Events Calendar

This calendar is updated frequently so please check back often. It can be adjusted using the drop-down icon in the upper right corner so you can view your favorite kinds of events (tours, fitness, family events, and so much more)!

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Charles River Cleanup

April 23, 2022

Join us for the 23rd Charles River Cleanup on the Esplanade this April! The Charles River Cleanup is annually the biggest volunteer cleanup event for the Esplanade Association, which usually brings in between 400 and 600 volunteers.

Join us for this year’s Charles River Cleanup on the Esplanade on April 23rd from 10am to 12pm! For more information about the cleanup, click here 

If you are interested in bringing a group to volunteer on the Esplanade for this year’s 23rd Charles River Cleanup, please submit our 2022 Esplanade Cleanup Group Request Form. 

If you have any questions regarding this year’s cleanup or volunteering on the Esplanade please email

Learn more about our Volunteer Program at

Esplanade 5k

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Join up to a thousand of your fellow Esplanade-lovers for the 2022  Esplanade 5K.

The Esplanade 5K takes place along most popular running route in Greater Boston! This course takes an unparalleled riverfront route with both water and garden views set against the iconic backdrop of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. The finish line is perfectly photogenic, with passing sailboats on the Charles River.

Esplanade Community Day

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Join the fun for the Esplanade Association’s annual Community Day on Saturday, May 21. Enjoy day-long activities at the Hatch Shell Memorial. Throughout the day thousands of park visitors participate in a 5K, listen to the GroundBeat music concert series, and enjoy children’s programming!

Stay tuned for more information on the various events and programs that will take place as part of Esplanade Community Day. More information to be announced soon!