Special Events in Boston

Boston Marathon
One of the largest and most recognized marathons in the world, the Boston Marathon attracts over a half million spectators. Held on Patriot's Day, it is the most viewed sporting event in New England. The race starts at noon in Hopkinsville and finishes at Copley Square in Boston. Other towns included in the marathon are Farmington, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline.

Opening Day at Fenway Park
Opening day in Major League Baseball is one of the most special days in all of sports. Due to Fenway Park's rich tradition, opening day at the immortal stadium is a lifetime event. One of the most historic stadiums, Fenway Park is home to Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox. Constructed in 1912, Fenway Park is baseball's oldest ballpark that is still in use. Tickets for opening day will be difficult to come by since every game at the stadium has been a sell-out since May 15, 2003.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
Boston is home to the largest St Patrick's Day parade in the United States. Hosted in South Boston, the parade attracts over a half-million people. The parade features large floats, bagpipes, and marching bands from all over the country. Another interesting fact is that according to the census bureau, South Boston has one of the highest Irish populations in the US.

Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival
The Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival is the largest on the East Coast, attracting over 500,000 spectators. This four day event typically takes place in mid-July and is free to the public. In addition to sculptures created by some of the finest artists in the world, this event includes the Interactive Kids Zone and a fireworks extravaganza on the last day.

Boston GreenFest
Organized by the Foundation For a Green Culture, the Boston GreenFest is one of the east's largest environmental festivals. A multi-cultural event, the GreenFest features entertainment from all over the world, including performers from Haiti and Italy. Additionally, the event features Native American ceremonies and the GreenFilmFest. However, the purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the different types of green products, ideas, networks, services and jobs. Venders will also be available to educate people on how to save money by making their homes more energy-efficient. This fantastic event takes place every year during the third Friday and Saturday of August.