Boston Annual Events

No matter when you decide to visit Boston, you will definitely have a wonderful time. The people in Boston love celebrating all types of events, so join them and live a unique experience. Boston is well known for the number of events and shows that take place in the city each year. These are spectacular events, complete with parades, music, and dancing. These draw huge crowds from all over the world. There is a Boston travel show that takes place in Boston each year.

Every year from the month of June to September there are celebrations galore to honor the Roman Catholic saints. The festivities are held in the streets of the city. There are feasts, parades, religious services, live music, games, and entertainment to mark the events. All these shows lend a colorful character to the life of the city and are enjoyed thoroughly by the locals and the tourists.


New Year’s Day

On January 1st, we invite you to witness a special annual event, the L-Street Brownies, taking place at South Boston’s Carson Beach. Join our young hearted contestants aged eighty or ninety years old, as they swim in the icy water.


Chinese New Year

In the middle of February, we invite you all to Boston’s Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

Boston Wine Festival

All wine lovers are invited to the Anthony Spinazzola Gala, a major culinary event, and to a rare wine auction, at the Boston Harbor Hotel, at Rowes Wharf.

The Museum of Afro-American History

February is the Black History Month, celebrated at the Museum of Afro-American History and the New England Conservatory of Music. The museum tells a story about courage, suffering, and I hope we are convinced you’ll find it interesting.

Ice Hockey

Several college teams will compete in the annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament, on Sundays. So if you love hockey, we will be waiting for you.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

On March 17, Bostonians celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, throughout the city. We also invite you to celebrate with us the Evacuation day, when General Washington expulsed the British troops out of Boston. The parade takes place in the month of March and is a big hit among the Irish population of the city. This is also one of the much-awaited events in the city where locals and visitors on Boston travel participate alike.


The Red Sox

In April, we invite you to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox play.

Swan Boats

Spring comes back once again with the return of the swan boats in the Boston Public Garden.

Patriot’s Day

The Patriot’s Day has celebrated the famous ride of Paul Revere from Boston’s North End to Lexington. We invite you to join us on the Monday nearest 19 of April.

Boston Marathon

Also on Patriot’s Day, we invite you to run with us from Hopkinton to the Back Bay, in a special marathon organized by the Boston Athletic Association.  Boston Maraton is one of the most prestigious and oldest marathons in the world. The show happens on the third Monday in the month of April. The race draws professional runners from all over the globe. Each year thousands of Massachusetts residents gather to cheer the runners. There are both first-time participants as well as established runners who contest the races.


Great Boston Kite Festival

The Great Boston Kite Festival takes place in the middle of May and is held at Franklin Park.

Arnold Arboretum

If you love flowers, we invite you to enter the land of beauty at the Lilac Sunday. Over 400 types of lilac in bloom offer an amazing show.


We warmly invite you to have a wonderful time at the Mother’s Day waddle, from Beacon Hill to the Public Garden Lagoon.


LBGT Pride parade and festival

This is another major event that happens in the city of Boston. It draws 400,000 participants when it happens in the month of June each year.

Boston Early Music Festival

In early June, Boston invites you to open your heart to music. The festival lasts one weekend, twice a year, and it offers splendid performances of baroque opera.

Bunker Hill Weekend

In the middle of June, all Boston residents and visitors are invited to join the parade on Bunker Hill and celebrate the battle in Charlestown.

Boston Globe Jazz Festival

The Boston Globe Jazz Festival lasts one week, and you can enjoy the special concerts at several venues.


Boston Pops Concert

Pop music moves to Boston in early July, in an amazing festival taking place at the Hatch Shell.

Fourth of July

Bostonians celebrate the 4th of July from late June to early July, at the annual Harborfest. The fireworks are simply fantastic. There is also the Boston Early Music Festival and The Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival that happens around the same time.


All food lovers are invited to taste culinary delicacies prepared by Boston’s great chefs, only at the Chowderfest.

Civil War Battle Re-enactments

During the weekend closest to the 18th of July, we invite you to Civil War Battle re-enactments, at the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial.

