17 Summer Festivals and Fairs in Boston for Families

Photo courtesy of Harborfest
Photo courtesy of Harborfest
5/26/23 - By Lucie T

Boston's summer festivals and fairs bring games, treats, and entertainment—​all in the fresh air with the whole family having fun. 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. Read on for our picks for the best summer festivals and fairs for Boston kids and families.

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 vacations! And check our events calendar often—we're always adding more activities in and around Boston. If you're in the mood for something a little more laid-back, see our guide to Drive-In Movie Theaters In and Around Boston for Outdoor Movie Night With Kids.


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