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Boston Events

Events held in Boston unless indicated otherwise.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Featuring concerts, breakfast and other special events around the city;


Black History Month
Various events celebrating Black History throughout the city; Boston;

Regattabar Jazz Festival
Annual festival featuring numerous Jazz legends; listen to the sounds of jazz greats Jim Hall, Joe Lovano, Ahmad Jamal, Kenny Wagner; Charles Hotel, Cambridge;


Over 300 international food and craft vendors; Children’s Festival Block Party with special rides, entertainment and activities; Harvard Square, Cambridge;


Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival
Past performers include Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Branford Marsalis; Boston;

Celebration of the African American tradition; Boston;

Cambridge River Festival
Memorial Drive (between JFK Street and Western Avenue), Cambridge;

Boston Harborfest
A seven day Fourth of July celebration, Harborfest showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of historic Boston; featuring concerts, historical tours, reenactments; enjoy over 200 festival events around Boston’s historic downtown and waterfront districts; Boston;


Cape Verdean Festival
Annual festival featuring music, food, martial arts and more; North State, City Hall Plaza;

Roxbury Film Festival
Featuring films, documentaries and short films written, produced, and directed filmmakers of color; various Boston locations;


Cambridge Carnival
Central Square, Cambridge;

Caribbean American Carnival
One the largest summer festivals in New England attracting over 250,000 people; featuring children’s carnival, parade, dancing, steel bands, calypso and reggae music; Boston;


Boston Blues Festival
Enjoy jazz and blues at this annual festival; Hatch Shell, Charles River;

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival
Annual festival featuring jazz-fusion, contemporary jazz, blues, gospel and salsa; College Avenue (between Burke and Massachusetts) Avenue;


Black Nativity
Tremont Temple;

Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting Annual tree lighting celebration featuring music, lights and family fun; Boston Common;

Begins 12/26; 7-day celebration of African American culture at various venues; Boston;

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