• Esplanade Activities

Community Events

From free concerts at the Hatch Shell to free family programming, there are plenty of activities for families and community members to enjoy in the park.

Performances at the DCR Hatch Shell

Each summer, the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell presents weekly free concerts from the Boston Pops and Boston Landmarks Orchestra as well as various guest performances. Check this year’s schedule.

Free Friday Flicks

July–August enjoy free family friendly movies on the Hatch Shell Oval. Movies begin at dusk. Learn more.

Esplanade Fitness

Throughout the year, the Esplanade Association offers free fitness classes of diverse genres with some of Boston’s hottest local fitness studios. Learn more about our current seasonal offerings. 

Running Groups

Interested in taking part in a group run through the Esplanade? You can join in group runs with local organizations like Boston Road Runners and Marathon Sports Run Club to enjoy a scenic park run in a fun group setting.

Charlesbank Spray Pool

The Charlesbank Spray Pool provides children and their families with a fun way to cool down in the summer. It is located next to the Charlesbank Playground.