Host Committee Recommends...

Boston Special Events: August 6-12, 2014

There are numerous cultural, civic, and sporting events that are currently scheduled to occur during your stay in Boston. In fact, there are too many to list but some Host Committee recommendations include:


Blue Man Group

WHERE: Charles Playhouse (distance = 1.3 miles)

WHEN: Daily show times listed on website

COST: Around $50-$70, varies by show

Blue Man Group is a wildly popular entertainment phenomenon that provides its audience with a unique and thrilling multi-sensory experience that fuses innovative theatrical spectacle and powerful original music with hilarious comedy, art, vaudeville and science to create a performance experience unlike any other.

Improv Asylum

WHERE: 216 Hanover Street (distance = 3 miles)

WHEN: Daily show times listed on website

COST: $20-$25

Improv Asylum is a comedy theater that features improvisation and sketch comedy. It’s been described as Whose Line is it Anyway? meets Saturday Night Live!. Opened in 1998, Improv Asylum has performed over 6,000 shows, for over 2 million people. Improv Asylum has been featured on HBO, and we’ve performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, Aspen and throughout the country.

Museum of Fine Arts

WHERE: 465 Huntington Avenue (distance = 0.9 miles)

WHEN: Open daily, hours listed on website

COST: $25

Duck Tour

WHERE: Departs from Prudential Center (distance = 1 block)

WHEN: Daily, tour times listed on website (reservations recommended)

COST: $34.99

You've never toured Boston in anything that comes close to Boston Duck Tours. The fun begins as soon as you board your "DUCK", a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And just when you think you've seen it all, there's more. It's time for "Splashdown" as your ConDUCKtor® splashes your DUCK right into the Charles River for a breathtaking view of the Boston and Cambridge skylines, the kind of view you just won't get anywhere else.

Harpoon Brewery Tour

WHERE: 306 Northern Avenue (distance = 3 miles)

WHEN: Daily, tour times listed on website

COST: $5 (includes tasting)

See what’s brewing at Harpoon! The Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall, located in Boston's Seaport District, offers a full selection of Harpoon beers straight from the source along with delicious pretzels to pair with your pint.

New England Aquarium

WHERE: Central Wharf (distance = 2.2 miles)

WHEN: Daily, hours listed on website

COST: $24.95

Museum of Science

WHERE: 1 Science Park (distance = 2.2 miles)

WHEN: Daily, hours listed on website

COST: $23.00

Charles Riverboat Company

WHERE: CambridgeSide Galleria Mall (distance = 2.2 miles)

WHEN: Daily, hours listed on website

COST: $15.00

Daily sightseeing, sunset and architectural boat cruises on the Charles River.

Freedom Trail

WHERE: Starts in the Boston Common (distance = 1.4 miles)

WHEN: Daily

COST: FREE! (map available on website)

The Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile, brick-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites — each one an authentic treasure. Explore museums and meetinghouses, churches, and burying grounds. Learn about the brave people who shaped our nation. Discover the rich history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, where every step tells a story.

North End Feast & Celebration

WHERE: North End (distance = 2.3 miles)

WHEN: August 8-10


The North End (Boston’s Little Italy) is well known for its summer feasts and celebrations where its streets are packed with musical performances, food stands, beer gardens, carnival games, and more.  August 8-10 the North End is celebrating the 94th Feast of the Madonna Della Cava.  Check out the website for more information regarding performances and hours.

Friday August 8, 2014

The Manhattan Transfer

WHERE: Wilbur Theater (distance = 1.2 miles )

WHEN: May 16, 2014-May 18, 2014

COST: $35-$65

Saturday August 9, 2014

Rochester Rattlers at Boston Cannons

WHERE: Harvard Stadium (distance =3.1 miles )

WHEN: 7:00pm


Enjoy a Major League Lacrosse professional men's field lacrosse game.

John Legend

WHERE: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (distance = 2.9 miles)

WHEN: 7:30 p.m.

COST: $40-$100

Presidents of the United States of America
The All of Me Tour

WHERE: Paradise Rock Club (distance = 1.9 miles)

WHEN: 8:00 p.m.

COST: $33