Annual events in Boston
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There are a number of events held annually in Boston, Massachusetts, in the USA. They include:
|L Street Brownies swim||New Year's Day||Curley Community Center||South Boston||Open water swimming
Polar bear plunge
|A quick swim into the icy cold Boston Harbor|
|Truck Day||Around February 8||Fenway Park||Kenmore Square||Celebration||Boston Red Sox fans cheer the Red Sox equipment truck as it departs for the Sox spring training grounds in Florida.|
|Boston Science Fiction Film Festival||Around President's Day||Somerville Theatre||Somerville||Festival||A 10-day film festival showcasing feature and short science fiction films. The festival ends with a 24-hour movie marathon of new and classic films.|
|St. Patrick's Day Parade||Sunday closest to Saint Patrick's Day||West/East Broadway, Thomas Park, Telegraph St., Dorchester Street ending before Southampton Street.||South Boston||Festival/Parade||Starting W. Broadway, E. Broadway, Thomas Park, Telegraph St., Dorchester St. ending before Southampton St.|
|Boston Marathon||Patriot's Day||Within the city, predominately on Commonwealth Avenue. (Finish at Copley Square.)||Back Bay, Kenmore Square, Allston, Brighton and Chestnut Hill||Marathon||A marathon beginning in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, roughly 26 miles west of Boston. Finish is outside the main branch of the Boston Public Library at Copley. NOTE: Copley station on Green Line becomes shut down.|
|Patriot's Day Parade||Patriot's Day||City Hall Plaza, Kings Chapel, Paul Revere Mall, Eliot Square||Downtown Boston||Parade/re-enactment||Flag Raising Ceremony on City Hall Plaza at 9:00AM. Patriot’s Day Parade will march from City Hall Plaza to Old Granary Burial Grounds.
Later ceremonies are re-enactments of the midnight ride of Paul Revere and William Dawes that occurred on April 18, 1775.
-Re-enactment of Paul Revere’s ride: Old North Church at 10:00AM.
-Re-enactment of William Dawes’ ride: Eliot Square, Roxbury at 10:00AM.
|Greek Independence Parade||April 26||Boylston St.||Back Bay||Parade|
|Walk for Hunger||First Sunday in May.||Boston Common||Downtown Boston||pledge walk||It is a 20-mile walk starting and ending at the Boston Common.|
|Haitian Parade||Third Sunday in May||Mattapan Square, Blue Hill Ave.||Mattapan/Dorchester||Festival/Parade|
|Dorchester Parade||First Sunday in June||Dorchester Ave.||Dorchester||Parade|
|Boston Gay Pride Day||Second Saturday in June||Tremont St, to City Hall Plaza||South End/Downtown Boston||Parade|
|Bunker Hill Parade||Second Sunday in June||Main St. & Monument||Charlestown||Parade|
|(U.S.) Independence Day Parade||July 4||City Hall Plaza to Old Granary Burial Ground, and Faneuil Hall||Downtown Boston||Parade|
|Pops Goes the Fourth celebration||July 4||Hatch Shell Esplanade, Charles River Basin||Back Bay/Charles River||Concert/Fireworks show|
|Puerto Rican Parade||Last Sunday in July||Egleston Square to Franklin Park||Dorchester||Festival/Parade|
|Boston (Caribbean) Kiddies Carnival||One week prior to the parade (Sunday).||White Stadium||Dorchester||Pageant Competition|
|Boston (Caribbean) Carnival||Last Saturday in Aug.||M.L.K. Blvd., Warren St., Blue Hill Ave., Franklin Park||Roxbury/Dorchester||Festival/Parade|
|St. Anthony's Feast||Last Weekend in August||Endicott, Thatcher, and North Margin Streets||North End||Festival|
|Boston Freedom Rally (Hempfest)||Third Saturday in Sept.||Boston Common||Downtown Boston||Festival/Public activism|
|Columbus Day Parade||Sunday before Columbus Day||Atlantic Ave, Cross St, & Hanover St, North End (odd years); Bennington St, East Boston (even years)||North End or East Boston||Parade|
|Arlington International Film Festival||Mid October.||The Regent Theatre||Arlington||Film Festival|
|Build Boston||Second and Third week of Nov.||Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center||South Boston/Waterfront||Trade show for architecture and building.|
|First Night||December 31||Boston Common||Downtown Boston||Festival|