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Happy Birthday America! Fourth of July Celebrations!

Fourth of July is Thursday, but celebrations are happening all week! We’ve rounded up everything from fireworks to brunch just for you! Happy Birthday America!

Harborfest

Celebrate America’s Independence at Harborfest! From June 28th thru July 4th, enjoy family fun events like boat tours, scavenger hunts, 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.

Rosé All Day

American Provisions is offering $120 Mix RoséCase – Stock up for the 4th of July or get two cases to last you until the 5th of July! Save 20% off shelf price.  They also have a pretty sweet Fourth of July catering menu you can check out here.  Orders must be placed by June 30th.

Turn it around

The USS Constitution will be making its annual turnaround on July 4th at 12noon! For ultimate viewing of Old Ironsides, Castle Island is the place to be between 11:30am-12pm. While you’re out there you might as well get some lunch or an ice cream at Sullivan’s! The turnaround will commemorate the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Happy Birthday America!

Hit the Beach

Soak up the sun and enjoy the sea breeze at Malibu Beach! Pick up yourself an iced coffee and a sandwich from Home.stead Bakery and have lunch by the ocean!  Why not, right?  Check out this fun video guide to local beaches we did with NBC10 Boston.  

Free Blue Bikes

To celebrate Independence Day and to support a healthy and convenient mode of holiday transportation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (“Blue Cross”) is sponsoring free rides on Bluebikes, Metro Boston‘s public bike share system, throughout the day on Thursday, July 4. Blue Cross is providing Bluebikes users access to free two-hour trips on the 4th of July when using the code “BlueCross4” in the Bluebikes app or http://ride.bluebikes.com/bluecross4/. Blue Cross is also sponsoring two bike valets, at Copley Square station in Boston and Kendall St. station in Cambridge, from 5-9 PM, to guarantee riders will have a place to dock bikes and that bikes will be available to ride as they enjoy 4th of July festivities around Metro Boston

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 will feature Queen Latifah, Amanda Mena of America’s Got Talent, and The Texas Tenors. Fireworks display will start at 10:30pm. Heading to Esplanade?  Read this first! 

You can see the fireworks from the Rose Kennedy Greenway – well, there will be a live simulcast of the Hatch Shell festivities! But less people and traffic right?  Get the details here! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.