Better weather in Boston means a lot of things return. Smiles come back to our faces, ferries to the Cape run once again, and some of our favorite outdoor venues and event spaces are back in action. We here at Seaport are in the heart of it all with some of the best spots a mere walk or short ride away. We've compiled a list of seasonal openings for our favorite spots to sip, chill, and have fun in the sun:
- Boston Calling Block Parties: The organization behind the Boston Calling music festival is known for transforming City Hall Plaza twice a year into a bastion of the hottest acts on the radio, but why limit the fun? They started a weekly concert series in 2014 in Dewey Square that is back for this summer. Grab a drink at the cash bar, find a spot on the grass under the famed and ever-changing mural, and listen to some of the hottest local bands each Thursday from now until September 15. Plus, it's only two stops away on the Silver Line from our World Trade Center MBTA station.
- Lawn on D: Walk up nearby D Street to increasingly one of the hottest spots in the entire city. This grassy enclave by the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is part park, part concert and event space, part cocktail and concession stand, and part…well, just about anything you can think of. The park opens on May 21 for the 2016 season. Opening weekend will include a children's festival and Lawn After Dark concert on Saturday while Sunday will offer a jazz brunch and sunset screening of Fever Pitch. Plus, be sure to take a selfie amid the many lawn games and adult-friendly swing sets—they glow in the dark!
- Blue Hills Bank Pavilion: This Live Nation-operated concert venue has some of the best views of Boston Harbor and is just a few blocks down Northern Avenue. Having hosted a variety of acts along the likes of Diplo to Norah Jones, Blue Hills is certain to have something for every music taste this summer. Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Meghan Trainor, and James Bay are but a few of the headliners for 2016. Photo courtesy of Blue Hills Bank Pavilion.