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  • July 02, 2013 - July 07, 2013

Join us for Boston Harborfest 2013 - our Fourth of July Festival that showcases the colonial and maritime heritage of the cradle of the American Revolution: the historic City of Boston.

This award-winning festival honors and remembers the past, celebrates the present, and educates 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.

2013 Schedule of Main Events

Tuesday, July 2: Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, July 3: Children's Day
Saturday, July 6: Party on the Plaza
Sunday, July 7: Chowderfest

Over the years, Harborfest has grown from a local event to a national celebration. In 1982 there were 35 activities over the course of three days. Now in its 32nd year, Harborfest is considered to be the largest patriotic celebration in the nation with visitors enjoying more than 200 activities during the Festival.

There's no better place to celebrate our nation's independence than at Boston Harborfest: July 2nd–7th, 2013!

JULY 4 Highlights Include:

Flag Raising & Parade

Reading of the Declaration of Independence

USS Constitution Turnaround Cruise   & 21 Gun Salute to the Nation

Boston Pops Concert and Fireworks 

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