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Boston Children's Festival at Franklin Park

  • The Playstead at Franklin Park 25 Pierpont Road Boston, MA, 02132 United States (map)

Reimagine Play is proud to partner with Boston Parks & Recreation for the 2017 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival at Franklin Park on Tuesday, August 22, at Franklin Park in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ParkARTS is made possible in part through the generosity of Holly and David Bruce.

Children and families from throughout Boston have the opportunity to participate in a variety of free activities from various exhibitors, including:

  • Cambridge Science on the Street
  • a show by Rosalita’s Puppets
  • ParkARTS arts and crafts
  • the Bubble Guy
  • Mass Hort
  • New England Aquarium
  • Reimagine Play - On the MOVE fitness and obstacle activities, and
  • much, much more.  

The August 22 event will also include book giveaways from the ReadBoston Storymobile, exploring a Boston Fire Department fire truck, identification kits from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, a visit from the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, face painting, dance performances from the BCYF Jackson-Mann Community Center, and free treats and giveaways from HP Hood LLC, KIND Snacks, Polar Beverages, and Magic 106.7.    

The location of the festival is on Pierpont Road off Circuit Drive, near the back entrance of the Franklin Park Zoo.  By MBTA, take the Orange Line to Forest Hills and the #16 bus to the Zoo.  By car, the park can be reached from Blue Hill Avenue, Seaver Street, or Circuit Drive. 

There is ample free parking and the park is ADA compliant.  For further information, call 617-635-4505 or visit boston.gov/parks or facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment.