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Boston Harborfest 2013

Boston Harborfest 2013 is a Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the cradle of the American Revolution: The Historic City of Boston.


The award-winning festival strives to honor and remember the past, celebrate the present, and educate the future with reenactments, concerts, historical tours and much, much more. Over 200 Daily Events during the Festival are concentrated in Boston's historic downtown and waterfront districts, with sponsored Main Events on Boston's City Hall Plaza.


The Opening Ceremony will take place on July 2, and Chowderfest is held a few days later on July 7. There will also be an exciting Concert Series throughout the week.


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As one of the nation's largest patriotic celebrations, Boston Harborfest attracts more than 2.5 million visitors to Boston from across the country and around the globe for the week of the 4th of July. Visitors will experience the educational and entertaining programs that highlight Boston's rich colonial and maritime history.

Harborfest events include Revolutionary re-enactments, walking tours, visits from U.S. naval ships, free concerts, cruises, museum exhibits, and much more for people of all ages. Many of the events are free, or are very reasonably priced.


Harborfest is an annual tradition in Boston and 2013 promises to be as special as ever! For additional information visit


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