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Weekend Picks – July 4th Edition

Let’s go camping

State campgrounds open for camping season on July 1st.  You can make reservations and lean more here!

Cookout

Having a backyard cookout for the Fourth? The Daily Market can help you with when it comes to the meat you’re grilling. From hot dogs and hamburgers, to sides dishes, the Daily Market has everything from fresh produce to desserts to make your get together perfect!

Harborfest

Celebrate America’s Independence at Harborfest! From July 1st through 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.

Treat Yourself

Chill on Park will be open regular hours and will be offering a cherry Vanilla and Watermelon sherbert, in addition to their regular 32 flavors! Or check out the Ice Creamsmith for a classic ice cream sandwich. In addition to cookies, Top Shelf Cookies also serves cookie frappes! 

Baby You’re a Firework

On Saturday, July 3rd, head to the Seaport District to see fireworks along the water at 9:15 p.m via Harborfest. Spots to watch – the Barking CrabEnvoy’s Outlook rooftop or Cisco Brewers Pop Up. For a romantic pick – head to Mastro’s Ocean Club.

Patio Tea Dance at dbar

Every Sunday afternoon from 4pm-8pm during the summer, dbar will host a patio tea dance. Stop by have a few drinks and get ready to dance!

Turn it around

The USS Constitution will be making its annual turnaround on July 4th complete with 21-gun salute! 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! 

$5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys 

Lower Mills Tavern offers $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys during brunch on Saturday and Sundays 10am – 3pm.  Comes in flavors like pineapple, pink guava, honey rose, blueberry, cherry, raspberry and cranberry!  How awesome is that? 

International Chicken Wing Day!

Dorchester has some of the best places to eat wings so it’s the perfect excuse to order a round and celebrate International Chicken Wing Day! Check out our roundup! 

Body Moving

The Boston Parks Fitness Series has officially launched and features everything from yoga to dance classes! Totally free, fun, and the perfect excuse to get outside and explore your city. Check out the full schedule 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.