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  • July 04, 2013 - July 04, 2013

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation.

Each year, since its inception, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the country to the banks of the Charles River to celebrate America’s birthday while another seven million tune in nationally on the CBS Television Network to view the event during a live one-hour primetime special.


Boston POPS Rehearsal Concert July 3rd

Concert Begins 7:30pm

Concert Ends 9pm; No Fireworks

Boston Pops July 4th Concert

Concert Begins 7:30pm

Guest performers: Susan Tedeschi, Howie Day, Ayla Brown & Ells Hall

Local radio broadcast begins {WBZ AM 1030} begins 6pm

Local TV broadcast begins {WBZ-TV} 7pm

Concert begins 7:30pm

Fireworks begin 9:30pm

The Pops Spectacular is the culmination of a day which celebrates Boston’s rich history and incredible collection of institutions and museums:

Exhibits: King’s Chapel, Constitution Museum, Otis House, Old North Church, Copps Hill Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House, State House, Boston Light, Gun Drills

Music:  Wayne Potash, Town Hall Blues Band, DownCityBand, BAHA Brothers, Primal Funk

Tours: Freedom Trail, Paul Revere, Boston’s Waterfront, Historic Pubs, Fort Independence, Johnny Tremain


Join us on Independence Day and follow USS Constitution on her annual underway demonstration out in Boston Harbor. Witness her 21-gun salute to the Nation off Castle Island in South Boston. The USS Constitution Museum is partnering with Charles Riverboat Company and Boston Harbor Cruises to provide a selection of narrated cruises. All cruises include a lunch buffet and cash bar. Dining, Sailing, Moonlight Splash, Sunset Sails, Clambakes, and more. Choose your ship and buy your tickets today!

Classic Harbor Line will also feature a July 4th turnaround cruise of the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest (1797) actively commissioned naval vessel in the world.

Experience this yearly event like you never have before aboard Adirondack III, a classic 80 foot pilot schooner. She features comfortable seating and a brisk ride as we are able to view the turnaround of the U.S.S. Constitution. Buy your tickets today!

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