Explore Downtown & Get Discounts

The inaugural CollegeFest at City Hall Plaza offers students another chance to explore Boston and all it has to offer. Exhibitors include, 5-hour Energy, Honest Tea, Getaround, KeVita and more!

Students will receive exclusive discounts at select Faneuil Hall Marketplace vendors. Enjoy the transition into fall exploring by attending College Fest on City Hall Plaza, and then explore the exciting downtown area. All these great attractions are within walking distance: Historic Faneuil Hall, Boston Public Market, The Greenway, and the Seaport.

This is where you want to be on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

This event is for college students but open to everyone. Bring your parents, siblings and friends.

The Ultimate Back to School Event

Taking over Fenway Park with live music and activations by over 70 brands including L.L. Bean, 5-hour Energy, Uber and GrubHub and the rare chance to see Fenway Park for free!

Don’t miss the brands, live music, unique Fenway photo opts and FREE SWAG!

There’s more – register to be a GrubHub VIP and you’re automatically entered to win amazing prizes and access to the GrubHub VIP Line!

This is where you want to be on Saturday, September 16. Check out the recap video from last year here!

This year CollegeFest at Fenway is presented by Army ROTC.

This event is for active college students only. Must have college ID to enter.

Event Details



September 30, 2017 12PM-5PM


No tickets needed. Wander in and out of the event while exploring & enjoying downtown Boston.


Enjoy performers and artist at Faneuil Hall.


City Hall Plaza/Sam Adams Park
Boston, MA


Government center T stop is the closest. It can be accessed via the Blue and Green lines. State Street T stop is also close, it is serviced by the Orange and Blue lines. Downtown Crossing is within walking distance, serviced by the Red and Orange lines.


The event is not gated. Bring a student ID to access discounts at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Exclusive Student Discounts from Select Faneuil Hall Merchants.


Discounts, SWAG, Entertainment and More

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be in college to attend?

No, while this event is geared toward college students, it is open to the general public. Bring your parents, siblings or friends. You will need a valid college ID to take advantage of the exclusive students discounts in Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Can I bring a bag?

Yes, this is not a closed event. Use common sense and do not leave your bag unattended. We will have a limited amount of SWAG Bags as well.

Do I need to RSVP

You do not need a ticket to attend the event.

What is there to do?

We'll have exhibitors giving away samples, and SWAG. You can go shopping in Faneuil Hall, and grab a bite to eat. Explore the artisan bites available at Boston Public Market. Relax in the sun at Christopher Columbus park or make your way to the water front or the New England Aquarium.