Special events taking place in the City of Boston will impact traffic and parking from Friday, May 25, through Monday, May 28, 2018. Attendees are encouraged not to drive their personal vehicles to these events.  Information on Blue Bikes, the regional bike share service, may be found on the Blue Bikes website. You can also find information about the MBTA online. For a faster return trip, the MBTA advises rider to purchase a round-trip rather than a one-way ticket.  Walking is another great way to travel around Boston.


The Boston Calling music festival, taking place on Harvard University property off of Western Avenue, will impact traffic in Brighton. The following locations are expected to be closed to vehicular traffic from 10pm-11:30pm nightly from May 25 through May 27. Travel delays in the area are anticipated.

  • North Harvard Street at the Western Avenue intersection
  • North Harvard  Street closed, all vehicular traffic exiting the Harvard University Athletic Complex will need to turn right only and head toward Western Avenue
  • North Harvard Street exit on Soldiers Field Road East and West
  • Anderson Bridge

In addition, parking will be set aside for drop-off/pick-up purposes only at six parking spaces located within the two hour parking area on Western Avenue.


The Run to Remember will begin at 7 AM on Seaport Boulevard at the World Trade Center.  An estimated 10,000 people will run from Seaport Boulevard, right onto Atlantic Avenue, left onto State Street, right onto Congress Street, left onto New Chardon Street, right onto Cambridge Street, left onto Charles Street, right onto Beacon Street, right onto Massachusetts Avenue, leaving the City of Boston into the City of Cambridge, returning to the City of Boston on Massachusetts Avenue, left onto Beacon Street, right onto Arlington Street, left onto Boylston Street, left onto Washington Street, right onto State Street, right onto Congress Street, right onto Franklin Street, left onto Federal Street, left onto High Street, right onto Congress Street, left onto Atlantic Avenue, right onto Seaport Boulevard.

Streets along the route are expected to be closed to traffic from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Sunday 6 AM to 12 Noon parking restrictions will be in effect at the following locations.

  • Cambridge Street, south side, from New Chardon Street to Charles Circle
  • Seaport Boulevard, both sides, from B Street to Atlantic Avenue
  • State Street, north side, from Atlantic Avenue to Congress Street
  • Milk Street, both sides, from Washington Street to Congress Street
  • Beacon Street, both sides, from Charles Street to Massachusetts Avenue

The Lion Dance Parade will take place from 4 PM to 6 PM.  Participants will gather on the Rose Kennedy Greenway Chinatown Park and travel on Beacon Street to Washington Street.  Traffic will be delayed as the parade proceeds along the route.


The Memorial Day Parade will begin at the McKeon Post, #4 Hilltop Street in Dorchester, at 10 AM.  An estimated 250 marchers will proceed from Hilltop Street, turning right onto St. Brendan’s Road, left onto Milton Street, right onto Granite Avenue, left onto Gallivan Boulevard, left onto Adams Street, to Cedar Grove Cemetery.  The return route is Milton Street, right onto Granite Avenue, left onto Pope John Paul II Extension (bike path), returning to the McKeon Post.  Traffic will be delayed as the procession moves along the route.