Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Fireworks, Historic Games, and a Film Fest; July 1-2
Let the fireworks shows begin! Independence Day may fall on a Tuesday this year but that doesn't mean kids can't start celebrating. Harborfest is going strong all weekend long, and neighborhoods like Braintree, the North End, and Acton (not to mention at Edaville too) have festivities of their own.
Film fans can enjoy a movie under the stars, and history buffs can explore the Old Colony region with a special passport to stamp. Need an excuse to get out on the water? Head to the islands to build a fort with giant blocks and play games from another era.
Also on Mommy Poppins this week:
- Get ready for fireworks all over the city.
- Heading to Newport? Here's what to check out with the kids.
- Here are 50 fabulous things to do in Martha's Vineyard.
Need more family fun ideas? Check out our full events calendar.
Faneuil Hall during Boston Harborfest; photo by Kyle Klein courtesy of Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
Red, White and Blue Weekend - Carver
Come celebrate America's independence at Edaville Family Theme Park, where military members are free all weekend and immediate family members are 50% off of full admission (at the gate only).
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Sturbridge
With an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this classic tale provides a theatrical celebration of pure Americana that wins over families.
Get movin' at the Boston Children's Museum. Photo by Lex Piccione
Music & Movement at the Boston Children's Museum - Boston
Sing along to music that gets all ages moving, and where infants, toddlers, and preschoolers interact through sound, sight and touch while they enjoy live music.
Civil War Lawn Games - Georges Island
Families can step back in time and play games people enjoyed in the 1860's.
Build a Fort - Peddocks Island
Peddocks Island is home to historic Fort Andrews. Have fun building your own fort with giant blocks.