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.

There’s no better way to usher in the New Year than doing so with First Night/First Day - a Boston tradition for over 40 years! The party begins with the People’s Procession with ice sculptures, light displays, arts and musical performances, fireworks, and the "Copley Countdown" light show and pyrotechnics in Copley Square. The fun continues on January 1 with special family events from 11am - 2pm. 

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

 

Annual Events

Harborfest Red Coats
Boston Harborfest Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the...
Chefs at Boston Seafood Festival
Boston Seafood Festival 8/5/18 on Fish Pier: sensational seafood tastings, clambakes and chef demos,...
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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...
First Night Boston
First Night First Day Artists, sculptors, parade-goers, pyro-technicians, musicians, performers,...
marathon spectator policies crowd of runners
Boston Marathon The Boston Marathon runs annually on Patriots Day, the 3rd Monday of April
ArtWeek
ArtWeek Held in late April, this award-winning festival features hundreds of unique &...
Boston Calling Festival
Boston Calling The eclectic festival debuted in 2013 and has welcomed performances by more than 100...
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Boston Pride Festival Boston Pride, each June includes events and activities to achieve inclusivity,...

Big Holidays!

July 4th in Boston
4th of July Explore events offered during the 4th of July in Boston, including parades,...
st patricks day
St. Patrick's Day Colorful floats, music and Irish good cheer await you at the annual Boston St....
history day reenactment
Patriots' Day View parades and events that commemorate the anniversary of the Battles of...

Everyone in Boston is Irish on St. Patrick's Day - an experience not to be missed. On Patriots Day, the third Monday in April, every year, Boston hosts the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the country, The Boston Marathon. Late spring brings the annual ArtWeek, an innovative festival featuring more than 200 unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process.

Food, Wine & Beer Events

Hands-on Cooking Classes and Wine Tastings
Jul 17
Get your chef's hat on and come join us at Eataly for daily cooking classes and wine...
Lobster Bake Lunch Cruise
Jul 17 - 24
Description:Enjoy a cruise of Historic Gloucester Harbor while dining on a delicious...
Nintendo Tuesdays
Jul 17 - 31
Join us on the patio for some gaming on our Nintendo 64! We’re getting nostalgic...
A Trio of Wines at TAMO
Jul 18
TAMO Bistro & Bar has the trick for getting over the hump day blues with their...
Kegger Wednesdays with Trivia
Jul 18 - Aug 1
Join us for Kegger Wednesdays with outdoor trivia all summer long! Every week, we...
Piano Man Sing-A-Long
Jul 18
Join us for a Paino Man Sing-A-Long every Wednesday through Friday from 5pm - 8pm at...
Pizza Night at A Tavola
Jul 18 - Dec 26
Join A Tavola for their weekly pizza night every Wednesday!
Social Hour
Jul 18
Join us every Wednesday in Tidemark Lounge for special cocktails and snacks from The...
Whiskey Wednesday's
Jul 18
Whiskey Wednesday's with Jim Beam & live music with Martin & Kelly starting...
Boston Calling Block Party: East Coast Soul
Jul 19
From May 10th through September 13th join us from 5-8p every Thursday in Dewey...
CASK BEER THURSDAYS
Jul 19
Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurized beer...
In the Yard: Swinging Summer Nights Concert Series with Retrovisor
Jul 19
Join Boston National Historical Park this summer for our Swinging Summer Nights...
Live, Work, Play in The Back Bay
Jul 19 - Dec 27
We're quenching your Thirsty Thursday with Back Bay's Neighborhood Night! Craft Beer...
Luau Themed Pig Roast
Jul 19
Thursday July 19th,2018 6:30-9p.m. Aloha Jerky & Charred Pineapple Sweet &...
MicroChefs: An Evening for Curious Adults
Jul 19
Wine, beer, sake, coffee, kombucha, yogurt, cheese, chocolate. Discover how our...
Salem Farmers' Market
Jul 19 - Oct 11
Every Thursday, Derby Square turns into a convenient means to purchase locally grown...
Sandbar: A Tiki Pop-Up Bar
Jul 19 - Aug 9
Get your island vibes on at Sandbar, a tiki bar pop-up at The Hotel Marlowe. Open...
Sunset Clambake Cruise
Jul 19 - Sep 6
Catch the ferry from Boston’s Long Wharf North and grab a front row seat for one of...
Sunset Dinner Cruise
Jul 19 - Aug 11
Enjoy a delicious buffet of Penne Alfredo, Baked Haddock, Carved Prime Rib, salad,...
Back In the Day At Back Bay
Jul 20
We're taking you back to the 90s in #DownBar EVERY FRIDAY at Back Bay Social! Back...

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. October finds the Charles River hosting the Head of the Charles Regatta®. Rowers from around the world descend on the Boston area to compete in this two-day rowing event.

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.