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

May is almost here (what?!) and we’ve rounded up 31 cool things to do—one idea for each day of the month. Grab your calendar and peg some fun events!

May 1: Make May Day crowns and weavings to celebrate spring (Acton)

May 2: Meet a rabbit up close, have a snack she would love to eat, explore the sanctuary for her hiding places, and plant a rabbit treat in the garden during the Drumlin Farm Some Bunny Loves You program (Lincoln)

May 3: Head to the Teen Central Books of Hope Poetry Slam to listen as teens share two original poems and compete for a prize (Boston)

May 4: The Greenway Spring Food Truck Festival kicks off spring with old favorites and new flavors, ranging from poké to poutine, as well as live music from Berklee musicians (Boston)

May 5: Visit nearly 200 Fairy and Gnome Homes throughout a one mile wooded path, then have fun with crafts and activities, fairy tale readings, theater performances, and more (Salisbury)

May 6: Take in a new multimedia Earth Month art exhibit addressing the theme “Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change” (Concord)

May 7: Head out for this Peek a Blue Hike in the Blue Hills with other parents, grandparents, caregivers, and kids (Milton)

May 8: Make Mother’s Day Butterfly Button Art (Hanover)

May 9: New England animals star in a puppet performance of Turtle’s Wetland Quest, all about a group of friends and their habitat (Brookline)

May 10: Stop by the Curious George Store for a special Mother’s Day Storytime (Cambridge)

May 11: The Boston Bubble Festival offers free giant floating bubble demonstrations from lots of bubble performers, a DJ, live entertainment, and more (Boston)

May 12: Spend Mother’s Day at the annual Duckling Day celebration watching a parade of costumed children led by a marching band, enjoying juggling and magic, playing with Esh Circus Arts and the Knucklebones crew, and getting crafty (Boston)

May 13: Join Puddle Jumpers, a nature club for preschoolers to explore the outdoors (New Bedford)

May 14: Explore World’s End through sensory activities, stories, and crafts (Hingham)

May 15: Teens can stop by to craft flower crowns for spring (Ashburnham)

May 16: Join naturalists for the Serious Seeds Family Science Outing, learn to identify seeds, and take a seed collecting hike (North Easton)

May 17: Take a family-friendly evening hike guided by lunar light, then enjoy a local craft brewery beer tasting in honor of the Brew Moon (Southborough)

May 18: Celebrate spring at the Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival (Boston)

May 19: Birthday Wishes hosts its 8th annual CakeWalk fundraiser event featuring a 5k Fun Run, live music, bouncy house, kids’ games, balloon sculpting, face painting, party bubbles, and of course, cake, all to help bring birthday party magic to thousands of homeless children and their families each year (Newton)

May 20: Kids can take a closer look at art from the MFA, hear the stories behind it, and tell their own tales by sculpting clay creations at this free Artful Adventures with the Museum of Art program (Boston)

May 21: Read a farm story, make a craft, have a snack, and go exploring during Book Bugs on the Farm (Southborough)

May 22: Watch How to Keep a Mummy on a big screen (Dedham)

May 23: See the story of Pinocchio come to life (Brookline)

May 24: Check out this unique all-female performance of Cinderella: A Story from Fairyland (Dedham)

May 25: Participate in an art challenge, catch an interactive performance by the Gottabees, enjoy outdoor sketching, and of course, free admission at this month’s ICA Play Date: Art in Action (Boston)

May 26: Head outside for a Sounds of the Night Hike (Ipswich)

May 27: Participate in a kite-making craft, then Let’s Go Fly a Kite at Fruitlands (Harvard)

May 28: Head to Habitat and Go Look for Turtles (Belmont)

May 29: Mark World Otter Day with special activities at the Stone Zoo (Stoneham)

May 30: Create an artistic masterpiece using beautiful blossoms as brushes or craft plantable paper for a garden (Acton)

May 31: Meet the ducks at Drumlin and dip a net to look for duck delights like diving beetles, mosquito wrigglers, and water tigers (Lincoln)