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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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Ice Skating On Frog Pond (Hours, Admission, & Info)Boston, $$
Thu, November 21, 2019  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
A hopping spot for ice-skating is Frog Pond on the Boston Common. Frog Pond has its own ice-making system and also offers skate rentals and hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage.
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'Entre Les Rangs' Light Exhibit at Boston SeaportBoston, Free
Mon, December 9, 2019  -  Sun, February 2, 2020   
A twinkling collection of 28,000 handmade white crystalline stems topped with white reflectors that will be displayed on Seaport Common (85 Northern Ave.) from Monday, Dec. 9 through Feb. 2, 2020.
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Ice Castles (Lincoln, New Hampshire)New Hampshire, $$$
Fri, January 10, 2020  -  Sun, March 15, 2020   
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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Lunar New Year Celebration: Peabody Essex MuseumSalem, $
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Come join in the exciting Chinese Lunar New Year in a fun-filled weekend celebration at the Peabody Essex Museum. Celebrate the Year of the Pig with music, art making and other traditions, including colorful lion...
Acton Winter Carnival 2020Acton, Free
Sun, February 2, 2020   
Winter Carnival 2020 is a free community event in Acton, MA. There's activities for all ages and it's a great way to get outside during the winter months.
Progressive Insurance 2020 New England Boat ShowBoston, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sun, February 16, 2020   
The New England Boat Show offers more than 700 of the latest boat models under one roof and something for all ages and boater of all types
Valentine's Day Party at Jam Time in NorwoodNorwood, $
Fri, February 14, 2020  -  Fri, February 14, 2020   
Jam Time in Norwood is hosting the SWEETEST party! Kids can make their own valentine crafts in the party room and decorate cookies for snack! Free with normal playground admission. No reservations, just show up!
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Lexington Patriot's Day Battle Day Schedule 2020Lexington, Free
Mon, April 20, 2020  -  Mon, April 20, 2020   
Each year in mid-April, thousands of people flock to historic Lexington and Concord and Minute Man National Historical Park to celebrate Patriot's Day. View the reenactment schedule of the events leading up to the...
First Responders Free at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Sun, May 24, 2020  -  Mon, May 25, 2020   
Theme Park Open featuring First Responders Free 5/24-5/25: Police, Fire, EMS, Military & Veterans Free with valid identification, immediate family members are $20.00 at the entry gate.
Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)Boston, Free
Mon, May 25, 2020   
Celebrate Memorial Day at the Museum of Fine Arts and visit the Museum for a fun-filled day of vibrant activities your whole family will enjoy. Join us for a day of celebration with free general admission for all, including drop in art activities for all ages.
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ICA WatershedBoston, Free
Mon, May 25, 2020  -  Mon, August 31, 2020   
Located in the Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina in East Boston, the ICA Watershed transforms a 15,000-square-foot, formerly condemned space into a new civic and cultural asset. This exciting new cross-harbor...
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MA Fireworks: 4th of July Fireworks Displays (by town) 2020Massachusetts, Free
Tue, June 2, 2020  -  Sun, August 23, 2020   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2020. 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 2020 (Where to Watch, Start Times, By Date)Massachusetts, Free
Tue, June 2, 2020  -  Sun, August 23, 2020   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in 2020 (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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Boston Dragon Boat Festival 2020Cambridge, Free
Sun, June 14, 2020  -  Sun, June 14, 2020   
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...
Grandparent Appreciation Day at Edaville Family Theme ParkCarver, $$
Sun, June 14, 2020  -  Fri, June 19, 2020   
One (1) Grandparent Free at entry gate with the purchase of a full priced paid ticket ages 4 & over gate admission 6/14-6/19 at Edaville Family Theme Park
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Find 4th of July Fireworks Near You in MA 2020 (by date)Massachusetts
Wed, July 1, 2020  -  Tue, July 7, 2020   
Find out where they'll be shooting fireworks off nearest you in MA for 2019 by date. Different Boston area towns, different dates & times - you are sure to find a display to fit your schedule and your location. Happy...
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Boston Fireworks | 4th of July Fireworks & Pops: Esplanade 2020Boston, Free
Sat, July 4, 2020   
Enjoy the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a spectacular display of fireworks over the Charles River. This year maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra are set to entertain at Bostonís annual...
Salem Celebrates the 4th of JulySalem, Free
Sat, July 4, 2020   
Independence Day celebration with free activities for children in the afternoon and a 'POPS' Concert followed by a fireworks display
Salem Maritime FestivalSalem, Free
Sat, August 1, 2020  -  Sun, August 2, 2020   
Salem Maritime Festival will host an exciting array of free family fun, harbor cruises, kayak trips, face-painting, wagon rides, muck walks, kite-flying, model boat races and more!
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The Big E 2020Western Mass, $$$
Fri, September 18, 2020  -  Sun, October 4, 2020   
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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Halloween - Salem Haunted Happenings 2020Salem, $
Thu, October 1, 2020  -  Sat, October 31, 2020   
You're invited to Salem's annual Halloween Festival! It happens every year during October in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts. Nobody celebrates Halloween quite like Salem, Massachusetts.

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