Boston Children’s Festival Comes to Franklin Park

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department are proud to present the 2017 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival 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 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 or

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