Fourth of July is right around the corner and it's almost time for some fireworks!
The Boston 4th of July Spectacular event is one of the best in the country but there are also some wonderful fireworks outside of Boston. Here are a few suggestions on fireworks to check out with your family and friends for the 4th of July!
Keep in mind that these times and dates are subject to change.
June 28, 2014
Braintree 6/28/2014 10:00 PM Braintree High School [Rain Date 6/29/2014]
Hingham 6/28/2014 9:15 PM 3 Otis Street [Rain Date 6/29/2014]
June 29, 2014
Hyannis 6/29/2014 9:00 PM Willowbend CC Golf Course
July 3, 2014
Weymouth 7/3/2014 9:00 PM Barge off Wessagusset Beach [Rain Date 7/6/2014]
Gloucester 7/3/2014 9:30 PM Stage Fort Park - Fort Area]
Somerville 7/3/2014 9:00 PM Trum Field [Rain Date 7/10/2014]
July 4, 2014
Nahant 7/4/2014 9:00 PM Bailey Point Road (Bailey Beach)
Salem 7/4/2014 9:00 PM Derby Wharf [Rain Date 7/5/2014]]
Waltham 7/4/2014 9:30 PM Leary Field [Rain Date 7/6/2014]
Winthrop 7/4/2014 9:15 PM Coughlin Park [Rain Date 7/5/2014]
For a full list of fireworks scheduled for the 4th of July in Massachusettes, please click here.
Spend a day in historic Quincy and check out the Flag Day festivities on Saturday, June 14th!
"Each year on the Saturday closest to Flag Day the City of Quincy pays tribute to Old Glory with the Quincy Flag Day Parade & Celebration.
Started over 60 years ago by Koch Club founder, the late Richard J. Koch, the Quincy Flag Day parade is the longest-running parade of its kind in the nation.
The celebration portion of the evening held at Pageant Field following the parade consists of a flag raising of an impressive 30' x 60' version of Old Glory, a fly-over, a patriotic medley, presentation of awards to the parade grand marshal and the recipient of the Richard J. Koch Youth Service award capped off by a dazzling 30 minute fireworks display over Black's Creek."
According to the representative from the Quincy Park & Forestry Department, the fireworks display will start around 9:00pm.
Please click here for further information on Flag Day in Quincy!
Tiesto at the Ocean Club Tiesto
will be that the Ocean Club at Marina Bay
on August 30th. "Voted 'The Greatest DJ Of All Time' by Mixmag in 2011 and the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone, Tiësto has worked with superstars such as Kanye West, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and many more." See the DJ tear up the dance floor and enjoy the end of summer with Marina Bay's beautiful ocean and city views. Ticket and further information for this event are available here
Mass Brewer's Fest
The Mass Brewer's Fest will be on Friday, August 30th from 6pm-9:30pm. The event will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center Headhouse Concourses. This event will feature brewers and reps from all around Massachusetts and New England such as Banner Beer Company, Harpoon Brewery and Wachusetts Brewing Company. Tickets are available through the Mass Brewers Guild website.
Fireworks Viewing Cruise
Enjoy harborside views and fireworks with Boston Harbor Cruises on Saturday, August 31st. There are two options for the cruises. Guests can either board the fireworks viewing cruise or the dinner and fireworks cruise. Both cruises leave at 7pm. The fireworks display will be in honor of the Summer on the Waterfront and the Boston Arts Festival. Please check the Boston Harbor Cruises websites for further details.
Click here to view some other Labor Day weekend events.
On Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1st, walk around and enjoy the end of summer at the Boston Arts Festival from 12:00pm-8:00pm at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park.
"The 10th annual Boston Arts Festival launches Boston's arts season. The weekend-long event showcases more than forty juried visual artists exhibiting and selling one-of a-kind paintings, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, fine glasswork, woodwork, mixed media, and photography.
The Festival also features a performing arts and interactive arts program. Past performers have included the Boston Ballet, Blue Man Group, Boston Lyric Opera, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Mean Creak and Gentlemen Hall. "
The Boston Arts Festival will also have fireworks provided by the Boston Harbor Cruises at the end of the day by the Longwarf. The fireworks display will be celebrating the end of summer at the Waterfront and the beginning of the arts season. The fireworks will start around 9:00pm. Please check The Boston Arts Festival website for further details.
Since 2004, the Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival attracted famous sculptors from all over the world and hundreds of spectators. This year’s tournament will take place from Friday July 19th to Sunday July 21st 2013. Alongside the competition, there will be food trucks, live entertainment, exhibit booths and children's sand sculpting lessons!
The event starts at 10:00am on Friday with the closing ceremony at 6:00pm on Sunday. On Saturday, the award ceremony will be held at 6:00pm with fireworks at 9:00pm!
The event will be near the bandstand on Revere Beach Boulevard (between Beach Street and Shirley Avenue). The closest MBTA stop is Revere Beach Station on the Blue Line, which is located only one block away from the festival. Free parking is available along Ocean Avenue and Revere Beach Boulevard (review signs for time limits), as well as parking lots (fee) near Wonderland MBTA Station.
Happy 4th of July! Today is the day! Grill it up, hit the beach and come to Boston to get a great view of the Boston Fireworks Spectacular this year!
The concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks, which are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. This year, performances will include Susan Tedeschi, Howie Day, Ayla Brown, Ellis Hall, The Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops. The show will conclude with "Overture of 1812", which will be performed by the Boston Pops as the fireworks go off! The concert and fireworks will end at approximately 10:00pm.
