7 Things To Do In August With Kids

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Assistant Publisher Lowell, MA July 31, 2022

Where is this summer going? It's hard to believe it's nearly August already. We've rounded up a list of 7 things you can do in August with your kids in Greater Lowell to make the most of the month!

1. Spend time with your neighbors

National Night Out, Aug. 2, is all about COMMUNITY! Get out there and meet your Greater Lowell neighbors at one of Greater Lowell's great National Night Out events. See a list of events here! Join neighbors for National Night Out Lowell, Acre National Night Out, or Westford National Night Out!

2. Sneak some zucchini onto your neighbor’s porch

Did you know there's actually a "holiday" for this? Yep, Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is Aug. 8. Celebrate by ... well you know what to do. 

3. Read a book

There's never a bad time to pick up a book, but if you're looking for an excuse, National Book Lovers Day is Aug. 9. Better yet, take your kids to lala books in Lowell  or one of the many wonderful town libraries to find a new read!

4. Go thrifting!

National Thrift Shop Day is Aug. 17. Stock up on school clothes and get something fun for yourself, all while supporting the locally-owned thrift shop. Check out The Hope Chest at 397 Market St, Lowell for a great selection of children clothing. The Hope Chest is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 AM- 5PM. Have a local favorite? I'd love to know - always on the lookout for great local thrift shops!

5. Feast on a sandwich from George's Delicatessen in Lowell

It's National Sandwich Month and, in our opinion, there's nowhere better to get a sandwich than George's Delicatessen. My kids really love their kids grilled cheese, while my husband can't get enough of their Cheese Steak Sub. Definitely reason to celebrate! 

6. Ride a roller coaster

Kids never say no to a visit to Canobie Lake Park! Surprise them with a trip to celebrate National Roller Coaster Day Aug. 16. How many times can they ride the UNTAMED?!

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7. Go geocaching!

Kids love the thrill of the treasure hunt and you'll love that it's a chance to explore the outdoors in Greater Lowell with your kids on Aug. 20, National Geocaching Day. Geocaching is simple with a smartphone!  Find out how to do it here. 

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