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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.


Musical Tot Shabbat & Challah BakeNewton, Free
Fri, September 23, 2022  -  Fri, June 9, 2023   
You and your child will enjoy shaping and baking Challah and an interactive Shabbat themed music and movement class with a guitarist musical instructor, together with other parents/caretakers and tots.
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Boston Winter Igloo Dining ExperiencesBoston, $$$
Thu, December 1, 2022  -  Sat, February 25, 2023   
Winter in Boston can be cold and challenging, but Igloo dining might just be the adventure experience for you. Several restaurant venues now offer this unique experience for groups up to six.
Live Music SundaysJamaica Plain, Free
Sun, January 8, 2023  -  Sun, December 31, 2023   
Every Sunday we have live music in the Taproom! Whether its our resident artist, The Lighthouse Route, or a new find, you can enjoy originals and covers by local Boston musicians.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night at Cunard TavernMassachusetts, Free
Tue, January 31, 2023  -  Tue, March 28, 2023   
Gather your friends and come play the nation's best pub quiz! Modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the U.K., Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivia quiz
Small Batch Trivia from Geeks Who Drink at Trillium BrewingCanton, Free
Wed, February 1, 2023  -  Wed, March 29, 2023   
Gather your friends and come play the nation's best pub quiz! If you're looking for a light, laid-back live trivia experience, get it from the pub quiz industry leaders.
Dark Beers for Winter EnjoymentCambridge, $
Fri, February 10, 2023  -  Fri, February 10, 2023   
Join Certified Beer Server, Kim Simone and explore why the depths of winter is the perfect time to enjoy some of the darker styles of beer that are available.
Cheese & Beer TastingBoston, $
Fri, February 10, 2023  -  Fri, February 10, 2023   
A pairing of amazing local Farmstead Cheese from The Farmhouse Meats & Cheese with New England Craft Beer from The Pine Bar at the Boston Public Market!
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Valentine’s Day TreatsDover
Sat, February 11, 2023  -  Sat, February 11, 2023   
In this hands-on cooking class, children will learn how to make homemade chocolate zucchini cupcakes, heart shaped sugar cookies and strawberry cheesecake bites.This drop-off class is designed for children ages 7-12.
Hybrid Grapes and Cold Climate ViticultureMassachusetts, $
Sat, February 11, 2023  -  Sat, February 11, 2023   
Frontenac, Traminette, Cayuga... Oh my! Get to know the wine grapes taking America's northernmost wine regions by storm. Saturday, February 11, 6-7:30pm ET Frontenac, Traminette, Cayuga... Oh my!
UFC 284: Islam Makhachev vs Alexander VolkanovskiWatertown, Free
Sat, February 11, 2023  -  Sat, February 11, 2023   
City Works Eatery & Pour House is hosting the UFC Lightweight championship on February 11, 2023 at their Watertown location. This event is free and is open to the whole community starting at 10 pm.
Chef Hero with Chef Avery PerryBoston, Free
Sat, February 11, 2023  -  Sat, February 11, 2023   
Come join us for a FREE Chef Hero talk & tasting with Chef Avery Perry of Seven Hills Pasta Co. at the Boston Public Market!
Taffer’s Tavern Big Game Watch PartyWatertown
Sun, February 12, 2023  -  Sun, February 12, 2023   
Join us at Taffer’s Tavern for Big Game 57 on Sunday, February 12! Cheer on your favorite team while enjoying our mouthwatering Big Game menu for just $57 plus taxes and fees.
Valentine's Day Pasta Class with Seven Hills PastaBoston, $$
Tue, February 14, 2023  -  Tue, February 14, 2023   
Nothing says 'I love you' more than making pasta together! Great evening of pasta making for couples and friends! Join Seven Hills Pasta Co. on a culinary adventure into the world of pasta making.
Tots in the KitchenDover, $
Tue, February 14, 2023  -  Tue, February 14, 2023   
At each session, children and parents will meet in our beautiful farm teaching kitchen to make simple recipes like muffins, scones, fresh farm snacks or cookies to take home.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Crazy Crackers & DipsDover, $$
Wed, February 15, 2023  -  Wed, February 15, 2023   
On the menu: animal crackers with sweet dip, rosemary crackers with herb dip and salted flatbread crackers with vegetable dip. Children will pack up their creations to enjoy at home.
La Creperie de Paris: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, February 16, 2023  -  Thu, February 16, 2023   
You’ll make traditional ham and gruyere crepes with a sunny side egg, seasonal vegetable fillings and toppings and an iconic lemon and sugar dessert crepe. Ooo la la!!
