With spring in full swing and summer on the horizon, May in Boston offers an exciting mix of outdoor adventures, festive occasions, and holiday celebrations! Grab some friends and enjoy a cold one under the sun at one of Boston’s recently opened outdoor beer gardens. Shop artisanal goods and more at an outdoor open market, such as the Seaport x Black Owned Bos. or the SoWa + Arts markets. Enjoy live performances, various cultural cuisines, artisan booths and more at the Mayfair in Harvard Square! Get the family together and kick off the beach season at the Revere Beach Kite Festival. Speaking of family, Boston is brimming with tons of family friendly events this month, including the ultimate Springtime bloom experience: Lilac Sunday at the Arboretum and the Duckling Day parade in Downtown. Boston’s calling – are you going to answer? Attend this year’s Boston Calling music festival and experience some of Boston’s best food, enjoy over 50 performances across four stages, and so much more! Check out the top events in Boston happening in May below.

Top Events in May

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Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Outdoor Market Jun 23

From gifts and apparel to packaged foods and beauty & skincare products, the Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market will offer something for everyone as it raises awareness for and support of Black entrepreneurship. Visit Black Owned Bos. on Seaport Common from 12:00pm-6:00pm on…

SOWA Open Market Jun 02

The SoWa Open Market is one of the largest open-air farmer and artist markets in Boston. With a variety of regional and local vendors, plus food + beverage trucks, nestled among artist studios, galleries, and retail shops on the pedestrian-only Thayer Street, the SoWa (South of…

Come From Away May 30

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America! The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in…

Can't Miss Spring Activities

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Outdoor Dining in Boston

There’s something about dining al fresco – does the food really taste better? Or are we just so happy to be outside in the warm air? Regardless, sidewalk, patio, and rooftop dining beckons…

Plan Your Spring Getaway

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