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Boston Harborfest, 4th of July Celebrations 2021
With hundreds of activities over Independence Day week at Boston’s best landmarks, this event is one of the country’s largest Fourth of July festivals.
Boston Harborfest celebrates the nations favorite holiday, the 4th of July. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, boat tours, live entertainment and the Boston Pops, a magincal musical and firework display.
Parade of Lights & Fireworks (July 1st)
An elegant promenade of festively-lit boats of all shapes and sizes returns to light the Inner Harbor and the Seaport skyline. The Parade of Lights is a beautiful display and ends with a dazzling fireworks display.
Boston Pops 4th of July Spectacular
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is the ultimate way to celebrate the 4th of July in style. Experience a unique musical and pyrotechnical display that will leave you breathless
Dazzling July 4th fireworks over Boston’s Charles River light up the sky for half a million spectators watching a beloved annual event, the 4th of July celebrations. The event is one of the largest of its kind in the US. After all, This is where the fight for American liberty began, and July 4th is a very special occasion here.
The concert opens with the traditional F 15 Eagle flyover performed by the 104th Fighter Wing from Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Massachusetts.
The evening continues as the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra performs at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade located at 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston, MA. Celebrations conclude on July 4 with a 21-minute pyrotechnic extravaganza from Grucci Fireworks.
The best Spots to watch Boston 4th of July Fireworks
- Arnold Arboretum — Over in Jamaica Plain, grab a blanket and head to the top of Peter’s Hill in the Arboretum to peep the fireworks show far away from the Esplanade crowds.
- Castle Island — Venture out to Castle Island. The park overlooks the Boston Harbor, and if its a clear night, you’ll be able to see other towns’ fireworks along with Boston’s own show on the Esplanade.
- Great Prospect Hill in Weymouth
- Wollaston Beach Look northward from this stretch of shore in Quincy and behold a decent view of the fireworks a few miles away.
Boston Gay Clubs for a 4th of July Celebration
Boston has have a nice variety of gay venues, including a mix of neighborhood pubs, dance bars, and inviting lounges tucked inside trendy restaurants (mostly in the South End). Check out The Alley Downtown for a real local party atmosphere or The Eagle, the “gay Cheers” of Boston.
Cathedral Station is one of the city’s mainstays and is packed full the entire 4th of July weekend. Spend an evening in Club Cafe Lounge & Video Bar, a loud, popular, cruisy, and bustling gay club around the corner from the many gay-friendly establishments in the South End, such as Trophy Room gay sports bar at the Chandler Inn Hotel.
Finally, no trip to Boston would be complete without dancing at The pulsing Machine nightclub. Machine is the top gay dance venue in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, just around the corner from Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox). The venue hosts big name gay DJs during the 4th of July weekend and special drag shows and live performances. While you are there, pay a visit to Ramrod if you are in the mood for some leather adventure.
Here are the Hotels we recommend that keep you close to all the action,
Gay Map of BOSTON
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Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
Recommended Hotels in BOSTON
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The Langham Boston
5 Star, Readers Choice
This historic, 5-star hotel inwas originally the Federal Reserve Bank. It overlooks Norman B. Leventhal Park and features gourmet dining, a luxury spa and elegant rooms.