With its rich culture and perfect New England weather, Boston comes alive during the summer with a line-up of events, festivals, street markets, and experiences. From outdoor concerts on the Charles River to whale watching tours and harbor cruises, Boston is your perfect summer destination.
Experience Boston Harborfest
Celebrate Boston's colonial history during Boston Harborfest in July. Participate in more than 200 events throughout the Independence Day weekend happening in Boston's historic downtown, waterfront districts, Faneuil Hall, and the City Hall Plaza. Enjoy exciting events, historic reenactments, live music, entertainment, and special Freedom Trail tours.
Join a Whale Watching Tour
July is the perfect month to experience a whale watching cruise on Boston Harbor. Hop on a whale watching tour from Long Wharf near the New England Aquarium and see these giant mammals in the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, and marine creatures. Spot humpbacks, finbacks and minkes as naturalists share knowledge and answer your questions about these magnificent mammals.
Free Summer Concerts at the Hatch Shell
Enjoy free summer concerts at the Hatch Shell along the Charles River Esplanade throughout July and August. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the tradition of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra performing every Wednesday event starting around 7:00 p.m. Relax and enjoy live symphony music along the banks of the scenic Charles River.
Experience Open Newbury Street
Happening throughout the summer, Open Newbury is a fun way to shop, dine, and experience Newbury Street, Boston's most fashionable destination. Explore new restaurants, local boutiques, international brands and Newbury Street gems on July 8, August 12, and September 9. Hear the sounds of local musicians, play an outdoor game, or stroll through the festive atmosphere of Open Newbury Street, a treasured place in the heart of Boston. From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., pedestrians can walk freely along Newbury Street, from Arlington Street to Massachusetts Avenue, with no cars.
Free Shakespeare on the Common
Experience live outdoor performances of Much Ado About Nothing from the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company at Boston Common. Enjoy free Shakespeare on the Common, held July 20 – August 7. Experience one of Shakespeare's most significant plays in the historic and beautiful setting of Boston Common this summer.
Attend the International Sand Sculpting Festival
Enjoy a summer weekend at Boston's Revere Beach for the International Sand Sculpting Festival - one of the largest sand sculpting festivals in the world. See beautiful sand sculptures designed by world-class sculptors or join the competition and win big prize money. This free Boston event, held July 22-24, offers live entertainment, food trucks, sand sculpting lessons, and a fireworks extravaganza at America's first public beach.
Enjoy Boston's Best Summer Concerts
Boston presents many big-name concerts this summer at venues including TD Garden and Fenway Park. Check out the top summer concerts and enjoy your favorite artists throughout the month of July.
• Psychedelic Furs | July 12 | House of Blues Boston • Zac Brown Band | July 15 | Fenway Park • New Kids on the Block | July 15 & 16 | TD Garden • ZZ Top | July 22 | Leader Bank Pavilion
Plan Your July Weekend at Revere Hotel Boston Common
Enjoy New England's perfect summer weather and exciting events with a weekend getaway to Boston. From summer concerts on the Charles River to whale watching adventures, Boston is buzzing with fun things to do this month.
Located in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, Revere Hotel Boston Common puts you close to the city's best summer activities, concerts, and events. Indulge in luxurious rooms and suites within steps of Boston Common. Enjoy witty pub fare and rebellious spirits at Rebel's Guild and sip seasonal cocktails at Rooftop@Revere, the coolest rooftop bar in Boston. Plan your summer escapes with our Park & Stay Package
and Family Explorer Package