Cool Things To Do In June (In Boston + Beyond!)

Yowza, it's June tomorrow you guys! We are now officially in the final stretch with school so be sure to grab your calendars and consider this awesome roundup of event ideas, one idea for each day of June!

June 1: Take a night hike to mark the Strawberry Moon, listen to spring peepers, catch a glimpse of resident wildlife, then enjoy strawberries dipped in chocolate as a sweet treat to end the evening (Topsfield)

June 2: Stop by Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall for music, dance, drag, face painting, and more (Boston)

June 3: Hike to a rocky outcropping for an eye-level view of this active great blue heron rookery (Princeton)

June 4: This month’s MFA Playdate revolves around Fun on the Farm (Boston)

June 5: Chow down at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, the nation’s largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival (Boston)

June 6: Learn about the queen bee, do a royal dance, then plant flowers for the queen’s court (Lincoln)

June 7: Take a daytime walk to explore the nighttime activities of various animals (Lincoln)

June 8: Scan the night sky with a telescope from the Museum of Science roof during Astronomy After Hours (Boston)

June 9: It’s time for the Boston Pride Parade and Festival (Boston)

June 10: The Dragon Boat Festival features races, arts, crafts, food, and more (Cambridge)

June 11: Hora de Bebés is a Spanish-Language Playgroup for Babies (Jamaica Plain)

June 12: Create kinetic art with upcycled treasures (Acton)

June 13: Poke around in the ponds and peek under rocks and logs to search for turtles, toads, and salamanders (Lincoln)

June 14: Join the Trail Detectives’ Club and solve a mystery at the Boston Nature Center (Boston)

June 15: Stop by the campfire for stories, s’mores, and hayrides (Lincoln)

June 16: Enjoy hayrides, games, crafts, treats, a bouncy house, and of course, PYO strawberries, at the Lanni Orchards Strawberry Festival (Lunenberg)

June 17: Take a leisurely Summer Solstice and Father’s Day canoe trip to watch for wildlife and identify wetland plants (Easthampton)

June 18: Get started with an Intro to Sea Kayaking on Spectacle Island (Boston)

June 19: Participate in hands-on STEM activities related to air, wind, chemical reactions, or light (Boston)

June 20: Engineer simple contraptions like parachutes, whirligigs, and hoop gliders, and harness the power of air to make them float or glide (Acton)

June 21: Check out Summer Solstice Celebration 2018: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture, featuring hands-on activities, live music, and free admission at the four HMSC museums (Cambridge)

June 22: Join this Summer Solstice Paddle to look for plants and animals, then enjoy s’mores and a solstice tale around the campfire (Topsfield)

June 23: Pick your own strawberries, chow down on strawberry shortcake, and partake in pony rides, hayrides, and more at the Verrill Farm Strawberry Festival (Concord)

June 24: Have fun with butterflies & dragonflies (Natick)

June 25: Learn the fundamentals and develop proper form with Archery on the Lawn (Arlington)

June 26: Fireflies are Fun at Habitat (Belmont)

June 27: The Ice Cream Float is an ice cream sundae-themed sunset cruise (Hyannis)

June 28: Boston Harborfest kicks off with hundreds of activities planned through the Independence Day weekend (Boston)

June 29: Cool off at the Frog Pond Spray Pool Opening Day (Boston)

June 30: This month’s ICA Play Date focuses on Changing the Rules (Boston)

Featured photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash