Franklin Park Kite Festival
May 17, 2014
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 in Roxbury when families with kids of all ages will gather 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 inkite flying, or make a kite in the park. With some luck, May 17th will be a windy warm spring day, and colorful kites of various shapes and sizeswill soar to hew heights over the skies of Franklin 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 BikesNot 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), andARCK! 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 to the park.
Discover Roxbury promotes the civic engagement and economic development in Roxbury through tours and events, which leverage the neighborhood’s artistic, cultural, historic and culinary assets.
The Franklin Park Coalition’s mission is to serve as a voice for Franklin Park, a 527-acre historic green space located in the geographic heart of Boston and surrounded by some of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods. We work to engage all park users and community members through advocacy programs and restoration.