Top Things to Do This Week with Kids in the Merrimack Valley

Check our weekly list of top pick attractions, activities and events for families ~ September 22-28

By Barbara Evangelista, Publisher September 21, 2021

Looking for fun things to do in the Merrimack Valley with your kids?  Here are our Top Picks for the week of September 22 to 28, happening in Andover, North Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Methuen, Middleton, Lawrence and Haverhill.  

NOTE:  This page is updated every Tuesday afternoon.  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 to catch fun events before they're full!


  1. Enjoy Andover's Community Day on Saturday to celebrate the town's 375th anniversary! 
  2. Have fun at Groveland Day on Saturday with activities, music, crafts, food and fun.
  3. Check out the River Ruckus in Haverhill on Saturday for music, classic cars, food and fireworks!  
  4. Check our Apple Picking Guide for local orchards, or head to Smolak Farms for their Fall Festival Weekend on Saturday or Sunday.
  5. There are two free outdoor movie nights to choose from on Friday evening!  Flint Library in Middleton is showing Little Women, and the City of Methuen is showing The Sandlot at Greycourt State Park.
  6. Have you been looking for a volunteer opportunity for your family?  Sign up for the Nevins Farm Family Service Day on Sunday.
  7. Library book sales are back!  Pick up some great books at the Nevins Library Book Sale in Methuen on Saturday and Sunday.
  8. Fall is here!  Print out our Fall Fun List and Find Your Family Fun!
  9. Feel like a road trip?  Check our Day Trip Guide for lots of ideas.
  10. Planning classes and activities for the kids?  Check our Kids Classes & Activities Guide for local programs.  Many classes start next week so register today!
  11. Visit a new playground!  See our Playground & Parks Guide for a list of local places to play.

Check our Events Calendar for More Weekday Family Fun in the Merrimack Valley

Don't mind a drive?  Check the event calendars in Greater Lowell and Acton-Lexington area too!

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