June 30 - July 4
This 36-year Boston tradition kicks off the Fourth of July festivities with an opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, sunset clambakes, boat tours along the Spirit of Boston Cruises, and live entertainment from local bands at Columbus Park. The Park will also hold the Boston Arts Festival on July 1 from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Throughout the weekend listen to Colonial dance music, see chocolate being made as it would have in the 19th century, and take a walking tour of Beacon Hill. For more information, visit the Boston Harborfest website.