After a long winter, Boston is back and blooming again this April. There’s plenty of things to do this month, from spring-themed art tours and picnic adventures to tea parties and baseball games. Check out our 33 favorite activities this month, and get out there and enjoy the weather!
Get lost down the rabbit hole at this Alice in Wonderland-inspired Gin and Tea Party in Boston. This tipsy tea party extravaganza will feature the Mad Hatter, Dormouse, and The March Hare in a 90-minute long, cocktail-crafting session. Indulge in extravagant cocktails as you enjoy an extravagant tea party in a curious setting! Seats are limited at the Mad Hatter’s table, so make sure to book your tickets soon!
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a whole new light with these sensational concerts located in historical Boston venues. Throughout April, the Candlelight Concert series will feature a wide variety of themed repertoires, from Taylor Swift to Tchaikovsky. Highlights of the concert series this month include:
Dino Safari is an absolute delight for dino enthusiasts both young and old. In this immersive exhibition located in Faneuil Hall, you’ll be able to meet life-sized, moving dinosaurs up-close and learn everything about them! With a huge gift shop filled with dino merch and a VR games, it’s a wildly popular and fun family adventure. Get your tickets here before they sell out!
From April 1st until April 30th, a public art installation named 20 Knots: Daffodils for Boston will be blowing in the breeze in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. Returning for its fourth year, these yellow and orange daffodils stand at 20 feet tall, and they expand and change direction with the blowing wind.
At this latest artistic exhibition, you can step inside the surrealist world of Rene Magritte, the famous Belgian painter. Explore his life, his work, and his secrets as never before through cutting-edge 360 degree digital projections, a one-of-a-kind VR experience, and a uniquely atmospheric light and sound show. Interested in immersing yourself inside the world of his art? Hop on the waitlist to be the first to know when the exhibit starts!
Enjoy the lovely springtime weather and go on an adventurous culinary experience! This mystery picnic date includes solving puzzles and riddles sent to your smartphone to figure out the location of your stunning secret picnic spot. You can go on this 3-hour picnic extravaganza with a date or a group of friends—it’s up to you!
Boston’s Public Garden is the perfect place to spend a sunny day in April. After you’ve tiptoed through the tulips and admired the cherry blossoms, you can officially take a spin on the famous Swan Boats starting April 16th!
Get ready for the sushi experience of a lifetime! The city’s best sushi parlors are coming together to create one massive sushi fest in Boston, with cool pop-up bars and workshops. Whether you eat meat, are vegetarian or vegan, this festival has all the gourmet eats for you! You can reserve your spot on the waitlist now.
To celebrate one of the prettiest times of the year, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will be showcasing dozens of massive floral arrangements inspired by the paintings in their own collection. Returning for the first time since 2019, the Art in Bloom event will take place this year from Friday, April 29, to Sunday, May 1. You won’t want to miss this multi-sensory artistic experience!
Get out of your kitchen comfort zone and take a pasta-making class with your friends, family, or loved ones. Not only will you have fun and eat fantastic food, you’ll also be able to recreate the dishes afterwards as many times as you want.
DC isn’t the only place you can see cherry blossoms in the Northeast—we’ve got some beautiful ones here in Boston, too! They’re expected to bloom in early April, so don’t miss spring’s best flower and check them out at one of these 5 spots, including:
- Charles River Esplanade
- Boston Common and Public Garden
- Arnold Arboretum
On a rainy spring day, have an adventure right inside your own home. You can transform your living room, bathroom, kitchen or even your garden into an amazing escape room to do at home. With three fantastical stories to choose from, all you have to do is download your favorite kit, print it and have fun!
On April 15, our beloved Red Sox make their return to Fenway Park. Whether you’re in the stands or watching at your favorite sports bar, you’ll be sure to have a good time enjoying America’s favorite pastime.
We can’t wait to see the newest movie releases on a screen larger than our laptops! This spring, there are plenty of anticipated films, like The Batman and Morbius. Get your tickets to the hottest films in Boston here with an exclusive discount.
Next Door is the latest speakeasy in East Boston, and their cocktails are totally wild – think smoke bubbles, blowtorch infusions, and drinks locked in treasure chests! Read more about this bar – and how to locate the door – here.
Care for a spot of tea? Level up your weekend brunch plans and have a tea party at the Boston Public Library instead. The Courtyard Tea Room has all the tiny cakes and crumpets that you could desire, and the location is killer too. You can make a reservations at their website.
Signs of spring are around every corner – the snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the sun is setting later in the evening. And if you look closely, the first spring flowers are peaking their heads out of the ground, too! Soon enough, Boston will be in full bloom, so check out our guide on 8 places to see flowers in bloom this season. Keep your eyes peeled for new flashes of color every week!
[Featured image: Unsplash / Josephine Baran]