Lilac Sunday Food Truck Festival at Arnold Arboretum

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  • May 11, 2014 - May 11, 2014
  • Location: Arnold Arboretum

Food Truck Festivals of New England is pleased to announce the dozen fan-favorite Boston food trucks vending at this year's 106th Annual Lilac Sunday celebration at Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11th. Food trucks will be serving up a variety of tacos, BBQ treats, fresh seafood, Asian fusion cuisine, and lots of vegetarian options, plus French macarons, homemade ice cream sandwiches, and much more. For one day only for this special event, picnicking in the Arboretum is allowed.

Participating trucks include:

Batch Ice Cream                                The Dining Car
Bon Me                                               Frozen Hoagies
Boston's Baddest Burger                  The Happy Taco
Cameo Macaron                                M&M BBQ Ribs
Captain Marden's Cod Squad          Mei Mei Street Kitchen
Clover Food Truck                            

The annual event showcases Boston's unique learning landscape in bloom and offers a fun outdoor environment to welcome spring and celebrate Mother's Day. In addition to the food trucks, there will also be children's activities, and ongoing tours of the Arboretum's lilac collection. The event runs from 10 AM - 3 PM and the food trucks will be vending from 11 AM - 3 PM.

Tours and event activities will take place throughout the northern portion of the Arboretum, within short walking distance of the Arborway Gate, Forest Hills Gate, Centre Street Gate, and South Street Gate. There is no admission fee at the Arboretum and Lilac Sunday is a free event, though donations and membership gifts are welcome. Dogs are welcome in the landscape but must be leashed and cleaned up after in accordance with City of Boston regulations and the comfort and safety of all visitors.

This is the first of many events that Food Truck Festivals of New England will be participating in and hosting, with weekly events and festivals to follow in Somerville, Boston, Watertown, Worcester, and more. For more information, please visit

For Lilac Sunday event information, please visit or call (617) 384-5209.

The Arnold Arboretum is located in Jamaica Plain, MA. Parking is limited; the use of public transportation is strongly suggested. The Arnold Arboretum is accessible via the Orange Line as well as the 39, 38, and 35 buses.

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