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Official Website:WGBH FunFest 2018
Location:1 Guest St, Boston, MA, 02135
Dates:Sat from 7/14/18 - 7/14/18
Hours:10am - 4pm
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:$ see below
Category:Fairs & Festivals
wgbh funfest 2018 photoFunFest returns to the WGBH studios this summer. This fun-filled family event features ice cream, frozen yogurt, live entertainment, and interactive activities for kids of all ages.

Who doesn't like a big scoop of ice cream? Mark your calendars for this family favorite!
WGBH Funfest is a fun-filled community event featuring all-you-can-eat ice cream from some of your favorite scoop shops.

The day will also feature kid-friendly musical entertainment on the main stage each hour and interactive games. Stick around for lots of fun activities, including face painting, inflatable rides and the opportunity to interact with many all-time favorite PBS characters.

Enjoy ice cream (from your favorite local purveyors), live music, and interactive kids games and activities at WGBHs annual FunFest. Also features face painting, bouncy rides, and photo ops with beloved PBS characters.

The event will go on rain or shine.

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$15 for single admission, $39.99 for Family 4-Pack - Under 1 free

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1 Guest St, Boston, MA, 02135 map

This event will be held in the WGBH visitor parking lot and the side parking lot between Newbury Comics and WGBH. Free parking is available to all festival attendees in the parking garage directly next to One Guest Street.

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1-starStay away
Hands down the most poorly planned event. The event started at 11:00am and we were in line by 11:45am. Standing in line, we start hearing that they may be at capacity and all cash paying customers may not be able to purchase tickets. No one from the event came down the line to confirm any of this. 12:00pm came along and now Staffers are saying they may not be able to sell any more tickets, but are not sure. Five minutes later they tell the front of the line that they can no longer sell tickets to cash paying customers, but fail to inform anyone else in the line. Extremely disappointed, we leave back to the car, and when we start drivings own the lot, all we see are children crying heading back to their car because they were turned away. When we finally make out to the entrance of the lot, the line was now at least 50 people deep and no staffers to inform anyone of what was happening. Cars kept driving into the lot with children hoping to attend this event. If they were not selling anymore tickets, why were they not informing all the people in line? Why did they not have someone proactively inform cars as they pulled into the lot? Due to the poor planning and poor team running this event, many of the children's hopes of having a fun day were ruined, and parents experienced frustration that could have been prevented.
1-starMail a check instead
I would so much rather have been asked to mail a donation, rather than being led to believe we were going to a 'festival' and then spending an agonizing 45 minutes being baked alive in an asphalt parking lot with no shade. The lines for the bounce house stretched across the lot, as did those for ice cream. The Naked Smoothie booth had no line. So, without much delay, a remarkably sullen (considering she at least was standing in the shade) booth attendee begrudgingly handed us a sip of smoothie. The only character we glimpsed was Clifford. Perhaps Peep and the rest had succumb to heat exhaustion.

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