LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN GREATER BOSTON
Looking for fun things to do in Boston for Labor Day weekend in 2018? Here’s your guide for spending the last long weekend of summer.
Boston Children’s Museum
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm FREE with Admission
Join us for our monthly family dance party, Kids Jam. Live DJ. Dance lessons. Games. Free dance.
Free Fun Fridays
The following attractions will be free on August 31:
- Old Sturbridge Village
- Norman Rockwell Museum
- Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
- Chatham Marconi Maritime Center
- USS Constitution Museum
- Cape Ann Museum
- Griffin Museum of Photography
- Provincetown Art Association and Museum
- The Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium
Food Truck Friday Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday is back in 2018 for our fourth season. End your week at FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island brought to you PVD Food Truck Events.
A.B. Munroe Dairy, MetroPCS, and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home Remodeling, Sunrun, and College Bound Saver. ADMISSION IS FREE!
Enjoy over 15 locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, wines from Gooseneck Vineyards while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel
Cocktails with the Whales
Hosted by Ocean Blue Catering and Mystic Aquarium.
Looking to unwind and have fun after work? Chill with the coolest crowd in town and relax to live music. Enjoy a cash bar while you mix and mingle with friends and co-workers in the beautiful outdoor setting by our beluga whales.
Plan ahead and get tickets online for $10. Advance online discount tickets stop selling at 66 pm the day before the event.
Franklin Park Zoo – Prehistoric Dino Day
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
We’re going out with a big bang, as Destination Dino at Franklin Park Zoo comes to an end. Join us on Saturday, September 1, for dinosaur facts, crafts, and more as we celebrate all things prehistoric! Don’t miss your chance to hear from zookeepers, as they highlight a few of the Zoo’s animals that may even be related to our dino friends.
At Destination Dino, you’ll come face-to-face with colossal creatures from the past, from the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to the emu-like Citipati. Nestled within a winding, wooded pathway, these roaring, life-like animatronic dinosaurs will thrill visitors of all ages. Be sure to visit the Dino Dig, where budding paleontologists can flex their fossil-finding muscles. Destination Dino closes September 3.
Angry Orchard Rock the Roots
Rock out with Angry Orchard at City Hall Plaza on Saturday. The cider makers are bringing an epic music fest to town, featuring performances by Young the Giant, Milky Chance, New Politics, STL-GLD, CONTACT and Peter Michaels Atomic Blusion. The festivities will also include an arcade, lawn games and, of course, plenty of cider. MUST 21 OR OLDER!
Sept. 1, City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston
1860’s Dress Up at Georges Island
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join in the parade ground to learn how children and adults would have dressed when they lived at Fort Warren over 150 years ago. Step back in time and try on 1860’s styled children’s clothing!
Uniquely Uxbridge Day
Uniquely Uxbridge Day is a town-wide celebration that is both a fun filled day for residents and friends! It’s an opportunity for the town to come together and celebrate our great hudden gem here in the Blackstone Vallety. UUDay 6 will offer a host of events and family friendly activities such as Pie Eating contests, Cardboard Boat Races, Volleyball Games, Raffles and a lot more. All monies raised through vendors and raffles are given back to the community through the UUDay Scholarship program.
Come to check out the fun at the Town Common, learn more about the amazing local artisans and organizations here in town and then head to the beach activities and food at Pout Pond.
Hampton Beach Fireworks Display
Hampton Beach, NH 9:30 pm FREE
Celebrate Labor Day with a beautiful fireworks display over the beach! Fireworks are held on the beach at the top of B and C Streets, beside the Atlantic Ocean, and begin at 9:30 p.m.
Storydance at Waterfront Plaza
Story Dance is a creative movement story time for children, led by teaching artist Susan Paino and Fort Point Theatre Channel.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm 290 Congress St., Boston Children can walk through a five-foot-high book and “enter” the story, which combines natural movement, storytelling with music, games to promote reading readiness, and discovery time with hands-on materials and musical instruments.
Formal activities last about one hour, plus one hour of open play time when everyone can play with a keyboard, drums, other story dance props, and the giant book.
The Caterpillar Lab at the Discovery Museum
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street, Acton 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Caterpillar Lab takes over our PlayLab this week, and turns it into a mini version of their own lab space, which is located in Keene, NH. This program will feature a huge variety of New England caterpillar species and there will be plenty to see and touch!
The last big concert at Fenway Park goes down this weekend. After taking over the historic ballpark in 2016, Pearl Jam is back for two nights of shows on Sunday and Tuesday.
MR8K- A Run for Gratitude
TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston 9:00 am First Ever 5-Mile Run (8K) to feature a Finish Line at the Boston Bruins Center Ice. To reflect the spirit of the Martin Richard Foundation, the first annual MR8K will be a ‘Run for Gratitude’ honoring first responders and related charities.
Registration is $45, with proceeds benefiting the Martin Richard Foundation. Participants and spectators will have the opportunity to fundraise and donate on CrowdRise. Each registrant will receive an event day shirt as part of the registration fee. The event is open to both runners and walkers, as well as families with small children.
Toddler Time at Skyzone
Skyzone, Hyde Park and Everett 9:30 am – 11:00 am
This is time for little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing on trampolines under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids.
Films for Preschool Children
Roslindale Branch, Boston Public Library,10:30 am – 11:00 am Preschool films are being screened at the Roslindale branch of the Boston Public Library for children ages 3 to 5. Movie selections change weekly.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled.
Baby-Friendly Monday Matinees at the Capitol Theatre
Capitol Theater, 204 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Capitol Theatre features a baby-friendly movie every Monday afternoon. Please check our Monday schedule to see what feature has been selected for parents and their infants. A Baby-Friendly Matinee is not a movie for babies – it’s for the moms and dads out there who want to see a movie and bring their baby with them and not have to worry about the baby making noise, or the movie damaging their child’s hearing. We keep the lights up at mid-level and the volume down a little lower so that parents can attend to their kids and still see a first-run movie. While patrons without infants are certainly welcome to attend, they should know that the babies are free to be babies during the show!
King Richards Faire
235 Main Street, Carver $32 adults (12+), $16 children ages 4-11 Rides and attractions are an additional $3 each
Watch the King’s daring knights joust on horseback; hear live musical acts, watch theatrical performances and stroll the village of more than 100 unique and talented artisans, including glass blowers, sword makers, potters, clothiers, jewelry makers and more.
The Faire offers eight stages of live entertainment all day, including three jousts daily featuring brave knights.
Many interactive experiences, such as the Princess Academy and Knight School for the little ones, are free and a chance to meet the royal court.
Every Saturday at 4pm on the King’s Stage, the Faire offers free contests and ceremonies, including a Vow Renewal Ceremony and a new Game of Thrones trivia/costume contest.
Dell Technologies Championship
Hit the links and enjoy some PGA tour action when the championship returns to the Boston area Labor Day weekend. See Tiger Woods and the best 100 players all throw down as they go head-to-head for the top spot in the second of four FedExCup Playoffs events.
Aug. 30-Sept. 3, TPC Boston 400 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton
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