Overwhelmed by the number of awesome events available this weekend? Have no fear, Secret Boston is here to help! We’ve sorted through all the options and created a sample itinerary for those looking to explore all that Boston has to offer:
1)Luau and Beer Garden
Hey party people! The summer isn't over just yet and you can't let that happen without crashing at least one Luau! On Saturday, August 5th, @ 2 p.m. ONCE Ballroom in Somerville will be throwing down for an awesome time @ their 10th ONCE BBQ, Luau and Beer Garden, serving up summer vibes with a side of roasted pigs, live-music performances and all the beer you can drink (21+). Tickets and Admission prices vary, so be sure to check out the details.
2) Dudley Jazz Fest
Love music? Love Jazz? Then look no further. On Saturday, August 5th, in Dorchester The Dudley Jazz Festival hits the down bear at 12 p.m. Featuring performances from The Makanda Project, Kuumba Frank Lacy, The Fred Woodward Collective, Patrice Williams and many more! A perfect day for the family or a unique way to start off a a great date. Don't miss it.
3) GospelFest @ City Hall
It's that time of year again where the the City Hall of Boston sing while getting lost with the spirit. The 17th Annual Gospelfest is Saturday, August 5th @ 5 p.m. @ Boston's very own City Hall Plaza. Featuring performances from Donovan McLean Jr and The Kingdom Builders, Margaret Holmes & The Gospel T's, Mayor Walsh's Community Gospel Choir and it all leads up to Anthony Brown & group therAPy. The event is FREE to attend so give it a good look! It's New England's Largest Gospel Festival.
Are you a night-owl? Fancy a good stretch from a sun-salutation into a downward dog? Wanna blow off some steam after the next episode of Game of Thrones? Then enjoy a warm summers night #Moonlight Yoga. Come out on Sunday, August 6th @ 11 p.m. @ The Children's Museum and enjoy a relaxing and unwinding session of late-night energy release with a bunch of your favorite (BOS)tonians
5) Donuts + Coffee @ Bully Boy
Who likes brunch?! If you do, don't leave just yet! Coming at ya on Sunday, August 6th, @ 12 p.m. Blackbird Donuts & Bully Boy Distillers is bringing you the brunch of a lifetime with their Blackbird Donuts + Awake Nitro Coffee Brunch! They'll bringing out all sorts of doughnut flavors and fantastic roasts of coffee. So be sure to check it out, cause if you really love brunch...are you gonna skip this one? (ITS FREE!)
6) Brunches, Bands and Beer @ The Bistro!
Start your weekend right with a little bit of Brunch, Bands and Beer at the Bistro! Jazz up your weekend and soothe your soul every Saturday and Sunday (until October) @ 8 a.m ! Enjoy the Charles river as you sip on amazing drinks whistling to every tune played to your ears. Featuring performances from Arnie & The Wildflowers, ZCK Jazz Quartet. Gravel Project, Hannah Bates and many more to come! You gotta check it out before it ends!