Free in September: Best Things To Do in Boston with Kids

Free September activities will have your kids dancing in the streets of Boston. Photo courtesy of Riverfest
Free September activities will have your kids dancing in the streets of Boston. Photo courtesy of Riverfest

With so many activities free in September, families can keep an eye on their budgets and still find plenty of things to do in Boston with kids. This month, Museum Day lets visitors get free admission to participating locations all over Massachusetts. Curious kids can touch a truck or even explore a plane. And September in Boston has free fairs and festivals all month long, including Riverfest in Somerville, the South Boston Street Festival, and the Boston Local Food Festival. Given all these free things to do in Boston in September, there's every reason to get out and have fun with the family! So read on for our picks for the top things to do in Boston with kids that are free in September.

For more great family fun ideas, check out 30 Fall Activities in Boston To Do with Kids. Our Fall Fun Guide for Boston Kids is packed with activities, ideas for day trips, and much more. And always be sure to visit our Boston Events Calendar for all the great happenings (including more free ones) in and around the city.

Kids Only! Holiday Sale
Maud Morgan Arts - 3:00 PM Pick
Polar Express Train Ride on Cape Cod Central Railroad
Cape Cod Central Railroad Depot - various times Pick
Festival of Illumination and Winter Wonderland
Southwick Zoo - various times Pick
The Art of the Brick
The Art of the Brick - various times Pick
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