August 2018 Boston Events to Enjoy
This might be the last full month of summer, but there is still plenty to do! Consider doing as many of these events as you can since there isn’t much time left to enjoy the great weather. Most of these events take place outdoors, which means that you’ll have plenty of chances to enjoy the summer sun. Don’t miss out on these fun events happening around the city this month:
Shakespeare on the Common
Until August 5th, Shakespeare on the Common (near the Parkman Bandstand) presents the dark tragedy “Richard III,” starring Faran Tahir as Richard. This free event will start at 8PM Tuesday – Saturday and 7PM on Sunday. An added matinée performance on Saturday August 4th begins at 3PM. If you’re taking public transportation, you can get there by taking the Red/Green Line to Park Street Station or the Green Line to Boylston. Feel free to bring blankets or chairs.
Summer Dine Out Boston
Taking place August 5th
and August 12th
, Summer Dine Out Boston is the event for anyone who loves food. A wide range of restaurants throughout Boston and Cambridge take part in this event, so you’ll find what you’re looking for whether it’s a cuisine favorite or something you’ve wanted to try. For lunch, meals are priced at $15, $20, or $25. For dinner, prices are $28, $33, or $38. Visit this website
to browse restaurants or choose according to neighborhood or cuisine if you know what you’re looking for.
Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca
Running from Thursday, August 16th
– Sunday, August 19th
, the Fisherman’s Feast is an annual event that began in Boston in 1910. It is based on a tradition dating back to the 16th
Century in Sicily. The Blessing of the Fishing Waters takes place at 6PM on August 16th
at Christopher Columbus Park. The feast begins at 6PM on August 17th
and 12PM on the 18th
. There will be a grand procession at 1PM on Sunday, August 19th
along Fleet, Louis, and North Streets. At 8PM that night, the Flight of the Angel will take place.
Saint Anthony’s Feast
Taking place Thursday, August 23rd – Sunday, August 26th, 2018 on Endicott, Thatcher, and North Margin Streets, St. Anthony’s Feast is an event you don’t want to miss. National Geographic has called it “the Feast of all Feasts.” Saint Anthony’s Feast is the largest Italian religious festival in New England. Stroll the decorated streets and sample street foods from 100 pushcarts. The grand procession will begin at noon on Sunday. For a full list of events, visit the official site
of the feast.
Labor Day Fireworks
What’s summer without an amazing firework display? The fireworks will be launched from a barge between the North End and Seaport. The show will begin at 8:30PM on Thursday, August 30th. You can view the fireworks from Christopher Columbus Park and Long Wharf in the North End, the South Boston Waterfront, the Downtown Waterfront, and Piers Park. If you’d prefer to be on the water, you can book yourself on the Northern Lights yacht or the Adirondack III.
Summer won’t last, so make sure you get out an enjoy the sun and fun Boston has to offer this month.