City Festivals

City festivals greatly enhance our homeschooling. Their sheer variety and abundance create many learning opportunities for city homeschoolers.

This weekend, for instance, our city hosted a food festival on the banks of the Charles River, complete with cooking demonstrations by well-known local chefs; kiosks with information on everything from beekeeping, to canning, to city farming; and, of course, lots of yummy food to taste along the way.

The goal of this festival was to highlight healthy eating and sustainable agriculture, but each city festival has its own focus and associated learning opportunities. In our city alone, we could create a robust multi-disciplinary curriculum centered around the arts and sciences using our city festivals as guideposts.

City homeschoolers are fortunate to have an enormous variety of resources available to augment their learning, and city festivals are among the most diverse and engaging of them.