Seasonal Activities

Boston and all of New England are lucky to enjoy four distinct seasons.  At BostonUSA we recognize 5 Seasons!  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and The Holidays.  Each year and each season we celebrate and host many annual events and festivals - Below are some of the most notable.

As the crocuses and daffodils appear, coats are shed, gardens are planted and duck boats appear in the river, it’s a sure sign spring has sprung.

Spring Activities

fenway park
Boston Red Sox Opening Day Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in early April is annual rite of...
LGBT Library Flags
LGBT Film Festival This annual festival showcases international, US and local film, video, and other...
St Patrick's Day Parade
Patriots' Day Commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Patriots' Day is a state holiday...
marathon spectator policies crowd of runners
Boston Marathon The Boston Marathon runs annually on Patriots Day, the 3rd Monday of April
ArtWeek Boston Spring 2017
ArtWeek Boston Features unexpected and creative experiences that are interactive or offer...
Boston Calling stage and crowd
Boston Calling The eclectic festival debuted in 2013 and has welcomed performances by more than 100...
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Boston Pride Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality,...
Cambridge River Festival
Cambridge Arts River Festival Six dynamic festival stages showcase local music, theater and dance. Community...
scooper bowl
Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl A 3 day event that dishes out 20 tons of ice cream to more than 50,000 ice cream...
Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival Teams from US and Canada compete in an engergetic race in colorful 39-foot Hong Kong...

Summer sneaks in with warmer temperatures, blue skies and outdoor festivals in every neighborhood.

Annual Summer Highlights

North End Feast
North End Feasts Boston's oldest neighborhood, the North End, plays host to feasts and processions...
Dining Couples
Summer in the City Entertainment Series at Boston Harbor Hotel, spend summer nigths with live, waterfront entertainments and...
Free Fun Fridays
Free Fun Fridays Free admission to treasured cultural venues in MA during summer months sponsored by...
Harborfest Red Coats
Boston Harborfest Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the...
Three kids 4th of July
July 4th July 4th celebrate the revolutionary history of Boston with festivities and...
Taste of Cambridge
Taste of Cambridge Sample delicious, creative healthy and award-winning cuisine from local chef's and...
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Shakespeare on the Common Free Shakespeare plays on the Boston Common occur over 2 weekes in late July and...
Revere Beach Sand Castle
Revere Beach National Sand-Sculpting Festival This free and open to the public event draws crowds from all over New England.
Chefs at Boston Seafood Festival
Boston Seafood Festival Happening in early August on Fish Pier, the festival educates on sustainable...
Boston Local Food Festival
Boston Local Food Festival On the Rose Kennedy Greenway in September, the festival is free and showcases...
Boston Greenfest
Boston Greenfest The largest multicultural environmental music festival. The goal is to inform...
Dine Out Boston
Dine Out Boston August Bi annual Restaurant Week held in March and August. An opportunity to get out and...
Golf ball on grass
Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston New England's premier PGA Tour FedExCup Playoff event held over Labor Day weekend.

As the air gets cooler and the sweaters come out, we see the tour buses arrive to take in the spectacular display of color that Mother Nature creates for a New England fall season.

Fall Activities

Boston Arts Festival
Boston Arts Festival More than 75 local artists and a dozen bands gather at Christopher Columbus Park to...
Boston Local Food Festival
Boston Local Food Festival On the Rose Kennedy Greenway in September, the festival is free and showcases...
HubWeek
Hubweek A collaborative, multi day innovation festival.
head of the charles
Head Of the Charles The Head of the Charles Regatta has brought thousands of rowers each year to the...
Boston Book Festival
Boston Book Festival The festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight,...

The arrival of the Nova Scotia gifted tree on the Boston Common indicates the holidays and winter season will be quickly upon us.  The city lights up, a little snow may fall and we move indoors to take full advantage of the outstanding theatre, arts and museums exhibits available in Boston and the surrounding area.

The Holidays

PlimothPlantation
Thanksgiving From Plimoth Plantation to Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts pays homage to our...
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Mayor's Holiday Eight-week celebration of the area’s performing arts featuring thousands of...
Boston Holiday Pops
Boston Holiday Pops A holiday season celebration with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops transforms...
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum - Annual Reenactment
Boston Tea Party Reenactment On December 16 we celebrate and re-enact the single most important event leading up...

Winter Activities

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First Night First Day Celebrate as Boston welcomes 2018 with events and performances throughout the city!
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Boston Wine Festival The nation's longest running wine and food festival. The Boston Wine Festival...
African-American Patriots Tour
Black History Month Boston celebrates with walking tours of the Black Heritage Trail, concerts,...
Boston Wine Expo
Boston Wine Expo Great wines from around the world, amazing food from Boston's best restaurants and...
Chinese New Year Gate
Chinese New Year The largest festival and celebration in Boston's chinatown, lion dances, music and...
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
St. Patrick's Day A festive occasion in one of America's most Irish cities, highlighted by the parade...
Dine Out Boston
Dine Out Boston March Bi annual Restaurant Week held in March and August. An opportunity to get out and...