Boston Marathon 2024: Your Guide to Weekend Events

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Boston Marathon 2024: Weekend Events and Everything You Need to Know

Come April 15, the Boston Marathon will have more than 30,000 competitors pounding the pavement from Hopkinton to Boston’s Boylston Street, with around 1 million spectators cheering them on. While runners will obviously be focused on the big race on Patriots Day, there are plenty of ways that supporters can plan ahead for all of the Boston Marathon weekend events.

Celebrate with Finesse

Check out how to celebrate this year’s Boston Marathon with finesse and, for specific info about the route and where to watch, check out our guide to the Boston Marathon.

Raise a Glass

After the race, raise a glass to those who took on the feat, finishing or not, at one of Boston’s best bars.

Get Active and Healthy

If watching thousands of runners complete a marathon inspires you to seek a healthier you, check out our list of Boston’s best parks, the best hikes near Boston, and Boston’s best healthy restaurants.

Time Out Market Boston

Looking to see some of the Boston Marathon but also eat and drink well close to the route? Time Out Market has everything you need for a great Marathon Monday. Choose from our curated food offerings and two top-notch bars. There is plenty of seating—both indoors and on a sun-splashed patio.

Honor the City with One Boston Day

Held this year on the same day of the Marathon bombing in 2013, One Boston Day is when Mayor Michelle Wu encourages people to do acts of kindness and take part in volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend. Whether your gesture is grand or small, this declaration shows our city’s “Boston Strong” spirit of caring for one another.

Go to the Red Sox Patriots’ Day Game

The annual Patriots’ Day game (first pitch at 11:05 am) is a special Red Sox tradition and part of the holiday’s festivities. It’s the only morning game on MLB’s schedule and takes place as thousands of runners hit the streets for the Boston Marathon. The area around Fenway is buzzing all day, but even more so as fans exit the game in time to see the runners pass the Citgo sign. This year watch our boys of summer play the Cleveland Guardians.

Hang Out in the Fenway

It’s a holiday, there’s a Marathon going on, and there’s a Red Sox game—this trifecta offers up the perfect time to hang out in the Fenway. Whether it’s a cold brew at the Bleacher Bar or a filling burrito at El Pelón, you’ll have something fun to do while you cheer on the runners.

Enjoy Some Local Eateries

If you’re looking for something to eat, head over to The Publick House or Bukowski Tavern. From Hojoko to Blue Ribbon Sushi, Sweet Cheeks to Tasty Burger, there are plenty of options to satisfy your cravings.

Read More in the Back Bay

Once in the Back Bay, celebrate like you just ran 26.2 miles by grabbing a patio seat and snacks at Rochambeau or Landwer Cafe to watch the people who actually did.

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