This five-day festival on Boston's harborside combines history through reenactments or guided walks along the Freedom Trail with evening clam bakes, treasure hunts, and live music. There's always something going on, and most of the activities are free and open to all ages.
One of the oldest fairs in America, this noisy and vibrant fair has all the favorites, including thrill rides, a demolition derby, cattle shows, and chainsaw carving. There are nightly fireworks with live music.
Creative kids will love the wide range of activities on offer at the week-long Marblehead Festival, including making boats and floating them on the pond, kite flying, and sand sculpting. There's also a market featuring the work of local craftspeople and performing arts events all over town.
Be transported back to the 18th century at this famous Boston museum, with games, interactive performances, and costumed guides taking visitors back in time to experience life in a busy colonial port.