Who’s ready for the weekend?! We’ve got all the best, funkiest, most delicious (and free) events around Boston, so get ready to get busy!
Concerts in the Courtyard: Moody Street Sound
Every Wednesday and Friday, the Boston Public Library hosts ~free~ concerts in its gorgeous courtyard. This week, don’t miss Moody Street Sound, a funky jazz and soul group from Lowell! Check out the schedule for the rest of the summer concert series here.
Lunch Break on D: 12 – 2 pm
The Lawn on D is an awesome spot right in front of the Boston Convention Center that plays home to cool events all summer long. Each Friday, Berklee College of Music students perform live while you get to mingle on the lawn, hang out on the giant circle swings, play games, and munch on food from Rebel Restaurants! You can check out the scheduled performances here.
Spectacle Island Yoga: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Check out Yoga Around Town this Saturday with a trip to Spectacle Island in the Boston Harbor! Tickets include a round-trip ferry ride (about 30 mins each way) as well as an hour-long vinyasa flow class that’s accompanied by live music and open to all levels. Get your tickets here!
Boston Pride Parade: 12 pm
Don’t miss this super colorful, dance-party parade celebrating the LGBTQ community in Boston! For more info, check out this week’s #NUBucketList!
Dragon Boat Festival: 7 am – 5 pm
Each year, dozens of intricately decorated boats race down the Charles as part of the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Teams from around the world compete for the champion title in front of thousands of spectators. The races are intermingled with cultural performances like taiko drumming and bhangra dance, and will host food trucks serving up some of Boston’s best Asian cuisine. Check out the schedule here!
Pride Week Block Parties: 1 – 8 pm
If you missed the Pride Parade on Saturday (or if you just can’t get enough Pride week!), then head over to Back Bay for a Pride Block Party! Jam with DJ Jalil Z and DJ Andrea, grab some food from local vendors and food trucks, and meet the people behind some of Boston’s coolest LGBTQ advocacy groups.
Squeezebox Slam: 12 – 6 pm
Stop by Davis Square in Somerville for the annual Squeezebox Slam, a funky festival of accordion music! Amateurs and professionals from all over New England will be playing on street corners amongst food trucks and booths; the line-up includes groups specializing in everything from classic southern tunes to alt-pop covers. Check out the schedule here.