NEW: See below for our calendar of virtual “at-home” events

Also, we’ll be sharing our very favorite at-home ideas in our weekly Thursday e-news

In-Person Events


  • (W) MetroWest
  • (S) Metro South
  • (C) Central MA

Thursday, August 6

Friday, August 7

Saturday, August 8

Sunday, August 9

Monday, August 10

Tuesday, August 11

Wednesday, August 12

Thursday, August 13

Friday, August 14

Saturday, August 15

Sunday, August 16

Monday, August 17

Tuesday, August 18

Wednesday, August 19

Thursday, August 20

Friday, August 21

  • Free Admission @ Discovery Museums in Acton (W)
    • Reservations required. Available through 8/23.
  • Farmers Market @ Franklin Town Common (W)
    • 12 PM – 6 PM
  • Food Truck Friday @ Roger Williams Park, Providence (S)
    • 5 – 8:30 PM
    • Free admission

Saturday, August 22

Sunday, August 23

Monday, August 24

Tuesday, August 25

Wednesday, August 26

Thursday, August 27

Friday, August 28

Saturday, August 29

Sunday, August 30

Monday, August 31

In-Person Activities

You-Pick Berries

  • Blueberries in July and August
  • Use our Farms Map to find nearby farms, and check to see if advance reservations are required this year

Farm Animals

  • Filter our Farms Map to see places that have live animals for viewing, like cows, chickens, and goats!


  • Most opened in June/July
  • Our activities map shows dozens of playgrounds to try


  • Our activities map shows many kid-friendly hikes, including these favorites:
    • Blue Hills in Milton
    • Borderland State Park in Easton
    • Noon Hill in Medfield
    • Cranberry Bog at Bass Pro in Foxboro
    • DelCarte Conservation in Franklin
    • Purgatory Chasm in Sutton
    • Walkup Reservation in Westborough
    • Dozens more on our activities map

Splash Pads

  • Able to open in Phase 2 (June 8)
  • Our swimming map shows dozens of spray parks, but check with each location for opening date!


  • Opened in Phase 1
  • Our activities map shows several zoos, including these favorites:
    • Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon
    • Franklin Park Zoo in Boston
    • Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro
    • Roger Williams Zoo in Providence
    • See these and more on our activities map

Outdoor mini golf

  • Able to open in Phase 2 (June 8), but opening date varies by location
  • Our activities map shows over a dozen mini golf locations to check


  • Able to open in Phase 1 (May), but actual opening dates may vary
  • Check our swimming map for the beaches closest to you


  • Able to open in Phase 2, but opening date varies widely
  • Find details on the websites for the pools listed on our swimming map.

Outdoor adventure activities

Outdoor gardens and historical sites

Drive-In Movies

Day Camps

  • Able to open in Phase 2
  • Many will not open this summer, but our comprehensive camp guide is a good jumping-off point for researching those that will open (note that we have not been able to fully update the list with cancellations for 2020)

Enrichment Classes

  • Able to open in Phase 2 in groups of 10
  • Check with individual studios and businesses for summer offerings

Festivals, touch-a-trucks, outdoor concerts

  • Once these return, we’ll be listing them on this calendar, curated by our local team of 17 moms scattered across Eastern MA! Sign up here for the newsletter from the editor closest to you to hear about the best ones each week.

Virtual Events

Ongoing Daily Weekdays

Other Virtual Events

Ideas for at-home fun

  • Each Thursday morning, one of our local editors shares her favorite at-home activities,  Sign up here for the newsletter, and you’ll also hear about our favorite in-person events near you once they start up again!