Cross Cultural Boston

Boston is a welcoming city that embraces world cultures and visitors of all backgrounds.  Explore our many events, festivals, exhibitions, sightseeing trails and more!

Events

Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century
Jul 19 - Dec 31
Picturing Frederick Douglass, the first major exhibition of photographs of the famed...
Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Eguie Castrillo y Orquesta Mar del Norte
Jul 19
Eguie Castrillo, a Grammy Award winner and percussionist, and his salsa orchestra...
11th Annual Caliente! Latin Music Festival
Jul 21
Caliente! returns to City Hall for its 11th year, celebrating Latin music, art, and...
Cultural Survival Bazaar in Newburyport MA
Jul 21 - 22
This free admission, family-friendly festival features art, crafts and other...
Festival Betances
Jul 21 - 22
A staple in New England’s summer events scene, this 2-day long celebration of...
Salsa in the Park @metamovements
Jul 23 - Aug 27
6pm for free Salsa lessons by MetaMovements followed by social dancing, performances...
Spanish for Lunch @FaneuilHall
Jul 23 - Oct 8
Free open-level Spanish conversation practice. Bring your lunch and come pick up...
Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Alea
Jul 26
Colombian artist Alea is a progressive and pioneering artist whose music arrests you...
Puerto Rican Festival
Jul 27 - 29
Three great days of non-stop music, festivities, and food. Artists from all over...
St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast
Aug 2 - 5
Each year for the past 102 years this group of devoted people come together to renew...
Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Gregorio Uribe
Aug 2
Inspired by the rich musical rhythms of his native Colombia, Gregorio Uribe will...
Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series: Cloud Tectonics Performance
Aug 8
Experience Cloud Tectonics a humorous time-bending love story written by Academy...
Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Lizje Sarria
Aug 9
Colombian performer Lizje Sarria is a versatile composer, arranger, and solo artist...
Madonna Della Cava Feast
Aug 10 - 12
At the beginning of the 20th century, a huge wave of Italian immigrants came to the...
18th Annual GospelFest
Aug 12
GospelFest is New England’s largest Gospel music celebration and is free and open to...
August Moon Festival
Aug 13
Enjoy Vendor booths, Chinese Dough Art, Chinese Opera, Childrens Chinese folk dance,...
Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series: ACT Performance
Aug 15
Help us break down the walls in Jamaica Plain with our Accion Community Theatre...
Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca
Aug 16 - 19
The Fisherman's Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910 and is based...
2018 Quincy August Moon Festival
Aug 19
Come join Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. and the presenting sponsor South Cove...
Saint Anthony's Feast
Aug 23 - 26
Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in...
St. Lucy's Feast
Aug 23
Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in...
Feast of Santa Lucia
Aug 24 - 25
The Saint Lucy Society of Boston is a chartered non-profit, religious organization...
St. Lucy's Feast
Aug 24 - 26
Begun in 1919, by Italian immigrants from the small town of Montefalcione in...
Boston Jazz Fest
Aug 25
We welcome you to the 8th year of this FREE ground-breaking festival featuring the...
Caribbean Parade
Aug 25
March down MLK Boulevard in the Trinidad style Parade!
Boston Night Market
Sep 8
Delicious IG-worthy food? Games and cool raffle prizes? Lights that will ignite the...
Cambridge Carnival
Sep 9
Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 3...
Caribbean Rum & Food Festival
Sep 15
Art is in the mix at the 2nd staging of the “Caribbean Rum & Food Festival”....
Hamilton
Sep 18 - Nov 18
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail,...
Wet: A DACAmentedJourney
Nov 9 - 25
WET: A DACAmented Journey is a true story of what it means to be an American in...
American Moor
Apr 11 - 21, 2019
As an African-American actor auditions for Othello he is met with four hundred years...
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May 2 - 5, 2019
Poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s love of soccer is a heritage story. As a child...

