Early July 4th Fun and More Fun Things To Do in Boston This Weekend with Kids

Independence Day Celebration's start early in Boston's North End. Photo courtesy of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park
Independence Day Celebration's start early in Boston's North End. Photo courtesy of Friends of Christopher Columbus Park

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

We've made it through Father's Day and Junteenth celebrations, and we're gearing up for the Fourth of July. There's so much fun to be had this weekend in Boston and the suburbs. Pride month is wrapping up, and there are a number of events available to help you and your kids celebrate individuality and diversity. There's the North Shore Pride Festival--and Parade--in Salem, a STEM-oriented salute to Pride at the Waterworks Museum, and Drag Queen Story Hour in the Seaport. If the weather is nice, take a boat ride to Georges Island and watch a game of America's pastime, played as it was in the Civil War era. And if you're anxious to get the patriotic festivities going, there are a few spots that are holding celebrations as early as this Saturday, such as Christopher Columbus Park and Braintree.

Of course, if none of these sound like the perfect fit for your family’s weekend, peruse our event calendar for more great options.

If you haven’t booked summer camps for this season, remember that those programs fill up early; check out our Boston Summer Camp Guide.

Places featured in this article:


Braintree High School

Christopher Columbus Park

Salem Common

Six Flags New England

New England Aquarium

Museum of Fine Art Boston

Boston Harbor Cruises ferry to Georges Island

Boston Common and Public Garden

Boston Duck Tours Prudential Center

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Mary Baker Eddy Library

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art)

Boston Public Library - Copley Branch

Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum
Riverbend Park Saturdays & Sundays
Riverbend Park - 8:00 AM
Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms
Appleton Farms - 10:00 AM
Asian Lantern Spectacular
Roger Williams Zoo - 5:30 PM
Wicked
Boston Opera House - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides