If you live in the Boston area and you want to get more involved in the events of the city, or if you are visiting Boston and want to find the best Boston events, here are a few places you should look.
1. The internet. This one is obvious, but some people still need to be told. The city of Boston will have a website that will more than likely link to all of the biggest and most interesting events happening in the city. They will probably keep the Boston info updated so you will always know when and where the best Boston events are taking place.
2. Try looking for a local newspaper. The regular local newspaper will tell you about all of the big interesting things happening, but if you are able to find a small privately published one, you might be able to find out about the best events for the next time you visit Boston.
3. Try asking your friends or family who either live there or who have been there to visit. They probably went on Boston tours, or attended a festival that you will probably want to look into. They can also tell you the events that are the best to avoid and for what reasons.
4. And finally, if you are a spontaneous traveler, just follow a tourist from the public transit station you got there on. Let someone else do all the research for you and just find out where someone who is carrying a guidebook is going and have fun where ever that happens to be. It is bound to be an adventure.