Memorial Day Weekend 2022: Best Things to Do in Boston with Kids

Honor our troops at a Memorial Day ceremony. Photo courtesy of the USS Constitution Museum, Facebook.
Honor our troops at a Memorial Day ceremony. Photo courtesy of the USS Constitution Museum, Facebook.

Memorial Day weekend has finally arrived! Fire up the grill for a family BBQ, take some time to remember fallen heroes, and be sure to enjoy a long weekend of extra fun in and around Boston! Get some quality time exploring outdoors with the kids with the help of some very special goats. Kick off the unofficial start of summer at Canobie Lake Park's opening day, or find your summer vibe at a free outdoor Afropop concertSee the Boston Pops—in one of their first in-person performances since 2019—work their magic with a family film favoriteDiscover one of Boston's world-class art museums for free. Need something to do with the littlest members of the family? Don't forget about GroovyBabyMusic's fun and engaging musical programming, available outdoors, indoors, and online. And we know no one wants to hear this, but the weather reports are saying we may see some rain this holiday weekend, so here are some fun indoor activities to keep in your back pocket, just in case.

As always, keep tabs on our Boston events calendar for daily updates on the best local and virtual happenings. And don't forget to book those summer camps—spots are filling up fast for the 2022 season. 

While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our events calendar to find something else to do.

Places featured in this article:


Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Governor Hutchinson’s Field

East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Rebecca Nurse Homestead

Holy Trinity Armenian Church

Regatta Field

Six Flags New England

Alexander Kemp Playground

Mayor Thomas Menino Park

Paris Street Playground

Esplanade Playground

Warehouse Bar and Grille

Great Brook Farm State Park

Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary
Riverbend Park Saturdays & Sundays
Riverbend Park - 8:00 AM
Union Square Farmers Market
Union Square Plaza - 9:00 AM
Family Farm Chores at Appleton Farms
Appleton Farms - 10:00 AM
Walker Butterfly Festival
Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides