Top Things to Do with Kids in Greater Lowell This Week

Check our list of top pick attractions, activities and events for families

By Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher September 26, 2023

Looking for fun things to do in Greater Lowell with your kids?  Below are our Top Picks for the upcoming week, September 27 to October 4. We have lots of events and activities on our event calendar in Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Tyngsboro, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewksbury, Westford, Littleton, Groton and beyond.  

NOTE:  This page is updated every Wednesday afternoon.  We have selected events and venues based on the event description but, in most cases, have not attended, so please use your own judgment when choosing events to attend or view.  Age descriptions are provided by the event venue.  If an event is sold out when we're putting together this list, we don't list it here, to prevent disappointment. Be sure to check our event calendar regularly in advance to catch fun events before they sell out!


  1. Come to Legion Field this Saturday for a day of family-friendly activities at Grotonfest!  Shop from local vendors, crafters and artisans, enjoy great food and live performances, and connect with neighbors and friends.  
  2. Enjoy a fun autumn day at the Chelmsford Fall Festival presented by The Chelmsford Department of Health this Saturday! Event will include a petting zoo, Touch-A-Truck, princess & super hero meet and greet, music, food, drinks and ice cream!
  3. Join in on the fun at the Tyngsborough Health and Safety Fair this Saturday. Activities include a Touch-A-Truck, princesses and superheroes, police dog demonstration, games, blood drive, flu clinic, raffles and much more!
  4. Baby gear, clothing, toys, books, and more at the NVMOM Fall Kids Tag Sale at the Chelmsford Senior Center Saturday from 8am-12pm. 
  5. The Topsfield Fair runs September 29 through October 9th. Enjoy live performances, midway, animals, food, pumpkin weigh-in, parades, pageant, food demonstrations & contests, activities and more! 
  6. Celebrate Oktoberfest in style at Fay Park in Littleton this Saturday from 11am-5pm! For families, there will be contest and games, a kids area and craft vendors.
  7.  Fall Farm Days continue this Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM-3 PM at Good Pickin' Farm! Visit for pumpkin picking, wagon rides, petting zoo and pony rides!  
  8. Pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, enjoy the animal exhibit, find your way through the corn maze, ride a pony, and purchase lunch at the snack shack at Krochmal Farms this Saturday & Sunday for the Annual Pumpkin Festival. Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays Sep 23 to Oct 29 from 10 AM to 5 PM. 
  9. Join Colonial Craft Day at the Garrison House for demonstrations of colonial crafts including blacksmithing, cider pressing, chair caning, soap making, candle dipping, butter churning, hearth cooking, colonial music, the Chelmsford Minutemen, and more. It’s an event for the whole family!
  10. APPLE SEASON CONTINUES! If you are looking for something fun to do as a family, head to one of our fantastic local farms for PYO apples! With the help of our sponsor, Parlee Farms, we have updated our 2023 Greater Lowell Apple Picking Guide to help your family plan your next day on the farm. 

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Tessa D'Ippolito, Publisher

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