On June 4, you can experience what it would be like to walk through a real life shuffled Spotify playlist at Dorchfest, an outdoor music festival featuring 40 different artists performing on various neighborhood porches. The inaugural event is being hosted by the Ashmont-Adams neighborhood and from 11:30 AM to 4:00 you can walk through the town while stopping to listen to the 30-to-60 minute sets of Haitain music, country music, folk music, Cape Verdean music, Indian music and more. You can get the full details here!
Whether you like it with the works or just a little ketchup, plan on eating a burger this weekend! We are sharing our picks for some of the best burgers in the neighborhood! Make sure to take our poll for Best Burger in the neighborhood too!
Reel Fun Fishing Day at Deer Island
On Saturday, June 4: come to Deer Island for a day of fishing and fun with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay! Learn about Boston Harbor’s biodiversity, play games, and meet real crabs!
The Return of the Dorchester Day Parade
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! You can learn more here!
The Celtics face the Warriors in the NBA Championship on Sunday, June 5th at 8pm. The Red Sox are playing the A’s this weekend – Friday at 9:40pm and Saturday + Sunday at 4:07pm. Here are 9 Places to Watch the Game in the Neighborhood.
Blend Brunch and High Noon Tea Party
Blend is celebrating Dot Day with Brunch + a Dot Price Kick-Off High Noon Tea Party!
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!
Dot Day Brunch Lower Mills Tavern
Start off your Dot Day with a little brunch at LMT! How about some Cinnamon Roll Pancakes or Chicken and Biscuits? Celebrate the neighborhood with a glass of sparkling rose!
Tacos + Margaritas at Yellow Door Taqueria
Yellow Door just opened their patio! Pre-game or post-parade with some margaritas and tacos! You can check out their menu here!
Snacks + Wine at American Provisions
Order up your meat and cheese boards for you Dot Day Celebrations! American Provisions will also be offering free tastings (wine and snacks) as part of the DorchFest event and selling specialty hot dogs on Dot Day!
Dot Day Brunch at Harp + Bard
Enjoy brunch on Sunday from 11am-3pm at Harp + Bard featuring music by DJ Begbick from 12pm-5pm. Plus a post parade #afterParty with the New Mayor of Dorchester – Ryan Collins!
Outdoor Dining in the Neighborhood
With these warmer temps this weekend, it’s a perfect excuse to enjoy some cocktails and food al fresco! Check out our roundup of outdoor patios that are open in the neighborhood.