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10 things to do in Boston this spring

We’ve got your seasonal bucket list inspo. 🌸


It’s time for spring strolls along the Charles River Esplanade.

Now that spring has officially sprung, we’re planting the seeds for some ideas to get your seasonal bucket list started.

Here are 10 can’t-miss Boston experiences + events to help you make the most of spring in our city.


Red Sox games | Grab tickets for the home opener on Thursday, March 30 or check out the full schedule to catch a game + sing “Sweet Caroline.”

Swan Boats | Take a scenic ride along the Public Garden once the 2023 season kicks off Saturday, April 15.

Porchfests | Rock out with local musicians in local neighborhoods like Somerville and Fenway. As the name implies, these jam sessions take place primarily on porches.

SoWa Open Market | The open-air farmer and artist market in the South End takes place every Sunday from May 7 through October 29.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum nasturtiums | See the colorful flowers at the Fenway museum’s courtyard when they bloom in April.

Row of Swan Boats at the Boston Public Garden

These swans have been gliding along the Public Garden lagoon since 1877.


Boston Calling | If you haven’t already, grab tickets to see Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, and Paramore headline the Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28 music festival in Allston.

The Greenway Food Truck Festival | Head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway on Saturday, May 6 for the annual foodie event, coinciding with the opening of the Greenway Artisan Market.

Mayfair Harvard Square | The 38th annual Cambridge celebration on Sunday, May 8 will feature music, local vendors, and patio dining.

Craft Brewers Festival | Cyclorama in the South End will host 40 Massachusetts-based craft brewers on Saturday, April 29 — the $55 tickets include unlimited beer samples.

Boston Marathon | This goes without saying, but the annual April race is one of the most energizing local events to spectate. Stay tuned for our guide to Marathon Monday (April 17).