Columbus Day Parade
Boston's spectacular Columbus Day Parade features an eclectic mix of marching brass bands, military units and Colonial militias, Italian-Boston organizations, Duck Boat floats, politicians, other entertainers, and even vintage autos. The parade celebrates Boston's Italian heritage, Christopher Columbus's expeditions to the Americas, and the commitment of Massachusetts military units to American freedom. Lots of local organizations, military corps, and high school marching bands provide fun and entertainment.
The Boston International Fine Art Show is New England's premier show and sale of historic, modern and contemporary fine art. A show like BIFAS requires the participation of hundreds of individuals and businesses to bring you one spectacular weekend.
Bring the entire family to the 4th Annual Pumpkin Float at Frog Pond featuring floating pumpkins, luminaries and fun family activities! Refreshments, music and child-focused activities will make this a spooktacular way to celebrate Halloween.
Halloween Pet Parade
Dress up your pet and parade around Faneuil Hall Marketplace then walk the cat walk in front of a panel of judges! Prizes are awarded for Top 3 Best of Show, Best Owner & Pet Combo, Best Local Representation and Most Creative. Registration for the costume contest is required ahead of time.