Don't miss the Cambridge Carnival International. Photo by Paul Bryan
Don't miss the Cambridge Carnival International. Photo by Paul Bryan

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 parades or sand sculptures, delicious food or art activities for your little ones, the festive events here are all super family-friendly and make for a memorable summer outing. 

Looking for even more seasonal fun? Check out our Summer Fun Guide for all the best ways to have a blast, stay cool, and rock school vacation! And check our events calendar often—we're always adding more activities in and around Boston. 

The Big E
The Big E Fairgrounds - 8:00 AM Pick
Stroller Tours in deCordova Sculpture Park
deCordova Sculpture Garden - 10:00 AM Pick
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Art Ramble: Something in the Air
Hapgood Wright Town Forest - 9:00 AM
GroovyBabyMusic's Outdoor Canta y Baila Class
Holy Trinity Armenian Church - 10:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides