http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/duckling-day/ Parkman Bandstand
Boston, MA 02108
$35 - 40
Festivals & Fairs, Kid Friendly, Party, Social Good
Join the most adorable event in New England: Duckling Day is a famous Mother's Day tradition and a great way to enjoy springtime in Boston!
A beloved tradition for more than 30 years, Duckling Day celebrates the children’s classic book, “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. Every year, over 1,000 people meet up and parade through Boston’s most picturesque parks, dressed like characters from the story. Led by the Harvard Marching Band, the parade will begin on the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and end in the Public Garden near the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculptures. Bring your camera – the parade is possibly the most adorable thing you’ll ever see!
Prior to the parade will be Playtime on the Common, a vibrant array of family entertainment including crafts, face painters, a magician, and puppet show. Walk on a circus tightrope with Esh Circus Arts, or climb and jump with the Knucklebones crew. Moms are invited to enjoy a free mini-massage thanks to local volunteer Massage Therapists. All families are welcome to decorate their wagons or strollers, bring a picnic, and enjoy springtime on the Common!
The registration fee is $35 per family in advance (before May 6th) and $40 per family the day of the event. Each child who registers will receive a special goodie bag filled with Duckling Day themed items.
Duckling Day Quick Facts:
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Boston Common – Parkman Bandstand
Hosted by the Friends of the Public Garden
10:00 a.m. – Registration/check-in begins
10:00 a.m. – Playtime on the Common begins
11:45 a.m. – Executive Director Liz Vizza greets families
12:00 p.m. – Parade begins
The registration fee is $35 per family online before May 6th and $40 per family the day of the event