Fun Things to do in Boston for Fourth of July 2022
The best time to visit Boston is from June to October and with July falling at the beginning of the Summer, what better time than to spend the colorful holiday basking in the warmth of the Cradle of Liberty? If you aren’t a local of the fine state, you may be asking the question what is there to do for the Fourth of July? Are there family friendly events? Well, look no further! Below is a list of not only fun things for adults to do to enjoy the firework show, but also for younger families.
1. Taking a Cruise around the Boston Harbor
According to seasoned tourists, the best way to see the city of Boston is by boat. There are a few lines that will sail around the wonderful city during the holiday, below are the few and what they specialize in.
Popular Crusies on Northern Lights:
- A Brunch Cruise on the Northern Lights- Servicing a 3-course brunch on a relaxing sightseeing cruise around Boston Harbor.
- Boston Harbor Cruise on Northern Lights- Offering sightseeing of Boston’s unique history and sites on a comfortable cruise for family and friends, offering refreshments at the bar.
- Sunset Cruise on Northern Lights- Relax with a refreshment from the bar and watch the sun set on a sail around the harbor and watch as the USS Constitution fires its cannon while the sun dips past the horizon.
- Northern Lights- Harborfest Fireworks Cruise on a 1920’s style commuter yacht July 2.
- Adriondack III- Harborfest Fireworks Cruise on a 80-foot schooner July 2.
- Northern Lights (Fourth of July Cruise)- A 3-hour cruise from Boston featuring Winthrop’s spectacular fireworks July 4.
- Adriondack III (Fourth of July Cruise)- 3 to 3.5 hour cruise from Boston to watch Winthrop’s fireworks with deserts and drinks July 4.
2. Celebrate 4 Days of Independence at Boston Harborfest
Boston Harborfest is celebrating the nation’s history with four days of activity starting July 1 and ending on July 4. With reinactments from the 2nd Massachusets Regiment to taking historic tours along the Freedom Trail to catching fireworks on the shores of the Boston Harbor on July 2, what better way than to spend the holiday? To finish the weekend, there will be a Monday morning July 4 parade, including the monumental reading of the Declaration of Independance on the balcony of the Old State House.
3. View a Free Outdoor Movie
The Boston area will once again offer a robust number of free outdoor movies from a two-plus year repreive due to COVID-19 now that summer has finally arrived. Pop-up outdoor movie screenings free of charge will be offering viewings on fairly recent films and certified classics. There is also music, food and entertainment for earlybirds.
4. Enjoy Caribbean Food at Boston JerkFest
Celebrating Jamaica’s 60th year of independence, the Boston JerkFest returns for a ninth year. Taking place over two days at the Harvard Athletic Complex, the Boston Hot Sauce Fest will also feature numerous spicy sauces, herbs, jellies and more. At the Jerk cook-off there wil be a Seafood Throwdown where chefs will compete for the best tasting Jerk dish with the 4th of July weekend being spicier than usual.
5. Celebrate the 4th with the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
For the first time in two years (pre-COVID 19) the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be showing at the Esplanade on July 4. The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will feature many musical guests along with conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra. There will be a performance from 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan, along with a tribute to Ukraine and a tribute to David Mugar, who is responsible for turning the fireworks into a spectacular nationwide TV event.