Best events in Boston

Check out the top events in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Boston Common
1. Boston Common
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62 local reviews
139 Tremont Street, Boston
Open now
+1 617-635-4505
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Jay
Huge park with lots of events. Ice skating in winter also.
Shelby Lee
The oldest park in New England, the Boston Commons always has something to see - festivals, street vendors, ev…
William
Boston's main park, which host's events including Shakespeare in the park.
1. Boston Common
1. Boston Common
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62 local reviews
139 Tremont Street, Boston
Open now
+1 617-635-4505
Jay
Jay
Huge park with lots of events. Ice skating in winter also.
Shelby Lee
Shelby Lee
The oldest park in New England, the Boston Commons always has something to see - festivals, street vendors, events, etc. A beautiful place t…
William
William
Boston's main park, which host's events including Shakespeare in the park.
2. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
2. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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64 local reviews
25 Evans Way, Boston
Open now
+1 617-566-1401
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Lisa
This is a very unique museum, set in a beautiful home with a courtyard and lovely cafe. They also host music a…
Maureen
Unique - Boston hidden gem They also host events and have great food This is a must see
Deborah
An easy walk along the Fens from the Cozy Corner of Boston, the Gardner Museum is an Italian Jewel you won't w…
2. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
2. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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64 local reviews
25 Evans Way, Boston
Open now
+1 617-566-1401
Lisa
Lisa
This is a very unique museum, set in a beautiful home with a courtyard and lovely cafe. They also host music and other events.
Maureen
Maureen
Unique - Boston hidden gem They also host events and have great food This is a must see
Deborah
Deborah
An easy walk along the Fens from the Cozy Corner of Boston, the Gardner Museum is an Italian Jewel you won't want to miss.
3. Somerville Theatre
3. Somerville Theatre
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39 local reviews
55 Davis Square, Somerville
Closed now
+1 617-625-5700
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Sam
"Cozy, historical theater hosting indie cinema, concerts & special events, plus serving beer & wine. "
Grace
They do a lot of cool events like movie festivals and silent films with live piano accompaniment.
Kay
Music or movies…events of different kinds - awesome local theater
3. Somerville Theatre
3. Somerville Theatre
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39 local reviews
55 Davis Square, Somerville
Closed now
+1 617-625-5700
Sam
Sam
"Cozy, historical theater hosting indie cinema, concerts & special events, plus serving beer & wine. "
Grace
Grace
They do a lot of cool events like movie festivals and silent films with live piano accompaniment.
Kay
Kay
Music or movies…events of different kinds - awesome local theater
4. Bella Luna & The Milky Way
4. Bella Luna & The Milky Way
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31 local reviews
284 Amory Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-524-6060
BarNight clubRestaurant
Nina and Emily
Personal favorite. Very good dinner menu at the restaurant, and great bar scene with diverse and fun event nig…
Orion
Lovely atmosphere, great food, bar, local music and events
Robert
Nice bar often with live music. Good food at the restaurant.
4. Bella Luna & The Milky Way
4. Bella Luna & The Milky Way
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31 local reviews
284 Amory Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-524-6060
Nina and Emily
Nina and Emily
Personal favorite. Very good dinner menu at the restaurant, and great bar scene with diverse and fun event nights.
Orion
Orion
Lovely atmosphere, great food, bar, local music and events
Robert
Robert
Nice bar often with live music. Good food at the restaurant.
5. The Institute Of Contemporary Art
5. The Institute Of Contemporary Art
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34 local reviews
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-478-3100
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Shira
Beautiful modern museum on the water with great events and great art!
Jay
A small permanent collection but check out the events and exhibits. A nice place to view the harbor, especiall…
Susan
A stunning location and a daring design. Thursdays 5-9pm FREE!!
5. The Institute Of Contemporary Art
5. The Institute Of Contemporary Art
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34 local reviews
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-478-3100
Shira
Shira
Beautiful modern museum on the water with great events and great art!
Jay
Jay
A small permanent collection but check out the events and exhibits. A nice place to view the harbor, especially if you're up for a bike ride…
Susan
Susan
A stunning location and a daring design. Thursdays 5-9pm FREE!!
6. Tremont 647
6. Tremont 647
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8 local reviews
647 Tremont Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-266-4600
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
John
Taco Tuesday is fun and saves some coin, but would give the food here 3-4 stars out of 5. The bar and adjoini…
Marla & Coe
Small (60-seat) place is in the heart of Boston's South End. Pajama Brunch (Saturday/Sunday), Taco Tuesday, an…
Danielle
Trendy restaurant a few blocks away with craft cocktails and yummy food.
6. Tremont 647
6. Tremont 647
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8 local reviews
647 Tremont Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-266-4600
John
John
Taco Tuesday is fun and saves some coin, but would give the food here 3-4 stars out of 5. The bar and adjoining Sister Sorel is a popular h…
Marla & Coe
Marla & Coe
Small (60-seat) place is in the heart of Boston's South End. Pajama Brunch (Saturday/Sunday), Taco Tuesday, and monthly themed events, have …
Danielle
Danielle
Trendy restaurant a few blocks away with craft cocktails and yummy food.
