Summer is slipping away in the Boston Metro, but there are still plenty of special events to enjoy! Here are some of the most popular festivals happening in our area, from Labor Day weekend through the end of September!
Sept 3: Boston Labor Day Weekend Fireworks. 8:30 p.m. Best viewing locations include Piers Park, Christopher Columbus Park, Long Wharf and Seaport’s Fan Pier. Free!
Sept 3-Oct 23: King Richard’s Faire. Celebrating 35 years! Step back in time with jousting exhibitions, artisans, live performers, costumed revelers and more. Carver, MA.
Sept 10: Boston Arts Festival 2016. This year’s festival includes over 70 juried local artists and craftspeople, plus live music on the Waterfront Stage throughout the day. Held at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. Free admission.
Sept 15-18: WGBH Food & Wine Festival features an exploration of gourmet cooking and delights, with chef demos, panel discussion, food and wine tastings, live music and more. Tickets required, see website for schedule and admission rates.
Sept 17: South Boston Street Festival. Two stages of live music and dance, over 100 artists and local merchants, plenty of food and children’s activities. Located on East Broadway between I and L streets. Free admission.
Sept 18: The Boston Local Food Festival is a free outdoor festival featuring culinary offerings by farmers, local restaurants, specialty food producers, fishermen and organizations promoting healthy food and fitness. Enjoy chef demos, a seafood competition, live music and performances, and a family fun zone. Located at the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
Sept 22-26: The 32nd Boston Film Festival celebrates evolving filmmakers and regional talent with premiere screenings, Q & A sessions with directors, and artistic achievement awards.
Sept 24: College Fest at Fenway Park welcomes college students back to school with live music, entertainment, free giveaways and contests. Bring your student I.D.
Sept 30-Oct 9: ArtWeek Boston features participatory and interactive creative experiences, along with behind-the-scenes moments with artists and the creative process. Many activities are free; some have a charge. See website for details.