Summer is officially here and it’s time to celebrate! The warm weather encourages everyone to go out and enjoy the day while you still can, so what are you going to do? The possibilities are endless but, luckily, we’ve come to help! Below are a list of fun activities to go to in Boston and have a guaranteed good time.
Here are Bostons summer events you can’t miss out on
Thursdays on the Lawn
From June 1st all the way until October 1st the Loring-Greenough House and the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club host a gathering that features musicians, food trucks, community organization, and kids activities welcoming friends and neighbors to join them. The party starts at 3:30pm and continues until dark. While admission is free they deeply appreciate donations of any kind. It’s located at The Loring-Greenough House where your surrounded by nature and history, what’s not to love? Be sure to go down one Thursday afternoon and check it out!
Night Shifts Owl Nest Beer Garden
Night Shift Brewery is a token name in the Boston area, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that their beer garden was so successful last summer. Thankfully it’s back again this year, so make sure to try it out! It usually features family and dog friendly spaces, games, craft beers, wines, Night Shift merchandise, and of course food trucks. They’ll be expanding their original spot on the Esplanade and also have a new location in Allston! It’s open from 12:00pm until 8:00pm so go down one night, grab a drink and relax with some friends!
Wine Down Wednesdays
You still have two more days of your work week so why not relax and settle down with a glass of wine? VINOvations has created this event that runs every Wednesday this summer from 3:00pm to 6:00pm to give you exclusive red and white wines from all around the globe. You can Try whatever you would like and enjoy the day with your friends. You might even find you new favorite wine while you’re there!
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Summer Concerts at Kendall Center
Kendall Center is a beautiful entryway into Cambridge with its shops and eccentric buildings, but in the summer it really comes alive. Every Thursday starting at 5:00pm you can listen to students perform a mix of jazz standards or original pieces. Every week is someone new and it’s always a good time. Whether you’re coming from work or just going to get dinner, you should stop by and listen to some good music in a fun area in Cambridge.
Free Outdoor Movies
It’s like a drive in without the car! There are plenty of different areas in and around Boston to go watch a movie outside and enjoy the summer night with some friends. Coolidge on the Greenway, Sunset Cinema at the Museum of Fine Arts, and Movies in the Park at Assembly Row are all amazing options. Since there are so many to choose from, you also have plenty of movie watching options. From Dumbo to Jaws you’ll be able to find a movie for everyone.
Harvard Square Chocolate Tour
How can anyone pass up chocolate? Off the Bean Food Tours invites you to join them to historical Harvard Square where they’ll bring you on a tour to learn fun facts about chocolate and sample some of the best and most interesting types around. The tour is actually year round so if you can’t make in during the summer there’s still hope to catch it in the colder months! It lasts 90 minutes and features four to six stops with less than a mile of actual walking. The tours are on Fridays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 2:00pm and 5:00pm.
Bookworms will love these next two!
Shakespeare in the Commons
Shakespeare in the Commons has been an event going on for over 24 seasons. It was modeled after “Shakespeare in the Park” which takes place in Central Park as well as many other Shakespeare events throughout the country. The free show has decided to do the mystical dramedy Cymbeline. It follows the fates of King Cymbeline and the rest of his family as they deal with deception, separation, and intrigue. Imogen, a favorite amongst shakespeare enthusiasts struggles with mistaken identities and twists and turns on her quest to find love.
Death at Dueling Club: A Harry Potter Murder Mystery Dinner
This is a must do for Harry Potter fans everywhere. Trident Bookseller and Cafe have created their own murder mystery novel with a Harry Potter themed twist. Colin Creevey, a young Gryffindor, was mysteriously killed during an innocent meeting of the dueling club. It’s up to you and your friends to solve the case. The hour long game ends with a Hogwarts themed dinner and costumes, though not required, are highly encouraged! It’s a one time only event on August 15th so grab a ticket before they’re all gone.
The Boston Calling Block Party
Last but not least, Boston Calling Block Party! Free concerts on the Greenway every Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The Boston Calling Block Party has live bands, lawn games, and beer and drinks for everyone. The event is located right outside of South Station and continues up until the end of August. If your interested, bring friends to the Dewey Garden Room at the block party, which is a private space available upon request so you guys can enjoy the day together!
With summer in full swing finding an event in Boston shouldn’t be too tricky! The city offers so many options that the hardest part should be picking one. Go out with your friends and enjoy the warm months while you can!