Bubbles are on tap at the 2019 Children's Summer Festival. Photo courtesy of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department
Bubbles are on tap at the 2019 Children's Summer Festival. Photo courtesy of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department

Free Things to Do with Boston Kids in August

Forget spendy vacations: From feasts to festivals to outdoor concerts, there's plenty for kids to do right here in Boston in August, and—bonus!—so much of it is free! We have rounded up 14 of our favorite free activities that families are sure to enjoy while savoring the last bit of summer. And check our events calendar often; we add new activities everyday to keep kids busy and entertained.


City Hall Plaza
City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA

Titus Sparrow Park
200 W. Newton St. South End
Boston, MA 02118

North End
North & Fleet Streets
Boston, MA

Long Wharf
Boston, MA

Rose Kennedy Greenway
Boston, MA

Quincy Center
Coddington St
Quincy , MA

Franklin Park
25 Pierpont Road
Boston, MA

USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard Building 22
Charlestown, MA 02129

Franklin Park Playstead Field
Pierpont Road
Boston, MA 02119

Magazine Beach Park
668 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

The Mary Baker Eddy Library
200 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Warren Street to Franklin Park
Boston, MA

Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina
Turner Street
Salem, MA

Stage Fort Park
Hough Street
Gloucester, MA

South Boston Maritime Park
Boston, MA 02210