No matter what time of year you visit, you'll be able to find something special to do in Boston. Here's a quick glance at some of the many annual favorites.


L Street Brownies take a dip New Year's Day in South Boston.

Boston Wine Expo held at the Seaport World Trace Center features 400 wineries representing 13 countries. Have a sip!


See some great college hockey at the Beanpot tournament at the TDGarden.

Come see the dragons dance as Chinese New Year is observed in Chinatown.

Think warm while it's cold outside and visit the New England Boat Show at the Boston Convention Center. 


Restaurant Week kicks in with prix fixe menus throughout the city.

The Boston Flower and Garden at the Seaport World Trade Center brings us a hint of spring.

South Boston shows its pride at the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.


 The Boston Red Sox celebrate opening day at Fenway Park.

Swanboats at the Public Garden start their season.

Patriot’s Day is observed in the city and in Lexington with reenactments.

The Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest annual Marathon is run from Hopkinton to Boston.


 Lilac Sunday acknowledges one of the thousands of flowering plants at the Arnold Arboretum.

A musical moment not to miss can be found at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops Orchestra.

 Many colleges and universities have their commencements this month so hotel rooms can be at a premium.


 Ice cream! Ice cream! The annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl takes place on City Hall Plaza.

Boston Harborfest is a favorite to visitors and residents alike as the nation's birth is celebrated.


 Boston Chowderfest, also known as chowda, is held at City Hall Plaza.

  Independence Day is recognized with concerts at the Hatch Shell and a tremendous fireworks display on July 4th.


 Restaurant Week revisits giving  an opportunity to try even more eateries!

The North End holds many festivals including the Annual Fisherman’s Feast.

If you are ready for some football, the New England Patriots report to training camp.


 The city gets busy as college students return around Labor Day.

 The Boston Arts (Ahts) Festival is a nice showcase of Boston’s talents held at Columbus Waterfront Park.


 With  beautiful fall leaves as a backdrop, the Tufts 10K For Women is run starting at the Boston Common.

The Head of the Charles Regatta, the world’s largest 2-day regatta, rows its way to the Charles River.

The Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins start their hockey season


 The Frog Pond on the Boston Common opens for skating (weather permitting!).

Don’t miss a true tradition! See the Boston Ballet’s version of the Nutcracker.


 To get into the holiday spirit, witness tree lightings on the Boston Common and the Prudential Center.

You know Boston is a sports town. The Boston Celtics basketball team starts their season.

Last, but certainly not least, ring in the New Year by celebrating First Night, a day and night filled with family friendly activities featuring local artists as well as a parade, ice sculptures, and two fireworks displays!