Paint the town! Photo courtesy of The Boston Arts Festival
Paint the town! Photo courtesy of The Boston Arts Festival

Free Things to Do with Boston Kids in September

With all the money parents spend on back-to-school supplies, it should come as a relief to know there are a lot of fun and free family-friendly events in Boston this September. From street fairs and festivals to cruises and concerts, getting the most out of Boston with the kids won't cost you an arm and a leg. Here are our picks for free fun this September with the kiddos (and be sure to check our calendar for even more activities added daily).


St. Anthony's Maronite Church
145 Amesbury St.
Lawrence, MA 01841

Christopher Columbus Park
105 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

Union Square Plaza
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA

City Hall Plaza Government Center
Congress Street
Boston, MA 02201

East Broadway, between I and L Streets
Boston, MA 02127

Bay State Cruise Company
World Trade Center Dock
Boston, MA

Trails & Sails
Essex National Heritage
Salem, MA

Various Museum locations
, MA

Herter Park Amphitheater
1175 Soldiers Field Rd
Allston, MA

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Wright-Locke Farm
78 Ridge Street
Winchester, MA 01890

Harvard Avenue
Allston, MA