WGBH News and Media Relations


June 22, 2017

WGBH Invites Community to Two Summer Events on Saturday, July 15


WGBH FunFest offers a celebration of summer with family fun and New England ice cream vendors from 10am - 4pm;

WGBH Craft Beer Fest features New England’s best craft breweries and live music from 7 - 10pm

Volunteer opportunities available


WGBH FunFest

When: Saturday, July 15, 10am – 4pm

Where: Outdoors at WGBH (One Guest Street, Brighton)

Tickets: Individual tickets are $10 and a family four-pack is $35. Purchase tickets online at wgbh.org/events.

The WGBH FunFest, a day-long celebration with ice cream and music, returns Saturday, July 15, from 10am to 4pm at WGBH in Boston. This fun-filled community event will feature family-friendly entertainers like Ben Rudnick and Friends, Matt Heaton and Semi Good Lookin’. Kids can participate in interactive games and enjoy face painting, inflatable rides and more! Beloved PBS characters Curious George, Arthur, Clifford, Super Why and Word Girl will be there to join in the festivities. Ice cream vendors include J.P. Licks, FoMu, Friendly’s, Sub Zero and more. Guests will be able to purchase food from the Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and Karo’s BBQ food trucks.

WGBH Craft Beer Fest

When: Saturday, July 15, 7 – 10pm

Where: Outdoors at WGBH (One Guest Street, Brighton)

Tickets: WGBH members can purchase tickets for $40; non-member tickets available for $50. Purchase tickets online at wgbh.org/events.

Celebrate WGBH’s annual Craft Beer Festival with fellow beer and cider aficionados. Sample brews from breweries such as Aeronaut, Idle Hands, Bantam Cider, Ipswich Ale, Cambridge Brewing Co. and more. Then, head to the photo booth and get creative. The event will feature live entertainment from acts like The New Rockwells. Guests will be able to purchase food from the Karo’s BBQ food truck. Must be 21+ to attend.

Volunteers Needed

WGBH is recruiting volunteers to accommodate the anticipated 4,000+ attendees for both of the events. For information about specific volunteer opportunities, contact Jaime Reese by phone at 617-300-4211 or by email at jaime_reese@wgbh.org. Craft Beer Fest volunteers must be at least 21 years old.

Follow WGBH on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more information. Join the conversation with #FunFest and #WGBHBeerFest.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH also is a leader in educational multimedia, including PBS LearningMedia, and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to the 36 million Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards…even two Oscars. Find more information at www.wgbh.org.



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