6 Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekend: August 6-8

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6 Events You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekend: August 6-8

Your weekend plans are about to get a lot more interesting….

From sandcastles to Shakespeare, there’s no shortage of fun events happening around Boston right now. Check out our top events for August 6-8 to get some inspiration for your own weekend itinerary!

1. Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival


From Friday, August 6th, until Sunday, August 8th, the International Sand Sculpting Festival will be held on Revere Beach once again. This free festival features large-scale sand sculptures crafted by internationally renowned artists from the U.S. and Canada. Plus, there will also be food trucks, vendors, and other exhibits on site. Talk about a perfect summer activity!

Find it at Revere Beach.

2. The 101st Madonna Della Cava Feast

Madonna Della Cava Sunday Procession
[photo source: https://www.madonnadellacava.com/]
On the second weekend of every August, the North End celebrates the Feast of Madonna Della Cava. This 101 year-old celebration began when Italian immigrants from Pietraperzia, Sicily, brought the tradition over to Boston’s North End at the beginning of the 20th century.  During the feast,  a beautiful cloth banner bearing the Madonna’s image is carried throughout the neighborhood, and the procession is accompanied by food and music on the streets as well.

Find it at Hanover Street (between Charter Street & Commercial Street).

3. Dine Out Boston

From August 8th to the 21st, 84 restaurants in Boston will be taking part in Dine Out Boston. This 2-week event is a wonderful opportunity to get some great deals on the best food in town. Participating restaurants (including the lovely Bar ‘Cino Brookline pictured above) offer a fixed price menu of their specialties at great prices, and there are options available for all price ranges. Check out the full list of restaurants, and enjoy your meal!

4. SoWa First Friday


SoWa is back in action! In addition to hosting a fabulous open air market and beer garden every Sunday, the SoWa Artists Guild is also hosting First Fridays and Second Sundays this weekend. First Friday gives you a chance to interact with some of the 90+ artists displaying and selling their works at the market. Plus, after you’ve shopped till you drop, you can sip a beer, eat some food and relax at the beer garden on site! Be sure to catch First Friday on August 6th from 5-9pm, and Second Sunday on August 8th from 11am-4pm.
Find it at 450 Harrison Avenue.

5. Waltham Riverfest

This weekend, Waltham will be celebrating by the Charles River with music, food, and lots of fun. Right near the Moody Street Bridge, the town will be hosting live music, food trucks, and activities for kids. Not to mention, the adult activity of choice is the Mighty Squirrel pop-up beer garden, which will have tons of locally made craft brews available at Riverfest!

Find it at the Moody St. Bridge (200 Moody St).

6. Shakespeare on the Common

This is the last weekend that the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will be performing The Tempest for Shakespeare on the Common, Boston’s annual free theatre production. You’ll be able to catch the last performances this weekend starting at 8 PM on Boston Common every night. You definitely don’t want to miss this fantastic (and free) theatrical experience!

Find it at Boston Common.

[featured image: sowaboston.com]


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