Summer Wine Tastings and Food Festivals

Longer, sunnier summer days have arrived in Watertown – what better time to spend time outdoors sampling delicious local food and drink? Whether you’re into wine tasting, craft beers, or farm-to-table treats, there’s something for everyone coming up this summer in the Boston area. Here’s a few to look out for:

  • WGBH’s Craft Beer Fundraiser is happening Saturday, July 13th from 7 – 10 PM! Dozens of the area’s best craft brewers and cider makers will be on hand sampling local varieties, plus there will be lawn games and live music too! More info is available here.

  • For pizza lovers only – don’t miss the 2019 Boston Pizza Festival, happening July 13 and 14 at City Hall Plaza! Think fresh hot slices from the best local ovens, along with beer, wine, and live entertainment. Tickets and other info here.

  • Thousands of foodies throng to the Taste of Cambridge each year to feast on samples from some of the best restaurants in Cambridge and the state. This year’s participants include local favorites Alden & Harlow, Craigie on Main, and Little Donkey, along with dozens more. Set your reminders for July 16th, 5 – 8 PM – ticket and event info here!

  • Ever been to Wine Island? OK technically it’s Thompson’s Island in Boston Harbor – but on August 18th it’s known as Wine Island, where your admission fee gets you unlimited wine samples and seasonal bites, ferry ticket included! Ages 21+ only, rain or shine. Purchase tickets here.

  • Mount Auburn Cemetery will host a Twilight Wine Tasting August 30th from 5:30 to 7 PM! Come sample hand-selected favorites from local wine purveyor Magnolia Wine Company in the newly-renovated Asa Gray Garden. Registration required, via their website.