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What to Do and See in Roslindale


The stormy July weather (and most COVID-19 restrictions—let’s hope it stays this way) has finally lifted and Greater Boston residents are ready to flood the streets to enjoy our neighborhoods! Roslindale bursts with excitement in the temperate months and there are more activities to attend than days to spend on them. Whether you’re a new homeowner or a lifelong Rozzie resident, these are the activities you simply can’t miss.

Shop for Fresh Produce at the Farmer’s Market

The Roslindale Farmer’s Market has been named one of the best in Boston and it can’t be beat for locally-sourced ingredients. Every Saturday Roslindale Square becomes packed with vendors from local farms and businesses ready to impart their delicious goods on the neighborhood. Pick up some fresh bread, local produce, and those homemade cookies you have your eye on. Go ahead, indulge—you deserve it.

Jam to the Sounds of Jazz in the Square

Every first Friday of the month local musicians gather in Roslindale Square to serenade their neighbors with sweet jazz melodies. For an admission cost of $10 (free for kids under six) the whole family can dance to the beats of Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis. Drinks and snacks are also available.

Enjoy the Sunshine at Turtle Swamp’s Beer Garden

Sip a local brew while enjoying the spring sunshine at Turtle Swamp’s outdoor beer garden. Bring your own food from your favorite Roslindale restaurant and chat with friends or embark on a friendly (sort of) game of bingo. Sometimes the beer garden features live music as well to add to the relaxing environment.

Get in Shape the Social Way

If you’re a fitness junkie or looking to become one, try joining a running group to get fit and meet new neighborhood friends. Parkway Running Club serves Roslindale and West Roxbury and offers multiple group runs per week. The club is open to all ages and skill levels and also hosts track workouts in the nicer weather. Who knows, maybe a supportive team is all you need to become a runner for life.