Fourth of July is Tuesday and celebrations are happening all weekend long! We’ve rounded up everything from fireworks to special events just for you! Happy Birthday, America! (Check back as this list may be updated.) 


Having a backyard cookout for the Fourth? Adams Cafe + Butcher Shop can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling. From hot dogs, hamburgers and steak tips and more!

Beer + wine for your July Fourth celebrations

American Provisions will make sure your July Fourth celebration has the perfect selection of wine and beer! AP Dorchester also offers meat + cheese boards and desserts!

Boston Harborfest

Celebrate America’s Independence at Harborfest! From June 30th thru July 4th, enjoy family fun events like boat tours, kids activities, walking tours food, fun and more. Over 200 events are happening in the city and on the harbor. Check out event updates on the Harborfest Facebook Page, on Twitter, or follow the conversation using #BostonHarborfest.

Baby, You’re a Firework

On Saturday, July 1, head to the Seaport District to see fireworks along the water via HarborFest around 9:30 p.m. Spots to watch – the Barking CrabEnvoy’s Outlook rooftop or Cisco Brewers Pop Up. For a romantic pick – head to Mastro’s Ocean Club.

Turn it around

USS Constitution is scheduled to go underway from Charlestown Navy Yard on July 4th at 10:00 a.m in honor of Independence Day! USS Constitution’s cruise will be viewable from the Boston Harborwalk, Castle Island, and Charlestown Navy Yard. There will fire a 21-gun salute viewable from Fort Independence on Castle Island at approximately 11:30 a.m. While you’re out at Castle Island, you might as well get some lunch or ice cream at Sullivan’s! The turnaround will commemorate the 247th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

At 8pm on July 4th, the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will take place along the Esplanade, with a concert performance at the Hatch Shell. Musical guests include En Vogue, Broadway star Mandy Gonzalez + country duo LOCASH. The fireworks display over the Charles River begins at 10:30 pm but you’ll want to arrive when the event gates open at 12pm to secure a spot. Godspeed. Heading to the Esplanade?  Read this first! 

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