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Where to Eat

Besito Mexican Restaurant - Burlington Besito, translated as little kiss, strives to delight guests with the warmth of a...
Besito Mexican Restaurant - Chestnut Hill Besito, translated as little kiss, strives to delight guests with the warmth of a...
Blue Dragon Ming's Tsai's Asian gastropub. Located in the heart of Fort Point Channel, Blue...
Empire Operated by the award-winning Big Night Entertainment Group, Empire is a...
Estragon Estragon Tapas Bar is inspired by the supper clubs and salons of 1930 Madrid....
Fuji - The Outlets at Assembly Row Upscale Sushi & Chinese Restaurant
Gourmet India - Faneuil Hall Marketplace Specializes in authentic North Indian cuisine of the highest quality; only the best...
Happy Lamb Hot Pot A traditional Inner Mongolia dish served in a metal pot, hot pot is the centerpiece...
Kika Tapas A modern Spanish-tapas restaurant
Koy Restaurant Koy, in bustling downtown Boston, is located next to the historic Faneuil hall...
La Casa de Pedro Tapas and Ceviche Bar La Casa de Pedro is a high-spirited, fun and familial dining destination for fine...
LoLa 42 Boston LoLa stands for longitude latitude and the number represents the parallel that each...
MATADORA Restaurant at the Hilton Boston Woburn Within a dramatic setting, Matadora blends tailored tapas with classic staples and...
Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar - Faneuil Hall Marketplace Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar is Boston's premier authentic Mexican restaurant located...
Oishii Boston Award-winning sushi and signature cocktails with a pioneering sake list set in a...
Osaka Japanese Sushi & Steak House Osaka is the only Japanese Steak House (Hibachi restaurant) in Brookline / Boston....
PABU A modern izakaya + sushi bar by Chefs Michale Mina and Ken Tominaga, PABU presents a...
Publico Street Bistro & Garden Latin inspired neighborhood bistro seving worldly, creative cuisine + cocktails....
Q Restaurant A modern, contemporary Asian fusion restaurant serving a combination of Chinese,...
Red Lantern Restaurant and Lounge Red Lantern offers sophisticated space, superb cuisine and attentive staff to make...
Rosa Mexicano Serving authentic, regionally-inspired Mexican cuisine since 1984. Don’t miss our...
Sabroso Taqueria - The Outlets at Assembly Row Boston's answer to tasty burritos!
Solea Restaurant & Tapas Bar Savor the experience of a different time and place while sipping sangria at the bar...
Sumiao Hunan Kitchen Contemporary Chinese restaurant, bar, and patio introducing authentic Hunan cuisine...
Sumiao Hunan Kitchen Contemporary Chinese restaurant and bar introducing authentic Hunan cuisine in...
Tiger Mama Tiger Mama is owned by James Beard Award nominated chef, Food Network personality...
Totto Ramen - The Outlets at Assembly Row Laid-back Japanese noodle house offers a simple menu of ramen plus toppings such as...
Ueno Sushi- Faneuil Hall Marketplace Fresh sushi, makimono. Bubble tea and udon noodle soup.
Uni Restaurant - Eliot Hotel Uni, the intimate subterranean sashimi bar at the Eliot Hotel has been transformed...
Wagamama - Faneuil Hall Wagamama is an award winning asian noodle restaurant with over 85 restaurants...
wagamama - Prudential Center Popular Japanese-inspired restaurant, wagamama, offers diners a varied seasonal...
Zuma's Tex Mex Cafe- Faneuil Hall Marketplace Put some south in your mouth at the best little cantina this side of El Paso. Savor...

Museums / Attractions

Museum of African American History
Museum of African American History New England's largest African American history museum with four national historic...
MFA-flowers
Museum of Fine Arts One of the world's great art museums with masterpieces from around the world and...
Faneuil Hall Freedom Trail Tours
Freedom Trail With a Tour Guide or Self-Guided
Hibernian Hall
Hibernian Hall Hibernian Hall features music, dance, and theater – reflecting the diversity of...
ICA Boston
Institute of Contemporary Art The ICA offers a robust variety of exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours,...