When and Where: May 25-26; City Hall Plaza in Boston
Lineup Highlights: fun., Of Monsters and Men, Portugal. the Man, Ra Ra Riot, The National, The Shins
The Scoop: This year, Boston finally gets a much-deserved summer music festival of its own. Expect to spend Memorial Day weekend moving your feet to the sounds of 18 solid indie rock acts, which have been hand-picked by Aaron Dessner of Brooklyn-based band and headliner The National.
Insider Tip: Save your appetite for the food-truck pavilion, which will feature Boston’s finest. Search for local seafood truck The Shuckin Truck for lobster and scallop rolls or fish tacos.
Escape From Your Escape: Stay through Memorial Day to rent a bike and hit the Minuteman Bikeway, a scenic, 11-mile trail linking Bedford, Lexington, Arlington and Cambridge.