Music meets seafaring at Harborfest! Photo courtesy of Boston Harborfest
Music meets seafaring at Harborfest! Photo courtesy of Boston Harborfest

Summer Festivals and Fairs for Boston Kids and Families

Games, treats, and entertainment, all in the fresh air...even grown-ups get giddy at the prospect of a summertime festival or fair. Whether you get excited about strawberries or sand sculptures, ocean creatures or dragon boats, the festive events here are all super kid-friendly and will make for a memorable summer outing. Add one or two of these to your summer agenda of beach, lake, or theme park visits, and get kids jazzed about community, culture, and the great outdoors, all in one great afternoon or evening. 

Harvard Square
Massachusetts Avenue (between Putnam Ave & Bow St)
Cambridge , MA 02138

Davis Square
1 Davis Square
Somerville, MA

Weeks Footbridge
953 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138

Salem Harbor
Derby Wharf
Salem, MA

Topsfield Common
Topsfield , MA

New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Marini Farm
259 Linebrook Road
Ipswich, MA 01938

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Marina Bay Boston
333 Victory Road
Quincy, MA 02171

Revere Beach
300 Ocean Ave
Revere, MA

Downtown Lowell
Lowell, MA

Historic Boston
Boston, MA

Huntington Theatre
264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

City Hall Plaza
City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA

Long Wharf
Boston, MA

Rose Kennedy Greenway
Boston, MA

Marshfield Fairgrounds
140 Main Street
Marshfield, MA

Quincy Center
Coddington St
Quincy , MA

10 Channel Center St
Boston, MA 02110

Franklin Park
25 Pierpont Road
Boston, MA

Stage Fort Park
Hough Street
Gloucester, MA

Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina
Turner Street
Salem, MA

North End
North & Fleet Streets
Boston, MA

South Boston Maritime Park
Boston, MA 02210

Assembly Row
Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park
Somerville, MA 02145
Premiere: Tom & Jerry
- various times Pick
Hike & Seek: Winter Wonderland
The Stevens-Coolidge Place - 9:00 AM
Winter Walks at the Village
Old Sturbridge Village - 9:30 AM
Aquarium After Dark
New England Aquarium - 4:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
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