Park Fest

This event last occurred on June 24, 2017, 11 am—4 pm.

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) 
  • 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
  • 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 Riddie
  • Roaming performances by larger-than-life puppets Big Nazo
  • 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!


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.

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Park Fest 2017 tickets are now on sale. Visit our event page for purchase!

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Reservoir Place
1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA 02451

Parking will occur offsite at Reservoir Place with shuttle buses running all day.

  • 5K shuttle service begins at 8:00AM
  • First Park Fest shuttle leaves at 10:45AM

Please Note: There will be no public parking at deCordova during Park Fest.

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Event Type: 
Member Programs
Public Programs
Sculpture Park Programs