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Seasonal Fun Boston Events for Kids and Families

Calendar of seasonal family fun and kids events happening in Boston and nearby suburbs - lots of fun things to do.


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Festival of Lights, WorcesterWorcester, $
Fri, December 3, 2021  -  Mon, February 28, 2022   
Light sculptures and installations will be on view in Worcester’s Downtown and Main South neighborhoods starting December 3. Displays will be illuminated after sundown each evening.
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Ice Skating On Frog Pond 2022 Season (Hours, Admission, & Info)Boston, $$
Mon, December 6, 2021  -  Tue, March 8, 2022   
A hopping spot for ice-skating is Frog Pond on the Boston Common. Frog Pond has its own ice-making system and also offers skate rentals and hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage.
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Ice Castles, NH (New Hampshire)New Hampshire, $$$
Fri, January 14, 2022  -  Sat, March 12, 2022   
Ice Castles, an acre of land filled with frozen ice walls, tunnels, towers, and archways illuminated by multicolored lights, is a literal winter wonderland.
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Warm Up This Winter at Arsenal Yards’ Fire SideWatertown, $
Tue, January 18, 2022  -  Tue, March 1, 2022   
Every Tuesday thru March 1st from 5:30–7:30pm, guests can register for a cozy fire pit on the City Works patio for after-work drinks with friends or family fun including themed trivia nights, game nights and extreme...
Lights in the Necklace with the Emerald Necklace ConservancyBoston, Free
Tue, February 1, 2022  -  Sun, March 20, 2022   
Come join us as we illuminate select bridges all across the Emerald Necklace! Meet neighbors and enjoy the outdoors as we launch into the new year.
Killington WinterfestVermont
Fri, February 11, 2022  -  Sun, February 13, 2022   
Come enjoy live music with Dawes, Subaru swag, the latest in adventure gear, free snacks and beverages, activities for your pup and amazing daily giveaways! Gather your crew and head to WinterFest!
Maple Tree Tap-a-Thon at Chestnut Hill FarmSouthborough, $$
Sat, February 26, 2022   
Ranger Tim will show us how to identify maple trees on the farm and share the history of tapping as we learn about how maple sap runs.
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Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum 2022Jamaica Plain, Free
Sun, May 8, 2022  -  Sun, May 8, 2022   
This beloved Boston tradition celebrates the lilacs as well as many other special collections at their peak at this lovely time of year. Come celebrate spring at the Arnold Arboretum.
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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 2021 (by date). Different towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy fourth!
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Massachusetts Free Fishing WeekendOther Boston Area, Free
Sat, June 4, 2022  -  Sun, June 5, 2022   
Take a friend or family member fishing -- you won't need a fishing license in freshwater for these two days! All other fishing regulations apply.
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FREE FUN FRIDAYS Boston: Highland Street Foundation (NEW PROGRAM!)Massachusetts, Free
Fri, June 24, 2022  -  Fri, August 26, 2022   
The Free Fun Fridays program usually invites residents to visit about 10 museums or attraction for free over ten Fridays this summer. This year, a NEW program called
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Brockton Fair 2022Brockton, $
Fri, June 24, 2022  -  Mon, July 4, 2022   
One of America's oldest and finest country fairs! Rides, Midway, Live Entertainment, Demolition Derby, Fireworks & more! There is something for everyone in the family to see and enjoy.
Walpole 3rd of July Parade & Fireworks - CANCELLEDWalpole, Free
Sun, July 3, 2022  -  Sun, July 3, 2022   
On the Third of July, Walpole celebrates the independence of our Nation by holding it's popular parade and fireworks display. A staple in Walpole, this celebration has been going strong for over 50 years, and has grown into quit a spectacle.
Salem 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks - CANCELLED for 2021Salem, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Celebrate Independence Day with live music, fireworks and family programming at Salem Maritime National Historic Site and a fireworks extravaganza!
Plymouth's 4th of July Festivities & Fireworks - CANCELLED for 2021Plymouth, Free
Mon, July 4, 2022   
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade in Plymouth, and delightful waterfront concert followed by spectacular fireworks.
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Marshfield Fair 2022Marshfield, $
Fri, August 19, 2022  -  Sun, August 28, 2022   
This year's fair offers great family entertainment with hundreds of farm animals, daily free shows, free grandstand attractions, arts & crafts, 4 H & Agricultural exhibits, horticultural displays & much more.
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The Big E 2022Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 16, 2022  -  Sun, October 2, 2022   
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
New Hampshire Pumpkin FestivalNew Hampshire
Sat, October 15, 2022  -  Sun, October 16, 2022   
It’s official: Coronavirus concerns have forced the cancellation of the 2021 NH Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Laconia. SAVE THE DATE FOR 2022 - October 15 & 16
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Halloween Trick or Treat In Maynard & Hudson2 Locations, Free
Thu, October 27, 2022   
Trick or Treat in downtown Hudson & Maynard from 4 to 6 pm. Streets will be closed and kids can get treats at local businesses. Look for the pumkins in the window for participants!
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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...
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