Lowell Folk Festival

In Late July, join the 100,000 music lovers on their way to Lowell.

Marblehead’s Race Week

If you have a nice boat, come and compete in Marblehead’s Race Week, at the end of July.


Dragon parade

In mid-August, join a fabulous parade in Chinatown, the August Mood Festival.


Cambridge River Festival

The Cambridge River Festival takes place in the middle of September, along the Charles River.

North End ‘Feasts’

Delicious Italian specialties and excellent music are waiting for you at the North End Feasts.


Columbus Day Parade

The Columbus Day Parade takes place in early October, stars in East Boston and ends in the North End.

Massachusetts Cranberry Harvest Festival

In Plymouth and South Carver’s Edaville Cranberry Bog, Bostonians celebrate the Columbus Day weekend, the Massachusetts Cranberry Harvest Festival and the Topsfield Fair, the oldest county fair in the United States.

In October we also invite you to baseball, as the Bruins and the Celtics start a new season.


Pilgrim’s Stroll

We invite you to join today’s pilgrims on a walk through Plymouth, the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker

Boston’s Ballet invites you to amazing performances from late November to early January.


December Lights

Boston gets ready for Christmas and dresses up the trees in thousands of lights. If you wish to see a splendid show of light, come to the Prudential Center.

Newbury Street Holiday Stroll

Fine music and delicious food are waiting for you at the Newbury Street Holiday Stroll.

Boston Tea Party Re-enactment

In the middle of December, we invite you to the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum and the Harvard’s Sanders Theater to celebrate the Boston Tea Party.

Holiday Celebrations

Boston has prepared a wide range of concerts, dance and folk play from all around the world, at the Faneuil Hall and other venues.

New Year’s Eve

Celebrate with us the New Year’s Eve and get ready for a new and better year. Boston’s fireworks will light your way.

First night festival

Boston is also one of the major cities to conduct the First Night festival. This takes place in New Year Eve. It is one of the most important arts and activity festivals that attract more than 1.5 million people from all over the world. The festival began in 1976 and has since then been emulated in a host of other cities all across the world.

Special Events

The city of Boston shares many of its cultures with greater New England. The city has a strong sense of its cultural identity, much of it originating at its universities. Boston has wonderful tourist spots for Boston travel tourism. It has several theatres and performing arts centers where major annual events take place.

Boston events include several events such as First Night on the New Year’s Eve, Arts festival, summer feasts taking place during the Fourth of July and Boston Pops concert accompanied by fireworks in the night sky.

First Night is a cultural celebration of the Boston events celebrated on New Year’s Eve. The event is celebrated with music, dance, art and plenty of food and fireworks. Taking place from noon till midnight people celebrate the festival and enjoy the community’s local culture.

A group of local artists and bands create Bright night providence, a celebration that is based on the belief, idea, and spirit of First Night. It began as an important part of the Boston events in 1976, soon spreading out to the surrounding communities.

Another important festival of the Boston events is the Art Festival which is also considered as the annual event. The festival reflects Boston’s studio program showcasing the visual and performing arts.

The event Attracts many Boston travel visitors worldwide at the banks of Boston Harbor, where various artists and craftsmen exhibit a wide variety of art and craftwork, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture.

Boston also celebrates the Fourth of July as an important annual event. The city lights up with fireworks and music and Boston Pops playing in the background. A week-long harbor fest festival is celebrated on the banks of Charles River. Boston events are not complete without playing Boston music. The city is also known as the birthplace of a genre of music.

The city also celebrates many sports events such as football, baseball, and hockey, with ice hockey being the main event during the winters. A number of water sports are also enjoyed by the people of Boston as Boston events. The city has a number of sports arena and stadium to host major professional sports.

Boston marathon is one of the most famous sporting events in the city. It is the world’s oldest marathon and is quite popular and very heavily attended by sportsmen all around the world. Another major event that is held in the city of Boston is the Head of the Charles Regatta rowing competition on the bank of Charles River.