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Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival 2024

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Dates:Saturday, May 18, 2024 - Saturday, May 18, 2024
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:Free see below
Category:Seasonal Fun

franklin park kite  bike festival 2024 photoFranklin Park Kite & Bike Festival - Free Family Fun! Itís opening day in Franklin Park! Donít miss out on this 50-year tradition in our park.

You can make a kite with Kite Team Haiti, buy one, or bring your own!

- Food trucks
- Bikes to try for younger kids with Countdown to Kindergarten
- Bicycle repair station by REI
- Free helmets

Bring a kite or you can buy one or make your own at the festival. Count Down to Kindergarten will have bicycles and activities for kids.

Started in 1969, the Kite & Bike Festival is a Boston tradition that gathers more than 1,000 people at Franklin Park each May to enjoy picnicking, kite flying, bicycles & music.

Picture endless blue skies dotted with colorful kites, children and families running and laughing across bright green fields ó the Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival is not to be missed!

There'll be kite-making tables and kites for sale, bicycle activities for elementary-age children with Countdown to Kindergarten, helmet give-aways, a bike repair station, food trucks, and community vendors.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors.

The event takes place on the Franklin Park Playstead ballfields - Saturday, May 14th from 12noon to 4pm.

Getting There: Biking, walking, and transit are encouraged! There will be limited parking available adjacent to the Playstead at the Giraffe Entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo. Take bus #16 from Forest Hills Orange Line station or JFK on the Red Line.

For more information and directions:

Vendors, please contact us (617-442-4141) to learn of opportunities and help support the annual Kite & Bike Festival.

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12 PM to 4 PM
(Rain Date Sunday May 19 from 2pm - 5pm)

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Free: vendors and volunteers welcome!



Pierpont Road, Boston, MA, 02119 map

Plug your address into our Interactive Map to find the best way to the park!

By Bus: MBTA bus #16 stops at the main park entrance on Blue Hill Avenue, while the #22, #24, and #49 stop at Seaver Street & Humboldt Ave or Seaver & Elm Hill Ave entrances.

By T: Take the Orange Line T Station to Green Street or Forest Hills station. Click here for detailed walking directions and map.

By Bike: Bike with Kids Group Ride: Grab your helmet and bike for a fun filled bike ride through Roxbury. Join Bike with Kids on their 1st annual ride, starting in Dudley Square and ending at the Kite & Bike Festival. For more details and to register, visit

There are two Bluebikes stations located by the park:
@Franklin Park Zoo Ė Franklin Park Rd at Blue Hill Ave
@Seaver St at Humboldt Ave

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  • Looking for more fun things to do? Find out more about some of the most popular Boston festivals that take place throughout the year.

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