A July Events Guide for Boston

Imagine Dragons
July 1, 7:30 PM // TD Garden
The band is finally going on tour following the release of their latest album Smoke + Mirror. The show is sure to be wild to match their classic rock image.

Lexington Carnival
July 1 - 5, 6PM // Hastings Park in Lexington
Visit the cute little town of lexington only 15 miles away from Boston for games, rides, food, fun and fireworks! Lexington has a great town center too with restaurants of all different types: pizza, Chinese, American, indian, etc.

Death Grips
July 5, 8PM // The Paradise Rock Club
Check out this punk rock hiphop trio on their North American tour for their latest album The Powers That B. They're paving the way for this new genre of punk rock hiphop, I definitely recommend checking them out!

Slightly Stoopid
July 9, 6:30PM // Blue Hills Pavilion
Get out your chokers because this classic 90's band is coming to Boston for it's Everything is Awesome Tour. But first, check out their latest album that just dropped at the end of June, Meanwhile... Back in the Lab

French Film Festival
July 10 - 27 // MFA
Get some culture! Come see box-office hits, intense thrillers, and heartfelt RomComs. Some films playing are: Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart, The Clearstream Affair, Li’l Quinquin,  Gemma Bovery, and In the Courtyard. Also there will be subtitles on basically all is not all films (thank god).

An Evening with Nick Flynn
July 14, 7PM // MFA
Check out Nick Flynn's memoir about being homeless in Boston, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, I haven't read it yet but I'm definitely going to and get my copy signed! 
Listen to this critically acclaimed author, poet and playwright talk about his latest book of poetry, My Feelings. He will also be accompanied by poet Jeffrey Taylor and City of Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges.

Outside the Box Performing Arts Festival 
July 14-19 // Boston Common
Pack a picnic and bring a blanket to go to Boston's amazing and FREE arts festival! Featured musical acts will be New Politics, Kacey Musgraves, Atlas Genius, Gin Blossoms, Austin Webb and Guster. There will also be a plethora of poetry readings, dances, theatric performances and much more! Did I mention that it's free?

Bastille Day Boston
July 10, 6-10PM // Marlborough Street between Berkeley & Clarendon
Enjoy crepes and classic grenadine soda at the 40th annual French block party! Enjoy the scene and listen to authentic French music. #Culture

Boston Hip Hop Fest
July 11 // Middle East Downstairs
The daylong festival presents local acts such as Dutch Rebelle, Termanology, Akrobatik, Cam Meekins, STL GLD, Spnda, Esh&Arc, Latrell James, Stiz Grimey, and the Floorlords. Support local artists and discover you new favorite musicians, personally I think STL GLD is my new fav rap group. 

JP Porchfest
July 11, 12- 6PM 

/ / the corner of Lamartine St. and Lawndale Terrace, Jamaica Plain, MA 
Spend the day in JP for a variety of dance, theater, spoken word, storytelling, circus arts and of course music! With 128 bands/solo musicians there is sure to be every kind of music playing on the  72 porches. Interact with people of all different ages and backgrounds as they perform at JP Porchfest! JP is also a really funky place to walk around and check out little shops and thrift stores as you enjoy the tunes. 

Levitate Music & Arts Festival
July 11// Marshfield Fair Grounds @ 140 Main Street, Marshfield MA
Pack a picnic and water your flower crown to embark on a true festival experience at the beautiful Marshfield Fair Grounds! Listen to musicians like Dr.Dog and Galactic, as well as local acts like Stick Figure, Collie Budds and the Cornerstone. You can road trip to this festival with some friends or take the round trip bus from South Station. 

ArtBeat- Somerville Arts Festival
July 17 - 18, 6PM // Davis Sq. Sommerville
Experience one of Boston's biggest and most innovative art festivals, ArtBeat. With over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, and food trucks the festival is sure to be a hit! Let your mind wander with this years theme: Loops. What do you think of when you hear the term 'loops'? Curving and crossing lines, or a musical riff on repeat? 