Third Thursday TastingsBoston, Free
Thu, February 16, 2023  -  Thu, February 16, 2023   
Every third Thursday of the month, enjoy live music while you explore the Boston Public Market trying handcrafted free samples from our 20+ local small-business vendors!
Tots in the Kitchen: Weekend Special!Dover, $
Sat, February 18, 2023  -  Sat, February 18, 2023   
At each session, children and parents will meet in our beautiful farm teaching kitchen to make simple recipes like muffins, scones, fresh farm snacks or cookies to take home.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: February Vacation!Dover, $$
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Wed, February 22, 2023   
Each day, for three hours, children will learn kitchen basics and enjoy hands-on cooking with Powisset Cooks! instructors. Each child will make their own individual items.
Kids Pasta Making Class with Seven Hills Pasta Co.Boston, $
Mon, February 20, 2023  -  Mon, February 20, 2023   
Fun class for the little ones during February vacation week ! Learn how to make pasta, craft different pasta shapes and taste your fun creations!
Kids Pasta Making Class with Seven Hills Pasta Co.Boston, $
Wed, February 22, 2023  -  Wed, February 22, 2023   
Fun class for the little ones during February vacation at the Boston Public Market! Learn how to make pasta, craft different pasta shapes and taste your creations!
Kiddos in the Kitchen: February Vacation!Dover, $$
Thu, February 23, 2023  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
Each day, for three hours, children will learn kitchen basics and enjoy hands-on cooking with Powisset Cooks! instructors. Each child will make their own individual items.
The WHOLE thing… Chicken!Dover, $$
Thu, February 23, 2023  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
Included in this class: Cooking demonstration and hands-on learning experience. Instruction from an experience, top-notch instructor. Recipes and creative packing ideas to take home. Delicious samples to enjoy on-site or to take home with you.
Sweet History: Colonial ChocolateConcord, $
Thu, February 23, 2023  -  Thu, February 23, 2023   
Immerse yourself in the colonial home as a living historian grinds cocoa beans, adds spices and concocts delicious treats. Read a colonial recipe or “receipt” and decipher the steps to cooking rare delicacies.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Ramen Bowls!Dover, $$
Wed, March 1, 2023  -  Wed, March 1, 2023   
In this hands-on class, children will learn more about the four components and make their own delicious ramen versions using farm-fresh vegetables and ingredients.This drop-off class is designed for children ages 7-12.
Tots in the KitchenDover, $
Tue, March 7, 2023  -  Tue, March 7, 2023   
At each session, children and parents will meet in our beautiful farm teaching kitchen to make simple recipes like muffins, scones, fresh farm snacks or cookies to take home.
Tots in the Kitchen: Weekend Special!Dover, $
Sat, March 11, 2023  -  Sat, March 11, 2023   
At each session, children and parents will meet in our beautiful farm teaching kitchen to make simple recipes like muffins, scones, fresh farm snacks or cookies to take home.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Saint Patrick’s Day Treats!Dover, $$
Wed, March 15, 2023  -  Wed, March 15, 2023   
Join a Powisset Cooks! instructor who will guide you in making shamrock cookies with homemade green frosting, crudite with green goddess dressing and zucchini cake with green drizzle.
Tots in the KitchenDover, $
Tue, March 21, 2023  -  Tue, March 21, 2023   
At each session, children and parents will meet in our beautiful farm teaching kitchen to make simple recipes like muffins, scones, fresh farm snacks or cookies to take home.
Vegetarian for Everyone: Adult Cooking ClassDover, $$
Thu, March 23, 2023  -  Thu, March 23, 2023   
Join Chef Thi in the Powisset Kitchen for a hands-on class focused on two delicious and crowd-pleasing vegetarian dishes to serve at your next home gathering.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Pizza PatrolDover, $$
Wed, March 29, 2023  -  Wed, March 29, 2023   
Join us for this fun, hands-on, outdoor cooking class at our pizza oven to learn how to make the tastiest, cheesiest, yummiest farm fresh pizzas.This drop-off class is designed for children ages 7-12.
Sip & Search Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch at The 1620 WineryPlymouth, $$
Sun, April 2, 2023  -  Sun, April 2, 2023   
Family friendly fun at The 1620 Winery in Plymouth! Join us for the Sip & Search Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch. Nice buffet for all, cash bar for the adults and giant Easter Egg Hunt.
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St. Anthony's Feast 2023Boston, Free
Thu, August 24, 2023  -  Sun, August 27, 2023   
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
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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