Independence Prides the City!

The week ahead brings one of Boston’s signature holidays – Independence Day! This weekend and on July 4th, be adventurous and take advantage of all of the amazing events the city has to offer!

Festivals

Want to ring in the celebration for our country’s independence with an amazing Boston tradition? This weekend, take advantage of Boston’s annual Harborfest! Events will be ongoing from now until Wednesday, July 4th at various locations throughout the city. At the Charlestown Navy Yard, witness Marines in action and traditional military ceremonies. Head over to the waterfront for opportunities to sail on a Tall Ship Cruise or tour the USS Constitution. In the North End, learn about Paul Revere, lantern hanging, and more! For a full list of Harborfest activities, locations, and more information, click here.

Don’t miss every Bostonian’s favorite part of Harborfest; Boston’s 31st Chowderfest! This Sunday, July 1st. from 11 AM to 6 PM, head over to City Hall Plaza to witness the finest Clam Chowder establishments competing to win! While you’re at it, taste the competition and enjoy a day out in the sun. Sample chowder from restaurants including Anthem Kitchen + Bar, Barracuda Tavern, Waterline, and so much more! Click here for a greater listing and more information.

Fireworks

Want to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang? Be a part of the Boston POPS Fireworks Spectacular! Set up camp with some friends bright and early on the Charles to see and hear the phenomenal show at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. The performance will feature the Boston POPS conducted by Keith Lockhart, songs by Grammy-Award winner Jennifer Hudson, and will be hosted by the Emmy-Award winning actor, Michael Chiklis! The concert is completely free, beginning at 8 PM, and concludes with a fireworks extravaganza over the Charles River. Want a sneak peak at the amazing performance or have plans for the fourth? Check out the rehearsal performance on July 3rd
at 8:20 PM on the esplanade, although no fireworks will be displayed that evening. For more information on this event, click here!

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