One thing I love about Boston is all of the summer time food festivals! It’s always nice to share, so here are a few I plan on going to, or would like to go to, this year. If you know of any others, please let me know!
The Hot Dog Safari – May 18th, 12-4pm – Lansdowne St. – $10-20 depending on when you get your ticket
This event is brought to you by the Phantom Gourmet! It looks like just a big fun festival of eating different local foods, such as hot dogs. According to the website, “The Phantom Gourmet Hot Dog Safari is MORE than hot dogs and ALL to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This indoor and outdoor event features parties inside the restaurants plus food and fun all over Lansdowne Street.”
Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl – June 4-6 (12-8pm each day) – City Hall Plaza (Gov. Center T stop) – $10
I love love love love the Scooper Bowl! It takes place in City Hall Plaza, and it’s just tons of local ice cream companies handing out free samples of multiple ice cream flavors. It’s all-you-can-eat ice cream! And since it’s for charity the calories aren’t real. So eat as much as you can! This is my favorite event of the year.
The Cambridge Food Truck Festival – June 8 – 11am – Kendall Square
This is pretty much what it sounds like: a festival of food trucks in Cambridge. The areas best food trucks will be there, so stop by and try something new!
BBQ Beach Party – June 21-23 – City Hall Plaza (Gov. Center T stop) – $5 in advance, $10 at event
BBQ, Music, Drinks, Fun! The food isn’t free, but I think the summertime atmosphere will be worth the price. BBQ teams from around the world show up to make delicious food. I can’t even begin to imagine how wonderful City Hall Plaza will smell during this! This is another event brought to you by The Phantom Gourmet. Check it out.
Boston Jerk Fest – June 29 – Benjamin Franklin Institute Technology (South End) – $15 adults, $6 kids, $35 all-access pass
This is a Caribbean style food-festival and will have tons of spicy awesome for for sale. It’s an indoor/outdoor event. It sounds both tasty and education, so hopefully I can check it out this year. Plus, if you pay $35 you get an all-access pass which includes the festival as well as the Rum & Brew tasting, featuring music and unlimited drinks!
Food Festival – September 29 – 12-4pm – Lansdowne & Ipswitch – $40 in advance, $50 at event – 21+
This one is a little more pricey, but the ticket includes sampling 100 of the Phantom Gourmet’s favorite foods, so….might be worth it! Also, it’s a 21+ event, and that just seems AWESOME.Drinks aren’t included in the ticket price, which stinks, but no kids around makes up for it. By request of the Phantom, please wear purple if you attend this event.