Best Things to Do in Boston in February 2022

A huge Chinese New Year Parade, Beanpot hockey, Disney on Ice, and exciting Theatre District shows and dance performances, concerts are just a few of the fantastic things to do in Boston in February.

Lots of outdoor events and activities, brewery and wine tasting tours, family events for school vacation week, and nearby skiing and snowboarding give you plenty to do outside.

Winter sports keep everyone active and entertained – skating, skiing, or watching the action on the ice and court as the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics entertain the crowds at TD Garden. 

For college hockey fans, the Beanpot Tournament continues its 50+ years of intense rivalry.

But you’ll also find plenty of other entertaining February events – Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, the New England Boat Show, and more!

February in Boston often brings a mixture of bright and sunny almost-warm days, and cold snowy periods – plus everything in between.   It’s a wonderful time of the year to walk around with a camera and photograph all your favorite spots without tree leaves hiding them.

If you’re planning what to do in Boston in February, here are 17 fun events and activities to consider.   You can find even more on the Boston Event Calendar for February.

Top photo: Ice skating on Frog Pond at Boston Common – Beacon Hill mansions in the background


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Fun Outdoor Things to Do this February

1.  Plan a Day on the Slopes – Or an Hour in the Snow

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Boston Common on a snowy afternoon in February

Even when Boston has no snow at all, Massachusetts ski areas near Boston make and groom it daily – so head for the slopes for a day or more of fun.  For steeper slopes and actual mountains, you’ll find plenty of wonderful New England ski vacation areas just a couple of hours away.

Have only an hour or two of free time during your visit to Boston?  Head over to Frog Pond on Boston Common, rent skates, and go ice skating right in Boston.   Or stroll through the next-door Public Garden and check out the Make Way for Ducklings statues.

More Boston outdoor activities for winter


2.  Cruise Boston Harbor in a Spacious Commuter-Style Yacht

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3.  Visit the Franklin Park ZooThings to do in boston in february 2022

Inside Bird’s World at the Boston Zoo

Although Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo may not be the obvious spot for a February visit, many animals such as the zebras, lions, tigers, wildebeests, ostriches, and others will be out and about, especially on warmer days (ie, above the 32 degree freezing mark).  You’ll also see most of the tropical forest animals such as gorillas, lemurs, pigmy hippopotamuses, ocelots, birds, and more, plus farm animals.  Sometimes even the kangaroos will be out and frolicking.

What if you get chilly?  Not to worry!  Head for the tropical forest and soak up the 72 degree warmth.  Bird’s World will also feel comfy.  Dining at the Giddy-Up Grill is available when you get hungry, and don’t forget to also check the special and holiday events and education programs that take place throughout the winter.

Get your tickets online before you go.


4.  See Something New – Go on a Tour!

Whether you’re from Boston or visiting, a tour can give you a special experience and let you see the city in a different way.  Plus they are entertaining.  Here are several fun Boston tours to consider:

  • Historic After Dark Ghosts & Spirits Tour – Explore Boston’s haunted sites on this unique after-dark walking tour as you learn about resident ghosts, haunted rooms, and grisly encounters while you visit some of the city’s most hallowed sites.  Prepare to be entertained, horrified, and perhaps a little spooked.  Find out more
  • Boston North End Pizza Tour – Savor slices of some of the city’s best pizza plus cannoli as you also explore Boston’s iconic North End neighborhood on this small group walking tour.  Find out more
  • Boston History & Highlights Afternoon Tour – You’ll visit famous as well as “hidden secret” historic sites on this fascinating tour of the oldest parts of historic downtown Boston.  Find out more
  • Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour – See top Boston attractions the fun way

Finally, if you’re visiting with future college students, take a private tour of Harvard University led by a current student who will share insights and personal experiences, and can customize the tour to fit your interests.


Boston Holidays & Special Events in February: Best Things to Do

5.  Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Special Cruise

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Romantic Boston Harbor Cruises for Valentine’s Day:

  • Romantic Valentine’s Day Jazz & Champagne Tasting Cruise – Toast your valentine on this romantic evening cruise as you sample 3 champagnes and nibble on chocolate-covered strawberries while a live jazz band plays in the background.  Capacity is limited.  February 12, 13, 14

6.  Declare Your Love . . . Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Show, Dinner, & Hotel

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Go for dinner and a show in Boston’s lively Theatre District, and spend the night or weekend in one of the Boston hotels offering Valentine’s Day packages, and enjoy special amenities such as a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, or perhaps a wood-burning fireplace in your room.

Plenty of romantic and fun events take place on Valentine’s Day – so start making your plans now!

7.  Celebrate Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year Parade in Boston near the Chinatown Gate

Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the first month of the Lunar New Year, and most celebrations in Boston take place in February (check our February Events Calendar for the exact date). 

The annual Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown brings in the New Year with a bang as local Chinese martial arts groups parade through the streets performing the famous Lion Dance, accompanied by drums, cymbals, gongs – and huge firecracker explosions.  

More about Boston’s Chinese New Year Parade


Indoor Things to Do this February

8.  Catch a Show in the Theatre District

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Top February Shows in Boston – Schedules & Tickets

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  • Blue Man Group – Charles Playhouse – Through February 28
  • Hamilton – Boston Opera House- Through March 12, 2023

More shows for February

More Boston Theater District Shows

Where to stay and dine in Boston’s Theatre District

9.  Escape the Cold Weather – Go to a Movie

Whether you prefer the glitzy new theaters showing the latest blockbuster films like the Icon in Seaport and ArcLight Cinema next to TD Garden, or indie favorites like Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline and Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, or even family favorites like the huge IMAX screens at Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium, Boston has the perfect place for you to escape the cold weather outside. 

