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Boston Food Festivals and Events for Kids and Families

Our list of popular food festivals and events in Boston including local & sustainable foods, ice cream, seafood, chili, burger throwdowns, chocolate festivals, and more.

Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Southern Italy 'Il Sud'Boston, $$$
Wed, April 4, 2018  -  Wed, April 4, 4018   
Join us in The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market for a seasonal & local twist on the traditional flavors of two different regions of Southern Italy: Sicily and Puglia.
Pizza & North End TourBoston, $$
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
This is a fun and unique Boston food (PIZZA!) tour with Colonial & Revolutionary history mixed in. Come hungry for Boston's tastiest tour! Great for kids & adults of all ages.
Kids Night: Kelly's Roast Beef (Saugus)Saugus, Free
Tue, January 1, 2019  -  Tue, December 31, 2019   
Kids of all ages can take pleasure in storytelling, have fun with face painting, balloons, design exciting arts and crafts projects, and enjoy a New England favorite in any season, ice cream.
Farm-to-KITCHEN Cooking Class: Spring in New England ComfortBoston, $$
Tue, April 2, 2019  -  Tue, June 25, 2019   
When the first buds of spring start to push their way through the cold NE ground, we can't help but think of all the tasty delicacies that will be making their way to BPM farmers
Find a MA Farmer's Market Near YouMassachusetts, $
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Tue, October 29, 2019   
Whether you live in the city or suburbs, a Massachusetts farmers’ market is not too far from you.
Boston Pizza and Historic Tavern ToursBoston, $
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Thu, October 31, 2019   
Got Pizza? Discover historic Boston slice by delicious slice! We're mixing Food, Fun and History like never before - at Boston Pizza Tours, we deliver YOU to the Pizza!
Taza Chocolate Factory ToursSomerville, $
Wed, May 1, 2019  -  Tue, October 1, 2019   
Learn how Taza makes 100% Stone Ground, Mexican-style organic dark chocolate, sample delicious Stone Ground Dark Chocolate and see our vintage chocolate making machines!
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Greenway Food Trucks Daily ScheduleBoston, Free
Wed, May 15, 2019  -  Sun, September 1, 2019   
The Greenway Mobile Eats program features 30+ vendors operating under contract with The Greenway in various locations along the 1.5 mile long park. Find out who's there today!
Steve's Ice Cream at ICA this Summer!Boston, $
Sun, June 9, 2019  -  Fri, August 9, 2019   
Crave the Unexpected with Steve's Ice Cream at ICA this Summer! Steve's is partnering with acclaimed artist Dan Lam & ICA to create unexpected installations and give out ice cream samples.
Make Every Cup Count™ TourBoston, Free
Thu, June 27, 2019  -  Thu, June 27, 2019   
All fans and citizens of Boston are invited to come out for a free cup of exceptional Laughing Man® coffee at Faneuil Hall in support of Hugh Jackman and his foundation.
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Wilson Farm's Annual Strawberry FestivalLexington, Free
Sat, June 29, 2019  -  Sun, June 30, 2019   
The Wilson Farm Annual Strawberry Festival is great fun for the whole family. Held at the height of strawberry season, you’ll find kids activities, a chocolate covered strawberry dipping station, a strawberry shortcake...
Food Truck Safari at Franklin Park Zoo!Boston, $$
Sat, June 29, 2019  -  Sat, June 29, 2019   
Food Truck Safari at Franklin Park Zoo! Guests will have the opportunity to purchase tasty bites while enjoying music, activities, and the Zoo’s animals after hours
7th Annual Boston JerkFest @ Haley HouseRoxbury, $$
Fri, July 5, 2019  -  Sat, July 6, 2019   
Boston JerkFest is a family-friendly Caribbean style food festival that features Jamaican jerk spiced food and all things spicy and jerk hot! Bring your friends and family and join us for a unique & memorable experience
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Boston Pizza Festival 2019Boston, $$
Sat, July 13, 2019  -  Sun, July 14, 2019   
Boston Pizza Festival is a 2-day outdoor festival featuring live music, food and giveaways. Local and international vendors in the food industry will be there.
WGBH FunFest A Day of Ice Cream and Music 2019Brighton, Free
Sat, July 13, 2019  -  Sat, July 13, 2019   
In New England, it's never too cold to start thinking about ice cream and summer fun! WGBH's annual FunFest is back, with ice cream galore, moonbounces, and all your favorite WGBH characters!
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast & Pie Eating ContestConcord
Sat, July 20, 2019   
Pancakes studded with local berries served with Massachusetts made maple syrup, bacon or sausage, juice & milk or coffee. No reservations necessary
Neighborhood TableJamaica Plain, Free
Wed, July 24, 2019  -  Wed, July 24, 2019   
Share a table, a story, and a meal with your neighbors! Bring dinner to enjoy along with free delicious appetizers prepared by Chef Cecilia from Coco Verde Vegan.
HOLD FOR MORE INFO: Boston Donut FestBoston, $$
Sun, July 28, 2019   
The first ever Boston Donut Fest is Sunday, July 28th, at Underground InkBlock!
Boston Seafood FestivalBoston, $$$
Sun, August 4, 2019  -  Sun, August 4, 2019   
Seafood, education, pirates, and more! It's the eighth annual Boston Seafood Festival at Boston's Historic Fish Pier. With activities for the whole family, chef demonstrations, educational exhibits, and a beer garden, it's a great day.
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Saint Anthony's Feast 2019Boston, Free
Thu, August 22, 2019  -  Sun, August 25, 2019   
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.
CTeen T.G.I. ShabbatBrookline, Free
Wed, January 23, 2030  -  Wed, January 23, 2030   
✸ Enjoy delicious food, great company and spirited shabbat energy with lots of friends. ✸ 4 Course Shabbat Dinner, Mocktails and Dessert Buffet. ✸ Spend time with old friends and make new ones! ✸ Open to all High School Students
Barbecue Al FrescoAndover, $
Wed, July 11, 2103  -  Thu, August 29, 2013   
Every Thursday enjoy delicious barbeque at our On the Bone restaurant outside on our patio. Just $19 per person plus taxes and gratuity. Come back each week for a different menu.
Sushi making classBurlington, $$
Thu, October 13, 2107  -  Fri, October 13, 2017   
Roll up your sleeves! This class takes you deep into Maki-making. We will be rolling four different kinds of Maki with fun, flavor-packed fillings, perfected by herbs and seeds.

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