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Boston Pizza Festival 2024

Prepare yourself for a dough-filled weekend

Dates: June 22-23, 2024

Boston Pizza Festival is a popular, eagerly anticipated event that allows pizza lovers to band together and fill their bellies with the best slices from both international and local vendors. The event takes over the City Hall Plaza and allows guests to enjoy entertainment, as well as indulge in lots of pizza and drinks throughout the whole weekend. Whether you're a fan of classic Margherita or adventurous with toppings, there's something for everyone at this year's festival.

The Boston Pizza Festival is set apart by the incredible variety of pizzas on offer, the vibrant atmosphere, and the entertainment lineup. Doors open at 11 am sharp, and the festivities continue until 6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. However, it's worth noting that late entry is not permitted as doors close promptly at 5 pm each day. Guests can expect live music performances, acrobat shows, and captivating cooking demos to complement their culinary journey.

Festival's Highlights

One of the festival's highlights is the opportunity to sample pizzas from diverse vendors, all prepared in handcrafted pizza ovens provided by the festival organizers. With each vendor aiming to serve their creations in just 90 seconds, attendees can savor a multitude of flavors without long waits. Additionally, pizza-eating competitions excite both participants, devouring as many slices as possible within a set time limit and the cheering spectators.

Admission and Pricing

This year, entry to the Boston Pizza Festival is free, with pizza slice tickets available for purchase at the event or online. The pizza menu offers to choose from the options: three slices for $11.99, five slices for $17.99, or the ultimate feast with ten slices for $31.99. Pre-purchasing the tickets is highly recommended for those eager to indulge without waiting in line.

VIP experience

Visitors can elevate their Boston Pizza Festival experience with an exclusive $40 VIP add-on. This upgrade provides two complimentary soft drinks, access to the Express Lane Entrance, and a commemorative pizza box to cherish the memories. The VIP add-on does not include pizza slices; instead, it's designed to enhance the overall enjoyment of the festival. Additionally, VIP ticket holders are automatically entered into an exciting sweepstakes for a chance to win a Fiero "Orto" home oven valued at $2,500. The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday, June 23, at 3 pm.


For those driving to the festival, parking options include the Government Center Garage and Center Plaza Garage, both conveniently located within walking distance of City Hall Plaza.

Alcohol Service Management

As alcohol will be served at the event, all patrons must present valid identification confirming they are at least 21 years old. Responsible alcohol service management is ensured, with the last call at 5:30 pm and strict enforcement against intoxication and underage drinking.


As with any large-scale event, security measures are in place to ensure the safety of all attendees. Guests are advised to minimize personal items, and certain items such as bags, backpacks, and weapons are strictly prohibited. Random secondary searches may also be conducted at entry points.

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