Where to find the top Boston movie theaters


10.  Celebrate Chinese New Year by Dining in Chinatown

Although the Chinese New Year Parade has been canceled again this year, most of the popular restaurants in Chinatown remain open.  Here are a few recommendations for some favorites:

  • 5 fun restaurants in Chinatown – Check out our suggestions for Chinatown dining – including a couple of the city’s trendiest restaurants
  • Dim Sum restaurants – Dim sum is the Chinese equivalent of brunch – lots of fun because you pick small plates of tasty food from carts or order off a special menu

11.  Enjoy Big Savings on Hotels

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If you’re reading this and wondering, “Is Boston the perfect place to spend a long weekend in February, the answer is “Yes!”  As you can tell from this list of things to do in Boston in February and the Boston Events Calendar for February, you’ll find lots to do here this month.  And as a bonus, you’ll get cheap hotel rates.

Boston hotel rates start to rise again in March – but in February, you’ll still find winter rates for half or even less of what you’d pay in July.  Boston is on sale, and it’s a great time to stay in a Boston luxury boutique or hotel with in-room fireplaces.

How to find a bargain rate?  Check Booking.com which typically includes special deals, best rates, and discounts in their listings of hotels and even apartments, plus recent reviews by other visitors.

A quick and easy way to compare rates is to use Booking.com’s map showing hotels and apartments.  Just enter your dates, and you can see the cheapest rates across the city: 

More about how to save on Boston hotels


2 Easy Ways to Save BIG in Boston


Find out more about Boston discount cards, and how they give you big savings on top attractions.


12.  Stay Warm & Entertained at a Boston Sports Bar

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The 40-foot screen at Banners in Hub on Causeway next to TD Garden

When the weather gets cold, stay warm and watch sports on a big screen at a Boston sports bar.

You’ll find the biggest crowds during winter months at sports bars such as Banners near TD Garden, especially when the Bruins or Celtics have a home game.

For a less-packed experience, head to one of the Fenway Park sports bars.

Super Bowl weekend?  Find the best places to watch and party.

Remember, take the T – or a designated driver.

13.  Dream about Spring . . . Visit the New England Boat Show

The New England Boat Show, held during the last week of the month at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center in the South Boston Waterfront, is the biggest boating event in the Northeast.  With boats up to 50′ long on display and over 40,000 visitors, you’ll find plenty of excitement. 

If you’re coming to Boston for this event, check out nearby South Boston Waterfront hotels. 

Get details about the boat show on the Boston Event Calendar for February.

Desperate for spring scenes?  Check out spring flowers in Boston.

14.  Go to a Concert at a Top Boston Venue or Club

From mid-sized venues such as House of Blues, Royale, and Big Night Live to small clubs such as Bijou and Cafe 939 to Boston’s biggest stages at Wang Theatre and Boston Symphony Hall, here are some of the top performances you can enjoy in February:

Top concerts in Boston in May 2023 include Anthrax, Bush, and Carrie Underwood – plus lots more to enjoy throughout the month:

  • Bert Kreischer – TD Garden – Feb 4
  • Anthrax & Black Label Society – House of Blues – Feb 5
  • Vance Joy – MGM Music Hall @ Fenway Park – Feb 8
  • Maggie Rogers – Roadrunner – Feb 9, 10, 11
  • Samia – House of Blues – Feb 10
  • Bush – MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park – Feb 14
  • Carrie Underwood & Jimmie Allen – TD Garden – Feb 17
  • Boyz II Men – MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park – Feb 17
  • Jerro – The Grand – Feb 22

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15.  Join the Rivalry at the Boston Beanpot Tournament

The Beanpot Tournament pits Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, and Northeastern University ice hockey teams against each other. 

BU holds the biggest number of trophies – so expect a lot of excitement as the others try to seize the championship! 

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16.  More February Sports in Boston

Boston Bruins at TD Garden

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Boston Celtics at TD Garden

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17.  Disney on Ice Show

Just in time for winter school vacation week in February, Disney on Ice puts on a fantastic show at TD Garden.

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This post covers the top things to do in Boston in February.

We include free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly events and activities, all updated for 2023.

  • Top 10
  • Nighttime Activities
  • Free Things to Do
  • Family Friendly
  • Tourist Discounts
  • Things to Do in Boston (any time of year)

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN FEBRUARY

The following section will cover the most popular and interesting activities available in Boston during this time of year.

In addition to our top 10, you may also want to consider one of the following attractions or tours:

  • Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
  • The USS Constitution
  • Little Italy Food Tour
  • Boston Bike Tours
  • Bunker Hill Monument
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace

The best way to save money in Beantown is by purchasing a Boston tourist pass.

These services include discounts of up to 55% or more on some of the most popular attractions in the city.


1. Go to a Concert

The city of Boston tends to attract some of the best musical performers in the world throughout the year.

This February, you’ll have the opportunity to see some of the most famous musicians and artists in concert. 

Here are a few of the more notable concerts available during this month:

Check this full list of concerts for even more great musical acts that will be performing in Boston this February.


2. Attend a Sporting Event

Some of Boston’s most popular teams will be playing home games throughout the month of February.

If you’re a sports fan, you’re sure to find a game you’ll want to attend.

Basketball

Hockey

Football

This might also be a good time to take a tour of historic Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox!

For more games, check this list of Boston sporting events in February.


3. See a Popular Musical

There will be some good musicals and theatrical performances to see in Boston during the month of February.

A few notable shows are:

There are also a number of good shows further out from Boston, if you’re willing to drive.

Check here for a complete list of shows.


4. Enjoy Live Stand-up Comedy

In need of a good laugh? Good news! Some of the most hilarious comedians in the business will be performing in Boston this February!

If you’re looking for improv, you can find it at Improv Aslym. They have shows throughout February.

For a complete list of shows in Boston and the surrounding area, visit here.

TIP: Open mic comedy nights are hosted at several clubs. Check out our free things to do in Boston post for more details.


5. Take a Walking Tour

Although it can be a bit cold in Boston during the month of February, you may still want to consider taking one of our pay-what-you-wish walking tours:

  • Freedom Trail
  • Cambridge/Harvard
  • North End/Little Italy
  • Beacon Hill Crime Tour
  • Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Kennedy/Irish History

With no price tag upfront, these tours are a great way to discover the city without spending a lot of money. 

