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Official Website:Franklin Park Coalition's Kite & Bike Festival
Location:Pierpont Road, Boston, MA, 02119
Phone:617-442-4141
Dates:Saturday, May 18, 2019 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hours:11 AM to 4 PM
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Seasonal Fun

franklin park coalition's kite  bike festival photoStarted 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!

Traditionally the Saturday after Mother’s Day, last year’s event drew 3,000 people to the park to fly kites and picnic.

Activity Highlights
Kite-making
Games and activities led by Playworks and Appalachian Mountain Club's OutdoorsRX,
Biking in Boston - organizations & resources
Food vendors
Face-painting
Music & performances

Come celebrate our own “opening day” in Franklin Park at the Kite & Bike Festival on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm.

2019 Community Partners: Bike with Kids – Roxbury Way, Boston Cyclists Union, Bluebikes, Playworks, Appalachian Mountain Club’s OutdoorsRX, Lena Park Community Development Center’s FabLab (DIY Kite-making) & MORE!

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.

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

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Free, but vendors and volunteers welcome!

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Pierpont Road, Boston, MA, 02119 map

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


Directions
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

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