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2020 Return of the Swans

Reason for cancellation: We're canceling this event because of the public health emergency in Boston.

After residing at the Franklin Park Zoo for the winter, the City's favorite swans, Romeo and Juliet, will return to the Boston Public Garden for another beautiful Boston summer. 

The swans will be returned to the lagoon following a parade that begins at the Beacon and Charles Street corner of the park, near the “Make Way for Ducklings” statues.  Led by a brass band, carts beautifully decorated by Boston’s Winston Flowers will help usher the swans to the release site.

The accompanying entertainment program, sponsored in part by the Friends of the Public Garden, begins at 10:15 a.m.  The celebration will include a brass band, face painters, a reading of “Make Way for Ducklings” led by the Boston Park Rangers, and children’s activities presented by the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.  In-kind sponsors HP Hood LLC and the Four Seasons Hotel Boston will provide refreshments.

Boston Public Garden
Corner of Beacon and Charles
Boston, MA 02116
Boston Parks and Recreation
Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill