17 Things to Do in Central Mass this August


Posted: August 10, 2018

Summer is flying by and before we know it, this warm weather will be gone and the crisp fall air will settle in. So get going on these summery activities still to be had in Central Massachusetts. 

Share the wonders of the natural world with your children during Neighborhood Nature with Broad Meadow Brook at Green Hill Park and Elm Park / Now - Aug. 17 +more 

Partake in a fantastic fiesta at the Latin American Festival / Aug. 18 +more

Smoke and Shuck at Smokestack Urban BBQ's Oyster Fest and pig roast / Aug. 19 +more

Sit back and let Salem Cross Inn do the outdoor grilling for you on their beautiful property / Now - August (weater permitting) +more

Enroll your kids in a cooking class by Patty's Kitchen so they can cook for you for a change! / Aug. 23 +more

Sweat it out with a vinyasa yoga session, then reward yourself with Wormtown Brewery's summery citrus + sunshine seasonal brew / Aug. 25 +more

See a live musical production of Charlotte's Web at the historical Old Sturbridge Village / Now - Aug. 26 +more

Get into one of the region's museums completely for free during Free Fun Friday's and get free admission to the Worcester Art Museum all month long / Now - Aug. 31 +more

Free After Three Thursdays at Tower Hill Botanic Garden will keep the whole family busy from 3 PM - 9 PM with free admission, beer garden, kids activities and so much more / Until Aug. 31 +more

Be a part of a disc golf tournament at one of the top 10 courses in the world / Aug. 24 - 26 +more 

Get your Prince on at the Mendon Twin Drive-In with a showing of Purple Rain and 2 hours of live Prince covers. Come in a red corvette for free admission. / Aug. 25  +more

Enjoy bites of delicious antipasti and regional Italian wine pairings as you learn the art of handmade pasta-making with Volturno. Date night anyone? / Aug. 29 +more

Free outdoor concerts plus BBQ food truck on-site every Thursday evening in Whitinsville / August +more

Relax, de-stress and connect with nature with a renowned health educator who will take you on a guided sanctuary walk with Wachusett Meadow / August - October 14 / +more

Enjoy the last gasp of summer with our outdoor dining favorites +more

Fit in one last adventure on the lake or in the sky before the summer's end +more

While the weather is still warm, explore Worcester's urban parks, discover a Central Mass hiking trail, or cool off on the water with some kayaking or canoeing.