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Boston Festivals for Kids and Families

Find out about the top family-friendly Fairs and Festivals in Boston, including the Boston Pizza Festival, Boston Music Festivals, Boston Book Festival, Boston Christmas Festival and more.


Makers Market (presented by Pentucket Arts Foundation)Groveland, Free
Today  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
The “Maker’s Market” is a venue for local artists, students and artisans to sell their wares. Come shop, eat, and check out the kids maker space!
Winter Wonderland - an Indoor Amusement ParkBoston, $
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Sat, December 21, 2019   
Winter Wonderland - an indoor amusement park with over 20 rides, open to the public on December 21st. All proceeds go to non-profit Christmas in the City which provides a holiday party for families in need.
New Year's Eve Fireworks on the HarborBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Boston Harbor Now in partnership with the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, the Wharf District Council and the City of Boston is proud to announce the New Year's Eve Midnight Harbor Fireworks!
New Year's Eve Ice Sculpture StrollBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
The Downtown Waterfront and Harborwalk will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland on Tuesday, December 31st from 1-4PM for our seventh annual Ice Sculpture Stroll!
Celebrate the Zoo Year at Stone Zoo!Stoneham
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Put on your party hats and get the whole family ready for the Zoo Year at Stone Zoo on December 31! And don’t miss the reindeer ice sculpture!
First Night BostonBoston, Free
Tue, December 31, 2019  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
First Night is New England's largest New Year's Eve celebration that welcomes kids, teens, adults, and families! With ice sculptures, music, and more, it is sure to be a great start to a new year!
Mosesian Center for the Arts First Day 2020Watertown, Free
Wed, January 1, 2020  -  Wed, January 1, 2020   
Come One, Come All! The Mosesian Center for the Arts invites you to celebrate the New Year at First Day 2020. Everyone's favorite day of FREE family fun returns to kickoff another awesome year!
CD DVD Vinyl Record ShowBurlington, $
Sat, January 4, 2020  -  Sat, January 4, 2020   
One day sale of CDs, DVDs, 45s, LPs, Box Sets, Picture Discs, Imports, Books, Stickers, posters and more music goods. NEW & USED from $1 - 50 Tables filled with fun for all ages.
New England Auto Show 2020Boston, $$
Thu, January 16, 2020  -  Mon, January 20, 2020   
Come sit in the cars, pop the hoods, inspect the trunks, kick the tires. The New England International Auto Show is great entertainment for serious shoppers, car buffs and the entire family!
Duckling DayBoston, $$
Sun, May 10, 2020  -  Sun, May 10, 2020   
Duckling Day is Boston's most adorable Mother's Day event - come celebrate springtime in Boston's iconic parks! This family event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Friends of the Public Garden.
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Topsfield Strawberry Festival 2020Topsfield, Free
Sat, June 13, 2020  -  Sat, June 13, 2020   
The annual Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Topsfield Historical Society. Crafts, games, music and food. Demonstration of stone wall building. Juried craft show and tours of 17th century Parson Capen House.
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Boston Pride Festival & Parade 2020Boston, Free
Sat, June 13, 2020   
The Boston Pride Festival is a family-friendly event that welcomes families of all types. The festival also features live entertainment, food, vendors, and more.
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Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2020Cambridge, Free
Sun, June 14, 2020  -  Sun, June 14, 2020   
Celebrate the sport, history and culture of Chinese Dragon Boat Racing at the Weeks Footbridge on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Enjoy races on Saturday & a festival on Sunday with arts, crafts, food, martial arts...
Black Picnic Day formerly Negro Election Day 279Salem, Free
Sat, July 18, 2020  -  Sat, July 18, 2020   
This is a cultural historical event which has been ongoing for 279 years. We bring together families, community, businesses and organizations for a day of family fun
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The Bolton Fair 2020Bolton, $
Fri, August 14, 2020  -  Sun, August 16, 2020   
The quintessential New England Fair with fun for the whole family. Great entertainment, animals, midway, live music, craft village, tractor pull, demo derby and monster trucks.The Bolton Fair will be open three full,...
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2020 Quincy August Moon FestivalQuincy, Free
Sun, August 16, 2020   
The Quincy August Moon Festival will take place on Hancock Street in Quincy Center. Festival attractions include: a sampling of traditional moon cakes; food vendors; exhibitors representing various countries; cultural...
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St. Anthony's Feast 2020Boston, Free
Thu, August 27, 2020  -  Sun, August 30, 2020   
The St. Anthony's Feast in the North End of Boston is celebrated each year on the last weekend in August. Enjoy parades, live music, delicious food and a festive decorated atmosphere.
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The Big E 2020Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 18, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
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Head of The Charles Regatta 2020Cambridge, Free
Sat, October 17, 2020  -  Sun, October 18, 2020   
Watch rowing teams compete from all over the country and take in the sights of autumn along the banks of the Charles River.


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If festivals are your thing, find out more about some of the most popular Boston Festivals that take place throughout the year in our handy guide.