July makes a grand entrance with Independence Day celebrations in and around Boston; daytime July 4th festivities like Harborfest, and fireworks filling the night sky during the first week of July. The family fun keeps going with lots of events and activities, and below are our top picks. Of course, we have plenty more ideas for enjoying summer sun and fun with your kids: Free summer concerts; free summer movies; great beaches, and 50 free things to do this summer. We'll keep adding to our calendar daily and sending our weekly newsletter in time for each weekend, but here's your chance to look ahead for these July favorites and get them on your calendar. In fact, if you click through to the full listings, you can automatically add them to your personal calendar. Easy peasy.
Sure, taking the kids to a fireworks show for July 4th seems like a good idea – until you’re there. The little one (who refused to wear earplugs) has his hands over his ears and a terrified look on his face, everyone is getting eaten alive by mosquitos, and you know you'll be getting home well past the kids’ (and your) bedtimes. But Independence Day is such a wonderful, important, festive and patriotic holiday! What to do?
Luckily, the city of Boston and the surrounding towns also celebrate our country’s independence with parades, fairs, festivals, carnival rides, live music, food galore and more – no fireworks needed. There’s no better place to show the great ol’ US of A some love than right here in Boston, the cradle of the American Revolution. Do it in style and do it big at these kid-centric Independence Day celebrations, from city celebrations like Harborfest to small town festivities all around the Boston area.
NOTE: DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, MANY EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELED OR RESCHEDULED. WE ARE UPDATING INFORMATION AS WE RECEIVE IT.
You don't have to go broke to have fun with kids in and around Boston this summer. There are lots of free things to do, whether you want to be indoors or outside. Read on for a summer of free events, festivals, crafts, music, games, movies, and more.
If you're looking for times when you can visit local museums for free, check out my posts for free museum admission in the city of Boston and in the Greater Boston area (after you read through this list of free things to do with kids in Boston this summer, of course).
When you're not attending a graduation or making special treats for Dad, you want the lowdown on the best things to do with your kids, right? June is the perfect time to get active, get outdoors, and explore nature. Our picks for the month highlight ways you can do all that in Boston with your kids. Tip: Click through to the full listings and automatically add them to your personal calendar.
Why not make Mother’s Day a whole weekend celebration? Take a break from your routine and bring the kids along for one of these three day trips that that are good for little ones, but are really for Mom – because you totally deserve it! Or, if your weekend is already planned with fun family activities and splurge-worthy Mother's Day culinary outings, visit anytime for a mini getaway that feels worlds away.
We’re feeling festive this month! For this month’s edition of the Go List, we’re highlighting five fabulous and free festivals, plus a free museum concert event because we love the band Milkshake as much as we love taking our kids to Boston museums for free.
Of course, our Events Calendar is filling up with plenty of other special events for kids all month long, and we’re adding to it every day. Read on for some of our favorite things to do with kids in Boston this May. Click through to the full listings and you can add them to your calendar. Plus, we'll still send our e-newsletter each Thursday with our weekend events roundup and even more ideas for family fun.
My daughter and I are big Grace Lin fans. Her storytelling and gorgeous illustrations continually mesmerize us, and we really like that she’s a local author. Our fandom began when I first read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the story of a girl named Minli who, inspired by her father’s fantastical stories, sets out on a journey to change her family’s fortune. With a young, quick-witted heroine and its messages of the value of selflessness and recognizing one's own good fortune, I knew it would be the perfect family read-aloud.
When I heard about the stage adaptation of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon playing at the Wheelock Family Theatre, I imagined how beautifully the lyrical writing would translate to script and the ways a theatrical performance would bring the magic of the story to life. Keep reading to find out if the production measured up, plus five highlights and five things to be aware of before taking your kids to the show.
Looking for fun things to do with kids during April vacation week? There are plenty of programs and special events for families going on in Boston - puppet shows, dance and theater performances, special museum happenings, one-day events, and nature programs.
Read on to see highlights of some of the many wonderful things to do during spring break with kids, and be sure to visit our calendar of events, our Patriots Day and Earth Day roundups for even more ideas.
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