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Open Newbury Street

Whether you’re shopping, dining out, or just going for a walk, pedestrian-only days on Newbury Street are a Boston summer staple.

Newbury Street is a mile-long, eight block stretch of shops, salons, galleries and restaurants. This famous Boston street becomes a pedestrian-only walkway on Sundays in the summer. The street is closed to vehicles to allow pedestrians the opportunity to use the full width of the street, from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue.

Event Information

The City of Boston is relaunching Open Newbury Street starting on June 30, 2024, through September 1, 2024, for 10 consecutive Sundays of car-free Newbury Street.


Open Newbury Street will occur on these Sundays in 2024:

  • June 30

  • July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28

  • August 4, August 11, August 18, and August 25

  • September 1

Are you interested in writing about Open Newbury Street for a publication? Check out the press kit, including event photography.

How do you feel about Open Newbury Street? Send your thoughts to and to let us know!

Getting there

Newbury Street will be car-free from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., from Berkeley Street to Massachusetts Avenue.

The intersections of Fairfield Street, Gloucester Street and Hereford Street will be car-free. The remaining intersections will be open to vehicular traffic for public safety access and general vehicular traffic flow. Parking will be prohibited from 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Any vehicles remaining after 6 a.m. will be towed.

  • Arlington, Copley, Hynes stations on the Green Line
  • Back Bay Station on the Orange Line, Commuter Rail, or Amtrak
  • Bike corrals are stationed throughout the event
  • Multiple Blue Bikes stations on streets adjacent to Newbury Street
  • Multiple parking garages available in the Copley Square area south of Boylston Street

A map of street closures for Open Newbury Street for 2023

Information for businesses

The City of Boston encourages all businesses to take part in Open Newbury Street by activating their outdoor spaces.

To participate as a business, you must have a brick-and-mortar location on Newbury Street. Do you represent a business on Newbury Street and would like to set up an event outside? Please fill out our online form to alert us to your plans.

You can also contact the Open Newbury team at

We're excited to hear about what you're planning, and look forward to making this year's Open Newbury Street days successful for your business!

NOTE: Information on Pick up and Drop off zones for deliveries is forthcoming.

History of Open Newbury Street

The City of Boston first piloted Open Newbury Street in 2016. Thousands of people enjoyed food, shopping and dining in the street on one Sunday in August. To build on the success of the first event, we expanded Open Newbury Street to three Sundays a year in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Open Newbury Street returned for three Sundays in 2021 after a one-year hiatus. The event was held for six consecutive Sundays in late August and September in 2022. Last year, Open Newbury Street returned for it’s longest season to date, as it was expanded to sixteen consecutive Sundays in 2023.

Patrons at a recent Open Newbury event

Patrons at a recent Open Newbury event

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