Outdoor Activities

Great ways to spend the summer months outside!

  • Foreign Film Screening (75)

    Waterfront Park Film Festival August 29th & 30th

    The City of Boston is presenting two nights of foreign language films in idyllic Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park located in the historic North End. Film screening starts at 8PM each evening. Cinema Paradiso will be screened August 29 and Nicostratos Pelican will be screened August 30.

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    2013 Waterfront Performing Arts Series

    Join us at Christopher Columbus Park for this year's Performing Arts Series on Tuesdays in August. There will be performances by Amy Kucharik and Friends, Boston Opera Collaborative, Bird Courage, Streets of Laredo, Exiles Modern Rock & Soul, Boston Bhangra and Bollywood Dance, Berklee College of Music featuring Julia Easterlin, and Matt Halpin's Earwax Control. Events are August 6, 13, 20, and 27.

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    Arts on the Arcade 2013 - New Location at Samuel Adams Park

    Arts on the Arcade provides summer entertainment at the community arcade Fridays July 12 - August 30 from 12-7PM. Each week there are talented visual and craft artists exhibiting and selling their work and special musical performances by new artists each week.

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    Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel

    The Carousel is now open! Summer hours are 11am-6pm, Sunday through Thursday and 11am-8pm, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $3 each and children must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • P&G Dock (75)

    P&G Gillette Floating Dock Open to Public

    Located along the east edge of Fort Point Channel south of Summer Street, the P&G Gillette Floating Dock is available free of charge for public use for launching canoes, kayaks, and other non-powered craft. The floating dock for launching craft is open every day from dawn to dusk, and the stationary dock is open every day, 24 hours a day. Limited free parking is available to users of the dock on weekday evenings and all day on weekends and holidays in the adjacent ChannelSide Parking lot. 
  • Boating and Sailing

    Boating and Sailing

    Located on Boston Harbor, Courageous Sailing offers a variety of sailing programs for all ages. Whether you are a novice interested in lessons, an experienced racer looking for a little competition, or a professional looking to organize your next company outing, Courageous' affordable prices and professional service truly make it the best sailing option in town.

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  • Bird

    Check Out the Birds of Boston

    Our partners at the Friends of Jamaica Pond have created several guides documenting the wide variety of birds that can be seen in our city. Download their master checklist and see who you can find in parks throughout Boston!

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  • Fishing

    MassWildlife: Angler Education Program

    Learn to fish from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife's Angler Education Program (AEP). The program has several components designed to foster public appreciation and understanding of aquatic resources through fishing.

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