Looking for fun things to do for the 4th of July in Boston? Embrace the bold, rebellious spirit of America's oldest city this Independence Day. Enjoy fireworks at the Charles River Esplanade, Boston Harborfest concerts, and fun activities throughout the weekend.
Be a part of the city' spectacular parades, performances, and pyrotechnics. Here are some of our favorite Fourth of July events for inspiration.
Top 4th July Events in Boston
Celebrate at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
Relive the American Revolution with hands-on activities and games at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Spend your day exploring historic ships, throw tea into Boston Harbor, enjoy a guided tour, and check out museum exhibits. Top it off with food and drinks at Abigail's Tea Room.
Celebrate at Boston Harborfest
Honor Boston's revolutionary and maritime history at the annual Boston Harborfest, one of the country's largest Fourth of July festivals. Enjoy exciting events, live music, an artist market, and historical reenactments throughout the 4th of July weekend. See free musical performances from the stage in Downtown Crossing and the dazzling fireworks at Boston's Long Wharf on the Inner Harbor.
USS Constitution Turn Around Sail
Sail alongside the USS Constitution - the oldest naval vessel in the world - as she takes her yearly cruise out into Boston Harbor to remain commissioned. Celebrate America while sailing on a tall ship and see "Old Ironsides" pass Castle Island and fire a 21-gun salute at 12 noon on the Fourth of July. Enjoy a patriotic Independence Day aboard Liberty Clipper and Liberty Star with a historical commentary and a delicious brunch.
Walk The Freedom Trail
Take a walking tour of the 2.5-mile-long Freedom Trail and see 16 historic sites in Boston's oldest neighborhood. Explore museums, churches, burying grounds, and ships as you experience the history of Boston and America. Stop at historic attractions such as Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, the Old North Church nd Bunker Hill Monument. Spend Independence Day learning about America's fight for freedom led by 18th-century costumed guides.
See the Fireworks at Pops Concert at Charles River Esplanade
Experience America's best Independence Day celebration at the Charles River Esplanade. The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular has returned to the Hatch Shell on July 4th. Enjoy the spectacular fireworks show and the music of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," with real cannons and the ringing of church bells.
Plan Your July 4th Weekend at Revere Hotel Boston Common
Embrace your freedom to travel this July 4th weekend with a getaway to the historic city of Boston. From fireworks over the Charles River to the city's annual maritime festival, Boston shines with its bold, patriotic spirit.
Named after one of America's most famous rebels, Revere Hotel Boston Common is in the heart of Boston's Back Bay near the city's exciting Fourth of July events. The hotel offers luxury rooms and suites, dining at Rebel's Guild, and the best rooftop bar in Boston.
Indulge in the suite life with panoramic views of the Boston skyline and a $50 dining credit with our Suiten Your Stay Package
. Enjoy modern pub fare and rebellious spirits at Rebel's Guild and a late check-out with our Boston Dining Package
Snap a selfie with the giant statue of Paul Revere in the lobby