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

Hurling Classic
Fenway Hurling Classic This event will feature the most competitive hurling rivals from Ireland.
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,...
Dine OUt Boston food
Dine Out Boston March Bi annual Restaurant Week held in March and August. An opportunity to get out and...
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,...
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 Sensational seafood tastings, clambakes and chef demos, educational events, and...
Dine Out Boston
Dine Out Boston August Bi annual Restaurant Week held in March and August. An opportunity to get out and...
Hubweek
Hubweek A collaborative, multi day innovation festival.
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Head Of the Charles The Head of the Charles Regatta has brought thousands of rowers each year to the...

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

City Winery Tours & Tasting
Nov 20
Come explore the winery and sample the latest wine fresh from the barrel. City...
Hands-on Cooking Classes and Wine Tastings
Nov 20
Get your chef's hat on and come join us at Eataly for daily cooking classes and wine...
Historic Pub Crawl
Nov 20
Revolutionary ideas may have come from speeches at Faneuil Hall or a meeting of the...
Samuel Adams Brewery Morning Mash In
Nov 20
Warm bread, toasted caramel, wafting pine and spritzed lemon. Nothing like the smell...
Terramia Celebrating 25 Years in Boston’s North End
Nov 20 - Dec 31
First (Choice of) Frittelle di Aragosta Larry’s fresh Maine lobster fritters, crispy...
Tuesday Night Wine Dinners at Talulla
Nov 20 - 27
Enjoy a four course meal with paired wines for only $60 at Talulla every Tuesday!...
A Trio of Wines at TAMO
Nov 21
TAMO Bistro & Bar has the trick for getting over the hump day blues with their...
Burgers and Burgundy
Nov 21
Experience Boston’s best burger with a glass of Burgundy. Join us each Wednesday for...
Pizza Night at A Tavola
Nov 21 - Dec 26
Join A Tavola for their weekly pizza night every Wednesday!
Social Hour
Nov 21
Join us every Wednesday in Tidemark Lounge for special cocktails and snacks from The...
Whiskey Wednesday's
Nov 21
Whiskey Wednesday's with Jim Beam & live music with Martin & Kelly starting...
CASK BEER THURSDAYS
Nov 22
Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurized beer...
Live, Work, Play in The Back Bay
Nov 22 - Dec 27
We're quenching your Thirsty Thursday with Back Bay's Neighborhood Night! Craft Beer...
Giving Tea Hosted by First Lady Lauren Baker
Nov 24 - Dec 16
Celebrate the season by giving. Join us in giving joy to deserving children across...
Taza Trade-In on Small Business Saturday
Nov 24
Big Chocolate has you fooled. For years, they’ve been processing the character out...
The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show
Nov 24 - Dec 29
The Dinner Detective is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner...
Pasta and Wine Pairing at Viale
Nov 25
Start your week off on the right foot with Viale ’s Sunday and Monday night pasta...
Take it to the (Sushi) Limit at Empire
Nov 26
When it comes to Monday night sushi at Empire , the limit does not exist. The...
Trivia & Build Your Own Burger Night
Nov 26 - Dec 31
Get your thinking cap on and come HUNGRY - It's Trivia & Build Your Own Burger...
Ten Restaurants That Changed America
Nov 29
In his book Ten Restaurants That Changed America, Yale history professor Paul...
Wine & Dine: "Never Trust a Thin Cook" with Eric Dregni
Nov 29
"I simply want to live in the place with the best food in the world." This dream led...
Sip & Savor: Holiday Wines on a Budget
Nov 30
The holiday season can get expensive, but there’s no need to shell out serious cash...
Everyone Loves Latkes Party: Harvard Square
Dec 1
Celebrate Hanukkah with potato pancakes at the Everyone Loves Latkes Party at 31...
Lenox Hotel Mercantile Holiday Pop-Up
Dec 1
Join The Lenox Hotel from 10:30am - 2:30pm on Saturday 12/1, as their local partners...
Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
Dec 1
Wear your tackiest sweater to the Boston Ugly Sweater Crawl, which begins at 12:00...
Brews and Clues Boston
Dec 5
Brews and Clues is a one-of-a-kind, self-guided walking tour that helps you explore...
Gingerbread Houses for Grown-Ups!
Dec 11
During the holiday season, everyone is a kid at heart, and this year The Fairmont...
IPA Fest
Dec 15
BeerAdvocate is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our first IPA Fest on...
Holiday Bacchanal Dinner
Dec 19
Fairmont Copley Plaza will again host Boston's most luxurious affair of the season....
Mixology Class with Bully Boy Distillers
Dec 21
Learn how to create craft cocktails using local spirits made right here in New...

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.