45 Exciting Things To Do In Boston This August

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45 Exciting Things To Do In Boston This August

Enjoy that sweeeeet August sunshine.

Although July was quite a rainy month, hopefully August will bring some much-needed sun to Boston. Here are 43 activities that’ll liven up your summer days before they come to an end in September!

1. Reserve your free tickets for the radiant LUMA Festival coming to upstate NY

The stunning LUMA festival is back this fall with a larger-than-life light show just five hours west of Boston. For their seventh annual projection arts fest, the buildings of downtown Binghamton will be taken over with breathtaking 3D projections on the weekend of September 10th and 11th. And it’s completely free to attend! Reserve your spot here. ⭐️Sponsored⭐️

2. Explore Boston with an interactive outdoor game

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Get ready to see Boston from a whole new perspective! The open-air game company Questo has created an outdoor adventure game, inspired by local folklore and history, that takes you on an eventful adventure across the city and offers one of the most unique ways of discovering your hometown. ⭐️Sponsored⭐️

3-9. Relax by the waterfront

As a seaside town, Boston has no shortage of waterfront dining. There’s no better plan for a summer evening than to spend the evening cooling off by the water at one of the many beautiful waterfront spots the city has to offer, so check out our list of 8 seaside eateries for your evening plans.

10-17. Cool down with a scoop of Boston’s best ice cream

If it’s hot out in Boston, there’s one thing you must have at hand at all times–an ice cream! Our mapped-out list has everything from Emack & Bolio’s cool cones to Eataly’s gourmet Italian gelato. Check it out here!

18. Jump on the charcuterie craze at Kured

If you’ve ever been on the foodie side of TikTok, you’l definitely be familiar with the meat-and-cheese trend sweeping the internet. You can try out a customized charcuterie board at Kured in Beacon Hill, where you can pick out your very own selections of meats and cheeses to take home. Better yet, they also offer local delivery to get your custom boards sent straight to your home!

19. Attend a free Shakespeare play in the park

Boston’s most popular outdoor theatre is back this summer with a free production of The Tempest. Running until August 8, you don’t wanna miss this lovely performance in an even lovelier location: Boston Common!


20-25. Level up your kitchen game at a cooking class

If you’re looking for a delicious food experience that you can recreate again and again, why not try a cooking class? Whether it’s  in-person or online, our 5 suggestions for cooking classes offered in Boston right now will be sure to elevate your kitchen skills to a whole new level.

26-30. Take a wild ride at a local theme park

Warm summer weekends call for city escapes and adventure — and what better place to find both than at a theme park? From the North Shore to the further-flung Lake Compounce, our list of theme parks near Boston are some of the best theme parks near Boston to pay a visit to this summer.

31-37. Cruise around the city’s parks on a bicycle

A bike ride around Boston is a simple yet enjoyable summer activity for locals and visitors alike. There’s a bike path for everyone – whether you’re looking for a beginner-friendly path, Instagrammable views of the city, or historical landmarks. You can bring your own bike or rent a Blue Bike from one of the many docking stations around the Hub.

38. Eat, drink, and be merry on the Cocktails and Cannoli tour

Italian pastries, unique cocktails, and the sights and history of the North End: the Cocktails & Cannoli tour has everything you’d want from a walking tour in Boston. Throughout this two-hour tour, you’ll sample four Italian desserts, such as cannoli and gelato, and three cocktails, including an espresso martini. Plus, you get to skip the line for Mike’s Pastry and Modern Pasty — what’s sweeter than that?

30-45. Lounge around at one of Boston’s beautiful parks

From Fenway to the South End to the Back Bay, Boston’s green spaces are a perfect backdrop for a lazy summer afternoon. For all your lounging and picnicking needs, check out our picks for some of the best parks in Boston. 

[featured image: Pixabay / David Mark]

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