Dragon Boat Festival. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
Dragon Boat Festival. Photo courtesy of Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Dragons, Oceans, and Arts; Jun 8-9

This weekend is for the dragons (boats, that is) as the Boston Dragon Boat Festival returns for two days to festoon the Charles with spectacular colors and designs. Arts for All lends eye candy to Watertown, and thousands of people will be turning out for the family-friendly community dance event in Cambridge. Make some flowers, get the buzz on bees, and learn how to build a birdhouse. Sunday is also World Oceans Day so head to the Aquarium for a free fun educational outdoor event featuring hands-on learning about awesome undersea animals. 

Our June GoList and summer festival guide will provide even more inspiration to get out about with the kiddos this weekend. School's almost out—why not plan some celebrations?!

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Weeks Footbridge
953 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02138

Artbeat Creativity Store and Studio
212A Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474

Franklin Park Zoo
One Franklin Park Road
Dorchester, MA 02121

Gibson House Museum
137 Beacon St.
Boston , MA 02116

Topsfield Common
Topsfield , MA

Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

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

New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Minni
71 Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118

Brookline Arts Center
86 Monmouth Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Professional Center for Child Development
32 Osgood Street
Andover, MA 01810

Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870
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