In Boston, our differences bring us together—literally. Here, music, food, sports, history, art, and the coastline cater to every conceivable summer itinerary. And it's all walkable. 

You can visit the world's oldest family-owned jazz club one night, take a sunset sail the next, and spend your days taking in the unique summer vibe of 23 neighborhoods

When it comes to summer vacations, we want different things - which makes Boston the one choice we can all agree on.

Summer Bucket List

From catching music's biggest stars to nights spent under the stars, unforgettable experiences are just a trip to Boston away. Discover your ultimate summer bucket list.

Top Events This Summer

Boston Calling 2024 May 26

Boston Calling 2024

More than 50 performances across 4 outdoor stages, the best food in Boston, 100 foot Ferris wheel, art installations, life-size…

Firelei Báez May 26

Firelei Báez

This is the first North American survey dedicated to the richly layered work of Firelei Báez (b. 1981, Dominican Republic). One of…

Memorial Day Flag Garden May 26

Memorial Day Flag Garden

Home Base and Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund invite you to help create Boston’s iconic Memorial Day Flag Garden tribute. Each…

Swan Boats in the Public Garden May 26

Swan Boats in the Public Garden

Embark on a uniquely Boston experience with a Swan Boat ride in the Public Garden. Nestled in the heart of the city, the Swan…

Trillium on the Greenway May 26

Trillium on the Greenway

We are delighted to announce that Trillium Garden on The Greenway will open for another season! Trillium’s drink offerings will be…

Boston Portuguese Festival Jun 16

Boston Portuguese Festival

The Boston Portuguese Festival is excited to return to City Hall Plaza to celebrate the Day of Portugal, Camões, and the…

Embrace Ideas Festival Jun 18

Embrace Ideas Festival

The Embrace Ideas Festival is a yearly celebration of ideas grounded in arts, culture and public scholarship. This multi-day…

Janet Jackson Jun 28

Janet Jackson

Five-time Grammy award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Janet Jackson will be performing at TD Garden on Friday, June…

BAMS Festival Jun 29

BAMS Festival

BAMS Festival is BACK – and it’s Bigger and Bolder Than Ever! Experience two days of Black joy, including some of the…

Boston Puerto Rican Festival Jul 27

Boston Puerto Rican Festival

The annual Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts will be held July 27 and 28 at Franklin Park! Come immerse yourself in our rich…

Boston Puerto Rican Parade Jul 28

Boston Puerto Rican Parade

The annual Boston Puerto Rican Parade returns on Sunday, July 28, 2024! The parade route will start at Cedar Street in Roxbury, MA…

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience Aug 02

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

Come face-to-face with an ice-breathing dragon and more fantastical creatures in a frozen mythical land. Explore ancient Egypt…

Shrek The Musical Sep 13

Shrek The Musical

Experience Shrek The Musical at Emerson Colonial Theatre from September 13-15, 2024! “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre…

Summer Favorites

Explore Boston by Boat

Embark on a dinner cruise in the harbor, celebrate on a party boat, or leisurely kayak the Charles. Find out how to experience…

Outdoor Dining in Boston

There’s something about dining al fresco – does the food really taste better? Explore Boston's best sidewalk, patio, and rooftop…

Boston Farmers Markets

There's nothing like fresh, local ingredients! Check out our list of the top 10 farmers markets to visit in Boston.

Top Picnic Spots in Boston

Summers in Boston tend to continue through early fall with the promise of outdoor adventures, blissful weather, and shared meals…

Parks in Boston

Relax on the Boston Common and Public Garden, discover the Kelleher Rose Garden in the Back Bay Fens, escape to the Boston Harbor…