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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
August 13 :: Wenham
This year’s fair will include entertainment, food trucks, a local brewery, face painting, art making, and much more!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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.!
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!
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.
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!