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Adults: $20
Seniors over 60: $15
Children 6-17: $10

FREE: Members, Active Duty Military families, children 5 and under

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Regular discounts, guest passes, library passes, and other admission policies do not apply on this day.


Parking will occur offsite at Reservoir Place in Waltham with shuttle buses running all day.  There will be no public parking at deCordova during Park Fest. More details coming soon.

Join us for Park Fest, a celebration of the best of deCordova - art, nature, and creativity!

On Saturday, June 24, from 11 am–4 pm, come to deCordova for a day full of fun for all ages and abilities including:


  • 5K Trail Run (begins at 9:30 am) - Register today!
  • Signature collaborative activities from deCordova's Learning & Engagement Team including a large scale Play in the Park
  • Curator-led spotlight art talks in the galleries.  Each Curator will chose a single piece in the exhibitions on view and discuss in depth
  • Art sale with more than 30 local artists and artisans. Click here to apply!
  • Guided tours of the Sculpture Park         
  • Live Music throughout the day on the Sculpture Terrace including local alternative folk duo, The Farewells and singer Jenny Riddle.
  • Roaming performances by larger-than-life puppets Big Nazo 
  • Paint your own art-inspired t-shirt
  • Ceramics Studio demonstrations by resident artist Bruce Barry
  • Photo ops near Jim Dine's Two Big Black Hearts sculpture
  • Food and ice cream trucks
  • And more details coming soon!

Call for Artists

Want to join us? Learn more about the art sale or apply today! Click here to fill out the application form.

Want to help?  Volunteer today!

Select a prefered shift and activity, and receive free admission to Park Fest and a provided lunch. Click here to fill out the application form.