Saturday, April 14
Boston Athletic Association 5K and Invitational Mile. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. on Charles Street near the Center Gate of the Public Gardens. Charles Street between Boylston and Beacon Streets will be closed beginning at 6 a.m. The Invitational Mile begins after the 5K on Boylston Street. Portions of Boylston, Newbury, and Exeter Streets will be closed. All streets expected to be open by 3 p.m.
Faneuil Hall Marketplace Spring Fling. Celebrate spring at an outdoor concert on the West End, get a hair cut courtesy of Boston Mobile Cuts Barbershop with proceeds going to charity, watch a day-long schedule of street performers in South Market and enjoy the opening of seven outdoor patios/bars. Concerts begin at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 15
Boston will celebrate the fourth annual One Boston Day. This day encourages random acts of kindness and spreading goodwill to recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another, and reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of Boston. Share your plans for One Boston Day here and on social media by using the hashtag #OneBostonDay.
At 8 p.m., the Old North Church and Historic Site will host its 243rd Lantern Ceremony. The ceremony celebrates the events of the night of April 18, 1775, when two signal lanterns were hung in the Old North Church steeple, alerting Paul Revere that the British were invading by sea and launching the American Revolution.
Monday, April 16 – Patriots’ Day & Marathon Monday!
The Patriots’ Day Parade will begin at 9 a.m. at City Hall Plaza following a brief speaking program at the flag poles. Participants will march from Cambridge Street to Tremont Street, left on Bromfield Street, left on Washington Street, right on State Street, left on Congress Street, right on Hanover Street, ending at the Paul Revere Mall in the North End. Streets along the route will be closed to traffic briefly as the parade proceeds.
At 9:30 a.m, the National Lancers will reenact the midnight ride of Paul Revere on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End. There will be a brief ceremony in front of the Paul Revere Mall (Prado) near St. Stephen’s Church.
The 122nd Boston Marathon kicks off at 8:50 a.m. in Hopkinton, MA. Participants will start the race in waves, with the final wave beginning at 11:15 a.m. Streets in downtown Boston will be closed as early as 5 a.m. and will remain closed until 7 p.m. (Boylston Street until 8 p.m.).