30 Cool Things To Do In September (In Boston + Beyond)

SEPTEMBER, you guys. Here are 30 things to do, one idea for each day of the month!

September 1: Musicals and Masterpieces at Faneuil Hall presents a screening of The Princess Bride (Boston)

September 2: Club Passim’s campfire.festival combines the traditional campfire feel of music in the round and audience participation with the development of new local talent (Cambridge)

September 3: Watch the Parade of the Sail at the Gloucester Schooner Festival (Gloucester)

September 4: The Bread and Roses Heritage Festival presents music, theater, dance, storytelling, and more to celebrate labor history and the social justice legacy of Lawrence’s 1912 Bread & Roses strike (Lawrence)

September 5: Enjoy games, activities, and more at the Leventhal Map Center’s Travel Tuesday (Boston)

September 6: Watch for Nighthawks and Swallows as they make their way to South America (Lincoln)

September 7: Go on a Full Moon Paddle along the Ipswich River under the Corn Moon (Topsfield)

September 8: Join the folks from #popscope to use a telescope and gaze at the night sky (Boston)

September 9: Check out the Red Sox Showcase on the Common (Boston)

September 10: Cambridge Carnival International is a celebration rooted in African traditions featuring live music, ethnic foods, crafts from around the world, and a grand parade of costumed revelers dancing through the streets (Cambridge)

September 11: Get dramatic during this Creative Drama @ the Library Workshop for 7-12 year olds (Jamaica Plain)

September 12: Tend the Food Forest by caring for the trees, adding companion plants, mulching, pruning, harvesting, and maintaining the paths at Boston Nature Center (Boston)

September 13: Bring a picnic dinner, dance to live music, try a few garden craft activities, and take in the work of local artists during the Third Annual Arts on the Green (Wellesley)

September 14: Seek, Dig, and Find Clams in the Sand (Ipswich)

September 15: Trails and Sails kicks off with two weekends of walks, guided hikes, sails, historical tours, boating, and cycling adventures (Salem)

September 16: Last chance to go on a Swan Boat ride this season (Boston)

September 17: Meet some amazing robots, see a 3D printer in action, build and race a model car, create art, and enjoy live performances at the Boston Mini Maker Faire (Boston)

September 18: Take a Story Walk with the book Welcome to My Neighborhood: A Barrio ABC  (Jamaica Plain)

September 19: Visit the Sun/Moon Garden to discover the wonderful things growing there (Belmont)

September 20: Teens get together to learn cooking and meal planning skills at this library Cooking Club (Boston)

September 21: Get to know this year’s homework helpers, enjoy snacks and school-related crafts, and win fidget prizes and free books at Homework Help Kickoff Week (Boston)

September 22: View the stars, planets, moon, and other objects in the night sky from the Museum of Science rooftop when it hosts Astronomy After Hours (Boston)

September 23: Fluff Fest draws over 12,000 people to a madcap festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the invention of fluff (Somerville)

September 24: Support local artists at Jamaica Plain Open Studios (Jamaica Plain)

September 25: Middle schoolers meet monthly for BookShop, part book club and part makers’ workshop (Cambridge)

September 26: Bring nets and magnifying glasses to Magical Meadow and explore where the grass is high, the dragonflies zip around, and the grasshoppers play their fiddles (Belmont)

September 27: This month’s Tots @ 10 features The Bubble Music Man (Somerville)

September 28: Try out Trucks, Tractors, and Tools, ride the hay wagon, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the mega machines of Drumlin Farm (Lincoln)

September 29: Pete the Cat arrives at Edaville (Carver)

September 30: The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival features world-class musicians, international food, and an instrument petting zoo staffed by Berklee professionals (Boston)

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