We also offer several self-guided Boston tours which cover a lot of notable and historic locations in the city.


6. Attend a Family Friendly Show

If the cold is too much and you’re looking for something to do indoors, there are a few family-friendly shows you might like to take the kids to.

Disney on Ice brings Frozen & Ecanto to TD Garden February 22nd – 26th.

PAW Patrol Live: Heroes Unite is at the Boch Center February 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th.

And Debbie and Friends is at the Cabot Performing Arts Center February 18th.

For more family friendly things to do, read our posts below.


7. Save Money With a Tourist Pass

If you’re planning to visit multiple popular attractions in Boston, a tourist pass can save you 50% off general admission prices – or more!

There are currently four different types of pass in Boston: All-inclusive, flex pass, prepackaged and build your own pass.

The easiest option is to build your own pass, because you only need to purchase 2 or more tickets in order to save 20% off each attraction/activity.

This is also the best choice for any activity that is already affordable because it ensures that you’ll save at least 20% off those tickets.

An all-inclusive pass includes admission to dozens of attractions and tours for a specific amount of time (1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 days).

The more you use it, the more money you’ll save!

Alternatively, you can also use a flex pass which allows you to pay one flat price for a set number of activities (3, 4, or 5).

While you can save a lot with this pass, it will be important to use it for the most expensive attractions.

Finally the prepackaged pass includes a very specific set of activities for one flat price.

The amount you save will be set in stone, but it’s a great option if you know exactly what you want to do while visiting Boston.

Here are some of the best attractions included with these passes:

  • Hop on Hop off Trolley
  • New England Aquarium
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Science
  • Boston Duck Tour
  • Skywalk Observatory
  • Six Flags New England
  • Sunset Harbor Cruise
  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • LEGOLAND

Depending on which pass you choose, you should be able to save anywhere from 20% – 50% off these activities.

For more details, please read our post covering Boston tourist passes.

If you already know which discount pass would work best for you, you can purchase it here: All Inclusive – Boston Go City | Explorer – Boston Go City | Boston CityPass


8. Attend Harvard University

Well at least for the day! To visit this historic and prestigious campus, take our self-guided Harvard University tour for free. 

Alternatively, you can also join our Cambridge & Harvard Guided Walking Tour which goes into even more detail about the area.

If you’re looking for another option, it’s worth noting that Harvard University offers their own free walking tour which you can take at various times throughout the year. 

These tours are provided by students, so they’re usually only available when classes are in session.


9. Attend the Cupid’s Undie Run

If you’re looking for a different kind of Valentine’s Day celebration, this charity run is anything but typical. 

Despite the fact that it’s still winter, hundreds of people participate in this race which tasks them with running half-naked through the streets of Boston.

To keep everything safe and fun, the main event only lasts for 15 minutes and begins at 2 pm.

At the end of Cupid’s Undie Run, there will be a party at Lansdowne Pub. 

Proceeds from this race and the after-party will go towards a charity to find the cure for Neurofibromatosis.

This race is scheduled for February 18th, 2023. For more information or to register for this race, visit the Cupid’s Undie Run website.


10. Attend the Boston Sci-fi Film Festival

If you’re a science fiction fan, this is one event you won’t want to miss. 

For 48 years now, the Boston Sci-fi Film Festival has honored some of the finest movies in the genre.

And it has become known as the longest-running genre fest in the United States.

On the last day, they hold a 24/hour marathon called The Original Binge View.

In 2023, Somerville Theatre will be the home of the Boston Sci-fi Film Festival from February 15th–20th, 2023.

Tickets will range from $90 for early birds to $185 for a VIP pass. 

Since some of the movies will be shown after dark, this could be a great activity to enjoy at night.

For more details or to purchase tickets, visit the Boston Sci-fi Film Festival website.


THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT IN FEBRUARY

This section will provide a few additional activities you can enjoy at night in Boston during the month of February. 

Make sure to check our other sections for ideas such as concerts, musicals, sporting events, the Boston Sci-fi Film Festival and more.

If you’re looking to save money on some of the most popular nighttime activities in this city, think about getting a Boston tourist pass.


NORM! Grab a drink at the Cheers Bar

Go where everybody knows your name and have a pint at Cheers.

If you choose to visit this historic location, don’t expect it to look quite like Sam Malone’s bar. 

This isn’t just some tourist trap made to look like a bar – they do actually serve a variety of drinks and food on-site, including several menu options named after characters in the show.

For more details on this opportunity, make sure to read our post about visiting the Cheers Bar.


Get Some Lobst’ah

Seriously, make sure you have some lobster while you’re visiting Boston.

Being so close to the ocean, local restaurants tend to have a lot of fresh seafood each day. 

If you’re going to be in town for Valentine’s Day, you may want to think about taking your significant other out to a nice dinner at one of these locations.

We have a list of the Best Places for Lobster in Boston which should help you find a great place to eat.


Catch a film at the Historic Coolidge Corner Theatre

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This art deco movie theatre has been open to the public since 1933. 

Here you can find international, documentary, animated, and independent film selections and series and watch them in a lavish setting that makes you feel as if you’ve stepped back into time.

If you’re looking for a historic location to enjoy a film or two, this is one of the most notable theatres in all of Boston.

Do yourself a favor and take the family to the Coolidge Corner Theatre while you’re in town.

For directions and show listings, visit their website.

TIP: If you’re interested in seeing a movie, don’t forget that the Boston Sci-fi Film Festival is taking place this month.

Make sure to read our post about free things to do at night in Boston.


FREE THINGS TO DO IN FEBRUARY

This section will include some fun and interesting activities you can enjoy for free in Boston during the month of February. 

Don’t forget to read the other sections in this post for even more ideas such as Cupid’s Undie Run, open mic comedy, taking a self-guided walking tour and more.

If you’re looking for even more free activities, check our full post of free things to do in Boston.


Explore the Museums

A great way to stay warm in Boston in February is to go to a museum or art gallery!

