One Weekend. Your City Unlocked.

Taking place June 3–5, 2016, the Common Boston festival is a unique opportunity to discover and explore the region's rich architectural, cultural, and historic resources. From civic spaces to sacred interiors to hidden infrastructure and everything in between, the festival weekend's "open house" format offers the public open access to significant spaces and places—many not open to the public, and all for free. 

Check out just some of what CB16 has in store below, or browse our full weekend Calendar here, or download a PDF of our program. And don't forget our Instagram Photo Contest where you can win an architectural cruise of Boston!

Great adventures await!


FRIDAY, JUNE 3

Join us Common Boston on Friday, June 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for our signature, annual event, the dParty! This fun and lively get together celebrates all things design and serves as a kickoff party for our open house festival weekend. 

For the #CB16 dParty, we'll transform a floor of the Innovation and Design Building—home to a dynamic mix of architecture and design firms, creative service studios, makerspaces, tech start-ups, and other innovative companies—into a fully realized block party. Guests will enjoy great harbor views, fantastic music, a parklet lounge, and the best dancing and conversation you can bring, all in the name of community-spirited fun... We hope you can join us!

Click here for more info and to purchase tickets. 


SATURDAY, JUNE 4

See a full listing of sites to discover and explore on our Calendar.

Browse by Day: Friday · Saturday · Sunday

Browse by Neighborhood: Allston-Brighton · Back Bay · Beacon Hill · Brookline · Cambridge · Dorchester · Downtown · East Boston · Fenway · Hyde Park · Jamaica Plain · Mattapan · North End · Roxbury · Somerville · South Boston · West End


SUNDAY, JUNE 5

See a full listing of sites to discover and explore on our Calendar.

Browse by Day: Friday · Saturday · Sunday

Browse by Neighborhood: Allston-Brighton · Back Bay · Beacon Hill · Brookline · Cambridge · Dorchester · Downtown · East Boston · Fenway · Hyde Park · Jamaica Plain · Mattapan · North End · Roxbury · Somerville · South Boston · West End


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