Boston is a great city, with a lot going on! There’s great shopping, tasty seafood, live music, and exciting sports events going on all year round. Events in Boston have something for everyone. If you’re new and wondering where the action is, allow us to be your guide. Here are 8 events in Boston that you can’t miss out on!
1. Red Sox Game
Before you ever heard about Boston, you heard about the baseball team known as the Red Sox. Growing up a Yankees fan, the only team we ever heard being a deserving rival was the Red Sox. Located in Fenway, the Red sox have a home stadium that hosts tons of people every year. If you’re not a sports fan, we get it, watching sports on tv can be dull. But going to an actual game is a whole different animal. When you arrive, you’ll be able to feel the excitement and sometimes the rivalry too. Sporting events in Boston are known for having some of the most loyal fans and that creates heightened emotions for every little thing that happens on the field.
2. Bruins Game
Sports on ice! We’ve always marveled at the level of skill involved in ice sports. Not only do you have to be amazing at controlling your every move on ice but you also have to be a great hockey player! Watching a hockey game takes sporting events in Boston to the next level. Not to mention Bruins fans are some of the most intense fans you’ll ever meet. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about bad mouthing their team, we won’t be covering your hospital bill. What’s also really fun is that if you go to a Bruins game near a holiday, they’ll have special themes going on based around that holiday. Don’t forget! There are tons of places to get snack once you’ve had a few too many “beahs”.
Hempfest is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a festival that celebrates everything involved with marijuana. Weed is legal in Boston so don’t freak out! Every year Hempfest has a 3-day festival to celebrate the beautiful bud and it is jam-packed with food vendors, live music, and merchandise. Some years, celebrity guests make appearances! But it’s not all fun and games. Hempfest is also an educational event. Some stands set up educational powerpoint so the people can learn about the country’s most misunderstood plant. Hempfest is one of the events in Boston that you can’t miss out on.
4. Boston Calling
Coachella who? If you’re on the wrong side of the country, just getting to music festivals can be a big pain and cost a lot of money. Not to mention, Coachella has blown up with nothing but social media influencers going to get their next week’s worth of content. If you’re looking for unspoiled events in Boston, try Boston Calling. It’s an annual music festival that has featured really big names in music like Eminem, Bryson Tiller, Travis Scott, Khalid, Stormzy and the list goes on and on. With such great entertainment, who needs to get on the plane and fly across the country? Save a couple hundred bucks and go to Boston Calling. You won’t regret it.
5. Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Ah, Saint Patrick’s day. Sure, it’s a national holiday but no one really does it quite like Boston. First, the Saint Patrick’s day parade always has a great turnout! Tons of people gather to watch floats go by and to get beads thrown at them while beautiful bagpipes and drums play. It’s amazing to see the traditional dress. Second, A lot of people use this day as an excuse to get drunk all day and wear green. And we have absolutely no problem with that! Saint Patrick’s day events in Boston are home to some of the best pub crawls in the country. With a lot of Boston’s residents being of Irish descent, it’s impossible to not feel the infectious spirit and want to celebrate with your fellow neighbor.
6. Boston Marathon
If you’re an active person in Boston, one of the events in Boston you look forward to most is the Boston Marathon. Sure the event takes place in a relatively short time, but the training that goes on before the Marathon takes months! It’s really special to see people so dedicated to doing something and fulfilling their goals. The marathon race happens every year and there’s always a big turnout, rain or shine. If you plan on partaking in the race, the Boston Marathon is a great way to meet new people who have the same interests as you. Meet a new running buddy or find someone who helps you push yourself harder than you would if you were alone.
7. Dine Out Boston
Boston is widely known for its good food. It’s a city surrounded by water so naturally, the seafood’s fresh. But there’s more to Boston’s food scene than “clam chowdah”. Dine Out Boston is an annual event that spans across a couple of days. It’s one of the events in Boston that promotes some of the finest dining but at a fraction of the price. It’s a chance to try that new restaurant you’ve been meaning to get to or a great way to get your favorites at a discounted price. And if you don’t like it, you didn’t pay for the full price. It’s like a restaurant buffet. You get to sample a little bit of everything and find out what you like!
8. 4th of July
Celebrating the fourth of July in one of the most historical places is one of the events in Boston that shouldn’t be overlooked. The fourth of July is about celebrating history and what better place to do that than in the place where so much of that history has happened. Boston has amazing Fireworks, It’s a light show that spans an hour at the very least. The finale has some of the biggest and most intricate fireworks we’ve ever seen. The fireworks were bright and gorgeously displayed right over the harbor. There’s also a parade with traditional dress, music and fun activities. There’s a concert too. This year (2019) the concert headlined Queen Latifah!