Fourth of July

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Fourth of July, By the Numbers

Get ready to party in the city that started it all.

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Five Classic Fourth of July Events in Boston

SO CLASSIC Treat Your Ears to the Boston Pops Concert Going on its 43rd year, the Boston Pops’ rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture is the ultimate hallmark […]

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The Best Places to Watch Boston’s Fourth of July Fireworks

While the checkpoints by the lagoon area and Hatch Shell offer some of the most spectacular views of the classic fireworks show, the crowds gather […]

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Throwback Thursday: When Pickpockets Ruined the Fourth of July

In 1854, nothing could ruin an Independence Day celebration quite like a few pesky pickpockets. So when the Boston Police finally arrested the thieving gentlemen […]

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Where to Eat Barbecue, Pie, and More This Fourth of July Weekend

America’s birthday lands on a Monday this year, so an extra day off is just another reason to get out and celebrate all weekend long. If you’re hoping […]

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When to Hit the Road for the Fourth of July, According to Waze

This weekend, Americans will commemorate the country’s battle for (and victory of) independence the only way they know how—with fireworks and parties. Though getting to those firework-filled parties […]

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Seattle, Not Boston, Ranked Best City for Fourth of July Celebrations

Seattle, not Boston, is the best city in America for celebrating the Fourth of July. This is odd, considering Boston more or less invented America. […]

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Tiny Boston Celebrating a Tiny Fourth of July Is Just Adorable

An estimated half-million people watched the fireworks display from the banks of the Charles River this Fourth of July. From the top of the Green […]

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State Police: Don’t Bring Your Drone This Fourth of July

Massachusetts State Police are warning spectators planning on attending this year’s Fourth of July celebration on the Esplanade to leave their drones at home. State police […]

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Fourth of July Events in Boston 2015

THE MAIN EVENT Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular  The Hatch Shell on the Esplanade recently reopened following an 18-month, $700,000 restoration—just in time for Fourth of […]

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Esplanade’s Hatch Shell to Reopen Just in Time for the Fourth of July

After an extensive renovation, Boston’s beloved Hatch Memorial Shell and Oval Lawn—arguably the city’s best spot to watch fireworks—will finally reopen, just in time for […]

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Bad Weather Ends Early Fourth of July Celebrations Even Earlier

With the threat of an impending storm, Fourth of July celebrations went on in Boston, with the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular taking place on the Esplanade a […]

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Fourth of July Barbecues, Clambakes, and Beer Bashes

Puritan & Company Chef Will Gilson is celebrating Independence Day with a lobster clambake complete with lobster, clams, corn, and potatoes, all for $35 a person. […]

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Throwback Thursday: When John Adams Thought Independence Day Was July 2

On July 3rd, 1776 in Philadelphia, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife Abigail in Braintree, Massachusetts predicting that one day, his newly formed nation would […]

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The Fourth of July Breakdown: Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular by the Numbers

An inside look at the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade.