31 Cool Things To Do In August

OMG, WHAT, August? If you're looking to map out some plans and make the most of the final weeks before school starts, grab your calendar and check out this roundup of cool things to do in August (in Boston and beyond) -- there's one idea for every day of the month!

August 1: Bliss out with this free evening power vinyasa flow by the Frog Pond (Boston)

August 2: Enjoy free ice cream sandwiches, face painting, and games, meet Wally the Green Monster, and more at this Unicorn Fantasy Party near the Frog Pond (Boston)

August 3: Take a family Salt Marsh Exploration Walk (Rowley)

August 4: Get ready to eat ALL THE LOBSTAH at the Boston Seafood Festival (Boston)

August 5: Head to Magazine Beach for free stories and a sing along (Cambridge)

August 6: Listen to an Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park free children’s music concert (Boston)

August 7: The ICA welcomes teens for peer-led art tours, art-making activities, and youth performances (Boston)

August 8: Check out this youth production of Singin’ in the Rain (Stoneham)

August 9: Admission is free at Gore Place today (Waltham)

August 10: Roast marshmallows around the campfire and share celestial stories before a bit of stargazing as the Perseid meteor shower begins (Milton)

August 11: Take a free yoga class at Spy Pond Park (Arlington)

August 12: Get ready to sing at the 19th Annual Gospelfest (Boston)

August 13: Join the fun when Big Joe the Storyteller performs free (Boston)

August 14: Head outdoors with a Parent and Tots Nature Walk (Norwell)

August 15: Boston’s oldest continuously running Italian festival, Fisherman’s Feast, offers delicious food, live music, processions, children’s activities, and more (Boston)

August 16: Enjoy live music and dance performances, an eco-fashion show, film fest, interactive exhibits, robots, music, art, pony rides, fitness, games, lots of STEM projects, and more at the eco-friendly Boston GreenFest (Boston)

August 17: The annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival features live music, performance art, antique cars, and more (Gloucester)

August 18: The Quincy August Moon Festival returns with live performances of Asian folk dance, lion dance, Chinese opera, and other entertainment, plus food trucks, gifts, and souvenirs (Quincy)

August 19: Boston Carnival celebrates with parades, steel band music, dance, and performances, along with Caribbean cuisine (Boston)

August 20: Have some Kid-Friendly Fun with Little Beats (Chestnut Hill)

August 21: Catch an outdoor screening of Mary Poppins Returns (Foxborough)

August 22: Meet the crew at the USS Constitution Museum when they share their skills and stories from serving in the US Navy (Charlestown)

August 23: The Asian Community Development Corporation brings Kung Fu movies to the Greenway for another year of Films at the Gate in Chinatown Park (Boston)

August 24: Rock out at this year’s Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival (Newburyport)

August 25: Explore the animals and habitat at Constitution Beach during Science Under the Sun (Boston)

August 26: Head to a Mommy and Me/Mommy to Be Bootcamp to benefit Horizons for Homeless Children (Charlestown)

August 27: Take part in this end-of-the-summer Ice Cream Social (Dedham)

August 28: Sing along with Matt Heaton (Brookline)

August 29: It’s Sunflowers, Selfies, and Bouquets in a 2 acre flower field at Verrill Farm (Concord)

August 30: Enjoy jazz in the Seaport during the Boston Jazz Fest (Boston)

August 31: Visit the USS Constitution for free (Charlestown)