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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.


Hampton Beach Fireworks 2021New Hampshire, Free
Sat, June 19, 2021  -  Fri, December 31, 2021   
Fireworks are held weekly every Wednesday during the summer, on the beach at the top of B and C Streets, beside the Atlantic Ocean. Bring a blanket and the whole family to experience the magic of the night sky lit by a display of beautiful fireworks.
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Explore Boston Harbor: Waterfront-wide Scavenger HuntsBoston, Free
Wed, June 30, 2021  -  Fri, October 1, 2021   
Boston Harbor Now and our partners are pleased to present Explore Boston Harbor: A Waterfront-wide Scavenger Hunt in 6 locations
Greenway Play Sessions: Bubbles, Games & MoreBoston, Free
Thu, July 1, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Join us for free play sessions in Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park every Thursday from July through October, featuring books, games, and more!
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ICA WatershedBoston, Free
Sat, July 3, 2021  -  Fri, October 8, 2021   
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...
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Open Newbury Street 2021Boston, Free
Sun, August 15, 2021  -  Sun, September 26, 2021   
Newbury Street will become a pedestrian-only walkway, closing to vehicles to allow pedestrians the opportunity use the full width of the street from 10:00am - 8:00pm..
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Corn Mazes in MassachusettsMassachusetts, $$
Wed, September 1, 2021  -  Thu, October 28, 2021   
Test your skills & navigate your way through these cool corn mazes at local farms in eastern Massachusetts. Team up with friends & family and enjoy a great day outdoors!
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Smolak Farms Fall Festival WeekendsAndover, $
Sat, September 4, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Each weekend through September and October 2021, we will be hosting Fun Fall Weekends at the farm. This year, we’ve altered our regular offerings to be more COVID-conscious, and are very excited to be able to offer our...
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Waterfire Providence 2021Rhode Island, Free
Sat, September 4, 2021  -  Sat, December 4, 2021   
WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence.
Connors Farm Corn MazeDanvers, $$
Sun, September 5, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Our Annual Corn Maze Returns for the 2020 Season! 7 Acres of Fun! Clues to Directions and Interactive Games! Come Get Lost! Fun for the Whole Family!
Fall Events at Stowe FarmMillbury, $$
Sat, September 11, 2021  -  Mon, October 25, 2021   
Apple and pumpkin picking. Petting zoo, pony rides, mechanical bull riding, corn canon's, moon bounce and more. BBQ & Saloon to relax. Check out the event page for more fun.
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Hollowed Harvest: Wicked LabyrinthSalem, $$
Fri, September 17, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Experience the spooky family-fun of Halloween at the Hollowed Harvest! The Hollowed Harvest brings to life more than 7,000 incredible Jack-O'-Lanterns creating stunning landscapes and larger-than-life displays designed...
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The Big E 2021Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 17, 2021  -  Sun, October 3, 2021   
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
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KidsFest: Wachusett MountainPrinceton, $$
Sat, September 25, 2021  -  Sun, September 26, 2021   
Join Wachusett to celebrate children and their families with two days of music, food, and fun! Enjoy tons of interactive games, lively performances and favorite walk-around characters.
Oktoberfest: Fall Fun on the Farm at PowissetDover, $$
Sat, September 25, 2021  -  Sat, September 25, 2021   
This special edition weekend of Fall Fun on the Farm will feature delicious Oktoberfest food including soft homemade pretzels, beer cheese, bratwursts with farm sauerkraut, hot dogs for kiddos!
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Six Flags Fright FestWestern Mass, $$$
Sat, September 25, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Fright Fest is the largest Halloween event in New England with over 20 different frightful things to experience, including themed rides, shows, and attractions!
Tewksbury Fall Harvest FestivalTewksbury, $
Sun, September 26, 2021  -  Sun, September 26, 2021   
The Tewksbury Public Events & Celebrations Committee Present's it's Annual Tewksbury Fall Harvest Festival. Fun for all Ages!!
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Pumpkin Chuckin' Fest 2021Vermont, $
Sun, September 26, 2021  -  Sun, September 26, 2021   
Pumpkin Chucking fest is a fundraiser for Clarina Howard Nichols Center (a group that works to end domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County) and a fall family day of fun with music, pumpkin catapult, food, games,...
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Autumn Illuminated at Tower Hill Botanic GardenBoylston, $$
Thu, September 30, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Join us after hours for a magical evening walk through the gardens. The lighted path through the gardens will highlight fall colors and provide a special after dark walk through the heart of Tower Hill.
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Jack-O-Lantern Halloween Spectacular:Roger Williams Zoo 2021Rhode Island, $$
Thu, September 30, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Revel in the marvelous magic of the Halloween season at this year's nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank at Roger Williams Park Zoo.
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Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2021Salem, $
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
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.
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Halloween on the Hill at Long HillBeverly, $$
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Long Hill is very excited to announce a special new event, Halloween on the Hill! Come explore our beautiful property as we transform Long Hill into a celebration of autumn and the Halloween season.
Hanson's Haunted HayrideFramingham
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
For lovers of Halloween everywhere - Hanson's Haunted Hayride has been a local tradition since 1993! Join us Every FRIDAY and SATURDAY night in the month of OCTOBER from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
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The Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin ShowWestern Mass, $$
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Explore our famous gardens as we transform Naumkeag into a celebration of autumn with over 1,500 jack-o-lanterns, hundreds of mums, pumpkins and countless gourds – most of which were grown right here at Naumkeag!
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Topsfield Fair 2021Topsfield, $$
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Mon, October 11, 2021   
Enjoy America's oldest and finest agricultural fair w/ New England‘s largest carnival midway, cool demos, (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, live entertainment and the...
