Things To Do This Week In Boston (& Beyond)

Hello friends, I hope you’re having a great weekend! If you’re looking for something to do this week in Boston and beyond, check out this curated roundup of ideas for Monday through Friday!


Medford’s Free Parks Program staffs local parks all day on weekdays in July and August, offering games, activities, arts and crafts, and more on a drop-in basis (Medford)

Dewey Square welcomes the Boston Public Market every Tuesday and Thursday this summer and fall (Boston)

Monday, July 15

Kids Day at the South Boston Farmers Market features free face painting, balloon animals, crafts, live music, local nonprofits, and more (Boston)

Take a free evening yoga class (Cambridge)

Head to Magazine Beach for free stories and a sing along (Cambridge)

Enjoy a free Healthworks Fitness class on the Green (Chestnut Hill)

Summer Farm Babies offers up farm-themed stories, movement, and songs, plus a chance for parents and kids to connect and play (Newton)

Tuesday, July 16

Karen K and the Jitterbugs perform a free children’s music concert as part of the Titus Sparrow Park Summer Concert Series (Boston)

The JFK Library hosts a full scale recreation of the Saturn V rocket launch on Columbia Point using augmented reality exactly 50 years after Apollo 11 began its journey to the moon (Boston)

Take a free kickboxing class at The Street (Chestnut Hill)

The Bright Siders present music that helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions (Newburyport)

Wednesday, July 17

Get S’More out of Summer at the LL Bean Backyard Campsite at Rose Kennedy Greenway and enjoy s’more roasting, yard games, the sounds of our national parks, and more free summer fun (Boston)

Participate in Yoga Under the Stars (Chestnut Hill)

Take a kids’ soy candle making workshop (Medford)

Play family wiffle ball and kickball (Medford)

Kids earn free movie tickets to Minions after completing a brief book report through the Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesday program (Various Locations)

Thursday, July 18

Head to The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Boston)

Bliss out with this free evening power vinyasa flow by the Frog Pond (Boston)

Take part in a Greenway Play Session in Chin Park with brand new play equipment for all to enjoy (Boston)

Head to this week’s Boston Calling Block Party for live music, refreshments, and more (Boston)

Yappy Hour offers delicious dog treats and complimentary pup photos in front of the #LoveWall Mural (Chestnut Hill)

See Despicable Me by the lake (Wakefield)

Watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on a big screen under the stars (Waltham)

Miss Ellaneous performs a free kids music concert at Lettuce Turnip the Beet, the Wright-Locke Family Farm Night music series (Winchester)

Friday, July 19

Celebrate picture books through art activities, scavenger hunts, temporary tattoos, films, food, and special author and illustrator storytimes when the Eric Carle Museum hosts its Free Fun Friday (Amherst)

Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with special hands-on activities, thought-provoking live presentations, and more (Boston)

The Boston Children’s Museum offers tips to take advantage of its Free Fun Friday (Boston)

View the night sky at Astronomy After Hours (Boston)

Watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse under the stars at the Hatch Shell, plus participate in free games and giveaways before the movie begins (Boston)

Enjoy a moonlight screening of Jurassic Park by the harbor (Boston)

Head to Battleship Cove for free admission and discover a sailor’s life (Fall River)

Explore the Arnold Arboretum for free and participate in special activities like watercolors, a storyboard walk, a fort building lab, and an arborist station (Jamaica Plain)

The Cape Cod Children’s Museum opens its doors for free (Mashpee)

Admission is free all day at the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association, including the Aquarium, Science Museum, Research Center, Observatory, and historic home (Nantucket)

Discover the Peabody Essex Museum for free today (Salem)

Explore the Sandwich Glass Museum for free (Sandwich)

SomerFest returns with music, magic, and comedy performances (Somerville)

Head to the Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History for free and enjoy special activities celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing (Weston)