Boston Harborfest is a proud tradition celebrating Boston’s maritime and revolutionary history.

With hundreds of activities over Independence Day week at Boston’s most iconic historic landmarks, this family-friendly event is one of the country’s largest Fourth of July festivals. Activities include the annual opening ceremony in Downtown Crossing, historical reenactments, arts market, Chowderfest, live musical entertainment, fireworks, and much more!

Event Highlights

Music & Live Performances

Living historians and an array of local musical acts across all genres will perform in Downtown Crossing, free and for all to enjoy.

Boston Harborfest Fireworks

Visible from several vantage points along the Inner Harbor, the Harborfest Fireworks return to provide a spectacular display for all to enjoy. The fireworks will be launched from a barge at Boston’s Long Wharf.

Waterfront Concert and Artisan Market

Enjoy an afternoon of diverse live music and children’s activities within the breezy confines of Cristopher Columbus Waterfront Park, and stroll the adjacent Greenway Artisan Market. Performers: Java Jukebox • Kamryn Palmer • Amanda Mena • Sons of Levin

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