BOSTON, MA - MAY 27: A general view of the garden of 37,000 American flags planted on the Boston Common, each flag representing a Massachusetts resident killed in combat, on May 27, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

The long weekend is upon us. Memorial Day Weekend Boston. Memorial Day Weekend is here. This means the unofficial start of summer. With that being said, before we get into the heart of this post, we need to acknowledge the REAL meaning of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a federal holiday where we honor those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. While we mention these events and fun things to do around the city, it is important to remember what this holiday is really all about. We thank you for your service and for making the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for our freedom.

It always seems a little somber celebrating on a weekend that is meant to honor our fallen heroes. Memorial Day Weekend has turned into one for celebration and to bring on the start of summer. From barbecues, to beach outings, to picnics, to outdoor concerts, there are many different ways people celebrate the weekend. This weekend will be no different as there are many events in and around the city. It may seem overwhelming so that’s why we’re here to help. We have gone through many events and are going to show you 13 of our favorites.

Technically the weekends start on Friday and end on Sunday however when it comes to this weekend, today (Thursday) is the unofficial start of the long Memorial Day Weekend. Many of us also have the actual day (Monday) off so there are several events planned for Monday as well. We are including events that start today (Thursday) and continue into the weekend and take place on Monday. These are events that you could bring the whole family to and some that are free. Regardless, there is something out there for everyone to do this weekend. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend and a big THANK YOU to those we’ve lost in battle.

  • Boston Calling Music Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    The three day festival takes place at Harvard’s Athletic Complex and will feature performances by Foo Fighters, Lumineers and Alanis Morrissette.

    Boston Calling 2023 - Music Drives Us

    Music Drives Us is excited to return as the charitable beneficiary of the 2023 Boston Calling Music Festival ! As the festival's official charity partner, we have a limited number of tickets to benefit Music Drives Us - including 1-Day Friday VIP tickets , as well as exclusive 1-Day Saturday

  • Big D and more at Nick's Comedy Stop in Boston Friday

    Big D is a friend of The Getup Crew and is headlining his first ever show at Nick’s Comedy Stop in Boston. D has performed all over Boston, New York and beyond and loves bringing his personal life drama to the stage in a hilarious way.

    Nick's Comedy Stop | Boston's Comedy Institution

    Since 1977, Nick's is the club where Boston stops for comedy. The best local and national comics, old favorites, new up and coming talent.

  • Memorial Day Flag Garden all weekend

    For the 14th Memorial Day weekend, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund (MMHF) and its volunteers will create a garden of flags on Boston Common that’ll stay throughout the long weekend.

    Honor fallen service members at Boston's Memorial Day Flag Garden

    The Memorial Day Flag Garden on Boston Common, which features more than 37,000 flags, honors service members who have died.

  • Boston Memorial Weekend Cruise, Saturday Night Yacht Party

    It features two levels of DJs and club mixes on a luxury yacht. There are multiple bars and music for all to enjoy all night.

    Boston Memorial Weekend Cruise - Pier Pressure® Saturday Night Yacht Party

    Pier Pressure® Memorial Weekend Saturday Night Party Cruise: 4hr Party, 3hr Cruise, 2 DJs, 2 Levels Music aboard Sir Winston Boston, May 27.

  • Memorial Weekend 'Merica All Day Party, Sunday

    Have a SUNDAY FUNDAY 🥂 at Loretta’s this long weekend! We are hosting a full music line up 11am-1am with our ‘Merica All Day Party! 

    https://www.lorettaslastcall.com/event/sunday-may-28th-mdw-merica-all-day-party/

  • Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony Sunday

    9am in Saugus will be one of many parades taking place this weekend in and around Boston. The Saugus Veterans Council sponsors this one.

  • Star Spangled and Sweaty

    Saturday at Crunch Fitness in Malden will be an open house where all active and veteran military, families, and friends can come try them out for free.

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    Crunch is a No Judgment Gym that believes in making serious exercise fun by fusing fitness and entertainment. Join Crunch for all your fitness needs!

  • $20 Special, Memorial Day Sunday Special Event Party @The Six West

    Join them Sunday, May 28th, at Six West (one of Boston’s premier rooftop destinations) for our Memorial Day Long Weekend Party! $20 Ticket Special(Full Value $25). 

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    Not a Meetup member yet? Log in and find groups that host online or in person events and meet people in your local community who share your interests.

  • All White Brunch Memorial Day Sunday

    Ladies pull out your white sundresses and fellas get your all white forces ready. It’s going down!!! About this Event The Good Time Brunch Everyone loves an all white party.

    All White Brunch Memorial Day Sunday

    All White Brunch Memorial Day Sunday Hosted By HJPromotions. Event starts on Sunday, 28 May 2023 and happening at YAS Chicken, Boston, MA. Register or Buy Tickets, Price information.

  • Campfire Festival in Cambridge Friday

    Memorial Day campfire. festival will be all in-person performances. Tickets are available for attending in the club, and a livestream will be available with a suggested donation.

    Campfire. Festival - Harvard Square

    Memorial Day campfire. festival will be all in-person performances. Tickets are available for attending in the club, and a livestream will be available with a suggested donation. See ticket options, live stream links, and the full schedule at passim.org/campfire. Patrons and staff must wear masks at Passim unless actively eating or drinking.

  • Self Love Galentine's Brunch - Special Guest: Shazie Senen, Saturday in Revere

    Partywithjnyc bring you the first brunch on a Saturday with a beach view + patio view to the beach. 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/brunch-by-la-playa-2084659

     

  • Memorial Day Patriotic Bash, Sunday in Franklin

    2023 3rd Annual Memorial Day Patriotic Bash presented by Firecracker Sports – 4 Game pool play guarantee, weather permitting.

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  • Wicked Axe Memorial Day Marathon League Monday

    𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝟮𝟴-𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲-𝗽𝗹𝘂𝘀-𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗼𝗳𝗳𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆? Of course you do! Come join us on Monday, May 29th for our annual Memorial Day Marathon League! IATF Standard rules; playoffs for top 16. Rare BYOF occasion – outside alcohol is not permitted (bar will be open!)

    Wicked Axe Memorial Day Marathon League - Wicked Axe Memorial Day Marathon League

    𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝟮𝟴-𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲-𝗽𝗹𝘂𝘀-𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗼𝗳𝗳𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆? Of course you do! Come join us on Monday, May 29th for our annual Memorial Day Marathon League! IATF Standard... Read More "Wicked Axe Memorial Day Marathon League

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