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4th of July in Boston

Fun on the 4th of July in Boston

Whether you call Beantown home or are planning a visit to The Cradle of Liberty, there’s no better place to celebrate our nation’s birthday! And since July 4th falls on a Wednesday, Bostonians can expect the build-up to the big day to be jam-packed with Red, White and Blue celebrations.

4th of July celebrations

Even with new festivities, it’s the perennial patriotic events that have made the 4th of July celebrations in Boston so legendary. Here is your ultimate guide to the quintessential Bostonian birthday salute to America:

If there’s one event that epitomizes our city’s patriotism, it’s the Boston Harborfest. This year, the event kicks off on June 28th with the Mayor’s traditional remarks and cutting of the “official cake”. Once commenced, the Harborfest is full of events highlighting the patriotic pride of the area from the colonial days all the way to 2018!

Can’t wait for the 4th to see the Boston POPS Orchestra? Locals know that their “practice run” the day before is just as resplendent (and less crowded). Head out to the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade and get your seat for this free event!

4th of July fireworks

On the big day itself, Boston comes alight. During the day, the area’s full of historical offerings like the official Flag Raising Ceremony and Parade. Yet it’s the nighttime show along the Charles River that everyone has been anticipating. The Boston POPS perform and the 23-minute 4th of July fireworks display lights up the sky!

Hotels in Boston

Book a room at the Boston Marriott Burlington Hotel for the perfect 4th of July, made even better when you take advantage of one of our special offers! Unlike many hotels in Boston, we’re the ideal fit for any traveler, located just a short drive from all the Fourth festivities. Relax in comfort and salute your country in style!