Neponset RiverFest

Join us as we celebrate the Neponset River and the beautiful parks and pedestrian paths along the shore, along with the natural salt marshes and wetlands that support more than 200 species of birds, fish and other wildlife.

This is a family-friendly, public event. We encourage you to bring a blanket and a picnic, and spend the day!

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  • Paddle a kayak/canoe on the Neponset River—for FREE—courtesy of PADDLEBOSTON : NEPONSET RIVER.
  • Explore a N.E. Aquarium Tidepool
  • Have a WILD time with Zoo New England
  • View marine critters with UMass Boston
  • Attend a casting clinic w/ Mass Fisheries
  • Talk to environmental/energy groups
  • Visit with local businesses
  • Raffle for fishing rod/reel and local gift baskets
  • Climb a 28’ rock wall
  • Play in the spray park
  • Get creative w/ local artists
  • Face painting
  • Listen to great live music
  • Sample yummy food
  • Relax by the River


  • 92.5 The River
  • Big Sister of Greater Boston
  • Boomerang Bag Team
  • Boston ILL Harmonic
  • Boston Public Health Commission
  • Boston Public Library Bibliocycle
  • Boston Solar
  • Capriotti’s Food Truck
  • Dan’s Lemonade
  • Delphi School, Milton
  • Greater Boston Trout Unlimited
  • Healthy Homes
  • Liveable Streets
  • Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
  • Mass Energy
  • Mass Fisheries
  • Mattapan Cultural Arts Development
  • Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition
  • Mr. Kool Ice Cream
  • Neponset Greenway Council
  • Neponset River Ramblers Bluegrass Band
  • Neponset River Watershed Association
  • New England Aquarium
  • PaddleBoston
  • Perfectly Free Fruit Bites
  • Quirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM|Dorchester
  • Richie Parsons Band
  • Rock Spot Climbing
  • Ruby’s Ice Cream Truck
  • The Popcorn Man
  • UMass Boston
  • Zoo New England