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Boston Holiday Events for Kids and Families

Find Boston Holiday Events for kids and teens all year long, with holiday themed activities, performances, music, crafts and more. Think Valentines Day, Easter & Springtime, Halloweem, Chinese New Year and more.


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Open Lawn Days at Lawn on DBoston, Free
Thu, May 5, 2022  -  Mon, September 26, 2022   
Come play in our yard! Hang out with us during Open Lawn hours for food, drink, games, and Swing Time! Yes, the signature swings are returning for the season for more outdoor photo ops and fun.
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MA Fireworks: 4th of July Fireworks Displays (by town) 2022Massachusetts, Free
Thu, June 2, 2022  -  Sun, July 24, 2022   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2022. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
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Boston Fireworks 2022 (Where to Watch, Start Times, By Date)Massachusetts, Free
Thu, June 2, 2022  -  Tue, August 23, 2022   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2022 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
Franklin July 4th CelebrationFranklin
Thu, June 30, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
A fun and festive event for people of all ages. There will be rides, games, food, music, lots of children's activities and more.
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Boston Harborfest 2022Boston, Free
Today  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Boston Harborfest is an annual festival that celebrates Boston's maritime and colonial history. Enjoy over 200 different events that occur throughout the week around Boston's historic downtown and waterfront districts,...
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Boston 4th of July Events, Activities & Parade 2022Boston, Free
Today  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Residents and visitors are invited to view the City of Boston's official commemoration, enjoy the Boston Pops Spectacular televised performances, and participate in Boston Harborfest programming.
USS Constitution Museum's Celebrate Independence Day!Charlestown, Free
Sat, July 2, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Celebrate Independence Day in the Charlestown Navy Yard! Visit the USS Constitution Museum and discover the secrets to the Ship’s strength and gain a taste of life aboard “Old Ironsides”!
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Independence Day Celebration at Old Sturbridge VillageSturbridge, $$
Sat, July 2, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Celebrate Independence Day Weekend with a citizens’ parade, fife and drum music, cannon demonstrations, and more. This annual three-day extravaganza is chock full of old-fashioned, patriotic family fun!
July 2nd Odyssey Fireworks Dinner CruiseBoston
Sat, July 2, 2022  -  Sat, July 2, 2022   
The July 2rd Premier Fireworks Dinner cruise in Boston is sure to create an unforgettable day on the water. Experience a plated fireworks dinner cruise on the Boston Harbor.
July 2nd Spirit Fireworks Dinner CruiseBoston
Sat, July 2, 2022  -  Sat, July 2, 2022   
This July 2nd, a Signature Fireworks cruise in Boston is sure to create an unforgettable day on the water for your friends and family. Experience a fireworks viewing cruise on the Boston Harbor.
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Celebrate Independence Day in the Charlestown Navy Yard!Charlestown, Free
Sat, July 2, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Visit the USS Constitution Museum and discover the secrets to the Ship’s strength and gain a taste of life aboard “Old Ironsides”! Hands-on, minds-on programs will explain, demonstrate, and encourage visitors to...
July 2nd Spirit Fireworks Dinner CruiseBoston
Sat, July 2, 2022  -  Sat, July 2, 2022   
This July 2nd, a Signature Fireworks cruise in Boston is sure to create an unforgettable day on the water for your friends and family. Experience a fireworks viewing cruise on the Boston Harbor.
July 2nd Odyssey Fireworks Dinner CruiseBoston
Sat, July 2, 2022  -  Sat, July 2, 2022   
The July 2rd Premier Fireworks Dinner cruise in Boston is sure to create an unforgettable day on the water. Experience a plated fireworks dinner cruise on the Boston Harbor.
Salem 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks 2022Salem, Free
Sat, July 2, 2022   
Celebrate Independence Day with live music, fireworks and family programming at Salem Maritime National Historic Site and a fireworks extravaganza!
Needham July 4th CelebrationNeedham, Free
Sun, July 3, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
This event, beginning many years ago as a parade in celebration of our Country’s independence, has evolved into a two day event featuring food, music and fireworks on the evening of the third and a Grand Parade on the morning of the fourth.
