Top 10 Things To Do In Boston This Weekend

Hey hey! Sorry for no Top 10 List last week as I was down in the Jersey Shore getting my fist pump on for my buddies bachelor party…I’m back in the city and looking forward to a great Memorial Day (and Birthday) Weekend!!! I will be buzzing around the city all weekend and attending Boston Calling on Sunday! Lets rock and roll!


 Boston Calling Music Festival  

The 2017 edition of the Boston Calling Music Festival moves to the Harvard Athletic Complex on Memorial Day weekend with a stacked lineup featuring headliners Tool, Mumford & Sons, and Chance the Rapper.

Full 2017 lineup:

Mumford & Sons
Chance the Rapper
Bon Iver
The XX
Major Lazer
The 1975
Sigur Rós
Cage the Elephant
Run the Jewels
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Tegan and Sara
Brandi Carlile
Sylvan Esso
Majid Jordan
Flatbush Zombies
Wolf Parade
Mac Demarco
Oh Wonder
Danny Brown
Frightened Rabbit
Modern Baseball
Car Seat Headrest
Buffalo Tom
Cousin Stizz
Francis and the Lights
Strand of Oaks
Hiss Golden Messenger
Moses Sumney
Kevin Morby
The Hotelier
Lucy Dacus
Xylouris White
Tkay Maidza
Alexandra Savior
Mondo Cozmo

Comedy experience hosted by Hannibal Buress.


Boston Calling Music Festival is a three-day, multi-stage festival featuring performances from some of the biggest names in music, comedy, film, and art. It began in 2013 at City Hall Plaza in downtown Boston, and after seven successful and critically acclaimed installations, the festival is moving to the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston in order to expand programming. It will be held over Memorial Day weekend, 2017. The festival is primarily an indie and pop rock festival; past performers have included Jack Johnson, Fun, Vampire Weekend, Beck, Pixies, Alabama Shakes, and Ben Harper.

When: Friday, May 26, 2017 2:30pm – Sunday, May 28, 2017 11:00pm
Where: Harvard Athletic Complex. 79 N Harvard St. Allston, MA 02134
Admission: $245-265 3-day GA


 Memorial Day Garden of Flags on Boston Common 

Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund is recruiting volunteers to help create our annual Memorial Day Flag Garden tribute to the fallen on Boston Common. Volunteers are needed to help plant 37,000 flags on 5/24, to help watch/care for them 5/25 – 5/29, and to retire them on 5/29. To sign up, please follow the link for our online registration form, found on the web page below. Priority is given to members in our community with relationships to the military, first responders, seniors, student groups, members of non-profit groups, civic organizations and government offices. Corporate teams are asked to contact us directly for information on sponsorships for this event, used to support bereaved military families all year round.

When: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00pm – Monday, May 29, 2017
Where: Soldiers and Sailors Monument. 139 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02111
Admission: FREE


Boston Pride Pageant

The annual Boston Pride Pageant returns in 2017 with a competition to hold the following four titles:

Miss Boston Pride (Drag Queen)

Mistah Boston Pride (Drag King)

Ms. Boston Pride (cis/trans women and those who identify as female)

Mr. Boston Pride (cis/trans men and those who identify as male)

Come join in selecting these four ambassadors for our community!

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Club Cafe Boston. 209 Columbus Ave. Boston, MA 02116
Admission: $15-$25


Greenway Open Market

Shop handmade, explore the parks, stroll tree-lined promenades, take in the city sights, soak up the sunshine, play in the Rings Fountain, and sip local brew every Saturday from May to October on The Greenway. The Greenway Open Market, located in the Wharf Districts blocks of Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, is a weekly juried open-air handmade arts and crafts market. Only the best of the region’s artisans, crafters, independent designers and makers are accepted.

With over 400 free events attracting 1.4million annual visitors to the Greenway, the Greenway Open Market is surrounded by a variety of activities and experiences for customers to enjoy while shopping handmade arts and crafts market. Customers visiting the Greenway Open Market will also find: Mobile Eats (food trucks and picnic area), Public Art, Greenway Carousel, Curated Festivals, Plants & Landscapes, Fountains, Tours, & the Trillium Beer Garden. The Greenway Open Market is owned and operated by New England Open Markets.

