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The Best Things to Do in Boston This Summer

By Kerry Gallagher | June 28, 2019 | Lifestyle


7/7, Rolling Stones at Gillette Stadium

Rock out this summer with the Rolling Stones, whose leading man, Mick Jagger, is back in action after heart surgery. For the best experience, purchase VIP packages like the Start Me Up or Brown Sugar, which include benefits such as floor tickets in the exclusive No Filter Pit, a set of lithographs, plus a custom digital photo book with photos from the concert. VIP packages $275-$1,599, 1 Patriot Place, Foxboro, Mass.,

7/17, Nantucket Garden Soiree

Now that everything is in full bloom, celebrate the season at a summer soiree in the garden of Nantucket’s Middle Brick house. Enjoy a DJ, garden-inspired cocktails, sommelierselected wines, a curated art show and a flower installation. Tickets $225, 95 Main St., Nantucket, Mass.,

7/20, Kay Nielsen's Encanted Vision at the MFA

Marvel at Danish artist Kay Nielsen’s unique interpretations of fairy tales, shown in this exhibit of more than 45 of his masterpieces, including his famous illustrated books from the Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.,


8/2, Diamonds Are Forever Charity Ball

Join the Newport Polo Club at its 19th annual International Polo Charity Ball. This year’s theme is Diamonds Are Forever, so dress to the nines to enjoy gourmet cuisine and South African wines, and mingle with the South African Polo Team, all at Newport’s famed Marble House. Tickets from $100, 596 Bellevue Ave., Newport, R.I.,

8/2-4, Newport Jazz Festival

Get jazzed up (literally) at the Newport Jazz Festival. Become a Jazz Club member for exclusive access to a tented lounge with complimentary light food and a private cash bar. Members also receive a reserved parking space and special seating at each stage. Jazz Club tickets from $375, Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive,

8/3-4, Roaring ’20s Lawn Party

Take a trip back to the ’20s and party the night away on the rolling lawns of the Crane Estate in Ipswich. New this year, enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Italian Garden, or choose the luxurious Crane VIP Experience, which includes admission for up to 12 people, use of a private tent, picnic dinners, drink service, a private tour of the mansion and more. Crane VIP Experience package $3,960, 310 Argilla Road, Ipswich, Conn.,

8/17, Jonas Brothers at the Garden

Sing along to your favorite songs when the Jonas Brothers bring their Happiness Begins Tour to Boston for one special night. With hits like “Sucker” and “SOS,” the Jo Bros are guaranteed to deliver a show you won’t forget, along with their special guests, Bebe Rexha and Jordan McGraw. Snag platinum tickets for the best views. Platinum tickets $535- $730, 100 Legends Way,

8/18, Wine Island

Uncork and unwind with a wine tasting on Boston’s very own Thompson Island. It’s the ultimate Sunday Funday! A ticket to this can’t-miss event includes a round-trip scenic ferry ride, unlimited sample tastings of a variety of wines, a live performance from Steve Memmolo from NBC’s The Voice, imported charcuterie platters, a raw bar, a limited-edition “Wine Island Boston” glass and so much more! Tickets $229, ferry leaves promptly from Long Wharf, Thompson Island,

8/24, Heritage Fire

You certainly won’t go hungry at Newport’s Heritage Fire, the ultimate live-fire, open-air dining experience. Top-notch chefs, sommeliers, farmers, distillers and barkeeps serve up dishes like dry-aged beef, lamb, oysters, duck, artisanal cheeses, vegetables and more. VIPs can start the party one hour early while getting served a special meal from the chefs, and sipping speciality cocktails and reserve wines from the talented team of bartenders. VIP tickets $200, 1 Goat Island, Newport, R.I.,