Thankfully, there are a lot of great museums you can visit for free in Boston. Here are a few of the more popular options:

If you want to save some money on other museums in the area, consider getting a Boston tourist pass.

They can be purchased here: All Inclusive – Boston Go City | Exporer – Boston Go City | Boston CityPass


Free Tours of Symphony Hall

During the orchestral season (October-May), Boston Symphony Hall offers free tours of the hall.

If you want to learn more about this location, their tour is a great way to discover some of the traditions held by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

Your guide will also provide a lot of information about the history being one of the most popular symphony halls in America.

This landmark building is one of the premiere concert halls in the nation.

With a history that dates back to 1881, this is one of the most historic sites in all of Boston. 


Visit Boston Public Library

If you’re looking to avoid the cold, consider visiting the Boston Public Library.

Not only is this location free to visit, but they also provide free tours throughout the week. 

In addition to the architecture of the building itself, there is also a lot of great artwork on display here.

Even if you just want to find a good book to read, this is a great place to visit while you’re in the city. 

It’s also worth noting that residents of Boston can get a library card and take advantage of their Museum Pass to get into several popular attractions for free.


FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN FEBRUARY

In this section, we will provide some excellent activities that you can enjoy with your family in Boston throughout the month of February. 

Take a look at our other sections for ideas like going to a free museum, catching a movie at Coolidge Corner Theatre and more.

For more ideas, check our post about what to do with kids in Boston.


Groundhog Day at Drumlin Farms

Is winter over yet? Meet Mrs. G, the hopeful official groundhog, and forecaster of Spring for Massachusetts. 

On February 2nd, she looks for her shadow in order to determine whether or not there will be 6 more weeks of winter.

Afterward, stick around for hot chocolate and a visit to the farms.

This location is actually a wildlife sanctuary, so there are a lot of interesting things to see and do here. 

You can expect to see animals like pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, cows and more! Learn more about visiting Drumlin Farms.


Go on a Harvard Square Chocolate Tour

Harvard Square is a great place to take the kids for a variety of reasons, but one of the main factors is that there are a lot of great places to get chocolate treats.

If your children are chocoholics, consider taking them on a chocolate tour which includes locally made ice cream, tea, a trip to a traditional candy shop and much more.


Go for a Spin on the Ice

There are many ice skating options in Boston that are available even in February.

Our favorite is in Boston Commons at the Frog Pond, but chances are that you’ll find one that fits well into your itinerary no matter where you are in the city. 

Ice Skating is fun for all ages and some of the rinks have lessons or skating buddies to help younger skaters.

If you’re not directly in the city center, here are a few ice skating rinks you might want to consider:

Tickets range from $5-$15 depending on how long you stay and which services you choose to purchase.


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Afternoon Tea

Well it’s not London, but it’s probably the closest city to London that you’ll find in the States. Check our our post on our Favorite Afternoon Tea in Boston and warm up your tootsies next to a dancing indoor fire.

Take a Food Tour or Chocolate Tour with Off The Beaten Path Food Tours

We run our Food Tours and Chocolate Tours year-round for a reason: they’re fun, life goes on in the winter, and our friendly guides are excited to meet you. We even added an indoor Lowell Mill No 5 Specialty Food Tour which is a cool hands-on adventure. So check the Tour Calendar for something fun going on this week. We’ll bring the smiles and the handwarmers!

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Hot Tubbing and Salt Caving

Winter blues got you down? Perk up your spirits with a hot tub experience at Cambridge’s Inman Oasis or Chelsea’s Russian Bath steamroom at Dillons. For the adventurous, try floating in a float tank and meditating such as at FLOAT in Somerville. Another way to lift your mood is relaxing in a salt cave – think of those pink Himalayan salt lamps x 100000 – try G20 Spa right in the city of Boston or venture south to Four Seasons or Saltitude. note: please consult your doctor before trying any of these activities.

Visit Our Indoor Markets

We love our indoor markets here in Boston, some things never change. On our Union Square Somerville Food Tour we visit the new Bow Market which features Etsy-makers and local small businesses. Venture a little farther north with us to try a Lowell Mill No 5 Food Tour, which is a market inside a converted textile mill. In Cambridge, we have an Antique Market which is five floors of antiques and interesting finds.

Winter Sports Are in Full Gear!

In the city known for its Boston Marathon every April, we don’t slow down in the Winter. In fact, a little snow never stopped us, and most of us are equipped with a waterproof coat as well as snow tires or at least 4WD. So grab your gloves and get out there, feel the chilly winter air on your cheeks, and smile — it’s February in Boston!

  • Kendall Square Cambridge Ice Skating – take a spin after our Kendall Square Food & Innovation Tour on Saturdays or go during the weekdays and grab some authentic Jamaican food at a kiosk nearby. Here’s our list of where to go ice skating around Boston.
  • De Cordova Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tours – a can’t miss activity for outdoor and art lovers!
  • Blue Hills Boston – a great beginner slope, just outside of Boston enjoy this “smaller” hill – they have lessons available and make their own snow!
  • Weston Ski Track – we’ve been going here since we were little, for cross-country skiing with a few “golf course sized” hills and a ton of fun to get your energy out by snow shoeing — the world is your oyster!
  • Great Brook Ski Touring – another awesome place to go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, there’s some delicious eats and history in nearby Concord, MA
  • Wachusett Mountain Night Skiing – for the more adventurous downhill skiier, Wachusett is our tallest mountain in Massachusetts, and we have a blast night skiing here

Stay Warm with our Craft Breweries

Check out our blog post about our favorite craft breweries in Boston. There’s so much creativity in the Boston brew scene, from the label to the process/recipes to the names of the local bottles, these are truly labors of love. On our tours we often sample beer, and you can email us for specific recommendations if you want more recommendations.

Magical Outdoor Shopping

Cobblestone streets are made for the winter! So kick off your stilettos, put on a pair of UGGs, and join us for some outdoor shopping around the city’s oldest areas. Our favorite places to wander the cobblestones include: Harvard Square, Beacon Hill, and Newbury Street.

