And they are off at the Run + Ride at CambridgeSide: Kids Only Duathlon. Photo courtesy of CambrideSide
And they are off at the Run + Ride at CambridgeSide: Kids Only Duathlon. Photo courtesy of CambrideSide

Weekend Fun: Oceans, Stars, and a Duathlon

From the ocean to the stars, the activities in and around Boston this early August weekend will have families feasting, stargazing, and celebrating all things maritime. Scituate's big summer blowout is happening all weekend and Fenway is taking baseball-themed fun back on the road. Compete in a duathlonman a warship, and seize the summer—all without leaving the city!

Our top picks and free picks for kid-friendly August are here, so be sure to add the events you and your family are most excited about to your calendar now!

Also on Mommy Poppins this week:

Need more family fun ideas? Check out our full events calendar.


Salem Harbor
Derby Wharf
Salem, MA

Scituate Harbor
Front Street
Scituate, MA

Robbins Farm Park
61 Eastern Ave
Arlington, MA

401 Park Green Space
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215

Puppet Showplace Theater
32 Station Street
Brookline, MA 02445

USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard Building 22
Charlestown, MA 02129

Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center
One School St
Foxboro, MA 02035

Central Branch Library
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

Cambridgeside
100 Cambridgeside Place
Cambridge, MA 02141

Holland St. between Davis Square and Cameron Ave.
100 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144

Boston Fish Pier
212 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

Magazine Beach Park
668 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
154 Moody Street (NO Parking) (See website of directions)
Waltham, MA 02453