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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, Sports, and Entertainment
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

Visiting Boston

Visiting Boston

With our rich history, diverse neighborhoods, and legacy of arts, culture, and education, Boston has something for everyone.

News and Announcements

2015 Copley Square Holiday Tree
Nov 7

Lineup announced for enchanted trolley tour, tree lightings

Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment
city hall plaza
Sep 7

Free Social Fitness Festival on City Hall Plaza Presented by Blue Cross, Blue Shield of...

Mayor's Office
Eli Young Band will headline Country in the City on September 15, 2016.
Sep 6

Eli Young Band will headline free 'Country in the City' concert on City Hall Plaza

Mayor's Office
Jul 28

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

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Sister Cities

Sister Cities

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