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Spring Event Guide: 2018

All of the must-see and do events happening in Cambridge this spring.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELTIC SOJOURN WITH BRIAN O’DONOVAN | MARCH 17

On March 17th, experience A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn concert at the Sanders Theatre in Harvard Square and celebrate an annual Cambridge tradition.

DINE OUT BOSTON IN CAMBRIDGE | MARCH 18-23 & 25-30

Both locals and visitors can get excited for Dine Out Boston where Boston’s best restaurants will be providing prix fixe menus for both lunch and dinner. Choose from Asian cuisine, French, Italian, tapas, sushi and more.

WOMEN’S HISTORY WALK AT MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY | MARCH 24

Head over to Mount Auburn Cemetery on March 24th at Mount Auburn Cemetery for their annual Women’s History Walk hosted by staff and volunteer docents.

ANNUAL CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE FESTIVAL | APRIL 13-22

April may bring spring showers, but April in Cambridge means the return of the Cambridge Science Festival. The annual festival begins on Friday, April 13th and is celebrated until Sunday, April 22nd. 

This all-ages event (yes, even adults!) will enjoy the 10-day festival celebrating everything science, technology, engineering, art and math in our region. Attend panel discussions, lectures, museum exhibits, concerts, workshops and even plays.

Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival | April 26-29

Festival season is in full swing during the month of April in Cambridge and that includes the annual art festival, Harvard ARTS FIRST. Explore art, music and a take part in a series of activities.

MAYFAIR | MAY 6

One of our must-see festivals of the year is the annual Mayfair celebration in Harvard Square. Expect to see innovative dance performances, food from all of your favorite restaurants, and works from over 150 artisans and merchants all from noon-6p.

CHARLES RIVER BOAT SIGHTSEEING TOURS BEGIN | MAY 12

One of our favorite sightseeing tours, the Charles River Boat Sightseeing Tour is back again for another glorious season on the Charles River beginning May 12th. Enjoy a beautiful 70-minute sightseeing tour along the sparkling Charles River, while your experienced tour guide discusses notable landmarks and more in Cambridge and Boston.

LONGFELLOW HOUSE- WASHINGTON’S NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS OPENING DAY | MAY 23

The Longfellow House- Washington’s National Headquarters opens for their 2018 season on May 23! The historical Georgian mansion dates back to 1759, making it a must-see attraction when visiting Cambridge. Once the home to poet Henry W. Longfellow and his family, the house is now open for guided tours, historical lectures, and other special events through the fall.

HARVARD COMMENCEMENT |  MAY 24

Harvard Commencement may not be open to the public, but our guide to Spring Events wouldn’t be complete without this end of May celebration.  Cap and gowns float through Harvard Square, as proud parents follow beaming with their cameras. 

Whether you’re a visitor or a local, there’s no denying that there is something special about Harvard’s Commencement. Though the event is closed to graduates and their families, Harvard Yard is set up for graduation a couple of days before the actual event.  We recommend strolling through the yard before May 24. It’s definitely a sight to see.

 

Want to see more exciting events? Visit our Event page to see all of the events happening in Cambridge. 


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