September Community Calendar

September Community Calendar Events


33rd Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

Event Date: Friday, September 1, 2017 – Sunday, September 3, 2017

Time: Friday at 5PM – Sunday at 8PM

Location: Gloucester Harbor

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The Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester are organizing the 33rd Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival! The festival will honor the fishing schooner and its important role in the heritage of Gloucester. The event will include parades, fireworks, races, award ceremonies, and more!

Martha’s Vineyard Jazz and Blues Summerfest 2017

Event Date: Friday, September 1, 2017 – Sunday, September 3, 2017

Time: 6PM – 10PM

Location: Oak Bluffs and Edgartown

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Get in the groove at MV Jazz & Blues Summerfest 2017! The three day event will feature popular jazz and blues artists and host hundreds of music lovers from all over the United States and Europe! Proceeds from the event will support regional breast cancer initiatives. Get your tickets online today.

Open Barnyard

Event Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Time: 10AM- 2PM

Location: 140 Turkey Hill Ln, Hingham, MA 02043

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Enjoy an adventure at the farm in this family-friendly event. With baby sheep, piglets, ponies, chickens and more, your little ones will love learning about the farm and petting the animals.

Registration is required.

Labor Day Weekend Backyard Olympics

Event Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Time: 11AM- 2PM

Location: Rocky Woods Reservation Entrance, Medfield, MA 02052

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Bring the entire family to compete in a kid-friendly Backyard Olympics. With canoe races, cornhole tournaments, disc golf competitions, and a survival skill relay, this Labor Day weekend event is one not to miss!

Registration is required. Kids under 5 are free.

Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival

Event Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Time: 12PM-Dusk

Location: Waterfront Park, Newburyport, MA

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The annual Newburyport Riverfront Music Festival returns this fall with exciting live music. Attendees to the festival are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and to arrive early to get the best viewing spots for the show.

This festival is free and open to the public.

Movie Night Under the Stars!

Event Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017

Time: 7:30PM- 9:30PM

Location: 251 Washington St, East Walpole, MA 02032

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Relax under the stars in this free outdoor family movie event. A kid-friendly movie will be shown at the Music Court. Pizza and frozen yogurt will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the park.

Labor Day Weekend Family Campout

Event Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017- Sunday, September 3, 2017

Time: 5PM- 10AM

Location: Rocky Woods Reservation Entrance, Medfield, MA 02052

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Learn all the key skills of camping in this family-friendly event. Play games, pitch a tent, make s’mores, go hiking and more this Labor Day weekend.

Registration is required.

All Hands to Mischief!

Event Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017- Monday, September 4, 2017

Time: Varies

Location: USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22 Charlestown, MA, 02129

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Experience life as a sailor in 1812 aboard the USS Constitution this Labor Day weekend. Write your own messages with a quill pen, get temporary nautical tattoos, play board games, and even take a nap in one of the hammocks. Tours of “Old Ironsides” will also be available.

Frank Hatch Free Day: Sounds of Blue at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Event Date: Monday, September 4, 2017

Time: 11AM

Location: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston MA, 02115

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Enjoy a day of free admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in honor of Frank Hatch, a museum trustee and supporter of the arts and culture. Experience live music, hand-on projects in the Studio, gallery activities and even a fashion show. You will be able to explore the entire museum in this family-friendly event, so don’t miss out!

Boston Harbor Lighthouse Brunch Cruise

Event Date: Monday, September 4, 2017

Time: 11:30AM – 2:30PM

Location: Boston Harbor Cruises

Address: 1 Long Wharf, Boston, MA

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Enjoy brunch while cruising around some of the most beautiful sights on Boston Harbor! The 2 ½ hour tour will be guided by local performer David Coffin. Brunch will be made by acclaimed Chef Barbara Lynch, and will include lobster BLTs, seasonal salads, and much more!

Super Soccer Stars Labor Day Clinics

Event Date: Monday, September 4, 2017

Time: Various

Location: Robbins Mill Field, Acton, MA

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Join Super Soccer Stars for some soccer fun this Labor Day, offering two different clinics to match your soccer needs.

The Fun in the Sun clinic is a two hour, outdoor clinic designed to introduce children ages 3-5 to the wonderful world of soccer. This clinic takes place at Robbins Mill Field in Acton, Payson Park in Belmont, Hamilton Wenham Recreation Center in Hamilton, the Wakefield Recreation Center in Wakefield and AP Sports in Wilmington.

The Kick It clinic works on skill development for children ages 6-12. This four hour clinic enhances each participant’s soccer skills to make them an all around better player on the field. This clinic takes place at Robbins Mill Field in Acton, Payson Park in Belmont and Wakefield Recreation Center in Wakefield.

Prices vary by clinic and location.

