Hello, September! The kids are heading back to school, and fall is right around the corner! Don’t fret, though — summer may be making its exit, but the Boston area is still full of FUN!
Need some ideas to get out and explore? Boston Moms has compiled a few of our favorite events happening around Greater Boston this September!
September 1-December 31 :: Mendon
Southwick’s Zoo is once again alight with wonder! The 2022 Festival of Illumination is themed “Once Upon a Time” and takes guests on an epic journey through forgotten stories of legendary creatures, myths, and fairytales.
September 1 :: Worcester
We may not talk about Bruno, but you can see him for free on the big screen on Worcester Common! Bring a blanket and enjoy this fun, family movie!
September 3 :: Acton
Head over to the Discovery Museum to learn about dancer and roboticist Catie Cuan. Catie Cuan combines her passions for dance and robots to investigate ways of helping people feel more comfortable around machines, especially in medical settings.
September 3-October 23 :: Carver
New England’s royal tradition is back! Watch the king’s daring knights joust on horseback, hear live musical acts, watch theatrical performances, and stroll the village of more than 100 unique and talented artisans! There is certainly something for everyone at the fair!
September 4-6 :: Marlborough
Come celebrate the Greek heritage with traditional food, music, dance groups, and plenty of family-friendly fun! Free admission, rain or shine.
September 9 :: Brockton
Calling all wrestling fans! Your favorite Top Rope Promotions Superstars are returning to Brockton! This family-friendly event features 8 all star matches, a meet and greet with the wrestlers, concessions, merchandise, and much more!
September 9-10 :: Somerville
Residing behind bins and beneath trash can lids, inventive acrobats, high-flying aerialists, and quirky clowns welcome you into their world for a junkyard adventure. Inhabiting a space of discovery and fun, this repurposed circus turns trash into treasure!
September 9-11 :: Sterling
Come enjoy this family-oriented community agricultural fair! The Sterling Fair features rides, horse pulls, oxen pulls, tractor pulls, helicopter rides, antique engine and machinery shows, livestock shows, food, entertainment, and more!
September 10 :: Revere
History buffs will revel in this fun, family-friendly tour! Experience more than 400 years of history on this guided trolley tour through Revere! Revere historians will lead you through the city streets while you learn about the evolution of the city, from American Revolutionary War sites to the renovated Waterfront Square!
September 11 :: Medfield
This free family event will showcase performances by Festival Ballet Providence, Pantos Project, BoSoma Dance Company, and more! All are invited to attend interactive workshops in a variety of dance forms including Hawaiian hula, Irish jig, Simdaca Moov (African fusion), and more!
September 16-October 2 :: West Springfield
The Big E, or Eastern States Exposition, is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America! Each September, participants, vendors, entertainers and guests come from all over the eastern seaboard as well as throughout the country to enjoy this festive event. Enjoy a midway, crafts, food, live music from some of your favorite artists, and family fun!
September 17 :: Arlington
Enjoy live music, more than 200 booths for arts and crafts, nonprofit and local business displays, and an enormous assortment of enticing food at this fun community event!
September 17 :: South Boston
Come on down to East Broadway, between I and L Streets, to catch live performances that will take place on two stages! Children’s activities include face painters, balloon twisters, and street performers. Be sure to keep an eye out for a band of pirates that will be roaming the festival site throughout the day!
September 17 :: Nationwide
Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, September 17, 2022, as the 18th annual Museum Day, an initiative in which participating museums across the U.S. open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket. Many Boston-area locations are participating. For a list, please click here.
September 18 :: Revere
Walk along the track at Suffolk Downs for an up-close view of tractors, trucks, diggers, police cars, and fire engines at this free event! Sit in the seats, honk the horns, or take your picture on the front end! Enjoy kids activities, games, giveaways, food trucks, and craft beer by Rockport Brewing in the Paddock!
September 24 :: Jamaica Plain
This pop-up festival on the grounds of the Loring Greenough House celebrates the harvest. Community members are invited to come together to reap the rewards of sowing seeds in the community and neighborhood!
September 24 :: Boston
Frederick Law Olmsted’s bicentennial inspires this day-long celebration of shared use, shared health, and shared power along Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace linear park system. Join neighbors and friends to enjoy what makes you most grateful for YOUR parks! Come together for a special program of picnicking, dancing, creating, learning, relaxing, and connecting.
September 25 :: Hopkinton
Treat your pup (and yourself!) to yummy treats and meet local dog vendors and businesses at this sweet family event! There will be photo opportunities for families and their doggo friends!
September 29 :: Boston
Join the Red Sox for STEM Education Day at Fenway Park, featuring weather education with the Boston 25 news team. Participate in an egg drop off the famed Green Monster, learn STEM-related curriculum via lectures and interactive exhibits, and end with a Sox game!
September 30-October 10 :: Topsfield
The Topsfield Fair, America’s oldest and finest agricultural fair, has run every fall since 1818! Come enjoy the fiesta show’s carnival midway, the grand parade, demonstrations, a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, musical acts, 4-H agricultural/arts and crafts exhibits, and so much more!