Happy Independence Day!

July 4th is merely days away, and Boston is preparing itself for all of the festivities. There will be barbecues, parties, the Boston Pops concert, and – most importantly – fireworks! Residents at the luxury condos of 88 Wareham have the benefit of being conveniently located in the center of multiple Boston communities, such as Back Bay and South Boston. For example, the distance from the South End to the fireworks show at the Esplanade is only an 11 minute car ride away, or about a half-hour walk. Read on if you would like to know more about upcoming events in Boston for the 4th of July.

July 1st

This is Boston; we get festive about our revolutionary history. No surprise that Independence Day celebrations begin three days early! Boston Harborfest is a celebration that includes historical reenactments, boat tours, Freedom Trail walks, and plenty of live entertainment. The opening ceremony will take place on the West End of the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, with remarks from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The event is great for families and fans of America’s rich history!

July 3rd

If you would like to see the magnificent concert twice, The Boston POPS Orchestra will be performing at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. The concert will be identical to the one on July 4th, but there will be fewer people and you may even snag a seat on the lawn! This year, the concert will be featuring performers such as Arlo Guthrie, Queen Latifah, the Texas Tenors, and Amanda Mena – a local high-schooler who was awarded the Golden Buzzer on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent.

July 4th       

Finally the big day! Starting bright and early at 9 am, the Flag Raising Ceremony will kick off at the City Hall Plaza and lead into a parade that will continue to the old State House. The Declaration of Independence will then be read from the balcony of the Old State House – exactly as it was read to Bostonians on July 18 of 1776. At 8:30 pm, the Boston Pops concert will kick off. Seating is first come, first serve; you can head over to claim your spot as early as 9am that morning. After the concert, you’ll be able to enjoy 23 blissful minutes of the fireworks show and watch the lights reflect off of the Charles River.

Independence Day is all about celebrating freedom, the strength of our country, and the bravery and daring of our forebearers. Eat well, drink at your discretion, and enjoy your day off. Here’s to another fantastic 4th of July!

melissa flamburis