Free Summer Events Announced

The Boston Parks & Recreation Department's Summer Guide to free programs and events. (Photo/Illustration courtesy of Jon Seamans)
The Boston Parks & Recreation Department’s Summer Guide to free programs and events. (Photo/Illustration courtesy of Jon Seamans)

Are you looking for some outdoor fun this summer?

Whether it’s concerts, movies, watercolor painting workshops, fitness, sports centers, or a wide range of children’s activities, there’s something for everyone this coming season. And, according to the Boston Parks & Recreation Department, they’re all offered free of charge!

The schedule includes the opening of the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool on June 27; the popular Artists in Residence Craft Workshops for ages 3 to 10 in parks citywide July 9 through August 16; the Boston Children’s Summer Festival at Franklin Park on August 20; park visits from the New England Aquarium; and Movie Nights in 11 locations.

Musical offerings include the popular annual “Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series” sponsored by Bank of America, kicking off July 17 with the Total Access Chicago tribute band on City Hall Plaza at 7 p.m.; “ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concerts” from July 10 to August 5; “Summer Sundays in the Park” at Jamaica Pond on July 28 and August 11; and the sizzling hot “Tito Puente Latin Music Series” in the South End, East Boston, Mission Hill, and Jamaica Plain from July 11 through August 15.

For complete details, be sure to view the full 2019 Summer Guide and other Parks Department free events and programs under the Spotlight section at