FAQ

What are the dates/times for Boston Harborfest?

Thursday, June 28: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 30: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 1: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Where are the activities being held?

Boston Harborfest encompasses many of the significant historical landmarks and traditions celebrated in Boston and in Christopher Columbus Park. Partner programming will occur along the Freedom Trail, at historical museums, Faneuil Hall, Charlestown Navy Yard and Long Wharf. The full schedule of events will be available soon.


Do we need to buy tickets to Boston Harborfest?

Thanks to our generous partners and sponsors, many of Boston Harborfest’s activities are free! Some events do require an entry fee. The full schedule of events will be available soon.


Is Public Transportation Available?

Yes, and we would advise taking it as parking will be limited. The most direct access to Faneuil Hall, Long Wharf and Christopher Columbus Park via the MBTA is on the Green or Orange Lines to Haymarket Station. You may also take the Blue Line to Aquarium.


Where are the best opportunities for parking?

Boston Harborfest does not have specified event garages, however the following parking lots are close by: 75 State Street Garage, 28 State Street Garage, Harbor Garage, Rowes Wharf Garage.

What entertainment will there be?

The annual opening opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall will include the Harborfest cake cutting and a performance by the 215th Army Band on Friday, June 29. On Saturday, June 30, Christopher Columbus Park will host a few musical performances preceding the 9:00 PM Firework Show. On Sunday, July 1, Boston Harborfest will host a curated arts festival and Chowderfest.


Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! There will be plenty of interactive activities that encourage participation from both adult and youth audiences. From reenactments to arts and crafts, each Harborfest partner will offer fun and educational activities that celebrate the city’s great history and maritime heritage. The full schedule of events will be available soon.


I want to donate to Boston Harborfest, how can I do that?

Thank you! In order to keep our activities free, we need your support! If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Boston Harborfest, please click the button below:


Donations are processed through Boston Celebrations, Inc. — a 501(c)(3) organization.


Where can I find a schedule of events and locations?

Our website will be continually updated leading up to the event. You can also follow our accounts on social media:

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