Outdoor movies, theatre, fireworks, & events

There are a ton of summer events that don’t just happen once. They happen weekly or monthly throughout the summer. The best way for me to track them is in spreadsheet format and you can get the whole thing at http://weirdbostonevents.org/johnnys-list.xls

Here’s the largest list of outdoor movies in New England, followed by the largest list of outdoor music and theatre in New England. You’re welcome! Please email me what I’m missing!

Outdoor Movies Wed 6/17 Thu 6/18 Fri 6/19 Sat 6/20 Sun 6/21 Mon 6/22 Tue 6/23 Wed 6/24
Boston, MAOutdoor – Movies by Moonlight

Outdoor films. Fridays. Free. Start at “dusk”.
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA.617.439.7000. more
Boston, MAWBZ Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell

At “sundown” (about 8:30pm, come early and bring a picnic dinner) at the hatch shell on the Esplanade. 617-787-7200.
Esplanade, Boston, MA.617 227-0627. more
Boston, MANot Your Average Date Night” Movies

Entertainment at 6pm, movies at sundown.
Lawn at the Prudential Center, Boston, MA. more

Outdoor Performance & Events Wed 6/17 Thu 6/18 Fri 6/19 Sat 6/20 Sun 6/21 Mon 6/22 Tue 6/23 Wed 6/24
Newburyport, MATheater in the Open @ Newburyport

2009: The Velveteen Rabbit and other stories, June 6-28 @ 2pm. The Tempest, July 18 – Aug 9 @ 4pm. Our Town, September 5-27, Sat & Sun @ 2pm.
Maudslay State Park, Curzon Mill Rd., Newburyport, MA. more
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Hampton Beach, NHFireworks @ Hampton Beach

Every Wednesday, plus holidays.
22 C Street, Hampton Beach, NH.603-926-8717. more
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Boston, MASpecial Live Concerts @ Boston Harbor Hotel

Outdoor music: Soul on Tuesdays, Oldies on Wednesdays, Blues on Thursdays, all 6-10pm.
Rowes Wharf, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA. more
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Boston, MAGarden Concert @ Prudential Center

Prudential Center, South Garden, Boston, MA. more

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Upton, MASweet Summer Nights Music Series

Boston, MAMFA Concerts in the Courtyard

Concerts at 7:30pm.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.617-369-3189. more
Boston, MAOutdoor folk dancing in Copley Square

2009: 7:30pm-10pm on Tuesdays.
Copley Square, by the fountain, Boston, MA. more
Hadley, MAShakespeare Under the Stars

All shows start at 7:30pm.
The Hartsbrook School, lawn, Hadley, MA. more
Cambridge, MALongfellow Family Sundays Art in the Park

Sometimes live music, sometimes poetry reading. Participatory painting, drawing. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Most events 4-5pm but see website.
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA.617-876-4491. more
Braintree, MASummer Concert Series at Sunset Lake

2009: Tuesdays, 6-8pm. Free.
Sunset Lake’s Beachfront Gazebo Bandstand, Braintree, MA. more
Acton, MATribute to the 60’s Concert Series

Nara Park, Acton, MA. more

Westfield, MASaturday Night Live Concerts on the Green

2009: All shows are 6-9pm outdoors, then inside to the Tea Pot Gallery for the finale.
On the Green, Elm St at School St, Westfield, MA.413-562-6966, or 413-534-0498. more
Cambridge, MADancing on the Charles

Outdoor dance in Cambridge. Sounds great. Buy tix in advance.
American Legion, 4 Gerry’s Landing, Cambridge, MA. more
Cambridge, MAKendall Square Concert Series

Sponsored by the Kendall Square Corporation. 2009: Tuesdays through Aug 25, & Thursdays through Sep 10, 12-2pm.
300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA.617 577-7354. more
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Milford, MAFamily Night at the Bandstand

Some shows are NOT in Milford! 2009: 6:30-8:30pm. Bandstand music by the The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra.
Milford Town Park, Congress & Walnut Street, Milford, MA.508-478-5924. more
Greenfield, MASundays in the Park Concerts

Greenfield Energy Park, Greenfield, MA.413-774-9949. more