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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

Tavares Band Photo
Jul 15

Tavares Dance Party Coming to City Hall Plaza August 3

Parks and Recreation
Image from a Friday Night Concert Series of Man Playing the Bongos
Jul 6

Mayor Walsh announces July Friday Afternoon Concerts Series Lineup

Mayor's Office
Back Bay Fens
Jun 28

City of Boston Launches Situational Awareness Tool

Mayor's Office
City Seal of Boston
Nov 17

Mayor Walsh Announces 20th Anniversary of Mayor's Enchanted Trolley Tour and Tree Lightings

Mayor's Office

Upcoming Events

Image for 6th Annual African Festival of Boston
Jul 24

6th Annual African Festival of Boston

Image for Friday Afternoon Concert Series
Jul 29

Friday Afternoon Concert Series

Image for Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series
Aug 3

Dorothy Curran Wednesday Night Concert Series

Image for St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast
Aug 4

St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast

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.