Harvard Fireworks Celebration at FruitlandsHarvard
Sun, July 3, 2022   
The Town of Harvard fireworks display will take place at Fruitlands Museum on Monday, July 3rd. Gates open at 5:00pm. Bands start at 5:30pm and fireworks will start at dark (approx. 9:15pm).
4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Premier Lunch CruiseBoston
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Our 4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Premier Lunch Cruise on the Boston Harbor, featuring views of the USS Constitution's turnaround. Celebrate the nation’s birthday in a unique way, and experience Boston from the water!
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Boston Fireworks | 4th of July Spectacular & Pops Concert: Hatch Shell EsplanadeBoston, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a spectacular display of fireworks over the Charles River. This year maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to entertain at Boston’s annual...
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Community Boating's July 4th SailabrationBoston, $$$
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Enjoy the 4th of July on the docks of Community Boating this year. Avoid the commotion of the masses on the Esplanade, yet preserve the spirit of camaraderie and the sounds of the Boston POPS.
4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Premier Lunch CruiseBoston
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Our 4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Premier Lunch Cruise onboard Boston's elegant Odyssey, featuring views of the USS Constitution's turnaround, is an unforgettable way to celebrate and experience the city from the water.
4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Signature Lunch CruiseBoston
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
For the 4th of July, a Lunch Cruise in Boston, featuring views of the USS Constitution's turnaround, is sure to create an unforgettable day on the water.
4th July Fireworks Family-Friendly Cruise PlymouthPlymouth, $$$
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
July 4th: Exceptional viewing of fireworks without crowds. Narrated view Plymouth Rock, Mayflower Ship, Clark's Island, Lighthouses. **THIS BOAT WILL BE ALCOHOL FREE** We will have popcorn, popsicles, glow sticks, tattoos, and more! Seating limited so reserve your...
Quincy July 4th FireworksQuincy, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Quincy fireworks on July 4th, sponsored by Bay Pointe Waterfront Restaurant and the City of Quincy.
Reading Frederick Douglass TogetherBoston, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
As part of Boston Harborfest celebrations, there is a reading of 'What, to the slave, is the Fourth of July,' the famous speech by Frederick Douglass.
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Sudbury 4th of July Parade (Rain or Shine)Sudbury, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Come out and enjoy Sudbury's Annual 4th of July Parade celebrating our Country's Independence. All are welcome to come and watch one of the areas best parades!
4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Premier Lunch CruiseBoston
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
Our 4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Premier Lunch Cruise onboard Boston's elegant Odyssey, is an unforgettable way to celebrate and experience the city from the water.
4th of July USS Constitution Viewing Signature Lunch CruiseBoston
Mon, July 4, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
For the 4th of July, a Lunch Cruise in Boston, featuring views of the USS Constitution's turnaround, is sure to create an unforgettable day on the water.
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'Twas the Night Before... by Cirque du SoleilBoston, $$
Fri, November 25, 2022  -  Sun, December 11, 2022   
‘Twas the Night Before…” by Cirque du Soleil – is making its Boston debut at the Boch Center Wang Theatre. The show is Cirque’s exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas tale, is about the wonders of sharing and...
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Boston Blink! Holiday Lights & Sound ExtravaganzaBoston, Free
Sat, December 3, 2022  -  Sun, January 1, 2023   
There will not be a holiday tree at Faneuil Hall this year or a Blink! program. Blink! ususally features the music of the Holiday Pops, is a state-of-the-art light and sound extravaganza that transforms every...
New Year's Eve Signature Dinner Cruise - Boston Harbor City Cruises (Adults)Boston, $$$
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, January 1, 2022   
Ring in the new year in style and countdown to midnight with a dinner on the Boston Harbor. Grab the best seat in the city to see the fireworks.
New Year's Eve Premier Brunch Cruise (Adults)Boston, $$
Sat, December 31, 2022  -  Sat, December 31, 2022   
Ring in the new year in style and countdown to midnight with a New Year's Eve Premier Brunch Cruise on the Boston Harbor with Boston Harbor City Cruises.
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