and excitement! Don’t miss the chance to create magical memories with your little ones.

Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 17 :: Boston

Everybody is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day in Boston! Come celebrate the Irish Heritage at this fun parade! Colorful floats, festive music, and Irish good cheer await!

Boston Sea Rovers Sunday Kids Day

March 17 :: Danvers

Learn about sea creatures and working with dangerous animals like sharks, and visit the traveling tide pool to meet some special animal friends at this free family event!

March 24-31

Kids Art Brunch

March 24 :: Medford

Enjoy a great meal with your family and then drink your coffee hot (or your mimosas cold!) while your kids head to another corner of the restaurant to engage in a teacher-facilitated process art experience facilitated by the amazing Sabrina Huether.

Family Folk Chorale Celebrates the Music of Brandi Carlile.

March 24 :: Arlington

This family-friendly concert invites the audience to dance and sing along to Brandi Carlile’s music! Her songs span many genres, including folk rock, alternative country, Americana, and classic rock, and are sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Peter Rabbit’s Egg Roll at Powisset Farm!

March 29 :: Dover

Children will compete in rolling wooden eggs on an egg slalom course! Each child will receive a prize for participation. When children are not rolling eggs, they will enjoy a special craft.

Holi Mela Festival

March 30 :: Boston

Holi is a festival of colors in India. From traditional Indian music to a live DJ, dance performances, kid’s craft stalls, and food stalls, there are a myriad of ways for guests to enjoy a vibrant and joyous celebration of colors at Holi Mela!

Spring Celebration and Easter Egg Hunt

March 30 :: Westford

Guests will enjoy mini hay rides and pony rides, create holiday crafts, meet the Easter Bunny, and even snuggle chicks, bunnies, and goats at this fun family event!

Looking for even more ideas for things to do with kids in Boston this March? Check out our monthly calendar, with event listings submitted by tons of local organizations!

March 1, 2024

March 2, 2024

10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
10:00 am Leprechaun Spa Day @ The Good Witch of Salem
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 3, 2024

10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 4, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 5, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge
4:00 pm Free Fencing Class for kids 7-12 @ Olympia Fencing Center
5:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 6, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 7, 2024

10:00 am Leprechaun Potions @ The Good Witch of Salem
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 9, 2024

10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
6:00 pm Jigsaw Singles Happy Hour in Boston @ GrandTen Distilling

March 10, 2024

10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 11, 2024

10:00 am Tots in the Kitchen @ Powisset Farm
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 12, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge
4:00 pm Free Fencing Class for kids 7-12 @ Olympia Fencing Center
5:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 13, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 14, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 15, 2024

7:30 pm Ballet RI Presents “Off the Charts” @ Woodman Center Moses Brown School

March 16, 2024

10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
10:30 am St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Ride Trolley @ The Good Witch of Salem
1:00 pm ¡Teen Saturdays at the Museum! / ¡Sábados de Jóvenes en el Museo! @ Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
1:30 pm Ballet RI Presents “Off the Charts” @ Woodman Center Moses Brown School
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
7:30 pm Ballet RI Presents “Off the Charts” @ Woodman Center Moses Brown School

March 17, 2024

10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
1:30 pm Ballet RI Presents “Off the Charts” @ Woodman Center Moses Brown School
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 18, 2024

11:30 am Dance Me A Story @ Newton Library! @ Newton Library
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 19, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge
4:00 pm Free Fencing Class for kids 7-12 @ Olympia Fencing Center
5:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 20, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 21, 2024

1:00 pm Happy Hearts Spa Potions @ The Good Witch of Salem
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 23, 2024

9:00 am Run the Fens 5K to benefit BigSister Boston @ Time Out Market Boston
10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
1:00 pm “Peter and the Wolf” and “Continuum” @ maynard high school
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
6:00 pm “Peter and the Wolf” and “Continuum” @ maynard high school
7:30 pm Full Worm Moon Hike at Powisset Farm @ Powisset Farm

March 24, 2024

8:00 am Kiddos in the Kitchen @ Powisset Farm
10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
1:00 pm “Peter and the Wolf” and “Continuum” @ maynard high school
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 25, 2024

10:00 am Tots in the Kitchen @ Powisset Farm
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 26, 2024

11:30 am Dance Me A Story @ Needham Library! @ Needham Free Public Library
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge
4:00 pm Free Fencing Class for kids 7-12 @ Olympia Fencing Center
5:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 27, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 28, 2024

3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St, Cambridge
3:00 pm After School Robotics @ 86A Sherman St. Cambridge

March 29, 2024

March 30, 2024

10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center

March 31, 2024

10:00 am Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
4:00 pm Discover the Olympic Sport of Fencing! @ Olympia Fencing Center
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