Art, Date Idea, Drinks, Festivals & Fairs, Meetup, Music, Shows, University
Spring is finally here! Days are longer, the sun is shining for more than 30 seconds at a time, and buds are beginning to slowly poke out of the trees. To get you excited for the new season we’ve rounded up some of the most exciting experiences around Boston to look forward to.
When: Fri, 4/15
Info: Nothing says spring like the smell of Fenway Franks sizzling and the sound of crowds cheering for the Sox. On April 15 you can take to those historic stands and cheer on the home team against the Minnesota Twins.
When: Starting around Fri, 6/4 for approximately three weeks
Info: The beautifully designed Kelleher Rose Garden in Fenway is in bloom for a short three weeks a year, and you don’t want to miss it. The garden was built in 1931 and showcases 200 different varieties of roses and plenty of photo opportunities.
When: Sun, 5/8
Where: Jamaica Plain
Info: For over a century, Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum has welcomed spring with the Mother’s Day Lilac Festival. These beautiful gardens boast more than 400 different kinds of lilacs which reach peak bloom around this time. Take a guided tour, engage in lilac-themed programming, or simply enjoy the beauty.
When: Fri, 5/27 – Sun, 5/29
Info: Boston’s killer three-day musical festival is back after a two-year COVID hiatus. This year’s headliners include The Strokes, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Weezer, and many others. While jamming out you can ride the 100-foot ferris wheel, snack on food from Boston’s best chefs, and play life-sized outdoor games.
When: Mon, 4/25 – Sun, 5/8
Where: Seaport & Online
Info: This 14-day festival celebrates design of all kinds around the City of Boston. Attend lectures, art shows, and parties centered around contemporary design topics like sustainability and the bespoke, handmade movement by local makers.
When: Sat, 4/23
Info: Take to the seas during this event, where you can experience 30-minute complimentary sails and a barbecue ashore overlooking the beautiful Boston city skyline.
When: Wed, 5/11 – Sun, 5/15
Where: Downtown Boston
Info: All those moves you’ve been practicing during pandemic shutdowns can finally be debuted on the dance floor during this free five-day dance party on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
When: Thu, 4/28 – Sun, 5/1
Where: Theater District
Info: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has celebrated Black dance and culture since 1968. Every spring the show graces Boston stages, performing a powerful production with a diverse and talented cast.
When: Sun, 5/8
Where: Boston Common
Info: Inspired by the beloved children’s book Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey, this annual celebration features a parade, a performance by the Harvard University Marching Band, games, pop-up art installations, and more.
When: Sat, 5/14
Where: South End
Info: 38 local breweries come together for this tasting and fundraiser event benefiting the Mass Brewers Guild. With all these unique and innovative breweries in one place you can sample all the sours, stouts, and IPAs your heart desires.
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