Free Festivals

All year long, Boston features many free celebrations and cross cultural festivals. We're constantly updating this list of free events, so check back often.

Pictured above:  ArtWeek, an annual creative festival featuring hundreds of creative experiences that are participatory, interactive, or offer behind-the-scenes access to the creative process. ArtWeek is held annually starting in late April.

 

Kendall Square Ice Skating
Jan 19 - Mar 20
Learn to ice-skate in Kendall Square! The Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square is...
Remember Abigail
Jan 19 - Nov 30
Abigail Adams captured the hearts of succeeding generations when she urged her...
Plymouth Thanksgiving Day Parade
Jan 24
Thanksgiving Day Parade – Plymouth, MA Bring the entire family to the...
11th Annual Taste of Chocolate Weekend
Jan 25 - 27
Harvard Square establishments pull out all the stops to celebrate all things...
Malden Annual Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan 26
The Chinese Culure Connection presents: the Malden Annual Lunar New Year Celebration...
11th Annual “Some Like It Hot” Chili Cook Off
Feb 2
The illustrious 11th Annual “Some Like it Hot” Chili Cook-off returns to Harvard...
Hero's Night- A night to celebrate our First Responders
Feb 21
Hero's Night- A night to Celebrate our first responders! Are you a first responder?...
Patriots Day Parade Boston: Paul Revere Ride
Apr 15
Patriot’s Day Celebrate Events Leading to the American Revolution Honoring the first...
Waltham Mount Feake Cemetery Wreath Laying Cermony Congressional Medal of Honor
May 24
Mount Feake Cemetery Wreath Laying Honoring Major George H. Maynard Congressional...
June Day Parade
Jun 3
Bring the family to the largest military parade on the East Coast! Each year on the...
June Day Parade & Drum Head Election Ceremony
Jun 3
June Day – First Monday in June Election of Officers & Sergeants of the...
Cambridge Jazz Festival
Jul 28
The Cambridge Jazz Festival was born through the combined talents and efforts of...
Boston Jazz Fest
Aug 30 - 31
Thanks to all for the support, and donations received from our sponsors, and/or...
Plymouth Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 28
Thanksgiving Day Parade – Plymouth, MA Bring the entire family to the...
First Muster, Salem First Muster
Apr 11, 2020
FIRST MUSTER - SALEM MUSTER Parade and Ceremony Salem, MA One of the most exciting...
Patriots Day Parade Boston: Paul Revere Ride
Apr 20, 2020
Patriot’s Day Celebrate Events Leading to the American Revolution Honoring the first...
Waltham Mount Feake Cemetery Wreath Laying Cermony Congressional Medal of Honor
May 20, 2020
Mount Feake Cemetery Wreath Laying Honoring Major George H. Maynard Congressional...
June Day Parade
Jun 1, 2020
Bring the family to the largest military parade on the East Coast! Each year on the...
June Day Parade & Drum Head Election Ceremony
Jun 1, 2020
June Day – First Monday in June Election of Officers & Sergeants of the...
Plymouth Thanksgiving Day Parade
Nov 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Parade – Plymouth, MA Bring the entire family to the...