Boston Charter Day

Event Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017

Time: 9:30AM – 5PM

Location: Old South Meeting House

Address: 310 Washington St, Boston, MA

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Celebrate the 387th birthday of the great city of Boston at the Old South Meeting House! Take time to remember the day the new town of Boston came into existence as the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Free admission for residents of Massachusetts!

Sterling Fair

Event Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 – Sunday, September 10, 2017

Time: Various

Location: Sterling Airport

Address: 122 Greenland Rd, Sterling, MA

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Take your family to the Sterling Fair for some fun, food and entertainment! The Sterling Fair is a two-day, family oriented event that focuses on agriculture and education. Events include rides, magicians, fireworks, petting zoos and more!

Admission and parking is free. Donations are welcomed.

Boston Runfest

Event Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Time: All day

Location: Herter Park

Address: 1101 Soldiers Field Road

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RACE Cancer Foundation and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation are hosting a full day of charitable running events at Boston Runfest! The day will begin with a marathon and half marathon relay, and end with the Starry Night 5K. Register online to participate in this fun day for a great cause!

Starry Night Boston 5K

Event Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Time: Registration from 4 – 5PM

Location: Christian Herter Park on the Charles River in Brighton

Address: 1175 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02228

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The Starry Night 5K is a meaningful evening walk/run that gives hope to children who are fighting childhood cancer. The event will recognize the more than 28,000 children living with brain tumors across the country, as well as the children who are no longer with us. Following the walk/run you can enjoy food, music, entertainment, and other fun activities!

Grilled Cheese & Mac and Cheese & Cheesesteak & Beer

Event Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017 – Sunday, September 10, 2017

Time: 11AM – 4PM

Location: SoWa Food Truck Bazaar and Beer Garden

Address: 540 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA

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This event is for the cheese lovers! On these two days, your favorite food trucks will be adding grilled cheese, mac and cheese, or cheesesteak to their menus! There will also be craft beers, ciders, and wine. Admission to the event is free.

Everyday Amazing Race

Event Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Time: 8AM

Location: Charles River Esplanade, Boston

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Join the Mass General Cancer Center in their inaugural Everyday Amazing Race, helping to create a brighter future for cancer patients and their families. The race takes place along the Charles River and participants will run a 5K course or walk a 2K course. After, runners/walkers will be treated to a pancake breakfast and fundraising prizes will be awarded.

Registration is $50 per person or $100 per family. All proceeds will go towards cancer research and patient care.

ASL Night

Event Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Time: 4PM-10PM

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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The Museum of Fine Arts invites the Deaf community for an evening that celebrates the art and language of Deaf culture. Events include ASL tours, art-making activities and more!

This event is free for all who attend.

TASTE of Jamaica Plain

Event Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 6PM – 9:30PM

Location: Franklin Park Zoo

Address: 1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA

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The annual TASTE of Jamaica Plain is back for another night filled with delicious food, live music, and a silent auction at the Franklin Park Zoo’s Tropical Forest exhibit. All proceeds from the event will support the work of Ecumenical Social Action Committee. Don’t miss out on this tasty event for a great cause!

Walk MS: Sturbridge 2017

Event Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 9AM Check-in, 10AM Start

Location: Sturbridge Town Common

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Team up with friends, families and many others in walking to end MS forever.  Every dollar raised brings us one step closer to changing the lives of those affected by MS.

There is no fundraising minimum.

You can register at

Boston Harbor Islands Regatta

Event Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Location: Long Wharf North

Address: 66 Long Wharf North, Boston, MA 02109

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Attend the thirteenth anniversary of the Boston Harbor Islands Regatta, a race around the Boston Harbor Islands! Enjoy festivities after the race, including an awards ceremony, drinks, and a buffet. Proceeds from the event will directly support the Boston Harbor Now.

Ales & Tails

Event Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 5PM – 8PM

Location: Stone Zoo

Address: 149 Pond St, Stoneham, MA 02180

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Ales & Tails is an annual beer-tasting event at Stone Zoo, which features stations hosted by local breweries. Proceeds from the event will support the growth of Zoo New England and its programs. Enjoy a few drinks and stroll along viewing the animal exhibits while supporting a great cause!

TD Hub on Wheels Benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital

Event Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Time: 8AM

Location: City Hall Plaza

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Bike along a car-free Storrow Drive and across the Emerald Necklace on a journey through Boston! Choose the family-friendly 10-mile ride or the 40-mile ride. A portion of your registration fee will support Boston Children’s Hospital. Cost for the ride is $50 for adults and free for kids.


Event Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Time: 7PM

Location: Wang Theatre

Address: 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

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Two young Croatian cellists, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, have taken the cello to another level with their incredible talents. Having debuted at #1 on Billboard Charts and shocked the world with their covers of songs like Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,” This is one performance you don’t want to miss! Tickets are now available online.