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Rose Kennedy Greenway (Rings Fountain). Milk Street – Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Admission: FREE


Quincy Market History Tour 

A FREE one hour historical tour of the architecture, politics, and geography of Quincy’s Market. Come hear this Boston story!

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:00am – 12:00pm
Where: Faneuil Hall Marketplace. South Market Street. Boston, MA 02130
Admission: FREE


Fire & Wine – Glass Blowing & Wine Tasting 

Are you 21+ and interested in the art of glassblowing!? Come join us at the warmest place in Boston for our upcoming wine tasting on the last Saturday of every month. Come enjoy an intimate glass blowing demonstration accompanied by a selection of great wines and snacks. Relax by our fire while being mesmerized by the ancient practice of glass blowing. This is a great way to have some out of the ordinary fun; we hope to see you there enjoying our glass fire and passion!

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Diablo Glass School. 123 Terrace St. Boston, MA 02120
Admission: $35


Boston Bluegrass Cruise

Key Points about this Cruise

– 1.5-hour cruise, boarding begins 15-minutes prior to departure.
-Join us for the colorful and unique bluegrass experience on the blue waters of Boston harbor.
– Guests will be welcomed aboard to the musical ensemble of Rob Flax and String Band. After a minimal boarding period, we will depart to join the harbor night air. The backdrop to this unique performance is the glittering cityscape of Boston by night. They are the only bluegrass band on the water in the harbor, and you don’t want to miss this scene.
– During favorable weather our event will take place on the top deck of Northern Lights under our canopy with roped LED lights. Guests are welcome to dance to the music if they feel compelled or just enjoy the sound and sites.
-Rob Flax and String Band is a quartet that performs bluegrass music all over the country but is based in Boston. While not cruising Boston Harbor you can find them at many bluegrass festivals and venues.
– Cruise the harbor and enjoy original stylings and sounds of Rob Flax
– See the beautiful Boston Skyline and iconic waterfront during our City Lights Cruise.
– On this cruise we will pass by sites such as: Bunker Hill Monument, USS Constitution, and the Marriot Custom House Tower
– Drinks and snacks are available for purchase
– This cruise offers a unique way to entertain guests from out of town, a wonderful after-work activity, and a fun way for two people start the evening together
– This takes place on Northern Lights, a 115-foot motor vessel, stylized after a 1920s New England Yacht.

When:Friday, May 26, 2017 9:30pm – 11:00pm
Where: Classic Harbor Line. 60 Rowes Wharf. Boston, MA 02110
Admission: $44


Boston Pops: “Jaws” In Concert

The original summer movie blockbuster, with an Academy Award®-winning score that made John Williams a household name, Jaws is the ultimate film-with-live orchestra experience! Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they perform the world premiere of this concert with the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:00pm – Friday, May 26, 2017 11:00pm
Where: Symphony Hall. 301 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA 02115
Admission: $32-$93


A Run to Remember Boston 

The Boston Police Department and Boston Police Runner’s Club invite you to the 13th running of Run To Remember Boston on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Run To Remember Boston is a half marathon or 5 mile run through historic downtown Boston. Number pick up and Sports and Fitness expo is Saturday May 27th. The race start and the Expo will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center, Boston.

Honor all 1st Responders killed in the line of duty by celebrating their lives and giving back to the community.

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center. 200 Seaport Blvd. Boston, MA 02210
Admission: $Varies



Eating New England Series with Adam Centamore 

When it comes to food, New Englanders have got it made. Our part of this world is home to some of the best locally-made beers, mead, cider, cheese, meats, chocolate, nuts, pickles and other savory and sweet treats. What’s the best way to explore this wide world of locally-made culinary delights? By tasting them, of course!

Join professional foodie and author Adam Centamore for an evening getting to know your tasty neighbors. You’ll eat amazing finger foods and sip succulent beverages from purveyors right here in Boston Public Market. Plus, you’ll learn the basics of buying, storing, serving and pairing all your favorites.

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: The KITCHEN at The Boston Public Market. 100 Hanover St. Boston, MA 02108
Admission: $24-$30



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