2019 Events


– June 1st to 9th, 2019


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 have officially renamed the week to Mass KIDS Boating and Fishing week.  The timeframe will once again extend over two weekends going from June 1st to June 9th.  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.

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.


Newburyport, MA

June 1st, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Explore the boats and meet the captains and crew of our working waterfront! This is a free event for the whole family, and takes place on the Newburyport central waterfront.

Event Contact: Kate Yeomans

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

Contact Phone: 978-463-2233

Contact Email: explore@merrohawke.org


Charlstown, MA

June 1st, 2019

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring the whole family down to Charlestown Marina on Saturday, June 1st to our second annual Kids In Boating day! We'll have the New Aquarium with an interactive "touch-tank," an ice cream truck (Free Ice Cream to the first 60 kids & 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, police boat and fire boat! This event is free of charge and open to all kids and their families!

Event Contact: Mathieu Lussier

Event Website: www.charlestownmamarina.com

Contact Email:  mlussier@charlestownmamarina.com

Location: 1 Pier 8, 13th Street, Charlestown,MA 02129

West Marine Kids Boating & Fishing Event

West Marine, Braintree, MA

June 2nd, 2019

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We are hosting an awesome event for Mass Kids in Boating and Fishing Week. We will be welcoming the USCG Auxiliary with Coastie, South Shore Junior Anglers, South Shore Divers, TowBoatUS, New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance, and Sally Snowman the Boston Lighthouse Keeper. Each organization will be completely geared towards teaching kids about how to have fun and be safe on the water! Have your kids bring their life jackets to be checked by the USCG AUX. They will also have Coastie with them to teach kids how important it is to wear their life jackets!


Come out for a fun day and get geared up for summer! We hope to see you at this fantastic event! Questions about this event? Contact us at (781) 849-3425

We will be welcoming the USCG Auxiliary with Coastie, South Shore Junior Angler, South Shore Divers, Tow Boat US, New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance, and Sally Snowman the Boston Lighthouse Keeper.

When: Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: West Marine in Braintree - 140 Ivory st Braintree, Ma 02184

Event Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-marine-braintree-presents-kids-boating-and-fishing-event-tickets-61604501723 

Event Contact:Hannah

Contact Email:  hannahbernasconi16@gmail.com

Contact Phone: (781) 964-1417

Location: Braintree West Marine, 140 Ivory Street, Braintree, MA 02184 


Having Fun Around The Water

Memorial Beach, Webster, MA

June 6th, 2019

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lakeside Kids Event at Memorial Beach- Touch-A-Boat, Fishing Demos, Kayak Demos, Information Table for swimming lessons & more water-related fun!

Event Website:  https://www.lakeviewwebster.com/events-calendar-boat-personal-watercraft-dealership--xlistevents 

Phone: 508-461-6020


Contact Email: abrayton@lakeviewwebster.com 


Artichoke on Turkey Hill Road 

Newburyport, MA

June 8th, 2019

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Newport Youth Services presents Get Hooked Fishing Tournament. 


Registration & Fishing Clinic starts at 8am Fishing starts at 8:30am Head out to the Artichoke for a few hours of fishing, sun and splish splashing fishing! 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are awarded in 3 categories of fish! Please bring your own rod, bait and bucket!

Ages: 3 to 14 years

Registration Fee: $10.00 (in advance) | $20 day of event.

Contact: Newburyport Youth Services

Event Website: www.newburyportyouthservices.com

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/392422751355467/

Contact Email:  mharrington@cityofnewburyport.com

Phone: 978-465-4434


Nantucket Touch A Boat Day

Nantucket Boat Basin

Nantucket, MA

June 8th, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Nantucket Boat Basin will host the 3rd Touch-A-Boat day on Saturday June 8th between 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Children of all ages are welcome to visit Swain's wharf to touch a boat, explore the waterfront, and catch a fish. Lite snacks, crafts, and activities will be provided at the Boat Basin Office. Host boats include a commercial lobster boat, the tall ship LYNX and Nantucket's Critter Cruise owned by Monomoy Charters. The event promotes kids on the water in a safe and smart manner - Come to have fun, learn and enjoy life on the waterfront.

Event Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/230654011211538/ 

Contact Name:  Christy Bassett Baker

Phone: 508-325-1351


Email: nantucketboatbasin@niresorts.com



Boston, MA

June 9th, 2019

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For kids of all ages. Lucky Jack's Fishing and Piers Park Sailing will be providing power and sailboat rides on the harbor. MarineMax Russo will have a Boston Whaler on deck and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will bring "Coastie" for the younger kids to enjoy. In addition the Massport fireboat is coming by for a water display.

Power boat and sailboat rides on Boston Harbor. Massport Fireboat water display, USCG Aux "Coastie" on deck.

Event Location: Constitution Marina – 28 Constitution Road – Boston, MA 02129

Contact Email Address: tom@bosport.com 

Event Website:  www.constitutionmarina.com

Youth Fishing Derby

Buzzards Bay, MA

Saturday June 15th, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 This is a Fishing Derby for kids ages 3-14 held at Queen Sewell’s at 13 Cherry Street Buzzards Bay MA 02532. Children are to attend with parent(s). There will be prizes for age categories. The funds raised with this event will benefit children taking enrichment programs who need funding. Funding will be earmarked for children taking sailing lessons this summer as well.

Event Website: https://www.bournerec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29829

Contact Name:  Rachel Calabrese

Phone: 781-696-7103

Email: rachel@confikids.org

Location:  13 Cherry Street, Buzzards Bay MA 02532.

Brunelle's Marina

Touch-A-Boat Event

June 16th, 2019

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Brunelle's Marina presents Touch-A-Boat event on June 16th.

Event Website: www.brunelles.com

Location:  Brunelle’s Marina – 1 Alvord Street – South Hadley, MA 01075

Contact Phone: 413-536-3132


Foxboro, MA

June 9th, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fishing will take place at the Lane Property, North St. Foxboro. We will be fishing on the beautiful Neponset Reservoir. Their will be prizes for each age group, for most fish caught, and biggest fish overall. There is a free hotdog cookout for children starting at 11:00.


Adults have to pay $3.00 for lunch

Event Contact: Debbie Giardino 

Contact Phone: 508-543-7255

Contact Email Address: dgiardino@foxboroughma.gov

Event Website:  www.foxbororec.com

Phone # 774-404-8005