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

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...
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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
ArtWeek
ArtWeek Held in late April, this award-winning festival features hundreds of unique &...

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 View parades and events that commemorate the anniversary of the Battles of...
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4th of July Explore events offered during the 4th of July in Boston, including concerts,...

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

Back In the Day At Back Bay
May 25
We're taking you back to the 90s in #DownBar EVERY FRIDAY at Back Bay Social! Back...
Boston Harbor Spring Luncheon Cruise
May 25 - Jun 15
The 2-hour cruise aboard 1920s style vintage motor yacht Northern Lights, goes...
Dinner & A Comedy Show
May 25 - Jun 29
Hideout Comedy is every Friday (8pm) and Sunday (8pm) night! Come get a taste of the...
Lobster Fest Fridays & Saturdays
May 25
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, 5:00PM - 10:00PM Dig your claws into lobster specialties,...
Mastro's Ocean Club
May 25 - 30
A four-course Duckhorn Wine Dinner at Mastro's Oceanfront. With a ticket, guests...
Wines of Argentina
May 25 - Jun 10
Argentine wines have surged in popularity due to the exciting flavors they offer in...
The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show
May 26 - Dec 29
The Dinner Detective is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner...
Craft Beer Barn at SOWA Market
May 27 - Oct 7
Sundays during the SoWa Open Market season, the Power Station doubles as Boston's...
Pasta and Wine Pairing at Viale
May 27
Start your week off on the right foot with Viale ’s Sunday and Monday night pasta...
Sinatra in the Sky
May 27
Come fly with us with the most wonderful way to spend an evening at Top of the Hub...
Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Night Shift
May 28
EVERY MONDAY - Geeks Who Drink Trivia at the Taproom! Join us every Monday night for...
MAJOR MONDAYS
May 28
Mondays just got major at The Liberty Hotel. Join us in The Liberty Bar every Monday...
Shuckfest
May 28
Buckets of Beer and Dozens of Oysters - what could be better than that?! Join us on...
Take it to the (Sushi) Limit at Empire
May 28
When it comes to Monday night sushi at Empire , the limit does not exist. The...
Trivia & Build Your Own Burger Night
May 28 - Dec 31
Get your thinking cap on and come HUNGRY - It's Trivia & Build Your Own Burger...
A Trio of Wines at TAMO
May 30
TAMO Bistro & Bar has the trick for getting over the hump day blues with their...
Pizza Night at A Tavola
May 30 - Dec 26
Join A Tavola for their weekly pizza night every Wednesday!
Social Hour
May 30
Join us every Wednesday in Tidemark Lounge for special cocktails and snacks from The...
Whiskey Wednesday's
May 30
Whiskey Wednesday's with Jim Beam & live music with Martin & Kelly starting...
Boston Calling Block Party: NonPlussed
May 31
From May 10th through September 13th join us from 5-8p every Thursday in Dewey...

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.