Weekend plans, here we come!
After a rainy Friday, expect a drizzly Saturday breaking into sunny skies and perfect temperatures this Sunday. Rain or shine, you won’t want to miss these fun weekend activities going on in and around Boston.
1. Stop and smell the roses at Kelleher Rose Garden
Peak season at the Kelleher Rose Garden wraps up this weekend, so it’ll be your last chance to see the flowers in full bloom. The garden is open from 7am to 5pm every day — you’ll want to get there early to wander through more than 200 different types of roses. Among the flowers, you’ll find a serene stone fountain encircled by cherubs, creating a perfectly romantic scene for a daytime date.
Find the Kelleher Rose Garden at 73 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215.
2. Enjoy some jazz and cheese at DockFest in Charlestown
DockFest, hosted by The Anchor, begins Thursday, July 1 and runs through Wednesday, July 7, with plenty of events over the coming weekend. Namely, head down around lunchtime on Saturday to enjoy live jazz from 11am to 2pm and free cheese samples from 12pm to 4pm. The historic surrounding neighborhood and harbor views provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxed, sun-filled weekend. Check out all the DockFest events here.
Find Dockfest at 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown, MA 02129.
3. Shop local at the DTX Arts Market
This open-air market is a part of Boston HarborFest, a 40-year-old event series that celebrates Independence Day, and will showcase the work of local artists. This is a perfect opportunity to support local artisans this Fourth of July weekend! It will run from 11am to 6pm on Thursday and Friday.
Find DTX Arts Market at Summer Street in Downtown Crossing.
4. Check out some classic cars on Summer Street
The Classic Car Showcase on Summer Street, also a part of Boston HarborFest, is a must-see for car enthusiasts. Attendees can talk with owners and get up close and personal with classic vehicles from 11am to 2pm. Check out the rest of the HarborFest 2021 events here.
Find the cars along Summer Street.
5. … And of course, see some fireworks!
Naturally, there are plenty of places to view fireworks on Saturday and Sunday — the most famous of which is the annual fireworks show at Boston Common, accompanied by the Boston Pops orchestra. This year, the two events will be separated in accordance with safety restrictions, with the Boston Pops concert moving to Tanglewood in the Berkshires. The concert and Boston Common fireworks display will be televised separately. However, ambitious viewers will likely be able to see the display from nearby streets and the upper floors of nearby buildings.
Find them at Boston Common, 139 Tremont St 1B Charles St 38 Beacon St 167 Tremont St, 115 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116.