Dig out your Red, White, and Blue and get ready for the 4th of July in Boston! Although this year is different than years past, we’re rounding up events and things to do in the city this coming weekend.
Here’s a list of things to check out this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July! As always, double-check event details before you head to each event.
Fourth of July Events in Boston
Footloose on the Freedom Trail: Boston By Foot presents a live streaming version of our popular annual Footloose on the Freedom Trail tour. This 90-minute virtual tour, co-sponsored by Samuel Adams Brewery, will feature 16 Boston By Foot guides at each of the 16 stops along Boston’s historic Freedom Trail.
Fourth of July Flyover: An official press release from the Department of Defense was released last week stating that aerial flyover celebrations will salute the “Great Cities of the American Revolution.” Flyovers will start in Boston, then will head to New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, respectively. Approximately 1700 service members will take part in the celebrations. Once in Baltimore, they will join other aircraft to salute over Washington D.C.
Virtual Tour of the USS Constitution: The USS Consitution will be hosting a virtual 4th of July event and will feature the USS Constitution, the Museum, Activities, Ship tour, and demonstrations!
Stream Hamilton on Disney+: On July 3, the Disney Plus streaming service will release a filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” just in time for the Fourth of July Holiday.
Boston Pops Salute Our Heroes Livestream: Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes celebrates the everyday heroes among us through music, shouts outs, and a pre-recorded fireworks display. The performance will air on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg.com and Boston’s Channel 7 WHDH at 8 p.m. on July 4th.
Grab a Drink at an Outdoor Beer Garden: Harpoon, Nightshift, Lord Hobo and many other breweries will be open for the fourth of July weekend! Be sure to wear your masks and appropriately social distance while there.
Kowloon Drive-In Theater & Pop-Up: The Kowloon restaurant in Saugus has finished converting its parking lot into a drive-in theater and carhop for food & drink service. A perfect way to celebrate the fourth by catching dinner and a movie in an outdoor setting!
Do you know of any other Boston-area 4th of July events going on this year? Tell us about them in the comments below.
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