Celebrate America’s Independence at Harborfest! From July 1st 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.
Take it to go!
Yellow Door has margaritas and palomas to go! Perfect for sitting on the beach, hanging on your roof deck or just sitting on your couch in the AC. Available at both Dorchester and the South End. Pairs perfectly with salsa, guacamole and chips!
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!
Win an Uber Eats gift card compliments of Pure Oasis
Every month Pure Oasis randomly selects one member from their text club to be the recipient of a $100 Uber Eats gift card in order to show their appreciation. To join text “pure” to 844-984-3813. Pure Oasis is Boston’s first recreational dispensary and the first minority owned cannabis company on the entire East Coast! Locally owned and operated, it’s been voted Best Pot Shop of 2020 and 2021 by Boston Magazine. Support local Boston businesses!
Fourth of July Cookie Decorating Kits
Top Shelf Cookies is celebrating the 4th with specialty decorating kits! Kits include a half dozen or a dozen star cookies to decorate with red, white, blue frostings, sprinkles & sugars! You can place your order online and pick up in shop! You can learn more here.
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
Irish Breakfast Sandwich
Treat yourself this weekend to an Irish Breakfast sandwich from Greenhills Bakery! Choose from Irish or American Bacon, Irish Sausage, white and black pudding with a fried or scrambled egg on a fresh baked roll.
July 4th Specials at The Industry
The Industry on Adams will feature Fourth of July specials all weekend long! See the menu below!
Baby You’re a Firework
On Saturday, July 2, head to the Seaport District to see fireworks along the water via HarborFest around 9:30 p.m. Spots to watch – the Barking Crab, Envoy’s Outlook rooftop or Cisco Brewers Pop Up. For a romantic pick – head to Mastro’s Ocean Club.
Try a Best of Boston Winner
Let’s hear it for Pho Hoa! Boston Magazine just named this wildly popular Vietnamese spot the Best of Boston for Best Neighborhood Restaurant in Dorchester! Get some food this weekend!
Brunch at 224
Enjoy Brunch on on Saturdays and Sundays at 224 Boston Street from 10-3. The patio is open too! Check out their brunch menu here!
IndepenDANCE Tea at dbar
Come celebrate 4th of July Weekend with dbar at their IndepenDance Tea Dance! Sunday at 4pm!
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 246th 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 Leslie Odom Jr., Melissa Etheridge, and Andy Grammar. Fireworks display will start at 10:30pm. Heading to the Esplanade? Read this first!
Patio SZN in the Neighborhood
With these warmer temps this weekend, it’s a perfect excuse to enjoy some cocktails and food al fresco! Check out our roundup of outdoor patios that are open in the neighborhood.
Check back as this list may be updated.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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