31 Cool Things To Do In August (In Boston + Beyond)

Whoo boy, summer is flying by! If you're looking for things to do in August, here are 31 ideas for you -- one for every day of the month!

August 1: Enjoy batting cages, pitching stations, base-stealing contests, giant Jenga, and virtual reality at this Red Sox Showcase (Boston)

August 2: Listen to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Hatch Shell (Boston)

August 3: Catch Finding Dory under the stars (Somerville)

August 4: Join Princess Anna for Storytime at the Paragon Carousel (Hull)

August 5: The Salem Maritime Festival celebrates maritime history with live music, free harbor cruises, and opportunities to cruise, sail, paddle, and row (Salem)

August 6: Take in live gospel performances during the 17th Annual GospelFest, New England’s largest Gospel music celebration (Boston)

August 7: Go Sea Kayaking on Spectacle Island (Boston)

August 8: King Kong comes to the Greenway (Boston)

August 9: Ben Rudnick and Friends perform at the Lowell Summer Music Series (Lowell)

August 10: Youth CITIES: Monthly Mini-Hacks brainstorming sessions foster creative, collaborative problem-solving (Cambridge)

August 11: Check out Boston GreenFest for activities, performances, food, art, exhibits, and more (Boston)

August 12: It’s Stars, S’mores, and Meteors on top of Chickatawbut Hill (Milton)

August 13: Superheroes and Princesses visit Edaville (Carver)

August 14: Walk across the mudflats to Crowninsheild Island to search for tiny fish, hermit crabs, periwinkles, and other sea creatures, then preserve memories by creating a beach collage (Marblehead)

August 15: Join a Drum Circle in the Park (Roslindale)

August 16: Harvest, chop, brine, and sample dilly beans, piccalilli, and chow-chows during this Pickle Party (Lincoln)

August 17: The North End’s Annual Fisherman’s Feast begins (Boston)

August 18: Head to the Marshfield Fair (Marshfield)

August 19: Enjoy scenic drives and horse-drawn wagon rides during the 9th Annual Living History Event (Hillsborough)

August 20: Find all things vintage at the Mill Fest 2017 Vintage Festival (Amesbury)

August 21: View the partial Solar Eclipse (Arlington)

August 22: The Boston Children’s Festival is packed full of performing arts, take-home art projects, face painting, and hands-on science experiments (Boston)

August 23: This month’s Tots @ 10 features Little Beats Dance Party (Somerville)

August 24: Harborwalk Sounds brings the city’s most talented young musicians to the waterfront (Boston)

August 25: The Marshfield Fair continues for its 150th year (Marshfield)

August 26: Cut fresh flowers and use them to create a beautiful flower crown (North Andover)

August 27: It’s the last chance to join Summer Sundays at Harvard -- create Egyptian accessories, play ancient board games, inscribe clay tablets, and explore arts from the Ancient Near East (Cambridge)

August 28: Look for diamondback terrapins during this Turtle Prowl (South Wellfleet)

August 29: Learn about lobsters (Dorchester)

August 30: Enjoy an Evening at the Beaver Ponds (Lenox)

August 31: Watch La La Land under the stars (Boston)

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