Indoor Sports: Golf or Rock Climbing, anyone?

Interval training? Keeping up that golf swing? There’s plenty of ways to enjoy yourself this Winter with indoor sports, all around the city. From trampoline parks to indoor golf to our favorite rock climbing gym, you’ll find something to suit your fancy!

Harvard Square Chocolate Tour on Valentine’s Day

Join us this February 14th for a very special edition of our famous Harvard Square Chocolate Tour!

Enjoy Music

There are so many awesome music venues in Boston, and guess what — the weather won’t stop the tunes! Check out our list of our favorite music venues in Boston.

The Usual: Museums, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Historical Sites are all open


Check out some of our other recs of things to do in Boston like this blog post on Off The Beaten Path Things To Do in Boston. Like we said, we’re hearty New Englanders, and the show doesn’t stop just because of a little snowflake from the sky. You’ll be in good company, grab your Boston Tea and get out there, enjoy our city and explore all of its off the beaten path finds.

Our Food Tours and Chocolate Tours of interesting Boston neighborhoods are a can’t-miss Winter activity in Boston. So whether you’re a local or tourist, start practicing saying “wicked cold” and check our Tour Calendar for what’s going on this week.


— Update: 04-01-2023 — cohaitungchi.com found an additional article Top Boston Events for February 2023 from the website www.boston-discovery-guide.com for the keyword things to do in boston in february 2022.

Boston’s Event Calendar for February 2023 kicks off with the festive Chinese New Year Lion Dance parade in Chinatown, and also includes the Boston Beanpot hockey tournament, a stellar lineup of shows in Boston’s Theatre District, the ever-popular annual return of Disney on Ice during school vacation week, and the huge New England Boat Show.

On the concert stage, look for shows from top national and international stars.

February 2023 holidays in Boston: 

  • Valentine’s Day – February 14 (not an official holiday)
  • President’s Day – Monday, February 19 (official holiday; most government offices will be closed)
  • Winter Vacation Week – Starting on President’s Day, students at public schools in Boston and the rest of Massachusetts will be enjoying winter vacation for the entire week 

Weather during February can be a mix of snow and sunny, cold and warm days. 

Embrace the wintry weather by ice skating on Frog Pond, skiing or snowboarding on a nearby slope, or walking around the city when freshly fallen snow turns it white and sparkling.  On the warmer days, look for buds forming on trees in Boston’s parks.

Indoors, the theater season continues in full swing, concerts take place almost every night, and the Boston Bruins and Celtics attract crowds of fans to TD Garden.  And even though the New England Patriots won’t return to the Super Bowl again this year, you can still watch the game and celebrate in Boston’s many sports bars. 

Boston hotels continue to give you their cheapest discount rates of the year during February.  This the perfect time to enjoy the city’s world-class museums, restaurants, and concerts.

More to look forward to during February: the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival.  

Winter Vacation Week family activities

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Top photo: Chinese New Year parade in Boston’s Chinatown, (c) Boston Discovery Guide

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Chinese New Year Events – Lion Dance Parade 2023

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Lion Dance near the Chinatown Gate

Boston’s huge Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown features lion dances, drums, martial arts, and firecrackers, and when the weather cooperates, dragon dances.  (The dragon dancers’ somewhat fragile costumes don’t hold up well in snow, rain, or strong wind, so February weather doesn’t usually cooperate.)

Although Chinese New Year 2023 officially starts on January 22 to welcome the Year of the Tiger, the date when Boston’s big Lion Parade through Chinatown takes place is on Sunday, February 5, 10 am – 3 pm.  (to be confirmed) An indoor event, Chinese New Year Cultural Village, takes place inside the China Trade Building (2 Boylston Street), gives young children and their parents a place to warm up between 11:30am and 3pm while enjoying traditional crafts and games.

The Lion Dance parade kicks off at the main stage in Philips Square (corner of Harrison Ave and Beach Street), continues on Essex Street, winds its way other nearby Chinatown streets, and then the dozen or so groups of performers spread out through the neighborhood to continue their performances for the rest of the afternoon.  Depending on the weather (ie, not too much snow or ice on the streets), there may also be martial arts demonstrations and drumming.

Closest T station: Orange Line/Chinatown (or walk over from any Downtown Boston T station
Cost: Free

More information about the CNY Parade – plus photos

5 fun restaurants to visit in Chinatown

Where to go for Dim Sum after the parade


Special February Cruises on Boston Harbor

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Fall Foliage Cruises (through November 6)

Popular Cruises on the Northern Lights:

  • Northern Lights Sunset Cruise – Grab a refreshments from the bar and then relax as you watch the sun set on this sail around the Harbor, just in time to catch the USS Constitution fire its cannons as the sun dips down past the horizon
  • Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise on Northern Lights – End your weekend on the perfect note by grooving to live jazz as you watch the ever-changing sunset colors as the sun sets behind Boston’s city skyline (Oct 23, 30)

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Boston Concerts & Shows – February 2023

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Of Montreal concert at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre – Photo courtesy of meuzic

Top February Concerts in Boston

Top concerts in Boston in May 2023 include Anthrax, Bush, and Carrie Underwood – plus lots more to enjoy throughout the month:

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Schedules & Tickets

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More Concerts & Shows during February

Boston Concerts throughout the Year 


Boston Theater & Shows for February 2023

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Top February Shows in Boston – Schedules & Tickets

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  • Blue Man Group – Charles Playhouse – Through February 28
  • Hamilton – Boston Opera House- Through March 12, 2023
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More Boston Theater District Shows

Where to stay and dine in Boston’s Theatre District


Featured Hotel for February:  The Moxy in Boston’s Theatre District

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Moxy Hotel on the corner of Tremont and Boylston Streets, next to the Wilbur Theatre

Marriott’s new Moxy Hotel offers a fun vibe, a welcome cocktail, and a photo booth tucked away in a food truck in its lobby.  Located in Boston’s Theatre District next to the Wilbur and just a few steps away from the Wang, Shubert, and Colonial Theatres, the 340 “micro” hotel (translation: small rooms, affordable rates) is just one block away from Boston Common.   Bonus:  a guest-only rooftop lounge with fantastic views of the Common and the Massachusetts State House.

