Live performances on two stages are taking place this weekend at the South Boston Street Festival. Photo courtesy of the South Boston Chamber of Commerce
Live performances on two stages are taking place this weekend at the South Boston Street Festival. Photo courtesy of the South Boston Chamber of Commerce

Best Things To Do in Boston this Weekend with Kids: Fluff Festival, Kids MusicFest, Oktoberfest

Looking for the best things to do in Boston this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

This weekend pay homage to fluff at a sweet festival, touch-a-truck and airplanes at Wheels & Wings, or rock out to some live music at Kids MusicFest. And fall festival season is in full swing, which means lots of free ways to play outside. Head to ArtsFest to check out local artwork and kids activities, indulge in bratwurst and beer at an Oktoberfest, or hit the piers for a cultural celebration at the Sabores de Nuestra Cultura—to name just a few!

Don’t miss our lists of pumpkin festivals, awesome corn mazes, and great fall day trips.

Places featured in this article:


The Big E Fairgrounds
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 17, 2021 - Sun Oct 3, 2021) The Big E

The Arnold Arboretum
upcoming events
(Tue Aug 31, 2021 - Sun Oct 17, 2021) The Arboretum Experience

Union Square
upcoming events
(Wed Sep 22, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) What the Fluff? Festival

Strand Theatre
upcoming events
(Fri Sep 24, 2021 - Sun Jan 2, 2022) Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

upcoming events
(Sat Sep 4, 2021 - Sat Dec 4, 2021) WaterFire

Weir River Farm
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) Annual Fall Festival

Nashua Airport
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) Wheels & Wings

Saltonstall Park
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) Faire on the Square

Condon Shell
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) Mystic River Celebration

Stevens-Coolidge Place
upcoming events

Newton Community Farm
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) Celebration at the Farm

Powisset Farm
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Oktoberfest: Fall Fun on the Farm at Powisset

Merrymount Park
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Quincy ArtsFest

Smolak Farms
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 11, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Fall Festival Weekends at Smolak Farms

King Richard's Faire
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 4, 2021 - Sun Oct 24, 2021) King Richard's Faire

deCordova Sculpture Garden
upcoming events
(Sun Jul 25, 2021 - Sun Sep 26, 2021) Family Yoga in the Park

Henri A. Termeer Square 300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
upcoming events
(Sun Sep 26, 2021) CCCA Fall Arts Festival

NARA Park
upcoming events
(Sun Sep 26, 2021) Kids MusicFest
The Big E
The Big E Fairgrounds - 8:00 AM Pick
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM
GroovyBabyMusic's Outdoor Canta y Baila Class
Holy Trinity Armenian Church - 10:30 AM
GroovyBabyMusic's Outdoor Music Together Class
Holy Trinity Armenian Church - 11:30 AM
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