Boston Harborfest is a 36-year-old tradition celebrating Boston’s harbor and history.

With hundreds of activities over Independence Day weekend 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, boat tours, live entertainment and much more!

Event Highlights

36th Annual Boston Harborfest Opening Ceremony

Join Mayor Marty Walsh at Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Friday, June 30 as he kicks off the 36th Annual Boston Harborfest. The 215th Army Band will play to the crowd to get the event started. Following a few short speeches, the Mayor and a senior Navy official will cut the Official Boston Harborfest cake!

Columbus Park Live Entertainment

Columbus park will host a variety of musical acts that will be free and open to the public. Focusing on local groups that highlight Boston’s diversity, talented artists will take the stage to join the Arts at Harborfest programming during the day on Saturday, while bands will rock the night during a Saturday evening concert. These acts will showcase the “Harbor and History” themes.

The Boston Arts Festival at Harborfest

Calling local art buffs! On Saturday, July 1st, local artists will display and sell their work under the trellis, bringing back the beloved Boston Arts Festival tradition to Columbus Park. The Arts Festival will last until 6:00 PM.

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Produced by:

City of Boston
Boston Harbor Cruises