Boston loves to host BIG events!

Each year Boston is host to many special events - there's truly something for everyone, whether you are a sports enthusiast, patriotic reveler, history buff, or a gastronomic foodie.

On Patriots Day, the 3rd Monday in April, every year, Boston hosts the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the country, The Boston Marathon.   In October, the Charles River is host to the Head of the Charles Regatta®. Rowers from around the world descend on the Boston area to compete in this two-day rowing event.

Annual Events

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Head Of the Charles The Head of the Charles Regatta has brought thousands of rowers each year to the...
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...
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First Night First Day Artists, sculptors, parade-goers, pyro-technicians, musicians, performers,...
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Boston Marathon The Boston Marathon runs annually on Patriots Day, the 3rd Monday of April
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Boston Pride Festival Boston Pride, each June includes events and activities to achieve inclusivity,...
Harborfest Red Coats
Boston Harborfest Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the...

Big Holidays!

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St. Patrick's Day Colorful floats, music and Irish good cheer await you at the annual Boston St....
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Patriots' Day Celebrate Patriots' Day in Boston - a festival commemorating the anniversary of...
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4th of July Explore events offered during the 4th of July in Boston, including concerts,...

Foodies are salivating for the bi-annual Dine Out Boston®, held in March and August.  While others await the annual Boston Wine Festival and Wine Expo happening during the winter months.

Food & Wine Events

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Boston Wine Festival Boston Harbor Hotel - January -April
Boston Wine Expo
Boston Wine Expo Great wines from around the world, amazing food from Boston's best restaurants and...
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Dine Out Boston Sample area restaurants at special prices in March and August

Summer gets going with the Boston Pride Festival for the LGBT community while other anxiously await Harborfest, in honor of the country's birthday and the annual Fourth of July events. 

And don't forget Boston's Irish heritage - St. Patrick's Day is an experience not to be missed. 

These are just some of the many special events in the Boston area. Check often for information on these and more annual and one time events.