A climbing wall, Live Action Escapes, and a Community Open Mic are among the new activities offered at the fourth annual MetroFest, the region’s arts, music, and food truck festival to be held Saturday, June 17, in Framingham. As in past years, festival-goers will enjoy two dozen food trucks and specialty food vendors, 100 exhibitors, a classic car show, bounce houses and other kids’ activities, performances on two stages, and a tastings tent with craft beer, wine, and hard cider.
MetroFest, which has quickly become a regional tradition, showcases the region’s arts, culture, and commerce in an affordable and family-friendly atmosphere. Held 11am to 4pm at Bowditch Athletic & Cultural Complex, MetroFest utilizes the entire quarter-mile-long, enclosed facility.
Activities for kids, tweens, and teens are expanding throughout the complex. In addition to the popular Touch-A-Truck and inflatable bounce houses set up in the Kids Town, interactive offerings include an Xbox tent with 10 consoles, climbing wall, obstacle course, ball pit, and MicroSoft dance game. Fallon Ambulance will again offer CPR training and exhibitors will offer other demos and how-tos.
To ensure that cost is not a barrier, admission fees have been eliminated this year.