See and Do

Dot Day Celebrations

The first Sunday in June is officially Dorchester Day! The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. in Lower Mills at the corner of Washington Street & Dorchester Avenue and travels along Dorchester Avenue to Savin Hill at the corner of Columbia Road and Dorchester Avenue. Come out and show your Dorchester Pride! 

Here is a list of places to celebrate pre or post parade!

Chief Marshal’s Dinner – Friday, May 31st

John Schneiderman, the president of Pope’s Hill Neighborhood Association will be this year’s chief marshal!  Make sure to look for him leading the parade! A special banquet in his honor will be held on Fri., May 31, at Florian Hall with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 888-734-2356.

Lace up your sneakers

Register for the Project D.E.E.P & Blarney Stone Dorchester Day 5K. Race starts and ends at the Blarney Stone on Sunday, June 2nd 12pm shotgun start. Registration begins at 11am. You can also register online! Cookout immediately following!

Lower Mills Tavern

Start off your Dot Day with a little brunch at LMT!  How about some Cinnamon Sugar French Toast or a Veggie Scramble?  Celebrate the neighborhood with a glass of sparkling rose!

Yellow Door Taqueria

Yellow Door launched a new summer menu!  Pre-game or post-parade with some margaritas and tacos!  You can check out the new menu here! 

The Bowery Bar

The Bowery Bar will be celebrating on the patio with the James Caruso Band performing outside at 3pm. We hear they’ll be giving out free koozies while supplies last and selling cool Dot Day t-shirts! 

Dorchester Brewing Company

Be on the lookout for Dorchester Brewing Co. float during the parade. Post-parade head to the brewery to continue the celebration! 

Lucy’s American Tavern

Lucy’s will be featuring live music with The Royal Furs!  Dot Day T-shirts will be for sale and free koozies while they last!

Landmark Public House

Landmark Public House will open its doors at 11am for a day of good old-fashioned fun! The back parking lot will be transformed into a patio complete with tables, draft beer service, lawn games like corn hole and giant Jenga. There will be live music outside starting at 4pm with performer Justin Beech and a DJ playing music inside.  Landmark is also hosting its 2nd Annual Dot Day Hot Dog Eating Contest!  Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers including $500 dollars to first.  Must be 21 plus to enter.  Amateurs only.  You an sign up by emailing


Start parade day off with one of our favorite spots in Dorchester for brunch! dbar serves brunch from 11am to 3pm. Right now we’re loving their drunk & naked lobster omelette with a champagne butter glaze.


Hang out on the patio at 224 Boston on parade day and order up a bucket of bubbles! Or maybe one of 224’s famous burgers paired with Bloody Mary! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.