8 Outdoor Events for Kids and Families this Week on the South Shore!

Welcome June!

By Kate Bray, Publisher, South Shore Macaroni Kid May 31, 2021

June is such a big month. For most of us, it is the time when school is ending and Summer officially arrives on the South Shore. And we are six months into the year already! How did that happen?!?

After an unexpectedly chilly Memorial Day weekend, we have plenty of ideas for your family to mark the change in the season and soak up the sun with great outdoor events on the South Shore! Here is a list of eight (8) outdoor family friendly events happening this week. 

Picnic Storytime at the Duxbury Free Library

Tuesdays 11AM to 11:30AM

77 Alden St, Duxbury, MA 02332


Bring a chair or a blanket, pack your sunscreen, and join the Duxbury Free Library on the side lawn for story time outside! Enjoy songs, stories, and bubbles with our youth services staff. Feel free to pack a lunch or snack. No registration required. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Best for ages 2 and up. The the event of extreme weather, (rain or dangerous heat), this program will be cancelled.

Preschool Coastal Explorers at Worlds End

Tuesdays 11AM to 12PM

0 Martins Lane, Hingham MA 02043

Preschool Coastal Explorers at Worlds End - The Trustees of Reservations

Young explorers are invited with their caregiver to search for signs of spring at World’s End! Youngsters will visit the shoreline in search of mollusks, periwinkles, seaweed and smooth stones. A parking reservation is included with registration. 

Food Truck Nights at Forge Pond Park and Griffin Dairy Farm

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm to 7pm at Forge Pond Park in Hanover (245 King St, Hanover, MA 02339)

Wednesdays 4pm to 7pm at Town Hall / Reilly Field in Abington (500 Gliniewicz Way, Abington, MA 02351)

South Shore Food Truck Association 

Food Truck nights have returned for the season! Bring the family and come enjoy live music from Jessi Kenney Music & Fil Pacino and amazing food options from a variety of trucks each night!

Movies Under the Stars at the Duxbury Free Library

Wednesdays 8PM to 10PM

77 Alden St, Duxbury, MA 02332


Come to the library and enjoy a movie on the side lawn. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. The movie starts at 8 pm. Social distancing is encouraged.

6/2: How to Train Your Dragon Rated PG

6/16: Kung Fu Panda Rated PG

6/30: A Dog's Purpose Rated PG

Pre-K Storytime at Dalby Farm 

Thursdays 10AM to 11AM

59 Grove St, Scituate, MA 02066

Dalby Farm - Story Hour

Join Dalby Farm on Thursday mornings starting June 3rd at 10:00 a.m., for  “Pre-K Story Time*. There will be two 4-week sessions that you can choose from, that are perfect for the toddler in your life! If you choose to attend both sessions, you won’t have to worry about repeated material because there will be eight different stories highlighting eight different rare farm breeds that live at Dalby Farm.

Summer Thursdays at Derby St. Shops

Thursdays 10:30AM to 12:30PM

92 - 98 Derby Street, Hingham, MA 02043

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Join Derby Street Shops on The Green (between Kohl's and REI) every Thursday for weekly kids events and programming. Expect room to play, sit, relax, and unwind in the fresh air and sunshine while the kids enjoy activities all summer long.

Storytellers in the Park at Hartsuff Park Grove

Thursdays 5:30PM to 6:30PM

146 Hingham St, Rockland, MA 02370

Come and join the Rockland  Recreation Department for free summer fun every Thursday evening in June at Hartstuff Park Grove  for a free storytime from 5:30-6:30pm. Feel free to bring a chair and picnic blanket!  Fun and Action, Adventures, Dancing, Singing and Music for all!

Moonrise Cinemas Opening Weekend

Fridays and Saturdays - Gates Open at 4PM, Movie Starts at Sunset

428 Court St, Plymouth, MA 02360

Showtimes | Moonrise Cinemas

Purchase your tickets for this family-friendly drive-in movie theater and outdoor restaurant boasting a gigantic movie screen, outdoor yard games, and fun activities for all ages. Screening current hits including The Goonies on 06/04 and and Grease on 06/05.