Find cheapest rates plus reviews on Trip Advisor

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Valentine’s Day Weekend

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Pink roses blooming in Boston’s Kelleher Rose Garden in the Fenway neighborhood in June

Valentine’s Day is big in Boston, with lots of different ways and places to celebrate all weekend. 

Here’s a quick cheat sheet for planning a celebration to remember:

1. Check out all the different Valentines Day events and celebrations going on in Boston. 

2.  Book a night or two in a Boston hotel for a romantic weekend in the city.  Find out which Boston hotels are offering special Valentine’s Day packages

3. Get tickets for a romantic Boston Harbor cruise:

Romantic Boston Harbor Cruises for Valentine’s Day:


Sully’s Opens for the Season on Castle Island

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Minnie Mouse in Disney on Ice – Photo credit and copyright: Moto Miwa, Moto Club4AG Miwa

The famous Sully’s hot dog stand (2080 Day Boulevard, South Boston) opens on Castle Island on Saturday, February 25 – a sure sign that spring is right around the corner.  Hours through the end of March are 9am – 5pm – so line up for ice cream, fried clam strips, or a lobster roll.  It’s too early for a picnic – but stroll around or find a bench and enjoy your feast from Sully’s along with the fantastic views of the harbor.

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Disney on Ice February Show in Boston:  Let’s Celebrate!

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Mickey Mouse & friends in Disney on Ice – Photo credit: Leigh Caldwell

Get ready to celebrate magical moments as Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! (also know as “100 Years of Disney”) at top Boston arena TD Garden.  You’ll join Mickey and over 50 of his Disney character friends from some of his recent best-loved shows as they bring together holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the world, including a Halloween haunt-fest with all your favorite Disney Villains.

You’ll love the high-spirited adventures, unexpected surprises, and fast action on the ice as you get to see and know your favorite Disney characters all over again. 

Disney on Ice Tickets for Boston Shows – February

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Bruins February Home Game Schedule at the Garden – 2023

Get your Boston Bruins tickets for February home games, and head over to TD Garden for some fast action on the ice.

The Garden’s convenient location next to North Station and close to Faneuil Marketplace makes it super-easy to get to.

Don’t miss the chance to see Boston’s hockey team, winner of 6 Stanley Cup championships!

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Find Bruins schedule & tickets for February home games at the Garden

Find Bruins schedule & tickets for all home games

Park: Garages near TD Garden
Celebrate: Best sports bars and clubs near TD Garden More about TD Garden:  Schedule, directions, best ticket prices

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Special February Tours of Boston

These fun trolley tours, bus tours, and indoor destinations will let you enjoy the best of the Boston even when February weather is chilly!


Winter Break Week Activities in Boston

Public schools throughout Massachusetts and much of the rest of New England close for a week’s holiday during the week that includes President’s Day – so look for lots of fun family-friendly activities in Boston all week.  Find out more


Celtics Basketball at TD Garden – February 2023

Boston Celtics playing at TD Garden – Photo courtesy of Yzukerman

Get your Boston Celtics tickets for February home games, and head over to TD Garden for some fast action on the court from Boston’s champion basketball team..

The Garden’s convenient location next to North Station and close to Faneuil Marketplace makes it super-easy to get to.

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Where: TD Garden
Nearest public transportation: 
Green Line/Orange Line or Commuter Rail to North Station, next to the Garden
Where to stay:  Hotels near TD Garden

Where to Stay near TD Garden


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$10 Weekend Ticket Special – Boston’s Commuter Rail

Ride Boston’s Commuter Rail trains as much as you want for just $10 each weekend. Take it into Boston, or use it for a day (or overnight) trip to Salem, Rockport, Wachusett (take an uber to Wachusett Mountain for skiing or snowboarding), Concord, and other destinations. 

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Find out more:  www.mbta.com

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Winter Break Week Activities in Boston

Ice skating on Frog Pond in Boston Common during school vacation week

When public schools through New England close for a week’s holiday in February, Boston is the most popular destination. 

The annual Children’s Winter Festival will take place on Boston Common on Wednesday, February 19 from 10am to 3pm (to be confirmed).  Look for snow slides, toboggans, a snow maze, snowshoeing lessons, music, snacks, games, and arts and crafts. 

The Highland Foundation will sponsor free ice skating at Frog Pond on the Common throughout the week as part of their Winter Camp.  (to be confirmed) You can find more details on their website: www.highlandstreet.org/programs/community-events/winter-camp

Faneuil Marketplace is hosting a free movie series at 6:30pm from Monday to Thursday.  More details here

Hotels offer their lowest rates for the year during the winter months, you’ll find plenty of winter outdoor activities, lots of shows and performances, museums, shopping, and more.  Find our recommendations for what to do in Boston during winter break week.

More to check out:

  • Fun outdoor winter activities in & near Boston 
  • Winter walking tour itinerary: seeing Boston in the snow
  • Best winter tours

Shopping Tour for February – On Hold

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Wrentham Outlet Village – A luxury coach takes you to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets where everyday discounts on designer and name brands let you save 25%-65%, and sometimes even more. 

A free VIP coupon book offers you additional savings. 

Find out more


Boston Beanpot Hockey 2023 – TD Garden

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Northeastern Huskies vs Boston University ice hockey – Photo credit:  Derek Yu

The legendary Boston Beanpot rivalry pits teams from Boston’s 4 major hockey schools against each other in a battle on the ice at TD Garden during the first two Monday nights in February.  The winner gets … (drumroll) … the Beanpot trophy. 

Here’s how it works:  Week 1 features 2 games, as the teams pair off against each other for the semi-finals.  In Week 2, winners battle each other for the championship and #2 slot, while the losers play each other in a “consolation” game to see who will third in 3rd and who will “win” the last-place slot.

