How to Spend Your Summer 1 in Boston

1. If riding bikes is your thing, Massachusetts is celebrating Bike Week where there are events all across the state for anyone and everyone. (May 14-22)  

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2. A festival of music, technology, and film screenings, Together Boston is a week-long event with many activities all around the Boston/Cambridge area. (May 15-22)

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3. If fitness and adventure is your thing, participating in the 24-hour adventure race Questival with your friends might just be the thing for you. (May 27-28) 

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4. The biggest concert festival of the year, in Boston at least, Boston Calling is definitely something to check out. (May 27-29)

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5. A little outside the city, the Salem Arts Festival involves everything artistic from music to photography to the culinary arts. (June 3-5) 

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6. Closer to home, there is the Coolidge Corner Arts Festival, and they are partnering with the Boston Food Truck Alliance this year. (June 4) 

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7. If you want to experience some traditional Irish music and culture, head over to Irish Fest at the International Christian Church (ICC). (June 4-5)

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8. As a part of Boston Pride Week, going to the Pride Parade is a great way to have some fun in the city while showing support for a cause. (June 11)

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9. Though the Boston Marathon is over, the 5k Color Run in Boston is another, and shorter, way to get some exercise via running.  (June 11) 

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10. Another cultural event, the Dragon Boat Festival includes both races and performances. (June 12 [time trials June 11]) 

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11. Along with dance performances and live music, the Harvard Summer Solstice Celebration gives free admission to the four HMSC museums. (June 20) 

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12. Yet another cultural event, the Boston JerkFest involves great food and great music. (June 24-25) 

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