The Esplanade, like most years, will be crowded so make sure you get there early! The Mass Ave Bridge will be closed this year as well as half of the Longfellow Bridge. On top of the items that are normally not permitted, no backpacks or coolers will be allowed this year as well.
So plan accordingly, stay safe and most importantly, enjoy your Independence Day!
For further information, please check the CBS Boston and the Boston Pops Firework Spectacular website.
Want to see the fireworks but aren't sure if you want to go into Boston? Here are a list of surrounding towns that will be celebrating Independence Day this week.
Andover 7/3/2013 9:20 PM Andover High School [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Brockton 7/3/2013 10:00 PM Brockton Fairgrounds [Rain Date 7/6/2013]
Danvers 7/3/2013 9:30 PM Plains Park [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Foxborough 7/4/2013 9:30 PM Patriot Place parking lot [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Haverhill 7/3/2013 Riverside Park, Fireworks 9PM [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Harvard 7/3/2013 9:15 PM Fruitlands Museum [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Lexington 7/3/2013 at dusk
Lowell 7/3/2013 9:30 PM 450 Aiken Street [Rain Date 8/15/2013]
Lynn 7/3/2013 9:00 PM Barge near Red Rock [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Milford 7/3/2013 10:00 PM Plains Park [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Needham 7/3/2013 Dusk - at the high school. Big show!
North Andover 7/3/2013 9:30 PM Hayes Stadium [Rain Date 7/8/2013]
Randolph 7/3/2013 9:30 PM Randolph High School [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Sharon 7/3/2013 9:30 PM Lake Massapoag [Rain Date 7/7/2013]
Stoughton 7/3/2013 9:00 PM West School Complex [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Swampscott: 7/3/2013 at dusk
Walpole 7/3/2013 9:30 PM Joe Morgan Field [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Weymouth 7/3/2013 9:30 p.m., at Wessagusset Beach
Worcester 7/3/2013 Central park Concert at 8pm Fireworks 9:30PM [Rain Date July 5, 2013]
Acton 7/4/2013 9:30 PM Behind Nara Park [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Attleboro 7/4/2013 9:20 PM Hayward Field [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Bellingham 7/4/2013 9:00 PM 100 Blackstone Street [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Beverly 7/4/2013 9:15 PM Barge off West Beach [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Bridgewater 7/4/2013 9:30 PM Legion Field [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Boston 7/4/2013 **9:30 PM ** on the Charles River **new time for 2013**
Brockton 7/4/2013 10:00 PM Brockton Fairgrounds [Rain Date 7/6/2013]
Lawrence 7/4/2013 9:30 PM Field across from High School [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Lincoln 7/4/2013 9:15 PM Codman Field [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Nahant 7/4/2013 9:00 PM Nahant Beach [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Newton 7/4/2013 9:00 PM Albermarle Field
N. Reading 7/4/2013 8:00 PM Ipswich River Park [Rain Date 7/6/2013]
Salem 7/4/2013 9:00 PM Derby Wharf [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Salisbury 7/4/2013 10:15 PM Barge off Salisbury Beach
Wakefield 7/4/2013 9:00 PM end of Beacon Street [Rain Date 7/5/2013]
Wilmington 7/4/2013 9:00 PM Wilmington High Field [Rain Date 7/6/2013]
Hudson 7/5/2013 9:00 PM 99 Park Street
Lowell 7/5/2013 9:30 PM 432 West Sixth Street [Rain Date 7/7/2013]
Waltham 7/5/2013 9:30PM at John J. Leary Field at 19 Athletic Field Rd.
Ayer 7/6/2013 9:15 PM Pirone Park [Rain Date 7/7/2013]
Brockton 7/6/2013 10:00 PM Brockton Fairgrounds
Hudson 7/6/2013 9:00 PM 99 Park Street [Rain Date 7/6/2013]
Salisbury 7/6/2013 10:15 PM Barge off Salisbury Beach
Wilmington 7/6/2013 9:00 PM Wilmington High Field [Rain Date 7/7/2013]
For more information, please go to Bostoncentral.com or Boston.com.
From June 20-22, Hampton Beach will be having their Master Sand Sculpting Competition!
Sitting about an hour north of Boston, Hampton Beach in New Hampshire is a great place to bring friends and family. Their boardwalk has ton of restaurants, shops, mini golf and an arcade center. You can spend the whole day enjoying the sand sculptures this weekend or walk on the boardwalk and grab some ice cream and awesome seafood!
Although the competition will be this weekend, the sand sculptures are scheduled to stay until early July with weather permitting.
"This year Hampton Beach will feature a sponsor site of 150 tons. Ten world class masters vying for $15,000.00 in purse and entry awards, free lessons and will be illuminated at night for viewing and much much more. Hampton has attracted the attention of millions of visitors who came to watch something which is part sculpture part performance art."
On Saturday, June 22nd, there will be a free sand sculpting class from 1-3pm. Patrons can also participate in the People's Choice Award and watch the Awards Ceremony on Sea Shell Stage. There will even be a special fireworks display at 9:30pm!
Tomorrow is Fourth of July so there is really no point in me picking some random event - I mean it's pretty obvious...GO SEE FIREWORKS!
But in case you're looking for a little more than just fireworks, I have made a list of links for you to click to see what's going on in Boston on Fourth of July for all of you who haven't mastered the google search. It's pretty much idiot proof if you know how to use a mouse. :) If you get confused you should probably just stay at home anyway and watch tutorial videos...just kidding! But seriously.
Soooooooo that should keep you busy for now... you will most likely see me on the party cruise, in case you haven't already guessed that.