Friends of the Public Garden presents the annual Duckling Day Parade on Mother’s Day, May 13th, at Boston Common

The most adorable Boston tradition continues – children parade through the Boston Common and Public Garden dressed like ducklings

Duckling Day Photos

Photo Credit: Michael Dwyer

Press Links

Boston Globe — Photos: Duckling Day Parade returns to Boston for Mother’s Day, by Jaclyn ReissMay 14, 2018

WCVB 5 ABC Boston — Wake Up Call from Duckling Day Parade, May 14, 2018

Boston Herald — Gallery: A day for ducklings, Photographer Nancy Lane, May 13, 2018

WBZ 4 CBS Boston — Families Enjoy Mother’s Day At Annual Duckling Day Parade, May 13, 2018

Fox Boston 25 News — Friends of the Public Garden host annual Duckling Day Parade, May 13, 2018

WHDH 7 News Boston — Boston’s annual Duckling Day Parade held in Public Garden, May 13, 2018

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