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

Yowza, it's almost May! I am here for the spring flowers and excited for the warm up! And if you're equally giddy to plot out some fun activities this month, grab your calendar and peruse this listing of 31 cool things to do in May -- one idea for every day of the month!

May 1: The Sound of Music opens at the Wang Theatre (Boston)

May 2: Meet frogs, listen for their songs, and look for babies swimming in the pond (Lincoln)

May 3: Find out how robins build their nests and care for their eggs (Milton)

May 4: Support local artists at Somerville Open Studios (Somerville)

May 5: It’s time for the annual Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival (Jamaica Plain)

May 6: Check out the MayFair in Harvard Square, featuring music, dancing, food, crafts, street art, beer gardens, and family-friendly activities and entertainment (Cambridge)

May 7: This month’s MFA playdate focuses on the theme “Flowers in Bloom” (Boston)

May 8: Songs, rhymes, stories, and movement await at this Preschool Story Hour (Boston)

May 9: Take a stroller tour of the Davis Museum to explore the theme “Making an Impression” (Wellesley)

May 10: Explore colors through painter Harold Rotenberg’s color compositions, play a memory game, and paint with watercolors during the Cape Ann Museum’s monthly Young at Art program (Gloucester)

May 11: Get outside for a nature-based activity and a walk in the woods (Acton)

May 12: The 2018 Watch City Steampunk Festival features costumed performers, musicians, lectures, kids’ activities, an open-air market, and more (Waltham)

May 13: Celebrate Mother’s Day with Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum (Jamaica Plain)

May 14: Tweens can engage in a bit of Creative Drama (Jamaica Plain)

May 15: Embrace unusual materials and unfamiliar tools to transform recycled scraps into art at this free Visual Arts Class for Youth taught by educators from The Eliot School (Brighton)

May 16: Feed and milk the cows, then make delicious ice cream (Lincoln)

May 17: Learn about NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission and observe the night sky (Cambridge)

May 18: Go fly a kite at the Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival (Dorchester)

May 19: The Discovery Museums host an Especially for Me Autism-Friendly Evening (Acton)

May 20: Attend the North Andover Sheep Shearing Festival, featuring demonstrations, crafters, pony rides, and more (North Andover)

May 21: Join a special Story Time with the Boston Ballet to hear stories about famous dancers and participate in related movement activities (Boston)

May 22: Play with the science of ramps (Acton)

May 23: Check out bird research in action to see bird banding up close (South Wellfleet)

May 24: Honor the Massachusetts service members who gave their lives defending the country at the Memorial Day Garden of Flags on the Common (Boston)

May 25: Make a mess with watercolor resist painting (Acton)

May 26: Discover “All Kinds of Stories” at the ICA Play Date (Boston)

May 27: Attend the 43rd Annual Sheep and Woolcraft Fair (Cummington)

May 28: Sheep herding, wool dyeing, felting, spinning, and farm animals await during Wool Days at Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)

May 29: Celebrate the Flower Moon with a full moon walk (Acton)

May 30: Explore the science of papermaking, sprinkle in a few wildflower seeds, and create plantable paper to take home (Acton)

May 31: Use flowers as brushes to create original art (Acton)

Featured photo by HISANARI KUNIMOTO on Unsplash