If you are looking for some outdoor fun this summer in City of Boston parks simply go to the City of Boston website where you can view the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s full schedule of free summer events under the Spotlight section at

Concerts, movies, fitness, sports centers, watercolor painting workshops, and a wide range of children’s activities – there’s something for everyone, all offered free of charge.  The schedule includes the popular Artists in Residence Craft Workshops for ages 3 to 10 in parks citywide July 9 through August 16, the Boston Children’s Summer Festival at Franklin Park on August 20, park visits from the New England Aquarium, Movie Nights in 11 locations, and the opening of the Boston Common Frog Pond spray pool on June 27.   

Musical offerings include the annual Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series sponsored by Bank of America kicking off July 17 with the Total Access Chicago tribute band on City Hall Plaza at 7 p.m., ParkARTS Citywide Neighborhood Concerts from July 10 to August 5, Summer Sundays in the Park at Jamaica Pond on July 28 and August 11, and the sizzling hot Tito Puente Latin Music Series in the South End, East Boston, Mission Hill, and Jamaica Plain from July 11 through August 15. 

For more information, please view the full summer guide and other Parks Department events and programs at