Explore Boston: Top Events This Weekend—June 8th and 9th

As spring turns into summer, Boston blossoms into a bustling city with tons to do. Here is a handpicked list of activities to enjoy this weekend in and around Boston.

  1. Charles River Boat Company

Spend the weekend on the water by boat cruising with the Charles River Boat Company. From morning architecture tours to informative sightseeing tours to a cocktail & sunset boat cruise in the evening, there is an option for everyone! Please find us at the CambridgeSide Mall and book your tickets here.

  1. Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is in town this Saturday, June 8th, for the 100th stop in its history. Swing by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston for a thrilling show that is free and open to the public, starting at noon. More information can be found here!

  1. Boston Pride Parade & Festival

Join the vibrant celebration of diversity and inclusion at the Boston Pride Parade & Festival happening this Saturday, June 8th. The parade will kick off at noon, making its way through the streets of Boston, culminating in a festival at City Hall Plaza. Enjoy live entertainment, food vendors, and community booths. More information can be found here.

  1. Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

The Boston Dragon Boat Festival, the first and oldest festival of its kind in North America, takes place annually on the Charles River and will be held this Sunday, June 9th. The festival features 2,000 competing paddlers, cultural performances, face painting, zongzi-crafting, and delicious food options. Find out more here!

  1. Sam Adams Summer DJ Weekends

If you’re 21+, head over to the Rooftop Deck at the Sam Adams Taproom for their DJ Weekends! This weekend features DJ Stix on Friday, June 7th, and DJ Jungle Punk on Saturday, June 8th, both from 8-11PM. More information can be found here

  1. Families FirstFEST

Looking for a one-stop shop for the whole family? Visit Families FirstFEST for live music, arts and crafts, face painting, an indoor obstacle course, and even an appearance by Wally the Green Monster. This fun event is free and open to all and will take place this Saturday, June 8th, from 1-4PM at the Reggie Lewis Center on Tremont Street. Find out more here.

Charles River Boat Company is your home for outdoor fun!

Enjoy a vibrant weekend filled with exciting activities in Boston, from thrilling sports events to family-friendly festivals. Make the most of the beautiful weather and diverse experiences the city has to offer! To learn more about events in Boston this weekend, like taking a Charles River Boat cruise, contact us!