Starting with the City’s Signature Flag Day Celebration on Saturday, June 16, Discover Quincy is partnerting with many local organizations to showcase Quincy’s arts and culture, community, educations, historic and recreational assets. Each day will feature at least one free event, while some events may accept donations and others may have an admission fee. Click here to review the 2019 schedule of events.
Come cheer on Quincy's hometown professional lacrosse team, the Boston Cannons versus Atlanta Blaze at 5:00 p.m.. Teams belong to Major League Lacrosse. Food and merchandise concessions are open. Prior to the game, the Cannons Fan Festival features a concert starting at 2 pm when gates officially open for the general public. Dalton & The Sheriffs is a country band which originated in South Boston in 2012, and consists of 5 members: Brian Scully (vocals), Jon Silva (guitar), Steve Baker (guitar), Sam Bouve (bass), and James Zaner (drums).
The History and Visitors Program at the Church of the Presidents offers guided tours of the historic United First Parish Church and the crypt of the Adams Presidents Monday – Saturday 11 am – 4 pm, and Sundays Noon – 4 pm.
Eight South Shore Yacht Clubs make up the Quincy Bay Race Week Association and the 81st Annual Regatta starts with the Inside Line Racing for junior sailors in the N-10, Optimist and Laser fleets on July 18 and 19 at Quincy Yacht Club, 1305 Sea Street. Adult racing on the Outside Line features 210, Club 420, Hustler, Laser, Multihulls, Rhodes 19 and Thunderbird Classes on July 20 and 21 is at Squantum Yacht Club, 646 Quincy Shore Drive. Spectators can view from various locations along Quincy shoreline.
President John Adams lived to be 90, and it is thought that his penchant for exercise was a contributing factor. Adams said, "I walk every fair day, sometimes 3 or 4 miles". An effort to inspire local residents to walk in the historic footsteps of Adams and get healthy, this free three mile walking tour meets the third Saturday of the month at 8am May through October.
Ride departs at 9:00 a.m. from the Newport Ave entrance of the Wollaston MBTA Station.
The new and accessible Wollaston MBTA Station will be open soon (we hope!) and what better way to begin and end your commute than by bike? Join us on this ride to explore the Wollaston Neighborhood and discover low-stress connectors from the MBTA to East Milton and back. Please bring a spare tube and read our Ride Guidelines before you come.
Join us as we celebrate the Neponset River and the beautiful parks and pedestrian paths along the shore, along with the natural salt marshes and wetlands that support more than 200 species of birds, fish and other wildlife.
Activities include free canoes & kayaks, conservation oriented exhibits, crafts, music, food trucks, spray park and more!
This is a FREE family-friendly, public event. We encourage you to bring a blanket and a picnic, and spend the day!
Having served a distinguished 10 year career as flagship of the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and the Second Fleet in the Atlantic, the USS Salem served as host to such notables as the US Ambassador to Spain, John D. Lodge; the Honorable Thomas S. Gates, Undersecretary of the Navy; Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; the Shah of Iran; the President of Lebanon and the King and Queen of Greece. Although Salem never fired her mighty guns in anger, her very presence served as a stimulus for peace during those troubled times that came to be called the Cold War.
Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, located at the top of a scenic mountain range south of Boston, is a unique American institution. Founded in 1885 by Abbott Lawrence Rotch as a private scientific center for the study and measurement of the atmosphere, it was the site of many pioneering weather experiments and discoveries. The earliest kite soundings of the atmosphere in North America in the 1890s and the development of the radiosonde in the 1930s occurred at this historic site.
Explore America’s birth as a global economic power in the 19th century through the prism of one family’s inspiring stories of adventure, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and civic leadership. Long considered the jewel of Milton, this majestic Greek revival mansion was built in 1833 and contains the treasures of four generations of the Forbes family including China trade heirlooms and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Historic Preservation work has recently been completed. The museum is open to the public for tours at 11am and 2pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The earliest surviving home of the Quincy family, this house was built in 1686 by Edmund Quincy and greatly expanded and remodeled in 1706 displaying the evolution of colonial architecture. The house welcomed Benjamin Franklin as a guest and had frequent visits from young lawyer John Adams. The childhood home of Dorothy Quincy, who became Mrs. John Hancock; the second President of the Continental Congress, first signer of the Declaration of Independence and the first Governor of Massachusetts.