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Springtime Markets and Festivals in Boston

As the icy gray Boston winter melts into distant memory, students of Boston College find themselves filled with a fervor to embrace the beauty of a New England spring day. While Saturdays during the fall are occupied by tailgates and football games, the weekends in the spring are open for possibilities. If you, like so many others, find yourself overwhelmed with spring fever and are lacking direction for how to make the most of your weekends, I implore you to do what college students do best: EAT.

Stop & Shop and Peapod, which are hosting a Spring Food Truck Festival on The Rose Kennedy Greenway on Saturday, April 22, seem to have the right idea. The festival will feature trucks ranging from Roxy’s Grilled Cheese to The Cookie Monstah to The Bacon Truck. And it will be sure to satisfy your need for vitamins A through D.

Next weekend, the SoWa Open Market kicks off their seasonal festivities. The SoWa marketplace on Harrison Avenue has been Boston’s largest open-air market for 14 years in the running. The market features over 100 artisans and over 50 local farmers and caterers. Additionally, there will be live music, food trucks, and a “SoWa Swag” booth that donates 100% of its proceeds to a different charity each month.

If you’re looking for a little more culture, the Boston Art Fair opens April 21-23 in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. It will feature over 90 contemporary artists displaying their work. Additionally, the “Bookish Ball and Shakespeare Birthday Celebration” is on April 22 in Harvard Square, featuring a book festival, live performances, and plenty of cake. Finally, the MFA is hosting an “Art in Bloom” weekend filled with beautiful spring floral arrangements and live art demonstrations.

Whether it is eating, listening to music, appreciating art, or simply enjoying the fresh air, there is no better place to be than Boston in the springtime. Although New England weather is not always reliable, you can be sure that your day will be filled with fun and delicious food if you venture into the city.

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