Maynard FestMaynard, Free
Sat, October 2, 2021   
Dozens of sidewalk sales, over 100 vendors and free family entertainment. It is sure to please both young and old, including free children's events such as the trackless train ride.
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Freedom Trail Foundation Public Lantern ToursBoston, $$
Sat, October 2, 2021  -  Sat, October 30, 2021   
The official Freedom Trail Lantern Tour offers a first of its kind experience in uncovering the grim, macabre history and mystery of the Freedom Trail!
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Fall Pumpkin Float Festival at Frog PondBoston, Free
Fri, October 15, 2021   
Fall Pumpkin Float will be held at the Boston Common Frog Pond is generally from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hundreds of illuminated jack-o’-lanterns will be floated on the water accompanied by spooky family activities.
Annual Applefest at Wachusett MountainPrinceton, $
Sat, October 16, 2021  -  Sun, October 17, 2021   
Our most popular fall festival celebration including over 100 craft exhibitors, a farmers' market, kids entertainment and peak fall foliage viewing from the SkyRide. Also enjoy live music, Apple Pie Baking and Eating Contests, along with additional family entertainment.
Boo at the Zoo and Baby Boo at ButtonwoodNew Bedford, $$
Sat, October 16, 2021  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
Boo at the Zoo returns, with extra precautions, during the daytime to satisfy all your fall, Halloween and cool weather cravings. Want to show off your little ghosts and goblins? Baby Boo is for you! Baby Boo is geared towards children 5 and under, but any age is welcome!
Ghosts on the Banke Family HalloweenNew Hampshire, $
Fri, October 22, 2021  -  Sat, October 23, 2021   
Meet the 'Ghosts' of long-dead sea captains, 17th century shopkeepers and wayward pirates as you trick or treat safely from house to historic house. For children under 12. Costumes welcome.
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Stone Zoo's Boo at the Zoo 2021Stoneham
Sat, October 23, 2021  -  Sun, October 24, 2021   
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at Stone Zoo. This fun filled event will feature Halloween themed crafts and games, along with a haunted maze.
Saco Spirit's Annual Pumpkin Harvest FestivalMaine, $
Sat, October 23, 2021  -  Sat, October 23, 2021   
Saco Spirit's Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival is family fun for the whole family. Enjoy music, crafters, shopping, children's games and old fashion fun.
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Halloween Trick or Treat In Maynard & Hudson2 Locations, Free
Thu, October 28, 2021   
Trick or Treat in downtown Hudson & Maynard from 4 to 6 pm. Streets will be closed and kids can get treats at local businesses. Look for the pumkins in the window for participants!
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Halloween Zoo Howl: Franklin Park Zoo 2021Boston, $$
Sat, October 30, 2021  -  Sun, October 31, 2021   
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Other haunted happenings include crafts, games, costume...
Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Mon, November 15, 2021  -  Fri, December 31, 2021   
Edaville takes you into an enchanting wonderland where you can experience millions & millions of lights, unlimited Christmas train rides, unlimited use of all 90 plus rides and attractions including access to Thomas Land & Cran Central.
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Frog Pond Ice Rink Opening DayBoston, Free
Thu, November 18, 2021   
The Skating Club of Boston is looking forward to another season of fun on the ice at the Frog Pond! Come down to skate and have some fun kicking off the 2021 season.
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Enchanted Village: Jordan's Furniture Avon - CLOSED for 2020 SeasonAvon, $
Mon, November 22, 2021  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
Enjoy Boston's historic Enchanted Village, now on view at Jordan's Furniture in Avon. Jordan’s Furniture purchased the surviving pieces of the Enchanted Village at auction and restored the vintage collection to its...
Night Lights at Tower Hill: Holiday LightsBoylston, $$
Sat, November 27, 2021  -  Sun, January 2, 2022   
Two of our beautiful garden properties will sparkle with thousands of shimmering, artfully designed holiday lights. Bring the whole family for a magical, fun, and safe outdoor experience – with food, refreshments, and more.
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Boston Blink! Holiday Lights & Sound Extravaganza 2021Boston, Free
Fri, December 3, 2021  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
Blink! featuring the music of the Holiday Pops, is a state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza that will transfer every inch of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
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Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum 2022Jamaica Plain, Free
Sun, May 8, 2022  -  Sun, May 8, 2022   
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.
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FREE FUN FRIDAYS Boston: Highland Street Foundation (NEW PROGRAM!)Massachusetts, Free
Fri, June 24, 2022  -  Fri, August 26, 2022   
The Free Fun Fridays program usually invites residents to visit about 10 museums or attraction for free over ten Fridays this summer. This year, a NEW program called
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Brockton Fair 2021 - CANCELLEDBrockton, $
Fri, June 24, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
One of America's oldest and finest country fairs! Rides, Midway, Live Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Fireworks & more! There is something for everyone in the family to see and enjoy.
Walpole 3rd of July Parade & Fireworks - CANCELLEDWalpole, Free
Sun, July 3, 2022  -  Sun, July 3, 2022   
On the Third of July, Walpole celebrates the independence of our Nation by holding it's popular parade and fireworks display. A staple in Walpole, this celebration has been going strong for over 50 years, and has grown into quit a spectacle.
Salem 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks - CANCELLED for 2021Salem, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Celebrate Independence Day with live music, fireworks and family programming at Salem Maritime National Historic Site and a fireworks extravaganza!
Plymouth's 4th of July Festivities & Fireworks - CANCELLED for 2021Plymouth, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade in Plymouth, and delightful waterfront concert followed by spectacular fireworks.
New Hampshire Pumpkin FestivalNew Hampshire
Sat, October 15, 2022  -  Sun, October 16, 2022   
It’s official: Coronavirus concerns have forced the cancellation of the 2021 NH Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Laconia. SAVE THE DATE FOR 2022 - October 15 & 16
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