Boston Local Food Festival

Event Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Time: 11AM – 5PM

Location: The Greenway

Address: 185 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111

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The Boston Local Food Festival is the nation’s largest local and sustainable food hub! The festival will showcase farmers, local restaurants, food trucks, and organizations focusing on healthy food. There will also be DIY demos, a seafood competition, music, performances, and more. The festival is a zero waste event, and admission is free.

Third Thursdays: #ThrowbackThursday

Event Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Time: 5:30PM-9PM

Location: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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Go back in time as the Gardner celebrates ten years of Third Thursdays. Guests will enjoy playful performances and hand-on art making that will bring you into the past.

Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students and free for those 18 and under.

Nara Fall Family Camp Out

Event Date: Friday, September 22, 2017 – Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: Friday at 3:30PM – Saturday at 9AM

Location: NARA Park

Address: 25 Ledge Rock Way, Acton, MA

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Register online starting August 10 for the fall family camp out at NARA Park! Enjoy a spectacular night under the stars by pitching your own tent or bringing a pop-up trailer. There will be a campfire, flashlight tag, storytelling by the fire, and more!

48th Annual Cape Cod Scallop Fest

Event Date: Friday, September 22, 2017-Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: Friday & Saturday 11AM-9PM and Sunday 11AM-6PM

Location: Cape Cod Fairgrounds

Address: 1220 Nathan Ellis Highway, East Falmouth, MA

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The Scallop Festival returns for three delicious days. Events include fried scallop and chicken dinners, an arts and crafts show, live entertainment, children’s rides and activities and so much more.

This event happens rain or shine.

Tickets are $22 for the fried scallop dinner and $20 for the herb-roasted chicken dinner.

Boston Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Kids Ride

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 8AM-12PM

Location: Pope John Paul II Park

Address: Gallivan Blvd, MA 02124

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Join PMC for their third annual Kids Ride. Children from all over will gather to ride for a cure.

Minimum fundraising amount of $25 is required. All funds raised will go towards the Jimmy Fund/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Island Run

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: Boat will depart from Boston at 9AM and return at 12:30PM. Race will begin at 10AM.

Location: Spectacle Island

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Island Run is coming back for its fourth year! There will be two separate races: a 5-miler and a 5K. Both races will end with a celebration including food, drinks, and an award ceremony.

5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 10AM-12PM

Location: Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02135

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Come run or walk in this 5K event for a worthy cause. Families, teams, and individuals are welcome on this USA Track and Field-approved course. Enjoy refreshments, a family festival, prizes, and kid-friendly activities. Proceeds will be donated to Samaritans, a nonprofit organization that aims to reduce the risk of suicide through helplines, education and support services.

Help Samaritans reach their fundraising goal of $400,000 this year.

Family Owl Prowl

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Location: Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Address: 1904 Canton Ave, Milton, MA

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Practice owl calls, learn about their unique adaptations, and meet some of the owls that live at the museum! Activities will be followed by a night hike to search for owls and other nocturnal life. Cost of the event is $8 for members and $10 for non-members.

Fluff Festival 2017

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Location: Union Square, Somerville MA 02143

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Participate in this exciting event as the Fluff Festival celebrates the 100th anniversary of the invention of Fluff. Enjoy a plethora of activities such as musical performances, Fluff-themed games, and even a cooking contest. There will be plenty of demonstrations and activities following the theme of discovery as families learn how to make new Fluff-based foods.

Visit for information on how to get there and a schedule of activities.

In order to participate in the cooking contest, registration is required.

National Free Museum Day

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Location: Varies

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Enjoy a day of free entry to the Smithsonian Institute and over thirty different museums nationwide. To download your ticket, which provides free entry for you and one guest, visit starting Friday August 25. Take advantage of this opportunity to discover and learn about different cultures of many eras at no cost.

Visit to see which museums are participating in your area.

2nd Annual Walk for the Love of Edie

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 7AM – 11AM

Location: Lynch Park

Address: Beverly, MA

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The 2nd Annual Walk for Edie will celebrate the memory of Edie and bring the community together. The walk will take place along one of Edie’s favorite routes in Beverly, MA. Proceeds will be used to support future walks and events, and support annual scholarships in Edie Black’s name.

7th Annual Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk

Event Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time: 11AM

Location: The Charles River Center, Paul D. Merritt Building, 59 East Militia Heights Road, Needham, MA 02492

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Come run or walk in this can’t miss event as the Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk for its 7th annual race. All proceeds will be donated to benefit over 900 children and adults with developmental disabilities who are supported by the Center. With the option to run or walk a 5K or 1 mile track, this event will be flexible to your needs while promising an enjoyable experience outdoors.

Visit the official site at for more information and registration details.

All participants must pay a registration fee.