Fourth of July Celebrations in Boston 2021
From the Boston Pops televised show to Boston Harborfest and other events hosted by Boston's historic sites and museums, there are many fun and educational ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in Boston!
Boston Harborfest is a proud summer tradition celebrating Boston’s maritime and revolutionary history from July 1 - 4. Activities include historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, boat tours, live entertainment, and much more!
Boston Pops 4th of July Spectacular
On Sunday, July 4, from 8 - 11 p.m., this televised program will be broadcast live on Bloomberg TV and radio and on WHDH-TV Channel 7. Enjoy a Boston Pops musical performance and fireworks show from home!
City of Boston's 245th Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the Fourth of July in the City of Boston with a parade downtown, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and more!
Fireworks viewing Information
On Saturday, July 3, at about 9:15 p.m., the Boston Harborfest fireworks display will be launched above Boston's Inner Harbor from Long Wharf. Residents and visitors will be able to view the fireworks from most areas along Boston's Inner Harbor. There are no official public viewing areas.
The Boston Pops July 4th Spectacular will include a fireworks display launched above Boston Common on Sunday, July 4, at about 10:30 p.m. The entire program will be broadcast live on Bloomberg TV and radio and locally in Boston on WHDH-TV Channel 7. There are no official public viewing areas. But, the fireworks will be visible from Parade Ground (corner of Charles and Beacon), Frog Pond, and other areas with sightlines to the Boston Common.
Uncovering Boston's History
It’s no secret Boston is rich with history. From the American Revolution to the site of the very first public school, it’s a city with stories to tell.