Exciting Events

Never a Dull Moment in Downtown Boston

Every season brings a new reason to visit downtown Boston. Visitors travel from all over the country to attend the city’s infamous sporting events, music concerts and annual celebrations.

Whether you want to cheer for the Red Sox next door at Fenway Park or watch the Boston Marathon from your guestroom window, our convenient location in Kenmore Square is the best place to experience Boston like a local.

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  • Boston Marathon

    Outside the hotel The 26-mile Boston Marathon runs right past the Boston Hotel Buckminster on Beacon Street. The event ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road races and is the oldest annual…
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  • Boston Red Sox

    As the closest hotel to Fenway Park – 297 feet, to be exact – the Boston Hotel Buckminster is the ultimate inn for Red Sox fans. If you’re visiting during baseball season, seeing a home game at Fenway…
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  • 4th of July Celebration and Concert at the Charles River

    If you're traveling to Boston on the Fourth of July, consider spending an unforgettable evening at the free Boston Pops Orchestra concert and Fireworks Spectacular located on the esplanade along the banks…
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  • Boston University Graduation

    Boston University (walking distance) In addition to the official graduation ceremony held annually at Nickerson Field, Boston University hosts a number of events for graduates and families during Commencement…
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  • Parents’ Weekend Boston University

    Boston University (walking distance) Parents’ Weekend is an opportunity for students to share the events, programs and experiences available at Boston University with their families. Choir concerts,…
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  • Head of the Charles Regatta

    The Charles River (walking distance) This two-day rowing competition attracts over 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators annually. Walk to the banks of the Charles River to see the world’s best crew…
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01
Apr

Boston Marathon

Outside the hotel

The 26-mile Boston Marathon runs right past the Boston Hotel Buckminster on Beacon Street. The event ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road races and is the oldest annual marathon, dating all the way back to 1897. 

02
May

Boston University Graduation

Boston University (walking distance)

In addition to the official graduation ceremony held annually at Nickerson Field, Boston University hosts a number of events for graduates and families during Commencement Weekend. Visit the university website and register for a champagne reception, comedy night, riverboat cruises on the Charles and more. 

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May

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04
Jul

4th of July Celebration and Concert at the Charles River

If you're traveling to Boston on the Fourth of July, consider spending an unforgettable evening at the free Boston Pops Orchestra concert and Fireworks Spectacular located on the esplanade along the banks of the Charles River. As the place where the fight for American liberty began, Boston knows how to celebrate this holiday like nowhere else. 

01
Oct

Boston Red Sox

As the closest hotel to Fenway Park – 297 feet, to be exact – the Boston Hotel Buckminster is the ultimate inn for Red Sox fans. If you’re visiting during baseball season, seeing a home game at Fenway is an experience you won’t want to miss.

03
Oct

Parents’ Weekend Boston University

Boston University (walking distance)

Parents’ Weekend is an opportunity for students to share the events, programs and experiences available at Boston University with their families. Choir concerts, dinner galas, lectures, sporting events and theatrical productions are just a few of the events hosted every year. 

05
Oct

Head of the Charles Regatta

The Charles River (walking distance)

This two-day rowing competition attracts over 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators annually. Walk to the banks of the Charles River to see the world’s best crew teams in action.