Starting tomorrow June 2-June 7, 2013 the 32nd annual Harborfest will showcase the historic city of Boston and celebrate Independence Day. There are an array of events throughout the week and city. Some events are free, and some have an admission fee. You can find the entire schedule here.
One of the biggest and most popular events is the Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks on the Esplanade on July 4th. There are also big changes this year: the Mass Ave Bridge will be closed completely to the public at 4pm, and the Longfellow Bridge will be open only to pedestrians on the inbounds lane starting at 4pm. There will also be significant restrictions on bags and coolers, with 4pm being the cutoff for allowed items being brought into secure areas. Please familiarize yourself with the changes, restrictions and allowable items here before heading to the event.
As I mentioned in a post earlier, if you need a ride to any upcoming events, Lyft is giving a free $20 credit for new users when you create an account and use promo code BOS4TH. Perfect if you do not feel like walking, driving, or taking the T!
Update: If you are taking the T, after 9:30pm all rides on the MBTA will be free. For info here.
For more information about Haborfest in general, please click here.