Popular Events in Boston

What a welcome surprise to discover the Boston trade show you’re attending in, also coincides with one of the most popular events in Boston. Take the family along so they can share in the excitement. There is an amazing amount of learning and fun in this historic Massachusetts city, as shown by this representation of local events.

1. Boston’s North End and Waterfront Walking Tour

Travel historic Boston from downtown to the North end on a two-hour family-friendly walking tour on the Freedom Trail. Visit key locations like Quincy Hall and the Old State House and discover their part in inspiring colonists to choose a revolution against England. Legendary names like the Sons of Liberty and Paul Revere will take on new meaning as you recognize what they risked for what they considered the right choice. Spot ‘Old Ironsides’ in Boston Harbor and finish the journey near the shops and eateries at the North end.

2. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

An estimated total of one million people arrives in South Boston to attend the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Decorative floats move down the street accompanied by pipe and drum bands. The parade is held on the Sunday on or closest to March 17th. Additional activities are announced as the date gets closer.

3. Cambridge River Festival

This free festival celebrates local art in June on the East Cambridge waterfront along the banks of the Charles River. Look for activities like dance and live art. Other exhibits include theatre and music. The actual date for the Cambridge River Festival is announced as the event gets closer. Simply check the website from time to time for updates. Food and beverages are sold at the festival. Craft vendors display their work at the festival. The unique sounds of recognized musicians playing blues, jazz and gospel music at different parts of the event keep the enjoyment level high. Family participation is encouraged through art-making activities. This happening is an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in art at its best. You’ll feel as if you’re at a convention.

4. Boston Harborfest

The popularity of the Boston Harborfest is demonstrated by the number of years it’s been going. The event is approaching its 37th year! The Fourth of July family-friendly fest is a huge affair featuring an opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall and Beacon Hill walking tours. Boat tours and historical reenactments are as popular as the live entertainment. A sunset clambake is available as well as scavenger hunts and tutorials about life in colonial Boston.

5. Boston Seafood Festival

Usually held in August, the Boston Seafood Festival is looking forward to its 7th annual festival in 2018. The 2017 event, hosted by Boston Fisheries Foundation, took place at the Boston Fish Pier. It’s regarded as an opportunity to share the maritime heritage of Boston through activities like chef demonstrations and family fun. The main activity is all about seafood, including clambakes and seafood tastings.

So many additional activities are offered to Boston locals and visitors throughout the year. The ones listed here are just the tip of the iceberg. It’s a wonderful way to show the amazing face of Boston and its history.