Meet a new friend at the Marshfield Fair. Photo courtesy of the Marshfield Fair
Meet a new friend at the Marshfield Fair. Photo courtesy of the Marshfield Fair

Best Things To Do in Boston in August with Kids

There may only be one month left of summer, but we promise it won't disappoint! Go festival hoping all through August to celebrate everything from butterflies to ice cream to sandcastles. Indulge in North End treats at the annual St. Anthony's Feast or sample some fair favorites at the Marshfield Fair. Looking for something big? Gigantic monster trucks are roaring into town with Monster Jam to smash, crash, and compete. 

And make sure to get in all the classic New England summertime fun before school starts: Hit one of the area's best beaches, pick some delicious blueberries at a local farm, and pop the trunk for an outdoor drive-in movie experience. You can even see how many things you can hit on our bucket list of 100 Things to Do with Kids in Boston Before They Grow Up

The Big E
The Big E Fairgrounds - 8:00 AM Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Festival of Illumination: World of Lights
Southwick Zoo - 5:30 PM Pick
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Story Pirates Story Creation Zone
Online Link to Be Provided - 7:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides