Boston Moms Getting-Out Guide :: August 2021

The world is opening back up, and abundant opportunities to get out and have FUN are popping up all over the Boston area! 

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

August 1-8

Sunflower Festival at Verrill Farm

Saturday, July 31-Monday, August 2 

Wander among more than 250,000 sunflower blooms during this beautiful festival! Be sure to bring your camera for some fantastic photo opportunities, and bring home some blooms to keep the cheer going! (Plus, 50% of all proceeds from this event will go to support Emerson Hospital’s pediatric unit.)

Free Admission at The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River

Wednesday, August 4

Enjoy FREE admission to the Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River as a part of the Highland Street Foundation’s August Adventures program! Kids will have a blast in the many different areas of the museum, including a grocery area, LEGO room, a pretend doctor’s office, an outer space room, a water room, and the always-popular dinosaur room!

Families Dance Together :: Online Event by Jacob’s Pillow Dance

Friday, August 6

Dancers of all ages can experience the joy of movement in this multigenerational movement class! No experience is necessary, just a desire to share the joy of dance! To take part, register on the website, and a Zoom link will be sent on the morning of the class. 

Revere Beach Sandcastle Sculpting Festival

Friday, August 6-Sunday, August 8

Marvel at the amazing designs of the sand sculpting competition and enjoy delicious food from the many vendors and food trucks! There is something for everyone in the family at this exciting summertime event!

August 9-17

Boston Park Arts

Tuesday, August 10-Friday, August 13

Kids are invited to explore their creativity in these workshops, which are led by area artists! Free to Boston residents, workshops run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at a number of Boston parks. Pre-registration on the website is encouraged so enough supplies can be provided for all participants.

Jazz in the Park

Tuesday, August 10

Guests of all ages will enjoy the soulful sounds of Boston-based singer/songwriter Niu Raza as she performs in this free outdoor summer concert series on the Rose Kennedy Greenway!

Fisherman’s Feast 2021

Thursday, August 12-Sunday, August 15

In the 111th anniversary celebration of the Fisherman’s Feast in Boston, attendees can look forward to the Flight of the Angel, amazing Italian food from an array of food vendors, beer gardens, family games, live music, cooking demonstrations, and many more activities for the whole family! Be sure not to miss this year’s Sorrento Cheese tower building competition!

We Sing :: Boston

Sunday, August 8, at Town Field in Dorchester
Saturday, August 14, at Harambee Park in Mattapan
Sunday, August 15, at Chin Park on the Greenway

Don’t miss the beautiful voices of the Boston Children’s Chorus as they participate in “We Sing: Boston,” a summer series of community singing events in public parks across Boston! 

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, August 14

Calling all comic book fans! Celebrate 20 years of Free Comic Book Day! On this special day, comic book shops across the country give away a free comic book to anyone who visits their store! 

August 18-25

Kiddos in the Kitchen: Pizza Patrol

Wednesday, August 18

Kids will love learning to make ooey, gooey, delicious homemade pizza in the outdoor pizza oven at Powisset Farm in Dover! This class is best suited for kiddos between 7 and 12 years old.

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl 2021

Thursday, August 19-Sunday, August 22

The Scooper Bowl may look a bit different for 2021, but the mission is the same! Proceeds help the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to provide care and fund cancer research. For 2021, guests can pick up an ice cream kit from four locations around Greater Boston, then enjoy their tasty treat from anywhere! Each kit includes nearly 200 ounces of ice cream, toppings, and fun goodies and coupons from event sponsors.

Pick up locations are:

  • Thursday, August 19 | Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA
  • Friday, August 20 | Arbella Insurance, Quincy, MA
  • Saturday, August 21 | Roxbury Community College, Boston, MA
  • Sunday, August 22 | Burlington High School, Burlington, MA

JFK Library and Museum Free Admission

Saturday and Sunday, August 21-22 and 28-29

The JFK Library and Museum has begun a phased reopening to the public, and now is your time to enjoy its rich history! Guests are invited to visit for FREE between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on August weekends. Advanced registration is required for entrance.

Marshfield Fair

Friday, August 20-Sunday, August 29

The famed Marshfield Fair is back for its 152nd season! There is something for everyone at this exciting agricultural fair, which draws hundreds of competitors in 4-H, arts and crafts, agricultural and horticultural events each summer! 

Boston GreenFest 2021 Hybrid

Friday, August 20-Sunday, August 22

GreenFest is back on the Greenway for 2021! This three-day musical event will be held near Rings Fountain, and visitors of all ages will enjoy live music, fun games, art, activities, dance, Zumba, and an eco-fashion show on Saturday at 4 p.m.! All three days will also be streamed online.

Connors Farm Peach Festival

Saturday, August 21

Try Connor’s Farm’s famous peach pie with ice cream, and enjoy an amazing myriad of fun family events, including the jumping pillow, hanging out with farm animals, taking a train ride on the Putnamville Railroad, giggling at the singing chickens show and duck races, and taking a free pony ride, plus much more!

August 26-31

Lowell Summer Music Series Kids’ Shows

Wednesday, August 25, and Thursday, August 26

The Lowell Summer Music Kids Series presents fun, free events each Wednesday and Thursday morning in August! After they get some free, healthy snacks and free kids books from Project LEARN, they will marvel at the mystery of Magic By George on Wednesday, August 25, and giggle their pants off at the Robert Clarke comedy show on Thursday, August 26! 

Monster Jam at Gillette Stadium

Saturday, August 28

Get ready to see Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Scooby Doo, and all of your favorite monster trucks as Monster Jam returns to Gillette! The 12-truck lineup will speed, flip, and zoom in the skills challenges, and the audience can vote for their favorites right from their smartphones! Who will be the champion? 

DrumatiX Free Performance in Salem

Saturday, August 28, and Sunday, August 29

DrumatiX will perform “Rhythm Delivered” at Charlotte Forten Park in Salem at 2 p.m. This interactive show combines tap dance, body percussion, and creative drumming in a humorous performance that the whole family will love! In case of rain, the performance will take place at Old Town Hall at 32 Derby Square in Salem.

Family Fest & Home Show

Saturday, August 28

Families will be entertained by hundreds of vendors, raffles, the Kidz Zone, and much more! Challenge your kids in the pie-eating contest, and don’t forget to vote in the famous mac and cheese cook-off!

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