Check out These 4th of July Events in Boston

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The 4th of July is the most important American holiday, because it’s the day we celebrate our anniversary of freedom. No matter what your stance is on politics or the current state of our country, there is always a reason to celebrate the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Boston is the one of the best cities to be in on the 4th, because of its rich history. Check out some of the cool events going on to celebrate the 4th of July in Boston this year:

Boston Pops Concert and Fireworks

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Photo from boston-discovery-guide.com

Every year the Boston Pops perform in concert, followed by an awesome fireworks show. This event is located at the Esplanade along the Charles River. Check out more information about this free event here. This is the perfect place to go if you want to “experience patriotism on steroids”.

Freedom Trail

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Photo from archive.constantcontact.com

The Freedom Trail is a classic Bostonian tourist attraction, because it highlights the rich history of the city. On the 4th, the city hosts a special event: Footloose on the Freedom Trail. This is a 3 hour guided tour that winds through the city streets, from the Boston Common to the U.S.S Constitution. Check out this site for admission fees and more information.

Boston Harborfest

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Photo from Youtube.com

The Boston Harborfest is an annual festival event that lasts from July 1-5. It is a celebration of the heritage and history of America. It is a huge patriotic event that attracts 2.5 million attendees each year from all over the country. There are both entertaining and educational programs throughout the week. Check out this site for more information.

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Even if you are unable to celebrate in Boston, there is so much going on all over the nation for this holiday. Check out your town’s website to see what days and times they will have fire works. You could also stay home and throw your own party. Happy 4th!

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