Boston Summer Events & Activities Guide

An upscale boutique guestroom or suite at The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, MA puts you a mere 15 minutes from the heart of Boston, one of the world’s great cities. Summertime, needless to say, is a wonderful time to visit the City on a Hill, chock-full as it is with seasonal festivals, showstopper concerts, and opportunities for outdoor fun, dining, shopping, and so much more.

It’s hard, indeed, to encapsulate everything the summer stretch offers in Boston, but we’ll take a whirlwind tour of just some of the happenings and activities you might consider partaking of on an Inn at Hastings Park idyll.

Summer Festivals in Boston

The summer festival calendar is hot and heavy in Boston. To give you some idea of the frequency and variety of celebrations and soirees, we’ll list a far-from-exhaustive sampling here:

  • Cambridge Arts River Festival (June 15)
  • Boston Portuguese Festival (June 16)
  • 14th Annual Boston Juneteenth Emancipation Observance (June 19)
  • Boston Pizza Festival (June 22)
  • BAMS (Boston Art & Music Soul) Festival (June 29)
  • Boston Harborfest (July 1 – July 4)
  • Boston JerkFest Caribbean Foodie Festival (July 13 – July 14)
  • Dine Out Boston (August 4 – August 17)
  • Fisherman’s Feast (August 15 – August 18)
  • Gloucester Waterfront Festival (August 17 – August 18)

And so, so much more…

2024 Summer Concerts in Boston

Top-caliber live music awaits you anytime of year in Boston, but there’s no question that the options really go through the roof with the summer concert season.

Among the big-name performers taking the stage in Beantown this summer—here again, a mere sampler pack—include:

  • Roger Daltrey (June 20, Leader Bank Pavilion)
  • Sarah McLachlan on her Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th Anniversary Tour (June 22, Leader Bank Pavilion
  • Janet Jackson (June 28, TD Garden)
  • Kid Cudi (July 24, TD Garden
  • The Mountain Goats (August 1, Citizens House of Blues)
  • Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara & Busta Rhymes (August 10, TD Garden)
  • Melissa Etheridge & Indigo Girls (August 17, Leader Bank Pavilion)

Summer Activities to Enjoy on a Boston Daytrip From The Inn at Hastings Park

There are so many ways you can take advantage of the long days and warm, sunshiny weather defining a Boston summer. Steer your way to the most venerable ballpark in Major League Baseball for a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Take a Swan Boat ride in the Boston Public Garden or go paddling or sailing on the Charles River. Take in one of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Free Shakespeare on The Common performances. Go on any number of guided walking or bicycle tours.

You can get plenty of other ideas (and also find more comprehensive listings of summer concerts and festivals) via Meet Boston.

Book a Summer Stay at The Inn at Hastings Park & Enjoy All the Season Has to Offer in Boston

When you’re not rocking out, dining out, or otherwise blissing out on a summer afternoon in the City on a Hill, you’ll have some of the finest boutique accommodations in Greater Boston to enjoy here at The Inn at Hastings Park. Book your guestroom or suite at our historic hotel for a summertime getaway today!

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