In case you want to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with your loved ones while you’re in Boston, then attending one of the festivals going on this fall is an excellent idea. Autumn is the perfect time to get outdoors and celebrate with family and friends. The following festivals constitute the perfect opportunity to make the most of the wonderful weather.
1. Octoberfest at Harpoon Brewery
Along with the crisp air and the spectacular color-changing leaves landscapes, those visiting Boston in fall have the opportunity to celebrate autumn’s arrival by attending the popular Octoberfest. Perhaps one of the most beloved tradition in New England, the event was first celebrated in 1990 and has managed to gather visitors from all around the world ever since. This year, Octoberfest will take place on the 3rd and 4th of October, and will feature top-class German bands and a delightful chocolate eating contest.
2. 2014 Boston Jazz Festival
The 14th annual Jazz Festival also known as Boston’s biggest block party will take place on September 27, on Columbus Avenue. For more than a decade, the celebration has delighted locals and tourists with numerous enchanting acts of jazz, blues and groove. With an attendance estimated at over 70,000 guests, the event promises its visitors excellent shows on three different stages, performances that are open to the public free of charge.
3. Head of the Charles’ Regatta
If you’re going to be in Boston on the 18th and 19th of October, then you will have the honor of attending the 50th celebration of the Head of the Charles’ Regatta. While it is true that the first gala took place in 1909 and was focused on promoting boating and yachting, nowadays the festival serves as a social gathering for those passionate about rowing. The Head of the Charles’ Regatta is one of the world’s biggest rowing events, gathering over 11,000 athletes and comprising of 56 races.
4. Topsfield Fair
Now in its 197th edition and running from 2nd to the 13th of October at the Fairgrounds, the festival is known as the oldest agricultural event in the United States. As always, the fair offers all sorts of carnival games and rides to its visitors. This year’s attractions include a giant pumpkin weigh-off and the performance of Kellie Pickler.
5. Salem Haunted Happenings
Throughout the entire month of October, you can enjoy a truly remarkable historical trip to Salem and take part in the city’s annual Haunted Happenings. From visiting the famous House of the Seven Gables and taking the exciting Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern tour to enjoying theatrical performances and the grand parade, you’re bound to see ghosts and ghouls as well as classic heroes and villains at the festivity.
Getting around Boston in style
Take note that the aforementioned events are simply the most popular festivals that will take place in Boston and that there are numerous other celebrations happening across Massachusetts. Therefore, if you want to reap the maximum benefits of your stay, you should consider booking a car or limo service to get you where you want to go, comfortably and in style.