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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.


Annual Sudbury Camp Fair - VirtualSudbury, $
Sun, January 24, 2021  -  Sun, January 24, 2021   
Join us in this unique virtual opportunity! This is your chance to learn more about unique programs including travel, community service, arts, sports, academic enrichment and traditional camp options.
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2021 Virtual Quincy Lunar New Year FestivalQuincy, Free
Sun, February 14, 2021  -  Sun, February 14, 2021   
Please join us virtually for the 32nd Annual Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday, February 14th 2021 Celebrate the Year of the Ox with Cultural Performances, Community Stories, Chinese Zodiac, Storytelling … and more!
SoWa Open MarketSouth End, Free
Mon, May 3, 2021  -  Mon, October 25, 2021   
Now in its 18th season, the award-winning SoWa Open Market is Boston's largest celebration of local art, food and music. Every Sunday, May to October.
2nd Annual Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer FestivalNewport
Sat, May 22, 2021  -  Sun, May 23, 2021   
2nd Annual Newport Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival will be back for two days. Buy discounted tickets from our website https://www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/newport
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North End Italian Feasts & Processions Guide 2020 (CANCELLED)Boston, Free
Wed, June 2, 2021  -  Wed, September 15, 2021   
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 season of North End Italian Feasts & Processions has been CANCELLED. Here is a handy guide of the North End Italian Feasts & Processions for Summer 2019. Processions are short parades...
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Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl 2020 (CANCELLED)Boston, $$
Fri, June 4, 2021  -  Sun, June 6, 2021   
Join the fun at the Scooper Bowl, the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival and the unofficial kick-off of summer in Boston at City Hall Plaza.
Bridgewater Arts & Music FestivalBridgewater, $
Sun, July 4, 2021  -  Sun, July 4, 2021   
Annual Bridgewater Arts & Music Festival, free admission, events, displays, crafters selling, artists showing, fun for everyone & yummy food! Live music and other performances. Local authors, artists. Kid friendly. Come and stay a while.
Black Picnic Day formerly Negro Election Day 279Salem, Free
Sat, July 17, 2021  -  Sat, July 17, 2021   
This is a cultural historical event which has been ongoing for 279 years. We bring together families, community, businesses and organizations for a day of family fun
Salem Heritage DaysSalem
Sun, August 1, 2021  -  Mon, August 9, 2021   
This perennial favorite features food, fun, and activities for all ages, highlights include the Essex Street Fair, the Ice Cream Bowl, and the Car Show on Chestnut Street.
Salem Maritime FestivalSalem, Free
Sun, August 1, 2021  -  Mon, August 2, 2021   
Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of free family fun, harbor cruises, kayak trips, face-painting, wagon rides, muck walks, kite-flying, model boat races and more!
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The Bolton Fair 2021Bolton, $
Fri, August 13, 2021  -  Sun, August 15, 2021   
The quintessential New England Fair with fun for the whole family. Great entertainment, animals, midway, live music, craft village, tractor pull, demo derby and monster trucks.The Bolton Fair will be open three full,...
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The Big E 2020 - CANCELLED for 2020Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 17, 2021  -  Sun, October 3, 2021   
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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Winchester Block Party & Town DayWinchester, Free
Sat, September 25, 2021  -  Sat, September 25, 2021   
Thousands of individuals and families attend each year to enjoy a day of browsing exhibits, playing games, competing in athletics, eating (!), listening to different types of music, attending the health fair, and...
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Pumpkin Chuckin' Fest 2021Vermont, $
Sun, September 26, 2021  -  Sun, September 26, 2021   
Pumpkin Chucking fest is a fundraiser for Coastal Connections (a group that works to end domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County) and a fall family day of fun with music, pumpkin catapult, food, games, raffles,...
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Topsfield Fair 2020 (CANCELLED)Topsfield, $$
Fri, October 1, 2021  -  Mon, October 11, 2021   
Enjoy America's oldest and finest agricultural fair w/ New England‘s largest carnival midway, cool demos, (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, live entertainment and the...
Maynard FestMaynard, Free
Sat, October 2, 2021   
Dozens of sidewalk sales, over 100 vendors and free family entertainment. It is sure to please both young and old, including free children's events such as the trackless train ride.
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42nd Yarmouth Seaside FestivalYarmouth, Free
Mon, October 11, 2021  -  Wed, October 13, 2021   
Enjoy a craft fair of more than 125 crafters from all over the country, food vendors with a fabulous selection of foods to sample, continual musical entertainment, high-quality children’s events, kayak and canoe race,...
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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.