Get get your tickets here

How do the schools stack up?  Here are the number of Boston Beanpot Hockey Championships won by each team since the tournament began in 1952:

  • Boston University – 30 Championships
  • Boston College – 20 Championships
  • Harvard – 11 Championships
  • Northeastern University – 7 Championships (ok, not impressive – but with 2 wins in the last 2 years, this is the team to watch!)




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Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival 

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When:  February 15 – 21 (“The ‘Thon” runs from noon on the 7th through noon on the 21st)
Where:   Live and virtual this year:  Somerville Theatre, Davis Square, Somerville, and virtually streaming
Closest T (subway) station: Red Line/Davis
Parking:  Forget parking around Davis Square.  If you must drive, park at the Alewife parking garage in Cambridge, only 1 T stop away from Davis Square
Cost:  Single ticket prices $15; $75 for fanatics attending the “24-hour ‘Thon'”; $180 for 11-day Festival (see more options on website)
More information:  www.bostonsci-fi.com

The 47th annual Boston Sci-Fi Festival features 11 days of features and shorts from all over the world (live and virtual), plus a 24-hour marathon (live), “The ‘Thon,” that separates mere fans from committed fanatics on the fest’s final day.  Can you sit through 1,440 minutes of sci-fi classics, premiers, cartoons, and more?  The ‘Thon tests your courage and stamina!

If you’re coming to the Sci-Fi Film Festival from out of town, you’ll find the most convenient hotel options close to the Red Line of Boston’s subway in Cambridge. 

Check rates at these hotels near Cambridge T stations:


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Black History Month in Boston:  Events, Tours, Concerts, Celebrations

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Events celebrating Black History Month and commemorating the important contributions of African Americans to Boston (and America) take place throughout the month of February.  Here are several you should not miss:

  • African American Patriots Tour – Conducted by costumed guides, the Freedom Trail Foundation offers these special tours at 12:45 on Saturdays and Sundays throughout February.  You’ll hear stories about famous Revolutionary Crispus Atticus (that’s a reenactor portraying him in the photo at the left), writer Phillis Wheatley, and many more.  Tours depart from the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common; see the Freedom Trail Foundation’s website for details and ticket information.
  • African American History Month: Special Talks & Tours – Boston’s Museum of African American History in Beacon Hill is planning special talks and tours focusing on the pioneering activists, entrepreneurs, journalists, educators, artists, and authors who organized campaigns to advance the cause of freedom.  See their website for details.
  • Black Heritage Trail – Explore the heart of Abolitionist Boston in this self-guided tour of 14 sites in Beacon Hill, then home to Boston’s Free Black community and numerous stops along the Underground Railroad.  Pick up a map at the Museum of African American History, and head over to the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Beacon Street to begin your tour.  Park Service Rangers conduct free tours of the Black Heritage Trail from early May through Labor Day.  You can find more information about the tours and download the tour map from the National Park Service website  – here is the direct url:  http://www.nps.gov/boaf/planyourvisit/things2do.htm
  • Boston Black – This permanent exhibit at the Children’s Museum highlights contemporary Boston’s diverse African heritage and Black communities and culture.

What to See in Boston’s Museums & Aquarium – February 2023

Museum of Science Exhibits

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Museum of Science Butterfly Garden – Photo credit: Ted

Special Exhibits

  • New England Climate Stories – Meet fascinating New England animals
  • All Aboard! Trains at Science Park – Visit miniature landscapes with fantasic model trains – through January 16
  • Gaia – View our planet in a new way through UK artist Luke Jerram’s artwork with NASA images of Earth’s surface
  • Mental Health: Mind Matters – Get insights into understanding mental health through this interactive exhibit

With fascinating permanent exhibits for all ages, there’s always something to see, do, and learn.  Here are just a few of the most popular: Engineering Design Workshop, Colossal Fossil: Triceratops Cliff, Cosmic Light, Dinosaurs, Arctic Adventure, Hall of Human Life, Live Animal Care Center, Mathematica, Exploring AI, Natural Mysteries, New England Habitats, Project Vaccine.

Where:   Boston’s Museum of Science
When:   Daily, 9am-5pm; open until 9pm on Fridays
Admission:  $29 general museum admission ($24 for kids; children under 3 free).  Get free museum admission when you have a GoBoston Discount card or Boston CityPASS card. 
Imax Theater and Planetarium:  Additional fees apply

New England Aquarium

Harbor seals and seal lions, a giant 4-story ocean tank with hundreds of Caribbean reef animals, an Amazon rain forest, sharks, Myrtle the green sea turtle, and frisky penguins are just a few of the thousands of aquatic animals you’ll experience here. 

Get your tickets in advance, or find out more about the Aquarium.  Admission also available through the Go Boston Pass, Explorer Pass, and Boston CityPASS discount cards.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Watch the famous tea party event come alive with live actors, immersive exhibits, and a visit to the full-scale replica 18th century sailing ships at this unique living history museum.  Get advance tickets.

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MFA Boston – Current & Future Shows

  • Frank Bowling’s Americas: Powerful color-saturated abstracts by this BritishGuiana-born artist who has spent much of his career in London and New York – Through April 9, 2023
  • Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Art Rocks – Over 25 works exploring how the aesthetics of rocks permeate Chinese architecture, landscape design, and painting styles – Through May 3, 2023
  • Touching Roots Black Ancestral Legacies in the Americas – Exhibition tracing the ways in which 20th century Black artists trace their African roots in their art – Through May 21, 2023
  • Making Past Present: Cy Twombly – Explores Twombly’s fascination with antiquity and its influence on his art – January 14-May 7, 2023
  • Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, SC – Focuses on the work of 19th century Black potters in Old Edgefield, a center of stoneware production before the Civil War – March 4 – July 9, 2023
  • Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence – A new look at the impact of Japanese artist Hokusai on other artists; features over 90 woodblock prints, paintings, and illustrations by Hokusai – March 26-July 16, 2023

Museum (and show) admission: $27; some special exhibits require a timed-entry reservation and/or additional fee; free entrance with Boston Discount Cards (GoBoston card and Boston CityPASS).  Free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Lunar New Year Celebration Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, & Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  MFA is open Thursday – Monday and closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston – Current & Future Shows

  • To Begin Again: Artists & Childhood – Works depicting childhood by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Klee, Faith Ringgold, and other artists from the early 20th century through today – Through Feb 26, 2023
  • Barbara Kruger – Large-scale commissioned work on the Fineberg Art Wall- Through Jan 21, 2024

Admission: $20 adults, 18 and under free; free entrance with GoBoston card and Boston CityPASS.  Closed on Mondays.  Free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, & Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and every Thursday from 5-9pm.  For free days and nights, you must have timed tickets for free admission.


