July Festivals

This post is coming a little bit late this month, but there are still a few events left to check out this July – there’s even one going on through this weekend. The list for next month will be coming in a couple of weeks so keep an eye out for that. Click on the links for more information and remember to stay hydrated in all this heat!

Boston Foodie Tour (Rose F. Kennedy Greenway) –The food tour takes you around to food-related businesses in a given area with one or more tasting samples at each stop. The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway tour features food trucks and celebrity restaurants, many of which have been featured on different television shows. The tours usually cost about $65 per person but last about 3 hours, sometimes more.
When and Where: July 18th and July 25th. Long Wharf Marriott Hotel.
*Note: There are more foodie tours available for different costs and neighbourhoods through the month. Be sure to check out the website to see what interests you and when they are offered.

Outside the Box and Fork Lift Food FestOutside the Box is a new annual performing arts festival that will turn public spaces into performance stages to celebrate the best Boston has to offer. Fork Lift Food Fest is a culinary festival within the arts festival that will be held on the last four days of the event. It will be held at City Hall Plaza and will feature local restaurants and some celebrity chefs. Admission to both events is free, although tickets will be sold for the restaurant tasting stations.
When and Where: July 13th – 21st (18th – 21st from 11am). Boston City Hall Plaza
 
Summer Arts Weekend – This free event will be held at Copley Square at Trinity Church and will feature acts from various genres of music including classical, jazz, and blues. Different acts will perform each day, but expect singers like Carlos Nunez, Angelique Kidjo, Alison Krauss, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Expect to see other arts, food, and cultural programs as well.
When and Where: July 26th – 28th. Copley Square
 
Puerto Rican Festival – This festival celebrates Puerto Rican culture with artisans, vendors, food, and rides. It is supposed to be that state’s largest Hispanic event, with a parade on the 28th. Last year, Gala tickets started at $25 but the prices for this year haven’t been released yet.
When and Where: July 26th – 28th, 11am. Boston City Hall Plaza
 
 

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