Baby, you’re a firework! The 4th of July celebrations are right around the corner. The historic city of Boston has so much to offer for the festivities – check out our guide of things to do this 4th of July weekend.
4th July Events in Boston – Fireworks
The Boston Pops’ Fourth of July Celebration Returns to the Hatch Shell
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular returns July 4 to the Hatch Memorial Shell on Charles River Esplanade in 2022 after a three-year hiatus from the venue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The iconic event continues the Boston Pops’ historic tradition of sharing the gift of a free musical celebration with its hometown.
Where: 47 David G. Mugar Way Boston, Massachusetts 02108
When: July 4, 2022 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
July 4th Sailabration
They are the only public reserved seating event to watch the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Charles River!
Where: 21 David G Mugar Way Boston, MA 02114
When: July 4, 2022 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
4th July Events in Boston – Independence Day Parades
The City of Boston’s 246th Independence Day celebration
A short parade will step off from City Hall Plaza and pass the Granary Burial Ground, where wreaths will be laid on the graves of patriots. The parade continues through Downtown Crossing to the Old State House where the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company will continue its tradition of reading of the Declaration of Independence from the balcony. Parade viewing will be available along the route and in Downtown Crossing.
Where: Boston City Hall Plaza
When: July 4, 2022 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Boston 4th of July Events, Activities & Parade 2022
On Sunday, July 4, 2022, Mayor Wu will lead an updated version of the City of Boston’s traditional Independence Day commemoration and parade. After a speaking program, the parade steps off City Hall Plaza at 9:00 a.m., passing Granary Burial Ground, then continuing through Downtown Crossing to the Old State House for the traditional reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.
Where: 115 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, United States
When: July 04, 2022 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hingham’s 4th of July Parade
The 2022 4th of July Parade theme is “History Happens Here,” a salute to the Hingham community with roots and traditions stretching back more than 350 years. The Parade will march rain or shine, but in case of storm, the Hingham Police Department may call off the Parade.
Where: 210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043
When: July 04, 2022 | 10:00 am
Merrymount Association July 4 Parade
Let’s celebrate all we love about summers in Merrymount – the Beach, BBQs with neighbors, Association events, Flag Day, July 4th, Boating, etc.!
We want to stress how informal the parade is – you do not need a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float to enter – a car, boat, bikes, strollers, wagons, your own two feet, etc. are all encouraged! Multiple streets can join together to enter a “float.” Please talk to your neighbors about entering and let us know if you know of any other youth groups or organizations that might also want to participate.
Setup for the parade begins at 12PM at Merrymount Elementary School and the Parade steps off at 12:30 (half hour earlier!!) and concludes at Merrymount Beach by 1:30 (there will be no ceremony at the Beach this year afterwards).
Where: Merrymount Elementary School, Quincy, MA 02169
When: July 04, 2022 | 12:00 noon
Sudbury 4th of July Parade!
This year’s theme ‘Sudbury Salutes HEROES, HELPERS and ESSENTIAL WORKERS’ is in honor of and to thank all the workers whose service(s) were fundamental to maintaining the well being of our community.
Let’s gather as a community and make this parade the best in years with floats, banners, and celebrations to show our gratitude and salute our hometown heroes. So, let’s get the patriotic ideas flowing and make this a parade to remember.
The parade will start at 1:00 on Monday, July 4, 2022. Like in years past, the parade will line up in Chiswick Park. We ask that you enter from Route 20, located diagonally across from CVS. GPS address is 490 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.
Where: Chiswick Park, 490 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury MA 01776
When: July 04, 2022 | 12:00 noon
July 4th Celebration in Newton 2022
Free event for children ages 3 – 12 years. Children and families are invited to join in the Patriotic Costume Parade, Grand Pet Promenade, Decorated Bicycle Parade, make a July 4th parade wand at the arts/crafts table and more . FREE ice cream courtesy of Cabot’s Ice Cream. Kids Morning is cancelled in the event of rain.
The fun continues with kiddie amusement rides with Cushing Amusements, local business vendor booths, handmade craft fair, live musical entertainment at the gazebo and food trucks. Then, the fun moves over to the main stage with Boston’s Best East Coast Soul performs at 6:30pm. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, try out the delicious food from the many food trucks and pick up your light-up novelties. At 9 pm, don’t miss the grand finale…a fantastic fireworks display!
Where: Newton Centre Bowl & Albemarle Field
When: July 04, 2022 | 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
4th July Events in Boston – Concerts
Live Performance & Entertainment – The Steps at Downtown Crossing
An array of local performances across all musical genres will perform from a stage in Downtown Crossing, free and for all to enjoy.
Where: Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA
When: July 1, 2022 | 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Other 4th July Celebrations in Boston
Franklin 4th of July Celebration Carnival
There will be rides, games, food, music, fireworks and more. Check website for schedule of events for each day.
Where: Franklin Common, 8 Gatehouse Lane, Franklin, MA 02038
When: June 30, 2022 – July 04, 2022
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