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Fourth of July in Boston

Published on June 10, 2024


As the anticipation for the Fourth of July builds and Boston prepares to shine with its patriotic festivities, there's no better time to immerse yourself in the city's unparalleled charm. Picture yourself surrounded by the vibrant energy of the holiday, while the mid-summer sun shines on the historic landmarks. As fireworks light up the night sky, why not make this celebration truly unforgettable by booking a stay with us? Our accommodation offers not just a place to rest, but a front-row seat to the heart of Boston's Independence Day celebration. Nestled amid the festivities, you'll enjoy the perfect blend of luxury and convenience, ensuring your Fourth of July is filled with sophisticated leisure and the magic of the city's summer nights. Join us for a celebration where every moment is infused with the spirit of Boston, from sunlit mornings to fireworks-filled evenings.

Boston Harborfest Kickoff Celebration

Monday, July 1 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join as public officials and hospitality leaders come together to inaugurate Boston Harborfest 2024 with a ceremonial cake-cutting and giveaway, setting the stage for a celebration like no other. Throughout the day, roving reenactors and staff from the USS Constitution will captivate visitors with lively interactions and stories of maritime history. Adding to the festive atmosphere, the Massachusetts 215th Army Band will fill Downtown Crossing with stirring performances throughout the afternoon. To mark this patriotic occasion, the U.S. Navy Band will honor us with a powerful rendition of the National Anthem, echoing through the city's heart. This kickoff event promises a blend of tradition, music, and community spirit, making it a perfect start to Boston's cherished Harborfest.

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Boston Harborfest Concert

Tuesday, July 2 • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Boston Harborfest proudly presents a vibrant concert at Christopher Columbus Park, showcasing a diverse mix of local talent performing an array of musical genres.

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Tuesday, July 2 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Grab a bowl and dive into the fun at the annual Chowderfest! Savor mouthwatering chowders crafted by the finest local restaurants. This delicious event is free to all, while supplies last.

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Boston Harborfest Fireworks

Tuesday, July 2 • 9:15pm

Visible from the Boston Harbor and many vantage points along the Inner Harbor, the Harborfest Fireworks return to dazzle spectators with a breathtaking display. This spectacular event will light up the sky, with fireworks launched from a barge at Boston’s iconic Long Wharf, ensuring a memorable experience for all.

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Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Thursday, July 4

Kelli O'Hara will headline Boston's July 4 fireworks celebration, joining Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at the Hatch Shell. This year, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular celebrates its 50th anniversary, promising an unforgettable evening of music and fireworks.

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The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum presents ‘Revelry on Griffin’s Wharf’

Tuesday, July 2 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Step back in time with the Sons and Daughters of Liberty for an evening of history, games, and merriment themed around the iconic Boston Tea Party. Engage with costumed interpreters through interactive activities like knot tying, feather quill writing, and colonial games. Guests can board the 18th-century replica vessels Eleanor and the brig Beaver to reenact the historic tea dumping. In Abigail’s Tea Room, sample the five tea blends central to this pivotal event, and enjoy beer, wine, clam chowder, and an assortment of cookies and scones available for purchase. Tickets, priced at $15 for adults and $10 for children, are available in person at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

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Greenway Artisan Market

The Greenway Artisan Market, operated by Somerville Flea, is a vibrant open-air market that showcases the creativity of talented local artists, crafters, and independent designers. Visitors can discover exceptional art, unique handcrafted items, and a variety of locally produced products. Open every Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm on The Rose Kennedy Greenway, this market offers a delightful experience for all who appreciate quality and creativity.

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Boston Sunset Sail

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Boston Harbor sunsets aboard an elegant sailing vessel. Glide effortlessly across the water, taking in iconic waterfront views, perfect for a romantic early evening with your special someone. The attentive crew will surely provide exceptional service throughout your journey. Sunset sails span throughout the summer months, weather allowing.

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Adirondack Day Sail

Embark on a leisurely cruise aboard the elegant schooner Adirondack III for an unparalleled Boston Harbor experience. Within minutes, leave land distractions behind and enjoy smooth sailing on this 80-foot pilot schooner, renowned for its exceptional views and gentle, speedy ride. Tours are offered daily throughout the summer months, weather allowing, boarding at the rear of the Boston Harbor Hotel.

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