Weekend Fun for Boston Kids, Aug 20-21: Family Festivals, Feasts, and Fairs

My family is going to have a hard time choosing which festival to attend this weekend, with awesome-sounding options like the Play Festival (pictured), the West End Children's Festival, and the Boston GreenFest to choose from. If that's not enough, families can hit a feast or an old-fashioned country fair for a real taste of summer. Yum!

But never fear if none of those float your boat. Plenty of other picks can satisfy the gamer, astronomer, or biker among you. Finally, for a couple of completely different choices, theater-loving kids can get a peek behind the scenes, or parents can support an exciting endeavor to produce a Curious George Documentary.

Also on Mommy Poppins Boston this week:

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to check out the full Event Calendar!


Boston GreenFest - Boston
Billed as an "environmental and multicultural music festival," Boston GreenFest celebrates with activities, performers, food, art, and exhibits.

Marshfield Fair - Marshfield
The Marshfield Fair is a traditional, American country fair that first took place in 1867.

Fisherman's Feast - Boston
Activities for this festival begin with a procession on Thursday, and continue with performances and special events throughout the weekend.

Salem Jazz and Soul Festival - Salem
This year’s lineup for the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is comprised of newcomers and returning favorites, sure to please and get your toes tapping.

Play Nintendo Summer Tour - Braintree
Nintendo’s classic characters and games are coming to life as part of the one-of-a-kind Play Nintendo Tour.


West End Children's Festival - Boston
A summer afternoon of fun celebrates the West End neighborhood and encourages a healthy future and community.

Play Festival - Boston
The Power of Play Series culminates with Boston Children’s Museum’s second annual Play Festival.

Astronomy Nights at Robbins Farm Park - Arlington
Telescopes are set up on the observation area of Robbins Farm Park that overlooks Boston for a starry show.

Family Walks - Boston
Discover the Arboretum on guided walks for families. Each walk highlights different plants and natural phenomena while developing observational skills in children.

Toad Homes - Mattapan
Kids can learn more about toads while building and decorating a flowerpot based home to add to their yards.

Curtain Up - Boston
Young audiences get to learn about all of the jobs and people who make the theater come to life in this special program.


Family Fun Day at Assembly Row: Bike Safety - Somerville
Families can enjoy this Family Fun Day celebrating bike safety.

Curious George Documentary Fundraiser - Cambridge
This fundraiser aims to help complete the mixed-media documentary exploring the untold story of Curious George: the life-long journey of Hans and Margret Rey.

Photo by Robert Benson Photography courtesy of Boston Children's Museum

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