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!
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!
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!
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.
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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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 :: 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.
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?
May 15 :: Ipswich
Enjoy a mix of classical and contemporary music as you support the musical training of the area’s finest young musicians!
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!
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 :: 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!
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!
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!
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!
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.