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

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...
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,...
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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...

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

A Taste of Greece Festival
Sep 22 - 23
A Taste of Greece Festival comes to Saint Nicholas Church in Lexington September...
Brews For Books
Sep 22
The Friends of the Malden Public Library are excited to invite you to the first...
City Winery Tours & Tasting
Sep 22
Come explore the winery and sample the latest wine fresh from the barrel. City...
DBco Oktoberfest
Sep 22
Join Dorchester Brewing Company to celebrate the official Oktoberfest Kick-Off with...
Dealmoon Night Market at Chestnut Hill
Sep 22
Dealmoon brings you this unique experience of Asian street food culture on August...
Hands-on Cooking Classes and Wine Tastings
Sep 22
Get your chef's hat on and come join us at Eataly for daily cooking classes and wine...
Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Class: Apple Bread Pudding
Sep 22
Join us in The KITCHEN for a series of cooking classes for kids ages 6-12 to learn...
Night Shift Oktoberfest
Sep 22
Got stein on your mind? Well so does Night Shift Brewing. They're preparing for the...
Oyster Festival
Sep 22 - Oct 10
Legal Sea Foods’ 10th annual Oyster Festival is a 4-week celebration of all things...
Pumpkin Spice Brunch
Sep 22 - 23
Fall is cool and all... but honestly, what would it be without pumpkin spice!? It's...
Samuel Adams Brewery Morning Mash In
Sep 22
Warm bread, toasted caramel, wafting pine and spritzed lemon. Nothing like the smell...
The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show
Sep 22 - Dec 29
The Dinner Detective is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner...
Blues on Sundays
Sep 23
The Beehive’s Sunday night Blues series features a core band of legendary players...
Boston's Annual Ukranian Food Fest
Sep 23
Please join us for St. Andrew's Annual Fall Parish Picnic, an enjoyable afternoon of...
Cider Sundays
Sep 23 - Oct 21
Boston, MA – September 6th, 2018 – The perfect tour for all things you...
Craft Beer Barn at SOWA Market
Sep 23 - Oct 7
Sundays during the SoWa Open Market season, the Power Station doubles as Boston's...
Gluten Free Brunch
Sep 23 - Dec 30
WHAT: Just when you thought the best meal of the week couldn’t get any better,...
Let's Talk About Food
Sep 23
The sixth Let’s Talk About Food Festival returns to Copley Square on Saturday,...
Pasta and Wine Pairing at Viale
Sep 23
Start your week off on the right foot with Viale ’s Sunday and Monday night pasta...
Sinatra in the Sky
Sep 23
Come fly with us with the most wonderful way to spend an evening at Top of the Hub...
Take it to the (Sushi) Limit at Empire
Sep 24
When it comes to Monday night sushi at Empire , the limit does not exist. The...
Trivia & Build Your Own Burger Night
Sep 24 - Dec 31
Get your thinking cap on and come HUNGRY - It's Trivia & Build Your Own Burger...
Demae to Delivery: The History of Takeout Food in Japan
Sep 25
Whether it’s a simple bowl of soba noodles or an elaborate full-course banquet, food...
Dogs & Drafts at the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
Sep 25 - Oct 9
Join us for the first summer of Dogs & Drafts at the super dog-friendly Kimpton...
Historic Pub Crawl
Sep 25
Revolutionary ideas may have come from speeches at Faneuil Hall or a meeting of the...
Paws + Pints Series
Sep 25 - Oct 16
Paws+Pints is our weekly pet-centric patio fundraising event! Bring your furry...
A Trio of Wines at TAMO
Sep 26
TAMO Bistro & Bar has the trick for getting over the hump day blues with their...
Artists for Humanity Open Studio
Sep 26
Every month, the AFH celebrate the hard work of their talented teens with the...
Burgers and Burgundy
Sep 26
Experience Boston’s best burger with a glass of Burgundy. Join us each Wednesday for...
Piano Man Sing-A-Long
Sep 26
Join us for a Paino Man Sing-A-Long every Wednesday through Friday from 5pm - 8pm at...

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.