Boston's Guide to the Fourth of July


Traditional Chinese Music in Concert with Yun Thwaits and Friends 
June 30, 12:15-1 p.m.
King’s Chapel, Corner of Tremont and School Streets

Music in the Marketplace
June 30, 12:30-2 p.m
Swing, classic rock, and oldies. Request your favorites!

The BaHa Brothers in Concert
July 2, Noon-3 p.m.

On the Plaza at City Hall

July 2, 4:30-7 p.m.

On the Plaza at City Hall

July 3, Noon-3 p.m.
Calley McGrane and the Exiles

On the Plaza at City Hall

July 3, 6-9:30 p.m.
Party on the Plaza with Souled Out

On the North Stage, City Hall Plaza
Two openers:  Rising Stars, with “A Taste of Broadway” and the cast of Superwoman…A Musical Revue. Followed by a soul and motown Show.

July 4, 2-4:30 p.m.
Mad Sweet Pangs in Concert 

On the Plaza at City Hall

Their sound has developed into an Americana folk-funk blend they dub ‘Organic Rock.” While it also has a rootsy vibe, the band’s influences range from bluegrass to jazz, and everything in between.


Tall Ships and Cruises

July 4th Cookout Aboard the Liberty Clipper
July 4, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Central Wharf at the New England Aquarium

Enjoy a July 4th favorite aboard one of Boston’s historical schooners! The afternoon cruise will include great barbecue food and spectacular views of the USS Constitution. Admission is $50-$80

July 3: Summer Breeze Dinner Cruise, Board 7 p.m., Cruise 8-11 p.m.
, $104.90 per person
July 4, Lobster Lunch Cruise: Board 11 a.m., Cruise, Noon-2 p.m.; $65.90 per person
July 4, Dinner Cruise: Board 7:30 p.m., Cruise, 8:30-11:30 p.m., $149.90 per person
The Odyssey, 60 Rowes Wharf, behind the Boston Harbor Hotel

This Independence Day, come aboard the Odyssey and celebrate Fourth of July with food, fireworks, and fun! Enjoy the Odyssey’s Fireworks Summer Breeze Dinner Cruise, Fourth of July Lobster Lunch Cruise, and Fourth of July Dinner Cruise featuring exceptional dining, live entertainment, and spectacular views of the city aboard a luxurious cruising vessel. 

Spirit of Boston
July 3: Fireworks Dinner Cruise: Board 7:30 p.m., Cruise 8-11 p.m., $83.90 per person
July 4: Lobster Lunch Cruise: Board 10:30 a.m., Cruise 11-1:30 p.m., $56.90 per person
July 4: Dinner Cruise: Board 7:30 p.m, Cruise 8:30-11:30 p.m., $119.90 per person

The Spirit of Boston, Seaport World Trade Center Marine Terminal, Seaport Boulevard

The Spirit of Boston celebrates freedom and fun with an Independence Day dinner cruise, featuring its grand buffet and Boston harbor views. There will be a DJ, dancing, and a musical show. But the highlight, of course, is watching the fireworks from the observation deck (only on the July 4 cruise).