Top 10 Annual Events in Boston



         Boston is a great city to visit on vacation! From its numerous tourist hot spots to historical buildings and landmarks, Boston has a little something for everyone.  If you’ve already been to Boston a few times or are looking to do something new, look no further.  New Sun has compiled a list of the top 10 Annual events to attend in Boston.

1. Boston Marathon
•   This was basically required to be on the list of the top annual events in Boston.  The whole city is buzzing and excited to see who will cross the finish line first.  With over 100 years running the Boston Marathon, the excitement never seems to lose its power because every April the town goes crazy once again supporting and cheering for each runner rain or shine.  It is quite a sight to see and should definitely be on the top of everyone’s list if you’re coming to Boston in mid-April.

2. St. Patrick’s Day
•   Boston is well known for its Irish population, so you shouldn’t be surprised to see St. Patrick’s Day near the top of the list.  With a host of Irish Pubs in the city, you’ll be sure to find a great place to spend your St. Pattie’s day in Boston on March 17th.  Don’t forget about the St. Patties Day parade – it’s on Sunday and might even have a bigger turnout than March 17th!  

3. Boston Wine Expo
•   This is New England’s largest food and wine event with food and drinks from all over the world.  There are knowledgeable vendors and wine accessory exhibition booths as well.  This February you’ll have everything you’ll need to go with your chardonnay right at your fingertips.

4. Taste of South Boston
•   There is nothing better than getting to taste food from every restaurant! That is exactly what Taste of South Boston provides -  over 20 different restaurants to try.

5. Boston Flower & Garden Show
•   April showers bring us flowers, but March brings us the New England Flower & Garden Show.  There is a whole host of plants and flowers as well as lectures, vendors and so much more.  It is hosted by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and it is the perfect way to see what is new and trending in the gardening world.  Plus, it smells so fresh!

6. Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival
•   If you’re looking for something off the beaten path – you’ve found it!  With unique sand castles every July the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival brings professional sand castle sculptors from all over the country.  Check out some of their interesting artwork – quick, before it gets washed away.

7. Boston Film Festival
•   Come to Boston just to get transported to Hollywood.  The Boston Film festival takes place in September and has newly released films to the New England Area from feature length to short subject.  With awards great viewings, you wouldn’t want to miss it.

8. Party in the Plaza
•   During Harborfest the City Hall Plaza’s North Stage has all sorts of events and free concerts.  This takes place in the last weekend in June.  Meant to celebrate Boston’s harbor and history it is a great way to spend the beginning of summer in Boston.

9. Fall Foliage
•   Boston has all 4 gorgeous seasons, but it is especially a treat in fall.  The colors of the trees change, and you can take gorgeous drives out towards Western Massachusetts to see all of the foliage.  There are all sorts of farm stands and country fairs on the way – there is a lot you wouldn’t want to miss.

10. Boston Tea Party Re-enactment
•   It’s totally free if you go in costume! Otherwise its $1-dollar entrance to re-enact the December 19th Boston Tea Party.  Its great for families or if you’re just looking to have a little quirky fun!

       Let us know if you like our list or if there is something that you’d add.  If you would like to book one of our vacations just contact us on our website or give us a call at 617-652-8008.

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