Extreme Beer Fest
Billed as the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity, more than 80 brewers and 300 beers jostle for attention at this fun-filled festival. Attendees must be aged 21 or over.
Boston Science Fiction Film Festival
The oldest genre film festival in the US, this event showcases over 100 science fiction features and short films from around the world in front of a captivated audience of sci-fi fans.
Travel & Adventure Show
Come and listen to talks by renowned travel experts and pick up cutting edge travel-related products from industry vendors at this popular trade fair.
New England Boat Show
Boating enthusiasts can come and marvel at state-of-the-art boats, marine gear and aquatic accessories, as well as take part in workshops and meet TV celebrities.
Bugs Bunny Film Festival
All of the legendary characters from the Loony Tunes franchise are celebrated at this film festival, which presents three different big screen programmes over 9 days.
Children’s Winter Festival
Free to enter, parents can bring their kids to enjoy arts & crafts, games, inflatables, and a fun photo booth at the Frog Pond at Boston Common.
Harpoon St. Patrick’s Festival
Lashings of top beer, food, and live music abound at one of Boston’s most famous breweries during its annual fun-packed celebration of St Patrick’s Day.
Bourbon & Bacon Fest
Sample a spectacular array of specialty bourbon from distilleries both large and small, along with delectable smoky bacon-themed treats. Entry is for ages 21-plus.
Boston Flower and Garden Show
For five days the Seaport World Trade Center is filled with garden displays, floral arrangements, a marketplace of plants and garden products, lectures, and demonstrations by experts.
Boston Underground Film festival
A diverse range of alternative short and feature-length films and videos are showcased at this well regarded annual event that’s said to be the largest underground film festival in New England.
World of Wheels
Petrol heads will be in their element at this action-packed car event featuring hot rods, competition cars, specialty and concept vehicles, live entertainment, and a chop shop.
International Folk Festival
Some of Boston’s top budding musicians from the Berklee College of Music perform music from around the world, often in elaborate costume, at this annual folk celebration.
Boston Design Week
Created to increase public awareness of all aspects of design and to foster recognition of the role design plays in our live, this week-long event features more than 80 eclectic design-themed events
Featuring video games, tabletop games, computer games, panels, entertainers, exhibits, and contests, this is a mecca for gaming enthusiasts everywhere.
Beer & Cheese Fest
New England-made craft beers, ciders, and cheeses from 25 brewers and 10 creameries are showcased at this two-day event, ensuring you go home well satiated.
Boston Tattoo Convention
Fans of body ink can head to this acclaimed tattoo convention featuring some of the world’s most talented tattoo artists, along with vendors, seminars, and live entertainment.
Taste of South Boston
Featuring a wide range of local restaurant cuisine, wine and beer tasting, plus live entertainment and a silent auction, this is one of Boston’s biggest foodie events of the year.
Boston International Film Festival
This festival presents more than 100 short and feature-length films from around the world, kicking off with a lavish black-tie gala on the first night.
Come and see the selected contemporary work of some 90 juried artists, including one-of-a-kind pieces. There’s also the chance to meet the artists, and take home something fabulous.
Starting in rural Hopkinton and ending in urban Copley Square, some 30,000 runners traverse hilly terrain on foot in what is thought to the world’s oldest annual marathon.
Celebrate Japanese animation, comics, and pop-culture with live games, panels, karaoke, a music-video contest, cosplay events, not to mention a formal ball.
Independent Film Festival Boston
Showing up to 100 independently-produced movies, this event provides a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talents, attend panel discussions, and compete in an awards ceremony.
Featuring numerous cocktail seminars, tastings, talks, and parties, this festival is a paradise for lovers of exotic and elaborately concocted cocktails.
Art in Bloom
Green fingered types will love this show’s floral arrangements inspired by art. There are gallery exhibitions, outdoor walking tours, classes, demonstrations, and more.
Banned in Boston
Boston celebrities and politicians ham it up in skits and songs about pop culture, preceded by cocktails at Lansdowne Pub. Proceeds go to charity.
This popular arts event features hundreds of artist talks, creative experiences, performances, behind-the-scenes tours, and kids’ activities, many of which are free to attend.
Wake Up the Earth Festival
Attended by over 10,000 revellers each year, this festival is an expression of social justice and love for Mother Earth through music and dance performances, plus craft and food vendors, and a colourful parade.
Kite and Bike Festival
This festival does what it says on the tin, featuring an array of colourful kites flying high along with bikes buzzing around on the lush green grass of Franklin Park Golf Course.
Boston Theater Marathon
First staged over 20 years ago, this award-winning marathon of new 10-minute plays brings together New England playwrights, directors, and theatres for an all-day competition.
This large, family-friendly music festival has outdoor stages where big-name acts put on performances in front of vast audiences of music lovers.