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The 7 Best Events Happening in Boston This Spring

Bostonians are all eagerly waiting to leave their winter jackets at home and to get out and enjoy warm spring weather. With the official start of spring less than two weeks away, I thought I’d share some of the best events going on in Boston in these next few months–––you’ll surely get out of your room and savor the sun! 

1. Mirror Maze at the Museum of Science

Picture Credit: The Herald

When: Now through April 25th

Where: The Museum of Science

This temporary exhibit at the museum of science helps show the everyday mathematical patterns that surround humans. Entry into the Museum of Science is $25, giving you access to all of the exhibition halls. Plus, this makes for a great Instagram picture.

2. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Picture Credit: Weekend Pick

When: March 18th

Where: South Boston

Boston is big on St. Patrick’s Day and South Boston’s annual parade will be sure to get you into the spirit. The event is free to attend, just make sure to wear green! Check out the parade route to find the perfect place to see the entire parade.

3. Red Sox’s Opening Day

Picture Credits: Boston Herald

When: April 5th

Where: Fenway Park

You can’t live in Boston without going to a Sox game! Red Sox’s games are always a great spring activity to enjoy with friends. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to opening day, there are plenty of more games that run through the spring season. Ticket prices vary, but the best low prices can be found on StubHub and Vivid Seats

4. Marathon Monday

Picture Credit: Boston Athletic Association

When: April 16th

Where: All throughout Boston

What’s a Boston spring events list without Marathon Monday? If you have yet to experience Patriot’s Day in Boston, you’ll quickly find that it’s a big day here. The marathon runs right through BU’s campus, going right onto Beacon St. and Kenmore Square. Free and close by, what’s not to love?

5. Boston’s Independent Film Festival

Picture Credit: IFF Boston

When: April 26th through May 3rd

Where: Somerville Theater

The Boston Independent Film Festival runs for eight days, showcasing films from around the world that are outside of the traditional Hollywood style. Some films include panels and parties, so visit the IFF Boston website for more information on dates and tickets.

6. SoWa Open Market

Picture Credit: Pinterest

When: Every Saturday and Sunday from April 29th to October 29th

Where: Harrison Ave

This is Boston’s largest outdoor market, including a farmer’s market, art vendors, food trucks, and music. Bring your friends one weekend for lunch and enjoy not only the food but some shopping and free live music. Check out what SoWa has to offer!  

7. Boston Calling Music Festival

Picture Credit: LiveForMusic

When: May 25th-27th

Where: Harvard University

Boston Calling is an annual music festival that just recently changed its venue to accommodate more people. With a lineup of artists from Eminem to The Killers to Tyler, the Creator, this music festival will be tons of fun. Ticket prices vary depending on which days you want to attend, so check out the Boston Calling website for the complete music lineup and tickets.

Springtime can be stressful with the school year coming to a close, so it is important to get out of your typical routine. These events are guaranteed to do just that, and truly show what Boston has to offer. 


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Callie is double majoring in English and Cinema and Media Studies at Boston University. Outside of writing for HerCampus, her interests include watching movies, reading, skiing, and beauty. She is a Boston native. 
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