The peoples sculpture race at the Cambridge River Festival. Photo by Greg Cook
The peoples sculpture race at the Cambridge River Festival. Photo by Greg Cook

Boston-Area Spring Festivals and Fairs for Kids and Families

As March winds down and the city blossoms into springtime, there are few better ways to celebrate than by getting outside at one of Boston’s fun, family-friendly festivals. With so many to choose from, it seems like the whole city is cheering the warmer, sunnier days with music, art, flowers, and food. And the best part? Many of these special events are free. Mark your calendars now and enjoy the anticipation of balmier, more festive days ahead!
Check out our spring fun guide for addtional ideas for embracing this gorgeous season around Boston.


Brookwood Farm
Blue Hills Reservation
Milton, MA

Grace Vision Church (formerly St. John’s)
80 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Boston Children's Musem
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA

Grace Chapel Watertown
525 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Multiple Locations
Cambridge, MA

Concord Center
Concord, MA

EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604

Gore Place
52 Gore Street
Waltham, MA 02453

The Umbrella Arts Center
40 Stow St
Concord, MA 01742

Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA

Southwest Corridor Park
Lamartine Street Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02130

Waltham Common
610 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02452

Neighborhood Porches
various locations
Somerville, MA

Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Boston, MA 02130

Boston Common
Tremont Street Parkman Bandstand
Boston, MA 02108

Franklin Park Playstead,
Playstead & Pierpont Roads
Dorchester, MA 02121

Brookline High School Quad
115 Greenough Street
Brookline, MA

Cambridge Parkway
between Edwin H. Land Boulevard and the Lechmere Canal
Cambridge, MA

Washington Street Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA

Weeks Footbridge
953 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138