Duckling Day


Celebrate Mother’s Day in Boston's most beautiful parks at the Duckling Day celebration and parade on Sunday, May 10th. A beloved tradition for over 30 years, the event celebrates the children’s classic book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Every year, hundreds of children parade through Boston’s most picturesque parks, dressed like characters from the story. Led by the Harvard University Marching Band, the parade will begin in the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand and end in the Public Garden near the famous Make Way for Ducklings sculptures. Bring your cameras – this is the most adorable event in all of Boston! Prior to the parade will be Playtime on the Common, a vibrant array of family entertainment from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All activities are included with event admission: · Interactive Circus Games with Esh Circus Arts · Jenny the Juggler · Peter O’Malley, magician · Jump, climb, and play with Knucklebones · Face-painting · Meet our giant Duck! · Visit with the Harvard University Band · Make Way for Ducklings reading station · A goody bag for every kid – full of Duckling Day-themed items! The event is a benefit for the nonprofit Friends of the Public Garden, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020! The registration fee is $35 per family in advance (before May 8th) and $40 per family the day of the event. Each child who registers will receive a special goody bag. For more information or to register, go to

Sun May 10, 2020 10:00 am To Sun - May 10, 2020
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Boston Common

Parkman Bandstand
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
United States

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