Memorial Day Events In Boston

We've rounded up five Memorial Day Weekend festivities in Boston.

Memorial Day Weekend in Boston is both festive and patriotic. The list of festivities is so long that there is something for everyone. While some take the opportunity to spend time with their families, others venture out to do things to celebrate this memorable holiday. Whether we are to stay home to relax during the long weekend or to go out and engage in different holiday activities, let us never forget but always remember the meaning of this day: to honor those who gave their lives to defend this country.

Five Things to do in Boston during Memorial Day Weekend

Military Heroes Garden of Flags on Boston Common

More than 37,000 flags will be on display from May 26 to May 30, 2022, at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument of Boston Common for the Military Heroes Garden of Flags. The flags represent the men and women of Massachusetts who gave their lives to defend this country since the Revolutionary War and also as a tribute to the families of the deceased service members that their sacrifice will never be forgotten. 

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Military Heroes Garden of Flags on Boston Common (©Michael Skok)

Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, offers free admission on Monday, May 30, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Massachusetts residents. Residents only have to show their Massachusetts zip code to be admitted, and all are invited to celebrate the holiday with art and community. 

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Memorial Day Open House: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Courtesy GBCVB)

USS Constitution 

 

The USS Constitution Museum and Ship hosted a selection of special activities for the month of May to honor and remember those who have sacrificed their lives in service to our country.

The Memorial Poppy Garden is available for guests to view through May 29, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors can make a paper poppy to honor a deceased armed force member in his or her life and add it to the poppy garden.

From Saturday, May 28 to Sunday, May 29, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., two children’s books about Memorial Day will be read.

On Monday, May 30, at 11:30 a.m., there will be a public Memorial Day ceremony onboard the USS Constitution. 

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The USS Constitution Museum and Ship (©David Mark)

2022 Memorial Day 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2

The third annual Memorial Day virtual runs celebrate the holiday and remember all of the American fallen heroes and can take place anywhere. Participants can set their own goals for the distance they would like to complete and complete the race at any time in May. It costs $18 to sign up, and it includes a medal and bib, and at least 15% of every entry goes to Operation Gratitude. 

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Marathon Runners (©Miguel A. Amutio)

Boston Calling Music Festival

Boston Calling Festival will return to Boston this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 to May 29, 2022. This three-day festival will take place at Harvard Athletic Complex. General admission tickets for the festival are priced at $369.99, with a three-day VIP option priced at $999.99 and a Platinum option priced at $1,999.99. One-day and two-day options are also available for those who can’t attend the entire weekend event. 

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Music Festival (©Kyle Tran)