Duckling Day Parade 2013 introduces a new parade route

duckling-dayThe 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 Robert McCloskey’s classic Make Way for Ducklings. Each year our little ducklings flock to the Boston Common ready for an adventure. They are greeted by a magician, a juggler a face painter and others who are there to celebrate this special occasion. When the time comes the ducklings line up with their families and the parade begins. They march out of the Common down Beacon Street and take a stroll through Beacon Hill. If you haven’t seen it in person, just imagine waking up on Mother’s Day to hundreds of children dressed as ducks parading past your home. Did we mention this is Boston’s most adorable Mother’s Day tradition? It may even be the most adorable Mother’s Day tradition in the world. Others seem to agree.

Each year more and more families are participating in the Duckling Day Parade. In fact, we have outgrown our parade route. This year, for the first time, the children and families will not be retracing the steps of the famed Mother Mallard. Instead, the parade will take place within the Boston Common and Public Garden to minimize the disruption our ducklings cause to city traffic. We are delighted that so many have embraced the Duckling Day parade as the premiere Mother’s Day event in Boston.

At just $40 per family it is certainly an affordable adventure. We hope to see you there this Sunday!

Register in advance online for a $5 discount.


2 thoughts on “Duckling Day Parade 2013 introduces a new parade route

  1. Nicole

    This was our 6th year at the duck parade. My children look forward to this event every year. We were extremely disappointed with the new parade route. It is not a route it was something my family could do any day walking through the Commons, my children look forward to Vernon St seeing the street signs and Michael at the end. This instead was a mess and a waste of time, every family around me was disappointed and people just started going off on their own excursions breaking up the “parade”. Traffic seemed to be worse when the crossing of hundreds of people between the two gates made traffic stop with no explanation and irritated drivers behind the wheel. I can only hope this was a one time mistake.

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