Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Events in Boston 2016
My dear world-class Bostonians: 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 800-plus (mostly free, many family-friendly) individual activities to choose from this summer, both within Boston’s city limits and beyond. Whew, it’s getting hot out here. Dive on in, the water’s great…
80 Free Fun Fridays via Highland Street
8 sites every week, 10 weeks.
Concerts in the Courtyard at the BPL
Free, Wednesdays & Fridays.
MUSIC & MOVIES
Summer in the City at Boston Harbor Hotel
39 Free Outdoor Movies
Inside Out, the new Star Wars, and more.
Concerts in the Courtyard at the MFA
Boston Calling Block Parties
Free live music, cash bar.
Free Boston Landmarks Orchestra Concerts
Hump days at the Hatch.
ON THE WATER
Events at the ICA
Chef demos, Harborwalk Sounds, DJ nights, and more.
SUMMER IN SOMERVILLE
Events at Assembly Row
Live music Thursdays, free movie Saturdays, and more.
TO THE BERKSHIRES
Rock / Pop / Jazz at Tanglewood
Including Seth MacFarlane.
More Free Fitness Than You Probably Want
So. Much. Yoga.
Five Reasons to Leave the House
We pick for you (Thursdays).
55 Amazing New England Hikes
From Milton to Maine.
FOOD & DRINK
52 Best Outdoor Dining Spots
Roof decks, gardens, etc.
27 Ways to Fall in Love with New England
Our summer travel guide.
SAND & SURF
100 Awesome Beaches
Find your perfect beach.
DO GO CHASING…
21 Amazing New England Waterfalls
Give your summer a dose of swank.
10 Surefire Day Trips
Solid ways to spend a day.