May 23, 2018
Memorial Day Weekend | Events in Boston
Memorial Day can be considered the unofficial start of summer, and with that comes a whole weekend of events throughout Boston! Whether you’re looking to have a relaxing day of tourist activities or a full weekend of celebrating, Boston has the events you’re looking for. Here are some of our suggestions to make this a Memorial Day weekend to remember.
Massachusetts Military Heroes Garden of Flags: Starting Wednesday, May 23rd at 1pm, the Massachusetts Military Heroes organization creates a Garden of Flags in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Boston Common. There are 37,000 flags in total which pay tribute to Massachusetts service members who gave their lives defending this country dating back to the Revolutionary War!
Honor & Tribute: Memorial Day Concert: Attend this free concert by the Metropolitan Wine Symphony Orchestra on Monday, May 28th at 6:30pm in the Christopher Columbus Park.
Attend a Rex Sox Game: From Friday, May 25th – Sunday, May 27th, the Red Sox will take on the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park! On Memorial Day, they will also play the Toronto Blue Jays. Support your favorite baseball team and get your tickets today!
Attend the Boston Calling Music Festival: This music and art festival occurs every Memorial Day Weekend, and this year the festival is returning to Harvard’s Athletic Stadium in Allston! This festival has three music stages, a comedy stage, over 30 food vendors, special exhibits and more. Get your tickets now for the biggest music festival Boston has to offer!
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts: Did you know that the Museum of Fine Arts offers free admission on Memorial Day? Take a trip to the museum between 10am – 4:45pm for free admission and check out their exhibits, participate in family activities and see the Impressionism exhibition before it leaves!
Go to the beach: Though the city of Boston is on a harbor, there are still great options for a beach day! Some beaches include Revere Beach, Pleasure Bay Beach and Castle Island. Looking to go to the Cape? Avoid the traffic and take the ferry to Provincetown!
No matter where you go or what you do on Memorial Day, let’s always remember to be thankful to those who have given their lives protecting the United States and to those who continue to serve our country. Happy Memorial Day!