Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series on the top Boston events for the summer 2019 covers June and some of July. Below, you will find the rest of the top events for the summer in Boston, including events in July and August.
Held on July 2oth, the Riverfest will offer plenty of fun with exhibitors, vendors, music, food, and more. The event is held to celebrate the many parks along the Neponset River, including all the wildlife and more. It’s a very family-friendly event.
For more information, visit their website here.
52nd Annual Puerto Rican Festival & Parade
A very popular festival held this year from July 26th to 28th, the Puerto Rican Festival will include plenty of fun. It’s filled with great entertainment, food, vendors, and so much more.
The festival will run from 5pm to 11pm on Friday and from 12pm to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. Find out more about the event here.
Newport Folk Festival
Held from July 26th to July 28th, the Newport Fold Festival will feature some of the top choices for folk music. The lineup for this year’s festival includes:
- Adia Victoria
- Amy Ray Band
- Cooks in the Kitchen
- Dawes & Friends
- Jade Bird
- Illiterate Light
- Kacey Musgraves
- Lake Street Dive
- Lucy Dacus
- Parker Millsap
- Mountain Man
- Sheryl Crow
- And More!
Enjoy great music, along with plenty of fun at Fort Adams State Park when you attend this great event. Find out more by visiting the event website here.
Boston Seafood Festival
The 2019 Boston Seafood Festival is set to be held on August 4th from 11am to 6pm. This event will be held on the historic Boston Fishing Pier with some of the best seafood in the area ready for you to try.
Along with the seafood, there will be plenty of chef demos, educational events, and more.
The full event schedule has yet to be released. Visit their website for more information here.
Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest
If you love beer and food, the Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest is perfect for you. This event will be held on August 10th with more than 175 craft beers, ciders, and malt beverages on hand. More than 70 breweries will be at the festival showing off the brews they have created. Along with the beer, there will be plenty of restaurants on hand with great food.
Brew at the Zoo
On August 17th, the very popular Brew at the Zoo event will be back. This event will provide plenty of fun at the Franklin Park Zoo for those 21 years of age and older.
The 10th annual Brew at the Zoo will include plenty of samples from area breweries and restaurants. In addition, those in attendance can enjoy the many animals, including zebras, giraffes, kangaroos, and more. This year there will even be an exhibit called the Wicked BIG Bugs exhibit.
VIP tickets are available and provide access to a special VIP tent, along with a chance to hang out with the two-toed sloth named Molasses. Find out more about this fun event here.
Other great events you can enjoy this summer in Boston include:
- Salem Jazz and Soul Festival – August 17th and 18th
- Gloucester Waterfront Festival – August 17th and 18th
- Quincy August Moon Festival – August 18th
- Dine Out Boston – August 18th to 23rd and 25th to 30th
- Children’s Summer Festival – August 20th
- Boston Carnival Parade – August 24th
- Hopfest – August 2th
- Riverfest Seaside Music Festival – August 24th
- Campfire Festival – August 30th to September 2nd
- Gloucester Schooner Festival – August 30th to September 2nd
- King Richard’s Faire – August 31st to October 20th
- Martha’s Vineyard Jazz and Blues Summerfest – Dates TBA
- The Bread & Roses Heritage Festival – September 2nd
- JP Music Festival – September 7th
- Blues N Brews – September 7th
- Oktoberfest – September 7th and 9th
- Cambridge Carnival – September 8th
- Boston Festival of Indie Games or BostonFIG Fest – September 14th
- Ales & Tales – September 14th
- Boston Local Food Festival – September 15th
- Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival – September 19th to 22nd
- Mass Fermentational – September 21st
- Cape Cod Brew Fest – September 21st
Boston is packed with tons of great events for the summer of 2019. These are just some of the main events. Many other smaller events will be held throughout the summer, as well.