BOSTON MARATHON FAN FEST

Join the experience of marathon weekend

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  • NEW FOR 2019 - The Boston Marathon Fan Fest will be located at Copley Square, just steps from the finish line
  • Fan Fest will feature experience with official Boston Marathon sponsors, live music, returning champions, and a race weekend clinic.
HOURS
  • Friday, April 12, 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 12
12:00 p.m. Fan Fest Opens
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. West Point Band: The Hellcats
The West Point Band's field music group officially opens up Boston Marathon Weekend. The Hellcats, are comprised of bugles, piccolos, and drums, and serve as showpiece for the United States Army and the United States Military Academy.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Final Boston Marathon Clinic “Live”
Last Minute Tips with Special Guests Join the B.A.A. Team with special guest Boston Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi for the final 2019 Boston Marathon Clinic, live from Copley Square, the heart of Boston Marathon Weekend festivities. At this clinic we will discuss final tips on how to be prepared to run your best Boston Marathon.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Legends of Summer
Join us as we kick of Boston Marathon weekend the right way with Boston’s best party band, Legends of Summer! From Jay Z and Beyonce to Stevie Wonder, Legends of Summer cover decades of party music
8:30 p.m. Fan Fest Closes For the Day

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 13
9:00 a.m. Fan Fest Opens
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. B.A.A. Invitational Mile & Middle School 1k
Top scholastic boys and girls from the cities and towns of the Boston Marathon course, as well as a field of professional male and female milers from around the world, take off in the B.A.A. Invitational Mile on Boston Marathon Weekend.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Build with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston
Don’t forget to stop by and say hi to our friends from LEGOLAND Discovery Center who will be bringing a LEGO replica of the Boston Marathon Trophy! Kids can build their own LEGO masterpieces and you also may also get to meet a special guest Kai from Lego Ninjago!
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. B.A.A. Relay Challenge
Watch and cheer for middle school students as they race up and down Boylston Street right next to Fan Fest. These clubs from the eight cities and towns along the Boston Marathon will get to experience the thrill of competing near the iconic Boston Marathon finish line.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Meet & Greet
With Boston Marathon Champions Bill Rodgers and Joan Benoit Samuleson
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Dalton and the Sheriffs
Dalton & the Sheriffs, a band who have risen from the Boston music scene to national stages such as CMA Fest! Join us as we keep the party going at Fan Fest celebrating runners and Boston Marathon Fans in style!
8:00 p.m. Fan Fest Closes For the Day

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 14
11:00 a.m. Fan Fest Opens
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Boston Marathon Defending Champions Panel
Hosted by Super Bowl Champion Tedy Bruschi
Presented by John Hancock

Join the B.A.A. as we bring the 2018 Boston Marathon returning champions to stage in a panel discussion hosted by one of New England’s favorite champions, New England Patriots and Boston Marathon Runner, Tedy Bruschi! Join as Tedy asks our returning Champions Des Linden, Yuki Kawauchi, Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug about winning Boston!
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Build with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston
Don’t forget to stop by and say hi to our friends from LEGOLAND Discovery Center who will be bringing a LEGO replica of the Boston Marathon Trophy! Kids can build their own LEGO masterpieces and you also may also get to meet a special guest Kai from Lego Ninjago!
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bear Fight
Join Boston’s own Bear Fight as we wrap up Fan Fest and gear up for the 123rd Boston Marathon!
6:00 p.m. Fan Fest Closes