Memorial Day is here! Looking for some new ways to celebrate the unofficial beginning of Summer and honor our veterans besides your local parade? Why not head into the city and see what Boston has to offer this weekend. Here are a few ways you can spend your Memorial Day, courtesy of GO Boston.
Faneuil Hall is always brimming with activity, but things are going to kick up a notch starting Friday when the Street Performers Festival begins! Dancers, jugglers, acrobats and the like will fill the cobblestones outside the marketplace and make for endless entertainment throughout the weekend. No cost and no end time make this one activity to enjoy all day.
On Monday, the Museum of Fine Arts will be offering free admission during it’s Memorial Day Open House. Stop by their outstanding exhibits to see work by Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Herb Ritts (just to name a few!)
Over the course of the long weekend, Boston will be brimming with music.
Things kick off on Friday when City Hall Plaza plays host to Boston Calling Music Festival. Performances run through Sunday and feature a diverse range of popular artists including Beck, My Morning Jacket, Tove Lo, Pixies, Tenacious D and more. Day tickets are anywhere from $50 - $75, while a full 3-day passes will run you up to $175 – but children under 10 do get free admission.
For those not looking to splash the cash, a great alternative is the Memorial Day Concert at Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common. The Boston City Singers and Metropolitan Wind Symphony Orchestra come together to offer bystanders rousing renditions of their most popular songs in one of Boston’s most beautiful locations.
Memorial Day is all about honoring those who have given their lives serving our country.
With war memorials spread throughout the city, there are a vast number of locations to pay your respects. Visit the Massachusetts World War II Memorial at Battleship Cove, the Massachusetts Korean War Memorial in Charlestown’s Boston Navy Yard, or stop by the State House to view the “Honor of All Veterans” bronze plaque that sits inside.
Boston Common also plays host to the Military Heroes Garden of Flags – a group of 20,000 American flags planted in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument over the weekend that is truly a sight to behold.
Boston is full of fun adventures and ways to pay your respect this Memorial Day Weekend. Whatever you choose to do, all of us at GO Boston Shuttle hope you enjoy it!
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