Where is EarthFest being held?
DCR Memorial Hatch Shell Boston, MA
When is EarthFest?
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
What are the hours?
Gates for the event will open at 10 am. Music in Kids Planet will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Music on the main stage will begin at 11:15 a.m.
How much is the event?
The event is FREE
If it rains, will EarthFest still go on?
EarthFest is a rain or shine event. If the weather affects the festival on event day, we will announce it on this website promptly. Bookmark www.earthfest.com and check back regularly.
How to get to EarthFest?
We strongly encourage concertgoers to use public transportation to get to EarthFest. This year, entrance to EarthFest will be through security checkpoints and concertgoers should allow extra time for entrance into the event. Event access will be near the Community Boathouse and the Dartmouth Street Footbridge. There will be no access to the event via the Fiedler Footbridge at the corner of Arlington St. and Beacon Street. In lieu of this, festival attendees can use the Charles Street Footbridge or the Dartmouth Street Footbridge.
By Public Transportation: Take any MBTA Red Line train to the Charles Street/MGH station. Take the footbridge over Storrow Drive to the Charles River side and go West along Storrow Drive. The Hatch Shell is a short walk from here.
Click here for full MBTA Schedule
Individuals are also encourage to ride their bikes to EarthFest. Mass Bike will set up a Bike Valet near the west entrance to the Festival, near the Dartmouth Street footbridge
Where can I park?
This year, there will be no parking allowed on Storrow Drive. If you are driving into the event, we recommend parking at the Boston Common Garage or the Garage at Mass Eye & Ear.
Is there handicapped parking on Storrow Drive?
No, there will not be handicapped parking on Storrow Drive. However, there is a handicapped-only drop-off site on Storrow Drive, near the Community Boat House. Handicapped individuals can be dropped off here. Cars will then need to be parked off site.
Can I bring a bag?
To facilitate entrance into the festival this year, backpacks, large bags, coolers and blankets will not be allowed. Small bags and beach towels are fine. All bags will be subject to a discretionary search.
When do the gates open?
Gates for the festival will open at 10 am. Festival attendees are encouraged to be vigilant and to report any incidents or suspicious activity to security staff on site at the event.
Can I bring my own food and water?
To facilitate entrance into the festival this year, large bags and coolers will not be allowed into the festival area. Food and sealed water bottles are allowed into the festival. Bottles that have been opened will not be allowed onto the festival site. There will be many vendors onsite along with the DCR concession stand. There will also be a hydration center on site where you can fill reusable bottles with water at no charge.