Festival Betances
July 17- 19 // 100 W. Dedham St. Boston
Celebrate Latin culture in Boston with parades, dance performances, music and even a grease pole contest at the Festival Betances! Authentic Latin music will be played in addition to the classic Latin dished being served. I can't wait to eat sweet plantains. 

EarthFest by Radio 92.9
July 18 // Boston Common
Make sure you go to the park on the 18th because Radio 92.9 teamed up with Outside of the Box to put on a great festival! Go to chill, look at art, and listen to Alex Preston New Politics, Atlas Genius, and Guster. All 4 FREE.

Foo Fighters
July 18, 5PM // Fenway Park
After breaking his leg on stage the other day, Dave Grohl is still planning on finishing up the tour with the band. Experience the post-nirvana rock band at the iconic Fenway Park!

Passion Pit
July 23, 6PM // The Lawn on D
This band is absolutely insane in concert. The rhythmic light show complements the upbeat dance music for perfect moshing. I got a concussion from moshing too hard at Passion Pit in 2012. Good times.

Modest Mouse
July 23, 7:30PM // Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
This indie rock band defines my middle school years: obnoxious, but hilarious. I listened to this 90's band hardcore for all of 8th grade and I have to say that they still are one of my favorite bands. They're classic! You can't beat grimy 90's rock! 

July 24, 8PM // House of Blues
This New York rock band paved the way for the alternative bands we know and love. Similar to The Strokes with a dash of The National, I love this band and recommend you check them out!

Neon Trees

July 26 8PM // Paradise Rock Club
Neon Trees is sure to put on a great show at the classic PRC. Expect to have a great time!

George Ezra
July 29, 8PM // House of Blues
See the Budapest singer live and experience the chill vibes of the HoB.

Also... Here is a list of firework displays around the Boston Area & Cape Cod


Somerville 7/2/2015 9:00 PM - Trum Field – Franey Road
Foxborough 7/3/2015 9:30 PM - Patriot Place Parking Lot – Two Patriot Place
Harvard 7/3/2015 9:15 PM - Fruitlands Museum - 102 Prospect Hill Road
Needham 7/3/2015 9:30 PM - Needham High School Parking Lot - Admiral Gracy Dr.
Walpole 7/3/2015 9:30 PM - Joe Morgan Memorial Field - Stone Street
Weymouth 7/3/2015 9:15 PM - Barge off Wessagusset Beach – 555 South Street
Boston 7/4/2015 10:00 PM - Barge on the Charles River
Bridgewater 7/4/2015 9:30 PM - Legion Field – Bedford Street
Canton 7/4/2015 9:15 PM - Irish Cultural Ctr – 200 New Boston Rd.
East Harwich 7/4/2015 9:15 PM 2 - Barges off Wequassett Inn – On Pleasant Bay
Lincoln 7/4/2015 9:15 PM - Codman Field – Ballfield Road
Provincetown 7/4/2015 9:00 PM - MacMillan Wharf
Waltham 7/4/2015 9:15 PM - Leary Field - 19 Athletic Field Road
Newton 7/4/2015 9:00PM - Albermarle/Halloran Field, located on Watertown St, Rt 16.
Nantucket 7/4/2015 9:00 PM - Barge in Nantucket Sound off Jetties Beach
Lynn 7/3/2015 9:15 PM - Barge near Red Rock - 76 Marine Blvd.
Mashpee 7/3/2015 9:00 PM - Willowbend CC Golf Course - 130 Willowbend Drive
Randolph 7/3/2015 9:30 PM - 70 Memorial Pkwy - Randolph H.S. baseball field
Sandwich 7/3/2015 9:00 PM - Ridge Club – 70 Country Club Road
Sharon 7/3/2015 9:30 PM - Northeast edge of Lake Massapoag - 50 Beach Street

Text: Katie G
Visuals: Various Sources
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