Duckling Day Parade

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
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The Friends of the Public Garden celebrates Mother’s Day with Boston-area families during its annual Duckling Day.

A beloved tradition for more than 30 years, Duckling Day celebrates the children’s classic book, “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. Every year, over 1,000 people meet up and parade through Boston’s most picturesque parks, dressed like characters from the story. Led by the Harvard Marching Band, the parade will begin on the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and end in the Public Garden near the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculpture.

Prior to the parade will be Playtime on the Common, a vibrant array of family entertainment including crafts, face painters, a magician, circus games, and more.  All families are welcome to decorate their wagons or strollers, bring a picnic, and enjoy springtime in Boston’s most beloved parks.

Photo Courtesy of Friends of the Public Garden


Boston Common
Tremont Street Parkman Bandstand
02108 Boston , MA 42° 21' 22.3704" N, 71° 3' 44.2728" W