MLK Weekend 2023 in Boston: Day of Service, Film Fest, Winter Fun Day

This MLK weekend, Boston reveals The Embrace by Hank Willis Thomas, a memorial to Dr. and Mrs. King. Installation in progress photo courtesy of Negative Space.
This MLK weekend, Boston reveals The Embrace by Hank Willis Thomas, a memorial to Dr. and Mrs. King. Installation in progress photo courtesy of Negative Space.

Looking for the best things to do in Boston this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this holiday weekend.

MLK weekend 2023 brings wonderful tributes, activities, and things to do in Boston. It's a wonderful time to teach kids all about the significance of a Day of Service, hosted by the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum. Museum-lovers will enjoy free admission to the MFA where they will be celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King. Need a little time outdoors? On Saturday Stone Zoo is celebrating the 17th birthday of black bears Smoky and Bubba. Plus on Monday during MLK weekend 2023, national parks will be open for free and both the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo will be offering free admission.

For more ideas on what to do this weekend in Boston, find 10 New England Ski Resorts that Cater to Families and the Best Indoor Waterparks in New England. Also, chase away boredom if we get another snow day this MLK weekend!

Groundhog Day 2023 at Drumlin Farm
Drumlin Farm - 10:00 AM Pick
Model Organism Zoo Program
Boston Public Library Roslindale - 4:30 PM Pick
The Art of the Brick
The Art of the Brick - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides