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No matter the time of year, Boston's events calendar is always filled with something to do, whether it be cheering on the crews at the Head of the Charles or taking in the region's best ice cream at the Scooper Bowl. Here's some help at sorting it all out.

12 Things to Do in Boston in April 2014
The top 12 things to do in Boston during April 2014

New Security Regulations Announced for 2014 Boston Marathon
If you're attending the 2014 Boston Marathon, here are the security precautions to consider.

Boston March Events
What to do in Boston March 2014.

Boston February Events
Things to do in Boston during February 2014

Boston January Events
Things to do in Boston, from museum exhibits to wine festivals, in January 2014.

Boston New Year's Eve 2014 Festivities
New Year's Eve events and parties in Boston

Boston 2013: The Year in Review
The Top 10 Events That Shaped 2013 in Boston

Boston December Events
Things to do in Boston in December 2013

November Events in Boston
Boston November 2013 Events and Festivals

October Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, fashion shows, and cultural events throughout the month of October.

Even More Boston September Festivals
In mid- to late September, Boston gets celebratory with festivals for food, wine, music, and quirky local traditions.

September Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of September.

June Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of June.

Calendar of September Events in Boston
The doorstep to fall, September is one of the busiest months on the Boston calendar. Arts, film, jazz, and food festivals crowd the calendar for the month, which also includes the return of college football. The Bruins, and New England’s largest bike festival.

A Guide to Spookyworld
Get spooked this Halloween season with another edition of the classic New England attraction SpookyWorld.

Calendar of October Events in Boston
As the leaves fall in and around Boston during October, so too do the number of days with weather suitable for outdoor activities. Some may see that as a downer, but Bostonians embrace these days of autumn, among the most spectacular that the city has to offer. Here’s a look at some of the top events coming to the city during the month.

Calendar of April Events in Boston
Spring returns and so do the Red Sox, perhaps the surest sign in Boston that summer days aren't too far away. April offers one of the best months Boston has to offer, with the Boston Marathon and baseball taking center stage.

Memorial Day Weekend in Boston
It’s summer. Well, not technically, but you what I mean. Memorial Day weekend kicks off the unofficial start to the season, and that means beaches, barbeques, and maybe even a little yard word are open for business.

The Head of the Charles Regatta
The Head of the Charles Regatta is the world’s largest two-day regatta attracting more than 8,500 rowers and 300,000 spectators to the banks of the Charles River. Now in its 48th year, this two-day event attracts most of the top crews from colleges, high schools, and clubs worldwide.

Lineup Announced for the 2012 Boston Book Festival
The Fourth Annual Boston Book Festival has announced the lineup for the 2012 seminars in Copley Square.

Hub on Wheels Bike Ride Through Boston
Join fellow cyclists in an annual bike tour of the Boston area during the Eighth Annual Hub on Wheels.

Calendar of May Events in Boston
Boston is in bloom, and so is the city's calendar as we throttle toward summer. Highlights include Mother's Day, Boston Bike Week, and Earthfest. Here's a look at May's offerings.

Guide to King Richard's Faire
New England's largest Renaissance fair, King Richard's Faire, returns to Carver this fall.

Taste of the NFL Kickoff Party in the Back Bay
Celebrate the beginning of the 2012 Patriots and NFL seasons with the "Taste of the NFL" in the Back Bay, all to benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Things to Do on Mother's Day in Boston
From the annual Make Way for Ducklings Parade to Lilac Sunday, Mother’s Day in the city of Boston has always held special regard for the women in all of our lives. Here are some ways Mom can hang with her family on her special day this year.

Labor Day Weekend Events in Boston
Try to navigate certain sections of Allston, Brighton, Newton, or Kenmore Square on Labor Day Weekend - the annual Student Invasion - and you’re liable to be stuck in traffic for some time. The solution? Take public transportation and check out some these Labor Day weekend events.

Navy Week Boston 2012
Schedule, guidelines, and other information pertaining to Navy Week Boston.

Fort Point Music Series
The Fort Point Music Series presents four week weeks of music in front of the Boston Children's Museum.

June Events in Boston
Summer in the city brings with it a myriad of events. From the popular Scooper Bowl to the beginning of Boston’s annual Fourth of July festivities, June annually kicks off the tourist season, with plenty to see, do, and taste. And now, with the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 21 years, June just got even better.

July Events in Boston
There are few Boston traditions more memorable than the annual Fourth of July festivities on the Charles River Esplanade, featuring an inspiring mix of music and fireworks that captivates the city every year. But that is just the beginning of a very busy month.

National Lobster Day Specials in Boston
Celebrate National Lobster Day on June 15 with these crustacean-inspired dishes at Boston area restaurants.

Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade
One of the most renowned St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade attracts more than a half-million people every year.

Calendar of St. Patrick's Day Events in Boston
With a large population that lay claims to Irish roots, it’s no wonder that St. Patrick’s Day is a huge annual event in Boston. From the South Boston parade to pub challenges and Irish music, here’s a guide to help you plan your celebration.

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell
The 27th annual Free Friday Flicks is back with a new slate of family-friendly entertainment under the stars in Boston.

Guide to the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
One of the country’s most renowned Independence Day celebrations features a brilliant marriage of music, color, and revelry. As the evening comes to a celebratory close, fireworks light up Boston Harbor in a display that is always memorable.

Calendar of March Events in Boston
Restaurant Week, The Taste of the South End, the Hockey East Finals, and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day, highlight March’s calendar of events in Boston. Here are some of the highlights to enjoy this month.

Seven Ways to Spend Father's Day in Boston
Looking for a way to spend Father's Day in Boston? Here are seven ways to spend the day with Dad.

Calendar of February Events in Boston
For being a short month in the middle of winter, there are plenty of hot happenings in Boston over the course of February, from the traditional hockey Beanpot to Fat Tuesday celebrations and more. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.

Valentine's Day Events in Boston
Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day, so be sure to save the date for some of this year’s local events, whether you plan to celebrate with a loved one or not.

Tall Ships Returning to Boston in 2012
The Tall Ships are returning to Boston in 2012, celebrating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Boston
In 1951, Martin Luther King Jr. began studying at Boston University, where he earned a PhD in systematic theology. Today, almost 60 years later, the city of Boston remembers the storied leader in the African-American civil rights movement with a number of cultural events on the national holiday that now bears his name.

Boston Scooper Bowl Back for 2012
It’s an ice cream bonanza at the annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, where you can sample some of the finest ice cream from New England and beyond, all for a good cause.

Mother's Day Brunch in Boston
Treat Mom to a special brunch this Mother's Day. Here are some of the Boston restaurants offering special menus this year.

Calendar of January Events in Boston
Historically, January is the coldest month in Boston. But the New Year opens in style with some hot events on the calendar.

10 Can't-Miss Summer Attractions in Boston
Headed to Boston this summer? Be sure to check out these 10 can't-miss attractions.

A Guide to First Night Boston
A New Year’s Eve celebration doesn’t have to be a raucous affair. That’s why in 1976, a group of Boston artists and residents started First Night, an alternative to New Year’s Eve revelry that had seemingly become the norm. First Night provides a family-friendly atmosphere with a plethora of options throughout Boston to choose from. Here’s what...

Bacon and Beer Festival
The Bacon and Beer Festival is back. Are you ready?

Calendar of December Events in Boston
Christmas and Hanukah may take precedence when it comes to filling our Boston calendar for the month. But there are a lot of non-holiday-related things to do in Boston this month as well.

Christmas in Boston
There’s a definite energy in Boston around Christmas time. Back Bay streets are bright with holiday lights, the Faneuil Hall tree glitters with hundreds of ornaments, and the city’s world-class dining and shopping takes on characteristics that make the holidays bright. There’s plenty to do, see, and taste. Here’s a look at just some of the many...

Earth Day Events in Boston
Celebrate Earth Day in Boston this spring by participating in one or more of these local events aimed at expanding environmental awareness.

The Stone Zoo Celebrates St. Patrick's Day All During March
The Stone Zoo celebrates St. Patrick's Day all March long with cultural events each Saturday.

Calendar of November Events in Boston
The retail world may want to push you directly into holiday shopping, but November offers plenty to avoid the commercial jingles for a few more weeks. Bob Dylan, the Celtics and Bruins, and the start of the annual tradition, the Nutcracker, highlight November in Boston.

Halloween Events In Salem
Thousands will flock to Salem on Halloween weekend to revel in the city's well-known history of witches and supposed hauntings that continue to this day.

Halloween Events In Boston
Halloween isn’t just trick or treating and bobbing for apples. From Boston’s grizzly history to an animal costume contest, Boston celebrates in various ways. Here are a few of the many Halloween events taking place this month, most of which are family-friendly.

August 2009 Boston Calendar of Events
From ethnic festivals to the Red Sox’ stretch drive in the baseball pennant race, August is annually a month filled with drama and anticipation in Boston, where the autumn months come on as quickly as the onrush of college students. Savor the final, full month of summer by checking out some of these events.

Five Ways To Spend the Holiday Season With Children
Here are five ways to spend the holiday season with children this season.

Things To Do
Boston is a city where the past comes alive in its daily life and many attractions. No matter the time of year, there’s always something to do here, whether it be cheering on the crews at the Head of the Charles, experiencing the Freedom Trail, or enjoying the baseball jewel that is Fenway Park.

July 2009 Boston Calendar of Events
There are few Boston traditions more memorable than the annual Fourth of July festivities on the Esplanade, a wondrous mix of music and fireworks that captivate the city every July. But that is just the beginning of a very busy month.

May 2009 Boston Calendar of Events
The Bruins are playing in May for the first time in a decade, the Celtics are looking to defend their NBA crown, and the Red Sox season is in full swing. As if that weren’t enough on the menu, check out May's other event highlights:

Guide to the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo
The Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo kicks off the skiing and riding season with a host of deals, events, and freebies.

Free Things To Do In Boston During Fall
It’s tough to imagine a season with more universal appeal in New England than fall.

City of Boston Events Brochure
Get the city's official brochure for everything happening in Boston this summer.

Lighting of Boston's Official Christmas Tree
The lighting of the official Boston Christmas tree is an historic partnership dating back 40 years.

April School Vacation Ideas in Boston
Looking for way to keep children busy during April school vacation? Here are some events and attractions in Boston that are perfect for families with another week off school.

Father's Day in Boston
Treat Dad to a day in the city this Father’s Day by checking out some of the events in Boston planned to celebrate all he’s done for you over the years.

CollegeFest 2009
Before you know it, school will be back in session. Get complete information on this year's CollegeFest, the annual back to school festival.

Guide to Boston Harborfest
While Boston’s Fourth of July Spectacular is widely considered one of the best Independence Day celebrations in the country, it isn’t the only attraction that celebrates America’s birthday. Boston’s Harborfest is a six-day celebration that runs from June 30-July 5, boasting hundreds of family-friendly events that celebrate the city’s colonial...

July 2010 Boston Calendar of Events
There are few Boston traditions more memorable than the annual Fourth of July festivities on the Esplanade, a wondrous mix of music and fireworks that captivate the city every July. But that is just the beginning of a very busy month.

Boston Gay Pride Week 2013
Boston celebrates the LGBT community with a parade, festival, lectures, and youth/family events through June 9.

The Santa Speedo Run in Boston
Half-dressed runners take to the streets every December in the annual Santa Speedo Run in Boston's Back Bay.

August Events in Boston
Check out Boston's festivals, concerts, and cultural events throughout the month of August.

Where Are the Best Places to Watch Boston's Fourth of July Fireworks?
Short of spending all day holding a spot in front of the Hatch Shell, there are plenty of other fine spots to catch the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Fourth of July, from aboard a boat on Boston Harbor to the Mass. Ave. bridge. Where are your favorites?

Revere Beach Sand Sculpting Festival
The Seventh Annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival took place over the weekend at Revere Beach. Check out some of the stunning piece of artwork.

