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Seasonal Fun Boston Events for Kids and Families

Calendar of seasonal family fun and kids events happening in Boston and nearby suburbs - lots of fun things to do.

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Lexington Patriot's Day Battle Day Schedule 2020Lexington, Free
Mon, April 20, 2020  -  Mon, April 20, 2020   
Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriot's Day. View the reenactment schedule of the events leading up to the...
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What's Open on Patriot's Day?Boston
Mon, April 20, 2020  -  Mon, April 20, 2020   
Patriot's Day is the MA state holiday is also known as the day of the Boston Marathon and the 11:05 a.m. Red Sox game.
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Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum 2020Jamaica Plain, Free
Sun, May 10, 2020  -  Sun, May 10, 2020   
This beloved Boston tradition celebrates the lilacs as well as many other special collections at their peak at this lovely time of year. Come celebrate spring at the Arnold Arboretum.
First Responders Free at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Sun, May 24, 2020  -  Mon, May 25, 2020   
Theme Park Open featuring First Responders Free 5/24-5/25: Police, Fire, EMS, Military & Veterans Free with valid identification, immediate family members are $20.00 at the entry gate.
What's Open on Memorial Day?New England
Mon, May 25, 2020  -  Mon, May 25, 2020   
What's open for fun on Memorial Day in Greater Boston? Check here to find out.
Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)Boston, Free
Mon, May 25, 2020   
Celebrate Memorial Day at the Museum of Fine Arts and visit the Museum for a fun-filled day of vibrant activities your whole family will enjoy. Join us for a day of celebration with free general admission for all, including drop in art activities for all ages.
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ICA WatershedBoston, Free
Mon, May 25, 2020  -  Mon, August 31, 2020   
Located in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in East Boston, the ICA Watershed transforms a 15,000-square-foot, formerly condemned space into a new civic and cultural asset. This exciting new cross-harbor...
Camp Half-Blood Epic Field Day for kids and teensFall River, $
Sat, May 30, 2020  -  Sat, May 30, 2020   
This experience is an epic field day event that includes foam archery battles, sword fighting and troll ball, capture the flag, atlas ball and more!
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MA Fireworks: 4th of July Fireworks Displays (by town) 2020Massachusetts, Free
Tue, June 2, 2020  -  Sun, August 23, 2020   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2020. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
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Boston Fireworks 2020 (Where to Watch, Start Times, By Date)Massachusetts, Free
Tue, June 2, 2020  -  Sun, August 23, 2020   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2020 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
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Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2020Cambridge, Free
Sun, June 14, 2020  -  Sun, June 14, 2020   
Celebrate the sport, history and culture of Chinese Dragon Boat Racing at the Weeks Footbridge on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Enjoy races on Saturday & a festival on Sunday with arts, crafts, food, martial arts...
Grandparent Appreciation Day at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Sun, June 14, 2020  -  Fri, June 19, 2020   
One (1) Grandparent Free at entry gate with the purchase of a full priced paid ticket ages 4 & over gate admission 6/14-6/19 at Edaville Family Theme Park
Summer Solstice Celebration Night at Harvard Museums of Science & CultureCambridge, Free
Sat, June 20, 2020   
Celebrate the longest day of the year and mark the beginning of the summer at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Enjoy free admission to four museums and access to special performances.
Summer Solstice Lemonade PartyNewton, $$
Sat, June 20, 2020  -  Sat, June 20, 2020   
Join us for a special summer solstice party! Enjoy a lemonade bar and tasty treats, soak up our summer decorations, and make summery crafts with us in celebration of the longest day of the year.
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FREE FUN FRIDAYS Boston 2020: Highland Street FoundationMassachusetts, Free
Fri, June 26, 2020  -  Fri, August 28, 2020   
The Free Fun Fridays program invites you to visit about 10 museums or attraction for free over ten Fridays this summer. See what's free this Friday!
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Find 4th of July Fireworks Near You in MA 2020 (by date)Massachusetts
Wed, July 1, 2020  -  Tue, July 7, 2020   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in MA for 2019 by date. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy...
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Boston Fireworks | 4th of July Fireworks & Pops: Esplanade 2020Boston, Free
Sat, July 4, 2020   
Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a spectacular display of fireworks over the Charles River. This year maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to entertain at Bostonís annual...
Salem Celebrates the 4th of JulySalem, Free
Sat, July 4, 2020   
Independence Day celebration with free activities for children in the afternoon and a 'POPS' Concert followed by a fireworks display
Salem Maritime FestivalSalem, Free
Sat, August 1, 2020  -  Sun, August 2, 2020   
Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of free family fun, harbor cruises, kayak trips, face-painting, wagon rides, muck walks, kite-flying, model boat races and more!
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The Big E 2020Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 18, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
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Winchester Block Party & Town DayWinchester, Free
Sat, September 26, 2020  -  Sat, September 26, 2020   
Thousands of individuals and families attend each year to enjoy a day of browsing exhibits, playing games, competing in athletics, eating (!), listening to different types of music, attending the health fair, and...
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Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2020Salem, $
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
You're invited to Salem's annual Halloween Festival! It happens every year during October in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Nobody celebrates Halloween quite like Salem, Massachusetts.

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