Fourth of July on the Esplanade

The Charles River Esplanade

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For 36 years, Boston’s 4th of July spectacle has been attended by thousands of people.  The event consists of awesome fireworks which are accompanied by a live performance of the Boston Pops.  If your children can stay up past dark to see the show, they will be amazed by what they see.  The 2009 show was hosted by Craig Ferguson with special guest Neil Diamond who performed with the Pops.  You must see this at least once to be considered a real Bostonian.  Tip:  Arrive early (before noon) to find a good place to sit.  Pack a lunch, water, sunscreen, blankets, and things to keep the kids occupied.  Best to take public transportation as parking will be scarce.  

Pssst!  If you're really into the Pops, Boston is known for its preview concert on July 3rd!  Sort of like a run-through, what you'll get is a less-crowded version of the spectacle.


  • Event Category Concerts, Holiday Events
  • Event Cost Free
  • Event Ages 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12+

Event Location

The Charles River Esplanade

Storrow Drive
Boston, MA 02115

(617) 626-1250