Boston Harborfest is a 35-year-old tradition celebrating Boston’s harbor and history.

With hundreds of activities over a 4-day period at Boston’s best landmarks, this family-friendly event is the country’s largest Fourth of July festival. Activities include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, Boston Duck Tours, live entertainment and much more!

Signature Events View full schedule

United States Navy Welcome

Friday, July 1st, the City of Boston will welcome a signature San Antonio type war ship to the North Jetty in the Seaport with a Crew Liberty Party on Saturday, July 2nd.

Columbus Park Live Entertainment

July 1st through July 3rd, live music and entertainment will regale audiences with their talents in Columbus Park.

Columbus Park Movie Screening

Friday, July 1st, live entertainment will begin in Columbus Park at 6pm and lead up to a family-friendly movie screening on the lawn.

Arts at Harborfest and Wet Paint Auction

Saturday, July 2nd, local artists will display and sell their art under the trellis at Columbus Park, bringing back the beloved Boston Arts Festival tradition.


Various sailors will decorate their boats and light up the Inner Harbor on Saturday, July 2nd. Live music on Long Wharf will lead up to an incredible fireworks display over Boston’s Inner Harbor.

Taste of Harborfest

On Sunday, July 3rd, restaurants along the waterfront will showcase and sell their culinary creations on Long Wharf alongside live entertainment.

Produced by:

City of Boston
Boston Harbor Cruises