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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.


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Lyric First Page Playwriting FestivalOnline, Free
Thu, January 14, 2021  -  Thu, January 28, 2021   
Greater Boston area students are invited to submit an original play to be included in the first ever Lyric First Page Playwriting Festival!
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Hatched: Breaking through the Silence,” a Winter Illumination ExperienceBack Bay, Free
Today  -  Sun, February 21, 2021   
The Esplanade Association presents “Hatched: Breaking through the Silence,” a four week illumination and sound experience to provide a family-friendly and physically-distant celebration at the Hatch Memorial Shell.
Public Art on the Greenway to Celebrate Lunar New YearOnline, Free
Thu, January 28, 2021   
Each year since 2015, the Conservancy has installed a new, temporary artwork in Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park on The Greenway that speaks to the current year’s Chinese Zodiac animal.
SoWa First FridaySouth End, Free
Fri, February 5, 2021  -  Fri, February 5, 2021   
Grab a mask, be ready to social distance and get ready to have a great evening, as you visit studios and see the best original art in Boston.
SoWa Live! Meet our artists on Facebook LiveSouth End, Free
Sat, February 6, 2021  -  Sat, February 6, 2021   
'Meet our artists of Facebook Live!' Live stream from the studios of all participating artists at 450 Harrison Avenue in Boston. Tune in to Facebook and step into the action.
SoWa Live! Meet our artists on Facebook LiveOnline, Free
Sun, February 7, 2021  -  Sun, February 7, 2021   
'Meet our artists of Facebook Live!' Live stream from the studios of all participating artists at 450 Harrison Avenue in Boston. Log on to Facebook and step into the action.
Boston Design Week 2021Boston, Free
Fri, May 28, 2021  -  Wed, June 9, 2021   
The 8th Annual Boston Design Week (BDW) takes place April 28-May 9, 2021, featuring 80+ virtual and outdoor events citywide, including the annual Design Week Awards, Friday May 7th.
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.
The 24th Boston International Fine Art ShowBoston, $
Thu, October 21, 2021  -  Sun, October 24, 2021   
The 23rd Boston International Fine Art Show at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. There are 3,000+ original works of art that are going to be exhibited, from classical to contemporary.
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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