Event Highlights

37th Annual Boston Harborfest Opening Ceremony

Join Mayor Marty Walsh as he kicks off the 37th Annual Boston Harborfest. The 215th Army Band will play for the crowd to get the event started. Mayor Walsh will cut the Official Boston Harborfest cake!

Thursday, June 28
Faneuil Hall

Arts at Harborfest

Calling local art buffs! Local artists will display and sell their work, curated by Artists Crossing, under the trellis in Christopher Columbus Park. From 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, catch a preview of some of the artists from the September Boston Arts Festival.

Artist Application

Sunday, July 1 • 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Christopher Columbus Park


Come taste clam chowder samples from some of the best local restaurants! Vote on your favorite and enjoy live music in Christopher Columbus Park.

Restaurant Application

Sunday, July 1 • 12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM
Christopher Columbus Park

Participating restaurants include:

Il Molo
Waterline – Marriott

Freedom Trail® Foundation

Walk into History® along Boston’s iconic red-lined Freedom Trail leading to 16 authentic historic sites. Enjoy exciting daily tours led by 18th-century costumed guides!

Friday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 4
Tours daily from 10:15 AM – 6:00 PM


Harborfest Special Tours and Attractions

Both indoor and outdoor family-friendly events will take place at Boston’s best historical landmarks over the 5-day period. Throughout the weekend there will be 100+ activities, attractions and specials!