Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 11:00am

Join thousands of people in Boston's backyard - Franklin Park- to celebrate the arrival of spring at the annual Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival. Enjoy the great outdoors when families with kids of all ages will gather on Saturday, May 18th from 11-4pm, at the Franklin Park Playstead – a large and actively used sports area designed by Frederick Law Olmstead in 1886 as the crown jewel of the Emerald Necklace.

Come have fun exploring or gaining mastery in kite flying, or make a kite in the park. Kites will be available for purchase or you may make one in our on-site kite-making workshop.

For those whose who’d rather stay focused on the road, not the sky, bikes will be available to borrow, with local bike advocacy groups giving tours of the park. Boston Bikeswill be
on hand to rent bikes and Bikes Not Bombs will be available for any repairs that may need to be made.

After flying kites & riding bikes awhile, catch your breath and participate in interactive art making with MassART’s sparc! Artmobile, an initiative of the Center for Art and Community Partnerships at MassArt (CACP), and ARCK! Art Resource Collaborative for Kids, an art program that empowers students with high-quality arts education and fosters culture and community while supporting a school’s learning objectives.

Several food trucks will be on site, but we also encourage families to bring your own picnic, or bar-b-q while in the park. Franklin Park allows outdoor grilling, so bring your hibachi or use the grills provided in the park.