2020 Events


– June 6th to 14th, 2020


Mass KIDS Boating Day was established in 2017 to support KIDS boating events taking place throughout Massachusetts.  In an effort to expand Mass KIDS Boating Day in 2019 we officially renamed the week to Mass KIDS Boating and Fishing Week.  The timeframe will once again extend over two weekends going from June 6th to June 14th.  This timeframe will also coincide with National Fishing and Boating week and National Great Outdoors month. 
Getting kids on the water in a safe and smart manner is a very important element of the future of the boating industry.  Over 70% of adult boaters started boating when they were kids.  Boating is a family friendly and healthy activity that is enjoyed by millions of people around the country.  In addition one of the most popular recreational activities done from a boat is fishing, which is an important reason we decided to change the name to Mass KIDS Boating & Fishing week and pick dates that coincide with National fishing and boating week.
If you would like to add a kid friendly boating or fishing event taking place from June 6th to June 14th, 2020 to our Mass KIDS Boating & Fishing week event schedule please fill out the registration form located above.  If you would like to attend one of the events please see the events listed above.

Mass KIDS Boating Day takes place in conjunction with

Great Outdoors Month and National Fishing and Boating week. 

For more information on these two initiatives please click on the below logos.

Touch-a-Boat Newburyport

Sunday, June 7th, 2020


Come meet the captains and crew of our working waterfront! On shore activities will include entertainment and educational exhibits from the local maritime and environmental community, an inflatable whale, and some pirates!

Event Location: Newburyport central waterfront

Event Contact: Kate Yeomans
Contact Email: kate@merrohawke.org
Contact Phone: 978-463-2233

Event Website: http://www.touchaboat.org

Get Hooked Fishing Tournament

Saturday, June 13th, 2020


Open to ages 3-14 Registration and fishing clinic at 8am and fishing starts at 8:30am $10 registration fee in advance/$20 day of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes are awarded in 3 categories of fish!

Event Location: The Artichoke(Newburyport--Turkey Hill Rd)
Contact Email: mharrington@cityofnewburyport.com​ 
Contact Phone: 978-465-4434

Event Website: https://www.newburyportyouthservices.com

Bourne Kids Fishing Derby

Saturday, June 13th, 2020



It's the second year of this Annual Event! Last year was amazing and we had about 50 children participate and all had a fantastic time. Each got a t-shirt and prizes were given in different age categories. All the funds raised went to help children in recreational programs and Confikids earmarked our funds for children to take boating lessons which we provided scholarships for three children to participate in lessons. We are excited about the possibilities! 

Event Location: Bourne, MA
Contact Email: rachel@confikids.org​
Contact Phone: 781-696-7103

Event Website:  www.confikids.org

Charlestown Marina Kids In Boating Day

Saturday, June 13th, 2020



Bring the whole family down to Charlestown Marina on Saturday, June 13th, for our third annual Kids In Boating Day! We'll have the Massachusetts State Police Boat, the Boston Cycle Boat to take a quick ride, a fish printing craft table, an ice cream truck (free ice cream for the first 60 kids *and kids-at-heart*!), and the Coast Guard Auxiliary's "Coastie the robotic tug!" Make your way down to the dock to personally encounter a fully-equipped USCG boat and fire boat! This event is free of charge and open to all kids and their families!

Event Location: 1 Pier 8, 13th Street, Charlestown MA
Contact Email: marinaoffice@charlestownmamarina.com
Contact Phone: 617-242-2020

Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/Charlestown-Marina-951780654850288/

Lakeside Kids Event

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

(Rain Date: June 11th, 2020)


The 3rd Annual Lakeside Kids Event is geared for families to get outside and enjoy the lake! We have a broad range of vendors & activities including, water safety, kayaking, kids camps, paddle boarding, touch a boat, fishing, water ski showcases, food trucks, local radio station (The Lake 940) hosting & Western MA Turtle Rescue! Come join the fun!

Event Location: Memorial Beach Webster, MA

Event Contact: Katie Burke
Contact Email: Events@LakeviewWebster.com
Contact Phone: 1-877-303-6460

Event Website: https://www.lakeviewwebster.com/--kids-on-the-water

Phone # 774-404-8005