Boston’s Best Family-Friendly Labor Day Events

September 4, 2015 6:00 AM

Labor Day weekend in Boston is a lot of fun, and there are so many things to do as a family. From watching the fireworks to heading out on a harbor cruise, check out some of the cool things you can enjoy with your family early in September.

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Watch The Fireworks
Fan Pier Boston
1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 443-9200
www.fanpierboston.com

Saturday, Sept. 5, 9:00 p.m.

Families absolutely love to grab a grassy spot in an area of Boston where they can view the annual fireworks display. Whether you head to Castle Island or somewhere along the waterfront (from the North End to Southie), you will be able to find a great spot to watch the show with your loved ones. The barge will be off of Fan Pier in Boston, giving many people excellent views of the fireworks from all different parts of the city.

Fenway Park (WBZ-TV)

Fenway Park (WBZ-TV)


Catch A Red Sox Game
Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
(877) 733-7699
www.boston.redsox.mlb.com

Friday, Sept. 4 vs Phillies – 7:10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5 vs Phillies – TBD
Sunday, Sept. 6 vs Phillies – TBD
Monday, Sept. 7 vs Blue Jays – 1:35 p.m.

What better way to enjoy the city of Boston and end the summer than by heading to Fenway Park to watch the Sox? If you can score tickets to one of the Red Sox games over Labor Day weekend, your whole family is sure to have a great time. The atmosphere is great, and it’s super fun to cheer on the home team and try to catch a foul ball.

Photo Credit: seethewhales.com

Photo Credit: seethewhales.com


Whale Watching Cruise
Boston Harbor
1 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(877) 733-9425
www.bostonharborcruises.com

Spend the last official weekend before the kids head back to school on a whale watching cruise. Families seem to love going out into the harbor and getting up close and personal looks at whales and dolphins. The September weather is absolutely perfect for this type of excursion. The cruise will cost about $50 per adult and $33 for children, and it lasts about three to four hours.

Related: Family-Friendly Guide To Fenway Park

The USS Constitution. (WBZ-TV)

The USS Constitution. (WBZ-TV)


Visit The USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 426-1812
www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org

The USS Constitution Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. While admission to the museum is free, there is a “suggested donation” amount of $5 – 10 per adult, and $3 – 5 per child.

Families really seem to enjoy visiting the museum and learning the history behind the USS Constitution. Keep in mind that if you want to visit the ship (which is also a really great thing to do), it’s a separate thing altogether — the museum and the ship are not operated by the same organization, so be sure to make time for both if that’s what you plan on doing.


Boston Duck Tours
4 Copley Place, Suite 4155
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-3825
www.bostonducktours.com

Early September is a prime time to enjoy a Duck Tour. Whether you are a Massachusetts native or you’re visiting the state for the first time, a Duck Tour can be a fun and informative way to enjoy the city of Boston. The 80-minute tours leave from three different departure locations in the city. Tickets range in price, but combo tickets are available if you’re interested in checking out Frost Ice Bar, The Museum of Science, The New England Aquarium or the The Skywalk Observatory.

Related: Family Guide To New England Aquarium In Boston

Boston-based writer Effie Orfanides keeps up with all of the latest happenings in her city. She loves eating at Boston’s hotspots, having drinks at the trendiest bars, and enjoying all that Boston has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.