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    Annual Events at Boston

Explore Our Favorite Boston Events

In a city as rich with culture and history as this, it is no surprise that locals and visitors alike enjoy an eclectic and vibrant collection of annual events in Boston. From tests of sheer endurance and willpower to celebrations that reflect our rich heritage and rightful place as the birthplace of America, you'll find the perfect way to experience Boston anytime you visit.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and live like a local.

Boston Marathon

Not just a marathon, this is THE iconic marathon that athletes from around the world aspire to run. Going strong since 1897, more than 30,000 runners descend on the city to test their mettle on the challenging 26.2-mile course that traverses local neighborhoods.

Patriot's Day

On the third Monday in April, Patriot's Day is the annual celebration that honors the memory of the first battle of the American Revolution. Celebrate independence with parades, reenactments and festivals here and throughout Massachusetts.

Boston Pops July 4th Fireworks

You haven't experienced Independence Day fireworks until you immerse yourself in the multi-sensory explosion of light, sound and color of Boston's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The Boston Pops provide the soundtrack to the nation's best fireworks.

Boston Wine Expo

Explore New England's largest food and wine festival with a quarter-century of history under its belt. Featuring more than 1,800 wines from 200 different wineries, along with seminars, wine tastings and delicious food, this is a can't miss event.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Nobody celebrates St. Patrick's Day like Boston, and there's no better way to enjoy a little Irish cheer than with the city's iconic parade. Widely considered the best in the country, everybody is Irish at least one day of the year. Like it's been since 1901.

Head Of The Charles Regatta

The Head Of The Charles Regatta has been welcoming the best crew teams from around the world to the banks of the Charles River since 1965. This two-day rowing competition is an exciting event that attracts over 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators.

Boston Pride

Celebrating inclusivity and equality, Boston Pride brings greater awareness to the unity of the community through events and activities like the Pride Concert.

Seafood Expo of North America

Every year, this large seafood exposition brings in thousands of buyers and suppliers from around the world to Boston for networking, business and meet ups.

Boston Calling Music Festival

Three days of the biggest and best acts from comedy, visual arts and live music. This event is held at Harvard's Athletic Complex and has been named one of the Top 10 Festivals in the U.S.

Memorial Day

Boston on Memorial Day weekend comes to life with events like the Flag Garden at the Boston Common and the Veterans Memorial Park Service. Additionally, family and friends can visit some of the many museums open on Memorial Day like the USS Constitution Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Opening Day at Fenway

A sea of red, midnight navy and white, fans of the Boston Red Sox join in the festivities and opening day ceremonies of the MLB season.
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