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Fourth of July in Boston

America’s birthday is one of our nation’s most cherished days. It is a time for family, friends, and communities to gather and celebrate our freedom. Given our city’s role in our country’s independence, it is no surprise that the Fourth of July in Boston is one of the best places to be on our country’s national holiday.

Located in the heart of the city, and just steps from the Common, Boston Park Plaza provides convenient access to all the events around town. For the city of Boston, Fourth of July events carry a sense of history unlike any other place in the country. From the Boston Pops to spectacular fireworks, and with historical landmarks around every corner, our city marks the occasion like no other.

Here are the best ways to celebrate Independence Day in Boston.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

July 4, 8-11 PM

Celebrating Independence Day at Boston Pops
Celebrating Independence Day at Boston Pops

No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without fireworks, and few are as spectacular as the ones hosted by the world-famous Boston Pops. From the stage of the Hatch Memorial Shell along the Charles River esplanade, conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra, accompanied by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums.


Boston Harborfest

Friday, July 1 – Monday, July 4

Experience the largest Independence Day festival in the United States at Boston Harborfest. Celebrating Boston’s colonial history, the Revolutionary War, and maritime heritage, the festivities are centered around Boston’s Harbor. Enjoy live music, historical re-enactments, an art market, a classic car show, and Freedom Trail site tours. It’s a destination like no other.


USS Constitution Turn Around

Monday July 4

One of the highlights of the weekend celebrations is the annual “turn around” by the USS Constitution. Affectionately known as “Old Ironsides,” the event celebrates the world’s oldest commissioned warship. Accompanied by the Tall Ship USCGC Eagle, the vessels journey from Charlestown Navy Yard to Boston’s Castle Island. For an up-close and truly memorable experience, several boating companies offer cruises that follow the USS Constitution through the harbor. The sheltered waters usually mean sea legs are not required.


Freedom Trail Tours


tour guide couple in historical garb

Perhaps the most profound historical tour in the country, the Freedom Trail winds through some of the oldest parts of Boston, transporting you back to a time when our life and liberty were at stake. From the Old State House to Kings Chapel, Faneuil Hall to Bunker Hill Monument, Boston Common and Paul Revere’s House, the Freedom Trail is a living testament to our nation’s history.

If you would like additional information about the best ways to enjoy Independence Day, please contact our Boston Park Plaza Concierge Team. They wil be happy to assist you


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