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Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment

Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment

The Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment supports the tourism industry in Boston by producing events, supporting film and TV production, and marketing the City to conventions and visitors.

Our mission is to advance tourism in Boston and promote participation in public celebrations from Boston residents and visitors to our city. We bring people to Boston with events including festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and public celebrations both downtown and in Boston’s neighborhoods.

We support film and television through the Boston Film Bureau with permitting, location assistance, and coordination with local and state agencies. We help neighborhood based groups with event production, and encourage international relations through our Sister City and Distinguished Guest Programs.

Tourism and Special Events
1 City Hall Square
Room 802
Boston, MA 02201-2029
United States
Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For film questions, contact Patricia Papa at 617-635-3911 or

News and Announcements

Harold Melvin's Blue Notes
Aug 12

Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes Play City Hall Plaza August 24

Parks and Recreation
Jul 28

Mayor Walsh Announces Tina Campbell of Mary Mary to Headline Gospelfest 2016

Mayor's Office
Friday Afternoon Concert Series
Jul 25

Mayor Walsh Announces August Friday Afternoon Concert Series Lineup

Mayor's Office
Poster for the Disco Band Stardust
Jul 21

Disco Night at City Hall Plaza August 10

Mayor's Office

Upcoming Events

Image for Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series
Aug 24

Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series

Image for Friday Afternoon Concert Series
Aug 26

Friday Afternoon Concert Series

Image for Caribbean Carnival
Aug 27

Caribbean Carnival

Image for TD Hub On Wheels
Sep 18

TD Hub On Wheels

Old North Church

Museums and open spaces

Learn, explore, and admire in museums ranging from the historic Old North Church to the Museum of Fine Arts.

Sister Cities

Sister Cities

Sister Cities facilitates valuable cross cultural exchanges with cities across the globe.