Five Events for “A Head Above Fashion”
There is so much going on for Boston Fashion Week, including five events, from event planning company 6one7 Productions. Hosted at some of Boston's best restaurant and bars, you will get to learn something new and see some of the hottest trends in town, with complimentary admission.

Calendar of August Events in Boston
From ethnic festivals to the Red Sox’ stretch drive in the baseball pennant race, August is annually a month filled with drama and anticipation in Boston, where the autumn months come on as quickly as the onrush of college students. Savor the final, full month of summer by checking out some of these events.

Five Spots to Celebrate Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest, the annual beer festival in Germany, is a great excuse to get out around Boston and celebrate in the weeks to come. From parades, to beer gardens, to special dinners, celebrate at these five events.

The Holidays in Boston
Here's everything you need to know about the holiday season in Boston.

Tickets on Sale Now for Peter Pan Show
Peter Pan Show will have numerous shows coming to a tent set up right in downtown Boston at City Hall. Follow Peter on his adventures to Neverland, as he flies through the air, with special effects, in this unique performance, perfect for people of all ages.

The Big Apple Circus Returns to Boston
The Big Apple Circus returns to Boston beginning April 2 for a month-plus run that will last until May 15. This family-friendly, entertaining show has thrilled audiences since 1974, and has visited Boston for more than two decades.

Together Boston Festival
Celebrate electronic music, art, and technology together at this annual event. Featuring performances, classes, lectures, parties, and a long list of events, Together is a week long festival for electronic enthusiasts.

9/11 Events in Boston
The 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil will solemnly be remembered in Boston with a number of events throughout the city and surrounding area.

Royal Wedding Celebrations in Boston
There are some jolly good options in Boston to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Join others in toasting the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Things to Do in August in Boston
From ice cream shops, to concerts, outdoor movies, and restaurants where you can dine al fresco, there is no shortage of ways to spend summer in Boston. Check out this collection of articles on things to do this August.

Sample Some of Boston's Best Chowder at Chowderfest
Sample some of the best chowder that Boston has to offer at the annual Chowderfest, one of the highlights of Harborfest, the city’s schedule of events surrounding the Fourth of July. You’ll be able to vote for your favorite and help declare this year’s winners.

Boston Museums Hosting Live Music All Summer Long
Check out these three local museums in Boston hosting concerts throughout the summer. You will get the best of both worlds, including plenty of artwork along with live music.

Tickets available now for Taste of Cambridge
Enjoy food and drinks for a good cause, from 50 Cambridge businesses, at the Taste of Cambridge. Tickets are available now or at the door at this exciting event, held in Harvard Square.

Five Places in Boston to celebrate Father’s Day
Check out these five places in Boston for some Father's day fun. Whether you want a pre fix menu or a la cart dining, there are some exciting things being served up around town to celebrate dad.

Annual Chefs in Shorts Event in Boston
The annual Chefs in Shorts event allows you to dine outdoors on grilled treats. The best chefs in the area join together at this charity event to benefit the GBFB.

Fourth of July in Boston
It's one of the biggest holidays on the Boston calendar. Here's what you need to know about celebrating the Fourth of July.

North End Feasts
The North End is the place to be this summer, when the Boston neighborhood hosts its annual feasts. Featuring food, drinks, games, music, and more, it is a great way to spend a day or night in Boston, celebrating in the streets.

Taste of the North End Recap 2011
The Taste of the North End is held every year to raise money for local charities. Check out a recap about what went down at this exciting event.

Boston Harborfest Events
Get a complete listing of the more than 200 different events taking place during this year's Harborfest, a six-day Independence Day celebration of local colonial and maritime history.

City of Boston Events Brochure
Get the city's official brochure for everything happening in Boston this summer.

CollegeFest 2009
Before you know it, school will be back in session. Get complete information on this year's CollegeFest, the annual back to school festival.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2014 in Boston
Boston St. Patrick's Day events for 2014 include the Southie St. Patrick's Day parade, a St. Patrick's pub crawl, and Dropkick Murphys concerts.

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