Boston Moms Getting-Out Guide :: Things to Do with Kids in March

Welcome, March! Spring is on its way, and we are excited to spring into some fun activities! Need ideas to get out and explore? Boston Moms has compiled a few of our favorite things to do with kids in Boston this March!

March 1-7

Bessie’s Closet

March 3-5 :: Acton

Bessie’s Closet is a free pop-up clothing store open to all members of the community. Supported by donations from the Discovery Museum community and beyond, Bessie’s Closet offers new or gently used clothing and shoes for children and adults. Anyone who may benefit is welcome to visit Bessie’s Closet. Museum admission is not required but not included. All items are free of charge, and guests are invited to take what they need.

Maple Sugaring Saturday at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

March 4 :: Ipswich

Experience the age-old tradition of maple sugaring! On a naturalist-guided walk, learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product.

World Wildlife Day at Franklin Park Zoo

March 4 :: Boston

World Wildlife Day aims to raise awareness of the incredible biodiversity of our planet, and Franklin Park Zoo is focusing on its commitment to conservation! Enjoy arts and crafts, many chats with animal keepers, and even a mystery animal encounter in the Hippo Theater!

HITS the Musical

March 4 :: Lynn

Come see some of the country’s rising superstars! The show is comprised of 22 young performers between the ages of 8-21 and will take audiences on a musical journey through the decades, highlighting the biggest hits of all time in pop, country, rock, and broadway!

Baystate Model Railroad Museum Spring Train Show

March 4-5 :: Roslindale

Calling all train lovers! Come see an array of trains and trolleys at the annual open house!

The Airborne Comedians

March 5 :: Brookline

The Airborne Comedians are two performers who’ve traveled the globe performing their high-energy, unorthodox comedy juggling show to the delight of all ages. Watch Dan Foley and Joel Harris throw and catch birdbaths, lawn-chairs, electric guitars, and baseball bats in their hilarious juggling routines while balanced atop unicycles!

March 8-14

Paddington Gets In a Jam

March 10 :: Worcester

Watch Paddington, the famous and accident-prone bear, as he takes to the stage in this fun filled comedy!

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concert

March 10 :: Boston

Come watch the amazing talent of the youth in the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (BPYO) as they perform Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza

March 10-12 :: Boxborough

Get ready for the ultimate pop culture weekend at NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza! Meet your favorite celebrities, interact with comic book artists, writers, and creators, and participate in cosplay activities, photo ops, panels, and so much more!

Irish Festival at Patriot Place

March 11 :: 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!

Worcester St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 12 :: Worcester

Join Worcester for this community-wide celebration, which features floats, bands, color guards, clowns, and boosters of Irish heritage. In true parade fashion, you’ll get to see a host of local heroes including firefighters, teamsters, children, beauty queens, elected officials, and revelers!

March 15-22

Bierman Autism Center Sensory Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Event

March 15 :: Needham

Bierman Autism Center is excited to invite guests to this sensory-friendly celebration! The craft station will get your creative juices flowing, and the delectable snacks will leave your taste buds singing.

South Asian Showdown Bollywood/Fusion Dance Competition

March 18 :: Boston

The South Asian Showdown is a national competition with great Bollywood/fusion teams from all over North America! Teams use all sorts of different dance styles including Latin, Bollywood, bhangra, garba, hip hop, and more!

Junie B. Jones the Musical

March 18 :: Newburyport

It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her! Come join Junie and her friends in this fun, family musical!

Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 19 :: Boston

Is there a more Irish city in the U.S. than Boston? Colorful floats, music, and Irish good cheer await you at the annual Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade. Celebrate Irish heritage in Boston’s most Irish neighborhood!

Josh and the Jamtones

March 19 :: Brookline

Josh and the Jamtones is an exciting Boston-based rock and roll family band working toward a singular goal: to create a unique and original music experience that parents can enjoy together with their children.

Wondering About Worms: Vermicomposting Workshop

March 20 :: Southborough

The full moon in March is called the “worm moon,” because this is when earthworms start to creep up from the ground as the soil warms! In this family-friendly workshop, learn all about vermicomposting — composting with worms! Meet red wiggler worms up close, learn about foods they can and cannot eat, and study their unique body structures.

March 23-31

Into the Woods

March 21-April 2 :: Boston

Direct from Broadway, the critically acclaimed and much-beloved production is coming to Boston, with its Broadway stars to boot!

PAX East 2023

March 23-26 :: Boston

Friends, families, and gamers from Boston and around the world will get hands on with the most anticipated, yet-to-be released video games — and they’ll meet the creators of their favorite titles. Attendees can take plenty of photos with fellow fans dressed as famous characters in pop culture, head to multiple theaters for live events with beloved gaming personalities, and compete in intense tournaments throughout the event.

The SpongeBob Musical

March 24-April 2 :: Acton

The SpongeBob Musical is an action-packed underwater adventure highlighting diversity, courage, and friendship. All performances are relaxed/sensory friendly and feature ASL interpretation and open captioning.

New York International Children’s Film Festival

March 26 :: Brookline

A collection of short films curated by the New York International Children’s Film Festival, Kid Flicks One gives a warm welcome to all budding cinephiles with this lively international lineup of fun. Whether dreaming up the fantastical, like a cat the size of a house, or the practical, like finding a beloved teacher or a summer romance, these shorts are sure to surprise and delight. 

Winnie the Pooh

March 31-April 1 :: Boston

Come join Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don’t forget Tigger too!) in this beautiful, fresh stage adaptation. The story is told with stunning life-sized puppetry through the eyes of the characters we all know and love, in a new story from the Hundred Acre Wood.

Jurassic World Live

March 31-April 9 :: Boston

Jurassic World Live is an exhilarating and unpredictable family entertainment experience that brings the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans! The production features more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, with scale, speed, and ferocity, operated by animatronics and performers.

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!

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


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