Events

Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Events in Boston 2017

Free music, movies, and fitness. The best outdoor dining in town. Can’t-miss New England attractions. Here’s everything you need to keep busy (or stay lazy) this summer.
summer events boston 2017

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Another hot, sweaty summer is upon us. For some, that means vacationing on the Cape. For others, brunch al fresco on a swanky roof deck. Whatever your bliss, we’ve got you covered. The following are more than a dozen lists, guides, and lineups adding up to hundreds of activities slated for this summer. Most of them are free, and many are family-friendly. Mark your calendars and bookmark this page to revisit for impromptu adventures all summer long. We’ll also share reminders all season long on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

summer events boston 2017

summer events boston 2017

FRI-YAY!
85 Free Fun Fridays via Highland Street
8 sites every week, 10 weeks.

summer events boston 2017

STREAMING LIVE
Concerts in the Courtyard at the BPL
Free, Wednesdays & Fridays.

summer events boston 2017

MUSIC & MOVIES
Summer in the City at Boston Harbor Hotel
Free, Tuesdays-Fridays.

summer events boston 2017

FREE FLICKS
42 Free Outdoor Movies
Beauty and the BeastGet Out, and more.

summer events boston 2017

OOH, CLASSY
Concerts in the Courtyard at the MFA
$30, Wednesdays.

summer events boston 2017

THIRSTY THURSDAYS
Boston Calling Block Parties
Free live music, cash bar.

summer events boston 2017

ENCORE!
Free Boston Landmarks Orchestra Concerts
Hump days at the Hatch.

summer events boston 2017

ON THE WATER
Events at the ICA
Harborwalk Sounds, DJ nights, and more.

summer events boston 2017

WORK IT OUT
All the Awesome Free Fitness, Organized
No excuses.

summer events boston 2017

Plus:

summer events boston 2017

FRESH AIR
55 Amazing New England Hikes
From Milton to Maine.

summer events boston 2017

FOOD & DRINK
52 Best Outdoor Dining Spots
Roof decks, gardens, etc.

summer events boston 2017

INLAND
The 15 Best Lakes, Rivers, and More
Make a splash!

summer events boston 2017

More:

summer events boston 2017

SAND & SURF
100 Awesome Beaches
Find your perfect beach.

 
 
 

summer events boston 2017

DO GO CHASING…
21 Amazing New England Waterfalls
What city?

summer events boston 2017

LOUNGE
Luxury Pools
Give your summer a dose of swank.

 
 
 

summer events boston 2017

QUICKIES
10 Surefire Day Trips
Solid ways to spend a day.

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Yiqing Shao Yiqing Shao, Digital Editor at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+yshao@gmail.com


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