free family events happening in massachusetts from 9/7 to 9/10

Author: Marla Chaneta

Family events happening across the state


    BOSTON METRO

    Event: Greenway Open Market

    Date: Every Saturday

    Time: 11AM- 6PM

    Location: Wharf District Parks

    Website: https://www.newenglandopenmarkets.com/visit-the-greenway/

    Description: Explore the parks, stroll down tree-lined promenades at a vibrant open-air artisan market featuring talented area artists, crafters and independent designers. This event allows you to take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine (while it lastsJ) and shop local.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Boston Arts Festival 2017

    Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 9&10

    Time: 11AM- 6:30PM

    Location: Christopher Columbus Park, Boston MA

    Website: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/fair/p5882.php

    Description: This annual event is designed to showcase the visual and performing arts in Boston.

    The event brings over 50,000 visitors to Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, on Boston Harbor, where they can meet the artists and craftspeople who are there to share a wide variety of art and high-end craft work, including painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture, and much more.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: The Kingdom of Riddles

    Date: Saturdays and Sundays in September

    Time: 1-3PM

    Location: 32 Station Street, Brookline MA

    Website: http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/theater/p47714.php

    Description: The second performance of our Fall Fairy Tale Festival, this riddle filled adventure includes a cast of diverse characters. This performance will use hand puppets! Help a knight capture a unicorn by solving riddles in this fun and very interactive show. Along the way we'll meet a King and a Jester, a Witch and a Dragon. In this magical kingdom, there will be animal riddles, food riddles, and more!
    This performance also includes a special version of “The Princess and the Pea,” featuring a book-loving princess, a silly storekeeper, and a mischievous mouse.

    Source: Boston Central

    Event: Somerville Dog Festival

    Date: Sunday, September 10

    Time: 10AM-3PM

    Location: Broadway & Cedar, Somerville MA

    Website http://www.bostoncentral.com/events/annimals/p26675.php

    Description: The Somerville Foundation for Animals proudly presents the 5th annual Somerville Dog Festival! It will feature an exciting array of dog sports demonstrations as well as a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the public to try these activities with their dogs. Admission is free but monetary donations as well as pet care items (including pet food, collars, leashes, carriers) will be accepted at the gate.

    Source: Boston Central


    NORTHEAST

    Event: Harbor Sweets Factory Tour

    Date: Thursdays

    Time: 11AM- NOON

    Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/harbor-sweets-factory-tours

    Description: Harbor Sweets offers complimentary tours of the chocolate production area and shop. Tours are held at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See how these candies are made and take some home to enjoy with your family! Calling ahead to confirm tours is recommended as weekday chocolate production is subject to change without notice.

    Source: North Shore Kids

    Event: Kidleidoscope (For ages 3-6)

    Date: Fridays through September

    Time: 10:30- 11:30 AM

    Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/directory/maudslay-state-park

    Description: Maudslay State Park has created this program for their youngest crowd! Here’s the perfect opportunity for your children to become acquainted with Maudslay and its resources. Each week introduces a new topic about nature with an engaging story, craft and a short walk that involves outdoor exploration. The topic varies each week, so come every week! Meet at park headquarters on 74 Curzon Mill Road.

    Source: North Shore Kids

    Event: CAM Kids

    Date: Saturday, September 9

    Time: 10AM- 12 PM

    Location: Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

    Website: http://www.capeannmuseum.org/events/cam-kids-second-saturdays09-09-17/

    Description: Meet children’s book illustrator Susanna Natti, known for the Cam Jansen mysteries series, and others. Listen to stories, learn about her artistic process and create
    your own children’s book illustrations. Free and open to the public.

    Source: North Shore Kids

    Event: Fishing Festival

    Date: Saturday, September 9

    Time: 10AM- 12 PM

    Location: Harold Park State Forest, 1951 Turnpike Road, North Andover

    Website: http://www.northshorekid.com/event/fishing-festival-harold-parker

    Description: Come to Sudden Pond for a day of fishing for all ages! This event will introduce beginning and veteran anglers to fishing. Cast a line, learn about fish in our waters, safety, and equipment. MassWildlife Angler Education Volunteer Instructors will be on hand to assist. Equipment is provided.

    Source: North Shore Kids


    METROWEST

    Event: First Free Saturdays: Worcester Art Museum

    Date: Saturday, September 9

    Time: 10AM- 12 PM

    Location: Worcester Art Museum, 51 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609

    Website: http://www.worcesterart.org/information/hours-and-...

    Description: The Worcester Art Museum offers free admission on the first Saturday morning of each month. The Worcester Art Museum is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. The works span 5,000 years of art and culture. View paintings by Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, Monet, Sargent and Whistler; admire floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch; see cutting-edge contemporary art; and discover the Museum's many other treasures. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan.

    Source: Boston Central


    SOUTHEAST

    Event: Pirates and Privateers Presentation

    Date: Friday and Saturday, September 8-9

    Time: 10AM

    Location: Fort Pheonix, Fort Street 9 South End, Fairhaven MA

    Website: https://newbedford.macaronikid.com/events/599204f3...

    Description: Hear tales of pirates and Revolutionary War privateers. Learn about Nathaniel Pope and the Revolution's first naval battle and Noah Stoddard of the privateer Scammel, who captured the town of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. Hear from Abby, a ship's doctor, about herbs and leeches and amputation and smoke enemas. And watch a real swivel cannon be loaded and fired! This event occurs weather permitting.

