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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.


Sudbury Camp FairSudbury, $
Today  -  Sun, January 23, 2022   
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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2022 Lunar New Year CelebrationBoston, Free
Tue, February 8, 2022  -  Sun, February 13, 2022   
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with Us! Our popular family-friendly celebration is back with virtual and in-person options! Experience Lion dance, brush painting demos, and family-friendly crafts.
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New England Boston Boat Show 2022Boston, $
Wed, February 16, 2022  -  Sun, February 20, 2022   
The Progressive® Insurance New England Boat Show® returns to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center February 16-20, 2022, welcoming nautical novices, seasoned sailors and water lovers with an all-access pass to...
New England Folk Festival 2022 - VirtualVirtual/Online, $$$
Fri, April 22, 2022  -  Sun, April 24, 2022   
The New England Folk Festival is a fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands. Come enjoy the annual festival at Mansfield High & Middle Schools.
24th Annual Boston College Arts FestivalChestnut Hill, Free
Thu, April 28, 2022  -  Sat, April 30, 2022   
Come explore exhibitions and demonstrations in photography, ceramics, painting and drawing. Enjoy performances in Shakespeare to contemporary theater as well as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, Irish dance, swing dance and much more.
Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival 2022Brookline, $
Wed, May 18, 2022  -  Wed, May 18, 2022   
Join us for spring festival celebrating Japanese culture! This is a family-friendly community event with taiko drums, music, dance, story-telling, crafts, Japanese food, games and more!
Newton PorchFest 2022Newton, Free
Sat, June 4, 2022  -  Sat, June 4, 2022   
Newton PorchFest is a free community music festival performed outside of people's homes through several neighborhoods in Newton. Stroll the neighborhood and enjoy the music!
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Glow in the Park on the Greenway (21+)Boston, $
Fri, June 10, 2022  -  Fri, June 10, 2022   
Quickly becoming a favorite annual event in Boston, Glow in the Park is back for a third year! Hosted by The Greenway with proceeds benefitting the non-profit Greenway Conservancy.
Arts Fest Beverly 2022Beverly, Free
Sat, June 18, 2022  -  Wed, June 15, 2022   
Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that's fun for the whole family- including over 100 juried fine artists and crafters, music and entertainment, kids' activities, art-on-the-spot creations and food trucks.
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Brockton Fair 2022Brockton, $
Fri, June 24, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
One of America's oldest and finest country fairs! Rides, Midway, Live Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Fireworks & more! There is something for everyone in the family to see and enjoy.
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Lowell Folk Festival 2022Lowell, Free
Fri, July 29, 2022  -  Sun, July 31, 2022   
Today the Lowell Folk Festival and its producing partners announced plans for Keeping the Tradition: A Virtual Celebration of the Lowell Folk Festival.
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The Bolton Fair 2022Bolton, $
Fri, August 12, 2022  -  Sun, August 14, 2022   
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,...
Arts Fest Beverly 2022Beverly, Free
Sat, August 13, 2022  -  Sat, August 13, 2022   
Arts Fest Beverly is a free outdoor festival that's fun for the whole family! The event is free and open to the public. Artist application for 2020 – please click here https://www.beverlymainstreets.org/arts-fest-landing-page/
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Marshfield Fair 2022Marshfield, $
Fri, August 19, 2022  -  Sun, August 28, 2022   
This year's fair offers great family entertainment with hundreds of farm animals, daily free shows, free grandstand attractions, arts & crafts, 4 H & Agricultural exhibits, horticultural displays & much more.
92.5 Seaside Music Festival at Stage Fort ParkGloucester, Free
Sat, August 20, 2022  -  Sat, August 20, 2022   
Spend the day on the waterfront in Gloucester! This year Guster will headline the festival, an joined by Noah Kahan, Mt. Joy and Tall Heights for the free concert.
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Antique & Classic Boat Festival 2022Salem, $
Mon, August 29, 2022  -  Tue, August 30, 2022   
The historic port of Salem hosts the Annual Boston Antique & Classic Boat Festival. Classic sailboats, powerboats, and hand-powered craft on display.
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The Big E 2022Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 16, 2022  -  Sun, October 2, 2022   
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.
Beacon Hill Art WalkBoston, Free
Mon, September 26, 2022  -  Mon, September 26, 2022   
The one-of-a-kind Boston tradition turns the quiet streets and alleyways of Beacon Hill into a fantastical art gallery where walls and gardens are adorned with beautiful creations.
Snowbound FestivalBoston
Sat, November 19, 2022  -  Mon, November 21, 2022   
The Snowbound Festival serves as the official kick off for winter that brings the community together to celebrate our collective excitement about the coming season.
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