Meet the goats! Photo courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations
Meet the goats! Photo courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations

Top Things To Do in Boston this Weekend with Kids: Waterfront Festival, Children's Museum Carnival

For a non-holiday weekend, there are so many celebrations this weekend in Boston! From a carnival-themed party at the Children's Museum to a cheesecake-inspired festival, there are tons of family-friendly festivities happening in the Boston area. Along with festival fun, your kiddos can also watch the Hull harbor light up with over one thousand flairs, embark on an enchanted fairy adventure, take a ferry to hear some live music, and more! 

Make sure to keep the seasonal fun going all week long with our Summer Fun Guide filled with summer activities in Boston as well as suggestions for day trips from Boston and Family Travel all over the country. And if you're looking for last-minute camp options before school starts up again, we've got a variety of online camps with availability that you can book right here on Mommy Poppins.

Read on for all of our top picks of things to do in Boston this weekend.

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Places featured in this article:

Boston Children's Musem

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Hull Harbor from A Street to James Landing

various locations

Spencer Pierce Little Farm


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Alexander W. Kemp Playground

Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden, Brookline

Brewer-Burroughs Playground

Corey Hill Park

Lovells Island

Yirrell Beach
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Enchanted Garden Adventure
Stevens-Coolidge Place - various times Pick
Scratch Junior Coding Camp for 4 to 7 Years
Young Gates-KIds Online Personalized Classes - 10:15 AM
Bubbles and Books at Hammond Castle Museum
Hammond Castle Museum - 10:00 AM
Hike & Seek: The Great Butterfly Chase
Stevens-Coolidge Place - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides