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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.

Hoppy Easter Craft FairReading, Free
Sat, March 25, 2023  -  Sat, March 25, 2023   
Stop by the Knights of Columbus on 11 Sanborn St. to meet the Easter Bunny!Doors open at 11am and the first 25 kids get FREE Easter baskets!
Gloucester Education Foundation's Power of Play FestivalGloucester, Free
Sun, March 26, 2023  -  Sun, March 26, 2023   
Gloucester Education Foundation proudly hosts their annual Power of Play Festival, a day of play for Gloucester families and kids of all ages. Play is an important learning tool that promotes creative and innovative thinking.
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Waterfire Providence 2023Rhode Island, Free
Sat, April 1, 2023  -  Sat, December 2, 2023   
WaterFire centers on a series of 100 bonfires that blaze just above the surface of the three rivers that pass through the middle of downtown Providence.
Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg HuntRandolph, Free
Mon, April 3, 2023  -  Mon, April 3, 2023   
Hippity hop, Easter fans! Get ready for an egg-citing time at our Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg-Stravaganza! Searching for egg-citement seekers to join us at our upcoming Spring Fling Egg-stravaganza, hosted by Bierman Autism Centers - Randolph.
The Easter Cookie Experience with Mandie C’s SweeteryOther Boston Area, $$
Thu, April 6, 2023  -  Thu, April 6, 2023   
Join Mandie for a fun night of cookie decorating, with a lovely meal included! An access to discounted Easter treats to fill up Easter baskets and a class-exclusive cookie cutter designed by Mandie herself!
The Easter Bunny Visits Jam Time!Natick
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Fri, April 7, 2023   
Come spend Good Friday at Jam Time and meet the Easter Bunny!! Easter Bunny visit from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Doors open at 9:00 am! (Natick Mall opens at 10:00 am)
The Easter Bunny Visits Jam Time!Norwood
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Fri, April 7, 2023   
Come spend Good Friday at Jam Time and meet the Easter Bunny!! Easter Bunny visit from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Doors open at 9:00 am! (Natick Mall opens at 10:00 am)
Peter Rabbit’s Pizza Party and Easter Egg RollDover, $$
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Fri, April 7, 2023   
Entry for Egg Rolls – Speed trials and slalom Participating Prize Access to Barnyard StoryWalk Easter Craft Pizza, beverages and sweet treats are available for additional purchase. Cash & Card accepted.
Spring Spectacular Egg HuntBerlin, $
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Sun, April 9, 2023   
Calling all parents and grand-parents! Hippity hop on down to the farm and enter the enchanted world of Peter Cottontail's magical carrot patch. An eggs-tra special event!
The Easter Bunny Visits Jam Time!Natick
Fri, April 7, 2023  -  Fri, April 7, 2023   
Come spend Good Friday at Jam Time and meet the Easter Bunny!! Easter Bunny visit from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Doors open at 9:00 am! (Natick Mall opens at 10:00 am)
Kids & Family Animal Rights DayAndover, Free
Sat, April 8, 2023  -  Sat, April 8, 2023   
Free Family Fun for animal lovers of all ages! Dogs, cats, exotic & barn animals. Firetruck demo, face painting, The Easter Bunny and more! See you there!
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Lexington Patriots Day Battle Day Schedule 2023Lexington, Free
Sat, April 15, 2023  -  Mon, April 17, 2023   
Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriot's Day. View the reenactment schedule of the events leading up to the...
Lexington Patriots' Day Weekend EventsLexington, Free
Sat, April 15, 2023  -  Mon, April 17, 2023   
Celebrate the birth of American independence where it all began. This family-free weekend is free. There are re-enactments, concerts, activities, ceremonies, and a great parade.
Boston Public Garden Swan Boats 2023Boston
Mon, April 17, 2023  -  Mon, September 4, 2023   
The Swan Boats have been in operation since 1877, and have since become a cultural icon for the city. The Swan Boats are a fleet of pontoon pleasure boats which operate in a pond.
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What's Open on Patriot's Day?Boston
Mon, April 17, 2023  -  Mon, April 17, 2023   
Patriot's Day is the MA state holiday is also known as the day of the Boston Marathon and the 11:05 a.m. Red Sox game. Here's a list of what is open on Patriots Day in MA.
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Lilac Sunday at Arnold Arboretum 2023Jamaica Plain, Free
Sun, May 14, 2023  -  Sun, May 14, 2023   
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.
Nantucket Wine Festival 2023Nantucket, $$$$
Wed, May 17, 2023  -  Sun, May 21, 2023   
More than 100 wineries and restaurants will be featured at this annual event. Enjoy a variety of wine tastings in Nantucket homes, dinners and seminars.
ICA Free Admission - Memorial DayBoston, Free
Mon, May 29, 2023  -  Mon, May 29, 2023   
In honor of Memorial Day the ICA is offering FREE admission for all on Memorial Day. Peruse four outstanding exhibitions as well as an interactive art studio.
What's Open on Memorial Day?New England
Mon, May 29, 2023  -  Mon, May 29, 2023   
What's open for fun on Memorial Day in Greater Boston? Check here to find out.
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Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2023Cambridge, Free
Sun, June 11, 2023  -  Sun, June 11, 2023   
Celebrate the sport, history and culture of Chinese Dragon Boat Racing at the Weeks Footbridge on Memorial Drive in Cambridge. Enjoy races on Saturday & a festival on Sunday with arts, crafts, food, martial arts...
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Boston Fireworks | 4th of July Spectacular & Pops Concert: Hatch Shell EsplanadeBoston, Free
Tue, July 4, 2023   
Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a spectacular display of fireworks over the Charles River. This year maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to entertain at Boston’s annual...
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Barnstable County Fair 2023Falmouth, $$
Mon, July 17, 2023  -  Sun, July 23, 2023   
The Barnstable County Fair offers lots of summer fun for families. Enjoy crafts, midway, petting zoo, food and live entertainment.
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Marshfield Fair 2023Marshfield, $
Fri, August 18, 2023  -  Sun, August 27, 2023   
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 2023Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 15, 2023  -  Sun, October 1, 2023   
The Big E is a New England autumn tradition and the ninth largest fair in North America. There's no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and taste tempting aromas of the fall season than at The Big E.
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Topsfield Fair 2023Topsfield, $$
Fri, September 29, 2023  -  Mon, October 9, 2023   
Enjoy America's oldest and finest agricultural fair w/ New England‘s largest carnival midway, cool demos, (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, pumpkin weigh-offs, live entertainment and the...
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