2.3 min readBy Published On: May 31st, 2024Categories: See and Do0 Comments on Weekend Picks – Dot Day Day Edition 2024

There is no better place to celebrate the start of June than right here in Dot!

Dorchfest 2024

Dorchester’s annual porchfest-style neighborhood music festival is back for a third year and includes more than 40 different artists bringing a variety of high-quality, diverse and enjoyable performances to the Ashmont-Adams neighborhood. The event takes place on Saturday from 1pm to 5pm and features performances by dancers and spoken word artists, in addition to music. The event is free to attend and has something to offer guests of all ages and backgrounds. Read more in our Dorchfest preview here.

Dot Day 5K

Get your steps in before the celebrating begins at the 2024 Dot Day Road Race on Sunday starting at 12pm. This family-friendly 5K is for all ages and abilities and begins and ends at the Blarney Stone restaurant just before the annual Dot Day Parade. Registration will be available on race morning starting at 10am.

Dorchester Day Parade

This community tradition celebrates its 118th year on Sunday with the parade kicking off at 1pm in Lower Mills. More than 60 local groups are participating this year, which organizers say will also include a few surprises! With a perfect summer forecast in store this weekend, there’s no reason to not get outside and take part in all the festivities along the 3.2 mile route! Check out more details in our write-up here.

Caribbean American Heritage Festival

Since 2006, June has been designated as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. Boston will kick start the month with a free festival on Saturday from 12pm to 7pm at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury. The event will feature music, food, arts, crafts and local vendors. There will also be other activities and a flag raising event at Boston City Hall on June 4.

Pride Month Begins

June is also recognized as Pride Month to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Many of our favorite Dot spots have lots of exciting Pride events planned throughout the month. This weekend you can catch El Brunch de las Chicas Drag Show at Ghost Pepper on Saturday at 11:30am, a special Boston Pole Fitness PRIDE class on Saturday at 8:30pm as well as Sunday tea dance at dbar at 4pm.

Dot Day Celebrations in the Neighborhood

Check out our roundup here! 


Red Sox vs. Tigers, Friday May 31st at 7pm, Saturday June 1st at 4pm, and Sunday June 2nd at 1:30pm.

If you’re watching the game this weekend, check out our list of 10 places to catch the action in Dot, or check out 12 of our favorites in South Boston!

Check back! This list may be updated.

What else is going on around Dot this weekend? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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