26 things to do in Boston this fall, from sports to arts & culture, a list by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau


As fall approaches, so do many beloved Massachusetts traditions.

To help residents and visitors explore all that the Commonwealth has to offer, the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau put together a list of 26 activities to do this autumn, as a part of the “Fall for Boston – Like Never Before” campaign.

Why 26 activities? To honor the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon, of course. Check out the unordered list of activities made by GBCVB for people of all ages and interests.

  1. How about a fall marathon? The Boston Marathon, which traditionally occurs each Patriots’ Day but could not take place in 2020 or spring 2021, will take to the streets Oct. 11. This is the first time ever that the marathon will happen in the fall!
  2. Calling all fans of sporting events with an autumnal backdrop… Head to the banks of the Charles later this October for the Head of the Charles Regatta, the most famous two-day regatta on the planet that features student-athletes from across the globe Oct. 22-24.
  3. With fans finally back at stadiums, a trip to Gillette to see the New England Patriots can’t be passed up. Rumor has it that Tom Brady will make an appearance at his old stomping grounds Oct. 3 when the Pats host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers… No pressure, Mac Jones! Follow complete coverage of Bill Belichick, rookie quarterback Jones and the rest of the Patriots on MassLive.
  4. If you do make your way to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., the New England Revolution could bring home their first MLS Cup. Might just want to stick around for the champions!
  5. Staying local to Boston? No fear. TD Garden will get down to business as both the Bruins and Celtics start play for the 2021-22 season. Texas is coming to town – opening night for the Celtics is Oct. 22 vs. Houston, while the Bruins will be back on the ice Oct. 16 vs. Dallas. And before the home teams play, the Laver Cup brings some of the world’s top…