Greater Boston Labor Day Weekend Events 2014

labor-day-weekend-4A long weekend is ahead, and you might be looking forward to “doing nothing”. But a few events are going on that would get you out of the house and enjoying the last few warm weeks. Here is a list of family-friendly and otherwise exciting events happening in Metrowest and Boston areas!


Mass Brewers Fest. 6:30-9:30 pm30+ brewers offer live music and 100+ different craft beers from around the state for your sampling pleasure at the World Trade Center Head House Concourse in Boston’s South Boston Waterfront neighborhood.


THE BOSTON ARTS FESTIVAL, August 30-31, 2014. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, Boston (North End). 

The Boston Arts Festival is designed to launch Boston’s arts season. The free festival is a showcase of more than 40-juried visual artists who exhibit and sell one-of-a-kind and limited edition works of art including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, fine glasswork, woodwork, mixed media, and photography. The visual arts are complemented by a performing arts & interactive arts program. Past performing arts groups include Boston Ballet, Blue Man Group, Boston Lyric Opera, and larger music groups Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Mean Creak and Gentlemen Hall.

boston-uss-constitution-cruise-in-boston-126138Labor Day Weekend Family Event at USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown. Walk along the Freedom Trail (the USS Constitution Ship is one of the Charlestown sites), take the MBTA Water Shuttle from Long Wharf (next to the New England Aquarium), or get there on a 45-minute scenic sightseeing cruise to the Constitution. One of the most interesting sites on Boston’s Freedom Trail and always a huge favorite with keds and teens, the USS Constitution offers free tours conducted by its Navy crew members. You get to see the top deck, gun deck, and berth area, plus you get the thrill of walking around this magnificent ship built in 1797, the oldest commissioned warship still afloat anywhere in the world.

(Age 13 – 64)
(Age 4 – 12)
(Age 0 – 3)
(Age 65 – 99)
Price per person $20.95 $16.75 free $18.85

Deutsche Bank Championship PGA TourGolf fans will want to head over to the Deutsche Bank Championship PGA Golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, located south of Boston.  If you’re a golfer, you probably already know that Golf Magazine named TPC Boston one of the “Top 10 Best New Private Clubs” . . . so don’t miss this chance to be there for the tournament! Tickets: $25-175.

Last Weekend for Seasonal Exhibits, Boston. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer exhibits at Franklin Park Zoo.  Come visit with the budgies in the Aussie Aviary, stroll through the butterflies at Butterfly Landing, and see the Giraffes up close and personal before these exhibits close for the season.

Boston Tattoo Convention, Aug. 29-31. The Boston Tattoo Convention may not be everyone’s idea of a fun Labor Day weekend, but it is the place to be for those who enjoy this form of art. There will even be a burlesque show and other forms of live entertainment. Guests can check out work, enjoy a seminar or even get inked. Do not be put off by the fact that it is at a convention. Some of the area’s best artists will be there and it is possible to have large or small pieces done. Women with ink may want to sign up for the Miss Boston Ink competition as well.

Gloucester Schooner Festival?. Annual festival featuring numerous schooners and fun for the whole family. 

New England Arts and Craft Festival207 Boston Rd., Topsfield.  The Topsfield Fairgrounds will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 32nd Annual New England Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring over 150 booths of American-made arts, crafts, specialty foods, live music and craft demonstrations.


Fireworks on Boston harbor, 9pm. You’ll have a great view of the fireworks from anywhere along the waterfront in the North End, Downtown, South Boston, East Boston, and Charlestown.  A barge anchored between East and South Boston will provide the launching site.

Family Film Festival: The Little Mermaid, Boston. Journey under the sea to meet a mer-princess who wants to be human.

ICA Playdate: Making and Moving, Boston. Follow your own Yellow Brick Road onstage in a new interpretation of the Wizard of Oz at the Institute of Contemporary Art.


Greenway Carousel’s 1st Birthday Party, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, BostonTo celebrate, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy invites everyone to its birthday party!  And anyone from one to 101 with an August 31st birthday can take a ride for FREE. Birthday music will play as the uniquely Boston Carousel goes round and round, and there will be FREE family friendly entertainment on site at 2pm and 4pm.

National Bacon Day. Sunday bruch is t5he best time to celebrate this wonderful holiday! Labor Day weekend becomes a great time to pig out, so to speak, at some of Boston’s best restaurants. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

Picco’s unbelievably wonderful bacon-laden Alsatian pizza (513 Tremont Street, South End)
B&G Oyster’s out of this world, totally mouth-watering Lobster B.L.T. – really, this may be the best meal in the city (550 Tremont Street, South End)
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese Green Muenster – bacon, guacamole, melted cheese – life is good (Roxy is one of Boston’s food trucks – possible locations).

Sunday Parkland Games, Cambridge. Come to the Weeks Footbridge for lawn games including frisbee, badminton, potato sack races, and more.


Marlborough Labor Day Parade?.? Marlborough has a proud tradition of hosting the largest and most prestigious Labor Day Parade in New England!

Lawrence, Bread and Roses Festival?. Celebrating Lawrence’s diversity and its labor history named for the “Bread and Roses” textile strike of 1912. Numerous family events.

St. Lucy’s Feast, Boston’s North End. Boston’s North End is a primarily Italian neighborhood and thus has many Italian celebrations each year. One of them is the Labor Day St. Lucy’s Feast. It is a Catholic holiday celebrating the patron saint of eye health, a young virgin girl who was tortured, had her eyes carved out and was stabbed to death by her persecutors (lovely, huh?). The public celebration begins when a statue of the saint is carried reverently through the streets of the North End. The procession is followed by a feast celebration, music and finally a candlelight procession.


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