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Signature Events

35th Annual Boston Harborfest Opening Ceremony

Local Dignitaries from the City of Boston will kick off to the 35th Annual Boston Harborfest at Faneuil Hall. The 215th Army Band will play to the crowd to get the celebration started. Following a few short speeches, the representatives will cut the Official Boston Harborfest cake!

Friday, July 1 • 11:30 AM
Faneuil Hall


United States Navy Welcome

The City of Boston will welcome the USS Mesa Verde to the North Jetty in the Seaport. Visitors will enjoy several navy-inspired events throughout the weekend.

Friday, July 1 – Monday, July 4
Public Boarding: Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3 • 12:00 – 5:00 PM
North Jetty, Seaport


Live Music and Movie Screening

Friday, July 1st, live entertainment will begin in Christopher Columbus Park at 6:30 PM. Long Wharf will host a variety of up-and-coming local musicians in an evening kickoff concert beginning at 6:30 PM. The movie screening has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Friday, July 1 • 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Christopher Columbus Park & Long Wharf

Sweet Harmony
Christoper Columbus Park • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Conundrum Nine
Ben Knight
Danielle Prou
Christian O’Connor
Long Wharf • 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM


The Arts at Harborfest

Local fine artists and artisans will be exhibiting and selling their artwork, curated by Artists Crossing, in Christopher Columbus Park from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. In addition to exhibiting, we will showcase and sell harbor-inspired paintings created that very day by our Wet Paint participants between 4:00 and 6:00 PM. Arts at Harborfest will also include interactive art demonstrations and live performing arts on the stage.

Saturday, July 2 • 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Christopher Columbus Park

Exhibiting Artists:

Nedret Andre
Susan Barocas
Vincent Crotty
Gregory Dolnikowski
Janice Hayes-Cha
Ariel Kessler
Oana Lauric
Jodi Manca
Stephanie Mason
Jen Matson
Chikako Mukai
Janeen St. Louis
Deb Wolf

Wet Paint Artists:

Eileen P. Belanger
Christine Bodnar
Susan Barocas
Selina Narov
Adam O’Day
Marian Dioguardi

Visual Performances:

Boston Children’s Theatre Choir
North End Performing Arts Center

Interactive Art Demonstration:

Water Color Workshop at Columbus Park


Freedom Trail

Walk Into History along the Freedom Trail’s 16 official sites throughout the city’s modern streets. Click here to find out more information on all of the tours available at The Freedom Trail Foundation.

July 1 – 4 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Columbus Park Concert & Fireworks

Enjoy free family-friendly musical and dance performances at Columbus Park with a harborside view of the evening fireworks!

Saturday, July 2 • 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Christopher Columbus Park & Boston Inner Harbor

Artist Lineup:

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Strike Stage
Sonika Vaid
Phunk Phenomenon


Long Wharf Concert & Fireworks

Live music on Long Wharf will lead up to an incredible fireworks display over Boston’s Inner Harbor. Various sailors will decorate their boats and help us light up the Inner Harbor!

Saturday, July 2 • 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Long Wharf & Boston Inner Harbor


Taste of Harborfest

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

Sunday, July 3 • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Long Wharf