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

August – it’s tomorrow! WHAT? The good news is that if you’re looking for cool things to do in August, I’ve got one idea for each day of the month. Enjoy!

August 1: A chance to make marble mazes at the library (Boston)

August 2: Karen K. and the Jitterbugs perform a free concert at Titus Sparrow Park (Boston)

August 3: It's Free First Wednesday at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln)

August 4: The Hampstead Stage Company puts on a free performance of Aladdin (Lowell)

August 5: The 2016 Salem Maritime Festival kicks off, with live music, free harbor cruises, and many activities for children (Salem)

August 6: A family campout with a summer owl prowl at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary (Topsfield)

August 7: A free viewing of the original Ghostbusters at Christopher Columbus Park (Boston)

August 8: Dress up in costume and take a Wild Walk through the World's End Reservation (Hingham)

August 9: A family concert featuring All Hands Drumming, with music, dancing, free books, and art activities (Medford)

August 10: Landmarks Orchestra presents a Lollapalooza of sundry styles and celebrated classics (Boston)

August 11: It's Neighborhood Night at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, with art, music, and family fun (Boston)

August 12: Enjoy stories around the campfire and spot falling stars during Stars, S'mores, and Meteors, Perseid Edition (Milton)

August 13: Story Time and Musical Play at Garden in the Woods brings nature-themed crafts, stories and songs (Framingham)

August 14: Revolution players invite you to join them as they Bowl For A Goal to benefit the Special Olympics (Foxborough)

August 15: Learn about the behind the scenes jobs and people who make theater come to life during Curtain Up (Boston)

August 16: Fish Prints for Kids starts with a scavenger hunt and winds up as an art project (Ipswich)

August 17: James Fernando performs a free jazz concert in the beautiful courtyard at the library (Boston)

August 18: South Shore Music Circus presents a fun-filled show, Cinderella's Wedding (Cohasset)

August 19: Boston GreenFest is a free environmental and multicultural music festival (Boston)

August 20: The free West End Children's Festival brings games, food samples, and lots of fun entertainment (Boston)

August 21: Steel band music, dance, face painting, and performances during Kiddies Carnival day (Boston)

August 22: Engage in Everyday Engineering and create sailmobiles out of repurposed and recycled materials (Acton)

August 23: A free viewing of Zootopia, with fun pre-movie activities as well (Lynnfield)

August 24: Learn about the women of the Mayflower and their connections to the memorials at Pilgrim Memorial State Park (Plymouth)

August 25: Sloane Skylar performs a free concert at the Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater (Somerville)

August 26: The last of the Free Fun Fridays, with free admission to the Franklin Park Zoo, Old Sturbridge Village, Museum of African American History, and more (Various)

August 27: It’s the final weekend of the Marshfield Fair (Marshfield)

August 28: The Great Amazing Race comes to Great Brook Farm State Park (Carlisle)

August 29: A fun sing along in the Curious George Room at the library (Cambridge)

August 30: Canoe Tuesday at Rocky Woods brings a chance to get on the water, try some fishing, and relax (Medfield)

August 31:  The Hot Tamale Brass Band closes out the Payson Park Music Festival season (Belmont)