Cool Things To Do In August

Well, given how hard this month was for me, I am ready to put July to bed and move on to August! If you're looking to map out some plans, 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: Identify, sort, and feed tiny marine life in a 110-gallon touch tank (Newburyport)

August 2: Learn about Ancient Egypt and carve your own hieroglyphics (Easton)

August 3: 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 Boston GreenFest (Boston)

August 4: Be charmed when Rosalita’s Puppets perform a new, free show (Boston)

August 5: Get ready to eat ALL THE LOBSTAH at the Boston Seafood Festival (Boston)

August 6: Check out this free Yoga Under the Stars class (Chestnut Hill)

August 7: Move and groove to Music with Jeannie Mac (Chestnut Hill)

August 8: Bring a picnic dinner and blanket to check out the Payson Park Music Festival (Belmont)

August 9: Stop by Christopher Columbus Park for a free arts and crafts class (Boston)

August 10: Explore the Boston Harbor Islands for free as one of this week’s Free Fun Fridays offerings (Boston)

August 11: Catch Mulan under the stars (Boston)

August 12: The August Moon Festival returns for its 49th year in Chinatown, with live performances of Asian folk dance, lion dance, Chinese opera, and other entertainment, plus food, gifts, and souvenirs (Boston)

August 13: Explore the music of the Didgeridoo (Arlington)

August 14: Spend A Night at the Pond looking for strange and wonderful water wildlife (Belmont)

August 15: Harvest, chop, and brine at this Pickle Party, then take home some quick pickles of your own (Lincoln)

August 16: Ben Rudnick & Friends perform their high-energy blend of country, bluegrass, rock, and more (Arlington)

August 17: Boston’s oldest continuous Italian festival, Fisherman’s Feast, offers delicious food, live music, processions, children’s activities, and more (Boston)

August 18: Rock out at the Wicked Good Festival (Boston)

August 19: The annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival features live music, performance art, antique cars, and more (Gloucester)

August 20: Boston Carnival celebrates with parades, steel band music, dance, and performances, along with Caribbean cuisine (Boston)

August 21: Watch an outdoor double feature of The Incredible Shrinking Man and Revenge of the Creature (Boston)

August 22: Enjoy Star Wars IV on a big screen under the stars (Medford)

August 23: Build and launch a rocket (Medford)

August 24: The Asian Community Development Corporation brings Kung Fu movies to the Greenway for the 13th year of Films at the Gate in Chinatown Park (Boston)

August 25: Head to the Ujamaa Green Mart, a new event highlighting the work of African and local craft vendors (Boston)

August 26: Get ready for some fermentation at the Boston Fermentation Festival (Boston)

August 27: Go on a scavenger hunt and make fish prints, then meet some sea creatures in the touch tanks (Salem)

August 28: Learn about monarch butterflies, look for clues about their impending migration, and play a few games in the meadow (Belmont)

August 29: Drop by the Caterpillar Lab to watch little-known native critters munch on their food, then learn about metamorphosis and hear incredible-but-true stories about the creatures’ strange and surprising adaptations (Acton)

August 30: It’s time for an end-of-summer karaoke and movie night, complete with a popcorn treat (Arlington)

August 31: Take a free guided hike around the last remaining active cranberry bog in town (Foxboro)