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!
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.)
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.
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!