Events Calendar

The Esplanade Association hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, from our Esplanade 5k Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, to our free outdoor fitness programming throughout the year, to our elegant Moondance Gala on the banks of the Charles River. These events bring community members together who want to support park improvements while celebrating everything they love about the Esplanade. See below for what’s coming up in the next few months!

This calendar is updated frequently so check back often. You can also sign up for our newsletter to make sure you’re in the know about what’s happening in the park!

9th Annual Summer Dock Party

Set against the incomparable backdrop of the Charles River at sunset, the 9th Annual Summer Dock Party has become a social highlight for young Bostonians. On Thursday, July 18 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, approximately 400 guests will enjoy a sunset dinner and drinks followed by dessert and dancing on the docks and in the lovely Eliot Garden. This event SOLD OUT last year so get your tickets soon!

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GroundBeat: the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series

At GroundBeat, the Esplanade’s FREE Riverfront Music Series, each month from June to September the Esplanade Association will partner with a different local nonprofit to showcase a wide range of musical styles from local nonprofits in an effort to promote local arts in the park and attract audiences from throughout Greater Boston. . All events in the series will feature food trucks, games, and new seating!

See the full line-up of concerts

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