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Summer Adventures: July Events in Boston and Greater Boston

Hey there, summer enthusiasts! July in Boston is bursting with events that promise fun, excitement, and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there’s something for everyone. Let’s dive into some of the must-do events happening in Boston and the Greater Boston area this July!

1. Boston Harborfest (July 1-4)

Kick off July with a bang at Boston Harborfest, one of the largest Fourth of July festivals in the country. Enjoy historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, live music, and a dazzling fireworks display over Boston Harbor. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day with a mix of history and festivity.

2. Boston Pizza Festival (July 8-9)

Calling all pizza lovers! Head over to City Hall Plaza for the Boston Pizza Festival, where you can sample slices from some of the best pizzerias in the region. Enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, and, of course, plenty of pizza. It’s a slice of heaven for your taste buds!

3. Shakespeare on the Common (July 19-August 6)

Experience the magic of Shakespeare under the stars with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s annual Shakespeare on the Common. This year, they’re performing “Macbeth,” a tale of ambition, power, and fate. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and enjoy a free performance in Boston Common’s beautiful outdoor setting.

4. Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival (July 21-23)

Marvel at the incredible sand sculptures at the Revere Beach International Sand Sculpting Festival. Artists from around the world create breathtaking sand masterpieces, and you can enjoy food trucks, live music, and a fireworks show on Saturday night. It’s a sandy spectacle you won’t want to miss!

5. Outside the Box Festival (July 22-28)

Join the fun at the Outside the Box Festival, a free performing arts festival held on Boston Common. This week-long event features music, dance, theater, and more from local, national, and international artists. It’s a vibrant celebration of creativity and community.

6. Lowell Folk Festival (July 28-30)

Venture a bit north to the Lowell Folk Festival, one of the longest-running free folk festivals in the country. Enjoy traditional music, dance, crafts, and food from various cultures. It’s a fantastic family-friendly event that showcases the rich diversity of folk traditions.

7. Boston JerkFest (July 29-30)

Spice up your summer at Boston JerkFest, a Caribbean food festival at Harvard Athletic Complex. Savor jerk-spiced dishes, tropical drinks, and enjoy live reggae music. There’s also a Rum & Brew Tasting for those looking to sample some Caribbean libations.

So, there you have it—July in Boston and Greater Boston is packed with events that offer a blend of culture, entertainment, and delicious food. Grab your friends, family, or fly solo, and dive into the summer fun!

What event are you most excited to check out? Let us know in the comments!

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