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Summer in Boston: Your Ultimate Guide to Fun Events

When it’s summertime in Boston, the city comes alive with endless possibilities for fun and entertainment. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there are countless events beyond the luxe shops and fine dining to fill your days with family, friends, or a special someone. From cultural festivals to outdoor concerts, Boston offers something for everyone. And to make your summer truly stress-free, our Boston team at Simplified is here to assist with event arrangements, errands, and so much more through our Personal Admin Services. Discover the best events happening in Boston this summer and let us help you make the most of your time!

Our Favorite Summer Events in Boston

Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
June 9, 2024

Join the excitement of the largest and oldest Dragon Boat Festival in North America. Watch as sleek 39-foot long Hong Kong-style fiberglass boats with dragon heads and tails race down the Charles River. Enjoy drum dances, yo-yo performances, music, and Lion dances that entertain crowds, making this one of Boston’s biggest Chinese cultural events of the year.

Fenway Concert Series
June through September 2024

Fenway Park is not just for baseball this summer. Get ready for an amazing lineup featuring Lana Del Rey, Hootie and the Blowfish, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, and more. Enjoy your favorite artists in this iconic venue for an unforgettable summer concert experience.

Boston Pizza Festival
June 22-23, 2024

Head to City Hall Plaza for the largest Pizza Festival in the nation. This two-day outdoor festival features live music, food, and giveaways with local and international vendors showcasing their best slices. It’s a pizza lover’s paradise you won’t want to miss.

SoWa First Fridays
First Friday of Every Month

Experience a summer evening of art, culture, and inspiration at the SoWa Art + Design District in the South End. Meet artists in their studios, view the latest gallery exhibitions, shop from small businesses, and dine at one of SoWa’s world-class restaurants. It’s the perfect way to kick off your weekend.

Boston Harborfest
July 1-4, 2024

Celebrate Independence Day at Boston’s 43-year-old Harborfest. This family-friendly event is one of the country’s largest Fourth of July festivals, featuring an annual opening ceremony in Downtown Crossing, historical reenactments, an arts market, Chowderfest, live music, and more. Don’t miss the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular to end the festivities with a bang.

Make the Most of Your Summer with Simplified

As you plan your summer activities, let Simplified take care of the details. Our Personal Admin Services can help you arrange events, run errands while you enjoy your outings, and manage your schedule to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable summer. Contact us today to learn how we can make your summer in Boston unforgettable.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.