    Source: Macaroni Kids New Bedford


    CENTRAL

    Event: Springfield Museums Exhibit- Jeweled Objects of Desire

    Date: September 10

    Time: 10AM-5PM

    Location: The Springfield Museums, 220 State Street, Springfield MA

    Website: http://www.valleyvisitor.com/events-calendar-jump-...

    Description: A sculptural ensemble by award winning master sculptor Andrew DeVries, on view outside of the Blake Café. The artist has been casting in bronze in his Huntington, Massachusetts studio since 1985. His work includes dance and figurative sculpture, abstract sculpture and portraits. DeVries follows in tradition of great Florentine masters like Ghiberti, Donatello and Cellini.

    Source: Valley Visitor

    Event: On-the- Deck Summit House History

    Date: Saturdays and Sundays

    Time: 10:30 – 11AM

    Location: Skinner State Park in Hadley, MA

    Website: http://www.valleyvisitor.com/events-calendar-jump-...

    Description: A guided tour of the Summit House suitable for all ages.

    Source: Valley Visitor


    CAPE AND ISLANDS

    Event: Tinkergarten (For ages 18 months- 5 years)

    Date: Friday, September 8

    Time: 10- 11:15AM

    Location: 9 1/2 Market St., Northampton, MA

    Website: http://www.capeevents.com/event.cfm?Event_ID=54901

    Description: At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial, a Tinkergarten leader will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we'll share insight into your child's development. Registration is required. Sign up at http://bit.ly/2tS9d0e or visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more times and locations.

    Source: Cape Events

    Event: Cape Cod Wildlife Festival

    Date: Saturday, September 9

    Time: 10- 4PM

    Location:Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary, 345 Bone Hill Road, Cummaquid, MA

    Website: http://www.capeevents.com/event.cfm?Event_ID=54321

    Description: The Cape Cod Wildlife Collaborative is sponsoring its 8th Annual Cape Cod Wildlife Festival on Saturday, September 9th from 10-4 at Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary in Cummaquid. It's a full day of fun, animals and hands- on activities for families. We are once again having 2 live animal shows with Rick the Creature Teacher, live music by The Gurus, local authors signing and selling their books, sponsored by Books by the Sea, wildlife photographers sharing their photography tips, delicious food from several food trucks and lots of environmentally themed, interactive activities for families. It's a FREE event, but donations are greatly appreciated!

    Source: Cape Events


    BERKSHIRES

    Event: WeeMuse Adventures

    Date: Fridays in September

    Time: 11- 11:30AM

    Location: 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA

    Website: http://berkshirefamilyfocus.com/event/weemuse-adve...

    Description: A year long weekly playgroup and story time at the Berkshire Museum at which children ages 18 months to 3 years old can explore the aquarium and three museum galleries, featuring songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time and more. Older siblings are welcome.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: Pop-up Play Day

    Date: Saturday, September 9

    Time: 10- NOON

    Location: 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA

    Website: http://berkshirefamilyfocus.com/event/pop-play-day...

    Description: Children can build and rebuild with the big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground™, the innovative play equipment that encourages creativity and collaboration, and colorful Bilderhoos architectural building components. Imagination Playground™ is generously provided by Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM!

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus

    Event: FamiLEE Movie Matinee

    Date: Saturday, September 9

    Time: 11- 1PM

    Location: 100 Main St., 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA

    Website: http://berkshirefamilyfocus.com/event/pop-play-day...

    Description: Fami-LEE movie matinees feature a family-friendly movie for all ages.

    Source: Berkshire Family Focus


    FRANKLIN COUNTY

    Event: Play Date! Playhouses in the Garden

    Date: September 6-24

    Time: 9- 5PM

    Location: 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA

    Website: http://berkshires.org/events/

    Description: Designers and builders re-imagine playhouse structures to delight children of all ages. View 13 whimsical and wonderful playhouses on display through September 24. Free with Garden admission.

    Source: The Berkshires

    Event: Franklin Museum Drop in Hours

    Date: September 9

    Time: 10- 1PM

    Location: 80 West Central Street Franklin, MA

    Website: https://franklin.macaronikid.com/events/599851fa83...

    Description: Explore a collection of roughly 4000 artifacts including projectile points used by the Native North Americans that inhabited this region hundreds of years ago, wedding dresses used by Franklin residents from as long ago as 1893, a tribute to Horace Mann, a Veteran’s display, pictures and items from Franklin’s many schools over the years, and hundreds of other historical items from the last 300 years, all vital to the study of Franklin history.

    Source: Macaroni Kid

    Event: Electric Car Show, Bellingham Public Library

    Date: September 9

    Time: 10- 1PM

    Location: 80 West Central Street Franklin, MA

    Website: https://franklin.macaronikid.com/events/599851fa83...

    Description: The New England Electric Auto Association (NEEAA) will be hosting a hybrid/electric car show and ride-and-drive event. There will be a panel discussion, and several dealers will be present with the latest hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles and will be offering test drives. Actual owners will also be available to share ownership experiences. The car show in the libray's parking lot will be held from 10-11 am, then the panel discussion will take place from 11-12 noon. Light refreshments will be provided after the panel discussion courtesy of NEEAA, then from noon to 1:30 will be more of the car show!

    Source: Macaroni Kid

    Event: Lego Build, Bellingham Public Library

    Date: September 13

    Time: 4- 5PM

    Location: 100 Blackstone St.,Bellingham, MA

    Website: https://franklin.macaronikid.com/events/599851fa83...

    Description: Drop in and build with our Legos. Just bring your imagination! All finished pieces will be put in the children's room display case for a week.

    Source: Macaroni Kid


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