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.

Winter Activities

Boston Wine Festival
Jan 22 - Mar 31
The Boston Wine Festival features an all-star lineup of intimate winemaker hosted...
Black History Month
Feb 1
Every February Boston hosts an array of events in celebration of Black History...
Chinese New Year
Jan 28
Chinese New Year in January is the largest festival and celebration in Boston’s...
Dine Out Boston
Mar 1
The GBCVB’s biannual dining special in March and August affords patrons a wonderful...
St. Patrick's Day
Mar 17
Also known as Evacuation Day in Boston, March 17 is always a festive occasion in one...

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

Red Sox Opening Day
Apr 3
In conjunction with Major League Baseball, the Red Sox today announced their 2017...
Cambridge Science Festival
Apr 14 - 23
The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, happens...
Boston LGBT Film Festival
Mar 30 - Apr 9
The Boston LGBT Film Festival occurs in early April and celebrates, displays and...
Boston Marathon
Apr 17
The Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest and most famous annual marathon, dates back...
ArtWeek Boston 2017
Apr 28 - May 7
Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek is...
Cambridge Arts River Festival
Jun 6
*2017 DATES ARE TBD* Six dynamic festival stages showcase local music, theater and...

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

Annual Summer Highlights

4th of July Weekend in Boston
Jul 1
July 4th is much more than one day in Boston - See what's going on for the whole...
Boston Harborfest 2017
Jul 1 - 4
Boston Harborfest is a 35-year-old tradition celebrating Boston’s harbor and...
Sail Boston 2017
Jun 17 - 22
Boston's history stretches beyond the land to the sea. Boston has a wealth of...
Boston Pride 2017
Jun 3 - 12
*2017 DATES ARE TBD* Boston Pride happens in early June and creates change and...

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 Local Food Festival at the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Sep 17
** 2017 DATES NOT YET CONFIRMED For one spectacular day each year, SBN transforms...
Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival
Sep 24
** 2017 DATES NOT YET CONFIRMED The Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival has become a...
Head of the Charles Regatta
Oct 21 - 22
** 2017 DATES NOT YET CONFIRMED Since its origin in 1965, the Head Of The Charles®...
Boston Book Festival
Oct 14
*****2017 DATES AND LOCATION UNCONFIRMED***** Celebrating the power of words to...

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

Boston Winter Presented by Berkshire Bank
Jan 22 - 31
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced Berkshire Bank as the official community...
Community Ice Skating
Jan 22 - Feb 28
Join us on Saturday, December 10, for our Tenth Annual Holiday on Ice celebration at...
Historic Holiday Strolls
Jan 22 - 29
The Freedom Trail® Foundation invites revelers to celebrate this holiday season on...
Skating at the Boston Frog Pond
Jan 22 - Feb 28
PRICING, HOURS & SEASON PASSES Winter Hours Mon 10:00AM-3:45PM Tue-Thu...
Winter Skate at Patriot Place
Jan 22 - Feb 28
2016-2017 RATES Adults: $8 Children (12 and under): $6 Seniors (65 and older): $6...
Harvard Square Holiday Fair
Dec 10
This is not your average craft fair - it's more like a party where you can buy...