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Looking for things to do in Boston in June?

The Top 13 Epic Adventures To Unleash The Fun In Boston This June!

Oh, June in Boston! Let me tell you, it’s like the city chugs a gallon of espresso and goes from sleepy to peppy in a blink! The moment June arrives, you can practically hear the city screaming, “Let the good times roll, baby!”

First of all, the weather!

June gives Boston a break from the frosty grip of winter and the unpredictable tantrums of spring. The sun decides to join the party, and suddenly it’s all warm and toasty. You can finally step out of your apartment without looking like a walking marshmallow.

Trust me, that’s a sight to behold!

But it’s not just the temperature that gets everyone’s spirits up. June brings a kaleidoscope of events and festivals that make Boston come alive.

From the Boston Harborfest to the Pride Parade, there’s something for everyone. And let’s not forget the music festivals! You’ll see people dancing in the streets, their moves rivaling those of Beyoncé (or at least trying their best).

The city parks transform into playgrounds for grown-ups.

People flock to the Esplanade for picnics, frisbee games, and impromptu concerts. The Swan Boats in the Public Garden become the floating hotspots of romance, and even the squirrels seem to be having a squirrel-sized fiesta.

The Fenway neighborhood is no exception to the June fever.

Baseball fans come alive, cheering for their beloved Red Sox at Fenway Park. The air is thick with the smell of hot dogs and the sound of crackling bats. It’s like the entire city is holding its breath, waiting for the home run that sends everyone into a frenzy.

So, you see, June in Boston is like a magic spell.

It shakes the city out of its winter slumber and injects it with a dose of vibrant energy. From the lively events to the infectious atmosphere, it’s the perfect time to explore, laugh, and soak up the contagious joy that radiates from every street corner. Boston in June?

It’s a party you don’t want to miss, my friend!

  • 13. Watch cliff divers fly off of the ICA

    The Red Bull Cliff Divers are coming back to the ICA for Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd as the only stop in the US. The free-to-attend Boston competition, set for Saturday, June 3rd, will take place high atop the Institute of Contemporary Art in the Seaport. The event features 24 of the world’s most elite high-divers leaping, twisting, and somersaulting into Boston Harbor in front of thousands of spectators.

    Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

    Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Boston, United States The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to Boston's waterfront, an iconic backdrop to 2023's first stop. Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Boston, United States The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns to Boston's waterfront, an iconic backdrop to 2023's first stop.

  • 12. Family Zumba

    Dance the summer away with these free classes!

    Summer Fitness Series Family Zumba

    Family Zumba gives you and your family a chance to be active together. It's a full body workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

  • 11. Tina Fey & Amy Poehler at MGM Grand at Fenway

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler: How to buy tickets to 2023 tour, Boston show

    Comedians and "SNL" alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are heading out on their first live tour this spring to celebrate 30 years of friendship. The "Restless Leg Tour" will perform eight shows on April 28, 29 and 30 in Washington D.C., May 20 and 21 in Chicago, June 9 in Boston and June 10 and 11 in Atlantic City.

  • 10. Soul Music!

    The 4th annual Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Festival celebrates Black joy, arts, music and culture on June 23 and 24 from noon to 8 p.m. 

    Arts & Culture | BAMS Fest | United States

    BAMS Fest is a cultural movement on the front lines of racial equity, creative freedom and economic empowerment for Black creative entrepreneurs across Greater Boston and beyond!

  • 9. Scooper Bowl at Patriot Place, Foxboro

    We all scream for ice cream! Check it out this Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 at Patriot Place in Foxborough, Mass. Enjoy unlimited ice cream, live entertainment, and fun, while supporting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund in the sweetest way possible!

    #ScooperBowl is coming!

    Since 1983, Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® has been serving up sweet scoops of your favorite frozen treats from Boston Common, Boston's City Hall Plaza, and Patriot Place in Foxborough! The nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, a New England tradition, has raised more than $7.3 million to support cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

  • 8. See Evita

    Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony Award-winning rock opera Evita follows the adored and reviled Eva Perón’s meteoric rise from an impoverished childhood to first lady of Argentina until her death at 33. Directed by Sammi Cannold (Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment, EndlingsViolet), this eagerly anticipated revival featuring unforgettable songs including “Buenos Aires” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” explores how we make sense of contradictions in legacy.

    Evita is now playing at the A.R.T in Cambridge through July 30 at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square. 

    May 2023: Evita at A.R.T.

    Recommended for eighth grade and up. Recommended for eighth grade and up. Book Now Book Now Learn more: Select a performance Close Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning rock opera Evita follows the adored and reviled Eva Perón's meteoric rise from an impoverished childhood to first lady of Argentina until her death at 33.

     

  • 7. Al Fresco Music at the Boston Public Library

    The Concerts in the Courtyard series runs from June through August.

    Concerts in the Courtyard

    The 2023 Concerts in the Courtyard series will run from Friday, June 2nd through Wednesday, August 30th with performances in the McKim Building Courtyard (inclement weather location: the Rabb Lecture Hall). Performances run for one hour and will be held at 12:30 pm on Fridays and 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.

  • 6. Celebrate Pride Month!

    Boston Pride | Annual Pride Festival Events, Deals & Things to Do

    Several upcoming events will bring LGBTQ people together to commemorate over 50 years of Pride in Boston, honoring the network of care that comprises the LGBTQ+ community and celebrating the always fabulous and multi-faceted expressions of LGBTQ+ culture. Boston is always out and always welcoming, and you're invited to celebrate Boston's annual Boston Pride month.

  • 5. Celebrate Juneteenth!

    Juneteenth Celebration In Boston | History & Heritage

    June 19th is celebrated and commemorated in the United States as the anniversary of when enslaved persons in parts of Texas first learned of their liberation in 1865. Juneteenth, as this annual event is named, is observed in Boston and all over our nation in a festive and poignant way with food, art, music, dance and remembrance of the history of slavery and freedom.

  • 4. Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

    Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

    Established in 1979, Boston Dragon Boat Festival is the first and oldest such festival in North America and has grown from a small neighborhood event to New England's largest Asian-American cultural event.

  • 3. Bryan Adams: So Happy It Hurts 2023 with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

    Bryan Adams | TD Garden

    Famed musician and singer-songwriter Bryan Adams has announced his 2023 So Happy It Hurts Tour with iconic group Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Produced by Live Nation, the notable run will hit 26 cities across the U.S. this summer, with stops in New York City, Boston, Tampa, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco and more.

  • 2. Ed Sheeran, The Boch Center, Boston

    Ed Sheeran: - Tour | Boch Center

    Global superstar ED SHEERAN has announced details for the "- Tour" (pronounced "Subtract Tour"), a very special run of dates set to take place in theaters and auditoriums in 14 cities across North America inlcuding Boston's Wang Theatre, plus singer-songwriter BEN KWELLER supporting the Boston date.

  • 1. Project Paulie Bocce Club

    Get ready to bounce, toss and roll at Project Paulie Bocce Club. The Project Paulie Bocce Club has three outdoor bocce lanes and a clubhouse filled with exclusive Project Paulie Bocce Club merchandise, available in-person at the Clubhouse!

    Boston Seaport | Project Paulie Bocce Club

    Get ready to bounce, toss and roll at Project Paulie Bocce Club. The Project Paulie Bocce Club has three outdoor bocce lanes and a clubhouse filled with exclusive Project Paulie Bocce Club merchandise, available in-person at the Clubhouse. Project Paulie Bocce Club is located at 88 Seaport Boulevard open daily from 11:00am to 8:00pm.

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