Start celebrating Independence Day a few days early at Boston’s 31st annual Harborfest! There’s no better city to celebrate our nation’s independence than in Boston, the cradle of the American Revolution. All day today, enjoy fun (and free!) children’s activities – including juggling shows, dance performances and all kinds of balloon-animal fun. When you’re all ballooned-out, get a history lesson from representatives of the USS Constitution Museum, Historic New England and the New England Aquarium.
The fun continues tomorrow with a day of arrival celebrations for the Tall Ships as they approach Boston Harbor, along with demonstrations in Charlestown Navy Yard (ever wanted to learn how to fire a musket?). End the day at “Party on the Plaza” with a free live concert on City Hall Plaza.
If you’re willing to shell out a few bucks, there are even more awesome activities going on all weekend. Chowderfans, in particular, should rejoice! The 31st annual Chowderfest will be held this Sunday on City Hall Plaza from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. This year, Scholars American Bistro, Anthem Kitchen + Bar, Nix’s Mate, Waterline, Barracuda Tavern, Ipswich Clambake Company and the Hyatt’s Harborside Grill will all face-off to see who the ultimate chowder champion is. Tickets are $13, but well worth the money!
Stick around until Independence Day to see one of the best fireworks shows in the USA. Boston’s annual Fourth of July Concert on the Esplanade is perfectly timed to music by the Boston Pops Orchestra, and is not to be missed!