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Boston Arts & Cultural Events for Kids and Families

Calendar of family and kids events that involve cultural arts activities, happening near Boston.

SoWa First FridaysBoston, Free
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Thu, December 31, 2020   
On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops & restaurants of the SoWa Art & Design District open their doors to the public for an evening of art, culture and inspiration.
Outdoor Guided Tours with Lexington Historical SocietyLexington, $
Mon, July 20, 2020  -  Wed, September 30, 2020   
The Tours are Coming, the Tours are Coming! After months of virtual history, it’s time to get real. Starting Monday July 20, Lexington Historical Society offers Outdoor Guided Tours!
Virtual Teen Art Programs and Events via the ICAOnline, Free
Mon, August 10, 2020  -  Wed, September 30, 2020   
A wide variety of virtual art classes and events are available to all teens through the ICA for the remainder of the summer. Most programs and events take place on Zoom and are free for all teens 13+.
2020 Art Ramble Explores Water and Climate ChangeConcord, Free
Tue, September 1, 2020  -  Sun, November 8, 2020   
The Umbrella Arts & Environment Fifth Annual Exhibition in Hapgood Wright Town Forest on Display from September 1 through November 8.
Boston Design Week 'Fall Season' 2020 - VirtualBoston, Free
Wed, September 30, 2020  -  Sat, October 17, 2020   
The Boston Design week takes place this fall as a virtual design festival featuring events with guest speakers, forums, tours and more. All events are open to the public and free of charge.
Audrain Concours & Motor WeekRhode Island
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
The Audrain Concours & Motor Week is a world class event that brings the best of the motoring world to the renowned City by the Sea.
The Harvest Moon Online Art AuctionWayland, Free
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Mon, October 5, 2020   
Virtual art auction to be held from October 1-October 5, 2020 hosted by the W Gallery of Wayland, MA. Buy something beautiful while supporting our local artists and our gallery!
Sukkot Songs and Crafts at the JCDS TentsWatertown, Free
Thu, October 8, 2020  -  Thu, October 8, 2020   
Join JCDS for a COVID-safe afternoon of Sukkot songs, crafts, and balloons at the JCDS tents! For children ages 0-6, with a maximum of 15 families.
Cloth is Money: Textiles from SahelFitchburg, $
Sat, October 10, 2020  -  Sun, June 6, 2021   
The textiles in this exhibition have antecedents that date to the 11th century. The show illustrates the complex and timeless value of woven cloth in this region,
Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the MFA (Fall Open House)Boston, Free
Mon, October 12, 2020  -  Mon, October 12, 2020   
Enjoy free admission and special events at the Museum of Fine Arts for Indigenous Peoples’ Day—and the Fenway Alliance’s 18th annual Opening Our Doors Day.
Fort Point Virtual Open StudiosBoston, Free
Fri, October 16, 2020  -  Sun, October 18, 2020   
Fort Point Open Studios is going virtual with 3 days of events, studio tours, workshops, artist talks, and more, all online! Artist Registration July 1 - August 31
53rd Annual Memorial Day Weekend PowwowCentral Mass, $
Sat, September 25, 2021  -  Sat, September 25, 2021   
The 53rd Annual AIS Memorial Day Weekend Powwow features dancing, drumming, kids' events, vendors, crafts, and educational sessions. Overnight camping is available to powwow participants.
Pacific Islands Family DayFitchburg, Free
Mon, May 19, 2031  -  Mon, May 19, 2031   
Travel to the Pacific Islands through art projects, a dance performance, and live animals at Fitchburg Art Museum. FREE for everyone. We hope you can join us!
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