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Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Performing Arts, Public Spaces, Romantic
The Hatch Shell is known as Boston's epicenter for outdoor performances and events. The eye-catching design is pertinent to carrying the lovely sounds that come from its stage direct to the ears of... Read More
The Hatch Shell is known as Boston's epicenter for outdoor performances and events. The eye-catching design is pertinent to carrying the lovely sounds that come from its stage direct to the ears of those in the audience. Hosting a variety of musicians each season, guests enjoy various musical genres including classical, local and international, oldies, blues, jazz, and rock and roll, starting each spring and finishing each fall. Most noteworthy is the Fourth of July Spectacular where the Boston Pops perform. Fans arrive well in advance of this special show for prime viewing of what's on the stage, as well as the fireworks exploding over the Charles River. The Hatch hosts many other events that invite visitors to show up with their family, a blanket and a picnic to enjoy.
- Free Things to Do: "The Hatch Shell hosts many outdoor events each year and draws huge crowds, making early arrival a must."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: A seasonal location, the Hatch Shell offers many free art performances that include movies and music.