gal’s guide: summer shopping kicks off in Boston

Summer shopping kicks off this weekend in Boston and beyond! You don’t have to go far to have an amazing experience thanks to local shopping centers. Make sure to check out these savings events, special perks and unique opportunities to grab your girlfriends and make a day of it.

Summer Shopping Memorial Day SaleSimon Premium Outlets in New England will celebrate Memorial Day weekend with the Memorial Day Super Sale from Friday, May 26th – Monday, May 29th, offering even MORE savings throughout the holiday weekend!

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

Extended Hours:

9 to 9PM – Friday, Saturday, Monday

10 to 8PM – Sunday

  • Valet Services available in front of Burberry from 11 to 6PM Saturday – Monday
  • Lube2Go wash and car detail service onsite by appointment only. Book appointments here.
  • Reserved Parking for Veterans, Breast Cancer Survivors, Family/Expectant mothers

SOWA open market Summer Shopping

Boston’s largest outdoor market is in full swing, with the SoWa Open Market now bringing 100+ artisans, 50+ local farmers and food makers, a dozen iconic food trucks, craft beers, live music, and good vibes every weekend from 10 to 4PM through October.

As part of the weekly beer garden and food truck bazaar, attendees will be able to enjoy themed dishes from food truck favorites on seven special weekends throughout the summer alongside tasty beers and ciders from top local breweries.

To kick off the themed block party series by Eat Boston, more than 20 food trucks will gather at the SoWa Open Market on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th for a Backyard BBQ followed up by additional themed block parties throughout the summer, including:

The Boston V Party

Saturday, June 10

Be part of Boston’s first vegan food and beer festival during the SoWa Open Market.


Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25

Have a taste of the world’s greatest finger food no matter if you like hard shell, soft shell, corn or flour – taste them all!

Boston Lobster Party

Saturday, July 8 & Sunday, July 9

After 7 years, the Boston Lobster Party is back to celebrate the New England specialty.

 Oyster, Oyster Block Party

Saturday, August 5 & Sunday, August 6

Shuck’em, suck’em, and slurp’em down.

Grilled Cheese & Mac and Cheese & Steak and Cheese & Beer Festival

Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10

When the worlds of cheese and beer collide. Don’t miss this exclusive festival!

Sausage Fest

Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 16

Summer Shopping Events The Street Chestnut hill

Summer Shopping Events The Street Chestnut hill

The Street will once again host Summertime at The Street, a summer-long, complimentary series of outdoor events. This year, Summertime at The Street will feature over 100 events, ranging from acoustic performances to cardio and yoga classes to kid-friendly activities. All events are free, open to the public, and held on The Green at The Street.

Pops Concert & Picnic
Saturday June 3
11:30 to 2:30PM
The Street’s Pops Concert & Picnic will feature 50 members of the New Philharmonia Orchestra performing a repertoire of classical scores and traditional family favorites on The Green. Rosie’s, Ronsky’s and Treat Cupcake Bar will serve complimentary treats and for al fresco dining during the concert, select restaurants at The Street, including Legal Sea Foods, Del Frisco’s Grille, Bernard’s, The Cottage, and Comella’s, will offer grab-and-go picnic lunches.
Yoga on The Green
Every Sunday, June 4 to October 1

Each month, The Street will partner with a different yoga studio for Yoga on The Green, with each instructor bringing their distinct style to the class.  In the event of rain, classes will be held indoors at lululemon.

Berklee College of Music Showcase
Sundays, June 11 to October 1
12 to 2PM
Kick It By Eliza with Emily Crocker
Every Tuesday, June 6 to September 26
Acoustic Thursdays
Thursdays, June 8 to September 28
6 to 8PM
Happy shopping!