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Duckling Day Parade on Boston Common

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Official Website:Duckling Day Parade on Boston Common
Location:Beacon Street at Park Street, Boston, MA, 02111
Phone:(617) 723-8144
Dates:Sunday, May 12, 2013
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids
Cost:$ see below

Duckling Day Parade on Boston CommonBoston Duckling Day Parade

The annual Ducklings Day Parade begins at 12:00 noon, followed by a reading of 'Make Way for Ducklings' by actors from the Wheelock Family Theatre in the Public Garden.

Based on the book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, children and their families will retrace the steps of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their family of eight ducklings.

Led by the Harvard University Marching Band, children relive the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard dressed as one of their favorite characters from the book.

Children, and family members, are encouraged to come to the parade dressed as their favorite character from the book.

It’s a wonderful afternoon for all children and parents who attend. Join us this year and help make this our biggest Duckling Day parade yet! Prior to the parade, plenty of entertainment will be on hand, including a face painter, a balloon artist and a magician.

Mayor Menino will even greet families at the end of the parade, and actors from the Wheelock Family Theater will perform a dramatic reading of the book.

Tickets are $35 per family in advance, and $40 per family the day of the event. Advance tickets are available in advance at select retailers in Beacon Hill. Each family who registers will receive a special goodie bag filled with Duckling Day toys and treats.

Includes snacks, entertainment, and a toy for each child. For more information see website or call 617-266-5669.

For over 25 years, tens of thousands of children have relived the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their eight little ducklings as they learn about the city of Boston on field trips sponsored by Historic Neighborhoods. And the annual celebration continues to delight families from throughout New England.


Registration and activities begin at 10:30am and the Parade starts at 12:00 noon


$35.00 donation per family in advance / $40 per family on the day of the event


Beacon Street at Park Street, Boston, MA, 02111 map

Boston Common - Corner of Beacon and Park Street

Green Line: “Park Street” stop
Red Line: “Charles Street” stop
43 bus and 55 bus both go to Part St. & Tremont St.

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