MLK, Jr. Weekend Things To Do in Boston: Day of Service, Film Fest, Winter Fun Day

Photo from the 2021 Martin Luther King Day  of Service event, courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum
Photo from the 2021 Martin Luther King Day of Service event, courtesy of the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum

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.

Is it cold enough for you? If so, this is the weekend to enjoy sledding at Fruitlands or maybe even a little snowshoeing in Mattapan. Of course, MLK weekend a fitting time to teach kids all about the significance of a Day of Service, at the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum. Need a little help figuring out the day off from school? We know a great MLK Day Sports Clinic camp just for the occasion.

For more ideas on what to do this weekend in Boston, find great Winter Day Trips To Take with Kids, look through our list of The 30 Best Winter Activities, or chase away boredom if we get another snow day.

More Things To Do in Boston this Week with Kids:

Note: Many locations in Boston are requiring masks be worn indoors, and some venues are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Check locations for specific details. 

Sock Monkey Circus: Virtual
Puppet Showplace Theater - 3:00 PM
Reindeer Quest
Chestnut Hill Farm - various times
Fire Pit Picnic at Appleton Farms
Appleton Farms - various times
Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
SoWa Power Station - various times
Neighborhood Guides
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