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33 Free Summer ’16 Festivals around Boston

By: - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 - 12:17pm

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We’re rounding up Boston’s best free summer events to keep your calendar — and your wallet — full, starting with all our favorite free summer festivals: Street fairs, cultural celebrations, and outdoor music and arts fests. Sure, you have to pay for food and drinks, but just walking through and soaking up the festival atmosphere? That’s as free as the air we breathe, brother.

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125 Halloween Events (for Grown-ups) around Boston

By: - Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 - 1:38am

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Kids get one night to party on Halloween — you get all week. (Image source.)

Great news! Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. Even better news? We’re still partying for the whole week. Dress up in a different costume every night (or wear the same one over and over, nobody cares) to as many costume parties, band tribute shows, and horror movie marathons as you can handle.

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Free Fallin’: 150+ FREE Boston Events to Make Your Autumn Awesome

By: - Thursday, Sep 17, 2015 - 4:30pm
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Photo by Robbie Shade

You’ve been wiping the sweat off your brow and dreaming of fall weather for most of the last month, and now it’s finally here. So throw on a cozy sweater and feel the leaves crunch under your feet on your way to one of Boston’s many street fairs, artists’ open studios, university lectures, the first-ever HUBWeek festival, and so much more. Oh, and all of these events are FREE to attend, because those pumpkin spice lattes aren’t going to pay for themselves, and no, the guy whose weird name is written on your cup instead of yours isn’t going to pitch in, either. (more…)

This week’s Boston events: Festivals in the fields, streets, islands and more

By: - Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 - 5:26pm

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There’s so much going on around Boston, I’m just going to get right into it, no time for jokes. (Just kidding, there’s always time for jokes.) (Otherwise how will I make people like me?) (Yes everyone needs to like me I was born broken and only the constant outward validation of my self-worth can make me feel whole again.) On to this week’s events! (more…)

Feasts, festivals, flash mobs, and more events this week

By: - Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 - 4:02pm

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In a couple days you’re going to wake up and check your phone and it’ll say “Saturday, August 1” and you’ll freak out and resolve to stop wasting your summer. Then you’ll go back to sleep for a while because it’s too hot to go anywhere without AC, or at least a powerful fan pointed directly at your undercarriage. But eventually you’ll get out of bed and pull up this post and start kicking summer’s ass. (more…)

Fourth of July weekend events around Boston

By: - Thursday, Jul 2, 2015 - 12:50pm

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Hey everyone, Jim from The Boston Calendar here with events that don’t suck for the Fourth of July weekend and beyond. Half the city’s going out of town and the other half is already staking out spots on the Esplanade, but for the other other half, there’s still plenty going on. Or just find a barbeque somewhere — or even better, a BBQ (fewer letters = more American, and that “-que” part looks suspiciously French).

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Dance parties in the street, Free Fun Fridays, and more events this week

By: - Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 - 4:19pm

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We really are spoiled here in the summers, and I don’t just mean because we get so used to warm weather that the air conditioning in a chilly restaurant feels worse than all of February’s blizzards combined. I mean because there’s so much stuff to do. This week Cambridge throws down on Mass Ave, Everett gets a new craft distillery, and the Museum of Science explains the, um, science, behind Pixar movies. (more…)

Giant typewriters, sculpture races, and more Boston events this week

By: - Thursday, Jun 4, 2015 - 1:02pm
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(Photo credit: People’s Sculpture Racing)

Don’t let the April-ish weather we’ve been getting keep you from all of the summer-themed parties this week, because summer is just a state of mind, anyways: A mind in a drunk enough state that instead of listening when your body parts say they’re freezing it’s like “Shut up, torso, we’ll put a shirt on when it’s snowing.”

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200 Things To Do in Boston in April

By: - Thursday, Apr 2, 2015 - 1:21pm
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Photo by leecullivan on Flickr (Creative Commons license)

You did it, Boston. You survived another endless winter. Except it did end, finally, and now you can go outside without making sure you brought your Chapstick and cradling your phone to your bosom to preserve its battery life. Throw on a hoodie, maybe a light jacket, and check out some of these 200 events happening in April, possibly Boston’s greatest month of the year (that T.S. Eliot was full of crap).

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Beer flights, morning dance parties, and more events around Boston this week

By: - Monday, Mar 30, 2015 - 9:29am

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Get ready for another week of fun beer tastings, cocktail workshops, theater and music events around Boston. Except on Wednesday, April 1, when there aren’t any good events. APRIL FOOLS! There totally are some good events that day. Man, we got you good. You should have seen your face just then. (more…)