March is a month of celebrations, so lets celebrate! From Purim to St. Patrick's Day to maple sugaring festivals, there are tons of family-friendly festivities happening all around town this month. As winter gives way to spring, lots annual favorites like the Boston Flower and Garden Show and Revels Spring Sing are also popping up on the calendar. For a full list of ways to have family fun during winter's last hurrah, check out all of our picks below.
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South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade is a family tradition for many locals. Photo courtesy of Allied War Veterans of South Boston
Silly Soiree at the Boston Children's Museum - Boston
Billed as fancy fun for kids and grown-ups, this fundraiser is filled with dinner, dancing, silly photo-ops, and a chance to explore the museum after hours. Tickets are on sale until Thursday 2/28.
Maple Magic Day - Natick
Breakfast goers are treated to yummy wheat and gluten free pancakes smothered in NCOF’s own maple syrup while listening to live music. Check out the agricultural demonstrations, visit the nonprofit and local business fair in the foyer, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes, and take a maple sugar tour!
Bay State Model Railroad Museum Spring Model Train Show - Roslindale
Sat 3/2/2019 - Sun 3/3/2019
Join the Bay State Model Railroad Museum for its spring celebration—one of the two times each year the museum is open to the public. Visitors can see 4 operating model railroad layouts featuring trains in “N”, “HO”, “HOn3” (Narrow Gauge), & “O” Scale. NOTE: The show is less crowded after 2pm.
Celebrate! The Greene-O'Leary School of Irish Dancers - JFK Library & Museum, Columbia Point, Boston
With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, bring your little leprechauns to enjoy an Irish dance performance at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The Greene-O'Leary School of Irish Dancers will demonstrate both traditional and contemporary styles of dance. The performance is part of the museum's free "Celebrate!" series for families.
Boston Flower and Garden Show - Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
Wed 3/13/2019-Sun 3/17/2019
Explore garden displays, visit vendors with plants and the newest gardening products, and learn from presentations and demos on everything to do with making things grow. The Little Sprouts Children’s Center will be jam-packed with fun activities like storytelling, vegetable stamping, tissue flower making, and more.
St. Patrick's Day Parade - South Boston
The annual parade takes place in South Boston, where it has been a tradition for more than a century. It includes various marching bands, police and army contingents, costume spectacles, novelty vehicles, and a general "green" atmosphere thanks to participants and spectators. This year's route: The St. Patrick's Day Parade starts on West Broadway (easterly); left onto East Broadway; Right onto P Street; Right onto East 4th Street; left onto K Street; right onto East 5th Street; Left onto G Street; Right onto the Southerly Arm of Thomas Park; Left onto Telegraph Street; Left onto Dorchester Street; and ending at Dorchester Avenue.
The Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra performs The Magic Flute. Photo by Stu Rosner
Mozart's The Magic Flute - Boston
This show is a great way to introduce your little ones to the symphony. Part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Family Concert Series, this special version of Mozart's The Magic Flute is designed for children 6 and up.
Revels Spring Sing - Grace Vision Church, Watertown
Revels hosts a celebration of the arrival of spring amidst forsythia blossoms and sprigs of green at a joyful family event featuring community singing, refreshments, and entertainment.
PAW Patrol Live!: Race to the Rescue - Boston
Fri 3/29/2019 - Sun 3/31/2019
The canine heroes of Adventure Bay are coming to Boston for six shows at Boch Center's Wang Theatre—watch these heroic pups save the day at the Great Adventure Bay Race!
Lights Off for Earth Hour - City-wide
Sat 3/30/2019, 8:30-9:30pm
People and businesses around the world extinguish all non-essential lighting during this one hour. Boston is among over 5,000 cities and towns world-wide that have pledged to shut off lights for Earth Hour.
Princess Expo: Where Dreams Come True - Boston
Bring your little princesses to literally be a princess for the day! Dress up in your most royal attire and enjoy a day of princess pampering. All royalty will enjoy getting their nails done, glittery hair extensions, tattoos, as well as arts and crafts and a chance to meet some of their favorite story book princesses!