Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival
Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival - Free Family Fun! 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 — 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: www.franklinparkcoalition.org
Vendors, please contact us (617-442-4141) to learn of opportunities and help support the annual Kite & Bike Festival.
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 roxburyway.com.
There are two Bluebikes stations located by the park:
@Franklin Park Zoo – Franklin Park Rd at Blue Hill Ave
@Seaver St at Humboldt Ave
- 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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