College Nights at Frog Pond

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Head over to Frog Pond every Tuesday Night (except for major holidays, and school breaks / vacations) from 6pm – 9pm for College Nights.  Show your current college ID and get half-price admission (bring your own skates or rent them at the rink)  – it’s the best Cheap Date in Boston!

When:  Mid-November through mid-March (but not during school breaks or vacations), depending on the weather
Where: Frog Pond, Boston Common
Closest T station: Red & Green Line/Park St

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Romantic Classics & the Bugs Bunny Film Festival 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day and school vacation week (in case you need an excuse), Brattle Theatre in Cambridge will show The Princess Bride on February 13 and Casablanca on February 14, followed by their Annual Bugs Bunny Film Festival on February 17 – 26, with multiple viewing times.

Closest T station: Red Line/Harvard
Tickets:  Brattle Theatre website
Hotels:  Harvard Square Hotel, Charles Hotel, Hotel Veritas


New England Home Show at Seaport World Trade Center

When:  February 21-23
Where:   Seaport World Trade Center (200 Seaport Blvd, South Boston Waterfront
Stay:  South Boston Waterfront Hotels
More information: Home Show website

If home remodeling or building is in your future, the New England Home Show is where you can see hundreds of products and services exhibited in one convenient space, talk to the experts, and collect business cards and brochures for follow-up. 

Throughout the show, you can expect to find everything from green energy options to outdoor furniture to fixtures, cabinets, appliances, flooring, windows, and more. 


New England Boat Show – Canceled

When:  February 8-16
Where:  Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, South Boston Waterfront
Closest T station: Silver Line from Red Line/South Station
Stay: South Boston Waterfront Hotels
More information: Boat Show website

New England’s biggest boating event has something for everyone, and is bigger than ever this year.  Check out all 250+ exhibits, attend free hands-on docking and line-handling demos, and find out everything you need to know about owning and enjoying a boat. 

Stay in nearby hotels, and enjoy Boston Harbor views from the top floors: 

Get a head start on the season – check out best places for sailing lessons in Boston


Weekly Noon Concerts on the Freedom Trail – Currently on Hold

When:  February 4 – and every Tuesday throughout the year at 12:15pm
Where:   King’s Chapel on Boston’s Freedom Trail
Closest T station:   Red and Green Lines/Park Street
Cost:  Suggested donation of $3 at the door; your donations are given to the performers
More information: 617-227-2155

If you’re touring the Freedom Trail on a Tuesday, drop by King’s Chapel at noon to hear a 35-minute concert.  Performers vary each week, and perform a wide variety of music ranging from jazz to folk, medieval to modern.  Particularly special are those featuring King’s Chapel’s renowned C.B. Fisk organ. 

King’s Chapel’s music programs date back to 1713 when it became the first church in New England to get an organ.  The current C.B. Fisk organ is its sixth.

King’s Chapel also hosts an annual concert series of monthly performance.  More information here


Special Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages

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To make your Valentine’s Day celebration extra-special by staying over in the city, check out the super savings packages offered by many of Boston’s top hotels.  

Opt for the “All You Need is Love” Valentine’s Day package at Verb Hotel, “Romance on the Harbor” at the Battery Wharf Hotel, the “Romance Getaway” special at Boston Harbor Hotel, or the “Romance on the Hill” package at the Fifteen Beacon Hotel – plus many more!

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Champagne Dinner Dance & Valentine’s Brunch

The Boston Wine Festival, underway from January through early April at the Boston Harbor Hotel, offers a special Valentine’s Dinner Dance on February 16 featuring live music, dancing, and incredible food matches with memorable Champagnes from Moët & Chandon.  

Alternately, opt for Champagne, a lavish brunch buffet, a New Orleans jazz band, and great Boston Harbor views at the Valentine/Jazz Brunch on Sunday, February 17.

More info about the Wine Festival, Boston wine bars, & other places to enjoy wine in Boston

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MFA Lunar New Year – Free Admission 

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Lunar New Year Celebration – Museum of Fine Arts – February 1, 10am-5pm

– Celebrate the Year of the Rat with free admission and plenty of fun family activities all day to mark the Lunar New Year. 

Explore Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese traditions, and enjoy music and dance performances including a Lion and Dragon Dance. 

Can’t come on the 1st?  You can get free admission on other days if you have a valid Boston Discount Card.


Super Bowl Parties & Celebrations in Boston

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The 40-foot screen at Banners

Super Bowl may be more fun when the Patriots play, but there are plenty of welcoming Boston sports bars with big screens, tasty brew, and even parties where you can watch the game and have some fun even when the Pats aren’t involved.

Kickoff happens at 6:30pm EST on Sunday, February 2.  Here are tips about where to watch, plus other things to do.

Super Bowl in Boston – Best places to watch the game (or not)

Boston bars with Super Bowl parties this year, plus other awesome bars with big screens


Looking Ahead to Future Events in Boston

  • St Patrick’s Day in Boston
  • Boston’s St Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Boston Flower and Garden Show
  • Dine Out Boston
  • More March Events
  • Spring Flowers in Boston
  • Boston Marathon

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