Duckling Day Parade - Mother's Day 2019

Mothers Day Duckling Day Parade at Boston Public Garden

The beloved annual Duckling Day Parade has become Boston’s most adorable Mother’s Day tradition, and that’s no lie. Children (and sometimes parents too) don duckling attire and retrace the route taken by Mama Mallard in Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel Picture Books) by Robert McCloskey.

The Friends of the Public Garden, in association with the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, will celebrate Mother’s Day with Boston-area families during its annual Duckling Day on Sunday, May 12th.

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. The registration fee is $35 per family in advance (before May 10th) 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 http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/events/ducklingday/

The Friends of the Public Garden is a non-profit organization dedicated to the care and protection of the Boston Common and Boston Public Garden, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Get the book here: Make Way for Ducklings (Viking Kestrel Picture Books)

When: 
Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, 2019
Phone: 
617.723.8144
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