7. TD Garden
7. TD Garden
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35 local reviews
100 Legends Way, Boston
+1 617-624-1050
StadiumPoint of interestEstablishment
Andrew
The arena is very close to the house and is home to the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and most major events th…
Jay
Celtics, Bruins and concert/event center.
Nicolo
Concerts, Games, Events!
7. TD Garden
7. TD Garden
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35 local reviews
100 Legends Way, Boston
+1 617-624-1050
Andrew
Andrew
The arena is very close to the house and is home to the Boston Celtics, Boston Bruins and most major events that happen in Boston. Check out…
Jay
Jay
Celtics, Bruins and concert/event center.
Nicolo
Nicolo
Concerts, Games, Events!
8. Charles River Esplanade
8. Charles River Esplanade
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31 local reviews
Charles River Esplanade, Boston
Route
Angela
Great place to walk, jog, bike during the day. Many free concerts & events at Hatch Shell on the weekends. Sta…
Kemi
The short walk to the Esplanade is worth the experience. On the way there you will experience the iconic Charl…
Laura
Beautiful area for walking with sailing, boat rides, kayak and bicycle rentals
8. Charles River Esplanade
8. Charles River Esplanade
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31 local reviews
Charles River Esplanade, Boston
Angela
Angela
Great place to walk, jog, bike during the day. Many free concerts & events at Hatch Shell on the weekends. Stay clear after dark, especially…
Kemi
Kemi
The short walk to the Esplanade is worth the experience. On the way there you will experience the iconic Charles River, Storrow Drive, and S…
Laura
Laura
Beautiful area for walking with sailing, boat rides, kayak and bicycle rentals
9. DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell
9. DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell
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14 local reviews
47 David G Mugar Way, Boston
+1 617-626-1250
Point of interestEstablishment
Cynthia
See a Movie or Concert at the Hatch Shell The Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade features free outdoor…
Shawn
Always a concert or cultural event!
Lisa
So many great outdoor shows to see here. In the summer, they have free movies on Friday nights!
9. DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell
9. DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell
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14 local reviews
47 David G Mugar Way, Boston
+1 617-626-1250
Cynthia
Cynthia
See a Movie or Concert at the Hatch Shell The Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade features free outdoor events throughout the summer …
Shawn
Shawn
Always a concert or cultural event!
Lisa
Lisa
So many great outdoor shows to see here. In the summer, they have free movies on Friday nights!
10. Aeronaut Brewing Company
10. Aeronaut Brewing Company
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25 local reviews
14 Tyler Street, Somerville
Closed now
+1 617-987-4236
BarFoodPoint of interest
Melissa
Located in the Innovation district of Union Sq Somerville in a huge converted factory. They have music and eve…
Stacy
Large brewpub. They don't serve food, but you can bring your own. Delicious beers. They sometimes have live mu…
Shiyi
My favourite craft brewery in town :) Started by MIT students, it's a fun, laid-back atmosphere (you can even …
10. Aeronaut Brewing Company
10. Aeronaut Brewing Company
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25 local reviews
14 Tyler Street, Somerville
Closed now
+1 617-987-4236
Melissa
Melissa
Located in the Innovation district of Union Sq Somerville in a huge converted factory. They have music and events and owned by some really c…
Stacy
Stacy
Large brewpub. They don't serve food, but you can bring your own. Delicious beers. They sometimes have live music and other events, usually …
Shiyi
Shiyi
My favourite craft brewery in town :) Started by MIT students, it's a fun, laid-back atmosphere (you can even bring your own food :P). They …
11. The Lawn on D
11. The Lawn on D
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10 local reviews
420 D Street, Boston
Open now
+1 877-393-3393
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Alex
This place is tough to describe but is worth looking up because they hold different events throughout the week…
Angela
Park with a lot of cool events for adults (fire & ice festival in the winter, glow in the dark swings for adul…
Adrienne
Grab a bite at the food trucks, listen to live music and sip on a beer outside in this park.
11. The Lawn on D
11. The Lawn on D
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10 local reviews
420 D Street, Boston
Open now
+1 877-393-3393
Alex
Alex
This place is tough to describe but is worth looking up because they hold different events throughout the week. Its basically an adult play…
Angela
Angela
Park with a lot of cool events for adults (fire & ice festival in the winter, glow in the dark swings for adults in the summer, occasionally…
Adrienne
Adrienne
Grab a bite at the food trucks, listen to live music and sip on a beer outside in this park.
12. Waltham City Hall
12. Waltham City Hall
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4 local reviews
610 Main Street, Waltham
Open now
+1 781-314-3000
City hallLocal government officePoint of interest
Holden
A beautiful square park in the center of town. Special events and public markets are a regular occurrence.
Thomas & Jenny
A beautiful square park in the center of town. Special events and public markets are a regular occurrence.
Holden
A beautiful square park in the center of town. Special events and public markets are a regular occurrence.
12. Waltham City Hall
12. Waltham City Hall
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4 local reviews
610 Main Street, Waltham
Open now
+1 781-314-3000
Holden
Holden
A beautiful square park in the center of town. Special events and public markets are a regular occurrence.
Thomas & Jenny
Thomas & Jenny
A beautiful square park in the center of town. Special events and public markets are a regular occurrence.
Holden
Holden
A beautiful square park in the center of town. Special events and public markets are a regular occurrence.