There is no shortage of outdoor activities to do at night in Boston, from River-side flicks to staged Shakespearean plays on the Boston Common. Here are 6 ways to experience Boston outdoor nightlife this summer.
Boston Outdoor Nightlife
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on Boston Common
No Boston summer would be complete without seeing the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s annual production on Boston Common. The annual event brings Shakespeare to life on Boston’s beautiful summer evenings; see this year’s production of Romeo and Juliet from July 19-August 6.
Free Friday Night Flicks
Head to the Charles River and enjoy a weekly movie during Free Friday Flicks at sunset through August 26. Pack a blanket, chairs, and picnic and watch movies like Moana, LEGO Batman, and Star Wars Rogue 1 at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.
North End Concert Series
Listen to local music in the heart of Boston’s historical center at the Paul Revere Mall on Hanover Street with the North End Music and Performing Arts Center concert series every Thursday in July from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Music will range from Brazilian to Greek and even Italian Jazz.
Weekly Cornhole Tournaments at Lawn on D
Show off your cornhole skills every Friday during the free Citizens Bank Cornhole Tournament at the Lawn on D. Sign up starting at 5:30 p.m. and the fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with the first eight teams of two competing for prizes.
Museum of Fine Arts Summer Concerts in the Courtyard
See art and listen to live music at the Museum of Fine Arts’s Summer Concerts in the Courtyard running every Wednesday through August 30. Concerts start at 6 p.m. with musicians like Patty Larkin and Blick Bassy so be sure to get to the museum a little early to take in some of the collection.
Concerts on the Rose Kennedy Greenway
The Rose Kennedy Greenway offers endless fun this summer (including a zip line that runs during the day), but you can also enjoy weekly Boston Calling Block Parties at Dewey Square (closest to South Station) every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Berklee Summer Concerts on the Greenway every Friday from 5-7 p.m. Stay afterwards for Trillium Brewing Company’s open-air Biergarten (the first in Boston) and enjoy a pint or two under strings of romantic lighting.
Seaport Sounds Concert Series
Enjoy live music from performers like Freevolt and Beer Sound on the water at the Seaport Common during the next to District Hall every Friday from 6-8 p.m. as part of the Seaport Sounds Concert Series.