I’m always looking for things to do that involve food! And even better, events that are kid-friendly. Here are 10 Boston-area food festivals worth checking out this summer — all involve delicious eats!
You don’t have to be Greek to love this festival for its music, dancing, and authentic Greek food! This festival is held every year under a tent, rain or shine. I usually end up taking home extra food because the moussaka and pastitio freeze well. I also love the fried-dough-type dessert called loukoumades! Kids will love the Greek fries topped with feta.
Who doesn’t love all-you-can-eat ice cream?! The Scooper Bowl also promises entertainment and games, all to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dogs, brews, games, and live performances make this a one-of-a-kind festival. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the day!
Look for spicy (and non-spicy!) food, chef demos, live music, and plenty of kids activities, including face painting, storytelling, and arts and crafts.
At this festival, you’ll enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza, entertainment, games, and more!
Reservations are required in advance for this blueberry pancake breakfast, with timed seatings. (If strawberries are more your thing, try the farm’s Strawberry Festival on June 25!)
This amazing festival includes food trucks (and other options if you don’t like seafood), chef demonstrations, a beer garden, an oyster-shucking contest, live entertainment, and kids activities.
One of the largest of the North End summer feasts, this event definitely has something for everyone. Highlights include live music, food demos and competitions, Italian souvenirs, and plenty of pizza and cannolis!
Paellafest promises a professional paella competition, plus other types of Spanish food, live entertainment, kids activities, games, and Flamenco dancing.
This festival will have more than 18 different food trucks, enticing you with everything from lobster to pizza to poke to BBQ!