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Boston Children's Festival at Franklin Park

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Official Website:Boston Children's Festival at Franklin Park
Location:1 Franklin Park Rd, Dorchester, MA, 02121-3252
Phone:(617) 635-4505
Dates:Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Hours:10:00am to 1:00pm
Ages:Kids, Teens
Category:Special Events

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department are proud to present the 2017 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival on Tuesday, August 22, at Franklin Park in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ParkARTS is made possible in part through the generosity of Holly and David Bruce.

Children and families from throughout Boston have the opportunity to participate in a variety of free activities from various exhibitors including Cambridge Science on the Street, a show by Rosalita’s Puppets, ParkARTS arts and crafts, the Bubble Guy, ReadBoston Storymobile, Mass Hort, Boston Children’s Museum, New England Aquarium, and more.

The August 22 event will also include book giveaways from the ReadBoston Storymobile, exploring a Boston Fire Department fire truck, identification kits from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, a visit from the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, face painting, dance performances, and free treats and giveaways from HP Hood LLC, Polar Beverages, the movie “Storks,” and Magic 106.7.

For further information, call (617) 635-4505 or visit www.boston.gov/parks or www.facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment.


1 Franklin Park Rd, Dorchester, MA, 02121-3252 map

The location of the festival is on Pierpont Road off Circuit Drive, near the back entrance of the Franklin Park Zoo. By MBTA, take the Orange Line to Forest Hills and the #16 bus to the Zoo.

By car, the park can be reached from Blue Hill Avenue, Seaver Street, or Circuit Drive. There is ample free parking and the park is ADA compliant.

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